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A podcast about you + your pet. A monthly podcast about our relationships with the creatures who beg for our food, hog our beds and witness our gross habits. Each episode investigates pet culture and what it reflects about us.

A podcast about you + your pet. A monthly podcast about our relationships with the creatures who beg for our food, hog our beds and witness our gross habits. Each episode investigates pet culture and what it reflects about us.
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United States

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A podcast about you + your pet. A monthly podcast about our relationships with the creatures who beg for our food, hog our beds and witness our gross habits. Each episode investigates pet culture and what it reflects about us.

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English


Episodes

Cats + dogs + Islam

7/17/2018
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There are many misconceptions about Islam, including its teachings about companion animals. Veterinarian Dr. Ayoub M. Banderker debunks these false ideas while journalist (& author of Amazing Cats) Omar Mouallem reflects on growing up Muslim and how that informs his relationship with pets.

Duration:00:15:18

Lifetime guarantee

7/10/2018
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Copper was dumped by her first family when they got a new puppy. We hear what happened next for the senior dog and why so many animals like her get abandoned, from animal welfare advocates Jessica Scott-Reid and the Grey Muzzle Organization's Lisa Lunghofer.

Duration:00:21:37

Heal Maisy heal

7/3/2018
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Maisy, the shop dog at The Workroom on Queen Street in Toronto, had to take time off - a sick leave. While she battled cancer, her humans, Karyn and Andrew, took time off too. Hear how they travelled with Maisy to seek treatment and health.

Duration:00:27:28

Show your love

6/26/2018
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Pet owners are displaying their love for their animals on their skin. With the help of The Force in the Flesh author, Shane Turgeon, we trace why the ancient art form is showing up as Nik Kozub's pet portrait tattoo of Mickey, the cockapoo, by Timbre Tattoo's Shawn O'Connor, and on Arianne Smith-Piquette as her Frieda pup tattoo by Myke Peters, at Lucky Strike.

Duration:00:21:27

Feed me

6/19/2018
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Natalie is facing eviction, cancer and PTSD - she's potentially losing her cats in the process. We hear who's stepping up to help Natalie and others facing homelessness, keep their companion animals fed, healthy and at home.

Duration:00:14:59

Unintentional harm

6/12/2018
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The unconditional love of companion animals can become a trap for both a human and their pets - it’s known as animals hoarding. We meet Red, the cat, and learn about the hoarding situation he came from and how it happened.

Duration:00:13:47

The dog with 3½ names

6/5/2018
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We trace the pure bred mutt's story back to the beginning, or as best we can. A dog who's been a loyal companion through addiction and depression.

Duration:00:14:23

Capturing pets

5/29/2018
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Find out why people love to capture pets in photos, even though they don't behave for the camera. We hear from musician Mike ONeill who's put animals on his album covers, two photographers who take pet portraits with Chewed Slippers Pet Photography and a University of Toronto professor, Matthew Brower who researched the long tradition of animal photography for his book, Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography.

Duration:00:14:10

Your pet hates your music

5/22/2018
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When you leave the apartment you leave music on - but does your pet wish you didn't? We find out from Charles Snowdon, a professor of Psychology and Zoology at University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Veterinarian, Dr. Elaine Degrandpre; all during a visit with musician Amy van Keeken and her dogs, Nabby and Daisy.

Duration:00:13:52

Designing for the good of pets

5/15/2018
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Cheap and cute don’t cut it for pet toys any more. We find out how and why good design and quality ingredients are getting integrated into pet accessories and food, from Fox & Tux Pet Boutique's Naomi McFee and Rescue Strong apparel designer, CJ Miyak.

Duration:00:12:24

E31 / Accountable for a dog

11/1/2017
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Brody is just a little dog but he’s got a big role in a recovery community. He lives at a transition house for men in early recovery from addiction, giving them a tangible way to put their program into action.

Duration:00:11:41

E30 / Swipe Right

10/2/2017
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Pet photos impact online dating matches according to a new study out of Yale University's Innovative Interactions Lab. Researcher Molly Crossman shares the results while Tinder dater, Rob explains how pet pictures influence his swipes.

Duration:00:12:44

E29 / Advice from your boyfriend's dog

9/1/2017
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New Yorker contributor and filmmaker, Susanna Fogel imagines what advice a dog has to offer, in her debut novel, Nuclear Family: A Tragicomic Novel in Letters. The reader gets to know the central character, Julie, through a series of notes from the people, inanimate objects and creatures who populate her life - including Morrissey, the bloodhound belonging to her boyfriend.

Duration:00:14:47

E28 / Little Kitty on the Town

8/1/2017
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Letter carrier, Natasha, sings songs to the cats she meets on her mail route. But one little kitty needed more than that and Natasha felt compelled to try.

Duration:00:11:58

E26 / Posties Don't Wanna be Pals with Your Dog

6/1/2017
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Letter carriers, Natasha and Matt, share the challenges pets create on their mail deliver routes. The often aggressive behaviour towards posties is no fluke - dog trainer Christina explains why.

Duration:00:21:02

E25 / Pet Custody

5/1/2017
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Pets are part of the property that need to be divided when a marriage breaks up. Nikki Lepine describes her experience with divorce and pet custody while Animal Legal Defense Fund's Sarah Hanneken explains the legal process and how it's being forced to change.

Duration:00:14:07

E24 / Art with a side of Pickle

4/1/2017
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A little french bulldog named Pickle is helping people understand, appreciate and access visual art. It's with her long-running Instagram account and website, Art Blog Dog Blog. We hear from her owner and private art advisor, Katie Howard about how this little dog is impacting the art world.

Duration:00:11:40

E23 / Not Just a Dog

3/1/2017
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A companion animal's death can prompt very real grief in their owner. Andrea Beca knows—she shares how she's working through it. A pet bereavement specialist with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Heather Mueller, explains why grieving a pet demands its own distinct process.

Duration:00:19:30

E22 / Who You Gonna Call?

2/1/2017
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If your cat gets caught up in a tree, you just call the fire department for help. Think again. We'll hear how an arborist, Shaun Sears has climbed in and stepped up, with Canopy Cat Rescue, when fire rescue can't.

Duration:00:18:53

E21 / Start 'Em Young

11/1/2016
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Learning how to take care of a pet isn't always taught or taught well — Erica Callais Falbaum hopes to change that with her Pet Education Project (PEP). We find out why programs like PEP are important to engage children with animal care, from Animals & Society Institute's Lisa Lunghofer.

Duration:00:11:33