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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November 07, 2022 00:35:00
WR739: Bicycle Face

WR739: Bicycle Face

It’s the triumphant return of Bicycle Face to the podcast!I hung out with the mostly non-Christmas joy-pop duo and talked about their upcoming space-themed album, returning from the great Unicycle Face schism, Myrrhvana and Xmas EPs, making music videos with cows, and so much more! Note: At a few points there's some weird robot-sounding (thematically appropriate, eh?) feedback on one of the BF members' ends of the conversation, but it certainly doesn't take away from the interview at all. Can't get enough Bicycle Face? Hear them way back on episode 169 (March 2016), and hear the members individually on episodes 500 (Theresa, July 2020) and 533 (Ava, Oct. 2020). This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! 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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November 04, 2022 00:46:17
WR738: Matt Foster

WR738: Matt Foster

You may remember singer-songwriter Matt Foster from such bands as The Crooked Brothers… but have you heard the new solo record, True Needs? (Hint: you really should)I sat down with Matt for a conversation about the new album, tackling 'horrible' topics in a meaningful way, having a DIY punk rock attitude, reconnecting with technology, and so much more! Want more Matt? Check out episode #102 from way back in 2014.   This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon, including latest patrons Meet The Geeks and Joe Proulx. 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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737

October 31, 2022 01:10:31
From The Vault: The Zags / Neil Osborne (2014)

From The Vault: The Zags / Neil Osborne (2014)

Here's one more throwback (the last one for a while) -- a re-release of one of the "lost" podcasts from 2014 -- an early Witchpolice recording that didn't get added to the current podcast feed. This one was originally released as #80 in June of that year, and features an in-studio interview and performance by local garage rockers The Zags (later to become The Zorgs), as well as a special call-in guest: Neil Osborne of iconic Canadian rockers 54-40! I hope you dig it. It's in the show's old format, so if you're new to Witchpolice Radio, you're better off listening to a 2022 episode, but if you're looking for a fun throwback, here we are.  Here's what I said about it back in 2014: This is a full episode! Not only do we have Winnipeg garage-punk weirdos the Zags in-studio for a live performance, but we talk to Neil Osborne —frontman of Canadian rock icons 54-40 — over the phone! 54-40 is currently crowdfunding a brand new record, so we talk to Neil about that and about the band’s 30+ year history. The Zags get animated about this week’s randomly-generated theme word (“hands”), and good times are had by all!Back to your regularly-scheduled programming next episode! ...

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October 28, 2022 00:42:41
WR736: Butterfist Funhouse

WR736: Butterfist Funhouse

Great chat with the delightful pizza-loving (they made a concept album about it) weirdos in Butterfist Funhouse.We talked about the new record, Illegal Oregano: an Italian Drama, songwriting, cannibalism, nebulous genre labels, and much more.  This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! 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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October 24, 2022 01:06:06
From the Vault: The Planet Smashers (2014)

From the Vault: The Planet Smashers (2014)

Here's another throwback -- a re-release of one of the "lost" podcasts from 2014 -- an early Witchpolice recording that didn't get added to the current podcast feed. This one was originally released as #73, featuring Matt and Patrick of Montreal ska legends The Planet Smashers as our guests. Ignore what I say in the intro: this was ONE of our early attempts at interviewing an artist from out of town, but not the very first.  I hope you dig it. It's in the show's old format, so if you're new to Witchpolice Radio, you're better off listening to a 2022 episode, but if you're looking for a fun throwback, here we are. ...and yes, that cover image is an accurate depiction of our recording setup back then. We did everything in the jamspace in then-co-host Jon's basement. The dryer in the background was a prominent feature. Here's what I said about it back in 2014: This week we talk to Matt and Patrick of the legendary Planet Smashers about their new record, their experiences as a ska band with 20 years of history, and this week's randomly-generated theme word: TERROR.Back to your regularly-scheduled programming next episode! ...

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October 20, 2022 00:36:56
WR734: Pacman

WR734: Pacman

Rap battles in 2022 are a completely different thing than I remember. I had a very enlightening conversation with Pacman, who has been participating in battles here in Winnipeg and across Canada.Check out our chat about battling as comedy/performance art rather than a strictly musical pursuit, using rap as a springboard to stand-up comedy and writing, whether there’s a “line” that shouldn’t be crossed when insulting an opponent, and much more!   This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company, who have brand new Witchpolice merch in the works! Watch for that! 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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