On this episode of The Grapevine, what does Australia’s growing economic ties with Asia mean for the US alliance? Dylan and Kulja get on the line with US writer and journalist Patrick Lawrence to discuss Australia’s future in Pacific region that he explores in his essay for Australian Foreign Affairs ‘Goodbye America - the remaking of Asia’.
Then, as former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s petition for a royal commission into the Murdoch media monopoly gains hundreds of thousands of Australian signatures, Tim Dunlop explains the idea that the Australian media is ‘anti-audience’ which he explores in his essay for Meanjin Quarterly 'Journalism Saves Democracy. That’s Us'.
And renewable energy expert Ketan Joshi calls in to talk about his new book ‘Windfall: unlocking a fossil-free future’. Joshi discusses how a decade of misinformation surrounding renewables has stalled effective climate policy in Australia, and what can be done going forward to break free from fossil fuel dependency.
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.