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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.




Costs and benefits of an Alberta Pension Plan; "The Lebanese Burger Mafia: - the origins of Burger Baron

Today's guests: Nate Horner, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary / Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy Omar Mouallem, writer / producer / director - "The Lebanese Burger Mafia" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Intelligence questions around India allegation; Why was Avro Arrow cancelled?; New centrist party; "Ain't Too Proud" Broadway musical

Today's guests: Neil Bisson, Director - Global Intelligence Knowledge Network / former Intelligence Officer at Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Alan Barnes/former member of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat of the Privy Council Office in Ottawa, and currently a senior fellow of the Centre for Security, Intelligence and Defence Studies at Carleton University - Dominic Cardy, Interim Leader - Canadian Future / Independent New Brunswick MLA E. Clayton Cornelious, Veteran Broadway actor/(Tony-nominated) producer/investor / plays Paul Williams in “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Grocery prices; Inflation rising again; What CSIS knew about foreign interference by India; Getting immigration right

Today's guests: Sylvain Charlebois, Director Agri-Food Analytics Lab - Dalhousie University Sam Cooper, investigative journalist Douglas Porter, Chief Economist - BMO Livio Di Matteo, Professor of Economics at Lakehead University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


New claims about JFK assassination; Understanding e-coli infections; PM threatens grocers with tax measures; What to do with ISIS women

Today's guests: Gerald Posner, investigative journalist / author - "Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK” Dr. Stephen Freedman, ER physician at Alberta Children's Hospital and professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary Gary Sands, senior vice-president with the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Stewart Bell - National Online Journalist & Investigative Reporter with Global News Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


"Cover Your Ears" - a history of music censorship; Solving the housing crisis; MPs may hear from Suncor CEO

Today's guests: Sean Patrick Shaul, Alberta-born filmmaker / Director - “Cover Your Ears” Steve Lafleur, independent public policy analyst Charlie Angus, NDP MP Timmins-James Bay / NDP critic for natural resources Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


"Number Go Up" - Crypto's dramatic rise & fall; Why Liberal poll numbers are cratering; Google faces anti-trust lawsuit; Will A.I. steal all our jobs?

Today's guests: Zeke Faux, investigative reporter for Bloomberg / author - "Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall" Matt Gurney, columnist & co-founder - The Line Rebecca Haw Allensworth, law professor at Vanderbilt Law School (focusing on antitrust law) Philip Cross, Munk Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Michael Chong on foreign interference inquiry; Impact of school closures; Finding compromise on gender school policy

Today's guests Michael Chong, Conservative MP - Wellington-Halton Hills / Official Opposition Shadown Foreign Minister Paige MacPherson, associate director of education policy at the Fraser Institute Adam Zivo, writer / Reporter- National Post Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Michelle Rempel-Garner on housing crisis; Inquiry called into foreign interference; Ottawa's internet regulations; Trial underway for convoy leaders

Today's guests: Michelle Rempel Garner, Conservative MP - Calgary Nose Hill Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior fellow at the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, University of Ottawa and Board Member of the China Strategic Risks Institute Peter Menzies, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute / former vice-chair of the CRTC Michael Kempa, Criminology professor at the University of Ottawa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Bill Vigars, "Terry and Me"; Dennis Molinaro on October Crisis spying revelations

Today's guests: Bill Vigars, Author - “Terry & Me: The Inside Story of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope” Dennis Molinaro, Professor of legal studies at Ontario Tech University / Former national security analyst Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


"Road to Surrender"; Guilbeault visits China; Denmark considers ban on burning holy books; Replacing 24 Sussex Drive

Today's guests: Evan Thomas, former correspondent for Time and Washington bureau chief for Newsweek / Author of “Road to Surrender: Three Men and the Countdown to the End of World War II” Charles Burton is associate professor of political science at Brock University at St. Catharine’s, Ont., senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad, and former counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing Hemant Mehta, Editor at Writer. YouTuber. Podcaster Michael Wernick, Former Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada from 2016 to 2019; Jarislowsky Chair of Public Sector Management at the University of Ottawa. He is a part of the think-tank Canada 2020 Advisory Board Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


