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Uncommon Sense - 14 May 2019

David Walker, Emeritus Professor at Deakin University, joined Amy in the studio to discuss his new book, Stranded Nation: White Australia in an Asian Region (UWA Press). It provides a nuanced history of…

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Uncommon Sense - 14 May 2019 - David Walker

David Walker, Emeritus Professor at Deakin University, joined Amy in the studio to discuss his new book, Stranded Nation: White Australia in an Asian Region (UWA Press). It provides a nuanced history of…

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Uncommon Sense - 7 May 2019

Renowned philosopher Peter Singer, Professor in Bioethics at Princeton University, joined Amy to discuss utilitarianism and effective altruism, as well as his philosophical arguments on how we should treat animals. We also discussed…

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Uncommon Sense - 7 May 2019 - Peter Singer

Renowned philosopher Peter Singer, Professor in Bioethics at Princeton University, joined Amy to discuss utilitarianism and effective altruism, as well as his philosophical arguments on how we should treat animals. We also discussed…

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Uncommon Sense - 30 April 2019

Australias first music thanatologist Peter Roberts plays the harp for the sick and dying. Farshid Akhlaghi has made a film about Peter and the special impact hes had on the lives of many…

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Uncommon Sense - 30 April 2019 - Peter Roberts and Farshid Akhlaghi

Australias first music thanatologist Peter Roberts plays the harp for the sick and dying. Farshid Akhlaghi has made a film about Peter and the special impact hes had on the lives of many…

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Uncommon Sense - 16 April 2019

Comedians Annie Louey and Diana Nguyen join Amy to discuss their shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the art of comedy; the Grattan Institute's Director of the Budget Policy and Institutional…

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Uncommon Sense - 9 April 2019

Historian Dianne Hall on her new co-authored book (with Elizabeth Malcolm),A New History of the Irish in Australia.It transforms our understanding of the Irish migrant experience in Australia. PhotojournalistDarrian Traynor comes…

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Uncommon Sense - 2 April 2019

Emma Shortis from theRMIT's EU Studies Centrecomes in to talk about US politics, including what we know about the Robert Muellers findings on Trump, his staff and Russia's conduct during the…

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Uncommon Sense - 2 April 2019 - Zo Coombs Marr

Award-winning comedian and theatre-maker ZoCoombs Marr joined Amy in the studio to discuss the encore season of her acclaimed show,Bossy Bottom,at theMelbourne International Comedy Festival. Zo is also supporting…

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Uncommon Sense - 26 March 2019

Social researcher and writer Rebecca Huntley talks about a revival of social democracy in Australia and takes the political temperature of the nation in her newQuarterly Essay,'Australia Fair, Listening to the…

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Uncommon Sense - 26 March 2019 - Rebecca Huntley

Social researcher and writer Rebecca Huntley talks about a revival of social democracy in Australia and takes the political temperature of the nation in her newQuarterly Essay,'Australia Fair, Listening to the…

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Uncommon Sense - 19 March 2019 - Carolyn Rasmussen

Historian Carolyn Rasmussen discusses her joint biography of Melbourne's progressive power couple of the 20th century, Doris and Maurice Blackburn. Carolyn's book is called,The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions.

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Uncommon Sense - 19 March 2019

Historian Carolyn Rasmussen discusses her joint biography of Melbourne's progressive power couple of the 20th century, Doris and Maurice Blackburn. Carolyn's book is called,The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions.Andrew Walter, Professor…

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Uncommon Sense - 12 March 2019

New York-based journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher joined Amy in the studio to talk about rising gender inequality in China, the concept of 'Leftover Women', and her new book, Betraying Big Brother:

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Uncommon Sense - 12 March 2019 - Christopher R. Browning

Renowned American historian of the Holocaust Emeritus Professor Christopher R. Browning, came in to talk about his lifes work and his most seminal contribution,Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final

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Uncommon Sense - 5 March 2019

Award-winning author and Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University Judith Brett came in to talk about her book, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting. Amy…

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Uncommon Sense - 5 March 2019 - Michelle Arrow

Macquarie University historian Associate Professor Michelle Arrow joined Amy to talk about her book,The Seventies:The Personal, the Political and the Making of Modern Australia.She detailsthe great social transformations that took place…

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Uncommon Sense - 26 February 2019 - Professor David Walker

Professor David Walker, a historian fromDeakin University,discusses his essay inAustralian Foreign Affairs,'Great Australian divide: The Western outpost faces the Asian Century.' It concerns the history of Australia's relationship with…

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Uncommon Sense - 26 February 2019

Upper house member of Victoria's state Parliament and Leader of the Reason Party Fiona Patten stopped by to talk about what life in the 60th Victorian Parliament is like, and her current policy…

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Uncommon Sense - 19 February 2019 - Marilyn Waring

New Zealand politician, economist and feminist legend Marilyn Waring talks about the limits of GDP as a useful economic measure in her latest book,Still Counting: Wellbeing, Womens Work and Policy-making.

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Uncommon Sense - 19 February 2019

New Zealand politician, economist and feminist legend Marilyn Waring talks about the limits of GDP as a useful economic measure in her latest book,Still Counting: Wellbeing, Womens Work and Policy-making.Tim Norton…

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Uncommon Sense - 12 February 2019

Tim Flannery, palaeontologist, evolutionary historian and author, joins Amy to discuss his latest book,Europe: A Natural History. Tamara Wood, Affiliate at theKaldor Centre for International Refugee Law,UNSW and Lecturer…

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Uncommon Sense - 12 February 2019 - Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery, palaeontologist, evolutionary historian and author, joins Amy to discuss his latest book, Europe: A Natural History.

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Uncommon Sense - 5 February 2019

University of Melbourne Professor Andrew Walter gives us an update on Brexit; why the UK Parliament rejected the first deal, and what comes next. Writer and former Media Advisor to John Howard, Paula…

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Uncommon Sense - 5 February 2019 - Andrew Walter

University of Melbourne Professor Andrew Walter gives us an update on Brexit; why the UK Parliament rejected the first deal, and what comes next.

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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 - 11 December 2018

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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.