Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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The Reasons for Our Bonds With Animals

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-28-2018) #568: Featuring Christina Ha, Phillipa Sandal, and John Bradshaw. Christina Ha of NYC’s Meow Parlour talks about Cat Camp May 5-6 at Penn Plaza Pavilion, bringing together cat lovers for shared education, with Jackson Galaxy on hand and a whole floor for adoptions underwritten by the Petco Foundation; Phillipa Sandal discusses her book SEAFURRERS: THE SHIPS’ CATS WHO LAPPED AND MAPPED THE WORLD, which is “An Incidental History” about the feline mascots who historically accompanied explorers and navy ships into extreme climates, defended valuable cargo and even survived battles at sea; author John Bradshaw discusses his book ANIMALS AMONG US, and the social and neuro-hormonal reasons for our bond with some animals as well as the philosophical question of what pet’s good for us, and why we are so attached to a species different from our own?