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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November 18, 2022 00:41:47
WR742: Matt Pitre a/k/a Jerry Can

WR742: Matt Pitre a/k/a Jerry Can

Had a good chat on the podcast with Matt Pitre, who you may recognize from metal outfit Book of Ghosts!We talked about new music from that project, as well as his new hip-hop venture as Jerry Can, upcoming group Neighbours... and much more! NOTE: Due to an equipment issue, the first three minutes or so of the interview has fairly crappy sound quality (mostly my end of the conversation), but after that, it's fine. Thanks for your patience. Want more Book of Ghosts? Check out episode #452 (Jan. 2020). 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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741

November 14, 2022 00:30:35
WR741: GMB Chomichuk

WR741: GMB Chomichuk

Acclaimed local graphic novelist GMB Chomichuk is back on the show for the first time in almost a decade!Stay tuned for a conversation about comics, creating, his desire to collaborate with the local music community, the way the word “Witchpolice” has haunted him for years, and much more.It’s a fun one, and local musicians are going to want to hear about his ideas for collaboration. Want more? Hear GMB Chomichuk's first appearance on the podcast way back on episode 54 (Dec. 2013).   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 (like Steve, the latest supporter. Thanks, Steve!) 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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740

November 11, 2022 00:45:37
WR740: Kieran West

WR740: Kieran West

It’s been a few years since singer-songwriter Kieran West was on the podcast and a lot has changed.We talked about his upcoming solo record, his new band, Looking Inward — and how fatherhood, sobriety and the pandemic have impacted his songwriting and outlook.There’s also a bunch of conversation about the lasting appeal of Midwest emo!   Want more Kieran West? Check out episode #348 (Jan. 2019)   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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739

November 07, 2022 00:35:00
WR739: Bicycle Face

WR739: Bicycle Face

It’s the triumphant return of Bicycle Face to the podcast!I hung out with the mostly non-Christmas joy-pop duo and talked about their upcoming space-themed album, returning from the great Unicycle Face schism, Myrrhvana and Xmas EPs, making music videos with cows, and so much more! Note: At a few points there's some weird robot-sounding (thematically appropriate, eh?) feedback on one of the BF members' ends of the conversation, but it certainly doesn't take away from the interview at all. Can't get enough Bicycle Face? Hear them way back on episode 169 (March 2016), and hear the members individually on episodes 500 (Theresa, July 2020) and 533 (Ava, Oct. 2020). 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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738

November 04, 2022 00:46:17
WR738: Matt Foster

WR738: Matt Foster

You may remember singer-songwriter Matt Foster from such bands as The Crooked Brothers… but have you heard the new solo record, True Needs? (Hint: you really should)I sat down with Matt for a conversation about the new album, tackling 'horrible' topics in a meaningful way, having a DIY punk rock attitude, reconnecting with technology, and so much more! Want more Matt? Check out episode #102 from way back in 2014.   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, including latest patrons Meet The Geeks and Joe Proulx. 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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737

October 31, 2022 01:10:31
From The Vault: The Zags / Neil Osborne (2014)

From The Vault: The Zags / Neil Osborne (2014)

Here's one more throwback (the last one for a while) -- a re-release of 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 #80 in June of that year, and features an in-studio interview and performance by local garage rockers The Zags (later to become The Zorgs), as well as a special call-in guest: Neil Osborne of iconic Canadian rockers 54-40! 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 is a full episode! Not only do we have Winnipeg garage-punk weirdos the Zags in-studio for a live performance, but we talk to Neil Osborne —frontman of Canadian rock icons 54-40 — over the phone! 54-40 is currently crowdfunding a brand new record, so we talk to Neil about that and about the band’s 30+ year history. The Zags get animated about this week’s randomly-generated theme word (“hands”), and good times are had by all!Back to your regularly-scheduled programming next episode! ...

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