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This Is That

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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.

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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Location:

Vancouver, BC

Networks:

CBC

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

416-205-3700


Episodes

Police Mannequins, Fake News, Jingle Kings

12/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:55

New Alberta Accent, Winnipeg Pen Fest, Ontario Bull Run

11/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:52

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

11/22/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:52

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

11/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:10

Bilingual Dogs, Unfriendly Border Guards, Y2K Bunker Bust

11/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:10

Halloween Decorations Ban, Canadian Mispronunciations, Pun Fest Rebellion

11/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:20

Nude Water Park, The CBC Historian, Quilting Punks

10/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

The All-Music Episode

10/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

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

10/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

Canada in Hollywood, Cargo Short Creator, Worst National Park

10/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

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

9/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

Classroom Pet Ban, Nose Whistling Champion, Little Buddy App

9/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

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

9/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

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

9/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:04

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

8/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:15

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

8/22/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:15

Best of This Is That: Neil Young, Busking Robot, Skipping Across Canada, Orchestra Dads

8/15/2018
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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"?

Duration:00:28:08

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

8/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:08

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

8/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:08

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

7/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:09