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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

Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!‪)‬ Tracie Hotchner

    • Science
    • 3.8 • 14 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

    Alexandra Horowitz Goes “Off Leash”

    Alexandra Horowitz Goes “Off Leash”

    Alexandra Horowitz discusses her "Off Leash" podcast; pet grief consulting; Iris Berrios (Bobbi and the Strays) on changes in rescue since 1998

    Your “Plastic Footprint” & Challenges for Waste Workers Internationally

    Your “Plastic Footprint” & Challenges for Waste Workers Internationally

    Anjani Anand (rePurpose Global) on raising awareness of your plastic footprint; Jeffrey Burton ("The Lost"); veterinary acupuncturist Dr Xie

    Forever Home: Inspiring Tales of Rescue Dogs

    Forever Home: Inspiring Tales of Rescue Dogs

    Traer Scott ("Forever Home: The Inspiring Tales of Rescue Dogs"); Kradle CBD products for 4th of July fireworks; Canine Cancer Initiative, Take C.H.A.R.G.E.

    Good Things Happening for Dogs

    Good Things Happening for Dogs

    Mallory Kerley on 99.9% applicant acceptance rate at foster-based rescue Muddy Paws; dogs as individuals; AKC's Reunite Adopt a K9 Cop program

    Explore Costa Rica, Come Home with a Dog!

    Explore Costa Rica, Come Home with a Dog!

    Scott Alan (Costa Rica Dog Rescue); rehabilitating neurologic conditions; Jason Morgan on meeting challenge of PTSD

    World’s Greatest Woman Swimmer Lets Italian Rescue Dog Tow Her Ashore

    World’s Greatest Woman Swimmer Lets Italian Rescue Dog Tow Her Ashore

    Lynne Cox (Tales of Al) on Italian water rescue school for dogs; people feeding dogs same foods they eat; Diggs reinventing the dog crate

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 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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