Clare Balding's new podcast is all about dogs, hence the name Dogcast. She travels around the UK with her Tibetan Terrier Archie and speaks to dog owners and celebrities about the furry loves of their lives.
Bought By Many pet insurance was proud to help Clare with the podcast.
Episodes: themes and guests
You can listen to Dogcast episodes in any order.
11. Dogs stars & dogs in disguise
Clare and her wife Alice talk to Sports Commentator Andrew Cotter about his two labs Mable and Olive, whose video of a fight over a rubber toy went viral with over 20 million views.
10. Pets and the pandemic
Clare discusses the impact of Covid-19 on dogs with vet experts and Georgia Toffolo a.k.a. Toff (Made in Chelsea; I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here) shares how her new King Charles Spaniel puppy Monty is making her life better.
9. Bad hair days
Comedian Luisa Omielan shares how her dog Bernie helped her after the death of her mum. Plus, solutions for moulting pets, rogue fur and some Hoover recommendations, hence the title of this episode.
8. Staying at home
Dog expert on how to groom, entertain and exercise your dog during the lockdown. Plus special celebrity guest Rev Kate Bottley (Gogglebox) on her love of Greyhounds and the difference a dog can make to a child with an autistic spectrum disorder.
7. Happy birthday, Archie!
Clare's family celebrates Archie's birthday with a dog cake from the Barking Bakery and go for a walk with Ab Fab TV legend Jennifer Saunders and her Whippet Oliver.
Plus FirstVet's head vet surgeon on how to examine your pet and handle minor medical issues at home.
6. Show Business
Clare visits Saul Milton from Chase & Status to find out how he combines a busy music career with looking after his Old English Sheepdog. Plus, Clare and Alice discuss the dog stars in this year's Crufts.
5. It's a dog's life
Hairy Biker Chef Si King joins Clare to give some canine cookery tips. Plus Jessica Holm (Crufts) gives advice on mental and physical exercise to help improve your dogs’ behaviour.
4. Rescue me! Rehoming a dog
Loose Women’s Andrea McLean tells Clare about her life with dogs, her passion for fostering and about Teddy, the dog she fostered and then couldn't give back. You'll also hear practical advice on stress management from experts.
3. Part of the family
Clare speaks to martial arts champion Brad Pickett and his Cavapoo Bonnie. Plus tips on introducing a new baby to the family pets and how to improve an ageing dog's wellbeing.
Clare talks to professional dog walker Ellie about why walking is so much more than exercise and gets expert advice on walking older dogs from Crufts' Jessica Holm.
1. Finding the right dog for you
Broadcasting legend Peter Purves talks about his life long love of dogs. Plus renowned dog expert and breeder Jessica Holm shares invaluable advice about what to consider when deciding to get a dog.
The podcast is sponsored by Bought By Many.