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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The Live, Improvised, and Last Episode

This week: For our last episode ever, we're performing live from the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and improvising the entire show from audience suggestions: We talk with the person who made fruitcake illegal, we meet the first Canadian to apologize after being hit by a car, we talk to Irving Spence about his new book, we find out why it's against the law to say 'Thank You' in Canada, and we learn about Canada's plan to get rid of Regina.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:48]


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. When she discovers that the letter was in fact written over 30 years ago by a boy with a wish, the story then becomes much more than just about a letter and a librarian.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:48]


The Audience Episode

This week: We look into the stories suggested by our listeners. The RCMP is launching an on-demand food delivery service like Uber Eats. You can now get a free medical check-up at Canadian airport security. There's a growing movement of people who want a Canadian Royal Family. Plus, many more suggestions!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:48]


Police Mannequins, Fake News, Jingle Kings

We check back in with the Yarmouth police chief who is transitioning his force from humans to mannequins, we discuss the impact of fake news on Canada, we speak with our head writer Mike Balazo, and we pay a visit to Canada's greatest jingle writers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:50]


New Alberta Accent, Winnipeg Pen Fest, Ontario Bull Run

We look back on all the tourism stories we've covered on the show. We hear from an Alberta town creating its own accent, we find out about this year's International Pen Festival in Winnipeg, and we meet a man who hopes to bring Spain's running of the bulls to Thunder Bay.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:48]


Toronto Time-Zone, Gene Sloan Interview, Canada Disco Legends

This week: We find out why Toronto needs to have its own time zone, we meet our show's legendary announcer, and we uncover how Canada's biggest disco band went from polyester suits to prison uniforms.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:48]


Alberta Bike Share, Buffalo in the House, West Edmonton Mall

This week: We get back in touch with the man behind a small Alberta town's struggling bike share program, we talk with a married couple who are fighting to keep their pet buffalo in their home, and we travel to the West Edmonton Mall to find out if it will become a UN World Heritage Site.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:48]


Bilingual Dogs, Unfriendly Border Guards, Y2K Bunker Bust

This week we look back at all of our stories that fooled the internet: We hear from a Montreal city councillor about a bylaw requiring all dogs to understand commands in French and English, we learn about a new program that's training Canadian border guards to be more friendly, and we visit with a man emerging from a bunker he entered in the year 2000.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:48]


Halloween Decorations Ban, Canadian Mispronunciations, Pun Fest Rebellion

This Week: We speak with a woman seeking to ban Halloween decorations, we get a visit from Canada's pronunciation expert, and we visit a small town on the verge of overthrowing their annual Pun Festival.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:03]