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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April 21, 2022 00:43:13
WR682: Machina II

WR682: Machina II

Here's a very insightful conversation with Cortex and Joe Boy Rock of local rap duo Machina II (last heard on the podcast in 2019)!We talked about the importance of lyricism, friendly competition, reintroducing themselves to Winnipeg audiences, their two new singles, 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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April 18, 2022 02:15:19
In memoriam: Chris Jacques

In memoriam: Chris Jacques

As many of you know, especially those of you here in Winnipeg, Dub Ditch Picnic Records' Chris Jacques died last week. Chris meant an awful lot to the community, and was a good friend and inspiration to so many people in the local music scene -- going back decades. He was also a guest on this podcast twice -- once on an early episode in 2014, and again for a one-on-one interview about Dub Ditch's 10th anniversary in 2020. Both of those episodes are here in one two-hour-and-fifteen-minute mega-podcast for those who want to remember him.The 2014 episode, in particular, was one of the 'lost episodes' -- a series of about 40 podcasts from the early days that, due to my technological incompetence, didn't get added to to the Witchpolice Radio feed when I switched podcast hosting companies, and hasn't been easy to find in the time since.Please enjoy. It's not really a tribute to Chris so much as a reminder of what he was passionate about with Dub Ditch and his other labels (Sundowning and Prairie Fire), and while he's not with us any more, all of the releases he worked so hard on -- and there's a lot of them -- are still on Bandcamp in perpetuity. Check 'em out.(Also, I totally stole this photo from a great piece on Dub Ditch from years back by Sheldon Birnie. You should read that too).Thanks for everything, Chris. You are very missed by all of us.  ...

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April 14, 2022 00:35:04
WR680: Lyberal

WR680: Lyberal

(NOTE: Lyberal's album release show, originally planned for Thursday, has been moved to June 24 due to the blizzard.) Winnipeg (via Cayman Islands) artist Lyberal, who is set to release his debut full-length, Island Hum, is on the podcast!We talked about his influences beyond the obvious reggae and dancehall vibes, gearing up for some big overseas festivals this summer, Manitoba’s burgeoning reggae community, 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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April 11, 2022 00:30:17
WR679: Cheap Heat

WR679: Cheap Heat

The pro wrestling-inspired power-pop punks of Cheap Heat sat down for a quick interview on the podcast! We talked about their new record, the Rope Break Records label, using wrestling (which I, admittedly, don’t know much about) as subject matter/symbolism in their songs, 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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April 08, 2022 00:48:37
WR678: Dirty Catfish Brass Band

WR678: Dirty Catfish Brass Band

For a decade straight, Winnipeg's Dirty Catfish Brass Band has been entertaining audiences and moving dancefloors.I sat down with four members to talk about their upcoming record, the challenges and logistics of being an eight-piece band during the pandemic, determining their set lists for their radically different types of shows (even funerals!) and 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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April 03, 2022 00:50:28
WR677: Jon Krocker

WR677: Jon Krocker

Way back in 1982, electronic artist Jon Krocker made the fantastic Monolog album, which was released locally on cassette.Decades later, it found its way to the right ears and was reissued on vinyl by a U.S. label in 2018.We talked about his experiences creating electronic sounds in those early days, the record being rediscovered and why it continues to resonate with listeners, 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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