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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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The banks; super and insurance; India's tensions; Yemen and press freedom

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:30:00 +1000

Update on the Banking Royal Commission; Super and insurance; a rape trial in India is threatening ethnic lines and politics; a doctor's report from Yemen and Peter Greste and Salil Tripathi on press freedom.

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Ocean temperatures; Syria; US democrats; Eisenhower and the 1918 Spanish Flu

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:30:00 +1000

Rising ocean temperatures; the West response to the chemical attack in Syria; Eisenhower and the cold war; Trump and Bezos and those who support them and the 1918 Spanish Flu and how it changed the world.

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Gaza; oral health; Michael Ignatieff; Malaysia; Rohingya and Mary Montgomerie Bennett

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:30:00 +1000

The politics of the Gaza protests; crisis in Australia's oral health; Michael Ignatieff on two very different leaders; the political mood in Malaysia; what the international community should be doing about ending Rohingya persecution; and the story of Indigenous advocate, Mary Montgomerie Bennett.

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Women and power; Pressure on Australian cricketers; A Foreign Affair; the missing obituaries; Broadmeadows in the 1960s

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:30:00 +1100

Women and power; pressure on Australian cricketers; A Foreign Affair; New York Times and the missing obituaries; Broadmeadows in the 1960s.

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Taxing debate; Brexit; Michael Sandel; Robert Manne and historian Grace Karskens

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:30:00 +1100

Taxing debate; what do the Brexiters want? Philosophy of politics Michael Sandel; Robert Manne on finding his voice again and historian Grace Karskens.

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ASEAN; Russian elections; R&D and uncovering ancient Australia

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:30:00 +1100

How to discuss human rights abuses at the ASEAN summit; cyber-terrorism workshops; Vladimir Putin and his foreign policies; R&D in Australia and deep time dreaming.

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Ethiopia; political advertising; North Korea and the US; The Nationals; Bill English and Cooks River history

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 07:30:00 +1100

Political uncertainty in Ethiopia; political advertising; US and North Korea to meet; the future of the National Party; the environmental history of the Cooks River that runs through the inner west of Sydney.

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Italian elections; middle Asia powers; Xi Jinping; German politics and a literary history of the wheatbelt

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:30:00 +1100

Upcoming Italian elections; who are the middle Asia powers; Xi Jinping's grab for power; decisoin pending on German coalition; a new genre of Australia history with Tom Griffiths and a literary history of the wheatbelt.

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Education in Indonesia; Syria; Craig Emerson and A Foreign Affair

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +1100

Politics is holding back Indonesia's education sector; is Syria entering into a new stage of conflict; Craig Emerson on his life in politics and A Foreign Affair recorded at the ANU.

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Cleaners' pay; 2018 foreign forecast; the centre-left; Austrian politics; the politics of #MeToo

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +1100

Cleaning up the cleaning industry. US Foreign Policy issues. Troubling times for the centre-left. Austrian politics. The politics of #MeToo.

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Kenyan politics; North Asia tensions; British doctor controversy, the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and a seaweed economy in Zanzibar

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +1100

The UK medical controversy that's troubling doctors across the world; Rana Mitter discusses the tensions between Japan, China and the Korean Peninsula; Zanzibar's female dominated seaweed industry

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Myanmar's army, US healthcare, the government’s foreign interference bills and Rwanda.

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +1100

The game plan for Myanmar's army; big business set to disrupt the US healthcare system; the Federal government's foreign interference bills and the ethics of discovering classified documents and discovering the progress being made in Rwanda.

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Government consultants; gambling laws; Korea and A Foreign Affair

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:30:00 +1100

The cost of government consultants; changes to online gambling laws; the Korean Peninsula, the war and US foreign policy and A Foreign Affair.

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A Foreign Affair; Henry David Thoreau; the year 1947; the age of the horse and living with drought

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:30:00 +1100

A Foreign Affair from September; the legacy of Henry David Thoreau; the year 1947; a history of the horse and living with drought in Australia.

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A Foreign Affair; George Megalogenis and Ramesh Thaukur on migration; Howard Jacobsen and Bob Connolly

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:30:00 +1100

A Foreign Affair from July; George Megalogenis and Ramesh Thaukur on the changing face of migration; British writer Howard Jacobsen and Bob Connolly on the PNG highlands.

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A Foreign Affair; Frank Dikotter and China; war reportage and Kranji, Singapore

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:30:00 +1100

A Foreign Affair from April 2017; Frank Dikotter and the Chinese archives; war reportage with Janine Di Giovani and the Kranji countryside in Singapore.

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A Foreign Affair; Van Cliburn; Andrew Ford and Istanbul

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

A Foreign Affair from March; the American pianist Van Cliburn; memoirs of music with RN's Andy Ford and the three cities of Istanbul.

