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 17, 2022 00:46:28
WR733: Ezoman

WR733: Ezoman

Fantastic conversation on this episode with rapper/poet/entrepreneur Ezoman!We talked about changing the perception around hip-hop shows, formally releasing his new album, "Duality," growing as an artist and a person, and much more. The release party for "Duality" takes place Nov. 5 at Infinity Ultra Lounge and Bar. Want more Ezoman? Check out his appearance on episode #549 (Dec. 2020). 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 14, 2022 00:32:22
WR732: Election Special with Natalie Smith and Omar Kinnarath

WR732: Election Special with Natalie Smith and Omar Kinnarath

There’s a municipal election happening, Winnipeg, and as your friendly neighbourhood music podcast, I sat down with a couple of folks from the local music scene who happen to be running for council.Stay tuned for a great conversation with Omar Kinnarath (who you may remember from local hardcore bands like Intafada and Rogue Nation back in the day), and Natalie Smith (ex-Silence Kit, now in Mulligrub).As I’ve said in EVERY election-themed show I’ve done over the years, I’m not endorsing either candidate (I’m not in their wards anyway) or anyone else. Please read up on the candidates in your area and vote for whoever best represents you. Just vote.Back to your regularly-scheduled programming next episode! Note: I say "ridings" instead of "wards" about a billion times on this episode. Oops.  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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731

October 11, 2022 00:37:28
WR731: Brandi Vezina

WR731: Brandi Vezina

Country singer-songwriter Brandi Vezina is on the show!Check out this conversation about her new single, getting nominated for five Manitoba Country Music Association awards this year, going in an outlaw country direction, 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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730

October 07, 2022 00:42:25
WR730: The Rainy Day Apparel

WR730: The Rainy Day Apparel

Carman, Manitoba singer-songwriter Nathan Strange, a/k/a The Rainy Day Apparel, is on the show talking about his new EP, being inspired by the stories of people around you, fleshing out songs with a full band, and much more. Want to hear more of The Rainy Day Apparel? Check out episode 377 (April 2019) 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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729

October 03, 2022 00:24:03
WR729: Natalya

WR729: Natalya

Local reggae/dancehall artist Natalya is on the show to talk about her deadly new single, ‘Don’t Give Up’!She sat down for a great conversation about reggae in Winnipeg, launching her solo career, roots vs dancehall, and much more. This one's a little shorter than usual because only the one song is included, but stay tuned for more Natalya releases in future. 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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September 30, 2022 01:19:04
From the Vault: Beefdonut (2014)

From the Vault: Beefdonut (2014)

As many of you know, I lost my voice recently, so I couldn't record as many interviews this week as I usually would. In order to not miss an episode, I decided to re-release 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 #83, featuring Joel "Beefdonut" Klaverkamp as our guest. It was selected based on your social media votes. 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 week, Sam and Rob hang out with longtime stalwart of the Winnipeg music scene, Joel Klaverkamp. In addition to 20+ years of work under the name Beefdonut (including an excellent new album), Joel has played with very recognizable names in the city's musical history, including The Hummers, Skingerbreadman ...and the legendary (only to us) band that convinced us DIY music was possible way back in the 90s, Alien Hybrid!Jon was away for this episode, so we couldn't use our regular studio spot in his basement. This one was recorded in a spot Joel had access to "high above Winnipeg's historic Exchange District," so if you notice an inferior sound quality throughout, it's because we're not on home ice for this one.Back to your regularly-scheduled content in a few days! Thanks, y'all! ...

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