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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.

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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.

    WR727: Yes We Mystic

    WR727: Yes We Mystic

    Winnipeg indie/art rock outfit Yes We Mystic will soon cease to exist, but after more than a decade together, they‚Äôre going out with a bang.I talked to Mystic member Adam Fuhr about the band‚Äôs upcoming final LP, the video project that accompanies it, the Trust Fall hotline (1-877-347-5231), and how final is ‚Äúfinal‚ÄĚ, really?
    Want to hear more of Adam on the podcast? Check out his appearance on episode #473 (March 2020), talking about his House of Wonders label.
    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!

    • 42 min
    WR726: Freddy and the Fire Nation

    WR726: Freddy and the Fire Nation

     
    Fred Warner, bassist and bandleader of jazz fusion outfit Freddy and the Fire Nation, is back on the show after first appearing on a Quick Hits episode last year.We talked about the band‚Äôs upcoming releases, about focusing on a slick, produced sound versus ‚Äúthat greasy goodness‚ÄĚ, playing shows, and much more.
     
    Just a heads-up that there were some technical difficulties on this one (as heard in the intro), but it's still a fun listen. Also, since the Fire Nation's full-band recordings have yet to be released, the songs you'll hear on this podcast are Fred's solo demos.
    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!

    • 38 min
    WR725: Johnny Sizzle

    WR725: Johnny Sizzle

    The inimitable Johnny Sizzle has been beating the shit out of an acoustic guitar since before some of you were born.The local acoustic-punk pioneer sat down for a wide-ranging interview (audio-only, technical difficulties) about his cross-Canada travels, frustrations with today’s Winnipeg punk scene, his radio show, the upcoming new record, and much, much more.
    (He's also, believe it or not, still on MySpace)
    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!

    • 1 hr
    WR724: JP Hoe

    WR724: JP Hoe

    I’m not sure why I waited so long to get folk-pop singer-songwriter JP Hoe on the podcast, but we remedied that with a conversation about his new LP, Botanicals, Winnipeg as a source of opportunity, self-examination in the wake of a global pandemic, and much more!
    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!

    • 41 min
    WR723: Nestor Wynrush

    WR723: Nestor Wynrush

    Winnipeg rapper/poet/mentor/administrator/multi-hyphenate Nestor Wynrush is back on the show to talk about an ambitious new live mixtape project, taking place Sept. 16 at the West End Cultural Centre!The project, in collaboration with Wall to Wall Mural and Culture Festival and organizations including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, includes intergenerational collaborations between established and emerging local artists.Really insightful conversation. This episode also features music by artists connected to the event (selected by Ness), including Anthony OKS, Super Duty Tough Work, JayWood, and Bluebloods.
    Want to hear more of Ness? He's on the following episodes as a guest: #019 (April 2013), #036 (Aug. 2013), #042 (Sept. 2013), #150 (Oct. 2015), #287 (May 2018). He hosted on #101 (Nov. 2014),  #167 (Feb. 2016), and there's probably more I'm forgetting about.
    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!

    • 43 min
    WR722: Scott Nolan live in the backyard

    WR722: Scott Nolan live in the backyard

    Scott Nolan is one of Winnipeg's finest singer-songwriters, and on Sept. 3 he performed an intimate little set to a small crowd in my backyard.
    This isn't a regular podcast -- it's audio from Scott's live show, featuring musical highlights that make up about half of his total set.
    Scott was on a regular interview episode of the podcast back in May, talking about his gorgeous new record with composer/arranger Glenn Buhr, The Suburb Beautiful.
    To hear more of Scott Nolan on the podcast, check out episode #367 (March 2019) and #521 (Sept. 2021).
    Back to your regularly-scheduled interview show next week!
    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!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 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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