Listen to LGBTQIA+ safety in community sport, Palestine solidarity on uni campuses, Australia’s new gas policy and plants on the Moon54:3720 May 2024

Content warning: this episode contains discussion of homophobia and queerphobia in sport - if you find any of this distressing, you can receive specialised peer support via QLife on 1800 184 527 or head to for more info.

Dylan is joined by Dr Ryan Storr, Research Fellow at Swinburne University, to discuss new research revealing the continued extent of discrimination faced by LGBTQIA+ people in community sport. (0:52)

Regular guest Jeff Sparrow unpacks his new analysis featured in Overland ‘Why conservatives are so afraid of the Palestine solidarity movement’ and why the protests on university campuses against Israel’s assault on Gaza are some of the most significant in Australia’s recent history. (15:16)

Samantha Hepburn, Professor at Deakin University, breaks down how the federal government's new gas policy is at odds with Australia's commitments under the Paris Agreement to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. (29:31)

Plus, Frazer Thorpe, Education and Engagement Manager at Plants 4 Space chats about the upcoming event for Melbourne Design Week ‘Design Beyond Earth: A Future on the Moon’, exploring how growing plants on the Moon could innovate our sustainability on Earth. (42:02)

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