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US Politics With Emma Shortis; Kate Manne Tells Us How To Fight Fatphobia; The 2024 UK Election Results With Andrew Walter

Amy Mullins returns to the airwaves. Regular guest Dr Emma Shortis talks all things US politics, including the 2024 Presidential election debate and race. Will Joe Biden drop out of the race to…

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Kate Manne Tells Us How To Fight Fatphobia In Her New Book, Unshrinking

Author and philosopher Dr Kate Manne returns to speak in-depth with Amy about her excellent new book, Unshrinking: How To Fight Fatphobia. As Kate describes it; "part memoir, part polemic, and part…

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Is AUKUS Really Viable & Is There A Plan B?; Macron's Gamble: The 2024 French Elections; Alison Croggon On The State Of Australian Theatre

Professor James Curran delves into the discussions and real intentions behind the AUKUS agreement and Australia's plan to obtain nuclear submarines from the US and the UK. How exactly does the US perceive…

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Macron's Gamble: The 2024 French Elections With Bertrand Bourgeois

Dr Bertrand Bourgeois speaks in-depth about the snap French elections for the National Assembly (lower house) called by President Emmanuel Macron. With the far-right National Rally or Rassemblement National (led by Marine Le…

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Richard Denniss Talks Inequality In Australia And How We Can Fix It

Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute, joins Amy as he talks all about inequality in Australia – the topic of his current national speaking tour. To attend the online live-streamed…

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Ceridwen Dovey Brings Real Space Objects To Life In 'Only The Astronauts'

Acclaimed writer Ceridwen Dovey brings real space objects to life in her new collection of short stories, Only The Astronauts (Penguin Books). Ceridwen reflects on the stories and inner lives she creates for…

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Greg Jericho Previews The Federal Budget; Johann Hari Asks Are The New Weight Loss Drugs Really A Magic Pill? Saving The Slender Tree-Fern

With pressure on the government (again) to raise the rate of JobSeeker, will they finally prioritise the welfare of those on the lowest incomes in the country? Greg Jericho, Guardian columnist and Chief…

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Johann Hari Asks, Are The New Weight Loss Drugs Really A Magic Pill?

British best-selling author Johann Hari joins Amy Mullins to talk about his excellent new book, Magic Pill, which examines the benefits and risks of controversial new weight-loss drugs, like Ozempic and Wegovy…

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Black Duck – A Year At Yumburra With Bruce Pascoe And Lyn Harwood

Amy speaks with Bruce Pascoe and partner Lyn Harwood about their new book, Black Duck: A Year at Yumburra (Thames & Hudson), which is a personal reflection on life, Country and the consequences…

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Who Owns The Moon? A. C. Grayling Defends Humanity's Common Interests in Space

Amy Mullins is joined by renowned author and Professor of Philosophy A. C. Grayling for a deep examination of his new book, Who Owns The Moon? In Defence of Humanity’s Common Interests in

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Gabriel Shipton On The Ongoing Fight To Free His Brother Julian Assange

Julian Assange's brother Gabriel Shipton joined Amy Mullins to update us as to Julian's state of mind and health ahead of the UK High Court's impending decision, which is to be handed down…

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Environment News With Graham Readfearn; Angela Saini On The Patriarchs – How Men Came to Rule; Adrian Martin On Godard's Cinematic Masterpiece, LE MÉPRIS (Contempt, 1963)

Graham Readfearn, the Guardian Australia’s Environment Reporter gives us the latest on local and global environmental news, including a coral bleaching event taking place right now on the Great Barrier Reef. He also…

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Adrian Martin On Jean-Luc Godard's Cinematic Masterpiece, LE MÉPRIS (Contempt, 1963)

Renowned Australian-born film critic Adrian Martin joins Amy to discuss the brilliance of Jean-Luc Godard’s cinematic masterpiece, LE MÉPRIS (Contempt, 1963), starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Giorgia Moll, and Fritz…

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Angela Saini On The Patriarchs – How Men Came to Rule

