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 01, 2022 00:36:43
WR685: Fuller Hull

WR685: Fuller Hull

It was great to catch up with Manitoba folk/alt-country/roots singer-songwriter Fuller Hull!We talked about the one-year anniversary of his debut solo record, navigating the music business during a pandemic, future plans for live shows (with an emphasis on rural Manitoba, and a whole lot more. Want more Fuller Hull? Hear him on episode 570 from March 2021. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company! 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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April 28, 2022 00:38:40
WR684: Full Circle

WR684: Full Circle

Ben Chudy and Kris Kosie of prairie rockers Full Circle are on the show!We talked about their upcoming album — which they’ve recorded twice (!) — about playing fresh but familiar sounds based on classic rock, blues and punk, solidifying the Full Circle lineup, and much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company! 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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April 24, 2022 00:42:47
WR683: North Graffiti

WR683: North Graffiti

Here's a fun conversation with North Graffiti frontman Johannes Lodewyks about the group's brand new Modern Relics album!We talked about DIY punk rock and its connections to blue-collar rock n’ roll, about the long-delayed release and North Graffiti’s future plans, and a heck of a lot more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon, including our latest supporter, Nick Campbell! 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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April 21, 2022 00:43:13
WR682: Machina II

WR682: Machina II

Here's a very insightful conversation with Cortex and Joe Boy Rock of local rap duo Machina II (last heard on the podcast in 2019)!We talked about the importance of lyricism, friendly competition, reintroducing themselves to Winnipeg audiences, their two new singles, and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company! 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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April 18, 2022 02:15:19
In memoriam: Chris Jacques

In memoriam: Chris Jacques

As many of you know, especially those of you here in Winnipeg, Dub Ditch Picnic Records' Chris Jacques died last week. Chris meant an awful lot to the community, and was a good friend and inspiration to so many people in the local music scene -- going back decades. He was also a guest on this podcast twice -- once on an early episode in 2014, and again for a one-on-one interview about Dub Ditch's 10th anniversary in 2020. Both of those episodes are here in one two-hour-and-fifteen-minute mega-podcast for those who want to remember him.The 2014 episode, in particular, was one of the 'lost episodes' -- a series of about 40 podcasts from the early days that, due to my technological incompetence, didn't get added to to the Witchpolice Radio feed when I switched podcast hosting companies, and hasn't been easy to find in the time since.Please enjoy. It's not really a tribute to Chris so much as a reminder of what he was passionate about with Dub Ditch and his other labels (Sundowning and Prairie Fire), and while he's not with us any more, all of the releases he worked so hard on -- and there's a lot of them -- are still on Bandcamp in perpetuity. Check 'em out.(Also, I totally stole this photo from a great piece on Dub Ditch from years back by Sheldon Birnie. You should read that too).Thanks for everything, Chris. You are very missed by all of us.  ...

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April 14, 2022 00:35:04
WR680: Lyberal

WR680: Lyberal

(NOTE: Lyberal's album release show, originally planned for Thursday, has been moved to June 24 due to the blizzard.) Winnipeg (via Cayman Islands) artist Lyberal, who is set to release his debut full-length, Island Hum, is on the podcast!We talked about his influences beyond the obvious reggae and dancehall vibes, gearing up for some big overseas festivals this summer, Manitoba’s burgeoning reggae community, and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company! 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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