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Uncommon Sense – 24 January 2023

An episode of Uncommon Sense on 24 January 2023

Uncommon Sense – 17 January 2023

An episode of Uncommon Sense on 17 January 2023

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Uncommon Sense – 10 January 2023

Judith Peppard fills in for Amy over summer

Uncommon Sense – 3 January 2023

Judith Peppard fills in for Amy over summer

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Uncommon Sense – 27 December 2022

A summer music fill

Uncommon Sense – 20 December 2022

A special end of year show with Frank Bongiorno, and regulars Emma Shortis and Andrew Walter! Plus Amy's musical favourites of 2022

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Uncommon Sense – 13 December 2022

Professor Raina Macintyre talks about her new book on pandemics & biosecurity, Dark Winter. A world-leading epidemiologist and biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre provides insights into historical biological attacks, lab accidents and epidemics…

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Uncommon Sense – 6 December 2022

With the pandemic far from over, Professor Brendan Crabb, CEO and Director of the Burnet Institute speaks in-depth about the scientific reality of COVID-19 for everyone in Australia right now. Professor Chris Wallace…

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Uncommon Sense – 29 November 2022

Presented by Thomas Schmocker filling in for Amy

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Uncommon Sense – 22 November 2022

Writer, broadcaster, and musician, Sian Prior joins Amy to discuss her book, Childless, A Story of Freedom and Longing. It's about Sian's seven-year-long quest to become a mother, and how that failure affected…

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Uncommon Sense – 15 November 2022

Acclaimed novelist, poet, and musician Gregory Day joins Amy to speak about his latest book, Words Are Eagles: Selected Writings on the Nature and Language of Place. Gregory's book is a collection of…

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Uncommon Sense – 8 November 2022

Journalist and filmmaker Karl Malakunas joins Amy for an in-depth conversation about the environmental defenders risking their lives on the island of Palawan (Philippines) to save some of the most biodiverse forests and…

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Uncommon Sense – 1 November 2022

Dan Keely with a public holiday music fill!

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Uncommon Sense – 25 October 2022

Amy is joined by Thai cave rescue diver, retired veterinary surgeon, and 2019 Australian of the Year Dr Craig Challen ahead of his upcoming keynote address at Stoicon-x Melbourne. Craig speaks of his…

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Uncommon Sense – 18 October 2022

Judith Peppard fills in for Amy

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Uncommon Sense – 11 October 2022

Judith Peppard fills in for Amy; chats with Monique Hurley from HRLC re: Vic's prison system and Kate Rhodes from the State Library talks Fringe.

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Uncommon Sense – 4 October 2022

Broadcaster and guest columnist for The Politics Jonathan Green talks all things federal politics. Dr Joëlle Gergis, an Australian Lead Author of the UN’s IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, delves into her new book…

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Uncommon Sense – 27 September 2022

Professor Chris Wallace stops by to talk about federal politics, including the introduction of federal ICAC legislation, the impending federal budget, Labor's management of the COVID pandemic, progress on the Voice to Parliament…

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Uncommon Sense – 20 September 2022

Leading forest scientist Professor David Lindenmayer joins Amy to discuss his book, The Great Forest: The Rare Beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands. David will also discuss his most recent scientific research…

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Uncommon Sense – 13 September 2022

ABC radio host and former Triple R broadcaster Jacinta Parsons joins Amy for an in-depth discussion about her new book, A Question of Age: Women, ageing and the forever self. Jacinta asks, how…

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Uncommon Sense – 6 September 2022

Economist Dr Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute demystifies what’s happening with the economy right now and why times are so tough for workers. He also explains what happened at the Jobs and…

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Uncommon Sense – 30 August 2022

It's Amy's sixth Radiothon for Uncommon Sense and she'll be joined by a huge line-up of regulars and favourite guests, including federal politics experts Dr Chris Wallace and Rachel Withers, straight-talking economist Dr…

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Uncommon Sense – 23 August 2022

British musician and environmental activist Nick Mulvey joins Amy for a special in-depth conversation about his latest album, New Mythology. Nick goes deep into the songs on the album and the life philosophies…

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Uncommon Sense – 16 August 2022

Best-selling British author Johann Hari is in the country and chats with Amy live on Uncommon Sense for part two of their conversation on his book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention

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Uncommon Sense – 9 August 2022

Fiona Patten MLC, Reason Party Leader and representative for the Northern Metropolitan Region joins Amy, historian Henry Reynolds discusses his award-winning book 'Forgotten War' – on the frontier wars between First Nations people…

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Uncommon Sense – 2 August 2022

Philosopher Dr Matthew Sharpe joins Amy to discuss the rise of the far right in Europe and the recent controversial speech made by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on 'racial mixing,' where he…

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Uncommon Sense – 26 July 2022

Epidemiologist Adrian Esterman joins Amy to discuss the winter COVID-19 wave of cases we are currently experiencing. With Australia's COVID cases and death rates the third highest in the world per capita in…

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Uncommon Sense – 19 July 2022

Dave Goulson on averting the insect apocalypse, plus Emma Shortis and former Cabinet Minister in the Hawke–Keating governments Gareth Evans!

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Uncommon Sense – 12 July 2022

Amy's back and is joined by American biologist Professor David G. Haskell who talks about his new book on the evolution of sound, Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution's Creativity and the

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Uncommon Sense – 5 July 2022

Glen Morrow fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 28 June 2022

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 21 June 2022

Jacqui Baker with a music-fill

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Uncommon Sense – 14 June 2022

Glen Morrow fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 7 June 2022

Carrillo Gantner on Australia's dismal diplomacy towards China; epidemiologist Nancy Baxter on COVID & the flu this winter; plus Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass dials in.

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Uncommon Sense – 31 May 2022

Jo Dyer, independent candidate for Boothby at the federal election, reflects on her experiences campaigning as an independent in a marginal seat and the rise of the independents in politics. Jo discusses the…

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Uncommon Sense – 24 May 2022

Dr Chris Wallace joins Amy for a special post-federal election analysis. They examine the federal election results in-depth, including the massive wins for the Greens and independents. They also assess the extent of…

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Uncommon Sense – 17 May 2022

Dr Richard Denniss joins Amy for the final instalment in Uncommon Sense's federal election policy series – on the economy and all that goes with it (housing, superannuation, taxation, social security, and more)…

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Uncommon Sense – 10 May 2022

Stephen Charles AO QC, former Judge of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Victoria & Catherine Williams, research director of the Centre for Public Integrity, join Amy to discuss their book, Keeping Them

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Uncommon Sense – 3 May 2022

Journalist and author Louisa Lim discusses her new book, Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong. Nic Maclellan, Pacific affairs correspondent for Inside Story, talks about Australia's foreign policy, including its…

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Uncommon Sense – 26 April 2022

Veteran broadcaster and author, Jon Faine joins Amy to discuss his new book, Apollo & Thelma: A True Tall Tale. Jon tells the astonishing true story of legendary strongman Paul Anderson ‘The Mighty…

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