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Does Your Dog Really Know How You Feel?

Aug 4, 2015

Our show is all about "man's best friend." 

Dogs are, generally, cute and cuddly and many of us adore them. But what's the science behind our puppy love? We talk with researchers and reporters who study whether or not our dogs are as intuitive as we sometimes think they are or whether they are just "dumb as a dog."

We also hear the story of one woman who survived a dog friendly office as a non-dog lover and lived to tell the tale.

GUESTS: 

  • Maya Wei-Haas - is a science writer for NationalGeographic.com. She wrote the story "Dogs Are Even More Like Us Than We Thought"
  • Laurie Santos is a professor of psychology at Yale University and Director of the Canine Cognition Center there
  • Theresa Cramer - is a writer and editor for The Cut. She enrolled her dog, Maybelle, at Yale's Canine Cognition Center
  • Corina Zappia​ - wrote the essay “I was an Amazon Chew Toy” for The Awl about her experience in a dog-friendly office. A former staff writer for the Village Voice, she currently lives in Seattle and is working on a collection of personal essays

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Betsy Kaplan and Colin McEnroe contributed to this show.