13 episodes

Justin Smith is a writer and radio host in Melbourne, Australia. His column in The Herald Sun is read by hundreds of thousands of people each week. In this podcast he goes even deeper, speaking with the people his written about, and the ones he wants to write about.

But it’s not just one main taping out his opinion on the keyboard. Justin lets people tell their own stories in their own words. And while he let’s them talk, he puts the smell of Melbourne in the noise of the listener and the reader — like the smell of coffee or the inside of a tram on a wet morning. 

Justin is a talker, a writer, a storyteller, a campaigner and a good listener. He is The Columnist. Follow Justin on Twitter @justinsmith3AW.

The Columnist is produced by Jay Mueller as part of the Bad Producer Podcast Network. 

The Columnist Bad Producer Productions

    • News Commentary
    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

Justin Smith is a writer and radio host in Melbourne, Australia. His column in The Herald Sun is read by hundreds of thousands of people each week. In this podcast he goes even deeper, speaking with the people his written about, and the ones he wants to write about.

But it’s not just one main taping out his opinion on the keyboard. Justin lets people tell their own stories in their own words. And while he let’s them talk, he puts the smell of Melbourne in the noise of the listener and the reader — like the smell of coffee or the inside of a tram on a wet morning. 

Justin is a talker, a writer, a storyteller, a campaigner and a good listener. He is The Columnist. Follow Justin on Twitter @justinsmith3AW.

The Columnist is produced by Jay Mueller as part of the Bad Producer Podcast Network. 

    Negotiating Forgiveness

    Negotiating Forgiveness

    The Columnist speaks to recovering ice addict John.

    • 17 min
    The Isolation Infection

    The Isolation Infection

    The Columnist speaks to the people dealing with the homeless during a pandemic. How do you convince the socially isolated that isolation is a good thing?

    • 24 min
    Two shots to the green

    Two shots to the green

    Justin Smith spoils a good walk with members of the Kew Golf Club

    • 12 min
    Intimacy in isolation

    Intimacy in isolation

    The Columnist speaks to Samantha X about intimacy during isolation.

    • 15 min
    Answering Bob Marley's Rhetorical Question

    Answering Bob Marley's Rhetorical Question

    In Collingwood, there’s a classic Melbourne cafe called Terror Twilight. The Columnist gets a long black and talks with the owner about a barista’s life under the virus. 

    Tell Justin your story at justinsmithwords@gmail.com.

    The Columnist is a podcast designed to help us understand what is happening in the world one conversation at a time. 

    Justin's debut novel Babies of the Rose is available for pre-order. 

    Produced by Jay Mueller as part of the Bad Producer Podcast Network. 

    • 18 min
    Un-redacted

    Un-redacted

    Justin Smith writes about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

WadeKingsley ,

Great podcast!

I love Justin’s columns in the paper so this is a great accompaniment.

madmaxfurryroad ,

Love it.

A very good listen.

Sarah Daffy ,

Review - The Columnist

Justin has a spectacular interview style which makes for a great listening experience of this podcast. He selects engaging guests to interview, asks the questions we all want the answers to and is fair and balanced in his probing of them. A great journalist with a whole lot of heart - if you’re naturally curious, this podcast is for you.

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