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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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True Crime Podcast Ethics, Friends of the Earth & Priorities for The Victorian Music Industry.

On this episode of The Grapevine Kulja and Dylan talk to Siobhan McHugh, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Sydney, about the ethics of true crime podcasting following the guilty verdict of Chris Dawson…

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State Politics, Uber Air and The Forum for Dwelling Justice.

Dylan is back this week and joins Kulja to discuss the upcoming State Election with Benita Kolovos, VIctorian State Correspondent for Guardian Australia; Regular guest on The Grapevine, FOI Correspondent Petra Stock reports…

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Renew Economy, Medicare Bulk-billing Inequality & Refugee Reform

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja flies solo with Dylan away for the week. She discusses new environmental and clean energy action with Giles Parkinson, Editor of Renew Economy; Stephanie Convery, Inequality…

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New government, new emissions target?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined by Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to discuss the adequacy of the new Labor government's 43 percent emissions reduction target.

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Woke Capitalism, Ukraine foreign fighters and the new Marcos Presidency

This week on The Grapevine things get international.

Crikey's Amber Shchultz talks about her reporting on the Ukraine War - particularly around foreign fighters who've accused Ukraine of corruption and mismanagement. Nicole Curato…

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Inala Cooper's personal exploration of Aboriginal identity

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Inala Cooper, director of Murrup Barak, The Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at Melbourne Uni, to talk about her…

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Why Is Australia So Infatuated With The USA?

On this episode of the Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies, Hugh White, to talk about Australia's America-centric approach to strategic policy in the Indo-pacific…

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Freedom of Information, the housing crisis and the energy market

Petra Stock provides a progress update on her Freedom of Information research and reporting. Petra digs into the details of remote learning and teaching environments during the pandemic.

VCOSS CEO Emma King breaks…

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What will Parliamentary representation, Pacific relations and Press Freedom look like under Labor?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with the CEO of the Grattan Institute, Danielle Wood, to discuss the gender balance in parliament as the newly elected Labor Government…

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What does an Albanese government mean for the Uluru Statement?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with First People’s Assembly of Victoria co-chair, Marcus Stewart for an update on all things Vic Treaty. A Nira illim…

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Federal Election post-mortem with George Megalogenis

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with journalist and author George Megalogenis to break down the outcome of this historic election which saw independents topple traditionally…

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Victorian state budget cuts homelessness spending

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Council to Homeless Persons chief executive, Jenny Smith, to discuss the funding cuts to the From Homelessness to a…

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert's story of surviving 804 days in an Iranian Prison

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert to discuss her resilience and courage in the face of her wrongful 804 days of incarceration…

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Neocolonialism and the Solomon Islands

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley award winning journalist and author Jeff Sparrow to break down the geopolitical maneuvering between China and Australia in…

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The infamous Montague St Bridge, the federal election, and tensions in the Solomon's

On this episode of the Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with urban planning guru Dave Nichols to discuss the Montague St Bridge and it's calamitous history. 

Then, author and journalism…

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The federal election and the economy with George Megalogenis and Margaret Simmons

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with journalist and author,  George Megalogenis to shed some light on the federal budget in the context of the current…

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Refugee deal, pork-barreling pollies and cyber security

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with executive director of Refugee Legal, David Manne, to talk about the Federal Government finally accepting New Zealand's offer for resettling refugees…

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Satyajit Das, Jeff Sparrow, and Federal misdirection

Presenter Dylan Bird is joined by Walkley Award winning journalist Jeff Sparrow to discuss whether battling back-to-back natural disasters is distracting Australians from fighting the climate crisis which he explores in his column…

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State government backflips on social housing levy in lead up to election

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined on the line by CEO of VCOSS, Emma King, to discuss how the State government has backflipped on a proposed levy on…

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Scott Ludlam, Jim White, AFLW Wages, Melbourne History

Kulja and Dylan are joined by urban planning expert Dave Nichols, who delves into the significance of the names of places, the convoluted origin of the name of Melbourne, and the truth behind…

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Australia’s coal fleet closures sooner than expected

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker to discuss Origin’s early closure of Australia’s largest coal fired power plant, Eraring in NSW which will…

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Why is Dutton picking fights with China?

On this episode of The Grapevine Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley award winning journalist and author Jeff Sparrow to break down Defence Minister Peter Dutton’s anti-China rhetoric in the…

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Pentecostals, power and politics

The Grapevine is back for 2022!  For their first show of the year, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with author and journalist Elle Hardy to discuss her new book Beyond Belief

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The annual Speakolie awards

On the final episode of The Grapevine for 2021, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Melbourne author and broadcaster Tony Wilson for the fifth, and very prestigious, Speakolies awards! They analyse…

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The year that was in Australian climate politics

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to talk about some of the biggest moments in climate politics in 2021. Walker…

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What's up with the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with constitutional law expert, Associate Professor Luke Beck from the faculty of law at Monash University, to discuss the Federal…

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How did corporate lobbying influence COP26?

On this episode of The Grapevine, as the COP26 climate summit wraps up, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning journalist, author and regular voice on The Grapevine, Jeff…

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Vulnerable agricultural workers secure minimum wage

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with the Australian Workers’ Union National Secretary, Daniel Walton, to discuss the historic win for fruit workers – who have…

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Is Victoria’s new pandemic law an overreach?

Content Warning: This episode touches on some sensitive topics including sexual violence (segment discussing sexual assault at the 36:38 mark and ending at 59:30 if you’d prefer to skip this). If anything you…

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Lost memories of extinct Australian species

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with ecologist and historian Benjamin Gray to talk all about his new book Extinct: Artistic Impressions of our Lost Wildlife. Grey…

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Corruption, politics, and accountability

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning journalist and author, Jeff Sparrow, to talk about the current state of accountability for corrupt politicians…