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The Imposter – I Pity The Country Part 1
This episode of The Imposter was featured alongside shows like The Heart and Radiolab as Constant Listener's best podcasts of the year.
December 27, 2017

The Imposter’s “I Pity The Country” sits alongside Radiolab and The Heart on Constant Listener’s 8 best podcast episodes of 2017. You can read that list here:

Over the holidays, we’re featuring some of the best shows from our network. The podcast critic Constant Listener recently called this episode of The Imposter one of the best podcasts of 2017.

DJ Kevin “Sipreano” Howes goes crate digging and unearths a trove of rare Indigenous music folk, rock and country music. The re-issue Native North America Volume 1 turns the spotlight back on trailblazing musicians from across the continent. But it also raises questions about what we call art and what we call artifacts.

We speak to a couple of the artists on the album: Willy Mitchell, whose music got political after being shot by a cop, and Willie Thrasher, who started making Inuit rock after a stranger approached him at a concert.

This episode also features Jeremy Pahl, a contemporary folk musician from northern BC who shifted from black metal to folk in order to serve his message.

Find more information about Native North America Vol. 1 on Light in the Attic‘s website.

This is part one of a two-part series. Here’s part two.


This episode featured contributions by Maya-Roisin Slater and Katie Jensen.

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