Listen to What the past tells us about The Voice’s future01:17:194 September 2023

Dylan and Kulja speak with author and journalist George Megalogenis about his essay for The Monthly on The Voice to Parliament, taking a look at what previous referenda, demographics and the Coalition’s opposition mean for the success of The Voice.

Wendy Stone, Professor at Swinburne University, discusses the impact of short-term accommodation such as Airbnbs on the housing crisis amid the NSW government announcing a commission, and City of Melbourne’s approval of regulations for the rentals.

Plus, Melbourne-based writer Harry Saddler joins in-studio to discuss his new book Clear Flowing Yarra and his own connection to the river, and musician Ed Kuepper chats about his upcoming national tour in support of the remastered reissues of his first two solo albums.

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.