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 numerous 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. Also available on Amazon podcasts and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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A Philosopher Canine in “The Means”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-03-2022) #799A: Amy Fusselman’s deeply funny novel, “The Means,” is a social satire that Tracie likens to “Bonfire of the Vanities,” with the addition of a talking philosophical dog who lampoons the striving and material aspirations of his mistress, who can only afford to have a beach house with a Toto toilet in the Hamptons if it is fashioned from two shipping containers. [Actually minus the fancy toilet.]