Listen to Saving The Tote, Turkish elections and Elle Shimada on her new single01:02:0315 May 2023

Dylan speaks to regular guest Dave Nichols about the value of preserving venues in a changing Melbourne following a crowdfunding campaign and ongoing negotiations to purchase The Tote Hotel; Tezcan Gümüş, expert on Turkish politics and author of Turkey’s Political Leaders: Authoritarian Tendencies in a Democratic State, drops by to discuss the latest on the Turkish elections; and DJ and producer Elle Shimada joins from Bali to talk about her new single ‘ABOUT BLANK_____’ and her creative process.

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.