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Saturday Extra - Full program podcast



Saturday Extra brings you a lively array of stories and features covering a range of topics including international politics and business. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.



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Ethics of pet keeping; life on a Shanghai street; historians and their craft and super recognisers

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Thinking about how we use the word 'genocide'; the ethics of keeping pets; life on a Shanghai Street; Tom Griffiths on historians and their craft and how people who are experts in facial recognition are working with the police in London.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/sea_20170121.mp3




Saladin; Tesla; Free speech; Iraq and Ancient Rome

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Saladin and the Islamic State; the inventions of Nicola Tesla; Timothy Garton Ash on his ten principles for free speech; a modern day Gertrude Bell and Mary Beard's perspectives on ancient Rome.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/sea_20170114.mp3




Maori's in Colonial Sydney; Richard Fidler; First Nations discussion and photographing wildlife

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 07:30:00 +1100

The first Maori's in colonial Sydney; Richard Fidler on the Ghost Empire; First Nations discussion at the National Musuem of Australia and Scottish wildlife photoghrapher John Aitchison.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/sea_20170107.mp3




Posterity, making sense of 2016 and the oldest living things

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:30:00 +1100

A five panel discussion on posterity; a discussion at the beginning of the year about what to expect in 2016 and photographing the oldest living things in the world.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/sea_20161231.mp3




Islamic Exceptionalism; making sense of the world and AC Grayling

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Is it better to forget in order to make peace? Lessons learnt from the first world wars; Islamic Exceptionalism; are we living through a new Renaissance and AC Grayling on the modern mind.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/sea_20161224.mp3




The year politics became unpredictable, Russia's sphere of influence, reflections on business and the economy and honouring the righteous

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 07:30:00 +1100

The year politics became unpredictable, Australia's approach to US-China relations; Russia's sphere of influence, reflections on business and the economy and honouring the righteous among nations.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/sea_20161217.mp3




Urgent energy market reforms needed, claims of abuses in Fiji, Middle East review, Australia's WWI conscription conflict and reimagining Tokyo.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Urgent changes needed to electricity market. Claims of torture in Fiji. Hope for the Middle East. The conscription conflict during WWI. Tokyo.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/sea_20161210.mp3




Mosul, more effort needed to tackle indigenous ear disease, Duterte's dirty war, a literary tour of Scotland and You could look it up!

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Mosul Update. More effort needed to tackle indigenous ear disease. Duterte's war against drugs. The history of reference. A literary tour of Scotland. Indonesia Protest.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/sea_20161203.mp3




Inquiry into migrant settlement services, the real Realpolitik, travels in Berlin

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 07:30:00 +1100

The economies of rural and regional Australia, migration settlement inquiry, the real realpolitik, the Suez Canal crisis and travels through Berlin.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/sea_20161126.mp3




Angela Merkel: Europe's last powerful liberal leader; new nationalism; Canada in 50 objects; saving the Mekong Delta

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Merkel's Germany. Post Trump Economics. Nationalism grows. Saving the Mekong Delta. Stories of Canada told through fifty objects.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/sea_20161119.mp3




Turkey; Australia-US alliance; post US election analysis; higher education and why the Dutch are different.

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Further arrests in Turkey; the Australian - UN alliance post Trump victory; Australian voting sentiment; teaching entrepreneurship; US election express and why the Dutch are different.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/sea_20161112.mp3




South Korea; Jakarta rally; supermarket attitudes; US Election Express and killing for a fish.

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Politics in South Korea; racial and religious tension in Indonesia's capital; US election express and the world's most coveted fish.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/sea_20161105.mp3




Green climate fund; Hong Kong politics; The Met's squad of super recognisers; building peace through language; US Election Express; a family visit to Hungary

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Australian to head Green Climate Fund. Hong Kong's chief executive elections. Who are the super recognisers? Peacebuilding through language. Election Express US. Travels in Hungary.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/sea_20161029.mp3




Crown arrests, Mosul update, Hungary, Debt, US Election Express, Paul McCartney

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Crown arrests, Mosul update, Hungary, Debt, US Election Express, Paul McCartney


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/sea_20161022.mp3




The death of a king; private health reform; populist politics in France; wartime women in Paris; US Election Express.

