Sunday Extra - Separate stories podcast

Sunday Extra - Separate stories podcast

Australia

Separate stories: Sunday Extra is RN’s live Sunday morning broadcast, looking to the week ahead and also incorporating Ockham’s Razor, Background Briefing, and First Dog on the Moon.

Episodes

Sunday Roundtable  

Labor leader Bill Shorten has been under fire in the first two weeks of parliament. We ask: Is he up to the job?

Tweet of the week  

This week's tweeter is the Forty-spotted Pardalote, one of Australia's smallest and most endangered birds.

The Year That Made Me: Peter Corris, 1980  

Inspiring individuals talk about a pivotal moment in their personal histories.

The Bombing of Darwin  

What happened to some of the civilians in Darwin on the day it was bombed by the Japanese in 1942?

Space Race  

India has launched a rocket with over one hundred nano-satellites attached, confirming the country is set to become a 21st Century leader in the space race.

Up the creek: Less water for the Murray Darling Basin  

The $10 billion fix for the Murray Darling hangs in the balance as states and irrigators squabble over returning more water back to the river

Climate change, migration and human health  

Globally, the impacts of climate change are going to contribute to human migration. Where it occurs, it should be supported so as to protect people’s communities, livelihoods, rights, and health, argues Dr Celia McMichael.

Trump, the media and the intelligence community  

U.S. President Donald Trump is having trouble with the media and the intelligence community all in one week.

Correspondents Report  

The ABC's foreign correspondents share the stories behind the news.

Sunday Roundtable: Is Australian politics on the Right splintering?  

In light of the defection of South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi from the federal Liberal Party, we're asking: is Australian politics on the Right splintering?

Tweet of the week  

Can you guess this week's mystery tweeter?

The Year That Made Me: Julia Zemiro, 1986  

Inspiring individuals talk about a pivotal moment in their personal histories.

The battle for Mosul  

Have you been following the campaign to liberate Mosul from Islamic State? U.S. President Donald Trump has criticised the operation at every opportunity. But does he have any better ideas?

The science of de-extinction  

Scientists from a number of countries are in a race to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction. But is it a good idea to even attempt to resurrect a species which no longer exists?

Surrogacy secrets  

As Asian countries crack down on surrogacy, it's booming here in Australia. The rules say a surrogate can't be paid, but desperation is driving some people to flout the law.

Technical advance won't save us  

We tend to assume that some of the serious problems facing the world can be solved by technical wizardry. According to Ted Trainer, our assumptions are wrong.

Charlie Chaplin silent films  

It's the hundredth anniversary of three short silent films by the great comedic film maker Charlie Chaplin: The Cure, The Adventurer and one quite famous movie, The Immigrant.

Correspondents Report  

The ABC's foreign correspondents share the stories behind the news.

Sunday Roundtable  

With rising right wing populism, a new session of parliament about begin, and the infamous leaked phone call between Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and U.S President Donald Trump, we pose the question: Is Malcolm Turnbull the right leader for the times?

Tweet of the week  

This week's bird is the silver eye. It's only 10 to 12 centimetres from bill to tail, so it's a little bird. But it usually travels in groups and its call travels well - so it's hard to miss! There are some regional variations in the plumage, but all Silvereyes have an olive-green head and a bright, silver ring that surrounds the eye.

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