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.


Calgary, AB






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




Comedian Preacher Lawson

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


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

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


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

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


Todd McFarlane: "Spawn" update and more

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


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

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


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

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


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

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...


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

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


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

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...


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

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


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

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


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