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A Foreign Affair; Singapore's Prime Minister; Australian start ups and the greening of Singapore

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 07:30:00 +1100

The first of Saturday Extra's A Foreign Affair from February and tales from Singapore with the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; Australian start ups and the greening of Singapore.

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Australia China relations; implications of proposed foreign intervention laws; business and finance in 2017 and the legendary newspaper editor Harry Evans

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Foreign interference. Without America. A Foreign Affair. Business wrap for 2017. Legendary journalist and editor Harry Evans.

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Public sector co-ops; Climate risk; Chris Patten; Higher education; Vietnam

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Public sector co-operatives; Climate risk; Chris Patten and a sort of memoir; re-assessing our university system; and the making of Vietnam.

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Jokowi's dilemmas, the decline of US global leadership with FT's Gideon Rachman, teacher knows best in Chinese schools and the Australian year in review.

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Gideon Rachman on world affairs. No sign of promised progressive reform in Indonesia. State of the nation in 2017. Little soldiers: An American boy in a Chinese school. The New Chinese.

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China; banking royal commission; Allan Gyngell; A Foreign Affair and a sense of smell

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Geoff Raby on China; the pros and cons of a banking royal commission; Allan Gyngell on Australia's place in the world; A Foreign Affair and a sense of smell.

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Turkey's pivot; Rupert Murdoch; future of VE; Henry David Thoreau

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Turkey's pivot from the west to the east; a new centre for Western Civilisation; changing vocational education to suit future jobs; green building and the legacy of American writer Henry David Thoreau.

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Israel's domestic tensions, Australia's screen future, Saudia Arabia at war with itself and 1947: when now begins.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Israeli internal politics. Reportage from Midwest Trump supporters: Make America Great Again. Australia's screen future. Saudi Arabia and the region. 1947: When now begins. Impact of the Russian Revolution on Australia's left.

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Marty Natalegawa; Citizenship debacle; US Democrats; Russian Revolution and drought in Australia

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Marty Natalegawa on democracy and ASEAN; superannuation fees; wider implications of the dual citizenship debacle; the future of the US Democrats; anniversary of the Russian Revolution and drought in Australia.

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Remembering the Reformation, Barnaby Joyce faces byelection; Kokoda campaign anniversary and A Foreign Affair

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 07:30:00 +1100

Reformation divided. Implications for Turnbull government after High Court citizenship ruling. Kokoda 75th anniversary. A foreign affair. The aftermath of the Reformation. Reformation tours.

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UK politics; George Megalogenis; Midwest Trump supporters and Man Booker winner George Saunders.

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

Brexit talks and UK politics; the shift to a Eurasian nation; where are Asian-Australians in public life; midwest Trump voters on race and immigration and Man Booker winner George Saunders on tolerance, politics and race

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Russia's opposition; CCP Congress; protecting gig workers; asylum by boat; US jobs and Caroline Chisolm

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

Putin's opposition; Xi Jinping's hold on power; is it possible to unionise gig workers; Malcolm Fraser's dealing with unauthorised asylum seekers; Trump voters on US jobs and economy and remembering Caroline Chisolm.

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Unified Palestine; Southeast Asia conflict; pokies court case; frontier wars; guns and Trump supporters and Singaporean hawkers

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

Gaza talks between Hamas and Fatah; Southeast Asia power and conflict; pokies court case decision pending; commemorating frontier wars; Midwest Trump supporters and gun legislation and the changing face of the hawker scene in Singapore.

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Electric trucking; charities commission; Gareth Evans; A Foreign Affair

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Tesla semis and the future of trucking; a review of the Charities Commission; Gareth Evans' on his political memoir; A Foreign Affair and the committed Tiger fans.

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Indian pharmaceuticals; NZ and German elections; class division and South Sudan

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Pharmacy of the developing world; New Zealand and German elections; overcoming class cluelessness in the US and an on the ground report from South Sudan.

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UN Security Council; market concentration; the US and fear; Christina Lamb and the age of the horse

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +1000

UN security council; market concentration; why are Americans so fearful; Christina Lamb on the war on women in Afghanistan and the age of the horse.

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Peace and conflict in Asia, solutions to refugee crisis, and business opportunities on China's Belt and Road project

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Belt and Road business opportunities. Rohingya crisis. Peace and conflict in Asia. Israeli journalist Nir Baram. Managing the refugee crisis.

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North Qld solar; North Korean defectors; degree apprenticeships; Frank Dikotter on China and the controversial Gordon Bennett.

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Renewable energy projects in North Qld; North Korean defectors learning English in Sydney; lessons from the UK on improving vocational education; China scholar Frank Dikotter; FC Barcelona opens football school in Australia and the controversy continues over Gordon Bennett and the fall of Singapore.

