Saturday April 02, 2016

What did a mistaken identity reveal about the real you?

Photo Courtesy: Flickr / Lars Plougmann

Photo Courtesy: Flickr / Lars Plougmann

On this week's DNTO, we hear from all kinds of people who find that cases of mistaken identity can reveal a lot about who you truly are.

(This episode originally aired April 11, 2015)

Rhonda Riche and Moe Berg

Rhonda Riche and her doppelgänger, Pursuit of Happiness frontman Moe Berg.

Back in the early 1990s, Rhonda Riche was a serious music fan and attended some pretty rowdy concerts. But when she attended a show of alternative music legends, she realized that she was closer to her idols than she even realized... when someone mistook her for Pursuit of Happiness' frontman Moe Berg.

When Delores Jensen bought herself a brand new Hyundai a few years ago, she was elated. It was the first brand new car she'd ever had in her life. So imagine her confusion when a bailiff came to repossess it, saying that she had been officially declared deceased by the bank. So how do you prove you're not a dead woman? 

Have you ever been mistaken for somebody else and decided to just go along with it? After a stylish group of people mistook Moe Thiessen for their friend at a local bar, he decided to just go with it! Suddenly he was partying all around the city with a big group of cool friends who adored him - or Travis, the guy they thought he was. For the first few hours it was fun! But then it started to go too far...

Emily Shultz

What happens when your book gets confused for one by a little author named Stephen King? Author Emily Shultz spills.

You'd think that having your first novel get mistaken for Stephen King's latest book would be a great boost to any writer's ego. But not so for Emily Shultz, who ended up with some terrible online reviews after angry readers mistook her 2006 novel 'Joyland' for Stephen King's 2013 'Joyland'. Hear how she ended up with the last laugh... by documenting how she spent her unexpected royalty cheques.

When Winnipeg's Dave Barber won a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal, it was a proud moment for him... even though he wasn't the Dave Barber the premier of Manitoba was expecting that day.

Do you remember the hit 90s tune, Groove is in the Heart? When it came out, Nobu Adilman was excited to see a Japanese performer in the video. Then he got mistaken for the band's DJ and things got a little weird. 

Fiona and Sarah Carver are identical twins. And when they were in Grade 8, they pulled a switcheroo and tried to pull a fast one on their teachers. But they wound up getting schooled themselves.

stories from this episode

  • Delores Jensen for DNTO (Old Car)

    Wrongly declared deceased: Delores Jensen's story

    When Kelowna's Delores Jensen bought herself a brand new car a few years ago, she was elated. It was the first brand new car she'd ever had in her life. So imagine her confusion when a bailiff came to repossess it, saying that she had been officially declared 'deceased' by the bank

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