Anybody Can Make a Movie for the Cat Film Festival!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-28-2022) #807B: Kim Best, who has had her films chosen for every year of the NY Cat Film Festival (sometimes two films, as was the case in the 5th Annual premiere in NYC), talks about how she invents and creates her films in a variety of styles. She keeps in […]

“Cats of Malta” Premieres at the NY Cat Film Festival Oct 23rd!

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-19-2022) #0114: Director Sarah Jayne Portelli and her co-creator Ivan Malekin speak from Zagreb, Croatia — where they moved from Malta, having originally been Australians. In Malta they were inspired to make their documentary “Cats of Malta” — an island with 100,000 cats and 450,00 people […]

Underdogs — Premiering at the NY Dog Film Festival October 23rd

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-17-2022) #801C: Director Alex Astrella discusses his documentary, “Underdogs,” set at a prison in California, and premiering at the 7th Annual NY Dog Film Festival. He talks to Tracie about the unusual program at the prison where even convicted (and admitted) murderers have a chance to work with dogs to […]

“Free Puppies” — But at What Cost?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-12-2022) #796B: Christina Thomas (co-director with Samantha Wishman of “Free Puppies”) discusses the new documentary, which follows two tireless women with full time jobs, whose lives are also devoted to the complex challenges of rescuing and spaying/neutering dogs in impoverished areas in Georgia. MP3 Audio [24 MB]DownloadShow URL

“Crazy Cat Lady”

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-22-2022) #0099: Garrett Clancy talks about his documentary “Crazy Cat Lady” (just now available on Amazon Prime, Apple iTunes and other streaming services) which shows the feral cat crisis in Los Angeles and applauds the herculean efforts of cat advocates who work tirelessly to help these […]

10-year old Roman to the Rescue with Project Freedom Ride!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-22-2022) #780: Featuring Roman McConn, Jennifer Brooks, and Liz Marshall. Roman McConn talks about how at age 10 he has helped thousands of pets find homes through his nonprofit, Project Freedom Ride, and even has his own show “Roman to the Rescue” on Disney; Jennifer Brooks describes her foster-based Second […]

Running Wild: the Cats of Cornwall

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-06-2022) #0086: Documentary director Aaron Hancox talks about his film which chronicles the conflict over feral cats in the town of Cornwall, Ontario Canada — and looks at the issue from all perspectives — from the local government [which contributes nothing to solving the problem], to […]

Winston the Kitty Who Couldn’t Pee

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-13-2021) #0062: Andrew Graham, the director of the documentary “Winston the Kitty Who Couldn’t Pee,” which is featured in the upcoming NY Cat Film Festival, talks about the hero of the film — who is not just the disabled cat, but the loving young woman who […]

God’s Little People

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (07-14-2021) #0053: Neil Berkeley talks about his film God’s Little People (which is part of the new Netflix series Cat People) which is a documentary chronicling a couple who created a cat sanctuary on the Greek island Spyros. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

Why Should Dogs “Talk” English?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-11-2021) #735: Featuring Amritha Mallikarjun, Kristi Jacobson, and Sheila Goffe. Amritha Mallikarjun, whose PhD thesis was in speech perception and auditory processing, shares her point of view with Tracie, who is frustrated by people trying to get dogs to “write” sentences by stepping on buttons adorned with human words; film […]