Listen to Bushfire concerns, New Zealand’s election, Bandcamp sold and Normie Rowe comes home01:04:1323 October 2023

Dylan is joined by Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to look ahead to Australia's bushfire season, and the ‘shifting baseline syndrome’ phenomenon discussed in his recent blog post.

Journalist and author Rebekah Holt drops by to break down the New Zealand election results, and what to expect from the country’s new government.

Emmanuel Maiberg, co-founder and journalist at tech publication 404 Media, discusses Bandcamp’s sale to songtradr and what the acquisition and ensuing layoffs mean for the music platform.

Plus, Australian music legend Normie Rowe chats about his upbringing and connection to music in Melbourne ahead of his performance for A TRIPLE R TAKEOVER at Northcote Theatre, as part of The Eighty-Six festival.

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.