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October 10, 2013 01:40:44
WR045: Big Flaming Pile

WR045: Big Flaming Pile

This week, it's a Sam solo-host job, with three guests: the brain-wizards behind DIY t-shirt manufacturers/filmmakers Big Flaming Pile.   In a rare remote show, this time from BFP Headquarters in Winnipeg's West End, the trio of Derek Heaman, Alex McPhaden and Brian Griffith talk band merch, rural metal shows and this week's randomly-generated theme word: polar. These guys are best known today for their merch biz (highly recommended), but they started out doing no-budget filmmaking way back in the 1990s, including such gems as Cop Fiction. For the past 10 years or so, they've been moonlighting in the rarely-performing punk rock group the Damn Dirty Apes, whose 2004 debut Mixed Ape can be downloaded from Witchpolice. They also performed live at the end of this episode. ...

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October 03, 2013 02:09:32
WR044: Crooked Brothers / Mahogany Frog

WR044: Crooked Brothers / Mahogany Frog

Jon, solo-hosting this week, is joined by two Jesses: returning guest Jesse Matas of the Crooked Brothers and Jesse Warkentin of Mahogany Frog. They talk the "sushi" theme and listen to a ton of crazy Japanese music.   Matas, of course, is a long-time friend of the show who appeared on a two-part episode of the podcast earlier in the summer, and has a bunch of music on the blog. Warkentin, on the other hand, is a member of Jon's favourite local psych-y/rock-y/synth-y band. ...

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September 25, 2013 01:29:49
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WR043: Adam Parsons / Terrorist

This week's episode comes to you from deep in the toilet (doo deep doo) of Winnipeg punk rock. Our guests are Adam Parsons of local band Up n' Atom alongside "Fuck Face" of amazing Winnipeg hardcore monsters Terrorist. We talk about skateboarding, going to local shows, Canadian horror movies and this week's theme: "cube."   Adam -- who performs a live song at the end of the show -- is actually the fourth member of Un'A (although the only current one) who has appeared on the show, following in the footsteps of Johnny Perrin, Drew Diduke and Steve Jowsey. ...

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September 19, 2013 02:36:57
WR042: Yy / Nestor Wynrush

WR042: Yy / Nestor Wynrush

After the success of our special Wu-Tang episode, Witchpolice Radio is straying from the usual random-theme format again this week. For episode #42, Rob Crooks pulls a solo-host job alongside guests Elliott (Nestor Wynrush) Walsh -- threepeating here as the guest with the most appearances -- and fellow Winnipeg rap artist Yy. This time, the focus is on Winnipeg's Gruf the Druid, a mainstay of the local hip-hop scene dating back to the 1990s, and someone the host and both guests know and have worked with on a personal level. They're all big fans of his music, though, and that's what makes this such a great episode. If you're a nerd about Winnipeg rap, or Canadian underground rap in general, there's a lot for you to take in here. Whether you first heard Gruf's music on a Frek Sho album, or on the Fermented Reptile CD, or as a member of Sound Barriers, or never at all... you'll dig this. ...

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September 11, 2013 01:29:52
WR041: Goldwyn Millar / James Requeima

WR041: Goldwyn Millar / James Requeima

This week's episode features a couple of out-of-town guests, former Winnipeggers Goldwyn Millar and James Requeima. While they're now in Ontario and Quebec, respectively, doing math-related work (hence the theme of "mathematics"), these fellas started out back in the late 1990s as members of Grandpa's Army (with Witchpolice Radio co-host Sam and a million other people), and Goldwyn went on to play in The Mouth-Boat (with Sam and co-host Jon) and Shoshaku Jushaku (with Jon, but co-hosts Sam and Rob appear on the record). ...so, as usual, everything is very interconnected. ...

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September 05, 2013 01:50:54
WR040: Darryl Reilly

WR040: Darryl Reilly

40 episodes! This week, the fellas talk to Darryl Reilly of CKUW's venerable Peg City Groove and excellent band the Guerrillas of Soul about the "Agitator" theme (easily confused with "Alligator"). ...

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