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:30:00 +1100

The death of a king; private health reform; populist politics in France; wartime women in Paris; US Election Express; Robert Macklin on Hamilton Hume.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/sea_20161015.mp3




Russia in Syria; a new geopolitical world; 40 years on from Argentina's dirty war and what makes a good leader.

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:30:00 +1100

What is behind Vladimir Putin's actions; are we ready for emerging technologies;  re-thinking the way we see the connected world; Argentina and the continuing fallout from the dirty war and Sir Ferdinand Mount on what makes a good statesperson. 


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/sea_20161008.mp3




SA blackouts; the clemency of Norman Brown; UK politics with Paddy Ashdown; Nicaragua's doomed canal; sleep obsession

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:30:00 +1000

SA blackouts; the clemency of Norman Brown; UK politics with Paddy Ashdown; Nicaragua's doomed canal; sleep obsession


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/sea_20161001.mp3




Syrian ceasefire, China's Tibet, renewables on Kangaroo Island and travels in Iran

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Can the Syrian ceasefire be revived? China's Tibet, renewables on Kangaroo Island, teaching the Chinese


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/sea_20160924.mp3




Mosul; Islamic exceptionalism; World wildlife conference and solutions and history through 100 objects

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:30:00 +1000

The operation to liberate Mosul from IS; understanding the role Islam plays in the politics of the Middle East; world wildlife conference in South Africa and what are some of the solutions to protect endangered species and Geraldine Doogue talks with the curator of the National Museum of Australia about world history though one hundred objects.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/sea_20160917.mp3




American war correspondent Sebastian Junger on tribes; Australia's national conscience; inquiries underway into banking conduct and an untold tale of Australians at war.

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Should there be a royal commission into the banking industry? American war correspondent Sebastian Junger on returned veterans and what is the case in Australia; Australia's national conscience and the ABC's first war correspondents.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/sea_20160910.mp3




Philippe Sands; apple tax; A.C.Grayling; US-China relations and Saladin

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Philippe Sands on the use of the word genocide; Apple tax; AC Grayling on the modern mind; Gareth Evans and Hugh White on US-China relations and Saladin and the Islamic Empire.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/sea_20160903.mp3




International banks; Haiti cholera epidemic; Sports governance; malaria and Ian Jacobs on Uganda

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:30:00 +1000

International banks; UN's role in the Haiti cholera epidemic; Sports governance post Rio analysis; malaria and the Australian army and Ian Jacobs on Uganda.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/sea_20160827.mp3




China; choking; Philippines; Street of Eternal Happiness and Indonesian pop singer

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:30:00 +1000

The long reach of the Chinese Communist Party; the killing streets of the Philippines; insights into the lives of Shanghai locals and Indonesian pop reaching our schools.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/sea_20160820.mp3




Freedom after Afghan prison misery; South Africa's ANC loses ground in local government; favourite historians and are we living through a new renaissance?

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Freedom after Afghan prison misery; South Africa's ANC loses ground in local government; favourite historians and are we living through a new renaissance?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/sea_20160813.mp3




Turkey, vocational education, US elections, Malaysia security laws, immigration and pets.

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 07:30:00 +1000

An update on Turkey; British vocational education reform; has Trump gone too far; new security laws in Malaysia; immigration discussion and the ethics of keeping pets.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/sea_20160806.mp3




New way of politics; what we can learn from history; Richard Fidler and Geoff Dyer

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:30:00 +1000

New politics for a new age; retiring DFAT secretary; historian Margaret MacMillan comparing these turbulent times; Richard Fidler on the Byzantine Empire and British writer Geoff Dyer


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/sea_20160730.mp3




Munich attack; Turkey's crackdown; new strategic thinking; and does anyone care about posterity?

