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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702

June 30, 2022 00:43:54
WR702: Ben Lowe

WR702: Ben Lowe

Winnipeg’s Ben Lowe is the new face behind the bass for acclaimed Canadian blues/rock/reggae staples Big Sugar, but it’s in his blood — he’s the son of late Big Sugar bassist (and reggae icon) Garry Lowe.We talked about carrying on his dad’s legacy, finding time to play music with his own trio here in Winnipeg, and much more. As regular listeners know, I like to include songs by the interviewee in each episode, but Ben said he wasn't sure he had any of his own material he was ready to share (yet)... "so why not use some Big Sugar?"...so I found a pandemic cut of "If I Had My Way," featuring a whole bunch of Canadian celebrities (and Ben handling some of the vocals/acoustic guitar), so that's in here... and I took the opportunity to force some tracks from Big Sugar's 20+ year old 'Alkaline' dub project on you. Ben's obviously not playing on these (but his dad is), and I remain -- to this day -- shocked that 'Alkaline' isn't more wildly known. It rules. It's still my favourite Big Sugar-related project to date, although we'll see what the new lineup has in store for the 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 ...

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701

June 27, 2022 00:37:05
WR701: The Environmental Musician

WR701: The Environmental Musician

  Emily Thoroski, a/k/a The Environmental Musician, is a singer-songwriter and wildlife biologist who creates music with a focus on environmental conservation!We talked about performing music with a message in unlikely venues, creating programming that combines art and science, loving pop-punk, 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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700

June 23, 2022 00:46:33
WR700: KEN mode

WR700: KEN mode

Whoa! 700 episodes! Who knew this podcast would make it this far? This one's a banger, as the kids say. It's an interview with KEN mode frontman Jesse Matthewson, in which we talked about the long-running Winnipeg noise rockers' upcoming eighth LP, “Null” — part of a two-album arc.This conversation also touches on the band becoming a four-piece after decades as a trio (adding Kathryn Kerr on sax/synth), being involved in the business side of music, finding ways to enjoy performing again, 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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699

June 20, 2022 00:45:49
WR699: Robb Nash

WR699: Robb Nash

Robb Nash is much more than just a guy in a rock band — he’s also a motivational speaker, and a passionate mental health advocate known for his work in Canadian schools.We talked about the impact of the pandemic on his advocacy work, the Robb Nash Project’s new album — and how his music ties into to his public persona — 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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698

June 16, 2022 00:52:19
WR698: Tetyana Haraschuk

WR698: Tetyana Haraschuk

With a long-awaited Jazz Winnipeg gig June 17, drummer and composer Tetyana Haraschuk is playing her first local show since the release of her excellent debut album last year.We talked about her new sounds and textures, the prospect of performing live at Cinematheque, gaining inspiration from her origins in Ukraine and current home base of Spain, and much more! Need more Tetyana Haraschuk? Check out episode #630 from 2021! 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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697

June 13, 2022 00:38:38
WR697: Dog Dad Posse

WR697: Dog Dad Posse

I caught up with BC (via Toronto via Winnipeg) rapper Dog Dad Posse to talk about his upcoming material (including contributions from a number of local Manitoba artists), his ultra-DIY West Hawk Tapes label, linking up with producers as far away as Nigeria, and much more. This episode features music by Dog Dad Posse and collaborators, including Canadian acts Strawberry Shorttemper, Percy Piffus and T-Bai, as well as King Lxcx and Diabxlical Kay from South Africa, and CE Savage and DG Woks from Nigeria! Need more Dog Dad Posse? Check out episode #604 from 2021. 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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