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Uncommon Sense – 20 April 2021

Amy chats with fungi expert Dr Alison Pouliot about her new co-authored book, Wild Mushrooming: A Guide for Foragers. Epidemiologist Professor Mary-Louise McLaws talks about what Australia must do to fix the vaccine…

Uncommon Sense – 13 April 2021

Toby Halligan fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 6 April 2021

Toby Halligan jumps in for Amy and talks to Ben Eltham and AUWU's Kristen O’Connell discusses JobSeeker.

Uncommon Sense – 30 March 2021

Billy Shears fills in for Amy with some music

Uncommon Sense – 23 March 2021

A special panel of experts join Amy to discuss the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Moon’, which they co-authored. Hear from US-based nature rights advocate Mari Margil, space archaeologist Alice Gorman aka…

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Uncommon Sense – 16 March 2021

Street artist Tyrone 'RONE' Wright and curator Lisa Sullivan discuss his first major retrospective now showing at the Geelong Gallery; Philosopher Danielle Celermajer talks about her new book, Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing

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Uncommon Sense – 9 March 2021

It's an International Women’s Day special. Maddison Connaughton, Editor of The Saturday Paper talks about sexual assault allegations in politics and the Aged Care Royal Commission findings. Former war correspondent Elizabeth Becker talks…

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Uncommon Sense – 2 March 2021

Award-winning investigative reporter Marian Wilkinson reveals how a group of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy. The Australia Institute’s chief economist Dr Richard Denniss discusses the…

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Uncommon Sense – 23 February 2021

Amy discusses new book Truth-Telling: History, Sovereignty And The Uluru Statement with author Henry Reynolds, and more.

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Uncommon Sense – 16 February 2021

Walkley Award-winning Four Corners investigative reporter Louise Milligan delves into the issues examined in her latest book, Witness: An Investigation Into the Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice. Epidemiologist and WHO Adviser on COVID-19…

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Uncommon Sense – 9 February 2021

Philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith delves into animal minds and the birth of consciousness from his new book, Metazoa

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Uncommon Sense – 2 February 2021

Author and regenerative farmer Charles Massy joins us to discuss the re-release of his acclaimed book, Call Of The Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth, which is all about regenerative…

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Uncommon Sense – 26 January 2021

Anna Strempel fills in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 19 January 2021

Anna Strempel fills in for Amy Mullins. Lecturer in Construction and Property Timothy O’Leary discusses solar panel fire season, plus heaps more.

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Uncommon Sense – 12 January 2021

Fill-in host Ben Eltham talks to The Guardian's Amy Remeikis, Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Kristin Hrafnsson, and Buzzfeed's Amber Jamieson.

Uncommon Sense – 5 January 2021

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins

Uncommon Sense – 29 December 2020

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 22 December 2020

Kate Manne, philosopher at Cornell University on her new book, Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women, and her ground-breaking previous book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. Uncommon Sense regulars Emma Shortis and…

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Uncommon Sense – 15 December 2020

Historian and evolutionary neurobiologist Dr Matthew Cobb joins Amy for a deep conversation on The Idea of the Brain: A History. Matthew is a Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester, UK…

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Uncommon Sense – 8 December 2020

Former Australian Ambassador to China Geoff Raby joins Amy for an in-depth conversation about his new book, China's Grand Strategy. They also discuss diplomatic relations between Beijing and Canberra, which are at an…

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Uncommon Sense – 1 December 2020

Jacqui B fills in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 24 November 2020

Toby Halligan fills in for Amy Mullins

Uncommon Sense – 17 November 2020

Toby Halligan fills in for Amy Mullins

Uncommon Sense – 10 November 2020

US politics expert Dr Emma Shortis from RMIT joins Amy for an in-depth and extensive analysis of the US election. Dr Gabriel da Silva, a chemical engineer from The University of Melbourne on…

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Uncommon Sense – 3 November 2020

Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, joins Amy Mullins to discuss Australia's economic woes and why we need a robust federal ICAC. Former Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley speaks…

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Uncommon Sense – 27 October 2020

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis joins Amy for a special conversation about his vision for a post-capitalist society

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Uncommon Sense – 20 October 2020

Chloe Ward on UK politics; Luke Henriques-Gomes on inequality; Michelle Arrow on why we need to fund and value the humanities

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Uncommon Sense – 13 October 2020

Katerina Bryant tells us about her new book, Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History. Professor Brendan Wintle, conservation ecologist and director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub…

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Uncommon Sense – 6 October 2020

French journalist and author Guillaume Pitron talks about his new book, The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies; Dr Emma Shortis stops by to talk about…

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Uncommon Sense – 29 September 2020

Jacqueline Kent discusses the life of courageous suffragist, politician, and social reformer of the 20th century, Vida Goldstein. Professor David Lindenmayer shares his new research on the Central Highlands showing the direct effects…

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Uncommon Sense – 22 September 2020

RMIT’s Dr Emma Shortis joined Amy to discuss the life of feminist icon and US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the looming US Presidential Election. Nic Maclellan, Pacific affairs correspondent for…

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Uncommon Sense – 15 September 2020

Kate Kirkpatrick, philosopher from Oxford University, discusses her biography, Becoming Beauvoir: A Life - on the great French writer, feminist, and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Kate debunks major misconceptions about Beauvoir’s life and…

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An episode of Uncommon Sense - 8 September 2020

British biologist Merlin Sheldrake discusses his new book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures. Poet and aged care reform advocate Sarah Holland-Batt speaks about the…

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Uncommon Sense – 1 September 2020

Renowned British writer Robert Macfarlane joins Amy for a special conversation about his writing on landscape, people, and place, including his latest book, Underland: A Deep Time Journey. Robert is a fellow of…

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Uncommon Sense – 25 August 2020

A massive Radiothon edition of Uncommon Sense, with urban beekeeper Nicholas Dowse, host of Stolen Moments John Bailey, Geelong Cats Vice-President Bob Gartland and Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith, fungi lover Alison Pouliot…

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Uncommon Sense – 18 August 2020

A special National Science Week show! Psychologist Professor Cordelia Fine talks about the real science behind sex differences. John Delpratt, horticultural scientist, tells us about the process of restoring the threatened native grasslands…

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Uncommon Sense – 11 August 2020

LA-based journalist and historian Lesley Blume speaks about her new book, 'Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world'. Historian Dr Chloe Ward from RMIT tells us about…

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Uncommon Sense – 4 August 2020

Freelance writer Anthony Ham discusses his new book, The Last Lions of Africa; Dr Emma Shortis on the latest in US politics; and senior economist from the Centre for Future Work Alison…

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Uncommon Sense – 28 July 2020

Professor Jenny Hocking discusses her High Court win to have the "Palace Letters" released by the National Archives, and what they reveal about the 1975 Whitlam dismissal. Philosopher Dr Matthew Sharpe on how…

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Uncommon Sense – 21 July 2020

Steve Meacher on the Federal Court case win to protect 66 native forest "coupes" in the Central Highlands of Victoria; Antony Dapiran on the national security law in Hong Kong

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