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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.




Vehicle shortages; Inflation rate; Regulating the social media giants

Today's guests: Stephanie Wallcraft, auto journalist / president - Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor of Economics - University of Calgary / Research Fellow - School of Public Policy Charlie Angus, NDP MP - Timmins-James Bay Ontario See for privacy information.


Michael Coren, "The Rebel Christ"

We spoke with award-winning columnist and best-selling author Michael Coren about his new book, "The Rebel Christ" See for privacy information.


Ethan Lou, "Once a Bitcoin Miner"

We spoke with journalist and author Ethan Lou about his new book, "Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West" See for privacy information.


The future of export pipelines

Today's guest: Andrew Leach, energy economist / Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta See for privacy information.


Marie Henein, "Nothing But The Truth"; Concerns over Ivermectin use; Alberta's worsening wild pig problem

Today's guests: Marie Henein, criminal defence attorney, author - "Nothing But the Truth" Dr. Lynora Saxinger, Infectious Diseases Doctor, University of Alberta Dr. Ryan Brook, Associate Professor - Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan See for privacy information.


How a 'no' vote in the equalization referendum can actually advance Alberta's interests

We spoke with Ken Boessenkool, J.W. McConnell Professor of Practice at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and Research Fellow at the CD Howe Institute. Ken was also one of the authors of the so-called "firewall letter" in 2001. See for privacy information.


Robby Soave, "Tech Panic"

We spoke with Robby Soave, senior editor at Reason magazine and author of the book "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future" See for privacy information.


Peter Mansbridge, "Off the Record"; Alan Cross, "The Science of Song"; Alberta's privacy commissioner

Today's guests: Peter Mansbridge, veteran and award-winning broadcast journalist / former chief correspondent for CBC News; former anchor of The National / author - "Off the Record" Alan Cross, music journalist/broadcaster/historian / author - "The Science of Song: How and Why We Make Music" Jill Clayton, Alberta's Information and Privacy Commissioner See for privacy information.


"Year of the Rocket"; Federal vaccine mandates; Calls for a curriculum re-do

Today's guests: Paul Woods, Author - Year Of The Rocket: John Candy, Wayne Gretzky, A Crooked Tycoon, And The Craziest Season In Football History Justin Ling, freelance journalist Dr. Brent Davis, Professor - Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary See for privacy information.


The case against permanent daylight time; Kenney's approval rating plunges; Canada invokes pipeline treaty in Line 5 dispute

Today's guests: Dr. Mike Antle, Professor, Psychology Department - U of C / Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology / Full Member, Hotchkiss Brain Institute Marc Henry, President - ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. Dennis McConaghy, former TC Energy executive / commentator & author on energy-climate policy in Canada See for privacy information.


Political power shifting to the cities; Pandora Papers leaked; Calgary filmmaker Ted Stenson

Today's guests: Ken Coates, Munk Senior Fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute / Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan D.T. Cochrane, economist with Canadians for Tax Fairness Ted Stenson, Director - "Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game" See for privacy information.


Trudeau's Tofino trip; Antivirals for COVID-19; Rising natural gas prices; Free Alberta Strategy

Today's guests: Melissa Mbarki, Policy Analyst and Outreach Co-ordinator at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. She is a member of the Muskowekwan First Nation Dr. Matthias Götte, Professor / Chair of medical microbiology and immunology - University of Alberta Rory Johnston, Managing Director & Market Economist at Price Street Barry Cooper, political science professor - University of Calgary See for privacy information.


Ron James - "All Over the Map"

We spoke with comedian Ron James about his new book "All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road" See for privacy information.


The 2 Michaels are home - now what?; Why suicides were down in Canada in 2020; A plea for conservative unity

Today's guests: Stephanie Carvin, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University) Dr.Roger McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology - University of Toronto Evan Menzies, senior campaign strategist with Crestview Strategy and former director of communications for the United Conservative Party and Wildrose caucus See for privacy information.


Political peril for the premier; Canada divided; Voter turnout concerns

Today's guests: Licia Corbella, columnist - Postmedia Andrew Potter, Associate Professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy Richard Johnston, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science - UBC See for privacy information.


What next for the Conservative party and its leader?

We spoke with conservative analyst and commentator Alise Mills, senior associate with Sussex Strategy Group See for privacy information.


Kids & vaccines; Kenney's troubles; Vaccine passports; "Disorientation"

Today's guests: Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Diseases physician and scientist, based out of the Toronto General Hospital Duane Bratt, political science professor - Mount Royal University Shaun Fluker, professor of law - University of Calgary Ian Williams, award-winning author/poet, author - "Disorientation: Being Black in the World" See for privacy information.


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.