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February 07, 2022 00:36:32
WR662: Paper Machetes

WR662: Paper Machetes

Here's an interview with Christy Taronno (vocals/keyboards) of alt-pop outfit Paper Machetes!We talked about the new Balancing Act EP, writing pop songs with substance, releasing a debut record during the pandemic, and much more.As you'll hear in the disclaimer at the beginning, I had a file problem, but was able to salvage Christy's side of the conversation (although mine sounds a bit rough). Still listenable, though, and a very good chat. 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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February 03, 2022 00:33:05
WR661: Ian Krochak

WR661: Ian Krochak

When Niverville singer-songwriter Ian Krochak was last on the podcast, he was just in the process of re-launching himself as an artist after a number of years out of the game.We caught up and talked about the development of his country/roots-rock sound, tapping into creativity through the pandemic, a podcast project he’ll be launching soon, and much more.Note: This interview was a little longer than it appears here, but we had a bad connection for part of the interview (Ian was on a cell phone and there was a storm), so some of it was unusable, unfortunately. 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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January 30, 2022 00:40:43
WR660: Checkered Past

WR660: Checkered Past

It's a rare excursion outside of Manitoba for a chat with Rob Piquette, one of the hosts of Checkered Past: A Ska'd Cast.We talked podcasting, the past, present and future of ska music — including, of course, his views on Winnipeg’s ska scene growing up in Alberta — and much more!It’s a departure from the usual (very Manitoba-centric) guests I have on the show, but I had a blast with Rob (and his sister and co-host Celine) last year on an episode of their show about JFK & the Conspirators, so I wanted to return the favour. 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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January 27, 2022 00:44:10
WR659: Mike Peters of Cancer Bats

WR659: Mike Peters of Cancer Bats

My old pal Mike Peters of Cancer Bats is back on the show, and we're talking about his primary project for the first time!We talked about their upcoming (recorded in Winnipeg) new record, living here while the rest of the band is in Toronto, the “acoustic” version of the Bats, and much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the new Good + Plenty Producer's Club podcast!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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January 24, 2022 00:45:53
WR658: Ancient Raven Records

WR658: Ancient Raven Records

Ancient Raven Records is a new Gimli-based label releasing cassettes and vinyl.I had a conversation with the label’s founder, Jønas Scott — who released one of my favourite local albums last year as Van Allen — about past, present and future projects, including Smoky Tiger tapes, a vinyl reissue of a 1970s Interlake classic, and much more.Van Allen tracks are sprinkled throughout the conversation!Full disclosure: Ancient Raven is releasing a remastered cassette of my old band, The Mouth-Boat, which you should all pick up now!This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the new Good + Plenty Producer's Club podcast!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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January 20, 2022 00:42:43
WR657: Gruf, Yy and Rob Crooks

WR657: Gruf, Yy and Rob Crooks

Veteran Winnipeg MCs Gruf (Fermented Reptile, Frek Sho) and Yy (Park-Like Setting, Your Brother In My Backpack), alongside producer Rob Crooks are on the show about their outstanding new ‘Mental Health Day’ record!We talked about Gruf and Yy’s long-awaited team-up, the album’s lyrically dense sound, how boundaries were pushed on both vocals and beats, and much more!Get Mental Health Day now from Saskatoon Folk Rap Records (after you check out the podcast, of course). This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the new Good + Plenty Producer's Club podcast!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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