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Uncommon Sense - 11 December 2018 - Graeme Davison

Graeme Davison, urban and social historian and Emeritus Professor at Monash University, joined Amy in the studio to discuss the book he has edited,Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings. Stretton was a prominent…

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Uncommon Sense - 4 December 2018 - Patrick Mullins

Patrick Mullins, discusses his new historical biography,Tiberius With A Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon.McMahon is a man regarded by some as Australias worst performing Prime Minister. We ask…

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Uncommon Sense - 4 December 2018

Parisian author and journalist Agns Poirier discussed her book,Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50, which explores the intellectual, literary and cultural flourishing during Nazi-occupied Paris and after…

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Uncommon Sense - 4 December 2018 - Agnes Poirier

Parisian author and journalist Agns Poirier discussed her book,Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50, which explores the intellectual, literary and cultural flourishing during Nazi-occupied Paris and after…

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Uncommon Sense - 27 November 2018

Author Stuart Kells on his book,The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders,which has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Non-Fiction Category. Amy and Stuart discussed the wonder of…

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Uncommon Sense - 27 November 2018 - Stuart Kells

Author Stuart Kells on his book,The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders,which has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Non-Fiction Category. Amy and Stuart discussed the wonder of…

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Uncommon Sense - 20 November 2018

Award-winning journalist and ABC legend Kerry O'Brien joined Amy in the studio to discuss his new memoir. They explore the stories behind his greatest interviews, his views on the series of leadership spills…

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Uncommon Sense - 20 November 2018 - Kerry O'Brien

Award-winning journalist and ABC legend Kerry O'Brien joined Amy in the studio to discuss his new memoir. They explore the stories behind his greatest interviews, his views on the series of leadership spills…

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Uncommon Sense - 13 November 2018 - Ed Hill

Ed Hill, Campaigner at theGoongerah Environment Centre (GECO)in East Gippsland joined Amy in the studio to discuss the old growth native forest logging still occurring in Victoria, the threats to endangered…

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Uncommon Sense - 13 November 2018

Emma Shortis, PhD Candidate in history at The University of Melbourne, came in to talk about the US mid-term election results that saw a record number of women elected. Amy and Emma also…

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Uncommon Sense - 6 November 2018

Feminist and writer Dr Anne Summers joined presenter Amy Mullins to talk about her adventurous life and prolific career, which is detailed in her new memoirUnfettered and Alive. They spoke aboutthe…

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Uncommon Sense - 6 November 2018 - Anne Summers

Feminist and writer Dr Anne Summers joined presenter Amy Mullins to talk about her adventurous life and prolific career, which is detailed in her new memoirUnfettered and Alive. They spoke aboutthe…

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Uncommon Sense - 30 October 2018 - Professor Emeritus Jürgen Tautz

Amy spoke with University of Würzburg Professor Emeritus Jürgen Tautz on his book co-authored with Diedrich Steen, The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees.

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Uncommon Sense - 30 October 2018

Amy spoke with University of Wrzburg Professor Emeritus Jrgen Tautz on his bookThe Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees. Melbourne University History Professor and Australian Academy of the Humanities…

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Uncommon Sense - 9 October 2018

Emma Shortis came in to talk about the latest in US politics and the significance of Brett Kavanaughs appointment to the Supreme Court. Actor Barry McGovern and Director Tom Creed joined Amy to…

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Uncommon Sense - 2 October 2018

Gabrielle Chan came in to talk about her new book,Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up.Triple R alumni, radio presenter and songwriter Greg Champion of the ABCsCoodabeen Championsjoined…

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Uncommon Sense - 2 October 2018 - Greg Champion

Triple R alumni, radio presenter and songwriter Greg Champion of the ABCsCoodabeen Championsjoined Amy in the studio to talk about the new published collection of his football songs,The Thing About

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Uncommon Sense - 25 September 2018

British author Johann Hari joined Amy in the studio to talk about his book,Chasing the Scream, The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. They discuss drug addiction, what…

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Uncommon Sense - 25 September 2018 - Johann Hari

British author Johann Hari joined Amy in the studio to talk about his book,Chasing the Scream, The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. They discuss drug addiction, what…

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Uncommon Sense - 25 September 2018 - Anne Manne

Philosopher Anne Manne came in to talk about mothers and the quest for social justice. Anne argues for a 'universal caregiver' regime as opposed to the current 'universal breadwinner' regime that expects productive…

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Uncommon Sense - 18 September 2018

