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. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo


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Dogs & Cats Are People, Too

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-23-2023) #814A: What mattered to us as pet owners last year? Tracie gives a little wrap-up of the themes that emerged on her shows about giving dogs and cats the respect and support they need to be their own true selves — rather than mere sponges or mirrors for our human-centric affections and needs. She urges listeners to become dog-centric and cat-sensitive, seeing their pets for who they truly are.