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

Latest Episodes

The state of the world is much better than you think

We spoke with Ronald Bailey, science correspondent for Reason magazine (reason.com) and co-author of the book: Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

14 min6 d ago
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The state of the world is much better than you think

Possible alien life detected in the atmosphere above Venus

We spoke with Sara Seager, one of the researchers involved in the study. Dr. Seager is a Professor of Planetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and alsso author of the book The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

10 min1 w ago
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Possible alien life detected in the atmosphere above Venus

What killed Energy East and might it be revived in the future?

We spoke with Andrew Leach, Energy & environmental economist / Associate professor - Alberta School of Business (University of Alberta) See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

17 min1 w ago
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What killed Energy East and might it be revived in the future?

Thomas Homer-Dixon: "Commanding Hope"

We spoke with award-winning author Thomas Homer-Dixon about his latest book, “Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril” (Wordfest is hosting an online conversation with Thomas Homer-Dixon, Thur. Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. - wordfest.com ) See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

14 min2 w ago
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Thomas Homer-Dixon: "Commanding Hope"

AstraZeneca hits pause on its vaccine trial

We spoke with Derek Lowe, longtime drug discovery researcher and author of the "In the Pipeline" blog at sciencemag.org See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

15 min2 w ago
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AstraZeneca hits pause on its vaccine trial

Tim Cook: The Fight for History

We spoke with historian Tim Cook, author of the book "The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada's Second World War" See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

14 min3 w ago
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Tim Cook: The Fight for History

Billy Jensen on the Golden State Killer, "Chase Darkness With Me"

We spoke with Billy Jensen, true crime investigative journalist and author of the book "Chase Darkness With Me" See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

17 min3 w ago
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Billy Jensen on the Golden State Killer, "Chase Darkness With Me"

Systemic racism & policing; COVID rapid testing; WestJet's mask mandate

Today's guests: Dr. Christian Leuprecht, Professor at the Royal Military College and Queen's University, senior fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Diseases physician and scientist, based out of the Toronto General Hospital Richard Bartrem, V.P. Marketing/Communications - Westjet See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

35 min3 w ago
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Systemic racism & policing; COVID rapid testing; WestJet's mask mandate

Crisis in broadcasting; public health v. civil liberties; merging municipalities; the science of procrastination

Today's guests: Lenore Gibson,Board Chair, Canadian Association of Broadcasters Joanna Baron,Executive Dircetor of the CCF Ruth Goodwin, Mayor of Black Diamond Piers Steel,Professor and the Brookfield Resident Chair at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

48 minAUG 27
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Crisis in broadcasting; public health v. civil liberties; merging municipalities; the science of procrastination

Erin O'Toole prevails in Conservative leadership race

We spoke with Alise Mills, conservative political analyst and senior associate at Sussex Strategy Group See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

16 minAUG 25
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Erin O'Toole prevails in Conservative leadership race

Latest Episodes

The state of the world is much better than you think

We spoke with Ronald Bailey, science correspondent for Reason magazine (reason.com) and co-author of the book: Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

14 min6 d ago
Comments
The state of the world is much better than you think

Possible alien life detected in the atmosphere above Venus

We spoke with Sara Seager, one of the researchers involved in the study. Dr. Seager is a Professor of Planetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and alsso author of the book The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

10 min1 w ago
Comments
Possible alien life detected in the atmosphere above Venus

What killed Energy East and might it be revived in the future?

We spoke with Andrew Leach, Energy & environmental economist / Associate professor - Alberta School of Business (University of Alberta) See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

17 min1 w ago
Comments
What killed Energy East and might it be revived in the future?

Thomas Homer-Dixon: "Commanding Hope"

We spoke with award-winning author Thomas Homer-Dixon about his latest book, “Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril” (Wordfest is hosting an online conversation with Thomas Homer-Dixon, Thur. Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. - wordfest.com ) See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

14 min2 w ago
Comments
Thomas Homer-Dixon: "Commanding Hope"

AstraZeneca hits pause on its vaccine trial

We spoke with Derek Lowe, longtime drug discovery researcher and author of the "In the Pipeline" blog at sciencemag.org See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

15 min2 w ago
Comments
AstraZeneca hits pause on its vaccine trial

Tim Cook: The Fight for History

We spoke with historian Tim Cook, author of the book "The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada's Second World War" See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

14 min3 w ago
Comments
Tim Cook: The Fight for History

Billy Jensen on the Golden State Killer, "Chase Darkness With Me"

We spoke with Billy Jensen, true crime investigative journalist and author of the book "Chase Darkness With Me" See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

17 min3 w ago
Comments
Billy Jensen on the Golden State Killer, "Chase Darkness With Me"

Systemic racism & policing; COVID rapid testing; WestJet's mask mandate

Today's guests: Dr. Christian Leuprecht, Professor at the Royal Military College and Queen's University, senior fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Infectious Diseases physician and scientist, based out of the Toronto General Hospital Richard Bartrem, V.P. Marketing/Communications - Westjet See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

35 min3 w ago
Comments
Systemic racism & policing; COVID rapid testing; WestJet's mask mandate

Crisis in broadcasting; public health v. civil liberties; merging municipalities; the science of procrastination

Today's guests: Lenore Gibson,Board Chair, Canadian Association of Broadcasters Joanna Baron,Executive Dircetor of the CCF Ruth Goodwin, Mayor of Black Diamond Piers Steel,Professor and the Brookfield Resident Chair at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

48 minAUG 27
Comments
Crisis in broadcasting; public health v. civil liberties; merging municipalities; the science of procrastination

Erin O'Toole prevails in Conservative leadership race

We spoke with Alise Mills, conservative political analyst and senior associate at Sussex Strategy Group See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

16 minAUG 25
Comments
Erin O'Toole prevails in Conservative leadership race
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