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Manhunt underway in Munich after shooting attack; Turkey's widespread crackdown after the coup, two eminent thinkers on how to combat today's diplomatic and violent tensions; panel discussion on posterity.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/sea_20160723.mp3




Turkey coup; Bastille Day attack; South Sudan; South China Sea and the US Democratic Party

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:30:00 +1000

News of a military coup in Turkey; an update and analysis on the attack in Nice; the crisis in South Sudan; the geopolitical implications of the South China Sea; what are the cracks within the Democratic Party and peak performance for CEOs.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/sea_20160716.mp3




Tory leadership and Chilcot report; minority governments and Fromelles and Pozieres

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:30:00 +1000

UK leadership, who will be the next British Prime Minister and what is the fate of Tony Blair; why all the fuss minority governments; the legacy of the Soviet Union and remembering the battles of Fromelles and Pozieres.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/sea_20160709.mp3




Election day with Chris Uhlmann and Election Express newspaper editors; steel survival in Australia and Hotel Antarctica

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Election analysis with Chris Uhlmann. Steel making in Australia. Election: the battle of ideas. Election Day Express. 100 years since Australia's sacrifice on the Western Front . Hotel Antarctica.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/sea_20160702.mp3




Brexit shock; The reappearance of Hong Kong's missing booksellers; medical aid for Fallujah.

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Reactions to Brexit vote from Washington, to shock in the UK and what this means for Europe plus China and it's reach into Hong Kong and Fallujah refugees.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/sea_20160625.mp3




Pacific healthcare; understanding extremism; free speech; trusting tap water

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 07:30:00 +1000

First Pacific health summit; personal influences of jihadists; Timothy Garton Ash on free speech; turn on the tap and election express.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/sea_20160618.mp3




Aged care in Australia; high stakes at the Asia security summit; a job readiness plan; Election express in Townsville and Hobart and Maori history in colonial Sydney.

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Aged care. High stakes at the Asia Security Summit. A new jobseekers plan. Woolworths takes a heavy blow in the supermarket wars. Election express. Maori in colonial Sydney.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/sea_20160611.mp3




Warren Mundine; China and 50 years since Cultural Revolution; animal intelligence and Election Express

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Warren Mundine on Indigenous economic development; ramifications of the Cultural Revolution in China; animal intelligence and Election Express.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/sea_20160604.mp3




Political donation reform; Allan Fels on migrant worker rip offs; French writers talk politics in a time of terrorism and Simpson Desert zen.

Sat, 28 May 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Wage fraud and worker rip-offs. Political donation reform. French writers on France's State of Emergency. Election express. The Simpson Desert drive.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/05/sea_20160528.mp3




Venezuela's wasted potential, new views on Israel, Election express editors and the charms of B & Bs.

Sat, 21 May 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Australia and Singapore. Venezuela: a state of emergency. Robin Niblett on Brexit. Views of Israel. Election express. Bed and Breakfasts.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/05/sea_20160521.mp3




14th May

Sat, 14 May 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Craig Emerson on why we need reforms; explaining the new dental plan; the first of Saturday Extra's Election Express; how can the arts sector be part of the political agenda and Belfast, popular tourist city plus some.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/05/sea_20160514.mp3




The Mayor of Bethlehem; a new model for electricity retailing; trust in politics and the Dutch Party for Animals

Sat, 07 May 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Mayor of Bethlehem. Electricity disruption. Philippine presidential elections. The trust deficit. Animal politics. Hello Czechia. Queen of the Desert tickets.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/05/sea_20160507.mp3




The power of one: China's President Xi Jinping; Slavery in south east Asia's fishing industry; the discovery of rare Russian diaries and the Leicester City fairytale.

