From the US, lawyer Kimberley Motley visits the studios to introduce her new book, Lawless, and provide details on her upcoming author talk. Investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer drops in ahead of his talk on the Panama Papers at the University of Melbourne. The Peep Tempels’ Blake Scott chats about his one-off solo show at the Curtin. Plus Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth covers the latest news in climate change.

Playlist for The Grapevine – 26 August 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.