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Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge


Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.

Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.


Calgary, AB






Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.




What next for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney?

Today's guests: Rick Bell, columnist - Calgary Sun Jen Gerson, journalist / co-founder - The Line Lorne Gunter, columnist - Edmonton Sun See for privacy information.


Remembering Norm Macdonald

We spoke with New York Times writer and comedy columnist Jason Zinoman about the life and legacy of comedy icon Norm Macdonald See for privacy information.


The need for more & better debates; Alberta's COVID problem; Tracing the virus's origin; "Smells Like Teen Spirit" turns 30

Today's guests: Andrew Coyne, columnist - Globe & Mail Rachel Notley, Official Opposition Leader / NDP Leader / Former Premier Dr. Angela Rasmussen, Virologist - Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan Alan Cross, Music writer/broadcaster/historian / Host - The Ongoing History of New Music See for privacy information.


Linden MacIntyre, "The Winter Wives"

We spoke with journalist and award-winning and best-selling author Linden MacIntyre about his new novel, "The Winter Wives" See for privacy information.


Steven Koonin - "Unsettled"

We spoke with Dr. Steven Koonin about his new book, "Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters." Dr. Koonin is a former Undersecretary for Science in the US Department of Energy under President Obama and is currently a Professor at New York University, with appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Department of Physics See for privacy information.


Why emotion so often prevails in Canada's gun control debates

We spoke with Matt Gurney, columnist for the National Post See for privacy information.


Decision Canada: The View from the West

We spoke with Alise Mills, conservative political analyst and Senior Associate - Sussex Strategy Group See for privacy information.


Why so many believe in miracle cures for COVID-19

We spoke with Dr. Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta See for privacy information.


Kids and mental health; Women in Afghanistan; Fluoride & cavities; Spending & deficits; Overdose awareness

Today's guests: Dr. Kelly Schwartz, Registered Psychologist / Associate professor - School and Applied Child Psychology - University of Calgary Dr. Lauryn Oates, Executive Director - Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan Dr. Lindsay McLaren, Professor - Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary Jake Fuss, Senior Economist -Centre for Fiscal Studies (Fraser Institute) Petra Schultz, Co-founder Moms Stop The Harm See for privacy information.


How Afghanistan was lost; Why the Liberals' campaign has sputtered; The case against re-naming Ryerson University

Today's guests: Brad Taylor, Author of 15 New York Times bestsellers / security consultant / Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces Paul Wells, Senior Writer at Maclean's magazine Patrice Dutil, Professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University / senior fellow - Macdonald-Laurier Institute See for privacy information.


Veteran journalist Kevin Newman on the crisis in Afghanistan

We spoke with veteran Canadian journalist Kevin Newman, who's been working with the Veterans Transition Network. More of Kevin's dispatches on the situation in Afghanistan here, here, and here. See for privacy information.


Ottawa's efforts in Afghanistan may be too little, too late

Chris Ecklund, Founder - Canadian Heroes Foundation See for privacy information.


Election housing promises; vaccination mandates & requirements

Today's guests: Justin Ling, freelance journalist John Van Sloten, Pastor - Marda Loop Church Devon Greyson, Assistant Professor University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health See for privacy information.


CPC Leader Erin O'Toole; Why COVID testing still matters; Canada's fiscal future; Pay Equity Act

Today's guests: Hon. Erin O'Toole, Leader - Conservative Party of Canada Dr. Lisa Barrett. Assistant professor - Division of Infectious Diseases , Department of Medicine , Department of Microbiology & Immunology - Dalhousie University Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research - C.D. Howe Institute Howard Levitt, employment & labour relations lawyer / Senior Partner - LSCS Law See for privacy information.


Why it's not up to the governor general to deny Trudeau an election

We spoke with Philippe Lagassé, associate professor and William and Jeanie Barton Chair at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University / expert in executive power and legislative-executive relations in Westminster states See for privacy information.


Allan inquiry a dud?; How ridesharing saves lives; The pickup truck culture war

Today's guests: Sandy Garossino, writer, researcher, former trial lawyer Michael Anderson, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics - University of California, Berkeley Max Fawcett, writer and journalist See for privacy information.


Childcare policy; Prosecuting foreign fighters; Wildfires & climate change

Today's guests: Dr. Lindsay Tedds, Associate Professor and Scientific Director, Fiscal and Economic Policy School of Public Policy, University of Calgary Dr. Leah West, Assistant Professor & Associate Director (Admissions and Recruitment), Norman Paterson School of International Affairs - Carleton University Tristin Hopper, Reporter - National Post See for privacy information.


Saving Afghan interpreters; NXIVM's downfall; Working from home; Business-government vaccine partership; Calgary's downtown woes

Today's guests: Dave Morrow, retired Canadian infantry officer / Veteran | Fitness coach | Entrepreneur Rick Ross, Executive Director of the Cult Education Institute / Author - "Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out." Jason Clemens, Executive Vice-President - Fraser Institute Scott Crockatt, Vice President, Communications & External Relations - Business Council of Alberta / also with (Industry for Vaccination) IFV Coalition Susan Thompson, Insight Manager (Alberta) - Avison...


Case against vaccine passports; Court victory for free expression; Why WestJet rejected a bailout

Today's guests: Joanna Baron, Executive Director - Canadian Constitution Foundation Marty Moore, Barrister and Solicitor - Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms Karl Moore, Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization - Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University See for privacy information.


No new fighter jets?; Billionaires in space; How church arsons are huring reconciliation; Return to the flat tax?

Today's guests: Tamara Lorincz, PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University / Fellow - Canadian Foreign Policy Institute Dr. Katie Mack, astrophysicist and assistant professor of astronomy at North Carolina State University / author - "The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)" Dr. Brian Bird, assistant professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Dr. Ergete Ferede, professor of economics - MacEwan University See...