For International Women's Day, award-winning author and science journalist Angela Saini joins Amy from New York to talk about her latest book, The Patriarchs: How Men Came To Rule. Angela delves into the…

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Andrew Quilty Reflects On 9 Years As A Photojournalist In Afghanistan

Award-winning photojournalist Andrew Quilty joins host Amy Mullins for an in-depth conversation about his latest book, This Is Afghanistan: 2014–2021. The stunning book is a visual record of the nine years Andrew…

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Richard Denniss On The Simple Truth About Tax Reform; Photojournalist Andrew Quilty On 9 Years In Afghanistan; US Politics With Emma Shortis

Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute talks about his new essay in The Monthly on tax reform – Richard says tax reform is about democracy, not economics, and reforms should…

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The Fish Creek Football Netball Club Rebuilds

Amy speaks with Ray Stefani, Co-President of the Fish Creek Football Netball Club. They chat about the small and very special farming town of Fish Creek in South Gippsland and the footy club’s…

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The Campaign To Save Ballara – Alfred Deakin's Historic Point Lonsdale Home

Amy speaks with Tom Harley, great grandson of former Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, and Emeritus Professor of Politics Judith Brett. They talk about the Save Ballara campaign, which is under threat of auction…

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Nick Feik On Tasmania's Child Sexual Abuse Scandal; The Campaign To Save Ballara – Alfred Deakin's Historic Home; The Fish Creek Footy Club Rebuilds

Please note the first interview of this episode contains topics that may distress some listeners, including allegations of child sexual abuse and harm to children. Please see helpline information below.

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Greg Jericho On Tax "Reform" In Australia & Stage 3 Tax Cuts; Sara Dowse On The History Surrounding Israel's War On Gaza; Remembering John Pilger

Amy Mullins returns to the airwaves. She speaks with Greg Jericho, Guardian columnist and Chief Economist for The Australia Institute, who dives into tax "reform" and the Stage 3 tax cut changes announced…

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Remembering John Pilger (1939–2023)

We remember John Pilger, renowned Australian-born independent journalist and filmmaker, who passed away on 30 December 2023, by re-airing an interview Amy conducted with John at the Triple R studios in February 2017…

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Sara Dowse On The History Surrounding Israel's War On Gaza

Born in Chicago in 1938, author, artist, feminist, and commentator Sara Dowse speaks in-depth about her Jewish family history and how it is intertwined with the history of Zionism and specifically the dissenting…

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The Disability Royal Commission & Its Findings; Is China Is A Genuine Threat To Australia?; Melbourne Ghost Signs & Protecting Chiltern's Archival Heritage

El Gibbs, writer, disability advocate, and editor of Bluntshovels.au joins Amy to talk about the Disability Royal Commission's final report. The commissioner's handed down their their 222 recommendations in September after extensive hearings…

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James Curran Explains Whether China Is A Genuine Threat To Australia

James Curran, international editor of the Australian Financial Review and Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney, speaks in-depth about his latest essay for Australian Foreign Affairs, 'Excess Baggage: Is…

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Don Watson & Chris Wallace On Federal Politics; The 70th Anniversary Of Britain's Atomic Tests At Emu Field; Claire Deak On Recovering Women Composers Of The Baroque

Don Watson and Chris Wallace analyse the outcome of the Voice to Parliament referendum in-depth. They also examine Australia's response to the Israel-Palestine conflict and humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and Labor's unwavering support…

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The 70th Anniversary Of Britain's Forgotten Atomic Tests At Emu Field

To mark the 70th anniversary of Britain's atomic tests at Emu Field in South Australia – the first on terrestrial land in Australia – author and academic Dr Elizabeth Tynan speaks about her…

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Claire Deak On Her Album Sotto Voce – Recovering & Reimagining The Work Of Baroque Women Composers

Melbourne-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Claire Deak talks about her debut solo album, Sotto Voce, and the two women composers of the Baroque whose music she recovered and reimagined – Francesca Caccini (1587-c. 1645)…