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Harvard study on Exxon Mobil's climate change communications, German elections, Kazakhstan's future and foreign policy strategies with Anne-Marie Slaughter

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:30:00 +1000

German election 2017. Harvard study on ExxonMobil's climate change communication. Anne-Marie Slaughter on foreign policy strategies. A Foreign Affair. Kazakhstan's Future.

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Steve Bannon sacked; post work super; 70 years since Pakistan's partition; market pressures on Australian sport, and Scotland's first female gamekeeper

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Germany's diesel car industry tarnished . Post work superannuation. The business of sport. Steve Bannon exits team Trump. Politics of partition. Scotland’s first female gamekeeper .

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Implications of AUSTRAC CBA case; extremism in Mindanao; benefit corporations and India's answer to Games of Thrones

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Australian leaders not ready to do business in Asia. Extremism in Mindanao and Marawi. Will China act on North Korean aggression? The CBA, money laundering and who knew what. Benefit corporations. Acclaim for southern Indian films.

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US State Department dysfunction; new solutions to inequality, Uber v London cabbies and Helen Clarke on UN reform

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Dysfunctional State Department. Airlines want better airport infrastructure and lower charges. New solutions to inequality. Populism and London's cabbie wars. Helen Clark on the UN.

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Poland; Jim Clapper and intelligence reforms; building quantum computers; identity and populism, and A Foreign Affair

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Protests in Poland over threat to judiciary system; Barak Obama's intelligence chief James Clapper on Australia's intelligence reforms; Australian universities take part in the race to build the world's first quantum computer; identity, politics and populism and A Foreign Affair.

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New White House comms team; India's GST, Australia's agriculture boom, refugee resettlement, dispatches from Syria and farming in Singapore.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:30:00 +1000

India's GST replaces "mindboggling" tax system. Agriculture boom could get even bigger. Global refugee settlement research. Anthony Scaramucci: Trump's new communications head. War correspondent Janine Di Giovanni. Singapore's farming life.

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Indonesian human rights; Liu Xiaobo; saving Arrium; backpacker exploitation; Brexit explainer and Andy Ford

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Indonesian human rights; Liu Xiaobo; saving Arrium; backpacker exploitation; Brexit explainer and Andy Ford

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Landmark treaty banning nuclear weapons; trust and democracy; Controversial new tax on empty homes and expat life in Singapore

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 07:30:00 +1000

UN bans nuclear weapons. Australian Education City proposal for Werribee. Controversial new tax on empty homes. Democracy and trust. Clever lands. What's expat life like in Singapore?

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CPA governance; Australian start-ups in Singapore and India's energy challenge

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:30:00 +1000

CPA governance; Australian start-ups in Singapore India's energy challenge

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South East Asia security; Pascal Lamy, Australian politics; A Foreign Affair and the forgotten Aboriginal people of Sydney's coast

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:30:00 +1000

South East Asia security; Pascal Lamy, Australian politics; A Foreign Affair and the forgotten Aboriginal people of Sydney's coast

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Singapore's governance; risks to Northern Ireland's peace; home ownership and the Liberal Party; decarbonising China; the Marshall Plan and Australians in Shanghai

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Parag Khanna on Singapore's governance, risks to Northern Ireland peace; Judith Brett on housing and the Liberal tradition; China's decarbonisation; the Marshall Plan seventy years later and Australian migration to China in the early 20th century.

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UK election result; Finkel report; Middle East shifts; Singaporean Prime Minister.

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:30:00 +1000

British election results; the Finkel report; shifts in the Middle East, the Singaporean Prime Minister, James Mattis on Asia-Pacific security and Singapore the garden city.

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The UK election, US may meet targets despite exit from Paris accord; purpose beyond profit and the biographies of lost buildings

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:30:00 +1000

US states and cities likely to achieve emission reductions despite exit from accord. Islamic State in south east Asia. Singapore security summit. UK election. Purpose beyond profit. History through the biographies of buildings.

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Digital platforms, Shanghai; Sebastian Mallaby; A.N.Wilson and A Foreign Affair

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:30:00 +1000

The shared economies; China's soft diplomacy; Sebastian Mallaby on the US economy; A.N.Wilson and A Foreign Affair.

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Turmoil in Washington; Canberra caution over China's belt and road project; bust your media bubble and the Solomon's first national park, the Arnavon Islands

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Republicans "pulling their hair out" in Washington; rival bid for Fairfax Media; bridging the media's ideological divide; and author Howard Jacobson.

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Iranian elections; troubles in Jakarta; Glynn Davis; big data; forgotten children in China

Sat, 13 May 2017 07:30:00 +1000

Presidential elections in Iran; ramifications of sentencing of Ahok, Jakarta's governor; Cyber attack across the globe; Glynn Davis on universities; big data in Brexit Jane Hutcheon on China's forgotten children.

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