32 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. 

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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 Hair Piece

    The Hair Piece

    With COVD restrictions lifting in his home town, The Columnist speaks with a hairdresser who’s just been fined $10,000 for opening on the weekend. 

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    Sunsets and Revolution

    Sunsets and Revolution

    The Caribbean country of Barbados is soon to become a republic. The Columnist wonders why we can’t find the passion to do the same in Australian, and he talks with the former High Commissioner of Barbados to the UK. 

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    She loved Elvis

    She loved Elvis

    While the Premier of Victoria is angering the state with non-answers, The Columnist talks to the granddaughter of a COVID victim. 

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Spray and Pray

    Spray and Pray

    “That’s 2020 for you: the good guys have masks and tattoos, and the suspects get questioned while spread over the hoods of their luxury vehicles.” The Columnist writes about the image that best sums up this crazy year, and speaks with the photojournalist who took it. 

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    The Wrong Passion

    The Wrong Passion

    Social media has shown us something that black football players have always known: footy is riddled with racism. The Columnist writes about it, and talks with Tanya Hosch from the AFL. 

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Blocked & Rusty

    Blocked & Rusty

    The Columnist discovers he was blocked on Twitter by Russell Crowe, and he feels the impact of social media addiction. So he speaks with a cyber expert about the solutions and looks for ways to win back the actor. 

    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. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min

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