The world is changing every day. Completely fabricated nonsense matters now more than ever. Hosted by veteran comedians Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly, This is That uses the same serious audio techniques for comedy as others do for journalism: phone interviews, narrative documentary, archival news clips, witnesses on location, found footage, and so on. But on this podcast, everything is fabricated: this is a completely fake in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping our world today.
EP 9: Military mountain bikes and a literal office pool
26:48The Canadian Armed Forces acquire a set of mountain bikes to be more environmentally friendly, an international festival celebrates the humble pen, and we visit an office that decided to turn their workspace into a swimming pool. Plus, Alberta a 2000-lb bison housepet and meet an elopement planner.
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EP 8: Gordie the unmanned spacecraft and invisible art
30:01Project Gordie returns to earth from space after being lost in the 1970s, we hear about a recently discovered dinosaur nicknamed Mr. Big Head, and we meet two rival professional game show contestants competing to be the winningest contestant of all time. Plus, a new app to help people converse with each other in real life and an up-and-coming artist making invisible art.
EP 7: Brad Pitt’s Manitoba endorsement and researching Ogopogo
27:59Manitoba hopes a little star power from Brad Pitt can impress, new research on the Ogopogo, and an interview with an inspirational Bingo caller. Plus, we feature a brand new game taking family board game night by storm, and visit with glam rock pioneer Lou RocketShip.
EP 6: Mannequin police force and freeway food truck
30:26A Nova Scotian police force turns to mannequins to help with policing, we interview Karachi, Canada’s greatest hypnotist, and hear about High Prairie’s linguistic efforts to attract new tourists. Plus, a food truck serving customers on the freeway and an earworm that refuses to go away.
EP 4: Bathroom-less condo and Wilderness birth
27:14A group suggests a bold alternative to earth hour, we meet a traveling internet provider in northern Saskatchewan, a lawsuit against a condo developer who neglected to put bathrooms in a 35-storey development, and an interview with a survivor who was trapped for 50 hours in a ride called the Drop-ocalypse. Plus, the rising popularity of wilderness births.
EP 3: Pay-per view National Parks and Ponytail disaster
28:03Parks Canada proposes a unique solution to its financial woes, a small town claims a legendary historic utterance, and we explore the lengths one man went to try and save his hair. Plus, we hear from our resident music historian, Herbert Brus and interview (the aide to) the Viceroy of Luxembourg.
EP 2: Bilingual dogs and America's Pig War
27:36A Montreal city councilor makes a bid to extend bilingualism, we spotlight a unique hunting practice, and a controversial, recently grounded pilot tells us his side of the story. Plus, beloved pronunciation expert Nev Shondel pays a visit and we’re on the ground for the historical reenactment of America’s least violent war.
EP 1: Texas sugar water and Ball-less soccer
27:45A Texas town makes a surprising addition to their water supply, the world’s most famous iceberg is spotted, and an exclusive interview with a recently-emerged Y2K prepper. Plus, a youth soccer league tries to make the beautiful game less competitive and an interview with Canada Border Services about a new training program.