Dog Talk… a podcast for folks that like dogs.

I know what you’re thinking… and you’re probably right.  Maybe I like dogs a little more than I should.  But I don’t care.  I’m sure it has something to do with having gone to 6 different schools from K-12  and finding solace in talking to the family pet while growing up, (in case anyone’s wondering why I became a touch typist at the age of 11, it may have something to do with the arrival of an IBM PC in our home with 64k of memory) but those are the things that make us who we are, aren’t they?

Anyway, I digress.

image I found this really cool podcast for dogs the other day.  It’s actually an NPR radio show of sort, and while I’m not exactly a fan of NPR, this is one of those rare exceptions.  The radio show broadcasts from WLIU 88.3FM in Long Island and Connecticut and features a woman named Tracie Hotchner who wrote a book called "The Dog Bible:  Everything your dog wants you to know"

For example:  In a recent broadcast, she talked about tear stains on a dog’s eyes.  She goes over what causes it and what remedies exist for it… and which ones to avoid – and that part was particularly interesting because it technically opens her up to litigation being that she’s making accusations about what makes a product bad or good or even dangerous as she sort of insinuates.

Even more interesting is that it would appear that outside of the folks she invites on the show, she herself is not a veterinarian or "dog trained".  She’s an investigative journalist with a long history with dogs but not necessarily a specific expert on dogs or dog behavior.  It would appear she gets her information from experts and he own research before she broadcasts.  In any case, she certainly makes an interesting podcast. 

The web site is here:

Annnnnd here’s the podcast link:  If you’ve never used a podcast receiver before, basically all you do is load up Juice for Windows (), and add the URL below into your Subscriptions list (on the "subscriptions" tab of the program) and it will automatically reach out and give you a catalog of all the previous podcasts and allow you to automatically download any new podcasts whenever they’re available by checking every 4 hours.  And if you have a Media Player of sorts like a Rio Carbon or a Zune you can use either Windows Media Player’s sync capability to automatically sync the content to your player, or if it’s a Zune, you can use that client to do so as well.  (Or do whatever the analogous action is with the iPod software if you own one of those)


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