The Long Leash with James Jacobson show

The Long Leash with James Jacobson

Summary: 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.

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 Dogs of the Silver Screen with Wendy Mitchell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3141

Even if you can't watch dogs on film without crying, you'll love this joyful, funny conversation. It's a backlot tour of the film industry with Wendy Mitchell, author of Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies. The insider and journalist has sniffed out the juiciest behind-the-scenes La-la-land tales. She dishes on everything and everybody, canine AND human. You'll laugh about how Lassie's casting went terribly wrong, or how Toto replaced a human actor in a dog suit ... and you'll cry about how Charlie Chaplin's dog died. These and many more stories show how many of the angels in this city wear fur and walk on four legs. Wendy Mitchell is a contributing editor for film business magazine Screen International. She has been a staff writer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, IndieWire and Rolling Stone and has written for The Guardian, Variety, Time Out New York, the New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Billboard. She consults for film festivals including San Sebastian, Rotterdam and Goteborg. Wendy Mitchell: Wendy’s giant list of films with dogs: Watch James meditate with Amber live on CNN: CNN on dog meditation with James Jacobson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 "Best Day of Their Life" Peter Rork of Dog is My CoPilot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5137

How do you find your heart's work in the middle of heartbreak? James Jacobson finds out by speaking with Dr. Peter Rork, pilot-turned-orthopedic-surgeon-turned-shelter-dog-rescuer. The founder of Dog Is My CoPilot traces his personal history and how it intersects with the personal histories of the thousands of dogs he's flown to their forever homes. Along the way, you'll get glimpses of wild mountain ranges and bluebird skies. Fly high and listen in for a conversation that perfectly captures what it is to be a human who loves dogs.    To find out more about Dr. Rork's nonprofit, go to   And don't forget, charity starts at home, so Dr. Rork hopes you will support your local shelter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Pets at the White House with Jennifer Pickens | The Long Leash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2397

Author and White House social expert, Jennifer Pickens joins James Jacobson in conversation on this episode of The Long Leash. Jennifer Pickens shares some spectacular stories about one of the most historic homes in the world and all of its four-legged inhabitants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 American Presidents and Their Dogs with Andrew Hager | The Long Leash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2976

On this episode of The Long Leash, Historian-in-Residence at the Presidential Pet Museum, Andrew Hager, shares some fascinating stories about dogs in the White House. He talks to James Jacobson about everything from a presidential dog named Satan to one who could have been the key to preventing a nuclear catastrophe.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 How to Find a Great Veterinarian with Dr. Judy Morgan | Dog Cancer Answers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3221

This episode is from our sister podcast, Dog Cancer Answers: Could you imagine being able to build an open relationship with your vet? One where you feel comfortable discussing the use of herbs and supplements in place of chemicals and drugs? Believe it or not, it is possible, and this week’s episode tells our listeners how they can do exactly that. Dr. Judy Morgan discusses how pet parents can build stronger relationships with their dog’s medical care team, how to find a great vet if you need one, how to communicate your needs as a client, and everything else that goes into finding and keeping an exceptional team of medical professionals at every stage of your dog’s life! So, listen closely as Dr. Judy provides an abundance of tips that you won’t want to miss!  View more useful links and show notes on Dog Cancer Answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Floof & Dog Haircuts During a Pandemic | The Long Leash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1536

March 2020: the pandemic forces our economy into a temporary coma. As our horror mounted at the number of cases, and as the shut-down lingered, dog parents confined to home recognized a secondary health crisis building. What to do about pets who NEED trimming when all the groomers are shut down? Through the clever use of a timeline and inclusion of real life stories, her book serves as a flashlight in the darkness of 2020. Oh, and if you are wondering what is “floof” - listen to the episode and find out Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 While on military deployment, who looks after the dog? | The Long Leash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2503

Dogs on Deployment is akin to a dating service that matches military personnel who are about to deploy with volunteers who will look after their pets while they are away on deployment. Alisa Johnson, the organization's co-founder and president discusses the triumphs and challenges of building and maintaining a national non-profit that has helped over 2,000 dog loving service members find a temporary home for their dogs while they were away defending the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Dogs sell tacos and trucks. Can they sell a President? | The Long Leash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1964

Welcome to the first episode of The Long Leash. To start things off, our guest today is Rob Schwartz who was once described as a "CEO's Creative Director." In other words, the rare creative person who is fascinated by all aspects of a business and finds ways to create breakthrough platforms and campaigns that get results and build brands. So can dogs help elect a President? Listen to this episode to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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