Episodes

My Dog the Mayor | Dog Edition #75

Dec. 6, 2022

Wild dogs choose their leaders based on instincts. We humans rely on elections, in part to keep our instincts at bay. What does it mean when dogs win our human elections?

Understanding the Cost of Vet Care | Dog Edition #74

Nov. 29, 2022

Taking your dog to the vet feels like a casino trip: walk through those doors and you KNOW you will spend money. How much seems to depend on chance. Why is veterinary medicine so darn expensive?

We Found the Best Dog Gifts for 2022! | Dog Edition #73

Nov. 22, 2022

Jim and Clare share their top holiday gifts for the dog who has everything.

Dog Myths Debunked 2 | Dog Edition #72

Nov. 15, 2022

Jim and Clare dig into dog myths and fetch the truth about common canine misconceptions.

From the Titanic to Queen Mary 2: Transatlantic Dogs | Dog Edition #71

Nov. 8, 2022

Dogs have been making transatlantic journeys on ocean liners for 182 years. What’s THAT like? We hear about the twelve dogs who boarded the Titanic in 1912 … and what’s it like to make a similar voyage in 2022.

Why are Dogs so Loyal? | Dog Edition #70

Nov. 1, 2022

Let’s face it: dogs are the best, and humans are … not. Why are these glorious beasts so darn loyal to us? Science has answers to this age-old mystery!

Hope’s Story: An 8,000-Mile Odyssey | Dog Edition #69

Oct. 25, 2022

Who drives across the American continent, then flies to Europe, and then drives across THAT continent to smuggle a banned breed into the UK? Emma’s mom does, that’s who … so that rescue pittie, Hope, doesn’t get left behind.

Vows & Bowwows: Dogs in Weddings | Dog Edition #68

Oct. 18, 2022

Some bridal couples think their special day will not feel complete without their pup. And thus, an entirely new type of wedding business is born.

Saving 500 Dogs at a Time | Dog Edition #67

Oct. 11, 2022

Discover how a shelter in Buenos Aires has created a haven for hundreds of homeless dogs, and how it’s linked with man landing on the moon.

Being Homeless with a Dog | Dog Edition #66

Oct. 4, 2022

We often instinctively feel pity for dogs living on the streets with their unhoused humans … but are they in trouble? Today we talk to experts about the homeless and their beloved dogs.

The Queen’s Corgis: An 89-Year Love Affair | Dog Edition #65

Sept. 27, 2022

In commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II we remember her extraordinary 89-year relationship with corgis.

Wag the Vote | Dog Edition #64

Sept. 20, 2022

If dogs could vote, they would! Dogs and politics can go hand in hand, in the most unexpected ways.

Lights, Camera, Bark! Hollywood Dogs | Dog Edition #63

Sept. 13, 2022

Dogs have been stealing scenes in movies and television since the beginning. Here’s how their trainers make it look easy.

Dogs Recovering Precious Remains | Dog Edition #62

Sept. 6, 2022

Can a dog recognize a person’s scent even after cremation? And can they scent those cremains even in an area reduced to ashes by wildfire?

Dog Myths Debunked | Dog Edition #61

Aug. 23, 2022

Jim and Clare dig into dog myths and fetch the truth about common canine misconceptions.

Dogs Helping Dementia Patients | Dog Edition #60

Aug. 9, 2022

Dementia is incurable, but one Jack Russel is doing her best to bring light and love to those afflicted.

Stewart the Hotel Dog | Dog Edition #59

July 26, 2022

Meet Stewart, a guide dog that didn’t make the grade, but fell into a life of luxury.

Failed Dog Adoptions: When Love Doesn’t Conquer All | Dog Edition #58

July 12, 2022

Sometimes dog adoption just doesn’t work out, no matter how desperately you want it to.

Gobi the Desert Dog: From China to Scotland | Dog Edition #57

June 28, 2022

When Dion Leonard set out to run 155 miles in the Gobi Desert, he never expected to find a running companion.

Sniffing Out Truffles and Other Treasures | Dog Edition #56

June 14, 2022

Dog noses are at least 100,000 times more sensitive than ours! Their super noses can be used to sniff out truffles, landmines, rare coins....and more!

The Lost Dogs of War in Ukraine | Dog Edition #55

May 31, 2022

Since Russia has invaded Ukraine, millions of people have been displaced. Among them are pet owners faced with a horrific dilemma: how to save their pets?

Crossing International Borders with Your Dog | Dog Edition #54

May 17, 2022

Adventures are always better when you bring your dog. Just make sure you have the right paperwork!

Dogs as Medicine | Dog Edition #53

May 3, 2022

Mary Poppins sings “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” But what about a spoonful of the essence of a dog? Dogs can help mend the soul, and according to some 17th-century recipes, maybe even a sore throat.

Back To Nature With Our Dogs | Dog Edition #52

April 19, 2022

It’s only April, but we’re already dreaming of summer camping, dock diving, and other epic adventures with our easiest outdoor companions … our dogs.