Listen to Pentecostals, power and politics42:027 February 2022

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 - How Pentacostal Christianity is taking over the World which is out now via Newsouth Books. Hardy exposes the Pentecostal agenda: not just saving souls but transforming societies and controlling politics.

Then, research fellow from RMIT’s school of design, Jordan Lacey, calls in to talk about The Sonic Gathering Space a sound design installation in the CBD set up to work out how people’s moods are changed by a city’s ambience. You can sit amongst plants taken from four of Victoria’s national parks and listen to the ambient sounds of those parks.

And Aleasha McCallion from the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, gets on the horn to discuss the pollution created by the pandemic that her article in The Conversation explores, Have you stopped using reusable fabric masks? Here’s how to cut down waste without compromising your health.

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.