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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.


Calgary, AB






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




Danny Masterson & Scientology; Call to ban gambling ads, Mitigating the risk of AI, Concern over Bill C-18

Today's guests: Tony Ortega, investigative journalist/author / Author - The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper Karl Subban, Father of 3 NHL players/ educator/ Spokesperson - Jeff Clune, Associate Professor of Computer Science University of British Columbia / Canada CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) AI Chair / Faculty Member - The Vector Institute / Senior Research Advisor, DeepMind Sue Gardner, former Wikimedia director & digital media thinker / advisor & board member for a variety of non-profit, grantmaking and policy organizations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


AB & SK unified front; What next for the NDP?; Big boost to the oilsands; Cost of federal oil & gas emissions cap

Today's guests: Brad Wall, former Saskatchewan premier (from 2007 to 2018) / Special Advisor for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Max Fawcett, columnist - National Observer Andrew Willis, Business columnist for the Report on Business at The Globe and Mail Kenneth Green, Senior Fellow - Fraser Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Election analysis, China interference; Unsolved Pearson gold heist; Keeping former GGs away from controversy; Fixing 24 Sussex Dr.; 100-million Canadians by 2100

Today's guests: Lorne Gunter, senior political columnist - Edmonton Sun Brian Lee Crowley, Managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Scott Andrew Selby, co-author - "Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History" - Philippe Lagassé, Associate professor and Barton Chair at Carleton University David Flemming, chair - Heritage Ottawa's advocacy committee Lisa Lalande, Chief Executive Officer - Century Initiative Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Calgary's Canada Day fireworks debacle; Final few days of the Alberta election campaign

Today's guests: Dan McLean, Ward 13 city councillor Adam Legge, president of the Business Council of Alberta Leah Ward, Vice Present at Wellington Advocacy and former Director of Communications to Rachel Notley and the NDP Caucus Peter Csillag, Director of Public Affairs at Wellington Advocacy and former UCP advisor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Analysis of the David Johnston report; Calgary's decision to cancel Canada Day fireworks

Today's guests: Andrew Coyne, Columnist - The Globe & Mail Matt Gurney, Columnist / Co-Founder - The Line Michelle Rempel-Garner, Conservative MP - Calgary Nose Hill Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Bail reform; Chinese interference in Canada; Russia's fascist youth

Today's guests: Scott Newark, Former Security Policy Advisor to the governments of Ontario and Canada / Former crown prosecutor Michel Juneau-Katsuya, Former chief of the Asia-Pacific Unit- Canadian Security Intelligence Service Ian Garner, historian and Russia analyst / Author: "Z Generation: Into the Heart of Russia’s Fascist Youth" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Lawrence Krauss, "The Edge of Knowledge"; Controversial passport re-design; CTF's Teddy Awards; Sara Petersen, "Momfluenced"

Today's guests: Lawrence M. Krauss, Best-selling author, theoretical physicist, author - "The Edge of Knowledge: Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos” Jen Gerson, Co-founder - The Line / contributing columnist - The Globe and Mail. Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director - Canadian Taxpayers Federation Sara Petersen, author - "Momfluenced: Inside the Maddening, Picture-Perfect World of Mommy Influencer Culture" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Canada & AUKUS; Impact of hockey fighting; Foreign interference; UCP campaign message

Today's guests: Vincent Rigby, Former national security and intelligence adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau / Visiting professor - Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University / Senior Advisor (Americas program) - Center for Strategic and International Studies Dr. Charles Popkin, orthopedic sports medicine specialist with the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine at Columbia University Sean Speer, Editor-at-large - The Hub Rahim Mohamed, Calgary-based political columnist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Alberta election campaign; Songwriting & copyright; MAID in Canadian prisons; Global press freedom

Today's guests: Melissa Caouette, Political strategist / public policy analyst / Principal - MC Consulting / Founder - Pocket Lobbyist Kurt Dahl, Partner / Entertainment Lawyer - Coal Harbour Law, Drummer for the band One Bad Son Jessica Shaw, associate professor of social work - University of Calgary Clayton Weimers, Director of Reporters Without Boarders' US Bureau Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Alberta's top election issues; Internet regulation in Canada; "Agent of Change"; BCHL severs ties with Hockey Canada

