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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667

February 24, 2022 00:32:47
WR667: Jessee William (and Jordan Voth)

WR667: Jessee William (and Jordan Voth)

At first glance, Jessee William might seem like the quintessential hardcore kid — but looks can be deceiving, as dude just released a killer country EP, “Headwinds”.We talk about the parallels between punk and country, giving the record some lush pedal steel courtesy of Rory Verbrugge… and working with Jordan Voth (who is also featured in an interview at the end of the episode), who brings a decidedly non-country production aesthetic to the proceedings. 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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666

February 21, 2022 01:08:24
WR666: FreakingSnap

WR666: FreakingSnap

One of my favourite recurring podcast guests is experimental electronic artist FreakingSnap.He popped back on the show for episode #666 and we talked about his ever-prolific recorded output, embracing the PMA after surviving heart surgery, delivering feeling via a little yellow box, 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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665

February 17, 2022 00:56:59
WR665: Quinton Blair

WR665: Quinton Blair

I had a great conversation (as always) with country singer, songwriter, and now backwoods guide, Quinton Blair.We talked about shifting his focus to intimate outdoor concert/riding/camping experiences via his Woodside Outfitters project, about the challenge of songwriting during the pandemic, a pile of new music he’s been sitting on, 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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664

February 14, 2022 00:48:22
WR664: Little Miss Higgins

WR664: Little Miss Higgins

Little Miss Higgins is a singer, songwriter, and most importantly, a storyteller.We had a great conversation about her exciting new project, The Fire Waltz — which incorporates an album (featuring a murderer’s row of local roots musicians) and a narrative podcast, all tied to a story from her personal family history.We also got into the reasons she was drawn to Winnipeg, finding musical family in the Times Change(d) scene, 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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663

February 10, 2022 00:41:28
WR663: John Testar

WR663: John Testar

It's another Manitoba-adjacent episode: a conversation with Toronto (by way of Winnipeg, of course) solo guitarist John Testar!We talked about free improvisation vs classical training, John’s upcoming album, the difficulty defining his experimental sound, the benefits of silence, 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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662

February 07, 2022 00:36:32
WR662: Paper Machetes

WR662: Paper Machetes

Here's an interview with Christy Taronno (vocals/keyboards) of alt-pop outfit Paper Machetes!We talked about the new Balancing Act EP, writing pop songs with substance, releasing a debut record during the pandemic, and much more.As you'll hear in the disclaimer at the beginning, I had a file problem, but was able to salvage Christy's side of the conversation (although mine sounds a bit rough). Still listenable, though, and a very good chat. 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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