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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.

    WR888: C. Samms

    WR888: C. Samms

    Synthesizer enthusiast C. Samms has an imminent new LP, ‘Bouquet’ (out May 3), so we sat down to talk about the album — the first C. Samms release in five years or so.This episode features our conversation about adding a human element to machine sounds, releasing the new album on cassette (and vinyl), converting the songs to a live setting, 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! Thanks to everyone who has subscribed so far, including our latest patron, DNygk!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
    WR887: Solhounds

    WR887: Solhounds

    Remember Solhounds? It’s been a minute, but the 'heavy metal grunge' outfit is back this month for their first show in five years or so (April 26 at the West End Cultural Centre). They’ll be playing two sets: one of original music, and the other… heavy versions of music from the Shania Twain songbook.Here's our conversation about the reunion gig, what the future holds, the WHY?!?!? of the whole SolTwain thing, and much more!
    Need more Solhounds in your life? Hear earlier incarnations of the band on episode #142 (Aug. 2015) and #249 (Sept. 2017).


    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.




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    WR886: 'Mom's House' interviews pt. I (2017-18)

    WR886: 'Mom's House' interviews pt. I (2017-18)

    I'm not the only one out here interviewing local artists. Beginning in 2017, a group of DIY filmmakers who operated as a collective called Young Media put out a YouTube show called 'Mom's House'. 
    The short-lived channel featured a bunch of guest hosts, and I was lucky enough to have hosted a total of six episodes. 'Mom's House' is long-defunct, and while the videos are still out there on Young Media's inactive YouTube channel, I thought it would be fun to reintroduce the show to Witchpolice podcast listeners.
    This episode features three interviews I conducted (plus live performances) for the show, featuring Northern Lights Drive, Jason G. Eastwood (also heard on the podcast on episode #668), plus Micah Erenberg (#499) with Sophie Stevens (#304).
    Stay tuned for a part II, featuring three more artists, to be released in the next couple of weeks.
    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.

    • 51 min
    WR885: Quinton Blair

    WR885: Quinton Blair

    The reason Quinton Blair is one of my favourite guests on the podcast is the same reason he’s one of my favourite local songwriters: dude can tell a story.I caught up with Q on the road outside a truck stop somewhere in Alberta. Here's our conversation about his new music, weekend jaunts out west, learning a songbook and a half of country covers through osmosis, pop radio maintaining its stranglehold on country… and much more!
    Need more Quinton Blair in your life? Check out his past appearances on episodes #665 (Feb. 2022), #428 (Oct. 2019), #396 (June 2019), #162 (Jan. 2016) and #127 (May 2015)
    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.

    • 44 min
    WR884: Compost

    WR884: Compost

    Instrumental trio (drums/bass/Rhodes) Compost recently put out an excellent debut tape of “nutrient rich music for a healthy body and mind” — inspired by ‘90s hip-hop beats, jazz, electronic music, etc.Stay tuned for a conversation about their improv-heavy writing and recording process, future plans, 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.

    • 40 min
    WR883: SubCity

    WR883: SubCity

    Although a global pandemic threw a wrench into their initial reunion plans four years ago, reggae/soul/rock n’ rollers SubCity are coming back for one night only at the Park Theatre April 13.Here's my conversation with Darryl (sax) and Johannes (vocals/guitar) about next month’s show — their first as SubCity in a dozen years — the band’s history and legacy, whether they’re a ska band and how to define it, and much more.Although neither guest has been on the podcast before to talk about SubCity, they've each been on a few times to talk about other projects over the years. Darryl was on episodes #040 (Sept. 2013) and #058 (Jan. 2014), plus he played in our Big Mix-Up and Little Mix-Up bands (#220 and #216, 2017). Johannes was on episodes #269 (Feb. 2018), #458 (Feb. 2020), and #683 (April 2022).
    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.

    • 44 min

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