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Polaris Podcast Episode 12: Harmonium & Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations and Harmonium’s L’Heptade albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations.

We’ll hear expert analysis of the Gould record from CBC Radio’s Katherine Duncan and then speak with Harmonium’s Louis Valois to discuss the album some people call Quebec’s Dark Side Of The Moon.


Polaris Podcast Episode 11: The Band & Gordon Lightfoot

We focus 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!. We’ll hear expert analysis of these albums from music historian Rob Bowman and author Nick Jennings as well as some bonus insights from The Sadies’ Travis Good.

Polaris Podcast Episode 10: Lido Pimienta Wins

Lido Pimienta’s La Papessa has won the 2017 Polaris Prize. In this episode we speak to Pimienta as well as Francella Fiallos, one of the grand jurors who supported the album.

Polaris Podcast Episode 9: 2017 Longer List

The Polaris Music Prize jury considered 213 different albums for this year’s prize. In this episode we gathered some of these jurors together to discuss the depth of this list.

Polaris Podcast Episode 8: 2017 Short List

When the 10 albums on the 2017 Polaris Short List was revealed we assembled a panel of expert jurors to discuss what made the list. And what should have made the list.

Polaris Podcast Episode 7: Long List Live In Ottawa

We traveled to Ottawa, Ontario for this special live taping of the Polaris Podcast focused on the just-released 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List.

Polaris Podcast Episode 6: Cadence Weapon

For this episode we speak with the ace rapper and producer/former poet laureate of Edmonton, Alberta/three-time Polaris nominee Cadence Weapon about his debut album Breaking Kayfabe.

Polaris Podcast Episode 5: Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq Collaboration Session

Polaris Podcast episode five features past winners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq discussing their new collaborative song, “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind).”

Polaris Podcast Episode 4: 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize pt 2

Featuring marquee interviews with Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, Patrick Watson and author Michael Barclay, this episode is the second of two parts dedicated to exploring the eight albums that were honoured with the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.

Polaris Podcast Episode 3: 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize pt 1

We’ll have an in-depth interview with Anna McGarrigle, talk to Catherine McCandless, the lead singer for three-time Polaris nominees Young Galaxy, and have expert conversations with Have Not Been The Same co-author Michael Barclay as well as CHOM FM host, Pierre Landry.

Polaris Podcast Episode 2: Kaytranada Wins

In this episode we’re going to take an in-depth look at Kaytranada’s Polaris 2016-winning album 99.9%, including interviews with BADBADNOTGOOD bassist Chester Hansen, CBC Music’s Del Cowie and a special one-on-one between Anupa Mistry and Kaytranada.

Polaris Podcast Episode 1: 2016 Short List

In this episode we’ll dig deep with a look at the 10 albums on the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List. We’ve assembled jurors from across the country who’ll explain why their favourite album should win.




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