Would Dogs Love a World Without Humans?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-21-2021) #754: Featuring Marc Bekoff, and Priscilla Dean. Tracie is fascinated by the premise behind a new book, A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans and discusses some of the ideas of who and what dogs would be if people “just disappeared” with Marc […]

Kudos to Dr. Elsey!

Kudos to Dr. Elsey! I feel grateful and proud to have this fine man and his wonderful company standing behind my radio programs DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!)® and CAT CHAT® and being the Founding and Continuing Sponsor of the NY Cat Film Festival so that people across the country and Canada can share our appreciation of the cats in our lives. —Tracie Hotchner (Have […]

A Dog’s History of the World

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-14-2021) #753: Featuring Laura Hobgood, Peter Abrahams, and Mel Futorian. Laura Hobgood discusses her book A Dog’s History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans which questions which species domesticated the other; Peter Abrahams reads from his latest Spencer Quinn hilarious mystery It’s a Wonderful Woof; Mel Futorian […]

Dr. Elsey’s Share Your Story: Mel & Bobcat

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-03-2021) #0066: Dr. Elsey’s has launched a project called Share Your Story, asking people to recount how their pet helped them through a tough time. Mel Futorian’s film “Mel & Bobcat” in Tracie’s 4th Annual NY Cat Film Festival (now playing nationwide), is a perfect example […]

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 […]

Cats and Dogs up on the Silver Screen

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-10-2021) #748: Featuring Mark Rivers, Jane Goldman, and Tal Anderson. Mark Rivers in England talks about his very funny film “The Cat Flap” that is in the NY Cat Film Festival; Jane Goldman talks about her years of commitment to Muttville, the San Francisco-based senior dog rescue, and her wonderfully […]

The Last Diving Horse

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-26-2021) #746: Featuring Cynthia Branigan, Kyle Scoble, and Andrew Graham. Cynthia Branigan discusses her fascinating memoir about her involvement in rescuing The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and Other Animals – Lessons in Living and Loving, and her personal mission of saving racing greyhounds which she has done […]

Alice Obar’s “Cats My Life”

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-12-2019) #644: Featuring Melinda Miller, Keema, and Alice Obar. Melinda Miller discusses what all the flap is about Labradoodles and “oodles and poos” and whether there is a problem with purposely cross-breeding purebred dogs; beloved NYC dog-walker Keema talks about being the star of the Mutual Rescue documentary “Keema & […]

Summer Binge-watching NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals ON DEMAND

Summer Binge-watching the NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals ON DEMAND It’s summertime- and the livin’ is easy. But where can you turn for good entertainment on summer evenings, when everybody has come inside, worn out from too much outdoor sports, gardening, grilling, visitors, and vacays or stay-cays? Even with all the choices on cable […]

Film Festivals Coming to Berkshires—and I’m Coming, Too!

The Film Festivals are Coming to the Berkshires – and I’m Coming, Too! I’m pretty darned happy that my local independent art house movie theater, Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is going to be hosting my NY Cat Film Festival this coming Saturday May 4th at 1 PM (with 2 different programs), and then on […]