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 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).”
Presented by Stingray Music and generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Sainte-Marie and Tagaq partnership is the second-ever Polaris Collaboration Session.
The song was recorded in fall 2016 at Orange Lounge in Toronto with producer Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’naan, Drake). It was mixed by Howie Beck (Feist, Hannah Georgas, Jason Collett).
The song was inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973 and was the subject of the 1979 film, Spirit Of The Wind.
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, Justin Taylor and Shed Creative, Blue Ant Media and Kelly and Kelly Creative.
The Polaris Podcast theme song is "Work" by The Deadly Snakes (rip).