Today's guests: Kyle Braid, senior vice-president of public affairs at Ipsos Justin Ling, Freelance investigative journalist Huda Mukbil, author "Agent of Change: My Life Fighting Terrorists, Spies, and Institutional Racism" Chris Hebb, CEO - B.C.H.L. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Arena deal; Public safety; Defence spending; Russian information warfare; Canadian history

Today's guests: Jeromy Farkas, Former Calgary City Councillor / Mayoral candidate Dr. Kelly Sundberg, Criminologist / Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University Michel Maisonneuve, Lt.-Gen. (retd.) / spent 35 years in the CAF Marcus Kolga, Founder - / Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Gordon Walker, Founding member - Canadian Institute for Historical Education / Former Ontario politician & cabinet minister Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Who is to blame for Canadian Military apathy and neglect

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Wrongful convictions; Canada & the U.S. Civil War; The life and death of Arturo Gatti

Today's guests: Kent Roach, law professor - University of Toronto / author - "Wrongfully Convicted: Guilty Pleas, Imagined Crimes, and What Canada Must Do to Safeguard Justice" Julian Sher, Investigative journalist / Author - “The North Star: Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln” Guillaume Carlier, Director - "Thunder: The Life and Death of Arturo Gatti" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Equalization reform; Emissions caps; Music & A.I.; CEO salaries

Today's guests: Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary / Research Fellow - School of Public Policy Alan Cross, Music Writer/Historian/Broadcaster / Host of the Ongoing History of New Music Anthony Schein, director of shareholder advocacy at Share, a Toronto-based research and advisory firm that works with large investors to promote sustainability and inclusivity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


"Blackberry" writer & producer Matthew Miller; Paul Wells- "An Emergency in Ottawa"; The case against spanking

Today's guests: Matthew Miller, Screenwriter & Producer - “Blackberry” Paul Wells, Award-winning author and Journalist / Author - “An Emergency in Ottawa: The Story of the Convoy Commission” Tracie O. Afifi, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience - University of Manitoba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Health care & the Charter; Lunar tourism; Runaway black hole; Sizeable candy bar dilemma

Today's guests: Dr. Brian Day, orthopedic surgeon, health researcher and Medical Director at Cambie Surgery Centre/ former president - Canadian Medical Association Chris Lewicki, former NASA engineer / Co-Founder & CEO - gravityLab Pieter van Dokkum, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University Crystal Westergard, Co-founder / Co-owner - Canadian Candy Nostalgia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Why TV theme songs matter; First dire wolf specimen found in Canada; The link between fiscal policy and inflation

Today's guests: Jon Burlingame, Author-"Music for Prime Time: A History of American Television Themes and Scoring" / Teaches film scoring at the University of Southern California Ashley Reynolds, study lead author / PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto and Royal Ontario Museum Philip Cross, former chief economic analyst - Statistics Canada / senior fellow - Fraser Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Tara MacLean, "Song of the Sparrow"; UFC-WWE merger; How Alberta can benefit from carbon contracts

Today's guests: Tara MacLean, singer & songwriter / Author- "Song of the Sparrow: A Memoir" Alfred Konuwa, Pro Wrestling columnist / contributor - Forbes Adam Sweet, director for Western Canada for Clean Prosperity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


PBO on carbon tax costs; David Frum on Trump indictment; Russian disinformation; Rogers/Shaw merger; C-11

Today's guests: Yves Giroux, Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer David Frum. Staff writer - The Atlantic / Author- Trumpocracy (2018), Trumpocalypse (2020) Marcus Kolga, founder of and a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Laura Tribe, executive director Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


NS massacre inquiry report; Electricity prices & the RRO; The conspiracy cult around the "secret" Queen of Canada; Deleting social media

Today's guests: Paul Palango, Investigative journalist / Author- "22 Murders: Investigating the Massacres, Cover-up and Obstacles to Justice in Nova Scotia" Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary / research fellow - School of Public Policy Dr. Christine Sarteschi, Associate Professor of Social Work and Criminology at Chatham University Danny Randell, development co-ordinator for The Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy / author of the forthcoming book entitled Delete Social Media: Why You Should Find Meaning & Belonging Offline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit