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The Leighton Smith Podcast

By Newstalk ZB

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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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Brain Food

Thanks Leighton for the nourishment you provide for my brain! I despair at the alternatives that are out there. I’m semi retired; listen to you most of my working life.Your Podcast on Wednesday’s is turning out to be the highlight day of my week.
Many Thanks Leighton.
God Bless

Leighton Smith.

As an 88year old woman, I enjoyed your morning programmes immensely and was devastated when I heard you were giving up! I can now listen to your podcasts and am over the moon, as no other programme seems to fit the bill. Your subjects are always interesting ,thought provoking and a delight to listen to. The teaching profession shot themselves in the foot when they brought in compulsory retraining programming for former teachers wishing to get back into work, meaning time often away from home and at a cost of several hundred dollars. There are so many trained teachers who could have returned except for this barrier. I am married to a former teacher and two daughters are also trained teachers, so know what I am talking about. We also have a granddaughter and her husband currently teaching. One daughter, aged 65yrs.currently helps out on a voluntary basis at her local school as she has extra qualifications for remedial reading etc. she possibly would have been available to return to the classroom when her husband died 4yrs ago but had not kept up her registration so was not eligible. Yet her expertise is being used without payment,!!
The nursing profession went through the same scenario a few years ago when they ended the Nurse Aid training.
Now we are seeing the results. Enough said! Keep up the good work and thank you. “Great grandmother “


An excellent podcast, taking Leighton’s wisdom, knowledge, opinions and research and condensing it into a pleasant 50 minutes. Leaving behind the dross and ads of talkback, this is going to be the best of Leighton.

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