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Saturday Extra - Full program podcast

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With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.

With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.


Sydney, NSW


With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.




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Resurrecting policy reform, and A Foreign Affair discussion about the crisis in Southeast Asia

Plus, what it will take to manufacture mRNA vaccines in Australia, a short history of war, and looking back and forward on the 75th anniversary of the Australian National University.


US voting rights under attack, the great baby bust and the Delta strain keeps Australians locked down.

Plus, Professor Ian Hickie on protecting your mental health in lockdown, and the achievements of Vera Deakin, daughter of Alfred.


The roots of South Africa's unrest, Ian Silk on a career in super and Growing up in the Wimmera

Plus, reflections on the messaging and measures employed when Sydney's Covid outbreak moved to its multicultural South West, and what policy lessons the Nordic countries might hold for Australia.


Strategies to stop the misuse of public funds, and the latest in the battle to break up Big Tech

Plus, Crown casino bombshells, an update on the Covid situation in India, the incredible true story of the women who took on ISIS, and recommendations for reading, watching and listening.


Federalism in crisis, and 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party

Plus, Hungary vs the EU, and the superhero spreading the vaccine message in the Northern Territory.


A Foreign Affair discussion about Latin America, and the rise and fall of Robert Maxwell

Plus, the future of virus research, bushfire recovery 18 months, and a setback for Australia's Asian Renewable Energy Hub, in WA.


The pros and cons of working from home; Striking a better balance between policing and privacy; The perils of a PhD student

Plus, the looming elections in war-torn Ethiopia; Whether the Northern Ireland Protocol could provoke a crisis in UK-EU relations and undermine the Good Friday Agreement; And the long history of women walking.


Australia in the space race, Geoff Raby on diplomacy, and rewilding ourselves

Plus, what the AFP-FBI sting Operation Ironside might mean for surveillance, and an update on East Timor, Bernard Collaery and Witness K.


Leaving Afghanistan; Naomi Osaka and elite sport pressure; the great battery energy storage challenge

Also, veteran diplomat and Middle East specialist, Martin Indyk, in our Diplomacy series. And The Pick - recommendations for your reading, listening and watching.


Mountain peak misconceptions; future of the Republican Party; lawyer Taylah Gray on reconciliation

Also, meet departing US Consul General to Sydney, Sharon Hudson Dean. And Islamic State in Africa - a growing concern.


Reviving Australian manufacturing, Sue Boyd on diplomacy, and the joy of being a beginner.

Plus, what the next steps might be following the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and why we should be paying close attention to major geopolitical shifts taking place in the Arctic.


War talk in Australia; COVID-19 and the global oxygen shortage: diplomacy series Pt 1

Also, how foreign aid and DFAT fared in the Budget. And the future of diplomacy with former diplomat John McCarthy, in the first of a four part series.


A Budget to 'Build Back Better'; Political turmoil in Israel; The complexity of rebuilding historical monuments

With Indigenous deaths in custody in Australia on the rise, we look at parallel experiences in Canada and the US; Two economists discuss the reforms they'd like to see in Tuesday's Budget to lift Australia's economy out of its productivity slump; Journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland on the possibility that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to lose his post; Whether the Public Service serves all Australians; and choices in restoring historical monuments.