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Polaris Podcast Went To Hamilton For EP15

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

For episode 15 of the Polaris Podcast we went on the road and recorded a house show of sorts in Hamilton, Ontario.

The event, which was held at Jillard Guitars, featured jurors Jamie Tennant (CFMU), J.C. Villamere (villamere.com) and Biljana Njegovan (Cut From Steel).

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Feist & K-OS Featured On Polaris Podcast EP14

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

The focus of Polaris Podcast episode 14 was two albums that had received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Feist’s Let It Die and K-OS’s Joyful Rebellion.

For this episode we interviewed expert Polaris jurors Karen Bliss and Tabassum Siddiqui.

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Tragically Hip & Eric’s Trip Featured In Polaris Podcast EP13

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

For episode 13 of the Polaris Podcast we focused on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — The Tragically Hip’s Fully Completely and Eric’s Trip’s Love Tara.

This episode featured interviews with veteran East Coast arts reporter Stephen Cooke and Michael Barclay, author of the book The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip.

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Harmonium And Glenn Gould Featured On Polaris Podcast EP12

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

For episode 12 of the Polaris Podcast we focused on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Harmonium’s L’Heptade and Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations.

This episode featured analysis of the Gould record from CBC Radio’s Katherine Duncan and an interview with Harmonium’s Louis Valois to discuss the album some people call Quebec’s Dark Side Of The Moon.

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Polaris Podcast EP11 Explores The Band And Gordon Lightfoot

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

In episode 11 of the Polaris Podcast we focused on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — The Band’s The Band and Gordon Lightfoot’s Lightfoot!.

This episode featured expert analysis of these albums from music historian Rob Bowman and author Nick Jennings as well as some bonus insights from Travis Good of The Sadies.

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Polaris Podcast Focuses On 2017 Winner Lido Pimienta

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Lido Pimienta’s La Papessa album won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize.

For for episode 10 of the Polaris Podcast we spoke with Francella Fiallos, one of the grand jurors who advocated for La Papessa at the Polaris Gala on September 18. We also talked to Pimienta, who explained what La Papessa is about.

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Polaris Podcast Explores The 2017 Longer List

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Every year the Polaris Music Prize jury passionately support waaaay more albums than what happens to make the 40 album Long List or 10 album Short List. We call this the “Longer List” and we gathered jurors Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Dustin McGladrey (CFWE), Anupa Mistry (Vevo) and Jean-Étienne Sheehy (freelance journalist) to talk about some of the albums they recommended in 2017.

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