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Understanding The Voice To Parliament With Thomas Mayo & Kerry O'Brien; What Are Australian Philosophers Thinking?; US Politics With Emma Shortis

Indigenous leader Thomas Mayo and award-winning journalist Kerry O'Brien sit down with Amy for a special in-depth conversation about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, which Australians will vote on…

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The Voice Referendum Roundtable With Daniel James & Rachel Withers; David Marr On Killing For Country; Greg Champion Sings Footy Songs & Reflects On The AFL Grand Final

Triple R's very own Daniel James and The Monthly's Rachel Withers sit down with Amy to delve into the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, providing an analysis and answer to every question you might…

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David Marr On Killing For Country – Australia's Frontier Wars And The Queensland Native Police

Acclaimed writer and journalist David Marr speaks in-depth about his new book, Killing for Country: A Family Story, which details Marr's great-great grandfather Reg Uhr's involvement in Australia's frontier wars of the…

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German Forester Peter Wohlleben On The Power Of Trees & Ancient Forests

Amy's first ever interview for Uncommon Sense was with Peter Wohlleben about his debut book, The Hidden Life of Trees. Now, the German forester, conservationist, and best-selling author returns to discuss his latest…

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Federal Politics With Chris Wallace; German Forester Peter Wohlleben On The Power Of Trees; Sonya Takau & Alix Livingstone On Why The Dingo Must Be Protected

Professor Chris Wallace from the University of Canberra talks federal politics, including the latest developments in the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum campaign, the widely criticised and newly announced COVID-19 inquiry, and reporting…

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Federal Politics With Rachel Withers; Micheline Lee on Disability, Humanity And The NDIS; Geelong's Native Grasslands Under Threat

The Politics' Rachel Withers joins Amy to talk federal politics, including the latest developments on the Voice referendum campaign. Micheline Lee delves into the issues raised in her Quarterly Essay, Lifeboat: Disability,

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Micheline Lee on Disability, Humanity And The NDIS

Author and former human rights lawyer Micheline Lee delves into the issues raised in her Quarterly Essay, Lifeboat: Disability, Humanity and the NDIS. Micheline explains that the NDIS, for all its good…

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Lucinda Holdforth On Why 21st Century Virtues Are Failing Us

Lucinda Holdforth, speechwriter and author, tells us what's wrong with 21st century virtues, like Authenticity, Vulnerability, Humility, Self-Care, Empathy, and Transparency, and how they've been captured by neoliberal thinking. Lucinda believes the quest…

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Federal Politics With Nick Feik; Why 21st Century Virtues Are Failing Us And Our Democracy; How Great Was Catherine The Great?

Nick Feik, freelance journalist and former editor of The Monthly explains why the federal Labor government's response to the 2023 Intergenerational Report and the climate crisis is a sad joke on us all…

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Graham Readfearn With A Global Environment Update; Rembrandt: True To Life – His Prints, Drawings & Paintings At The NGV; Tim Ross On Why He Loves Modernist Architecture

Amy Mullins returns to the airwaves. The Guardian Australia's Graham Readfearn delves into the latest global environment news, including a mass coral bleaching event happening across the Americas, UNESCO's determination on the health…

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Rembrandt: True To Life – His Prints, Drawings & Paintings At The NGV

The NGV’s Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator of Prints & Drawings and Conservator of Paintings Caitlin Breare join Amy to discuss the exhibition, Rembrandt: True to Life, featuring the work of 17th century…

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Thomas Mayo and Kerry O'Brien With All The Detail You Need On The Voice To Parliament

Indigenous leader and 'Voice' advocate Thomas Mayo and award-winning journalist Kerry O'Brien sit down with Amy for a special in-depth conversation about the proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, which…

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US Politics With Emma Shortis; Thomas Mayo And Kerry O'Brien With All The Detail You Need On The Voice To Parliament; Inequality In China And Its Intimate Consequences

Historian Dr Emma Shortis talks about the latest in US politics, including the US debt ceiling crisis. Emma is a Research Fellow at the EU Centre of Excellence at RMIT.

Indigenous leader and…