Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge

Curiouscast

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

Location:

Calgary, AB

Genres:

News

Networks:

Curiouscast

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Chief Louie - "Rez Rules"; Campus free speech; Iran protests; Discontent in Canada

2/6/2023
Today's guests: Clarence Louie, Canadian First Nations leader and entrepreneur / Chief - Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia's Okanagan / Author - "Rez Rules: My Indictment of Canada's and America's Systemic Racism Against Indigenous Peoples" Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education Sally Armstrong, Human Rights Activist & Journalist Andrew Enns, executive vice-president - Leger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:18

Comedian Preacher Lawson

1/18/2023
Rob chats with stand-up comedian and America's Got Talent finalist Preacher Lawson. Preacher is performing this weekend at The Laugh Shop in Calgary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:12

Myles Goodwyn; Why is Ontario receiving equalization?; Fixing Canada's access to information system

1/16/2023
Myles Goodwyn, Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the multi-Platinum selling rock band April Wine Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor of Economics - University of Calgary Robert Bothwell, Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He is currently working on an oral history of Canadian foreign relations, 1993-2006 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:42

Tommy Chong; Jeff Beck's legacy; Ban gas stoves?; Ottawa's F-35 flip-flop

1/13/2023
Today's guests: Tommy Chong, legendary comedian and actor - one half of "Cheech & Chong" Alan Cross, music writer/broadcaster/historian / host - "The Ongoing History of New Music" Liam McCabe, Senior writer - Energy Sage Richard Shimooka, Senior Fellow at the Madonald Laurier Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:07

Todd McFarlane: "Spawn" update and more

1/11/2023
A conversation with Calgary-born-and-raised Todd McFarlane. Todd is the creator of the character Spawn and a co-founder of Image Comics - he is also a Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director and the founder of McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane Entertainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:21

Jeromy's Journey; Alberta Senator quits Twitter; "Son of a Critch's" Mark Critch

1/10/2023
Today's guests: Jeromy Farkas, former Calgary city councillor and mayoral candidate Paula Simons, Alberta Indepedent Senator Mark Critch, star/creator - "Son of a Critch" / author - "An Embarrassment of Critch's" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:02

Affordability measures; Federal politics in '23; Defence spending; NHL Hall-of-famer Lanny McDonald

1/9/2023
Today's guests: Matt Jones, Alberta Minister of Affordability and Ulilities Michelle Rempel-Garner, Conservative MP - Calgary-Nose Hill Andrew Richter, associate professor of political science - University of Windsor Lanny McDonald, former Calgary Flame / NHL Hall of Famer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:30

Violence and unrest in Mexico; Debunking "The Population Bomb"; Seizing assets from Russian Oligarchs

1/6/2023
Today's guests: Douglas Century, Journalist / Author: “Hunting El Chapo” , “Split Decision” , “The Last Boss of Brighton” Pierre Desrochers, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment at the University of Toronto Mississauga / Co-author: "The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet" / "Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change" Michael Nesbitt, an associate law professor at the University of Calgary Learn...

Duration:00:42:14

"Just Transition"; Russia's failures in Ukraine; Where Canadians land on the political spectrum

1/4/2023
Today's guests: Andrew Leach, energy economist / professor - University of Alberta Lubomyr Luciuk, professor of political geography at the Royal Military College of Canada Jack Jedwab, president - Association for Canadian Studies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:52

Gas prices, self-defence, state of democracy, technology & education, addressing addiction

1/3/2023
Today's guests: Vijay Muralidharan - fuel market expert - Director, R Cube Economic Consulting Inc. Edward Burlew - Lawyer Specializing in Firearms Law Ira Wells teaches in the Vic One program of the University of Toronto Paul W. Bennett, Ed.D., is Director, Schoolhouse Institute, Adjunct Professor of Education, Saint Mary’s University Dr. Julian Somers - a clinical psychologist and distinguished professor at Simon Fraser University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:59:17

The latest on Bill C-21 and Bill C-11; Impact of Keystone's shutdown; Canada's China strategy

12/10/2022
Today's guests: Raquel Dancho, Conservative MP (Manitoba) / Shadow Minister - Public Safety / Vice-Chair - Commons Committee on Public Safety & National Security Paula Simons, Independent Senator - Alberta Rory Johnston, Founder - Commodity Context newsletter Ross O'Connor, Former National Security advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and post graduate researcher at Laval University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:00

Buddy Levy, "Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk"

12/9/2022
Today's guest: Buddy Levy, author - "Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:13

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

12/5/2022
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:19

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

11/29/2022
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:34

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

11/25/2022
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:23

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

11/23/2022
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:20

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

11/21/2022
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:30

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

11/18/2022
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:12

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

11/16/2022
Today's guests: Marcus Kolga, founder and director - DisinfoWatch.org / 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:22

George Canyon, "My Country"

11/10/2022
Today's guest: George Canyon, award-winning Canadian country and western singer-songwriter / Author - "My Country" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:18