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Defender Radio and The Switch

Michael Howie / The Fur-Bearers

Defender Radio and The Switch bring experts and solutions to wildlife advocates and animal lovers around the world. Hosted by award-winning journalist Michael Howie, Defender Radio and The Switch are produced by The Fur-Bearers ( and released weekly. Learn more at


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 51 ratings
  • A Commute Favourite

    A great inclusion of experts in their field that is informative and easy to listen to. Consideration and sensitivity for people is woven into stories and discussions about animals that are imperative and appreciated. A favourite to listen to on my way to work.

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    Nadia X.
    Canada2 years ago
  • The review below is garbage

    None of the claims are based any scientific research, just some dude is trying to make himself feel better by ignoring all the facts...

    Apple Podcasts
    Canada4 years ago
  • Spreads misinformation

    As someone living in Newfoundland, I found this podcast to be a disgusting misrepresentation of what is really going on. I partake in the recreational seal hunt and what was said on this podcast about the seal hunt are pure lies. more

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    Canada4 years ago
  • Good for the mind and heart

    Covering a wide range of topics, all sorts of wildlife advocates and animal lovers will find episodes for their interests. Michael Howie is a compassionate and respectful host, keen to learn from his guest speakers while being honest about his own views. Your mind and heart are both provided for by the podcast’s mix of well-researched information and emotional well-being considerations.

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    Meowy Marnel
    Canada4 years ago
  • My favourite podcast!

    This is my favaourite podcast because Michael Howie is a true advocate for all animals - wild, domestic and farmed - without risking anyone feeling like they're having anything shoved down their throat. It's educational and informative enough for listeners to gain the facts, so they can make their own decisions to make changes in their every day lives. Michael Howie is funny and knowledgeable and a great host, and all the guest speakers bring their own greatness to the show. This podcast helps ... more

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