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After 33 years behind the Newstalk ZB microphone, Leighton can’t give it up completely. There were so many requests to continue his opinionated commentary that the prospect of podcasting was born.

So, without restriction, Leighton will continue to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!

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After 33 years behind the Newstalk ZB microphone, Leighton can’t give it up completely. There were so many requests to continue his opinionated commentary that the prospect of podcasting was born.

So, without restriction, Leighton will continue to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 72 - July 15th 2020

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 72 - July 15th 2020

    On the podcast this week -
    Dr Oliver Hartwich, CEO of the New Zealand Initiative, guests for a wide ranging discussion. We cover much that is important to New Zealand.
    Michael Bassett discusses the changing guard at National. He is as sharp-witted as ever.
    We have commentary on media PC, and much more.
    File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz
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    • 1 tim. 32 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 71 - July 8th 2020

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 71 - July 8th 2020

    Nick Cater, executive director of the Menzies Research Centre, guests on podcast 71.
    One of his latest missives is titled "Losing the Freedom to Think”. We discuss the competence of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who put Melbourne into lockdown a few hours after we spoke.
    We have commentary on Thomas Sowell, how easy it is to be misled by fake news, and your correspondence with Mrs Producer.
    File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz
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    Leighton Smith's podcast also available on iTunes:To subscribe via iTunes click here

    • 1 tim. 8 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 70 - July 1st 2020

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 70 - July 1st 2020

    He might be the ex-Finance Minister but his profile is on the rise. Steven Joyce updates his April 15 podcast interview. It is a very insightful discussion.Semi- retired investment banker Jonathon Urlich reviews the economic data, timely commentary as the election date looms.We have comment on the possible crisis of the U.S. Supreme Court, and climate change; why you are being duped.  This is not to be missed.And Mrs P delivers the mail.
    File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz
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    • 1 tim. 36 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 69 - June 24th 2020

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 69 - June 24th 2020

    Our discussion this week is with author, investor, farmer and commentator, Doug Casey.
    An adventurer of many talents and accomplishments, Doug dissects the state of the world from every perspective. He has lived in 10 different countries and visited 175. American born and educated, he is a libertarian philosopher. It is a great conversation.We have a look at Bolton’s (hit-job) book, a little climate and more, and finish up with Mrs Producer and your correspondence.
    File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz
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    • 1 tim. 33 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 68 - June 17th 2020

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 68 - June 17th 2020

    This week, while the media is full of political correctness and Black Lives Matter, we take a different view.Freedom of speech, particularly academic freedom, is being challenged.Meet William Jacobson, American Law Professor, who doesn’t fit the left's narrative.And don’t think NZ is free of this virus.
    File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz
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    • 1 tim. 9 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 67 - June 10th 2020

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 67 - June 10th 2020

    On the podcast this week -
    Muriel Newman, ten years as an MP for Act, now runs NZCPR, The New Zealand Centre for Political Research. We discuss the notion that democracy is under threat.Patrick Basham makes a return, from The Democracy Institute in Washington DC. We talk about presidential election polling and analyse an exclusive poll result.
    There is much more to say on riots, demonstrations, journalism and Covid 19.
    And of course, Mrs Producer.
    File your comments and complaints at Leighton@newstalkzb.co.nz
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    • 1 tim. 15 min

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