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Asking for Another Friend

Asking for Another Friend

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Part 2: Last year, we ran a pair of episodes that explored the greatest mysteries in our listeners’ lives - the big ones, little ones, and the ones in between. This year, we’re back on the hunt, tracking down answers to the big little questions swirling around our own heads.


Today, we take a look at a strange human emotion, and investigate the mysteries lurking behind the trees, sounds, and furry friends in our lives. 


This episode was reported by Tracie Hunte, Pat Walters, Molly Webster, Arianne Wack, Carter Hodge, Sarah Qari and Annie McEwen, and was produced by Matt Kielty, Tracie Hunte, Pat Walters, Molly Webster, Arianne Wack, Sarah Qari, Annie McEwen, and Simon Adler. 


Special thanks to Yiyun Huang, lab manager at Yale's Canine Cognition Center. Check out Code Switch's "Dog Show!"


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Cory

I want my hour and 20 min back. this was an episode on racist dogs.

May 30th
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Mariann Offtermatt

The discussion of picking up dog waste puzzles me. When folks walk their pups, pick up after them and then place the bags on the ground or elsewhere where are all these bags? Does anyone see them piling up anywhere? I've never had the experience of seeing the same bags day after day. Typically, I see them dropped at the edge of sidewalks and lawns but then gone by the next day. I used to drop mine on the path where walking and pick them up on the way back. Mostly because I had two dogs and needed two hands free. Plus, they smell awful. Now I have a little pup pouch (gifted to me by my friend Paul;) so I can cart them with me till we get home to discard.

Mar 21st
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Bea Kiddo

Mariann Offtermatt I've never seen abandoned poop bags personally, although I do see a lot of people ignoring what their dogs are doing and don't bother to pick it up and throw it away. There's nothing worse than being on my walk with my dog and seeing how lazy people are leaving their dogs business in the middle of the sidewalk. pick up the poop people!

Jun 15th
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Sarah Plane

When discussing how dogs distinguish between men and women, I feel like one major issue may have been overlooked. A dog's most prevalent sense is smell, so doesn't it stand to reason that if a dog can be trained to sniff out cancerous cells in a person, they could also smell the difference between males and females?

Mar 19th
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Brad Cooper

Sarah Plane I agree. I was waiting for them to ask the question whether different races smell different to dogs and whether that's what they are reaching to. Seems like an obvious approach to the question

Jun 20th
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