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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May 06, 2015 01:29:32
WR125: Nyco Rudolph / Tiff Bartel / Allan Lorde

WR125: Nyco Rudolph / Tiff Bartel / Allan Lorde

We talk to a lot of musicians on this show, but there are aspects of the music biz that go beyond just the performance on stage. For this episode, Sam talked show posters with graphic designers/illustrators **[Nyco Rudolph](http://nycorudolph.com/)** , **[Tiff Bartel](http://tiffbartel.tumblr.com/) ** and returning guest **[Allan Lorde](http://www.allanlorde.com/) ** (whose previous appearance was our [most popular episode of 2013](http://www.witchpolice.com/2013/12/top-10-podcasts-of-2013.html)). Recorded with a portable device on location at Nyco's studio ( _art_ studio, not recording studio) in downtown Winnipeg. ...

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124

April 27, 2015 01:22:42
WR124: Frek Sho pt. II

WR124: Frek Sho pt. II

**Frek Sho** was one of the definitive Canadian rap groups of the 1990s. In this special [two-part](http://www.witchpolice.com/2015/04/wr123-frek-sho-pt-i.html) episode, Rob and Elliott caught up with Frek Sho rappers **Ismaila** and **Micill Shazzam Write** to discuss the group's origins, its recorded catalogue and more. Part two covers the time frame from Frek Sho's first national exposure and the iconic "Patience" video until the group's eventual dissolution. ...

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123

April 21, 2015 01:38:37
WR123: Frek Sho pt. I

WR123: Frek Sho pt. I

**Frek Sho** was one of the definitive Canadian rap groups of the 1990s. In this special two-part episode, Rob and Elliott caught up with Frek Sho rappers **Ismaila** and **Micill Shazzam Write** to discuss the group's origins, its recorded catalogue and more. Part one covers the early days of Frek Sho and Twisted Spirits, Ismaila and Shazzam's recollections of the nascent Winnipeg rap scene, Frek Sho's first national exposure and the iconic "Patience" video. ...

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122

April 15, 2015 01:21:26
WR122: Clipwing

WR122: Clipwing

Sam hung out with all four members of globe-trotting alternative punk band **[Clipwing](http://www.clipwingmusic.com/) ** in their basement jamspace to talk "zamboni" songs, European tours and more! The fellas are about to release their new _Ashford_ EP, produced by **Propagandhi** frontman (and [past Witchpolice Radio guest](http://www.witchpolice.com/2014/11/witchpolice-radio-episode-100-bangers.html)) Chris Hannah. ...

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121

April 08, 2015 01:29:02
WR121: Idrissa and the PeaceMakers

WR121: Idrissa and the PeaceMakers

Idrissa Turay (a/k/a Alaska) is a singer originally from Sierra Leone, currently living in Winnipeg. With his band, the PeaceMakers, he plays a unique combination of reggae, calypso and the sounds of his African home country. Idrissa and PeaceMakers drummer Gary Asselin were the guests on this week’s performance-heavy episode. ...

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120

March 31, 2015 01:33:27
WR120: Gruf the Druid and The Gumshoe Strut

WR120: Gruf the Druid and The Gumshoe Strut

If you don’t think **[Gruf the Druid](http://www.witchpolice.com/2013/09/witchpolice-radio-episode-42-process.html)** is Winnipeg’s best rapper, you probably have him on your shortlist. Between Frek Sho, Fermented Reptile, Sound Barriers and his acclaimed solo records, Gruf is an iconic figure on the local rap scene. He has also released a new album, _[Surface Area](http://marathonofdope.com/portfolio/gruf-the-druid-surface-area/)_ , produced by his Winnipeg rap contemporary **[The Gumshoe Strut](http://marathonofdope.com/portfolio/the-gumshoe-strut/)** (Your Brother in my Backpack, Turn the Gun). They both join Sam on the podcast to talk about the new record and, appropriately, “pagan” songs. If you like what you hear, the release party for _Surface Area_ is coming up April 4 at the Good Will Social Club. Gruf and Gumshoe are (obviously) on the bill, alongside Witchpolice Radio co-host **Rob Crooks** , past guest John "Bazooka Joe" Smith and DJ Hunnicutt (who will hopefully be a guest at some point). ...

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