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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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Blondie

Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find out clues to explain her sudden disappearance.

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How drug use fuelled Nazi Germany

German writer Norman Ohler argues methamphetamines and opioids played a significant role in fuelling the Nazi war machine.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:00]

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Inspiring wanderlust

6 podcasts on trotting the globe: Outside/In, Vox Tablet, The Expats, The Moth, Still Buffering, The Memory Palace.

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[mp3 file: runs00:41:05]

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Cities need to plan for sex in public parks

Jen Roberton argues all those users have a right to be in the park, and that cities should plan for public sex in their parks.

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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]


Toronto Black Bears, Self-taught Doctor, Bathroomless Condo, Canadian Invasion

The City of Toronto is reintroducing black bears into the Don Valley. We meet Yukon’s self-taught doctor. We find out why a 35-storey condo doesn’t have any bathrooms. And we catch up with Canada’s answer to The Beatles - Johnny & the Apologies.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Career in Jazz music guarantees young Canadians financial stability

The job market has never been tougher for young people. Every day the news is full of stories about highly educated millennials struggling to find work. However, one industry that is booming is Jazz.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:48]


'88 Calgary Olympics Revisited

Re-live the magic of the Calgary Olympics by listening to this archived interview which originally aired on This is That in 1988.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:11]


Canadians react to Royal Canadian Mint to sell advertising space on currency

We received a lot of feedback for a story we ran last week about the Canadian Mint selling advertising space on our currency. Here's what real Canadians had to say.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:41]


Creative Canadian company converts entire office into swimming pool

Smart organizations understand that a fun work environment will enhance the performance of its employees. Deanlow Consulting has not only embraced this philosophy, they’ve taken it one step further.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:27]


American legislator wants Canadians banned from driving in USA

During his interview with This is That, US legislator John Grumpart did not shy away from sharing his thoughts about why he believes Canadians should not be driving in the United States.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:27]


Canadian Driving Ban, Office Pool, Calgary Olympics, Jazz Boom

Will Canadians no longer be able to drive in the US? We visit the world’s first Aquatic Work Environment. We revisit the Calgary Olympics. And we profile Canada’s most stable industry: Jazz.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Ads on money, Trudeau impersonator, Canada fails summer, American refugees

The Royal Canadian Mint is selling ad space on money. We profile Canada’s best Justin Trudeau impersonator. The Government explains why the country failed at summer. We meet a man that’s smuggling thousands of Americans into Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:28]


School Real Estate, Word Search Champion, Water Smugglers

Vancouver School Board sells playground for huge profit, Canadian wins World Word Search Championships, CNE wants to introduce 'outfits', and we profile an underground ring of Canadian smuggling water into the USA.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:00]


Too Many Hobbies, Oldest Page, Irving Spence, Melting Man

A Canadian economist says that our hobbies are hurting the economy. We meet Parliament Hill’s oldest page. Canadian author Irving Spence drops by to tell us about his new novel. And we got to the Burning Man of the North - Melting Man.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:00]


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 00:27:00]


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 00:29:01]


Singles Day, Tax Rap, Ontario Eggplant, Calgary LRT

Is Family Day offensive to single people? The CRA is releasing a rap album. 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 00:29:00]


Selfie Ban, Lullaby Writer, National Rehearsal Centre, Butterfingers

(Repeat) 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 00:27:00]


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

(Repeat) 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 00:27:00]


Neil Young, Busking Robot, Skipping Across Canada, Orchestra Dads

(Repeat) 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 00:27:00]


Saskatchewan Kissing, Sax Laureate, Yoga Fraud, Top of the Morning Canada

(Repeat)The Gov of Saskatchewan is rolling out a new program to teach teens hot to kiss. We meet Canada's first Saxophone Laureate. An Ontario man is suing the yoga industry for fraud. We go behind the scenes on Canada's most cut-throat breakfast TV show.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:00]


Baby Proof House of Commons, Two Man Choir, Lost Train, Volunteer McDonald’s

(Repeat) The House of Commons is being made safer for babies. The two remaining members of Canada’s most famous choir explain why they don’t have more members. A 47-car cargo train goes missing. And we go to the only volunteer McDonald’s in the world.

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