The Long Leash with James Jacobson

The Long Leash with James Jacobson

Dogs know that the most delicious and nourishing treats are often found on the ground. In “The Long Leash,” we rescue tasty scraps from the editing room floor in an unscripted interview show. Listen in as James Jacobson, founder of Dog Podcast Network, chats with newsmakers and celebrated dog lovers. Go behind the scenes of a fledgling podcast network dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them.

Recent Episodes

James Gorman: New York Times Science Writer & Dog Lover | The Long Leash #34

Oct. 15, 2021

He has been a science writer at large for The New York Times for decades, covering everything from the invention of flea collars to the nature of consciousness. So, what next for this accomplished journalist as he retires fr…

Jane Cowan: Award-winning Journalist’s Biggest Investigative Story, Healing Her Boxer Dog in Supercanine | The Long Leash #33

Oct. 8, 2021

When award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent Jane Cowan’s Boxer dog Shiva fell ill, it set in motion what would become this reporter’s biggest investigative story yet – how to heal her dog.

Rick Bassman: From Pro Wrestling to Pit Bull Rescuing | The Long Leash #32

Oct. 1, 2021

His two biggest passions are Pit bull rescue and providing hope to people battling cancer. They are mantras that have been shaped by his life, one full of twists and turns and difficult and defining moments.

Mark Cushing’s Pet Nation And How Companion Animals Have Transformed Our Lives | The Long Leash #31

Sept. 24, 2021

How much has dog ownership changed in the past couple of decades? A whole lot, and Mark Cushing dives into the inside story of how companion animals have transformed our homes, culture and the economy.

Guest: Mark Cushing

Ciaran Walsh: One-Eyed Leo, A Love Story Told By A Special Needs Dog About Dog Ownership | The Long Leash #30

Sept. 17, 2021

Ciaran Walsh is fighting to reduce the number of dogs going to shelters and break down the puppy mill trade. But he’s going about it in a most creative and untraditional way, via a children’s book called One-Eyed Leo.

Guest: Ciaran Walsh

Patch Baker: With a PTSD service dog by his side, this former Marine builds multi-million-dollar companies | The Long Leash #29

Sept. 3, 2021

He’s been fired at… and fired, more than once. And returning to the ‘real world’ for US marine Patch Baker was – in his own words – a ‘complete disaster.’ But his determination and his service dog Reacher helped set him on a…

Guest: Patch Baker

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