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Tag archive: Polaris Podcast (19)

 

Jeremy Dutcher’s Win In Focus For Polaris Podcast EP19

Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for the album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. In the latest episode of the Polaris Podcast we spoke with Dutcher about how he felt when he won and what his name means. Dutcher also spoke on who Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, an album sung entirely in the Wolastoqiyik language, was meant […]

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Polaris Podcast EP18 Examines 2018 Short List

The 10-album 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List has arrived. To document this important occasion we gathered three jurors — Ian Steaman, Laura Stanley and Marc-André Mongrain — to weigh in on each album for the Polaris Podcast. Stanley talked about the gravity behind Jeremy Dutcher’s Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. “It’s about a lot of things, but […]

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Jurors Tackle 2018 Long List On Polaris Podcast EP17

When the 40 album Polaris Long List gets released each year it’s always cause for much discussion. For the latest episode of the Polaris Podcast we got three of the jurors whose votes helped shape the Long List — Michael Rancic, Erin Lowers and Christine McAvoy — to analyze what trends they saw in this […]

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Ask Polaris Anything For Polaris Podcast EP16

Now that we’re deep into #Polaris2018 season we thought it would be a good time to tackle some of your frequently asked Polaris questions. To do this we sat down Polaris executive director Steve Jordan and asked him about how the Polaris prize winner is determined, how the Polaris jury is selected, what musical acts […]

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Hamilton, Ontario In The Spotlight For Polaris Podcast EP15

The Polaris Podcast traveled to Hamilton, Ontario for this live taping event at Jillard Guitars featuring jurors Jamie Tennant (CFMU), J.C. Villamere (villamere.com) and Biljana Njegovan (Cut From Steel) talking records with host Steve Jordan. A wide range of Polaris and Hamilton-related topics were covered by the panel. Tennant used the opportunity to discuss his […]

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Feist, k-os Featured In Polaris Podcast EP14

Feist’s breakout album Let It Die and k-os’ genre-spanning Joyful Rebellion albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. The last episode in our four-part mini-series dedicated to recent Heritage Prize albums, this one features veteran Polaris jurors Karen Bliss and Tabassum Siddiqui […]

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

The Tragically Hip’s 1992 album Fully Completely and Eric’s Trip’s 1993 album Love Tara albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. Veteran East Coast arts reporter and Polaris juror Stephen Cooke talked about the unique sound of Love Tara. “Around that time […]

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Harmonium, Glenn Gould In Focus For Polaris Podcast EP12

For Polaris Podcast episode 12 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations and Harmonium’s L’Heptade. CBC’s Katherine Duncan noted the then-very unusual decision the late-Gould made to not perform live. “He decided. OK, I’m just going to go […]

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The Band, Gordon Lightfoot Heritage Prize Albums In Focus On Polaris Podcast EP 11

For Polaris Podcast episode 11 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Gordon Lightfoot’s Lightfoot! and The Band’s self-titled album. Nick Jennings, a Polaris juror and author of the recently released book Lightfoot, used the podcast to tell a story about the time Lightfoot […]

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Jurors Riff On 2017 Short List For Polaris Podcast EP.8

In the lead-up to our 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List reveal, CBC Music assembled a panel of Polaris jurors including Adrian Lee, Jill Krajewski and Chaka Grier to discuss what they thought would make the Short List. Then, once the Short List was announced, those same jurors got together again after the reveal to […]

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