2010

 

VIDEO: Our Angriest Call Ever

Thanks to This Is That fan James Ricker for making this video for a call we received in response to the story we ran...

Canadian Board Game Outsells Monopoly

Kanata, Ontario resident Lyle Schultz used to be an engineer but since the release of his board game last month entitled "Ready Ready Go" he's...

Telefilm Canada Plans for Hollywood Blockbuster

When we last spoke with John Ross he was the Creative Director for CTV. Now the entertainment visionary is working for Telefilm Canada and his...

Canadian University Threatens to Cancel Swim Team (Feedback Edition)

Here's what you had to say about an interview we ran with Athletics Director Willis O'Leary about his plans to cancel his university's swim program...

Season 1: Episode 10 - Sea Lion Suit, Regina, Tourism, Kevin Nealon, Canadian Blockbuster, How the Internet Works

This week on the FINAL episode of This Is That for this season: Find out about all the reasons you should visit Regina. American actor...

Brothers Sing About Technology to Seniors

Meet Brian and Wayne Hibberson. They're former performers for children who have found a new market for their music - senior citizens. Each week the...

#7 on iTunes - Sept 1, 2010

Thanks for making the This Is That podcast #7 on iTunes today! Damn you Ricky Gervais for being so popular and funny. Well if we...

Kevin Nealon Buys Canadian Town

Host Peter Oldring speaks with American actor, Kevin Nealon (famous for roles on Weeds and Saturday Night Live) about his plans for the small...

Season 1: Episode 9 - Hudson Bay, Parks Canada Uniforms, Teen Party, MMA Moms, George Haywood

This week: Why is billionaire Aston Swan buying up the eastern shore of Hudson Bay? 14 year-old Max Horne wants his own party in government....

George Haywood Dies at 81

Earlier this week great Canadian songwriter George Haywood died peacefully at his farm outside of Thunder Bay. Often referred to as this country's silver tongued...

Best & Worst Listener Feedback (Video)

People who listen to This Is That either love it or HATE IT. Here are some examples of what people are saying. What do...

Mixed Martial Arts Moms

You've heard of "Hockey Moms" and "Soccer Moms" but meet a new type a Canadian sports mother that's a real knock-out: the Mixed Martial Arts...

Number 10 on iTunes

Thanks for making the This Is That podcast #10 on iTunes this week. We're a little bit better than the new Twilight movie but...

Season 1: Episode 8 - Old Folks Home, Author Irving Spence, Last Spike, Canada's Facebook, Country Singer Jake Hunter

This week: We speak with a 28 year-old being evicted from a retirement home in Victoria, B.C. Author Irving Spence stops in to tell us...

Feedback: Angry Author Call

Every week This Is That fields plenty of calls in regards to our show, for the most part they are positive, constructive, or about stories...

Trend Watch: SUPER Slow Music

Earlier this week Nick Pittsinger slowed the Justin Bieber song "U Smile" down by a lethargic 800%. In response CBC issued the theme to popular...

Social Media Meltdown: Canada's Facebook Page Only has 84 Friends

The Canadian Government came under fire this week after Stats Canada released the "Social Media Report" detailing this country's failed foray into Facebook. We spoke...

Interview with Country Star Jake Hunter

Jake Hunter has long been a name associated with country music in Canada but his star is quickly rising in the U.S.A. This Is That...

Season 1: Episode 7 - Caribou Diet, Prettiest Town, Artist Grant, Automakers

This week on This is That: why is the town of Jasper, Alberta suing Goderich, Ontario? Meet the recipient of the Laurier Grant for the...

Celebrity Caribou Diet

This Is That host Peter Oldring talks to trainer to the stars Corey Matthews about a new diet that is taking over Hollywood and its...

Season 1: Episode 6 - Queen's Visit, Radio DJ, Barefoot Curler, West Edmonton Mall, LCBO

This week on This Is That the people of West Edmonton are devastated after their beloved mall is deemed inferior. Canada's first barefoot curler discuses...

