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Why is sport such a quintessential element of Australian culture?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with AFL diversity consultant Rana Hussain, to talk about the significance of sport in Australia, and how it transcends the…


How the Chinese Government is undermining Academic freedom in Australia

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan is joined on the line by journalist and researcher for Human Rights Watch, Sophie McNeill, to discuss the findings of their new report into Chinese government…


What does Barnaby Joyce’s re-election to the National Party leadership mean for climate action and the bush?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined on the line by Nick Blandford, Gippsland farmer and member of Farmers for Climate Action, who also sits on Victoria’s Young Farmer’s…


What happens now that Australia is leaving Afghanistan for good?

As Australia closes its embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning writer and broadcaster Jeff Sparrow to discuss Australia’s military legacy in Afghanistan…


Will Victorians doing it tough be left out in the cold this winter?

On this episode of The Grapvine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) CEO, Emma King, to discuss the current state of Victoria’s social services as…


Following a constitutional crisis, what does Samoa’s political deadlock mean for their democracy?

With Samoa in political deadlock since its elections last month, Lefaoali'i Dion Enari, PhD candidate at Bond University exploring Indigenous and diasporic culture, gets on the line with Dylan and Kulja to break…


The future of higher education is uncertain with the return of International students nowhere in sight

On this episode of The Grapevine Kulja and Dylan are joined in the studio by Education Policy Fellow at the Mitchell Institute, Peter Hurley, to talk about the recovery of Australian Universities. With…


Foreign correspondents in China, Israel-Palestine Crisis, and Victoria getting off the gas-led recovery

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja talks to the ABC’s International Affairs Analyst, Stan Grant, about his experience as a foreign correspondent in Hong Kong and Beijing over the last 10 years…


Old and new wisdom to reverse the Anthropocene and take back power from corporate oligarchs

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined in the Triple R performance space by former Greens Senator for WA, Scott Ludlam, to discuss his new book Full Circle: A


Will the Tasmanian Liberals achieve majority in the state election?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Crikey reporter, Charlie Lewis, to talk all about the Tasmanian State election. Lewis gives his on-the-ground updates of the…

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: Reading Room with Sally Rippin; urban history with Dr David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.