Listen to Scott Ludlam, Jim White, AFLW Wages, Melbourne History01:19:2828 February 2022

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 the English lord that is the city’s namesake.

AFLW player Libby Birch discusses the opportunity for the inequality in AFLW player wages to be addressed when the current AFLW collective bargaining agreement expires in October; Former Greens senator Scott Ludlam talks about how corporate interest has undermined democracy all over the world, and how new research from the Australian Democracy Network has analysed how state capture operates in Australia; And the king of the sticks Jim White calls in to talk about his new outfit Springtime with Gareth Liddiard from The Drones and Chris Abrahams from The Necks. White talks about their upcoming EP, and their upcoming shows as they hit the road around Australia. 

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.