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This is That with Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring

This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits - 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 introduce you to the voices and stories that give this country character in this 100% improvised, satirical send-up of public radio.

  • 07:17
    Did you know that Canada had a musician that rivaled David Bowie? That the Canadian satirical musical comedy duo, Oot and Aboot, is known worldwide? Or that Tom Hendry, the Justin Bieber of Canada's baby boomer generation, has died? There's so much that isn't known about Canada's musical history. In this segment, hosts Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly look back on all the musical reporting they've done over the years. Listen to the full episode to hear these stories, and to learn about a musical instrument that hasn't been heard or seen in a very long time.
    Oct 18, 2018
  • 08:05
    After interviewing literally hundreds of Canadian musicians over the years, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring remember some of their favourites on this week's special episode about Music. Like Jake Hunter, the Canadian trying to make it big in America with songs like "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines," a tribute to NASCAR. And George Haywood, the legendary folk musician behind the iconic ballad, "Tall Grass." But also some lesser known acts, like Fort McMurray's forgotten depression era singing groups and famed Canadian hummer, Gary Howlogan. Perhaps most memorable is the interview with rap artist with Little Nas-T, who collaborated with Revenue Canada on an album that encouraged Canadians to properly file their taxes. But of all of the musicians featured on This Is That, their favourite is the Thunder Bay police officer who makes arrests while singing. Click listen to hear to moments from all of these stories and the "Singing Policeman" in its entirety.
    Oct 18, 2018
  • 07:51
    During the period of music history in the 1960s known as the British invasion, Canada's rock and roll music was invoking its imperialism in South America.
    Oct 18, 2018
  • 28:05
    We look back on the very best of the hundreds of interviews we've done with musicians over the years, we remember some of Canada's forgotten musical moments, and we discover how Canadian rock and roll invaded South America in the 1960s.
    Oct 18, 2018
  • 28:05
    This week: We hear from a group pushing for kids as young as ten to be able to get tattoos, we have a visit from the Pedestrian-Driver-Cyclist Alliance, and Pat Kelly tells us why the ponytail rescue documentary is his favourite.
    Oct 11, 2018
  • 02:52
    We received lots of feedback for a story we did last week about a new trade law that requires Canadian characters in Hollywood films. Here's what real Canadians had to say about the story.
    Oct 10, 2018
  • 06:21
    An Ottawa based lobbyist group is pushing for the legal age of consent for getting a tattoo to be lowered by eight years.
    Oct 10, 2018
  • 06:37
    The Pedestrian-Driver-Cyclist alliance was created to calm tensions between urban commuters in the city of Vancouver.
    Oct 10, 2018
  • 07:20
    Looking back at all the documentaries on the show over the years, Pat Kelly recalls his favourite.
    Oct 10, 2018
  • 28:05
    This week: We find out about a new law that requires Canadian characters in Hollywood films, we meet the creator of the cargo short, and we travel to Canada's worst national park to see its final days.
    Oct 4, 2018
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