Defender Radio and The Switch

It’s the beginning of spring and the end of the eighth season of Defender Radio! As The Fur-Bearers’ fiscal year rolls over, my attentions are needed in strategic planning and communication work. For a few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite episodes from seasons past, and starting to book a massive wave of recording for season nine!

Defender Radio and the Switch are among of my proudest achievements and a great joy for me to continue making. I remain appreciative of every single one of you who downloads, subscribes, likes, comments and otherwise helps make these shows possible.

But this episode isn’t just about what’s next for Defender Radio – it’s also to tell you about the incredible spring auction starting Friday, April 1 for The Fur-Bearers! It’s no prank – we have over 60 items whose total value hits nearly $10,000. These incredible donated gift cards, artworks, jewellery, crafts, dog accessories and more can be seen at

There’s a whole lot of choices and every single bid made helps The Fur-Bearers run our conservation, advocacy, research and education campaigns for wildlife across Canada. 


The Fur-Bearers' Spring Silent Auction runs April 1, 2022 to April 8, 2022. Details, images, bidding and more at:

Want to suggest topics for Defender Radio? Reach out to us at, by visiting or engaging host Michael Howie on social media via Instagram (, TikTok ( or Facebook ( 

Defender Radio is produced by The Fur-Bearers (, a charitable non-partisan organization whose mandate is to advocate on behalf of fur-bearing animals in the wild and in confinement, promote coexistence solutions in communities and protect the habitats of fur-bearing animals across Canada. You can follow The Fur-Bearers on Instagram (, Twitter ( and Facebook ( 

Direct download: Defender_Radio_Podcast_828_Spring_April.mp3
Category:Season 08 -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT