The Chris Smith Afternoon Show

Monday - Friday 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Chris Smith has built an impressive career both in Australia and abroad covering news and current affairs in radio and TV. Chris' radio career began in regional NSW, with many years spent at Network Seven and Nine, where he travelled the world in his role as reporter and Chief of Staff, including six years at A Current Affair. In May of 2005, Chris won the Variety Children's Charity Radio Heart Award for his excellence in radio. While still news focussed, Chris presents a lighter format covering lifestyle and entertainment.


A tribute to all servicemen who’ve fought for Australia.

In the year lead up to the 100th anniversary of ANZAC, we commemorate all Australian servicemen, past and present, who have served in all theatres of war. If you’ve a family member who fought for Australia, we want you to share part of their story.
2GB's Album of Honour


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Chris Smith talks to Anoosh Saffari from Hornsby Mazda about the brand new CX-9

You can win a family pass to Event Cinemas! All you have to do is listen to the Chris Smith Afternoon Show on Friday. Wait for Bridget’s Movie Review and answer a simple the question below! If you miss Bridget's review you can download the podcast here or from iTunes here!

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One of the backbones of Australian music – IVA DAVIES performs Great Southern Land in studio – as a birthday wish for CHRIS SMITH. Iva Davies has been part of the music scene since 1977 – originally with Flowers, a band later renamed Ice House.

Legal matters with Turner Freeman July 22

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Chris Smith speaks to AARON McCORMICK, an artist who for years has entertained crowds at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast by building sand castles. He was banned last week, after placing a donations hat near one of the sculptures. Now he’s been forced to approach council for a formal permit.

Chris Smith says its time to stop pussyfooting around – and out Russian President, Vladimir Putin, for the terrible person he is. Chris makes the statement on the back of Bronwyn Bishop speaking so eloquently at a Book of Condolence launch in Canberra today.

 

LUKE GRANT thoroughly recommends everybody read a new book by Diane and Matthew with Kate Ames. It’s called “Will to Live” and out through Penguin (rrp $29.95). It is Matthew’s story. Diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome, he was given just a one percent chance of living. To survive, both his arms and legs were removed. Through love, Matthew’s once again rebuilding his life and slowly transforming into a truly bionic man.

To find out more about 'Will to Live', click here...

LUKE GRANT speaks with JOHN HART – head of the Restaurant and Catering Association about a Chinatown restaurant charging almost THIRTEEN PERCENT more for food on an English menu – when compared to an identical menu in Mandarin. Should the practice be allowed?

 

LUKE GRANT speaks to Sydney Morning Herald Columnist, PAUL SHEEHAN about the politics of MH17. With the Ukraine so divided, Prime Minister TONY ABBOTT is negotiating the almost impossible, to ensure Australians are repatriated and proper investigations are undertaken. And while politics are dividing the Ukraine, it is also dividing the world as Russian President Vladimir Putin aligns himself with what Paul Sheehan describes as akin to Bikie Gangs.

 

Bridget joins Luke to discuss the new Movie SexTape.

http://www.2gb.com/competitions/win-family-pass-event-cinemas

 

Dr John Demartini  joins Luke to discuss the terrorist attack in Iraq

Dr Binoy Kampmark joins Luke to talk about the latest act of terror in the Ukraine

With the Commonwealth Games kicking off next week – LUKE GRANT speaks to LIESEL JONES, part of the NETWORK TEN COMMENTARY TEAM – before she heads over to Glasgow. Liesel, an Olympian and Australian Champion, will be the main host of the coverage. 2GB will also be broadcasting coverage of the Commonwealth Games.

Professor Stuart Franks, an Environmental Scientist with the University of Tasmania, tells Luke Grant that the Carbon Tax repeal is a good thing – as it didn’t deliver outcomes and was an impost on the economy. He says the way forward is to adapt to Climate Change.

Leader of the Government in the Senate – Eric Abetz – makes time to join LUKE GRANT to talk about the repeal of the CARBON TAX, voted on around an hour before. It’s a momentous day for the Coalition, finally getting the numbers it needed to fulfil a pre-election promise of repealing the Carbon Tax.

Luke Grant speaks with ANDREW BOLT about the CARBON TAX repeal – and whether its passage demonstrates that TONY ABBOTT actually has got a Senate he can work with and get legislation through. Andrew Bolt, cautions Luke’s optimism, questioning whether Clive Palmer’s personal interests were the catalyst for allowing the repeal to finally pass.

Luke Grant speaks with Amy Russell from Australian Geographic about Australia’s Lost Trades including coopers, stone masons and hedge cutters.

Luke Grant speaks with cross-bench Senator David Leyonhjelm about the repeal of the carbon tax, small government, giving power back to schools on whether to use the cane or not and marriage equality. The Senator believes there are too many Government restrictions on people’s freedoms and rights.

Luke Grant speaks to a retired school teacher, DAVID MORRISON who used the cane before it was banned. He says it was an effective tool when used wisely. The debate has flared up again, after academic and co-Chair of the National Curriculum Review, Dr Kevin Donnelly – offered an opinion that in some circumstances, schools should be allowed to use the cane.

 

Legal matters with Turner Freeman July 15

Have your legal questions answered here

The RBA has just released a paper, where they warn, unless growth in home prices remains at an average 2.4%, people might be better off renting. Luke Grant discusses the issue with host of Foxtel’s, Your Property Empire – CHRIS GRAY. He reveals there are good gains to be made if you rent at the top end of the market.

One of the backbones of Australian music – IVA DAVIES performs Great Southern Land in studio – as a birthday wish for CHRIS SMITH. Iva Davies has been part of the music scene since 1977 – originally with Flowers, a band later renamed Ice House.

Legal matters with Turner Freeman July 22

Have your legal questions answered here

Chris Smith speaks to AARON McCORMICK, an artist who for years has entertained crowds at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast by building sand castles. He was banned last week, after placing a donations hat near one of the sculptures. Now he’s been forced to approach council for a formal permit.

Chris Smith says its time to stop pussyfooting around – and out Russian President, Vladimir Putin, for the terrible person he is. Chris makes the statement on the back of Bronwyn Bishop speaking so eloquently at a Book of Condolence launch in Canberra today.

 

LUKE GRANT thoroughly recommends everybody read a new book by Diane and Matthew with Kate Ames. It’s called “Will to Live” and out through Penguin (rrp $29.95). It is Matthew’s story. Diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome, he was given just a one percent chance of living. To survive, both his arms and legs were removed. Through love, Matthew’s once again rebuilding his life and slowly transforming into a truly bionic man.

To find out more about 'Will to Live', click here...

LUKE GRANT speaks with JOHN HART – head of the Restaurant and Catering Association about a Chinatown restaurant charging almost THIRTEEN PERCENT more for food on an English menu – when compared to an identical menu in Mandarin. Should the practice be allowed?

 

LUKE GRANT speaks to Sydney Morning Herald Columnist, PAUL SHEEHAN about the politics of MH17. With the Ukraine so divided, Prime Minister TONY ABBOTT is negotiating the almost impossible, to ensure Australians are repatriated and proper investigations are undertaken. And while politics are dividing the Ukraine, it is also dividing the world as Russian President Vladimir Putin aligns himself with what Paul Sheehan describes as akin to Bikie Gangs.

 

Bridget joins Luke to discuss the new Movie SexTape.

http://www.2gb.com/competitions/win-family-pass-event-cinemas

 

Dr John Demartini  joins Luke to discuss the terrorist attack in Iraq

Dr Binoy Kampmark joins Luke to talk about the latest act of terror in the Ukraine

With the Commonwealth Games kicking off next week – LUKE GRANT speaks to LIESEL JONES, part of the NETWORK TEN COMMENTARY TEAM – before she heads over to Glasgow. Liesel, an Olympian and Australian Champion, will be the main host of the coverage. 2GB will also be broadcasting coverage of the Commonwealth Games.

Professor Stuart Franks, an Environmental Scientist with the University of Tasmania, tells Luke Grant that the Carbon Tax repeal is a good thing – as it didn’t deliver outcomes and was an impost on the economy. He says the way forward is to adapt to Climate Change.

