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Defender Radio is the world's top wildlife protection podcast. It is hosted by award-winning journalist Michael Howie and presented by The Fur-Bearers (thefurbearers.com).

Defender Radio: The Podcast for Wildlife Advocates and Animal Lovers The Fur-Bearers

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Defender Radio is the world's top wildlife protection podcast. It is hosted by award-winning journalist Michael Howie and presented by The Fur-Bearers (thefurbearers.com).

    Tomm Moore: Storytelling, Environmentalism, and WolfWalkers

    Tomm Moore: Storytelling, Environmentalism, and WolfWalkers

    Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore talks about his latest animated feature, the importance of storytelling from generation to generation, and how looking backwards gives us hope and ideas for the future. Learn more at CartoonSaloon.ie.

    Follow host Michael Howie on Instagram and TikTok @HowieMichael. Defender Radio is produced by The Fur-Bearers, a charitable non-partisan organization in Canada. Learn more at www.DefenderRadio.com.

    • 51 min
    The Switch: Gas Leaf Blowers with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

    The Switch: Gas Leaf Blowers with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

    Gas-powered leaf blowers can have a negative impact on the environment. Learn more and how you can help your community make The Switch!

    Learn more about Teale at https://www.teale.ca/ban-leaf-blowers.

    Learn more about The Switch and Defender Radio, as well as social media links for host Michael Howie at www.DefenderRadio.com.

    • 12 min
    The Fur-Bearers' Stanley Park Coyotes Update

    The Fur-Bearers' Stanley Park Coyotes Update

    Executive Director Lesley Fox shares our history on this issue over the last year and what's next. Also, psychotherapist Stephanie McMahon discusses grieving for the coyotes.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    How To Talk To A Science Denier

    How To Talk To A Science Denier

    Philosopher of science Dr. Lee McIntyre shares insights from his new book on how to combat science denial in the modern era.

    Learn more about Dr. Lee McIntyre: https://leemcintyrebooks.com/

    Find Defender Radio host Michael Howie on Tiktok and Instagram with @HowieMichael.

    Defender Radio is produced by The Fur-Bearers, a charitable wildlife protection and education group, based in Canada. Learn more at TheFurBearers.com.

    • 56 min
    The Switch: Episode Zero

    The Switch: Episode Zero

    A quick introduction to a new show on the Defender Radio feed to help you combat climate change and protect wildlife with daily choices. Learn more at DefenderRadio.com.

    Follow host Michael Howie on Instagram (@HowieMichael), Tiktok (@HowieMichael) and via the Defender Radio Podcast Facebook page.

    • 4 min
    Protecting Wolverines with UAVs

    Protecting Wolverines with UAVs

    Ecologist Nikki Heim and drone pilot Alex Taylor are locating wolverine den sites with new technology so much-needed habitat can be protected.

    Learn more about their preliminary report: https://thefurbearers.com/blog/drones-to-locate-and-protect-wolverine-den-sites/

    Learn more about wolverine research: https://www.wolverinewatch.org/

    Learn more about UAVs: https://ravenwest.ca/

    Follow Defender Radio on Instagram (www.instagram.com/howiemichael) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/DefenderRadio/).

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MustBeJam ,

Important and Timely Information

Michael’s podcast is a champion for animals. As an animal lover and vegan this subject is close to my heart. It’s a subject that is timely and important for the conservation of wildlife and the ecosystems in our natural world. I live next door to Yosemite National Park and know how advocacy is an important part of conservation and protecting our wildlife. Thank you, Michael!

Christopher Gronlund ,

Varied, but Still Focused

While I love interviews, I skip many interview podcasts because the quality seems to suffer. Defender Radio is solid, however -- and Michael Howie is a gracious host. The topics and experts interviewed are varied, but the show always remains focused on its purpose: advocating for wildlife. The balance between serious topics and fun/entertaining topics (and guests) make for a great show!

brian_o ,

Great podcast for animal lovers

Very informative podcast with knowledgeable guests, great interviews, and lots of helpful and interesting information about animals and animal advocacy.

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