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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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Episode 9: What we know

SKS revisits the people, information and new leads that have been uncovered in the case so far.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:47]

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The Olympics are useless

Columnist Charles Lane argues the Olympics were a grand idea, but have failed to meet their ideals.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:00]

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Bear Clan patrols the streets

After a hiatus amd with James Favel in the lead, The Bear Clan Patrol have returned to the streets - stronger than ever.

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[mp3 file: runs00:37:53]

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The heart of the matter

Dr. R.J. Cusimano, one of Canada's top cardiac surgeons talks ​about his passion for healing.

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[mp3 file: runs01:02:30]

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This Is That's Best of 2015

Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring look back on their favourite stories from the sixth season of This Is That.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:07]


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. This is a tale about two long lost brothers, a failed Mountie, and a private investigator.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:00]


Skating On The Main, Oldest Page, Irving Spence, Melting Man

An Ontario town’s streets are frozen solid after a holiday celebration gone wrong. We meet Parliament Hill’s Oldest Page. Irving Spence returns to the show to tell us about his erotic novel. We attend “Melting Man,” Canada’s answer to Burning Man.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:29]


Too Many Hobbies, Hip Hop Tax, Hottest Xmas Gadget, Snowsuit Fashion Week

Canadian economist says hobbies are hurting the economy. The CRA is releasing a rap album to better explain the tax code. We reveal this season’s hottest new gadget. We follow a Canadian designer to Snowsuit Fashion Week 2015 in Stockholm.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:21]


Santa Claus-less Parade, Business Idea Man, Herbert Brust, Canada’s Sexiest Man

Wisconsin town removes Santa from their Santa Claus parade. We profile a Canadian who just comes up with business ideas. Music historian Herbert Brust returns to the show to play for us another musical artifact. We attend the 34th Annual Sexiest Canadian

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:13]


Pool Hall Teacher, Canadian David Bowie, Retiree Party, Hotdog Camp

Edmonton teacher criticized for taking students to pool hall. We profile Canada’s biggest glam rocker, Lou Rocketship. Why did 200 retirees trash a house in Brampton? We attend Camp Odoon: Canada’s competitive eating camp.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:10]


Fireworks, Screen Time, Government Viral Video, Motivational Speaker

Group wants Canada Day fireworks to happen in the afternoon. We profile a company that helps people addicted to their phones. The Government of Canada is producing a viral video. We meet two of Canada’s hottest motivational speakers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:14]


Prison Guns, Canadian Erotic Novel, Ontario Eggplant, Calgary LRT

Texas prison is letting prisoners carry guns. We speak with our favourite Canadian author Irving Spence about his new erotic novel. The Ontario Agriculture Minister is in hot water for talking bad about eggplant. The voice of the Calgary C-Train is fired.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:11]


Selfie Ban, Lullaby Writer, National Rehearsal Centre, Butterfingers

An Ontario MPP is in hot water for taking selfies. We hang out with Canada’s most popular lullaby songwriter. We speak to a pundit who feels Canada needs a National Rehearsal Centre. Peter Oldring profiles the national ‘butterfingers’ community.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:06]


Montreal Hard Hats, MeatMe, 'Canadian' in Australia, Running of the Bulls

This week: A Montreal politician wants all citizens to wear hard hats. We profile a new app that lets you share meat. We find out why the term Canadian is offensive in Australia. Meet a man who wants to bring the ‘Running of the Bulls’ to Thunder Bay.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:47]


Oct 22- Neil Young, Busking Robot, Skipping Across Canada, Orchestra Dads

A Hollywood movie claims Neil Young was born in California. Canadian inventor invents a busking robot. Ontario man is jumping rope across Canada. Are "Orchestra Dads" worse than "Hockey Moms"?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:04]