About This Show
The Polaris Podcast explores the rich and intriguing stories behind the Canadian music albums of distinction that have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and its related Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. Through interviews with the artists behind these albums as well as in-depth analysis from expert Polaris jurors, the podcast shines a light on the magical music that informs the Polaris universe.
Most Recent Episode
Polaris Podcast Episode 7: 2017 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.
Taking place at the National Arts Centre, the episode, which was sponsored by Lixar IT, brought together Polaris jurors Ryan Bresee (CKCU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1 FM), Valerie Lessard (Le Droit) and Fateema Sayani (Ottawa Magazine) to dissect the 40 album Long List, lament over what albums didn’t make the list, and predict what album might win the 2017 Polaris Music Prize.
Long List nominee Philippe B was also on hand to perform two songs and explain to host Lana Gay why he’s happy to be on the same list as Leonard Cohen.
The Polaris Podcast explores the rich and intriguing stories behind the Canadian music albums of distinction that have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and its related Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.
We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Thanks to Steve Jordan, Claire Dagenais and Meghan Borthwick from Polaris, Tim Jones, Indie88, Blue Ant Media and Kelly and Kelly Creative. Special thanks to Lixar IT and the National Arts Centre for their support of this episode.
The Polaris Podcast theme song is "Work" by The Deadly Snakes (rip).