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 11, 2014 01:15:38
WR091: Dave Hillyard of The Slackers

WR091: Dave Hillyard of The Slackers

New York ska/reggae/soul legends [**Th** **e Slackers**](http://theslackers.com/) are coming to Winnipeg for the first time in over a decade, so we had a conversation with sax player **[Dave Hillyard](https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Hillyard-Saxophonist-Official-Page/138945632787315)**! Dave talked about life on the road, reissuing classic Slackers material on vinyl ("vinyl" being the randomly-generated theme this week), his influences as a musician and more. If you're in Winnipeg, you can check out the Slackers' triumphant return to the 'Peg on [Sept. 19 at the West End Cultural Centre.](http://www.wecc.ca/site09/performers/The_Slackers.html) ...

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September 04, 2014 01:15:30
WR090: Mobina Galore

WR090: Mobina Galore

Things get spooooky this week with the mighty **[Mobina Galore](http://mobinagalore.com/) ** and the randomly-generated "ghost" theme! Jenna (guitar/vocals) and Marcia (drums/vocals) have been busy -- they're preparing a new album to be released this December, have been touring relentlessly, and recently released the awesome ["Bad Love Song" video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flYzE7U66fk)... but they also made time to hang out in the Witchpolice basement! If you're in Winnipeg, you can also check out your new favourite local duo live at the [ **Team Steve **Summer Slammer](https://www.facebook.com/events/1512967315606780/) on Sept. 5, alongside past Witchpolice Radio guests **[Union Stockyards](http://www.witchpolice.com/2014/06/witchpolice-radio-episode-79-where-ego.html)** and some other great local punk acts. ...

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February 06, 2014 01:45:15
WR060: James Hope Howard / The Invisible Man

WR060: James Hope Howard / The Invisible Man

We’re tackling the “wrath” theme this week with guests Aaron Young (a/k/a DJ The Invisible Man) of JFK and the Conspirators alongside blogger (Slurpees and Murder) and radio personality (Winnipeg Internet Pundits) James Hope Howard (who, apparently, is also the maniac behind Winnipeg Cat!)We talk mini golf, murder and more! ...

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January 30, 2014 01:28:38
WR059: The Unbelievable Bargains

WR059: The Unbelievable Bargains

Things are a little fishy on this week's episode of Witchpolice Radio.   Jon is solo-hosting once again, and he discusses sea creatures with Marshall Birch and Steve Basham of Winnipeg goof-rockers the Unbelievable Bargains. There's also a mysterious guest co-host known as "Arctic Char" joining in the fun.   The fellas from the Bargains performed live, and while Steve's song is the one that ended up on the show, you can still catch Marshall's performance in video form below. ...

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January 23, 2014 02:05:57
WR058: Vampires / Darryl Reilly

WR058: Vampires / Darryl Reilly

This week’s episode features a live performance by Winnipeg two-piece VAMPIRES, who are preparing to play their first show in a year. They’re joined by returning guest Darryl Reilly of the Guerrillas of Soul to talk about the “advertising” theme.   Check out previous recordings by both bands on Witchpolice: a single by GoS and a Tales From CKUW session by Vampires. ...

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January 15, 2014 01:35:36
WR057: Buggsy #1

WR057: Buggsy #1

Witchpolice Radio went outernational this week! While we've talked to out-of-town guests on the show before, this episode marks the first time we've had a guest from overseas. Joining us on the line from Bristol, UK, to talk about this week's "alarm" theme -- and his righteous new album The Great Escape: Season Two -- was Buggsy #1.   Buggsy talked at great length about England's rap scene, the influence of reggae and dancehall on the culture, and growing up in a Rasta community. It's an interesting chat, and while he couldn't perform live like some of our in-studio guests have in the past (because of the whole in England thing), he did deliver some a cappella lyrics during the discussion. Do yourself a favour and check out his music now. ...

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