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 Oldring introduce you to the voices and stories that give this country character in this 100% improvised, satirical send-up of public radio.
||CleanThe 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.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTattoos 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.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanada 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.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrisoner 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, w||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClassroom 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.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanada'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||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitician 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.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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'||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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"?||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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 breakf||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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 di||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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 s||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest 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.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpring Announcements||New videos. New Season. New Podcast: This Sounds Serious.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I have only listened to one episode but this is great satire and it is done in the dry journalistic style of the CBC. I can almost imagine the guy finishing by saying "For the National Im Pat Kelly."
Kelly & Oldring: 2 peas in a pod
From their humble beginnings as share croppers in Okotoks, Patrick O'Flannel Kelly and Peter Petey Pete Oldring, have explored the farthest reaches of Canada in search of recognition. Patrick (or Patty to his friends) started his entertainment career writing the fine print on the back of greeting cards. Peter (Peter to his friends) went off to Theatre School, where he was asked to leave after a run-in with a Dialect Coach and a glass of rum. Both down on their luck, they teamed up and a wrote a joke for Second City. It was rejected. But, this was the start they needed. They wrote some limericks: 400 in all. Brimming with confidence - and a goodly amount of insouscience - they risked their life savings and self-published "THERE ONCE WAS A GUY FROM KAPUKASING: Limericks in the Key of Life." Scathing reviews and a public uninterested in limerickery meant that sales of the book were not good. Compounding that, they had overestimated production requirements: printing 200,000 hardbound coffee-table books (that ultimately sold 19 copies in Canada & 7 in Ireland). They were destitute. Their never give-up attitude brought them to the attention of a Nigerian Prince and the CBC. Fortunately they had the good sense to call the CBC first. The CBC were looking for new blood, new ideas, new energy and found two guys that didn't cost much and were willing to defer royalties over 3 generations.
Laughing Out Loud
I have to stop listening to this in public as I keep laughing out loud and people keep staring at me. I thought the Twitter one was good but the football one is even better.