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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748

December 09, 2022 00:38:49
WR748: Age of Self

WR748: Age of Self

Great conversation on this one with Cam Scott, frontman of Age of Self, about hardcore’s ‘complex musical ecology’, sprinting out of the gate as a new band that is already touring, the welcome physicality of playing in a loud band, 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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747

December 05, 2022 00:42:36
WR747: Nick Friesen

WR747: Nick Friesen

Winnipeg’s Nick Friesen is a busy guy these days.Nick is the artist, animator and songwriter behind cartoon band Olivia Sea, which has expanded to a comic book series, an upcoming graphic novel, and a recent cassette release.He also recently published a collection of short stories and — via his Jaded & Elated and Inservice Records projects — is putting together a tribute album to ‘90s indie rockers Transistor Sound & Lighting Co.We talked about all of this and then some. Check it out! Need more Nick? Hear him on episodes 96 (Oct. 2014) and 154 (Nov. 2015) as a member of Futurekids and on episode 378 (April 2019) as himself. 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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746

December 02, 2022 00:31:59
WR746: Warped and Creased

WR746: Warped and Creased

I’ve been doing this a while, but I’m not the only long-running music podcaster in this sordid little burg.The hosts of Warped and Creased have been talking about (and reviewing) extreme metal since 2014!We had a conversation about podcasting as a lifeline during the pandemic, the ongoing appeal of physical media in this streaming dystopia, an upcoming show they’re presenting (alongside Eye and Ear Control Records) at the Park Theatre, 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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745

November 28, 2022 00:41:12
WR745: KNG JMZ

WR745: KNG JMZ

This episode features an interesting interview with ‘new’ — but not new to the culture — local hip-hop artist KNG JMZ!   Check out our conversation about navigating the administrative side of music, the way rap has changed, the importance of lyrics, and much more!   Note: as I mention in the intro, I had to use the backup audio for this episode because of a file problem, but it's still absolutely listenable.   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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744

November 25, 2022 00:48:24
WR744: Hypernashion

WR744: Hypernashion

  Winnipeg’s Hypernashion has been combining electronic beats, blues/rock guitars, dub reggae and punk rock influences and more for many years, and they’re almost ready to release a new album on their own DIY Hyper Recordz label.I sat down with three members of the group for a conversation about the collective’s unique sound, combining live instruments with electronic beats, the band’s Polish roots, and much more.   Want more Hypernashion? Hear bandleader Arturo on episode #129 (June 2015) and #163 (Jan. 2016).   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, like our newest patron, Michael Dearman (who will get an on-air shoutout next episode). Thanks, Mike! 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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743

November 21, 2022 00:55:02
WR743: Ramskull

WR743: Ramskull

On this episode, I get heavy with local metal band Ramskull, who are back with a new album, ‘Parasitic Sapiens’!We talked about the grief of losing a bandmate and the catharsis of performing his songs, about playing on diverse bills, 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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