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

The year that made me: Deborah Conway, 1974  

25 years after String of Pearls was released, the Australian musician talks about the year that changed her life.

Death in Kalgoorlie  

Summer series: The death of a young indigenous boy sparked a town riot at the court house, and the search for answers as to why he died. Sarah Dingle reports.

Dr Allen Kerr  

The first ever winner of the Prime Minister's Science Price, Dr. Allen Kerr, helped to launch GM crops around the world, showing how tenacity could result in success. Here he talks about how to remove cancers from fruit trees.

The year that made me: Toby Truslove, 1996  

A revealing and honest talk with his father proved to be a liberating experience for the young Toby.

The year that made me: Kim McKay, 1998  

Working for the Discovery Channel led to a year living in Marrakech, Morocco.

The year that made me: Alan Kohler, 1978  

Riding a bicycle from England to Greece, Alan Kohler discovered ambition.

The year that made me: Clementine Ford, 2007  

The feminist writer talks about rising above personal and professional attacks.

Science literacy in Parliament  

When politics emerges from a long summer, with a new American President about to be installed, and countless challenges to be faced with scientific ingredients, will our parliament be equipped accordingly?

The year that made me: Bianca Chatfield, 2014  

Australia's netball champion on high-pressure and high-performance.

The year that made me: John Clarke, 1967  

Comedian, actor, writer and satirist John Clarke talks about the year that made him.

The year that made me: Benjamin Law, 2000  

So many things changed for the writer during that year, especially after he 'came out' as gay.

The year that made me: Sarah Ferguson, 1989  

The award-winning journalist talks about her formative years.

Creating an exquisite wool: Pt. 2  

We continue the story about the essentials of wool quality and measurement—where look and feel are paramount—and a quest to recreate a fleece which had once beguiled a young boy. Today, has science been able to make any improvements on a mythic fleece?

The year that made me: Ben Aaronovitch, 1987  

This former writer for Dr Who changed television history by making Daleks 'fly'.

The year that made me: Tara Moss, 2011  

A question asked of her on a live television program became a defining moment in the author's life.

The year that made me: John Wolseley, 1996  

A contemplative moment taking in the majesty of nature on top of a mountain in Tasmania, sent the artist on a journey to trace the break up of the supercontinent Gondwana.

The year that made me: Patricia Ilhan, 2007  

The sudden death of her husband, 'Crazy John' Ilhan left Patricia with a difficult choice.

Creating an exquisite wool: Pt. 1  

A story about the essentials of wool quality—where look and feel are paramount—and a quest to recreate a fleece which had once beguiled a young boy at the Perth Royal Show.

Padraig O' Tauma: ' L' is for Lonely  

At this time of year, being lonely can be especially hard. Irish theologian Padraig O'Tauma's poem 'L is For Loneliness' explores this. Its alternative title 'Words To Avoid When Asked On A Second Date How Have You been?'

Padraig O' Tauma: ' L' is for Lonely  

At this time of year, being lonely can be especially hard. Irish theologian Padraig O'Tauma's poem 'L is For Loneliness' explores this. Its alternative title 'Words To Avoid When Asked On A Second Date How Have You been?'

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