Alex Edney-Browne, PhD Candidate in International Relations at theUniversity of Melbourne, discussed with Amy military drones and their effects on the civilian populations they surveil and attack in war zones and…

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Uncommon Sense - 18 September 2018 - Alex Edney-Browne

Alex Edney-Browne, PhD Candidate in International Relations at theUniversity of Melbourne, discussed with Amy military drones and their effects on the civilian populations they surveil and attack in war zones and…

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Uncommon Sense - 11 September 2018

Barrister Julian Burnside QC joined Amy in the studio to discuss the threats to multiculturalism in Australia, which is the topic of his Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria 7th Annual Walter Lippmann Memorial…

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Uncommon Sense - 11 September 2018 - Julian Burnside QC

Barrister Julian Burnside QC joined Amy in the studio to discuss the threats to multiculturalism in Australia, which is the topic of his Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria 7th Annual Walter Lippmann Memorial…

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Uncommon Sense - 11 September 2018 - Fiona Patten MLC

Fiona Patten MLC, Founder and Leader of Reason Party (formerly The Sex Party) and parliamentarian, dropped by to discuss her memoir,Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Roll

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Uncommon Sense - 4 September 2018 - Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane, historian and novelist, spoke about his new book on "the story behind the story" of Australia's involvement in World War I, 'Best We Forget: The War for White Australia: 1914-18'.

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Uncommon Sense - 4 September 2018

Emma Shortis, PhD candidate in history at the University of Melbourne, joined Amy to discuss the latest in American politics. Karen Middleton, Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper, discussed her article, 'How…

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Uncommon Sense - 28 August 2018

Ben Eltham and Amy analysed the two Liberal leadership spills that in the end brought us a new Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Ed Hill, Goongerah Environment Centre's spokesperson talked about the scientific trial…

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Uncommon Sense - 28 August 2018 - Marta Dusseldorp and Zoe Terakes

Acclaimed actors Marta Dusseldorp and Zoe Terakes talk about the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of A Dolls House Part 2, which sees Nora return to the family she left 15 years ago.

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Uncommon Sense - 14 August 2018

Ben Eltham joined Amy to discuss the latest in federal politics. Richard Todd, Director and Producer of Dying to Live, came into the studio to discuss his documentary about organ and tissue donation…

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Uncommon Sense - 14 August 2018 - Richard Todd

Richard Todd, Director and Producer of Dying to Live, came into the studio to discuss his documentary about organ and tissue donation in Australia, which is showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival

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Uncommon Sense - 3 July 2018

Curators Kirsty Grant and Denise Whitehouse join the program to talk about the latest exhibition at theHeide Museum of Modern Art,'Design For Life: Grant and Mary Featherston', which explores the career…

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Uncommon Sense - 26 June 2018

Author, academic and essayist,Kate Rossmanith joined Amy in the studio to talk about her hybrid memoirSmall Wrongs: How We Really Say Sorry in Love, Life and Law.Jean-Dominique Mellot, Chief Curator of…

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Uncommon Sense - 26 June 2018 - Kate Rossmanith

Author, academic and essayist,Kate Rossmanith joined Amy in the studio to talk about her hybrid memoirSmall Wrongs: How We Really Say Sorry in Love, Life and Law.

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Uncommon Sense - 19 June 2018 - David Christian

Historian Professor David Christian discusses a shared, secular origin story for humanity in his new book,Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

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Uncommon Sense - 19 June 2018

Historian Professor David Christian discusses a shared, secular origin story for humanity in his new book,Origin Story: A Big History of Everything; Dr Anne Rees, historian at La Trobe University, came…

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Uncommon Sense - 12 June 2018

Don Driscoll, Professor of Terrestrial Ecology and President of the Ecological Society of Australia joined Amy to talk about the damaging effects of the NSW brumby protection legislation; Eminent Professor Jenny Graves AO…
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Uncommon Sense - 5 June 2018

Writer Don Watson joined Amy to discuss his article A Pack Of Bankers published inThe Monthly; Dr Daniel Chamovitz, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University spoke…

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Uncommon Sense - 5 June 2018 - Dr Daniel Chamovitz

Dr Daniel Chamovitz, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University spoke with Amy about his recently updated book,What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses(via…

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Uncommon Sense - 29 May 2018

Eminent social researcher and author Hugh Mackay AO joined Amy in the studio to talk about his new book,Australia Reimagined: Towards A More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society. Author Bri Lee also…