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During the 60s, this Canadian band was bigger than the Beatles in South America

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.

300-year-old instrument breaks in half during live radio interview

What happens when a very old instrument that hasn't been played in a very long time is played for the first time on live radio? You're about to find out.

Ontario police officer frequently makes arrests while singing showtunes

Hosts Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly remember their favourite musical guests from over the years, including the Thunder Bay police officer who makes arrests while singing.

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.

Vancouver's 'Pedestrian-Driver-Cyclist Alliance' breaks into a fight on-air

The Pedestrian-Driver-Cyclist alliance was created to calm tensions between urban commuters in the city of Vancouver.

Canadians react to new trade law that requires Canadian characters in Hollywood films

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.

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

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.

Man and his ponytail freed after being stuck in skimmer pipe of a swimming pool

Looking back at all the documentaries on the show over the years, Pat Kelly recalls his favourite.

Lobbyist group wants children as young as 10 to be able to get tattoos

An Ottawa based lobbyist group is pushing for the legal age of consent for getting a tattoo to be lowered by eight years.
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Satire: Nova Scotia houses prisoners in unused condos

A spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Department of Inmate Housing told This Is That that the province has been housing prisoners in unused condominiums for the past year.

Canada's least popular National Park closing down

The Canada Parks Bureau has announced its intention to close down Canada’s least popular national park. Located in a remote region of Northern British Columbia, Aspen Bay National Park attracted only 13 visitors in 2017, despite costing the federal government $2 million.

Cargo short creator to be awarded Order of Canada

This year, the Order of Canada will be awarded to the Canadian man who created the cargo short seventy years ago.

Canadians react to Nova Scotia housing prisoners in unused condos

We received lots of feedback for a story we did last week about Nova Scotia housing prisoners in unused condominiums. Here's what real Canadians had to say about the story.

New trade law will require Canadian characters in Hollywood films

In an effort to increase the presence of Canadians on the silver screen, the Department of Canadian Films announced a new federal trade law that would require Hollywood films to include Canadian characters if these American films are to screen in Canada.

Canada in Hollywood, Cargo Short Creator, Worst National Park

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.

This Is That Live - 'Farewell Tour' Dates

Have you always wanted to write for This Is That? Do you think you're funnier that Peter and Pat? Well, this fall and winter will be your last chance to prove it.

After 9 seasons, This Is That says farewell (seriously)

For once, we aren't kidding.

Silly ambulance siren means serious charges for Saskatoon paramedics

Is laughter truly the best medicine? Two paramedics in Saskatoon think so. And they are betting their careers on it.

CBC Radio One historian accuses 'This Is That' of falsifying stories

This week, This Is That welcomed the CBC Radio One historian, Harold Dubner, into the studio to chat about the show, which is now in its final season. Mr. Dubner wanted to comment on two observations that he has made over the years.

Canadians react to BC Parents' Association banning classroom pets

We received lots of feedback for a story we did last week about a British Columbia Parents’ Association seeking to ban all classroom pets in the province. Here's what real Canadians had to say about the story.

Nova Scotia houses prisoners in unused condos

A spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Department of Inmate Housing told This Is That that the province has been housing prisoners in unused condominiums for the past year.

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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Canada's National Dish is now the Toronto street hot dog

According to Toronto MP Lloyd Jansen, Canada’s national dish is now the street hot dog. He was tasked with choosing what food item would represent Canada on the world stage after concerns about the country not having an identifiable dish were raised in Parliament.
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Activist group demands that all Canadian politicians wear body cameras

Would you like to know what your local member of parliament is doing 24-hours a day? Activist Terry Toby certainly would. That’s why he’s proposing that Canadian politicians in Ottawa wear body cameras in order to increase transparency and ensure accountability.
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Satire: Move over Corner Gas, Canada's next big sitcom is set in a pot dispensary

If you’re craving more great Canadian television in the mold of Corner Gas and Kim’s Convenience, then you’re in for a real treat. Pat Kelly sat down with Gary Simmons, the creator of the new sitcom Bud Buddies, to discuss his new show.