A Book with Ways to Keep Your Cat Purring

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-04-2022) #0090: Zazie Todd talks about her new book “PURR: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy” and her own desire to spread happiness in the lives of cats and the people they live with. MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

Shop Cats of China

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-22-2021) #0072: A discussion with Marcel Heijnen, the author/photographer who created Shop Cats of China, a unique book with photos that take you by surprise visually – each accompanied by a sly haiku poem as the “captions.” [The filmmakers who came to the NYC premiere of […]

A Whisker of a Doubt

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-10-2021) #0065: Cate Conte discusses her newest “cat cafe mystery” A Whisker of a Doubt.   MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Foxes… Are Not What You Think

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-24-2021) #750: Featuring Catherine Raven and Christina Ha. Tracie says that her whole perception of the natural world was expanded and illuminated by reading Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship. In her longer-than-usual conversation with the author, Catherine Raven, they venture into the many fascinating aspects of the natural world […]

How to Stop An Ankle-Attacking Kitty Cat

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-20-2021) #0063: Marilyn Kreiger, a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (reachable through her website TheCatCoach.com) and author of the book Naughty No More, helps Tracie figure out why a listener’s cat has been biting and attacking his ankles. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

Tortitude Author Ingrid King

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-10-2021) #0023: Cat enthusiast Ingrid King talks about how tortoiseshell cats are different than others in her book Tortitude: The Big Book of Cats with a Big Attitude.   MP3 Audio [8 MB]DownloadShow URL

Shirley Rousseau Murphy, Prolific Nonagenarian Author

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-03-2021) #0022: This conversation is from a couple of years ago with Shirley Rousseau Murphy—now 92 years old—about her book Cat Shining Bright, one of her recent Joe Grey cat mysteries, a 21 book series about talking cats who solve crimes, in addition to the more […]

Rita Mae Brown (A Hiss Before Dying)

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-01-2020) #0013: Rita Mae Brown talks about this addition to her cat-centric period mysteries, and her appreciation of history in her fiction, like A Hiss Before Dying, set partly in 1887. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

The History of Feline Mascots on Exploration and Navy Ships

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-18-2020) #0011: Phillipa Sandal calls her book Seafurrers: The Ships’ Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World “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.   MP3 Audio […]

Lee Robinson (Lawyer for the Cat)

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-04-2020) #0009: Lee Robinson discusses her book LAWYER FOR THE CAT, “Southern fiction” in which lawyer Sally Baynard agrees to represent Beatrice, a black cat who’s the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar trust and a plantation, which makes good summer reading.   MP3 Audio [10 MB]DownloadShow […]