Saturday Extra - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Business, News & Politics

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.


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.

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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.

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.

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.