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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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 00:27:55]


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 00:27:53]


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 00:27:53]


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 00:28:11]


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 00:28:11]


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 00:28:20]


Nude Water Park, The CBC Historian, Quilting Punks

This week: We hear from the person building an adult-themed, nude water park in Lake Louise, we talk with a stuffy old man who has listened to every episode of the show, and we travel to Cape Breton to meet a group of youths breaking all the rules of quilting.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:20]


The All-Music Episode

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.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:05]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:17]


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
[mp3 file: runs 00:28:15]