About the Show

Susan Orlean has written for Rolling Stone and the Village Voice. She's been played by Meryl Streep in the film, "Adaptation," which was based on her book, "The Orchid Thief." Susan is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of "The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-Up" and "Lazy Little Loafers." Susan has a body of work about animals, including articles about dogs, birds, donkeys and chickens. John Moe ventured into the animal-writing realm as well with a recent article in the New York Times Magazine about his dog. Clearly, they had a lot to talk about. During the show, former Poet Laureate Billy Collins was on call so he could chime in on the topic and read one of his poems in which a dog looms large.

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