Saturday Extra - Separate Stories Podcast


The Saturday Extra separate stories podcast makes it easy to pick out your favourite part of the program. Saturday Extra brings you a lively array of stories and features covering a range of topics including international politics and business.


  • Uprising in West Papua

    Uprising in West Papua

    22/05/2020 Duración: 15min

    More than fifty years of violence and fear, the war in West Papua is just beginning.

  • University reform

    University reform

    22/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    Universities are facing huge challenges, but perhaps it was already time the sector looked at structural reform.

  • Africas many plagues

    Africa's many plagues

    22/05/2020 Duración: 11min

    The African continent is battling several crises, virus, famine, debt and now a resurgent plague of locusts.

  • A new role for unions?

    A new role for unions?

    22/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    Can unions play a part in the country's economic recovery - and if so, how?

  • Covid conspiracies

    Covid conspiracies

    15/05/2020 Duración: 12min

    Why do pandemics bring out the conspiracy theorists?

  • Covering China Chris Buckley

    Covering China Chris Buckley

    15/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    Living and working in China for over two decades, New York Times correspondent Chris Buckley reflects on his time there and his sudden departure.

  • Rusbridger on media and the UK under Covid-19

    Rusbridger on media and the UK under Covid-19

    15/05/2020 Duración: 18min

    The coronavirus pandemic is giving mainstream journalism a chance to rebuild trust and support, according to Alan Rusbridger, who was editor in chief of The Guardian for twenty years.

  • Italy emerges from lockdown

    Italy emerges from lockdown

    15/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    Italy has eased its virus-related restrictions but the severe lockdown has left psychological scars which may hamper the country's recovery.

  • Solving solar

    Solving solar

    15/05/2020 Duración: 10min

    Australia’s uptake of renewable energy sources – rooftop solar, mostly – is already world leading. We could actually be using 75% renewables within 5 years. But only if we make some quick, and possibly expensive, changes to how our electricity system operates.

  • Whales and our own morality

    Whales and our own morality

    08/05/2020 Duración: 12min

    A thought provoking examination of our relationship with whales and the environment.

  • Amazons boom and bust

    Amazon's boom and bust

    08/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    Retail giant Amazon has profited from the virus-related online shopping boom - but that boom has also exposed the company's flaws - and led to a high profile resignation.

  • Australia - China: how to proceed?

    Australia - China: how to proceed?

    08/05/2020 Duración: 21min

    How should Australia proceed in its relationship with China and what are the risks involved?

  • Swedens unique approach to coronavirus

    Sweden's unique approach to coronavirus

    08/05/2020 Duración: 13min

    Most of the world is locking down and spatial distancing - but in Sweden the powerful public health agency has steered the country down a very different path.

  • Mass testing to save the USA

    Mass testing to save the USA

    08/05/2020 Duración: 12min

    One of the world's best known economists is proposing that all American be tested for Covid-19, regularly. Paul Romer says despite the expense and logistical challenges, mass testing is the only way the US can build community confidence, and therefore successfully re-open the economy.

  • The Pick: what to read, watch and listen to in May

    The Pick: what to read, watch and listen to in May

    01/05/2020 Duración: 11min

    What to read, watch and listen to in the month of May to broaden your world.

  • Australia and India: its complicated

    Australia and India: it's complicated

    01/05/2020 Duración: 14min

    Australia and India, as former British colonies, had much in common, and could have forged a strong relationship for their mutual benefit. But Australia's White Australia policy, and India's determination to leave the Empire and become a Republic, stymied the friendship.

  • Higher education catches the virus

    Higher education catches the virus

    01/05/2020 Duración: 19min

    The higher education sector is a vital part of Australia's economic and intellectual life - why is Canberra intent on ignoring it?

  • Big week for banks

    Big week for banks

    01/05/2020 Duración: 13min

    It’s ‘reporting season’ - where the ANZ, Westpac and NAB announce six month results. And in this year of economic crisis, those results were always going to be significant. The big banks are increasingly seen as economic bellwethers. Their fate tells us a lot about how everyone else might be going.

  • PNG and coronavirus

    PNG and coronavirus

    01/05/2020 Duración: 13min

    PNG was already battling dangerous infectious diseases — tuberculosis and HIV. Now it has to fight coronavirus as well. Incredibly, so far there are only seven known cases of Covid-19 in the whole country, and no known deaths.

  • A Foreign Affair

    A Foreign Affair

    24/04/2020 Duración: 27min

    Strained diplomacy in times of a pandemic. As the US and China tussle over who is dealing with COVID-19 the best, is it time for Australia to rethink our relationships?

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