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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053

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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052

November 28, 2013 01:48:47
WR052: RasTamils

WR052: RasTamils

It’s a reggae-heavy episode this week as Rastamils frontman Franklin Fernando joins us to talk about the “empire” theme. Franklin, originally from Sri Lanka, has rejuvenated Winnipeg’s reggae scene with his group’s mashup of Caribbean and South Asian sounds. We’re also joined by Rastamils bassist Christian Devoin, who has a history in the local reggae scene dating back to the early 1990s, via phone. This episode includes a ticket giveaway to see Rastamils in concert in January for a live audio/video recording, so stay tuned to see how you can get your hands on those. Listen to the end of the episode to hear a live performance by Franklin. ...

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051

November 21, 2013 01:24:50
WR051: Adam Parsons / Ryan Sanders

WR051: Adam Parsons / Ryan Sanders

Returning guests Adam Parsons of Up n’ Atom and Ryan Sanders, formerly of Knifeinmyback and BSY (expect music by both of these groups on Witchpolice soon) join us to talk about this week's randomly-generated “snake” theme!    This episode includes some news about Up n’ Atom’s upcoming LP, a ‘weird animal facts’ quiz game and lots of great ‘snake’-themed song selections, including a choice by Jesus le Jesus, who was originally intended to appear on this show but will be popping up at a later date. You also get a listen to one of Adam's early bands, Planet Uranus, whose work will also be popping up on Witchpolice some time before the end of the year. ...

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050

November 14, 2013 01:26:30
WR050: Sam Koulack / Doug Feaver

WR050: Sam Koulack / Doug Feaver

A milestone! We've hit 50 episodes! To celebrate the occasion, we've put together an unintentionally slapdash episode that ended up being really, really solid. Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict with our anticipated guest (who will be on a later show, so stay tuned), we turned to past guest Sam Koulack of the Wet Bananas, who also happens to be co-host Jon's roommate. Sam was, thankfully, available, so he took on the job without any advance preparation for the "pyramid" theme this week. If that wasn't enough, we also tried out a major new initiative this week and had a guest on the show from all the way in Montreal: Doug Feaver of Corona Ferox and Dead Future. Doug called in to the show and talked about his recent touring, recording etc., and the ability to talk to non-Winnipeg guests (very clearly and in high quality, too) opens up a lot of doors for the next 50 episodes of this show. ...

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049

November 06, 2013 01:39:15
WR049: Chez Willi

WR049: Chez Willi

Things mellow right out this week with Anne-Marie and Patrick from the excellent franco-folk group Chez Willi, who showed up with accordion and upright bass for one of the best live performances we’ve had on the show (see video below) and a good discussion. This week’s theme is “snow,” determined, as usual, by our trusty random word generator. ...

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048

October 31, 2013 02:00:39
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WR048: Couch Surfin' Podcast

After last week's special UMFM Pledge-o-Rama episode, we're back to our regular programming with episode #48 (which is what it should say on the image above). This week, our guests are Terrance Williams and Devin Bray of "Winnipeg's Worst podcast," Couch Surfin'. They joined Sam and Jon to talk the "Satan" theme in a fittingly Halloween-friendly episode. It was our first time meeting these guys, and while that situation is always potentially disastrous, I think it worked out pretty well. When you have a bunch of people in a room who willingly spend most of their spare time talking shit into a microphone, it's hard to go wrong. ...

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