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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Jackson Galaxy on New Season of “My Cat From Hell”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-22-2017) #521: Jackson Galaxy, also known as the Cat Daddy, talks about the new season of his television show “My Cat From Hell” and reveals that he and his wife have 11 animals, including his beloved outdoor cat “Eddie of the Night” (who refuses to come indoors), and their dog Pasha, who his wife (who is from Iran) insisted they bring to the U.S. and give a home because he was an Iranian street dog who was hanged (just short of death), a video of which was put up on social media; Rob Jackson (co-founder of Healthy Paws pet insurance) discusses with Tracie how important pet insurance is as a financial safeguard for pet owners in an era of sophisticated and costly medical options to treat pets; Dr. Dani McVety created a network of home euthanasia veterinarians called Lap of Love and talks about the benefits of being able to say goodbye to your pet in the dignity and privacy of your home.