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This is That

 

This is That

This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing's off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring will introduce you to the voices that give this country character and through these stories provide a new perspective as to what it means to live in Canada.

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Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
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'We have our dog back'

B.C. woman has decided to treat pet with medical marijuana.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:50]

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Richard Simmons' disappearance

This reporter was investigating Richard Simmons' disappearance long before it reached podcast fame.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:00]

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Female doctors need now apply

Michael Enright's essay explores the treatment of female MDs during medical emergencies on planes;

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[mp3 file: runs01:26:33]

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House flipping tax?

Ontario's Finance Minister says he is considering a foreign buyer's tax, but that may not be the best approach.

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[mp3 file: runs00:23:05]

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This Is That - Best of 2016

Pete and Pat play their favourite stories of the year 2016.

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This is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'

After librarian Dorothy Shunt finds an old letter written to Santa hidden inside an encyclopedia, she becomes compelled to find its author.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Swedish Xmas Party, Shakespeare in the Sky, Health Nog, Snowball Fight in a Box

Why weren’t any Canadian delegates invited to Sweden’s holiday party? Air Canada is now presenting The Bard. We try a new holiday drink. We meet the toy inventor behind Snowball Fight in a Box.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:32]


Group of 7, Funny Speech Writer, InFlight Disaster, Radio Tower Keeper

Why is the National Museum letting high school kids finish incomplete works by the Group of 7? We meet Canada’s funniest political speech writer. What happened to flight 343? We spend the day with one of Canada’s radio tower keepers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:57]


Canadian Recruits, Hunt and Release, Dutch Dance Troupe, Jingle Kings

The US Military is wanting to enlist Canadians. We profile a new sporting craze - ‘hunt and release’. An amateur dance company has accidentally booked the SkyDome. We hang out with Canada’s Jingle Kings.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


MP Forgets Names, Iceberg 150, Street Art Trashed, Cross Country Skiing

Why can’t this MP remember anyone’s name? Jump aboard an iceberg that’s being trucked across the country. We find out what happened to some confusing street art in Lethbridge. Plus we profile Canada’s most reckless sport - cross country skiing.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Toboggan Registry, Rom-Com Con, Bonhomme Wedding, World’s Fastest Man

Manitoba wants a toboggan registry. We attend the world’s biggest romantic comedy convention. Bonhomme de Neige is getting married. Does the world’s fastest man live in Nova Scotia?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


100 Surgeries, Country Star, Toronto Blackout 2017, Michelin Star Gas Station

Calgary surgeon attempts to do 100 surgeries in 100 hours. We profile Canada’s fastest rising country star. A group wants to recreate the 2003 Toronto blackout. We eat at Canada’s only Michelin Star restaurant ... a gas station.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Niagara Leaf Raking, CFL Motivational Speaker, National Recycling, Lloydminster Conflict

Niagara on the Lake, ON passes bylaw that cracks down on leaf raking. CFL kicker that never played a game makes big money motivational speaking. We look at Canada’s new national recycling program. Why can’t the towns of Lloydminster, AB/SK get along?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Kiss Cam Ban, Tick Talks, Discrimination Baker, Haunted Zamboni

An Ottawa mother wants to ban the ‘kiss cam’ at sporting events. We profile a 15 second lecture series. We find out why a baker wouldn’t sell a wedding cake to heterosexual couple. We try and find the Haunted Zamboni.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Selfie Kid, Graffiti Counselor, Golf Course, Accidental Pianist

A Calgary boy is suing his parents for posting embarrassing photos to social media. We meet Toronto’s new graffiti councilor. Why is a golf course in Ontario trying to become a national park? We hear the beautiful music of The Accidental Pianist

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:31]


Nude Stamp, Visual Allergies, Water Taxi to Hawaii, Anthem Singers

Canada Post releases a nude stamp in honour of Wreck Beach. We meet a university student with visual allergies. We find out why a Vancouver man tried to take a water taxi to Hawaii. We delve into the world of semi-professional national anthem singers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:06]


Fake Ontario Trees, Teen Suit Trend, Unicycle Cop, Handmade Pharmaceuticals

Why are fake trees being erected in Ontario Provincial Parks? We highlight the latest craze with teens: 3 piece suits. We talk to a cop who’s been banned from riding his unicycle on duty. And we head to the Moncton farmer’s market to sample some handmade

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:05]


Ergonomic Senate, Woodchoppers, Anne of Green Moncton, Spa Boom Town

The government wants to put standing desks in the Senate. Meet two Canadians that hand chop 80% of North America’s firewood. Moncton, NB is opening an Anne of Green Gables museum. Estevan, Saskatchewan wants to become a spa destination.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]