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A.I. and the university, preferential voting and mosquito-borne diseases

Kulja and Dylan return to The Grapevine to chat with Jeff Sparrow about the challenges facing universities in regards to the use of AI by university students; Stephen Mayne discusses Victoria's use of…


The Brazilian Election, COP27 and exploring the stories of women in prison

Kulja and Dylan explore the Brazilian election with Dr Deborah Barros Leal Farias, Senior Lecturer at UNSW's School of Social Sciences; Cam Walker covers the global climate talks at COP27; and Kharen Harper…


Sponsorship of Australian Sports, Police Accountability and South Parkville Heritage Precinct

Kulja and Dylan talk with Emma Sherry, Professor and Co-director of the Sport Innovation Research Group at Swinburne University of Technology about the new report 'Out of Bounds: Coal, gas and oil sponsorship…


Energy announcements & what's going on in Syria

On this episode of The Grapevine; Kulja and Dylan are joined by Grapevine regular Giles Parkinson from Renew Economy to chat all things energy policy in both the upcoming Victorian state election and…


Australia in the international arena, Ukraine refugees and Melbourne's soaring rent prices

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan and Kulja talk with Professor Clinton Fernandes about his new book Sub-Imperial Power: Australia in the International Arena; David Manne of Refugee Legal discusses refugees in…


Climate 200, Threats of Nuclear War and the Victorian State Election

On this week's episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan talk to Climate 200's Simon Holmes à Court about his new essay The Big Teal; The Grapevine's regular, Jeff Sparrow, explores the Russian-Ukraine…


Media Diversity, A Fairer Future For Women At Work and The Italian Right Wing Movement.

Kulja rejoins Dylan on The Grapevine to discuss the rise of fascist politician Giorgia Meloni in Italy and the modern European far-right movement with PHD Researcher Sofia Ammassari, Kristine Ziwica talks about her…


The findings from the Vic Law Reform Commission's report into Stalking.

Kulja is away again this week, while Dylan talks infrastructure and planning with Dave Nichols in the lead up to the State Election. Uluru Youth Dialogue Co-Chair, Bridget Cama discusses the History Is…


Dan Andrews Biography, Reforms To Regulate Truth In Political Advertising and The Upcoming Election In Brazil.

Dylan flies solo this week while Kulja is away. Sumeyya Llanbey discusses her Dan Andrews Biography, Deputy Vice-Chancellor UNSW, Professor George Williams talks about the call for reforms to regulate truth in political…


The Wellbeing Agenda, What Now For The Republic and Female Frontline Journalists, Through Her Eyes.

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan discuss the Wellbeing Agenda with VCOSS CEO, Emma King, in regards to policy for housing, homelessness and the rising cost of living. Jeff Sparrow…

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: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, 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.