283 episodes

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 continues to serve up on everything you want to hear about and some things you don’t. Stand by to be enlightened, educated and enraged!

The Leighton Smith Podcast Newstalk ZB

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    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

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 continues 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 #243 - June 12th 2024 - Guy Hatchard

    Leighton Smith Podcast #243 - June 12th 2024 - Guy Hatchard

    The New York Times, the UK Daily Telegraph and the British Medical Journal are just some (if not the most prominent) publications to adjust their thinking and publication regarding the effect of Covid vaccinations.

    Guy Hatchard of the Hatchard Report has been one step ahead. It’s a fascinating and informative interview, especially considering what is yet to come.

    We reference David Bell’s “Bird Flu, Fear, and Perverse Incentives”, and we visit The Mailroom with Mrs Producer.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast #242 - June 5th 2024 - Oliver Hartwitch

    Leighton Smith Podcast #242 - June 5th 2024 - Oliver Hartwitch

    Oliver Hartwitch, from The New Zealand Initiative, discusses the 2024 Budget and why it might take fifteen years to get the New Zealand economy to where it should be.

    We look at what Switzerland could teach us, the future of the Tory Party in England, and the Reserve Bank.

    We make comment on Trump and “The Lost Generation” a 2009 article in which a psychologist predicted today’s issues.

    And we visit The Mailroom with Mrs Producer.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast #241 - May 29th 2024 - Manisha Granula and A.I.Fabler

    Leighton Smith Podcast #241 - May 29th 2024 - Manisha Granula and A.I.Fabler

    Manisha Grazula is not just a primary school principal and teacher. She is extraordinary in that role.

    The changes she has wrought in her school in Liverpool, Sydney make for an ideal model for almost any school in NZ.

    And the return of NZ author A.I.Fabler after the one hour twenty mark, with talk on his book “AGENDA 2060 Book Two, AI and the View from Outer Space”.

    This is the future as it happens, a world where Artificial Intelligence and space travel are about to change lives forever.

    We make further comment on Digital ID’s, CBDC’s and the WHO.

    And we visit The Mailroom with Mrs Producer.

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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast #240 - May 22nd 2024 - Muriel Newman

    Leighton Smith Podcast #240 - May 22nd 2024 - Muriel Newman

    Muriel Newman and her organisation NZCPR (New Zealand Centre for Political Research) have a long standing campaign to prevent a tribal takeover of NZ’s foreshore and seabed.

    With Muriel, we cover the danger to the governance of NZ ie, the Marine & Coastal Area Act, a common electoral role, media, radicalisation and its growth and the danger of a return to the Dark Ages.

    Share 240 with as many as you can.

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    • 50 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast #239 - May 15th 2024 - Jonathan Rauch

    Leighton Smith Podcast #239 - May 15th 2024 - Jonathan Rauch

    A sceptical knowledge-seeking society will always welcome controversy, criticism and inquiry, even about ostensibly long-settled ideas.

    And free expression plays an indispensable role in society, sorting truth from falsehood.

    Jonathan Rauch is a journalist, and author of a number of books.

    While a very pleasant interviewee, it will be interesting to see how many of you he will agitate.

    We make comment on Pope Francis; again, he is wrong.

    Two Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court issue warnings about the state of America.

    And once again, we visit The Mailroom.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast #238 - May 8th 2024 - Dr David Bell & WHO

    Leighton Smith Podcast #238 - May 8th 2024 - Dr David Bell & WHO

    We have an extensive interview with David Bell, on the expansion of the World Health Organisation’s powers and influence.

    He has worked for twenty years in biotech and international public health in numerous capacities, with over 120 research publications.

    David explains why New Zealand, and other countries, should stand their ground and refrain from signing on. It’s a very important discussion.

    In Podcast 238 we take a look at crime, Modern Monetary Theory and Law School ridiculousness.

    And visit The Mailroom with Mrs Producer.

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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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I live in FL. No where near New Zealand. This guy is a professional broadcaster. Excellent guest. Actual professionals and not hacks.

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