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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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The Live, Improvised, and Last Episode

27:48 | Dec 27th, 2018

This week: For our last episode ever, we're performing live from the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and improvising the entire show from audience suggestions: We talk with the person who made fruitcake illegal, we meet the first Canadia...Show More
This is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'

27:48 | Dec 20th, 2018

After librarian Dorothy Shunt finds an old letter written to Santa hidden inside an encyclopedia, she becomes compelled to find its author. When she discovers that the letter was in fact written over 30 years ago by a boy with a wish, the story then ...Show More
The Audience Episode

27:48 | Dec 13th, 2018

This week: We look into the stories suggested by our listeners. The RCMP is launching an on-demand food delivery service like Uber Eats. You can now get a free medical check-up at Canadian airport security. There's a growing movement of people who wa...Show More
Police Mannequins, Fake News, Jingle Kings

27:50 | Dec 6th, 2018

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.
New Alberta Accent, Winnipeg Pen Fest, Ontario Bull Run

27:48 | Nov 29th, 2018

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...Show More
Toronto Time-Zone, Gene Sloan Interview, Canada Disco Legends

27:48 | Nov 22nd, 2018

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

27:48 | Nov 15th, 2018

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 i...Show More
Bilingual Dogs, Unfriendly Border Guards, Y2K Bunker Bust

27:48 | Nov 8th, 2018

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...Show More
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
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.
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.
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.