Merrill Markoe–Emmy-winning television writer

Merrill Markoe–Emmy-winning television writer, creator of “Stupid Pet Tricks,” a signature segment on the Letterman show for 25 years, former radio host & TV reporter (including Michael Moore’s “TV Nation”), and author of such books as “The Day My Dogs Became Guys” and “What The Dogs Have Taught Me”–discusses her acclaimed new novel book, “Walking In Circles Before Lying Down,” (in which the heroine discovers, as her life is rapidly fraying at the seams, that she can converse with dogs), including her “rules” for writing dog dialog, responds to listener questions and comments about what to look for in adopting dogs, and more. []

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COMEDY CORNER: Brian Regan’s “Dog Barking” []
MUSIC: Was (Not Was)’s “What Up Dog?,” Davy Graham’s version of “Yellow Bird,” instrumentals
NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE: The Chipmunks’ version of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”

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