Dr David Nichols, Associate Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne, drops in for his regular urban history segment. Then, the ‘Reading Room’ with author and illustrator Sally Rippin, and Bren MacDibble; author of multi-award-winning novel about the devastating effects of climate change, How To Bee.

Playlist for The Grapevine – 18 February 2019

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.