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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The Human-Animal Bond Goes Wild: Cuddling a 6 ft Tall Kangaroo

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-31-2022) #790: Featuring Don Argott, Carol Borden, and Kim Brophey. Don Argott, the co-director of “The Bond” on Discovery+ TV talks about the glorious stories of a woman in New Zealand bonded with a kangaroo, a woman who goes to Turks and Caicos to swim with the dolphin who has invited her to his pod, and the couple who live, travel and sleep in a tiny hand-painted old Airstream with their pet goat Frankie; Carol Borden, owner and head dog trainer at Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, shares Tracie’s dismay at the trendy fad to teach dogs to press buttons to express emotions that are not canine-centric; ethologist and dog expert Kim Brophey discusses genomics and whether certain breeds of dogs are genetically inclined toward certain behaviors — so why is it wrong to “judge dogs by their covers”?