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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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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

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, 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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…
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Uncommon Sense - 29 May Hugh Mackay AO

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.

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Uncommon Sense - 22 May 2018

James Watson, Professor at the University of Queensland and Director of Science and Research at the Wildlife Conservation Society discussed his co-authored research published inSciencejournal, 'One-third of the worlds nature reserves…

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Uncommon Sense - 15 May 2018

Journalist and Adjunct Researcher at Swinburne University of Technology, Nic Maclellan came into the studio to discuss his book,Grappling With The Bomb: Britains Pacific H-Bomb Tests(ANU Press); Writer and Social Philosopher…

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Uncommon Sense - 15 May 2018 - Nic Maclellan

Journalist and Adjunct Researcher at Swinburne University of Technology, Nic Maclellan came into the studio to discuss his book,Grappling With The Bomb: Britains Pacific H-Bomb Tests(ANU Press)

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Uncommon Sense - 8 May 2018

Author Johann Hari spoke about his book,Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions.Emma Dawson, Executive Director ofPer Capitadiscussedtheir annual tax survey. UK film director…

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Uncommon Sense - 8 May 2018 - Johann Hari

Author Johann Hari spoke about his book,Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions

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Uncommon Sense - 1 May 2018 - Professor Brendan Wintle

Conservation Ecologist and Director of theThreatened Species Recovery Hub,ProfessorBrendan Wintlediscussed Australias major impending bird and mammal extinctions and what we must do about it

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Uncommon Sense - 1 May 2018

Conservation Ecologist and Director of theThreatened Species Recovery Hub,ProfessorBrendan Wintlediscussed Australias major impending bird and mammal extinctions and what we must do about it; Author Fiona Harari chatted about her new…

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Uncommon Sense - 1 May 2018 - Fiona Harari

Author Fiona Harari chatted about her new book,We Are Here: Talking with Australias Oldest Holocaust Survivors

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Uncommon Sense - 24 April 2018

Award-winning historian and ProfessorEmerita(from ANU)Joan Beaumont, joined Amy to talk about a book she co-edited,Serving Our Country: Indigenous Australians, war, defence and citizenship.Shetalked about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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Uncommon Sense - 24 April 2018 - Stuart Kells and Professor Ian D. Gow

Author Stuart Kells and Director of the Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation Professor Ian D. Gow, discussed the surprising history of accounting in their new book,The Big Four: The Curious

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Uncommon Sense - 24 April 2018 - Professor Emerita Joan Beaumont

Award-winning historian and ProfessorEmerita(from ANU)Joan Beaumont, joined Amy to talk about a book she co-edited,Serving Our Country: Indigenous Australians, war, defence and citizenship.Shetalked about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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Uncommon Sense - 10 April 2018 - Dr Daniel Halliday

Dr Daniel Halliday, political philosopher at the University of Melbourne joined Amy in the studio for a chat about his new bookTheInheritance of Wealth: Justice, Equality and the Right to Bequeath.