140 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 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!

The Leighton Smith Podcast Newstalk ZB

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    • 4.8 • 13 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 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 128 - September 15th 2021

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 128 - September 15th 2021

    On this week's podcast:If you have no political interest in Act leader David Seymour you may reappraise that opinion after you hear podcast 128. He’s not perfect, but he just might be the least imperfect politician in parliament.We make further comment on freedom of expression and Covid culture.And we look at your communication in the Mailroom.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 127 - September 9th 2021

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 127 - September 9th 2021

    On this week's podcast:
    We ask whether you think democracy is under threat. Are Three Waters and He Puapua compatible with democracy? We don’t think so. But how much do you care?Muriel Newman takes a dive into the subject with us.We have commentary on education and Marxism, and sex versus progressive gender.And, of course, your missives in the Mailroom.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 126 - September 1st 2021

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 126 - September 1st 2021

    On this week's podcast:
    It was a momentous week, as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan.We talk with Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Whitehead (ret) on the whole debacle, and the ensuing collapse of military integrity. He fervently expresses the widespread anger in the U.S. military.Then Patrick Basham, founding Director of the Democracy Institute, analyses the differences between the Biden and the Trump administrations. His commentary, as always, is not to be missed.And finally, the Mailroom with Mrs Producer. Thankyou as always for all your feedback.
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 125 - August 25th 2021

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 125 - August 25th 2021

    This weeks interview is definitely not to be missed.
    Aaron David Miller, author of "The End Of Greatness; Why America Can’t Have (And Doesn’t Want) Another Great President", talks crises, Afghanistan, Presidents and New Zealand. You may or may not agree with him….
    We’ve had a great response to Sir John Key’s comments in the Mailroom this week.
    And experts…are they really experts?
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 124 - August 18th 2021

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 124 - August 18th 2021

    On this week's podcast:
    After three terms as Prime Minister, Sir John Key has been gone from politics for five years. Recently his opinion has been sought on the political landscape. We discuss Afghanistan, NZ politics, Covid, Auckland crime and plenty else.

    We talk with Bryan Leyland about power supply. He’s got plenty of advice for a floundering administration.

    Finally, the Mailroom with all your commentary.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 123 - August 8th 2021

    Leighton Smith Podcast Episode 123 - August 8th 2021

    On this week's podcast:
    Rebekah Koffler talks to us about her new release, “Putin's Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America”.

    Born and raised in Soviet Russia, and now an American mother, she worked as an analyst for the Defence Intelligence Agency. She is concerned with the growth of authoritarianism in the U.S.

    We talk with Jordan Williams on the enemies of freedom and the Free Speech Union’s forthcoming appeal before the Supreme Court.
    And we delve into The Mailroom with Mrs Producer.
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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Interesting topics and he actually uses some fact based logical thinking.

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