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Michael Howie

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Michael Howie is an award-winning journalist and the host of the Defender Radio and The Switch podcasts for The Fur-Bearers, a Canadian wildlife charity. Michael also appears as Eggerton, the flightless fairy, in the TTRPG improv podcast, The End of Time and Other Bothers (www.OtherBothers.com). He lives in Hamilton, Canada, with his family.

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"Twirl, baby! Twirl!" - I HAD A BLOODY GOOD TIME AT HOUSE HARKER (2016)

Nov. 4, 2022

Halloween may be over, but the horrific hijinx continue with the delightful vampire comedy I HAD A BLOODY GOOD TIME AT HOUSE HARKER (2016 ). The bumbling descendants of Jonothan and Mina Harker must raise $50,000 to save the…

Paranormal Offbeat Comedies Hidden Gems

"I'm Not Investing in a Murder House..." - THE SELLING (2011)

March 25, 2022

Prepare your funny bone for some otherworldly ticklin', because for Episode 332, I unearthed a hidden gem of a haunted house comedy. In THE SELLING , a too-nice-for-his-own-good real estate agent is tricked into buying a hou…

Guest: Michael Howie
Paranormal Comedies Irish Horror


March 12, 2021

"Why does everything have to be so unnecessarily gross?!?" For our Salute to Irish Horror , we'll be discussing the utterly charming supernatural comedy, EXTRA ORDINARY . Rose, a mild-mannered driving instructor with an abil…

Guest: Michael Howie
Offbeat Canadian Horror Sci Fi


Nov. 25, 2019

MICHAEL HOWIE from DEFENDER RADIO and CHRISTOPHER GRONLUND from NOT ABOUT LUMBERJACKS and I are trapped in this weird cube thing. Our combined beards are taking up a LOT of the space in here, but feel free to squeeze on in w…

Irish Horror

GRABBERS (2012) with MICHAEL HOWIE – “T’is no feckin lobster!”

March 29, 2019

IRISH HORROR MONTH comes to a grand conclusion with the briliant sci fi horror comedy GRABBERS. I'm joined once again by DEFENDER RADiO's MICHAEL HOWIE, so expect big laughs, horrific deaths, beard bonding and a whole lotta …

Guest: Michael Howie
Offbeat Comedies NOT A Horror Movie Not

228: DAVE MADE A MAZE (2017) with CHRISTOPHER GRONLUND “Not About Lumberjacks” & MICHAEL HOWIE “Defender Radio” [Pod-a-Thon: Day 2]

Oct. 12, 2018

For this leg of our voyage through the unknown, we are talking about a movie, while even though it cannot remotely be classified as horror, it manages encapulates the spirit that drives Halloween: the spirit of unbridled im…