MP calls Canadian flag 'embarrassing'

You had a lot to say in regards to a piece we ran last week about Member of Parliament Ian MacKay defending his comments about...

LCBO Restricts Locations & Hours

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has decided to limit the availability of alcohol in the province after concluding it has been too convenient...

Season 1: Episode 5 - Canadian Flag, Prairie Walrus, Blizzard Chasers, Tom Dobbs

This week on THIS IS THAT we can barely keep a straight face as we talk with the king of double double comedy, funnyman Tom...

Farmer Finds LIVE Walrus In Saskatchewan Field

From oil to meteorites, prairie farmers have found many things in their fields over the years, but we've found one Saskatchewan farmer whose recent discovery might...

Season 1: Episode 4 - "Friends" Set, Ogopogo, Horse Mayor, Solar Calculator, Underground Condo, Opera Singer

CTV buys the set of NBC show "Friends"; UBC scientist reveals new research on the Ogopogo; we get a tour of a new underground condo...

National Post Reports on This Is That Again!

If you flip to the Arts & Life section of the National Post today (Tuesday, July 20, 2010) you will see a very important article...

New Episode Tonight

We're very excited because tonight we are finally airing our interview with the head of television development for CTV, John Ross, about the network's recent...

Ogopogo Mystery Put to Rest

Host Peter Oldring sat down with University of British Columbia researcher Dr.George Herring to talk about new discoveries in regards to the Okanagan lake monster.Hear...

Season 1: Episode 3 - Twitter Teacher, CFL Team, The Clap, Canadian Space, Commuter

This week on This Is That: Meet an Ontario teacher that only uses Twitter to educate; is the CFL really being turned into ONE NFL...

Teacher Educates Only Using Twitter

Meet Ajax, Ontario teacher Shelia Mills-Haney. Like most educators she teaches English, Math and Social Sciences but unlike most other educators she teaches all of...

Season 1: Episode 2 - Calgary Aquarium, Kiddler, Winnipeg Real Estate, Malcolm Kind, Dave's Drugs

If you missed This Is That this week, fear not because we have the digital version right here.Listen to a one-on-one feature interview with Canada's...

Canadian Double Rainbow

This week in the blogosphere, a video taken of a double rainbow has taken off in a very viral way. If you haven't seen it...

Calgary Aquarium to close and hold BBQ to dispose of fish

Earlier this week, the Calgary Aquarium announced that they would be closing their doors. When asked about what they would do with all of the...

Nova Scotia Cancels Grade 4

We received a lot of feedback from the story we ran last week on the Nova Scotia School Board canceling the 4th grade; so much...

Season 1: Episode 1 - Australia Mayor, Grade 4, Border Crossing, Canadian Mint, DeathWall.com, X-Country Skiing

If you missed This Is That on Tuesday or Saturday this week, fear not because we have the digital version right here. Find out why they...

The National Post Reports on This Is That

The National Post ran an article today about the news we broke about the CTV purchasing the set from the hit NBC show Friends. Read...

CTV Buys "Friends" Set

Earlier this month, CTV announced its fall line-up and schedule. On top of breaking the news about seven new series and fresh looks for...

Sun News TV or This Is That?

There has been a lot of buzz and controversy surrounding Sun TV News; the soon to be launched 24-hour news channel from Quebecor Inc.  Of...

Pat Kelly on 'Broadcasting' (VIDEO) test

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American Billionaire Proposes to Buy CFL

The CFL is a much beloved Canadian institution but it may not remain Canadian for much longer. Earlier this week This Is That host, Pat...

Interview: Great Canadian Actor Malcolm Kind

Earlier this week we were blessed to welcome legendary Canadian stage, film and TV actor Malcolm Kind into our Toronto studios for a feature...

Welcome to This Is That

Hello Canada! We would like to welcome you to the THIS IS THAT website! Over the coming weeks this will be your HQ for everything...

CONTEST ALERT!!! What Is Canada Contest

As a public broadcaster it is our mandate to define Canada as a nation and as a people. Who are we? Where are we? What makes us special?...
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