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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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Defying the shut down of Norway's FM Radio service

In a world first, Norway has switched off its FM radio service — but not everyone is celebrating the move to digital.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:15]

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How to save an island

The National Film Board of Canada went to visit the island of Fogo, and interview people about their future.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:42]

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The biggest stories of 2017

What is it like to confront Harvey Weinstein or to be swept up by the 'antifa' movement?

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[mp3 file: runs00:53:01]

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A 20 year-old mystery

A well-liked couple are gunned down in a small, Alberta town. Twenty years later, the mystery still lingers.

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[mp3 file: runs00:22:25]

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Coachella for kids, rare musical instrument, jewel thief lessons

We travel to the Coachella for kids to learn about what goes into organizing an enormous festival, we talk with music historian Herbert Brust about his latest treasure, and check-in with Canada’s most notorious jewel thief during his new educational tour.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:07]


Wedding tax credit, hit new board game, inspirational quote factory

We talk with a disgruntled bride who thinks that Canadians should receive a tax credit for their weddings, we interview the inventor of this Christmas’ most popular board game, and we go undercover to investigate the seedy world of inspirational quotes.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:07]


Britain’s new embassy, Jerky the Gerbil, Melting Man festival

We talk with a spokesperson from the British government who is unhappy with their new embassy in Canada; we learn about Canadian government’s new initiative to teach kids not to be jerks & we visit a Saskatchewan town for the first ‘Melting Man' festival.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:07]


Boot camp ban, celebrity commencement speeches, largest mass divorce

We talk with a person who wants to ban group exercise in all of Toronto’s public parks, we find out the secret behind viral celebrity commencement speeches, and we visit a town in Manitoba that’s trying to organize the world’s largest mass divorce.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:08]


Drug dealers against legalization, Canada’s top airport, Baby Jason

We talk with a drug dealer who opposes the legalization of marijuana, we learn about Canada’s best and worst airports, and we find out what became of a baby that was stuck in a well.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:09]


O Canada on Flights, Password Protection, Prison Punchlines

We speak with a Canadian petitioning to make singing the national anthem mandatory before all domestic flights, we talk to a security expert about how to create strong passwords, and we visit a prison that’s using standup comedy to rehabilitate inmates.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:16]


Mount Everest for Sale, Baby Boomer Comic, Nudist Oil Company

We speak with the Texas billionaire that’s purchasing Mount Everest, we find out why baby boomers are going crazy over a new comic book, and we explore Fort McMurray’s first and only nudist oil company.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:10]


Canadians react to Grey Cup being renamed to ‘Canada’s Big Concert’

We received lots of feedback for a story we did last week about the CFL rebranding the Grey Cup to Canada’s Big Concert. Here’s what real Canadians had to say about the story.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:03:37]


Grey Cup Rebrand, Three Dollar Store, Corn Contest Riot

We find out why the Grey Cup is being rebranded as Canada’s Big Concert. The CEO of Dollar Farm joins us to talk about why he’s changing the name of his store to the 3 Dollar Farm. And will Hillmont, Ont riot again for not having the Best Corn in Ontario?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:26]


Tim Horton’s Bread Bowl, Drop-Ocalypse Nightmare, Life on Repeat

We speak with the person who’s suing Tim Hortons for taking the bread bowl off the menu, we find out what it is like being stuck on an amusement park ride for 48 hours, and we talk to a man who has had the same song stuck in his head for six years.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:11]


MMA for Kids, Prehistoric Sandwich, DVD Alberta

This week: Red Deer, Alberta’s is putting MMA octagons in city parks. Could an object found in the ice of the Canadian Arctic be the world’s oldest sandwich? And we visit DVD, Alberta to see how they’re dealing with the loss of their only industry.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:17]


Ottawa Rage Room, Stay-at-Home Dad Disgrace, Lightning Town

This week: Overspending in Ottawa? We look into the $2.4 million ‘rage room’ where MPs smash things. Stay-at-home dad disgrace: An Ontario man is revealed to be gainfully employed. And we visit a Saskatchewan town that’s considering moving to be hit by mo

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:08]


Computer Artist, Genealogy Nightmare, Facebook Fight

Human vs. Machine! We talk with an inventor who claims his computer is a better artist than Picasso. A Calgary man is distraught to discover that he was actually born in Edmonton. And we visit Winnipeg to witness online arguments happening in real life.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:09]


Casino for kids, Canada’s nicest person, Gary’s Comet

This week: Viva Las Vegas! The city of sin opens the world’s first casino for children. Can you be too nice? We speak with Canada’s nicest person. And we explore a Nova Scotia man’s struggle to have a comet named after him.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:07]


Tote Bag Solution, Eye Contact App, Manitoba’s Unmelting Snowman

This week: Are Canadians addicted to tote bags? We talk with a man who developed an app that’s helping people socialize. And we visit a town torn apart by a controversial snowman.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


Can-Con Netflix, Undercover Gone Wrong, National Smokers Museum

This week: Should Netflix Canada only stream Canadian content? We speak with a police officer that accidentally spent 15 years undercover. And the National Smokers Museum finally closes after 44 years.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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. (Repeat)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Ads on Money, Rom Com Con, Dutch Dance Troupe, Jingle Kings

The Canadian mint is putting ads on money. 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. (Repeat)

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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. (Repeat)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


100 Surgeries, Country Star, Missing Aqua Taxi, Michelin Star Gas Station

Calgary surgeon attempts to do 100 surgeries in 100 hours. We profile Canada’s fastest rising country star. A Vancouver Aqua Taxi tries to make it to Hawaii. We eat at Canada’s only Michelin Star restaurant ... a gas station. (Repeat)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


Nude Stamp, CFL Motivational Speaker, National Recycling, Lloydminster Conflict

Canada Post is releasing a nude stamp. 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? (Repeat)

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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. (Repeat)

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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 (Repeat)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:31]


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

Why are fake trees being erected in Ontario 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. [Repeat]

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


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. (Repeat)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:30]


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

(Repeat) 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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