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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.




How did Liberals botch C-21?; Inflation: what steps the Bank of Canada might take next

Today's guests: Matt Gurney, Columnist / Co-Founder - The Line Charles St-Arnaud, Chief Economist - Alberta Central / Former economist - Bank of Canada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


China protests; Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy; Assessing the PEOC; Investigative genetic genealogy

Today's guests: Terry Glavin, author/journalist/columnist Charles Burton, Partner, Charles Burton and Associates / Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute Cara Zwibel, Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program - Canadian Civil Liberties Association Dr. Nicole Novroski, assistant professor and forensic geneticist at the University of Toronto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


PM's testimony at PEOC; Threshold for "national security threat"; AB pushes back against C-21; ATA reaction to new rules on masks & in-person learning

Today's guests: David Schneiderman, Professor of Law - University of Toronto Tyler Shandro, Alberta Justice Minister & Solicitor General Jason Schilling, president - Alberta Teachers' Association Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Reaction to the premier's address; Big changes to Bill C-21; Defining "national security threat"; Optimistic drilling forecast

Today's guests: Rick Bell, Calgary Sun Columnist Tony Bernardo, Executive Director - Canadian Shooting Sports Association Stephanie Carvin, associate professor at Carleton University / former national security analyst Mark A. Scholz, CAOEC President & CEO Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Problematic World Cup host; National media strategy; "Living Without Menace:" Alberta vs the rats

Today's guests: Declan Hill, Associate professor of investigations at the University of New Haven and the lead of its Sports Integrity Center / Author - "The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime" Peter Menzies, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, past editor-in-chief of the Calgary Herald and former vice-chair of the CRTC Ted Stenson, Calgary-based director / Director: "Living Without Menace" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Canada-China policy; Balancing energy & environmental policy; Ticketmaster angers the Swifties

Today's guests: Michael Chong, Conservative foreign affairs critic / MP - Wellington-Halton Hills Dennis McConaghy, former TC Energy executive / author and commentator on energy-climate policy in Canada / His latest book - "Carbon Change: Canada on the Brink of Decarbonization" Alan Cross, music writer/broadcaster/historian - host of the Ongoing History of New Music podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Confronting Chinese interference; High levels of respiratory illness among kids; The debate over the notwithstanding clause

Today's guests: Marcus Kolga, founder and director - / Senior Fellow - Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Colin Furness, infection control epidemiologist and assistant professor - University of Toronto Kerri Froc, associate professor of law - University of New Brunswick Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


George Canyon, "My Country"

Today's guest: George Canyon, award-winning Canadian country and western singer-songwriter / Author - "My Country" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Chinese interference; Canada at COP27; Canadians' views on homelessness

Today's guests: Sam Cooper, investigative journalist - Global News Cody Battershill, founder and chief spokesperson - Canada Action Andrew Enns, Executive VP - Leger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Children's Tylenol/Advil shortage; A "supply rebuild" for Canada; "Saskatchewan First Act"

Today's guests: Melanie Paradis. writer / president - Texture Communications Sean Speer, Public Policy Forum Scotiabank Fellow in Strategic Competitiveness Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Impact of handgun "freeze"; Hockey Canada's financial statements; The need for more immigration

Today's guests: James Cox - owner of 'The Shooting Edge' in Calgary & 'Target Sports Canada' in Gormley, Ont. Grant Robertson - a member of The Globe and Mail’s investigative team Deborah Yedlin - President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The problems with RStar; Can provinces be nations?; Unleashing Alberta's hydrogen potential

Today's guests: Andrew Leach - Professor, Department of Economics and Faculty of Law, University of Alberta Howard Anglin - a post-graduate researcher at Oxford University. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Principal Secretary to the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney Dr. David Layzell - energy systems architect with the Transition Accelerator and a professor at the University of Calgary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Hockey legend Bryan Trottier; Urban myths & tainted candy; Emergencies Act public inquiry; Support for immigration at record high

Today's guests: Bryan Trottier, Former NHL'er / Stanley Cup Champion / Hall-of-Famer / Author - "All Roads Home" Joel Best, sociology professor at the University of Delaware John Ivison, Ottawa-based political columnist /Ottawa Bureau Chief for the National Post Keith Neuman, senior associate - Environics Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


UCP AGM recap; Damning audio of RCMP commissioner; Why was ArriveCan so expensive?

Today's guests: Rick Bell, Calgary Sun columnist Matt Gurney, Columnist / Co-founder - The Line Campbell Clark, Chief Political Writer - The Globe and Mail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The need to tackle inflation; Event Centre negotiations to commence; Role of AHS board of directors; Explaining "mosquito magnets"

Today's guests: Ian Lee, Professor - Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Sonya Sharp, City Councillor - Ward 1 / Chair of the Event Centre Committee Stephen Mandel, Former health minister / former AHS board member Dr. Ellen De Obaldia, Senior Scientist - Rockefeller University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Premier Smith's controversial social media posts; Cannabis legalization anniversary; Grocery prices

Today's guests: Justin Ling, independent journalist / author - Bug Eyed and Shameless newsletter Michael Armstrong, associate professor of operations research at Brock University (studies Canada’s cannabis industry) Stuart Smyth, Associate Professor / Industry Funded Research Chair in Agri-Food Innovation - University of Saskatchewan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Understanding Putin; Emergencies Act inquiry; Small businesses facing long audit process

Today's guests: Amy Knight, author of several books and papers on Russian politics & history including her most recent: "Orders To Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder" Laura Berger, staff lawyer and spokesperson - Canadian Civil Liberties Association Corinne Pohlmann, Senior VP of National Affairs - Canadian Federation of Independent Business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Putin's threats; DART's success; Cost of ArriveCan; Federal pandemic spending

Today's guests: Kerry Buck, Senior fellow - University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public & International Affairs / Former Canadian Ambassador to NATO Dr. Paul Wiegert, Professor / asteroid expert at Western University’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration Bianca Wylie, Partner at Digital Public Livio Di Matteo, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute and Professor of Economics at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


UCP leadership race; "Business the NHL Way"; Quebec election

Today's guests: Janet Brown, Pollster ( Janet Brown Opinion Research) / Political commentator Norm O’Reilly and Rick Burton, Co-authors: "Business the NHL Way: Lessons from the Fastest Game on Ice" Ben Woodfinden, Doctoral student and Political & Constitutional Theorist - McGill University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Alberta's Justice Minister on federal gun ban; challenging prostitution laws; Healthcare crisis in Red Deer

Today's guests: Tyler Shandro, Alberta Minister of Justice & Solicitor General Jenn Clamen, National Coordinator - Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform Dr. Ravin Bastiampillai, Ureologist at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Learn more about your ad choices. Visit