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This Is That from CBC Radio

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This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits - 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 ...Show More

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

28:05 | Sep 27th, 2018

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...Show More

Classroom Pet Ban, Nose Whistling Champion, Little Buddy App

28:05 | Sep 20th, 2018

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.

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

28:05 | Sep 13th, 2018

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-t...Show More

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

28:05 | Sep 6th, 2018

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.

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

28:15 | Aug 29th, 2018

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...Show More

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

28:15 | Aug 22nd, 2018

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 Bull...Show More

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

28:15 | Aug 15th, 2018

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"?

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

28:15 | Aug 8th, 2018

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 bre...Show More

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

28:15 | Aug 1st, 2018

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...Show More

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

28:15 | Jul 25th, 2018

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 usin...Show More

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

28:10 | Jul 18th, 2018

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 he...Show More

Best of This Is That: MMA for Kids, Prehistoric Sandwich, DVD Alberta

28:09 | Jul 11th, 2018

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.

Best of This Is That: Computer Artist, Genealogy Nightmare, Facebook Fight

28:11 | Jul 4th, 2018

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...Show More

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

28:09 | Jun 27th, 2018

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.

Spring Announcements

03:37 | Jun 4th, 2018

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

This Is That Live 2018

07:38 | Feb 26th, 2018

A special live segment of This Is That recorded in Winnipeg plus a tour reminder for upcoming shows in Duncan (Mar 2), Banff (Mar 3), and Vancouver (Mar 4).

Year in Review for 2017

27:07 | Dec 28th, 2017

We look back on some of our favourite moments of 2017.

This is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'

28:07 | Dec 21st, 2017

After librarian Dorothy Shunt finds an old letter written to Santa hidden inside an encyclopedia, she becomes compelled to find its author.

Coachella for kids, rare musical instrument, jewel thief lessons

28:07 | Dec 14th, 2017

We travel to the Coachella for kids to learn about what goes into organizing an enormous festival, we talk with music historian Herbert Brust about his latest treasure, and check-in with Canada’s most notorious jewel thief during his new educational ...Show More

Wedding tax credit, hit new board game, inspirational quote factory

28:07 | Dec 7th, 2017

We talk with a disgruntled bride who thinks that Canadians should receive a tax credit for their weddings, we interview the inventor of this Christmas’ most popular board game, and we go undercover to investigate the seedy world of inspirational quot...Show More

Britain’s new embassy, Jerky the Gerbil, Melting Man festival

28:07 | Nov 30th, 2017

We talk with a spokesperson from the British government who is unhappy with their new embassy in Canada; we learn about Canadian government’s new initiative to teach kids not to be jerks & we visit a Saskatchewan town for the first ‘Melting Man' fest...Show More

Boot camp ban, celebrity commencement speeches, largest mass divorce

28:08 | Nov 23rd, 2017

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.

Drug dealers against legalization, Canada’s top airport, Baby Jason

28:09 | Nov 16th, 2017

We talk with a drug dealer who opposes the legalization of marijuana, we learn about Canada’s best and worst airports, and we find out what became of a baby that was stuck in a well.

O Canada on Flights, Password Protection, Prison Punchlines

28:16 | Nov 9th, 2017

We speak with a Canadian petitioning to make singing the national anthem mandatory before all domestic flights, we talk to a security expert about how to create strong passwords, and we visit a prison that’s using standup comedy to rehabilitate inmat...Show More

Mount Everest for Sale, Baby Boomer Comic, Nudist Oil Company

28:10 | Nov 2nd, 2017

We speak with the Texas billionaire that’s purchasing Mount Everest, we find out why baby boomers are going crazy over a new comic book, and we explore Fort McMurray’s first and only nudist oil company.

Canadians react to Grey Cup being renamed to ‘Canada’s Big Concert’

03:37 | Nov 2nd, 2017

We received lots of feedback for a story we did last week about the CFL rebranding the Grey Cup to Canada’s Big Concert. Here’s what real Canadians had to say about the story.

Grey Cup Rebrand, Three Dollar Store, Corn Contest Riot

29:26 | Oct 26th, 2017

We find out why the Grey Cup is being rebranded as Canada’s Big Concert. The CEO of Dollar Farm joins us to talk about why he’s changing the name of his store to the 3 Dollar Farm. And will Hillmont, Ont riot again for not having the Best Corn in Ont...Show More

Tim Horton’s Bread Bowl, Drop-Ocalypse Nightmare, Life on Repeat

28:11 | Oct 19th, 2017

We speak with the person who’s suing Tim Hortons for taking the bread bowl off the menu, we find out what it is like 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.

MMA for Kids, Prehistoric Sandwich, DVD Alberta

28:17 | Oct 12th, 2017

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.

Ottawa Rage Room, Stay-at-Home Dad Disgrace, Lightning Town

28:08 | Oct 5th, 2017

This week: Overspending in Ottawa? We look into the $2.4 million ‘rage room’ where MPs smash things. Stay-at-home dad disgrace: An Ontario man is revealed to be gainfully employed. And we visit a Saskatchewan town that’s considering moving to be hit ...Show More

Computer Artist, Genealogy Nightmare, Facebook Fight

28:09 | Sep 28th, 2017

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 li...Show More

Casino for kids, Canada’s nicest person, Gary’s Comet

28:07 | Sep 21st, 2017

This week: Viva Las Vegas! The city of sin opens the world’s first casino for children. Can you be too nice? We speak with Canada’s nicest person. And we explore a Nova Scotia man’s struggle to have a comet named after him.