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. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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2 Philosophical questions. Do Animals Dream? Why Cage a Loved Family Member?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-07-2022) #791: Featuring David Pena-Guzman and Sindhoor Pangal. David Pena-Guzman is a philosophy professor and animal ethicist who talks about his book “When Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness” and whether dreaming conveys moral status on animals; Sindhoor Pangal, the director of dog behavior training at BHARCS in India where she is studying for a Masters in Anthrozoology at Exeter University, wrote a paper for her thesis about “cages” and what does it mean to crate a “loved family member” and believe it is morally okay.