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 over 725 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 Funniest Naughty Dog Ever

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-28-2021) #755: Featuring Tracy Beckerman, Pat Shipman, and Dr. Bruce Elsey. Humorist and comedienne Tracy Beckerman reads excerpts from her very funny book Barking at the Moon: A Story of Life, Love and Kibble; Pat Shipman discusses new evidence about how dogs and people co-evolved in her book Our Oldest Companions: The Story of the First Dogs; Dr. Bruce Elsey’s eponymous company is raising money again for cancer research, having already given over $14 million dollars from Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation — a cancer his wife lives with — and he and Tracie discuss the importance of supporting lesser-known types of cancer because research benefits all forms of the disease.