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:30:00 +1000

The power of one: China's President Xi Jinping. Seafood slavery. The Russian ambassador. The Leicester City fairytale. The making of the daffodil. Kidman cattle empire sale blocked.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/04/sea_20160430.mp3




Obama and the Saudis; Tony Abbott; American economist Robert J Gordon; Nepal after the earthquake

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Obama's tentative visit to Saudi Arabia; a chat with Tony Abbott; the rise and fall of economic growth; imagining our cities in thirty years; an exhibition about what WWI soldiers did in their down time in France and twelve months after the deadly earthquake in Nepal.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/04/sea_20160423.mp3




Remittance; Egypt five years on; Republican Party right; MIKTA

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:30:00 +1000

The growth of remittance sans banks; growing discontent in Egypt; radicalisation of the Republican Party; MIKTA conference and Simmo and the SAS.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/04/sea_20160416.mp3




South Africa politics; Brazil politics; Australian Steelworks; Panama papers fallout

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:30:00 +1000

Pending political impeachments in Brazil whereas in South Africa President Zuma has survived; what's the future of Australia's steelworks? The latest in the Panama papers fallout; in praise of forgetting and travels with a wild life film-maker.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/04/sea_20160409.mp3




Pakistan terrorism; Virgin Airlines; The dining boom and wild buffalo in Arnhem Land

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Pakistan and tackling terrorism; troubles in the air with Virgin; from the mining boom to the dining boom, wild buffalo in Arnhem Land.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/04/sea_20160402.mp3




Brussels attacks; Australian politics; Tory party turmoil; the epic history of cotton

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Update on Brussels; double dissolution elections past; Tory party turmoil; the Empire of Cotton; how Harvard and ivy league universities are changing student admission and Geraldine Doogue in Dublin for 100th anniversary of the Easter uprising.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/03/sea_20160326.mp3




Housing speculation; First encounters discussion and the return of the right whale

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Meet American businesswoman Mellody Hobson in Australia to talk about super, among other things; what you need to know about the housing speculation; what's happening over at the Australian Financial Review; the New Encounters discussion held at the National Museum of Australia and the return of the Right Whales.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/03/sea_20160319.mp3




12th March

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:05:00 +1100

China's 5 year plan. Voters expected to punish Angela Merkel's party in state elections. ASIC vs ANZ. Health reform in the spotlight. Caroline Cox on aid and advocacy. The life and times of aviatrix Lores Bonney.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/03/sea_20160312.mp3




Economic overload; Value capture; Iran elections; China's one child policy and Alexander McCall-Smith on love

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 07:30:00 +1100

How to pay for public infrastructure; a more moderate Iran; changing minds after ending the one child policy in China; Peter Beattie compares US and Australian politics and British writer Alexander McCall- Smith on love.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/03/sea_20160305.mp3




High hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq, tensions in Turkey after suicide bombings, how the world gets more bang for an energy buck and Fran Bryson's passion for Brazil.

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:30:00 +1100

High hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq with former adviser to the US in Iraq Emma Sky; tensions in Turkey after suicide bombings; how the world gets more bang for an energy buck and Fran Bryson's passion for Brazil.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/02/sea_20160227.mp3




Superannuation and the tax debate, Australia's relationship with PNG, radical debt reduction and archaeology in Iraq

Sat, 20 Feb 2016 07:30:00 +1100

An insider’s thoughts into the superannuation debates; Sean Dorney on Australia’s distant relationship with PNG; Lord Adair Turner on why and how we should be reducing debt, globally; the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzkah Rabin in 1995 has shattered the peace movement even twenty years on and an Australian archaeologist establishes a research project in Iraqi-Kurdistan.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/02/sea_20160220.mp3




The house of Saud, stamp duty, making sense of 2016 and photographing the oldest living things in the world

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:30:00 +1100

Geraldine hosts a forum on what keeps her panel up at night worrying about in 2016, two experts look at the tensions within the house of Saudi Arabia and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr makes the case for replacing stamp duty with land tax.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/02/sea_20160213.mp3