Listen to Kylie Moore-Gilbert's story of surviving 804 days in an Iranian Prison59:369 May 2022

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 in Iran's most notorious prison after being accused of espionage.

Then, Cam Walker from Friends of The Earth calls in to discuss federal election commitments from candidates. Walker predicts that the 2022 federal election would be a "climate election", and although it hasn't so far been a hot topic of debate by the fourth week he says the policies are there, albeit hidden.

And Benita Kolovos, Guardian Australia's Victorian state correspondent gives her analysis of the Victorian state budget in context of both the upcoming federal election and the November state election.

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.