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.


  • War trauma and Vietnam veterans

    War trauma and Vietnam veterans

    27/11/2020 Duración: 23min

    A substantial history of Vietnam veterans' medical experience of war, especially their mental health, has been published. 'The long shadow' was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial.

  • The Big 20: what happened to media?

    The Big 20: what happened to media?

    27/11/2020 Duración: 28min

    In the last 20 years the media landscape has changed beyond recognition.

  • Norwegian youth take government all the way to the Supreme Court

    Norwegian youth take government all the way to the Supreme Court

    27/11/2020 Duración: 14min

    Norway's Supreme Court has heard a case against the government over its granting of oil licences that may have huge implications for the oil rich country.

  • Ethiopian conflict

    Ethiopian conflict

    27/11/2020 Duración: 12min

    Conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray state is escalating. As well as the fighting, there are allegations of government-sanctioned racial targeting of Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia. We get an update and analysis of whether this war could have been avoided - and whether it can be resolved.

  • Richard Weatherly - A Brush with Birds

    Richard Weatherly - A Brush with Birds

    20/11/2020 Duración: 15min

    A (bird) life in pictures

  • Caste has its moment

    Caste has its moment

    20/11/2020 Duración: 13min

    A Netflix program about marriage, a book about race and a Silicon Valley lawsuit about discrimination have all renewed focus on the Indian caste system. And they've touched a nerve.

  • Rory Stewart on Boris, character and conservatives

    Rory Stewart on Boris, character and conservatives

    20/11/2020 Duración: 18min

    In a recent book review in the Times Literary Supplement, Rory Stewart, former UK Conservative Minister and colleague of Boris Johnson, criticised him as an 'amoral figure'. He wrote: 'Unless we begin to repair our political institutions and nurture a society that places more emphasis on personal and political virtue, we will have more to fear than Boris Johnson.’

  • Renewable jobs

    Renewable jobs

    20/11/2020 Duración: 14min

    New information is emerging about the potential for many coal industry workers to transfer to the renewables sector. Meanwhile a new coalition has been formed, called the Hunter Jobs Alliance, to focus on jobs and planning for coal workers in the Hunter Valley in NSW.

  • Ian McPhedran on the SAS

    Ian McPhedran on the SAS

    20/11/2020 Duración: 12min

    For years there were warning signs about the behaviour of some in the Australian special forces says author and defence specialist, Ian McPhedran

  • How the pink line became the new culture war

    How the 'pink line' became the new culture war

    13/11/2020 Duración: 21min

    As many countries around the world made giant strides in LGBT rights, a backlash has spurred a new global culture war.

  • A royal revival

    A royal revival

    13/11/2020 Duración: 07min

    What can a tv series tell us about our relationship with the royal family?

  • Renewables surge

    Renewables surge

    13/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    Suddenly there is a lot happening on the renewable energy front. Victoria announced a giant new battery. NSW announced a major renewables plan. Then businessman Andrew Forrest announced his Fortescue Metals Group would become a huge energy company – one of the biggest in the world - focussing on renewables. It seems state governments of both political persuasions, and the private sector, are deciding not to wait for a national plan.

  • Return of the Zombie Stocks

    Return of the Zombie Stocks

    13/11/2020 Duración: 13min

    Multiple government stimulus packages, record low interest rates and few roadblocks on borrowing have all created a rising tide of zombie businesses.

  • The most powerful man in US politics - Mitch McConnell

    The most powerful man in US politics - Mitch McConnell

    13/11/2020 Duración: 13min

    Who is Senator Mitch McConnell and why is he so powerful?

  • The Pick - November

    The Pick - November

    06/11/2020 Duración: 15min

    What to read. watch and listen to this month.

  • China is not what it seems

    China is not what it seems

    06/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    Despite China’s nationalism and push for sovereignty, a new book argues the modern nation-state of China is not as unified, and does not have the historical depth, that we might have thought.

  • CBD office space

    CBD office space

    06/11/2020 Duración: 17min

    One of the Covid crisis questions yet to be resolved is what will happen with all the CBD office spaces around the country.

  • The Australia-US alliance

    The Australia-US alliance

    06/11/2020 Duración: 15min

    What will the result in the US Presidential election mean for Australia's relationship with the superpower?

  • Christine Holgate resigns

    Christine Holgate resigns

    06/11/2020 Duración: 12min

    Christine Holgate has resigned as CEO of Australia Post amid controversy over the gifting of Cartier watches to her executives.

  • A Foreign Affair - October

    A Foreign Affair - October

    30/10/2020 Duración: 29min

    US foreign policy after the election, a series of murders leaves France in shock and why Turkey is picking so many fights.

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