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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October 02, 2014 01:19:41
WR094: Royal Canoe

WR094: Royal Canoe

Coming off a 2014 Juno nomination for their critically-acclaimed _Today We’re Believers_ record and a jam-packed, festival-heavy summer of touring, Winnipeg’s **[Royal Canoe](http://www.royalcanoe.com/believers/)** are headed back out on the road before hunkering down and working on a follow-up. The group’s rhythm section — our pals **Brendan Berg **and **Derek Allard** — stopped by the basement to reminisce about old times, share road stories, and get passionate about their hometown. ...

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93

September 25, 2014 01:18:00
WR093: Country Steve

WR093: Country Steve

We go full-on spaghetti western this week with our good friend **Country Steve** , who is about to release his first full-length album (for new local roots label **[Golden Oak Record Company](http://goldenoakrecordcompany.com/)** ) after over a decade (on and off) in the Winnipeg music scene. Steve performed live and helped us select songs based on the randomly-generated “Noose” theme. Formerly operating under the name **[Mas Steve](http://witchpolice.blogspot.com/2012/04/mas-steve-nowhere-manitoba-2012.html)** , he was a [guest in the podcast's early days](http://www.witchpolice.com/2013/03/witchpolice-radio-episode-15-grass-dem.html) and made frequent appearances ([mostly](http://witchpolice.blogspot.ca/2012/04/mas-steve-live-at-pop-sodas-2012.html) [live](http://www.witchpolice.com/2013/02/mas-steve-live-at-orange-house-2013.html) [recordings](http://witchpolice.blogspot.com/2012/08/mas-steve-live-in-witchpolice-garage.html)) on Witchpolice in its earlier incarnation. ...

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92

September 17, 2014 01:19:41
WR092: Team Steve

WR092: Team Steve

Podcast-o-rama! We welcome Steve and...Steve from Team Steve to the basement for the "obsession" episode. These guys host a local punk show on punkrockradio.net, a streaming online radio station based in Australia (where one of the Steves is from). Both Steves play in the band Bearfight and one of them -- the Canadian one -- is currently in a number of other bands, including Clipwing. ...

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91

September 11, 2014 01:15:38
WR091: Dave Hillyard of The Slackers

WR091: Dave Hillyard of The Slackers

New York ska/reggae/soul legends [**Th** **e Slackers**](http://theslackers.com/) are coming to Winnipeg for the first time in over a decade, so we had a conversation with sax player **[Dave Hillyard](https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Hillyard-Saxophonist-Official-Page/138945632787315)**! Dave talked about life on the road, reissuing classic Slackers material on vinyl ("vinyl" being the randomly-generated theme this week), his influences as a musician and more. If you're in Winnipeg, you can check out the Slackers' triumphant return to the 'Peg on [Sept. 19 at the West End Cultural Centre.](http://www.wecc.ca/site09/performers/The_Slackers.html) ...

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90

September 04, 2014 01:15:30
WR090: Mobina Galore

WR090: Mobina Galore

Things get spooooky this week with the mighty **[Mobina Galore](http://mobinagalore.com/) ** and the randomly-generated "ghost" theme! Jenna (guitar/vocals) and Marcia (drums/vocals) have been busy -- they're preparing a new album to be released this December, have been touring relentlessly, and recently released the awesome ["Bad Love Song" video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flYzE7U66fk)... but they also made time to hang out in the Witchpolice basement! If you're in Winnipeg, you can also check out your new favourite local duo live at the [ **Team Steve **Summer Slammer](https://www.facebook.com/events/1512967315606780/) on Sept. 5, alongside past Witchpolice Radio guests **[Union Stockyards](http://www.witchpolice.com/2014/06/witchpolice-radio-episode-79-where-ego.html)** and some other great local punk acts. ...

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February 06, 2014 01:45:15
WR060: James Hope Howard / The Invisible Man

WR060: James Hope Howard / The Invisible Man

We’re tackling the “wrath” theme this week with guests Aaron Young (a/k/a DJ The Invisible Man) of JFK and the Conspirators alongside blogger (Slurpees and Murder) and radio personality (Winnipeg Internet Pundits) James Hope Howard (who, apparently, is also the maniac behind Winnipeg Cat!)We talk mini golf, murder and more! ...

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