The Columnist was developed in 2020 with Melbourne based journalist Justin Smith. The show is a companion piece to Justin's weekly commentary pieces published in Australia's largest selling newspaper, The Herald Sun.
Justin Smith is a writer, radio host and TV presenter, and in this show he speaks with the people he has written about, as well as the ones he wants to write about.
Justin's guests have included former Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Gold Logie winner Lachy Hulme. The show has also broken news, as when Justin reported the plans to award a controversial sportsperson with Australia’s highest honour in 'No honour in it'.