"Beijing Rules"; Online News Act remains a mess; The case against banning plastic food packaging

Today's guests: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, China reporter for Axios / author of the new book, "Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World" Michael Geist, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law David Clement, North American affairs manager - Consumer Choice Center Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Transgender athlete sets female powerlifting record; Wildfires and conspiracy theories; Why Alberta electricity is so expensive right now

Today's guests: April Hutchinson, Canadian competitive powerlifter Mike Rothschild, a journalist and author based in Los Angeles who writes about conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs. His book, 'Jewish Space Lasers: The Rothschilds and 200 Years of Conspiracy Theories' is out next month Blake Shaffer, assistant professor of economics at the University of Calgary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Rob Goodman, "Not Here"; AI literacy in Canada; How inflation impacts taxes

Today's guests: Rob Goodman, Author - “Not Here: Why American Democracy Is Eroding and How Canada Can Protect Itself” Elissa Strome, executive director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy for CIFAR Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research - CD Howe Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Canada's housing crisis; The perils of politicizing gun policy; Judges & political donations

Today's guests: Dr. Mike Moffatt, director of the PLACE Centre at the Smart Prosperity Institute Noah S. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley / Author: “On Target: Gun Culture, Storytelling & the NRA” Kate Schneider, U.K-based reporter with the Investigative Journalism Foundation / editor-in-chief at the Oxford Political Review Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Reaction & analysis of Clean Electricity Regulations; Co-op compostable bag ban; TMX First Nations' ownership

Today's guests, Andrew Leach, professor of energy and economics - University of Alberta Rebecca Schulz, Alberta Minister of Environment and Protected Areas Michelle Rempel-Garner, Conservative MP - Calgary-Nose Hill Stephen Mason, managing director - Project Reconciliation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trudeau's political future: Why Trump's latest indictment matters so much; Polarization in Canada; Meta starts blocking Canadian news

Today's guests: Alise Mills, strategic communications advisor and consultant Tom Nichols, Staff writer - The Atlantic Justin Ling, freelance investigative journalistr Matt Hadfield, campaigns director - OpenMedia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Who was Robert Oppenheimer?; Federal cabinet shuffle; Fluoride debate re-opened?; Economic impact of immigration; Housing prices

Today's guests: Charles Thorpe, author of 'Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect' / associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego Andrew Coyne, columnist - Globe & Mail Andre Chabot, city councillor - Ward 10 Beata Caranci, chief economist - TD Economics Robert Falconer, SSHRC Doctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics / researcher with the University of Calgary School of Public Policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The death of Richard Billkszto; Montreal mob war; How CBC undermines private media; Calgary clinic's "membership fees"; Phasing out fossil fuel "subsidies"

Todays' guests: Jonathan Kay, Quillette editor and podcast host Adrian Humphreys, Author, Journalist, Reporter at the National Post Peter Menzies is a National Newspaper Award-winning journalist, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, past editor-in-chief of the Calgary Herald and former vice-chair of the CRTC Dr. Fiona Clement, a professor who specializes in health policy in the department of community health sciences at the University of Calgary Richard Masson, executive fellow at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy and chair of the World Petroleum Council in Canada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Electric Vehicle Mandates are an Assault on the Middle Class

Today's guest: Joel Kotkin is an author and columnist. He is the Roger Hobbs Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California and Executive Director of the Houston-based Urban Reform Institute. He is Senior Advisor to the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. He is Executive Editor of the website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Alberta and its' 2030 Commonwealth games bid

Sports Economist Moshe Lander from Concordia University shares his thoughts on Alberta's possible bid for the 2030 Commonwealth games after Australia pulled out of hosting the 2026 competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit