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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January 23, 2014 02:05:57
WR058: Vampires / Darryl Reilly

WR058: Vampires / Darryl Reilly

This week’s episode features a live performance by Winnipeg two-piece VAMPIRES, who are preparing to play their first show in a year. They’re joined by returning guest Darryl Reilly of the Guerrillas of Soul to talk about the “advertising” theme.   Check out previous recordings by both bands on Witchpolice: a single by GoS and a Tales From CKUW session by Vampires. ...

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January 15, 2014 01:35:36
WR057: Buggsy #1

WR057: Buggsy #1

Witchpolice Radio went outernational this week! While we've talked to out-of-town guests on the show before, this episode marks the first time we've had a guest from overseas. Joining us on the line from Bristol, UK, to talk about this week's "alarm" theme -- and his righteous new album The Great Escape: Season Two -- was Buggsy #1.   Buggsy talked at great length about England's rap scene, the influence of reggae and dancehall on the culture, and growing up in a Rasta community. It's an interesting chat, and while he couldn't perform live like some of our in-studio guests have in the past (because of the whole in England thing), he did deliver some a cappella lyrics during the discussion. Do yourself a favour and check out his music now. ...

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January 08, 2014 00:00:00
WR056: Greg Rekus

WR056: Greg Rekus

Welcome to 2014! To start things off the right way, we’re joined this week by folk-punk touring machine Greg Rekus (ex-High Five Drive) as he prepares for the release of his second solo record, Punkoustic, which comes out tonight at a CD release show! Greg talked the “money” theme with all three hosts and performed live at the end of the episode.   We've been familiar with Greg's music since way back in the Lacking Intelligence days of the late 90s, and he's always been an important part of the local music scene, so it was a pleasure to have him on the show. Check it out, and check out Punkoustic, which is being released by our pals at the DEAFWISH label. ...

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December 19, 2013 01:44:27
WR055: Jen Zoratti / Pat Book

WR055: Jen Zoratti / Pat Book

The gang’s all here for our last new episode of 2013: all three hosts are together in a room for the first time in months.    We’re joined by Winnipeg Free Press music critic and feminist blogger (Screaming in all Caps) Jen Zoratti, along with call-in guest Pat Book of Regina’s Sound Salvation Army music blog. The randomly-generated theme this week is “comedy,” and while the subject matter tends to be a little on the serious side, the song selections are a little more lighthearted. Watch for some bonus material over the holidays, and we’ll be back with some awesome new episodes in early January! Happy holidays! ...

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December 12, 2013 00:00:00
WR054: GMB Chomichuk / The Iron Buddha

WR054: GMB Chomichuk / The Iron Buddha

This week’s guests are Winnipeg graphic novelist and comic book creator GMB Chomichuk and electronic bleep n’ blooper Mike Zastre, a/k/a/ The Iron Buddha.  The episode’s theme is “sailor,” but the fellas go deep on comic books, field recordings and the DIY punk rock aesthetic. The Iron Buddha performs live and gives a mid-show demonstration of how he uses a cell phone to construct beats.  ...

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December 05, 2013 01:13:39
WR053: Cannon Bros / Haunter

WR053: Cannon Bros / Haunter

Rob’s back this week! Co-host Rob Crooks makes his triumphant return after three months away from the show. This episode, he solo-hosts with guests from a couple of buzzy Winnipeg indie bands. Cole Woods of Cannon Bros and Marie-France Hollier of Haunter (both are also in a ton of other projects) join him to talk about the awesome “deformity” theme. ...

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