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March 13, 2013 01:31:20
WR016: Damian Purdy

WR016: Damian Purdy

Our guest this week was Damian Purdy, whose excellent album as Ripping Hammer has been consistently popular here on Witchpolice and is one of my personal favourite recordings on the entire site. Download it. Seriously. It's great. This week also marked the first four-host episode, with the original three (me, Rob and Jon) back together again alongside our guest. Expect more of this, as we're moving from a "guests sometimes" format to a "guests every episode" format. ...

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February 27, 2013 01:07:39
WR014: Ryan Sanders

WR014: Ryan Sanders

While last week's excellent episode -- the most-downloaded Witchpolice Radio show to date -- focused mainly on old-school country, this one, featuring the inimitable Ryan Sanders (Knifeinmyback, the Brat Attack, a bunch of other cool bands), is somewhat... louder. Aside from Jon's opening selection, everything here is fairly heavy n' distorted. It's a really awesome playlist, coupled with one of the better discussions we've had on the show. Give it a listen. You'll learn a lot about coffee, ill-advised drug rampages, and how Ryan is just a regular criminal, not a hate criminal as one might interpret from one of his early remarks. Oh yeah, and the theme this week is "Fuel." In keeping with our live guest performances, Ryan did a brief spoken-word piece at the end of the show: ...

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February 21, 2013 01:09:51
WR013: JD Ormond

WR013: JD Ormond

As Rob Crooks finishes off his European tour, Witchpolice Radio soldiers on with yet another guest host. This time, it's JD Ormond of the redoubtable Ultra Mega. JD joined us for a chat about "Failure," which resulted in a lot of old-timey country stuff getting played, and he capped off the show with an excellent solo performance of Ultra Mega's "Hamburglar Blues." ...

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February 14, 2013 01:03:26
WR012: Shauna Alcorn

WR012: Shauna Alcorn

This week's episode is all about being "Dependent." Along with guest host **Shauna Alcorn** , Witchpolice Radio regulars Sam and Jon discussed synth music, record collection, Jon's innate ability to encourage others to drink to excess, and more. Oh, and we played some great songs, too, based on the randomly-generated theme. ...

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February 07, 2013 01:06:50
WR011: Tim Haverluck

WR011: Tim Haverluck

Since Rob Crooks is still in Europe, we brought in another guest host this week -- Tim Haverluck of local bands The Stabs, the Smash Brothers, the Red River Ramblers, and awesome back-in-the-day punk bands like Kirby and Gherkin. In a first for this program, Tim performed a live song at the end of the show. It was meant to illustrate a particular guitar style he was talking about, but I really like how it turned out, and I'm going to encourage all of our future guests (assuming they're muscial) to do the same. This show, somehow, also marks the first time we've ever played a local band on-air, as KEN mode's "The Hammer Party" fit the theme. And yes, Tim, that's "KEN mode," not "Keb Mo'." ...

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January 31, 2013 01:20:51
WR010: Science

WR010: Science

This week's episode of Witchpolice Radio features special guest host Greg Arcade (filling in for Rob). All kinds of madness ensues. The theme for episode #9 is "Ruined," which seems weird until you realize it can from a random word generator. We try our best to associate songs with the theme and ended up playing some really good stuff. Lots of reminiscing about the good old days on this one ...

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