Witchpolice Radio

Acclaimed Manitoba-centric music interview podcast. Hosted by Winnipeg journalist and massive record nerd Sam Thompson. Music talk radio, broadcasting from 2012 'til forever. DIY or die.

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745

November 28, 2022 00:41:12
WR745: KNG JMZ

WR745: KNG JMZ

This episode features an interesting interview with ‘new’ — but not new to the culture — local hip-hop artist KNG JMZ!   Check out our conversation about navigating the administrative side of music, the way rap has changed, the importance of lyrics, and much more!   Note: as I mention in the intro, I had to use the backup audio for this episode because of a file problem, but it's still absolutely listenable.   This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee. As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears. Thanks for listening! ...

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744

November 25, 2022 00:48:24
WR744: Hypernashion

WR744: Hypernashion

  Winnipeg’s Hypernashion has been combining electronic beats, blues/rock guitars, dub reggae and punk rock influences and more for many years, and they’re almost ready to release a new album on their own DIY Hyper Recordz label.I sat down with three members of the group for a conversation about the collective’s unique sound, combining live instruments with electronic beats, the band’s Polish roots, and much more.   Want more Hypernashion? Hear bandleader Arturo on episode #129 (June 2015) and #163 (Jan. 2016).   This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon, like our newest patron, Michael Dearman (who will get an on-air shoutout next episode). Thanks, Mike! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee. As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears. Thanks for listening! ...

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743

November 21, 2022 00:55:02
WR743: Ramskull

WR743: Ramskull

On this episode, I get heavy with local metal band Ramskull, who are back with a new album, ‘Parasitic Sapiens’!We talked about the grief of losing a bandmate and the catharsis of performing his songs, about playing on diverse bills, and much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee. As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears. Thanks for listening! ...

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742

November 18, 2022 00:41:47
WR742: Matt Pitre a/k/a Jerry Can

WR742: Matt Pitre a/k/a Jerry Can

Had a good chat on the podcast with Matt Pitre, who you may recognize from metal outfit Book of Ghosts!We talked about new music from that project, as well as his new hip-hop venture as Jerry Can, upcoming group Neighbours... and much more! NOTE: Due to an equipment issue, the first three minutes or so of the interview has fairly crappy sound quality (mostly my end of the conversation), but after that, it's fine. Thanks for your patience. Want more Book of Ghosts? Check out episode #452 (Jan. 2020). This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee. As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears. Thanks for listening!   ...

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741

November 14, 2022 00:30:35
WR741: GMB Chomichuk

WR741: GMB Chomichuk

Acclaimed local graphic novelist GMB Chomichuk is back on the show for the first time in almost a decade!Stay tuned for a conversation about comics, creating, his desire to collaborate with the local music community, the way the word “Witchpolice” has haunted him for years, and much more.It’s a fun one, and local musicians are going to want to hear about his ideas for collaboration. Want more? Hear GMB Chomichuk's first appearance on the podcast way back on episode 54 (Dec. 2013).   This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee (like Steve, the latest supporter. Thanks, Steve!) As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears. Thanks for listening! ...

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740

November 11, 2022 00:45:37
WR740: Kieran West

WR740: Kieran West

It’s been a few years since singer-songwriter Kieran West was on the podcast and a lot has changed.We talked about his upcoming solo record, his new band, Looking Inward — and how fatherhood, sobriety and the pandemic have impacted his songwriting and outlook.There’s also a bunch of conversation about the lasting appeal of Midwest emo!   Want more Kieran West? Check out episode #348 (Jan. 2019)   This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee. As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears. Thanks for listening! ...

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