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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Tattoos for Kids, Pedestrian-Driver-Cyclist Alliance, Fight for the Ponytail

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.

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Canada in Hollywood, Cargo Short Creator, Worst National Park

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.

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Prisoner Condo Project, Harold the CBC Historian, Saskatoon Silly Siren

This week: We hear from the spokesperson for secret pilot project that's been housing Nova Scotia inmates in unused condominiums, we talk with the CBC Radio One historian, and we travel to Saskatoon to meet the paramedics behind the silly siren. Plus, we make a very serious announcement.

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Classroom Pet Ban, Nose Whistling Champion, Little Buddy App

This week: We learn about a new movement to remove all pets from British Columbia's classrooms, we meet Canada's whistling champion, and we explore the working conditions of app workers.

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Canada's National Dish, Pot Dispensary Sitcom, Drive-Thru Dentist

This week: We speak with a disgruntled politician who believes it's time for Canada to have a national dish, we meet the creator of Canada's first-ever comedy series set in a marijuana dispensary, and we talk with the country's first and only drive-thru dentist.

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Politician Body Cams, Nightmare Mattress, A Cowboy's Farewell

This week: we hear from an activist that's fighting for Canadian politicians to wear body cams, we find out why a mattress is giving people nightmares, and we join a relatively unknown country singer playing his final show in a Lethbridge bar.

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Best of This Is That: Selfie Ban, Lullaby Writer, National Rehearsal Centre, Motivational Speakers

This week: 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. Pat Kelly profiles the the hottest motivational speakers in the country.

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Best of This Is That: Pool Hall Classroom, MeatMe, 'Canadian' in Australia, Running of the Bulls

This week: An Edmonton teacher is taking students to a pool hall for education reasons. 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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Best of This Is That: Neil Young, Busking Robot, Skipping Across Canada, Orchestra Dads

This week: 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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Best of This Is That: Saskatchewan Kissing, Sax Laureate, Yoga Fraud, Top of the Morning Canada

This week: The government 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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Best of This Is That: Boot camp ban, celebrity commencement speeches, largest mass divorce

This week: 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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Best of This Is That: 'O Canada' on Flights, Password Protection, Prison Punchlines

This week: We speak with a Canadian who started a petition to make singing the national anthem mandatory before all domestic flights, we talk to a security expert about how strong passwords can protect your identity, and we visit a prison that's using standup comedy as a tool to rehabilitate inmates.

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Best of This Is That: Tim Horton's Bread Bowl, Drop-Ocalypse Nightmare, Life on Repeat

This week: We speak with the person who's suing Tim Hortons for taking the bread bowl off the menu, we find out what life is like after 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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Best of This Is That: 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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Best of This Is That: Computer Artist, Genealogy Nightmare, Facebook Fight

This week: 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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Best of This Is That: 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.

Download Best of This Is That: Tote Bag Solution, Eye Contact App, Manitoba's Unmelting Snowman
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Spring Announcements

New videos. New Season. New Podcast: This Sounds Serious.

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