11 episodes

Host Kate Leaver is joined by her favourite living creature, Battersea rescue Shih tzu, Bert. He is compensated for his editorial work in cheese. She asks her guests endearingly specific questions about their dogs, like the most expensive thing they’ve ever destroyed, where they sleep at night and whether they’ve ever done anything noble, embarrassing or hilarious. Also: how they’ve changed lives, what effect they have on our mental health and whether they play family members off each other to get double dinners. A spectrum of silly and poignant topics.
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Who's a Good Dog Kate Leaver & Stripped Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Host Kate Leaver is joined by her favourite living creature, Battersea rescue Shih tzu, Bert. He is compensated for his editorial work in cheese. She asks her guests endearingly specific questions about their dogs, like the most expensive thing they’ve ever destroyed, where they sleep at night and whether they’ve ever done anything noble, embarrassing or hilarious. Also: how they’ve changed lives, what effect they have on our mental health and whether they play family members off each other to get double dinners. A spectrum of silly and poignant topics.
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    Stu Oakley with Annie & Millie the dogs

    Stu Oakley with Annie & Millie the dogs

    Kate is delighted to talk to podcaster Stu Oakley. He is a film and entertainment publicist who worked on little known indie films Harry Potter, Star Wars and Jurassic World. He hosts the award winning podcast about LGBTQ+ families called Some Families with Lotte Jeffs. He says he thought he knew what it was like to work with divas until he started looking after toddlers. He has two gorgeous rescue labradors called Annie and Millie, who are 15 and 13 years old and perfect in every way. Stu tells Kate how Annie and Millie helped when he and his partner were adopting their kids, how they like to spend their retirement years, and what their friendship is like. 
    Listen to Stu’s podcast Some Families on your favourite podcast app. Follow him on Twitter and publicise your next big budget film through his publicity agency website. 
    You can find Kate on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Her book, Good Dog, is published by Harper Collins in Australia, the US and the UK. 
    Who’s A Good Dog? is a Stripped Media podcast, produced by Arlie Adlington. 

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    • 29 min
    Juno Dawson & Prince the dog

    Juno Dawson & Prince the dog

    Kate is extremely happy to talk to author/podcaster/soap opera sensation Juno Dawson. Juno has written many successful books, including non-fiction hits This Book is Gay, The Gender Games and What’s The T? as well as bestselling novels Meat Market, Clean and Margo & Me. In July 2022, she’ll release the first book in a trilogy about a government agency for witches called HMRC (Her Majesty’s Royal Coven) and her Christmas romcom Stay Another Day is on sale from the 14th October, 2021. She has also appeared on Holby City and I May Destroy You. She’s an ambassador for Stonewall and once interviewed Atomic Kitten (!!). She also has a teeny tiny chihuahua called Prince, who sits in the front row when Juno speaks at literary festivals and only approves of five human beings in the world (is one of Prince’s approved people Juno’s husband? Find out). 
    Stay up to date with all of Juno’s projects on her website, follow her on Instagram and Twitter and buy all of her books, please. 
    You can find Kate on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Her book, Good Dog, is published by Harper Collins in Australia, the US and the UK. 
    Who’s A Good Dog? is a Stripped Media podcast, produced by Arlie Adlington. 


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    • 33 min
    Marlee Silva with Ziggy & Piper the dogs

    Marlee Silva with Ziggy & Piper the dogs

    When Kate asked author Marlee Silva to come on this episode, she said it was “the best idea for a podcast” she’d ever heard. Marlee is a Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman who launched a social media initiative called Tiddas 4 Tiddas to celebrate Indigenous Australian women and girls. She hosts a podcast about First Nations role models called Always Our Stories and one about sport called Chicks and Balls. She has more podcasts still to be revealed! Her first and bestselling book, My Tidda, My Sister was published by Hardie Grant. She also, importantly, lives with two magnificent dogs called Piper and Ziggy. She tells Kate the hilarious story of how her sister brought their second dog into the family home, what mental health support they provide, and the most embarrassing thing they’ve ever done. 
    You can find Kate on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Her book, Good Dog, is published by Harper Collins in Australia, the US and the UK. 
    Who’s A Good Dog? is a Stripped Media podcast, produced by Arlie Adlington. 


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    • 36 min
    Jon Ronson with Josie & Floppy the dogs

    Jon Ronson with Josie & Floppy the dogs

    Kate is joined by her favourite male author, Jon Ronson. Jon is a Welsh-born journalist living outside New York, and he’s written several highly acclaimed global bestsellers including The Psychopath Test, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and The Men Who Stare at Goats. He hosted podcasts The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August. He also, importantly, presented a documentary about the time pop star Robbie Williams became obsessed with UFOs. His first book, Them: Adventures With Extremists, is (sadly) more relevant than ever. Jon has two wonderful dogs, called Josie and Floppy, one of whom once saved the other’s life. Jon tells Kate why Josie reminds him of Anthony Hopkins, how they both respond to a crisis, and the elaborate skits Jon does on behalf of the dogs.
    If you need more Jon in your life (we all do), check out his website, follow his escapades on Twitter, and search for pictures of his dogs in snow boots on his Instagram. 
    You can find Kate on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Her book, Good Dog, is published by Harper Collins in Australia, the US and the UK. 
    Who’s A Good Dog? is a Stripped Media podcast, produced by Arlie Adlington. 

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    • 34 min
    Peter Mutabazi with Simba & Rafiki the dogs

    Peter Mutabazi with Simba & Rafiki the dogs

    Kate is genuinely honoured to speak to foster father Peter Mutabazi for this episode. Peter has an astonishing story: he ran away from his abusive father in Uganda when he was just 10 years old and decided to repay the kindness once shown to him by getting into the foster care system. He now lives in South Carolina, where he shares his experience being a single dad with more than 120,000 followers on Instagram and YouTube. He’s given a safe, loving home to 16 foster kids over the years but currently lives with his adopted son Anthony, three other children and two dogs. He tells Kate about how two enormous puppies called Simba and Rafiki have changed their lives, his wish to give every kid living with trauma a dog, and who exactly does all the dog-related chores in the household. 
    Please! Follow Peter on Instagram and watch his lovely videos on YouTube. You can buy a plushie dog for someone, too, and another will be given to a child who needs one. And you can sign up for updates on Peter’s work here. 
    You can find Kate on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Her book, Good Dog, is published by Harper Collins in Australia, the US and the UK. 
    Who’s A Good Dog? is a Stripped Media podcast, produced by Arlie Adlington. 

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    • 36 min
    Pragya Agarwal & Taylor the dog

    Pragya Agarwal & Taylor the dog

    Kate is delighted to spend this episode with highly respected academic Pragya Agarwal. Pragya has written several terrific books, including (M)otherhood: On The Choices of Being a Woman, Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias and Wish We Knew What To Say: Talking With Children About Race. She is a behavioural scientist and a professor of social inequities. She also! Has a magnificent elderly rescue dog called Taylor. She tells Kate about the time Taylor stole an important cake, how he saved her during a difficult time, and what his stance is on his feline housemate. 
    You should read more of Pragya’s work, which you can find on her website. Keep up with her many excellent points of view (and the occasional dog photo) on Twitter and Instagram. And get all her books.  
    You can find Kate on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Her book, Good Dog, is published by Harper Collins in Australia, the US and the UK. 
    Who’s A Good Dog? is a Stripped Media podcast, produced by Arlie Adlington. 

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    • 32 min

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