Exploring the rich and intriguing stories behind the Canadian albums nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Featuring artist interviews & in-depth juror analysis.
Ep.25 - Broken Social Scene & Kid Koala
Broken Social Scene's 'You Forgot It In People' and Kid Koala's 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome' are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. We'll interview BSS's Brendan Canning about 'You Forgot It In People' on top of an interview with Kid Koala where he spoke with juror Alain Brunet in Montreal.
Ep.24 - Alanis Morissette & Dream Warriors
Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' and Dream Warriors' 'And Now The Legacy Begins' headline this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. We'll hear expert analysis of 'Jagged Little Pill' from author and Polaris juror Andrea Warner in addition to a deep dive on 'And Now The Legacy Begins' with juror Mary Dickie.
Ep.23 - Rush & Bruce Cockburn
Rush's '2112' and Bruce Cockburn's 'Stealing Fire' are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. We'll hear expert analysis of '2112' from expert Polaris juror Adrien Begrand as well as an exclusive interview with Cockburn.
Ep.22 - Neil Young & Jean-Pierre Ferland
Neil Young's 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere' and Jean-Pierre Ferland's 'Jaune' are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. We'll hear expert analysis of Young's album from from expert Polaris juror Mary Dickie as well as an exclusive interview with Ferland by juror Nicholas Tittley.
Ep.21 - Woolworm, Laura Sauvage, Souljazz Orchestra & L CON
With the 2018 Polaris season winding down, we used this episode to highlight some of our producers' favourite albums which didn't make the Long List. We'll be exploring Woolworm's 'Deserve To Die,' Laura Sauvage's 'The Beautiful,' Souljazz Orchestra's 'Under Burning Skies' and L CON's 'Insecurities in Being.'
Ep.20 - The Weather Station & Jennifer Castle
The Weather Station and Jennifer Castle have recorded a pair of songs together for the third edition of the Polaris Cover Sessions, sponsored by Stingray Music. Included here is The Weather Station’s “I Tried to Wear the World (feat. Jennifer Castle)." Stingray Music host and Polaris juror Zachary Monson spoke to Castle and The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman about their musical partnership.
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