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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.

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

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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.

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

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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.

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

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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.

The Polaris Podcast is available in all the usual places — iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc — but you can listen to the full episode right this second via Soundcloud here:

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Polaris Podcast vs The 2017 Short List

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

When the Polaris Music Prize released its ten album 2017 Short List it also enlisted CBC Music and a batch of jurors to talk about what made the list, and what didn’t.

The Polaris folks then turned the result of that conversation into episode eight of the Polaris Podcast.

The most helpful way people can listen to the podcast would be by subscribing to it in iTunes. But those craving convenience can listen to it below on Soundcloud.

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When Polaris Podcast Went To Ottawa

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

This past June the Polaris Music Prize went to Ottawa, Ontario to unveil the 40-album 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List.

This also meant it brought along my baby, the Polaris Podcast.

We did a live taping where Polaris jurors Ryan Bresee (CKCU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1 FM), Valerie Lessard (Le Droit) and Fateema Sayani (Ottawa Magazine) analyzed the Long List.

To find out what they said listen to the episode here:

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Cadence Weapon On The Polaris Podcast

Cadence Weapon at the 2006 Polaris Gala. Photo by Dustin Rabin.

Cadence Weapon at the 2006 Polaris Gala. Photo by Dustin Rabin.

Awhile back the Polaris Podcast got ace rapper and Edmonton for-lifer Cadence Weapon to reflect on his classic 2005 album Breaking Kayfabe.

To listen to the man known as Rollie Pemberton talk about this record as well as his love of Dan Bejar’s Destroyer, hit the Soundcloud player below.

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