Listen to Caring for our wellbeing, the Israel-Hamas conflict, and Australian kids TV50:4216 October 2023

Dylan is joined by psychologist Chris Cheers, author of ‘The New Rulebook’, to discuss ways we can take care of ourselves and others amid intense news and difficult times.

Journalist and author Antony Loewenstein speaks about the Israel-Hamas conflict, unpacking the recent developments in Gaza, the global media coverage, and the Western/European geopolitical response so far.

Plus, Dr Joanna McIntyre, Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University, chats about her research project into the lasting impact of Australian children’s TV programming for adult audiences, as well as its relationship with nostalgia and cultural identity.

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.