July 15, 2011
About the podcast: "Humane Talk Hosted by Tracie Hotchner"
Weekly 15-minute podcast features Wayne Pacelle
HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle does a lot of interviews. Author and radio show host Tracie Hotchner talks to hundreds of animal experts and advocates, including Pacelle, on her two shows, Dog Talk(R) and Cat Chat(R).
Put them together, and you’ve got "Humane Talk, Hosted by Tracie Hotchner," a weekly podcast featuring Pacelle that appears each Friday on humanesociety.org.
In each 15-minute podcast, Pacelle and Hotchner talk about the latest issues and challenges affecting animals. Hotchner sees "Humane Talk" as a way for listeners to get to know Pacelle and the work of The HSUS in a new way.
“The HSUS’s website is already filled with great information and videos,” she noted, “and Wayne’s blog is one of the best-read blogs around. But there’s something about listening to a conversation that lets you really get to know the man who writes so passionately and eloquently about animals.”
Hotchner, author of "The Dog Bible" and "The Cat Bible," is also a national radio host and producer. She launched Dog Talk (R) on National Public Radio in 2005 and won a coveted Gracie Award for "Best Entertainment/Information Show on Local Public Radio" in 2010. In 2006, she was invited to join the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio with Cat Chat(R) which has since gained a dedicated following. She has interviewed everyone from authors to politicians, from world-renowned veterinarians to anthrozoologists studying our relationship to animals, from responsible breeders to successful rescuers.
And she’s not afraid of controversy. “I don’t hesitate to ask the hard questions of anyone. I always try to challenge conventional wisdom and question authority in quest of reliable informaiton and responsible advice. I trust my listeners to make their own judgments after all segments of the animal community.”
Hotchner will bring her lively interviewing style to the podcast. “I hope 'Humane Talk' listeners will come away from each podcast with good information and a deeper appreciation of who Wayne Pacelle really is. But I also want listeners to have a great time and to be motivated to help animals."