Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 725 consecutive shows.  This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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A Dog’s History of the World

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-14-2021) #753: Featuring Laura Hobgood, Peter Abrahams, and Mel Futorian. Laura Hobgood discusses her book A Dog’s History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans which questions which species domesticated the other; Peter Abrahams reads from his latest Spencer Quinn hilarious mystery It’s a Wonderful Woof; Mel Futorian talks about her film in this year’s NY Cat Film Festival, “Mel & Bobcat,” which chronicles the actual health crises she survived with the help of her kitty, a story she has entered in the Dr. Elsey’s #ShareYourStory campaign that highlights the ways cats have gotten people through tough times.