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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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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September 27, 2022 00:42:55
WR727: Yes We Mystic

WR727: Yes We Mystic

Winnipeg indie/art rock outfit Yes We Mystic will soon cease to exist, but after more than a decade together, they’re going out with a bang.I talked to Mystic member Adam Fuhr about the band’s upcoming final LP, the video project that accompanies it, the Trust Fall hotline (1-877-347-5231), and how final is “final”, really? Want to hear more of Adam on the podcast? Check out his appearance on episode #473 (March 2020), talking about his House of Wonders label. 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 23, 2022 00:38:59
WR726: Freddy and the Fire Nation

WR726: Freddy and the Fire Nation

  Fred Warner, bassist and bandleader of jazz fusion outfit Freddy and the Fire Nation, is back on the show after first appearing on a Quick Hits episode last year.We talked about the band’s upcoming releases, about focusing on a slick, produced sound versus “that greasy goodness”, playing shows, and much more.   Just a heads-up that there were some technical difficulties on this one (as heard in the intro), but it's still a fun listen. Also, since the Fire Nation's full-band recordings have yet to be released, the songs you'll hear on this podcast are Fred's solo demos. 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 19, 2022 01:00:28
WR725: Johnny Sizzle

WR725: Johnny Sizzle

The inimitable Johnny Sizzle has been beating the shit out of an acoustic guitar since before some of you were born.The local acoustic-punk pioneer sat down for a wide-ranging interview (audio-only, technical difficulties) about his cross-Canada travels, frustrations with today’s Winnipeg punk scene, his radio show, the upcoming new record, and much, much more. (He's also, believe it or not, still on MySpace) 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 15, 2022 00:41:16
WR724: JP Hoe

WR724: JP Hoe

I’m not sure why I waited so long to get folk-pop singer-songwriter JP Hoe on the podcast, but we remedied that with a conversation about his new LP, Botanicals, Winnipeg as a source of opportunity, self-examination in the wake of a global pandemic, and much more! 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 12, 2022 00:43:47
WR723: Nestor Wynrush

WR723: Nestor Wynrush

Winnipeg rapper/poet/mentor/administrator/multi-hyphenate Nestor Wynrush is back on the show to talk about an ambitious new live mixtape project, taking place Sept. 16 at the West End Cultural Centre!The project, in collaboration with Wall to Wall Mural and Culture Festival and organizations including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, includes intergenerational collaborations between established and emerging local artists.Really insightful conversation. This episode also features music by artists connected to the event (selected by Ness), including Anthony OKS, Super Duty Tough Work, JayWood, and Bluebloods. Want to hear more of Ness? He's on the following episodes as a guest: #019 (April 2013), #036 (Aug. 2013), #042 (Sept. 2013), #150 (Oct. 2015), #287 (May 2018). He hosted on #101 (Nov. 2014),  #167 (Feb. 2016), and there's probably more I'm forgetting about. 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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