Listen to The role of religion in Bachar Houli’s life and career, making sense of the US election and the impact of nuclear weapons testing in Australia and the Pacific.57:519 November 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with three-time Richmond Premiership player Bachar Houli to discuss his new memoir ‘Bachar Houli: Faith, Football and Family’ co-written with broadcaster and writer Waleed Aly. Houli is most known for his strong adherence to Muslim values and has used his position to become the AFL’s leading voice for inclusion and tolerance.

As World leaders send their congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden, Amber Jamieson, Buzzfeed reporter based in the US gives a much anticipated update on the controversy surrounding the divisive US election, and what the general feeling is on the street.

And will humanity ever escape the threat of mutually assured destruction? Dimity Hawkins, Co-Founder and current board member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) calls in to discuss her article in The Conversation, ‘315 Nuclear bombs and on-going suffering, the shameful history of nuclear testing in Australia and the Pacific’, and the ongoing effort to disarm the world’s nuclear arsenal.

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.