699 episodes

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and numerous 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.The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE.Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible.

Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!‪)‬ Tracie Hotchner

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.9 • 16 Ratings

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and numerous 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.The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE.Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible.

    Dementia in Dogs

    Dementia in Dogs

    #877B: Dr. Stephanie McGrath, associate professor of neurology at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been studying dog and cat dementia and discusses what they have learned so far.

    • 29 min
    “Never Leave the Dogs Behind”

    “Never Leave the Dogs Behind”

    #877A: Brianna Madia’s memoir “Never Leave the Dogs Behind” describes the rollicking nomadic life she has led with her family — a pack of dogs!

    • 30 min
    An Unlikely Dog Sport Competitor

    An Unlikely Dog Sport Competitor

    #876A: Tommy Hyde, the director of “Underdog” streaming on Amazon Prime & Apple TV, talks about the protagonist of his film, a “hanging-on-by-a-thread” Vermont dairy farmer with a pack of German Shorthaired Pointer sled dogs he dreams of racing in the Iditarod.

    • 30 min
    Grey-Muzzle Love

    Grey-Muzzle Love

    #876B: Lisa  Rimmert’s memoir “Stay: My Forever Friendship with an Aging Dog” is a gentle tale of staying by a dog’s side as his muzzle becomes gray and they head into the twilight of their years.

    • 29 min
    Why Being a Vet Can Be So Hard

    Why Being a Vet Can Be So Hard

    #875B: Dr. Brian Bourquin, the new Board President of NOMV — talks about why “Not One More Vet” is needed because of the high suicide rate in the profession because of psychological pressures on DVM’s, who are naturally empathetic perfectionists, dealing with social media bashing.

    • 29 min
    “Killer Secrets”

    “Killer Secrets”

    #875A: Kathleen Donnelly talks about her newest National Forest K-9 thriller, “Killer Secrets,” featuring HRD (Human Remains Detection) dogs and other tracking dogs, trained and handled by volunteers, that can apprehend even a wily serial killer.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

rj16 ,

Entertaining, interesting and annoying at the same time

Hotchner is super-opinionated, so she's fun to listen to. But sometimes her opinions can grate on the nerves, especially when she talks more than the great guests she has on. She sometimes openly disagrees with vets she has on (her actual credentials are murky) especially when it comes to what to feed a dog. She insists all kibble, no matter how high quality, is bad as a main food. I know plenty of experts who think that's bunk. If, like anything else, you take her ideas and put them into the mix, then make your own decisions, the podcast is lively and entertaining. And she does seem to care a lot about about the welfare of dogs.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Tracie, host of the Dog Talk podcast, highlights all aspects of pet health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Cannicky ,

So Rude

Whether I agree with her opinions or not truly doesn’t matter. I simply can no longer abide Tracie Hotchner’s rudeness. She invites amazing guests and spends her entire time on-air with them spouting off, over summarizing, answering her own questions, and barely allowing guests any semblance of a chance to get an edgewise word in. I listened longer than I should have because I enjoyed book recommendations, but every time I listened, Hotchner made me want to throw my phone in frustration. Seriously, Hotchner, learn some interview tactics (and some manners wouldn’t hurt either).

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