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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.

Witchpolice Radio Witchpolice Radio

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    • 4.8 ‱ 51 Ratings

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.

    WR849: Paige Drobot

    WR849: Paige Drobot

    Everyone’s favourite freak-rawk guitar wizard, Paige Drobot, is about to release her first full-length, but this one is extra-special.It’s a decade-in-the-works record of songs by her old band, the Psychics, finally getting the release it deserves (Dec. 1 via Transistor 66)!On this episode, we catch up about the album, the Psychics' legacy (such as it is), and all kinds of other fun stuff!Need more Paige in your earholes? Check out episode #376 (April 2019).
    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 a couple bucks a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!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.

    • 40 min
    WR848: Facetape

    WR848: Facetape

    Lots of faces (and voices) on this one! Alternative hip-hop collective Facetape includes a local Winnipeg member (Mr. Introvert), plus vocalists, producers and instrumentalists from all over the map, including Ontario, Michigan, Tennessee, California, and beyond!Here's our conversation about the logistics of putting together such a far-flung group for the new ‘Rosebud’ album, combining a wide range of styles and influences, 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 a couple bucks a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!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.

    • 46 min
    WR847: Neighbour Andy

    WR847: Neighbour Andy

    With the release of their new full-length, ‘Wild One’, last month, local indie rock/pop/roots/etc. twang gang Neighbour Andy are ready to take over your, um
 neighbourhood!Check out our conversation about the record, their ever-changing and maturing sound, finding vulnerability on slower songs, who the ‘most important’ (haha) band members are, 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 a couple bucks a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!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.


     

    • 34 min
    WR846: Manitoba Loud Music Awards

    WR846: Manitoba Loud Music Awards

    If you're listening to this episode right when it comes out, we're less than 24 hours away from this year's instalment of the Manitoba Loud Music Awards, happening Nov. 18 at the Park Theatre!
    I sat down with event founder Dag Aymont and fellow organizing team member Mike Dearman (of the band Ramskull) to talk about the fan-driven celebration of all things local metal/punk/hardcore/rock/etc.We get into the awards’ history, this year’s event (feat. headliners Econoline Crush), and much more! Along with the chat, there are songs by artists who are performing at the event sprinkled throughout the episode, including Econoline Crush, Book of Ghosts, Northern Royals, and Ash & the Arsonists.
    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 a couple bucks a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!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.

    • 39 min
    WR845: Harper K. Smith

    WR845: Harper K. Smith

    Indie pop/freak folk artist Harper K. Smith is a recent transplant to Winnipeg, having moved here from Vancouver a few months back.Here's our conversation about getting into the local music scene as an outsider, DIY recording and her upcoming EP, intensely personal lyrics and the impact of isolation, and much more!
    This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the Manitoba Loud Music Awards!Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon. You can help out for as little as a couple bucks a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!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.

    • 33 min
    WR844: Nickybaby

    WR844: Nickybaby

    I sat down for a conversation with indie rock/Americana singer-songwriter Nicholas Goszer, who records and performs under the name Nickybaby! We talked about his project’s origins during the pandemic and development into a full-fledged band (with some crazy-talented players), catharsis through performing highly personal songs, new music on the horizon, 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, including our latest supporter, Kelly! You can help out for as little as a couple bucks a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! 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.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Midnight Review Presents ,

A glimpse into the Winnipeg music scene...

Hard focus on the bands and musicians that make up the Winnipeg music scene.

Also, Sam is one of the few people left in this world, that is genuinely interested in your physical album.

Mulder109 ,

winnipeg + music = witchpolice radio

if you're ever looking to discover new music from winnipeg + area, there's only one place to go: WITCHPOLICE RADIO. myself, i've found so many brilliant local musicians through the show. and with literally hundreds of episodes + counting, you're sure to happen upon your next favourite artists there too.

Geetyar ,

Best archive of the Winnipeg music scene

This is a great music podcast! I’ve learned so much about our great music scene by listening to countless episodes. He’s got a great setup and variety of all genres which I think is pretty cool. There’s something for every music lover.

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