Leader of the Government in the Senate – Eric Abetz – makes time to join LUKE GRANT to talk about the repeal of the CARBON TAX, voted on around an hour before. It’s a momentous day for the Coalition, finally getting the numbers it needed to fulfil a pre-election promise of repealing the Carbon Tax.

Luke Grant speaks with ANDREW BOLT about the CARBON TAX repeal – and whether its passage demonstrates that TONY ABBOTT actually has got a Senate he can work with and get legislation through. Andrew Bolt, cautions Luke’s optimism, questioning whether Clive Palmer’s personal interests were the catalyst for allowing the repeal to finally pass.

Luke Grant speaks with Amy Russell from Australian Geographic about Australia’s Lost Trades including coopers, stone masons and hedge cutters.

Luke Grant speaks with cross-bench Senator David Leyonhjelm about the repeal of the carbon tax, small government, giving power back to schools on whether to use the cane or not and marriage equality. The Senator believes there are too many Government restrictions on people’s freedoms and rights.

Luke Grant speaks to a retired school teacher, DAVID MORRISON who used the cane before it was banned. He says it was an effective tool when used wisely. The debate has flared up again, after academic and co-Chair of the National Curriculum Review, Dr Kevin Donnelly – offered an opinion that in some circumstances, schools should be allowed to use the cane.

 

Legal matters with Turner Freeman July 15

Have your legal questions answered here

The RBA has just released a paper, where they warn, unless growth in home prices remains at an average 2.4%, people might be better off renting. Luke Grant discusses the issue with host of Foxtel’s, Your Property Empire – CHRIS GRAY. He reveals there are good gains to be made if you rent at the top end of the market.

The MAYOR OF MOSMAN, PETER ABELSON has a controversial plan to expand the role of council rangers, to include fining motorists for making illegal turns and so on. The Telegraph presented the Mayor as a character from the wild west, suggesting that such a move could see rangers be issued with guns. The Mosman Mayor rejects this. The one councillor who voted against the move, Simon Menzies, later rang in, relieved the Mayor had confirmed weapons would not be provided.

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Stuart Greggor

Stu Gregor is a chameleon of food and wine. He has written six guides to wine, judged dozens of wine shows and has owned his own wine business for a decade. So he knows a bit about wine. He now also owns a craft distillery which makes Four Pillars Gin – which is now considered one of the 10 best gins in the world (According to the World Spirits Competition, not Stu - he thinks its number one). He is also a food guru, having written reviews for the Good Food Guides in Melbourne and Sydney and worked with many of the best chefs and food producers in Australia through his PR business Liquid Ideas.

Stu also sits on the board of the food rescue charity OzHarvest so he hates wasting food, which is why he is slightly overweight. He’s mad for the Roosters and the Swans.

Barnaby Joyce

Senator Barnaby Joyce LNP Senator for Queensland, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate.

Travel Tuesday

Founder and publisher of 'get lost' magazine, Justin Jamieson, joins Chris each week to discuss the best destinations around the globe.

Nutrition with Susie Burrell

Dietician Susie Burrell joins Chris in the studio every Monday afternoon to answer all your health and wellbeing questions.

More information can be found on Susie’s Website, www.susieburrell.com.au

Stephen Fenech

A journalist with more than 25 years experience, Stephen joins us every week to share his extensive technology knowledge… He shares information through his experience to help those who are technology illiterate through to those needed some advanced help.. Today Stephen is one of the widely read and highly-respected technology writers in Australia.

Kaye Browne

Journalist and broadcaster Kaye Browne used to 'chase' crooks, celebrities, sports-people and politicians for news/current affairs and info-tainment programs before discovering about a decade ago that she much prefers pursuing Veterinary, Animal Behaviour and Training experts so she can pass on their secrets to happier pets…and happier pet-people. When she's not chasing one of her chooks or dogs (Yoshimi and Kismet, the poodle pictured) Kaye writes for various pet/veterinary publications and can be contacted via her blog.

Photos from the Bay City Run 2013