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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Everything You Never Knew About Pet Insurance

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-23-2023) #814B: Dr. Peter Beaumont is Chairman of the Veterinary Advisory Board of Trupanion Pet Insurance and has watched the pet insurance field evolve from early days. He and Tracie discuss how pet insurance originally let people down — Tracie included! — but how Darryl Rawlings came along and created Trupanion, revolutionizing the business model and leading the field.