Witchpolice Radio

Hosted ByRyan & Sam

Music talk radio. Interviews and live shows with local independent artists since 2012. Selected as Winnipeg’s “favourite local radio show or podcast” by readers of The Uniter for the third consecutive year. Nominated for a 2019 Canadian Podcast Award.

Here are our latest podcasts.

WR475: Len Bowen

...so this isn't your regular podcast episode. It's actually an interview I did the other day on Instagram live with Winnipeg rap legend Len Bowen. Because I record everything, of course I recorded this too, and here it is in podcast form. It was an interesting experiment and a fun conversation with one of Winnipeg’s finest about his upcoming new project, his work with local hip-hop icons Shadez, and a whole lot more. This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre, and by Trevor Fisher of Way2Wealth Management. 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!

WR474: Derek Kun

One of the first local punk bands I ever got into, back in the ‘90s, was Guy Smiley – and I never really stopped listening to them ever since. This episode is an interview with Guy Smiley frontman Derek Kun, who went on to front Burnthe8track and is currently working on new material of his own. …and Derek has lots of stories from his heavy-touring career. Don’t be surprised if I have him on the podcast for a part two! This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre, by StevO and the Beer Boutique, and by Book of Ghosts. 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!

WR473: House of Wonders

It's a self-isolated chat with Yes We Mystic's Adam Fuhr, all about his brand new record label, House of Wonders, the label’s first release (by Amos the Kid)... and much more! Thankfully we managed to get this one recorded and in the bag mere minutes before my memory card ran out of space! This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre, by Trevor Fisher of Way2Wealth Management, and by Book of Ghosts. Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon, including the latest patron, Jessika Ellement. 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!

WR472: Andrina Turenne

Quarantine-cast continues! Here's a fantastic remote conversation with singer-songwriter Andrina Turenne! You may know her from past projects like Chic Gamine, Madrigaïa or Rudimental, but Andrina is now working on new solo material she’s excited about putting out in the world. We talked about the new music, about being a working musician during a pandemic, about being a bilingual artist and performing French music in a region where it’s a minority language, and much more. This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre, by StevO and the Beer Boutique, and by Book of Ghosts. It’s also brought to you by “Screen Door”, the fantastic new single by Winnipeg singer-songwriter Skylar Bouchard, available now! 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!

WR471: mcenroe

...so quarantine means I’m not doing in-person interviews for the next little while, but doing remotes DOES give me an opportunity to talk to people out-of-town that I’ve always wanted to have on the podcast. Here's a new one with Winnipeg rap icon and Peanuts & Corn boss man mcenroe, live and direct from his home in BC. Stay tuned for a conversation about P&C’s past, present and future, and much more! If you like this episode, you might dig episode #466 with Yy. This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre, by Book of Ghosts, and by Aaron Parsons. Want a 15-second ad on the show for YOUR project? Because of the quarantine, I'm doing 'em for local indie artists for $5 a pop. Enquire within. 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!

WR470: Broose Tulloch

It’s the annual BREWNOs episode with veteran UMFM 101.5 host Broose Tulloch (Beer for Breakfast)! Broose – whose egalitarian local awards show is still scheduled for April 4 at Shannon’s, despite the corona-apocalypse raging outside – talks about the DIY nature of the long-running event, and much more. …and don’t forget: you can help choose the BREWNO nominees by voting online now! Hear Broose’s previous appearances on the podcast here and here. This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre, by Trevor Fisher of Way2Wealth Management, and by StevO and the Beer Boutique. It’s also brought to you by “Screen Door”, the fantastic new single by Winnipeg singer-songwriter Skylar Bouchard, available now! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon, including the latest patron, Violet Vopni. 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!

WR469: Nic Dyson

It's a lovely remote interview with 'acoustic sad' singer-songwriter Nic Dyson, all about his punk background, his highly emotional, personal songwriting, his upcoming (full band!!) record, and a whole heap more. This episode was a long time coming and I’m glad we made it happen. Nic made an appearance on a previous live episode, but this is the first time he's sat down for a formal interview on the show. This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre. …and local electronic artist Tape_Worm, who is playing his first-ever live show at the Osborne Underground March 19 – a gig which also serves as the Vagina Witchcraft tour kickoff and includes past Witchpolice guest Paige Drobot as well! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon, including our latest patron Teresa Johnson – which you can do for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!

WR468: Alex Guidry

Winnipeg punk frontman Alex Guidry sat down for a quick chat about the triumphant return of Elder Abuse (who never technically went away) as well as what’s going on with Nice Cops these days, and a bunch of other skate-punk related stuff! (Shoutout to Jordan Voth for pointing out that Alex looks like an off-brand Post Malone) This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre. …and local electronic artist Tape_Worm, who is playing his first-ever live show at the Osborne Underground March 19 – a gig which also serves as the Vagina Witchcraft tour kickoff and includes past Witchpolice guest Paige Drobot as well! It's also brought to you by "Screen Door", the fantastic new single by Winnipeg singer-songwriter Skylar Bouchard, available now! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon – which you can do for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!

WR467: Comocont with ADiethylamide

Experimental artist Greg Hanec will be presenting his first major solo performance art piece, "Community of Continuity" (as Comocont) on March 14, as part of the ongoing space)doxa series at the Graffiti Gallery. Greg, along with "co-adjutant" Anthony Valade (a/k/a/ ADiethylamide) talk about the event, as well as Winnipeg's experimental music scene and much more. This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre. Don’t forget to check out our pals in Hearing Trees, who are releasing a brand new single at the Park on March 25. ...and local electronic artist Tape_Worm is playing his first-ever live show at the Osborne Underground March 19th, a gig which also serves as the Vagina Witchcraft tour kickoff and includes past Witchpolice guest Paige Drobot as well! Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon – which you can do for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!

WR466: Yy

This episode is a long-awaited interview with one of my favourite local rappers. I sat down with Yy for a great conversation about Winnipeg rap history, Your Brother in My Backpack, Peanuts & Corn, Park-Like Setting, Turn the Gun, his solo records, working with artists like mcenroe, John Smith, Gruf the Druid, the Gumshoe Strut, Rob Crooks, Nestor Wynrush, and others...and a whole hell of a lot more. This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre. It’s also brought to you by Trevor Fisher of Way2Wealth Management, a local Certified Financial Planner who can help you start planning your financial independence. Call him at 204-471-3011 or email him at trevor@way2wealth.ca to get your finances on the right track today! Don't forget to check out our pals in Hearing Trees, who are releasing a brand new single at the Park on March 25. Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon – including newest patrons James Beaver and Steve McGeek – which you can do for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case!