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Uncommon Sense – 31 March 2020

David George Haskell explores his book, The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors. Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley AC, Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia, on the coronavirus pandemic, including ICU…

Uncommon Sense – 24 March 2020

An episode of Uncommon Sense on 24 March 2020

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Uncommon Sense – 17 March 2020

Adjunct Prof. Bill Bowtell from UNSW, talks to Amy about Covid-19 in Australia and globally, and what actions the government should take from a public health perspective, and how to manage infection risk…

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Uncommon Sense – 10 March 2020

Dr Emma Shortis on the latest in US politics, including the Democratic primaries and Super Tuesday. Steve Meacher, President of Friends of Leadbeater's Possum Inc, on the imminent logging of large native trees…

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Uncommon Sense – 3 March 2020

Dr Chloe Ward from RMIT comes in to discuss the evolving nightmare of Boris Johnson's Britain after Brexit; Associate Professor Jessica Whyte, political theorist from UNSW on her critically acclaimed book, The Morals

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Uncommon Sense – 25 February 2020

Guardian Reporter Luke Henriques-Gomes on the Disability Royal Commission and welfare policy; natural historian and environmental photographer Alison Pouliot on The Allure of Fungi; plus, Nick Parry on EU-Australia relations post-Brexit and…

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Uncommon Sense – 18 February 2020

International art conservators Will Shank and Antonio Rava on their restoration of the famed Keith Haring mural in Collingwood. Brendan Wintle, Professor of Conservation Ecology at the University of Melbourne on the status…

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Uncommon Sense – 11 February 2020

Associate Professor Kevin Tolhurst on the federal government's proposed bushfire royal commission, what we learned from previous ones and why we don't need another royal commission into bushfires. Plus Elisabetta Ferrari comes in…

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Uncommon Sense – 4 February 2020

Philosopher Dr Matthew Sharpe explores existentialism, evil and French author Albert Camus; Dr Alexandra Phelan on the deadly coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan that continues to spread across China and the world; plus Ben…

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Uncommon Sense – 28 January 2020

Dr Emma Shortis on the US Senate’s impeachment hearings into President Trump, and the Democratic presidential candidate race; and Dr Manu Saunders on how your garden is an ecosystem.

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Uncommon Sense – 21 January 2020

Presented by Ben Eltham filling in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 14 January 2020

Presented by Ben Eltham filling in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 7 January 2020

Presented by Ben Eltham filling in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 31 December 2019

Presented by Thomas Caldwell filling in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 24 December 2019

Presented by Toby Halligan filling in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 17 December 2019

Amy wraps up 2019 with a wide-reaching look at Australian and US politics with guests Ben Eltham and Emma Shortis, Professor Andrew Walter comes in to discuss the UK election results and Brexit…

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Uncommon Sense – 10 December 2019

Presented by Alex Watts with a music show, filling in for Amy Mullins

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Uncommon Sense – 3 December 2019

Red Stitch actors on their premiere of OIL, and Professor Alex Collie on the links between poor health and receiving the Disability Support Pension / Newstart Allowance.

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Uncommon Sense – 26 November 2019

Ben Eltham drops by for the Federal politics wrap. Michelle Carmody and David Day also join the show.

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Uncommon Sense – 19 November 2019

Charlie Lewis fills in for Amy. He's joined by Ben Eltham, Dr Emma Shortis and Dr Bruce Isaacs.

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Uncommon Sense – 12 November 2019

Storyteller and musician Carus Thompson comes in to discuss the social and political issues in Australia that underlie his music, leading forest and conservation researcher and advocate Professor David Lindenmayer on the Victorian…

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Uncommon Sense – 5 November 2019

A music fill-in on Cup Day with Sophie Miles

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Uncommon Sense – 29 October 2019

Professor Timothy C. Winegard from Colorado Mesa University, USA will explore his new book, The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator. Pacific journalist Nic Maclellan on Australia’s dilemma – that a…

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Uncommon Sense – 22 October 2019

Film director Janine Hosking on her documentary The Eulogy, which looks at the life and lonely death of one of the world's greatest pianists, Geoffrey Tozer, and Paul Keating's eulogy for a man…

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Uncommon Sense – 15 October 2019

Amy speaks with Judith Hoare about the Australian woman who cracked the anxiety code and became a worldwide sensation – Dr. Claire Weekes; Luke Henriques-Gomes discusses what we're learning from the Senate inquiry…

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Uncommon Sense – 8 October 2019

Sophie Miles fills in for Amy with some tunes

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Uncommon Sense – 1 October 2019

Geelong Football Club Vice-President Bob Gartland and Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith come in to talk about 160 years of the Geelong Football Club; Dr Delia Lin on 70 years since the founding…

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Uncommon Sense – 24 September 2019

Fill-in host Judith Peppard covers changing approaches to drug laws at home and abroad, and speaks to Fiona Patten.

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Uncommon Sense – 17 September 2019

Amy speaks with Bob Brown on climate change denial, Gabrielle Jackson on how the medical system gaslights women and Jane R. Goodall on politics for the common good

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Uncommon Sense – 10 September 2019

New York Infectious Diseases physician Dr. Matt McCarthy delves into the "superbug" epidemic, Dr Emma Shortis from RMIT on the latest in US and UK politics, and Warwick Smith from Per Capita on…

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Uncommon Sense – 3 September 2019

Amy speaks to historian Deborah E. Lipstadt, who famously defeated a Holocaust denier in the UK's high court. They discuss Holocaust denial and antisemitism today. Plus the Guardian's Luke Henriques-Gomes reports from the…

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Uncommon Sense – 27 August 2019

Jess Hill on the radical rethink needed to confront domestic abuse; Red Stitch on their play Ulster American; plus Dr Aaron Martin!

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Uncommon Sense – 20 August 2019

Joining Amy this Radiothon is former 3RRR broadcaster and footy music legend Greg Champion, US politics expert Dr Emma Shortis, comedian Annie Louey and more!

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Uncommon Sense – 13 August 2019

British philosopher Professor A. C. Grayling returns to Uncommon Sense to discuss his new book, The History of Philosophy. Emeritus Professor John Burns from The University of Hong Kong explores the key reasons…

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Uncommon Sense – 6 August 2019

Amy is back behind the mic! With British columnist Owen Jones on the bungling of Brexit and the Tory party's leap to populism, and Maddison Connaughton, Editor of The Saturday Paper, on federal…

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Uncommon Sense – 30 July 2019

Toby Halligan fills in for Amy. Conor Costello briefs us on Australian arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, countries accused of committing war crimes.

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Uncommon Sense – 23 July 2019

Tanya Bunter fills in for Amy Mullins on Uncommon Sense this week

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Uncommon Sense – 16 July 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins this week

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Uncommon Sense – 9 July 2019

Toby Halligan fills in with guests Crikey’s Charlie Lewis and RMIT’s Dr Emma Shortis on this week in politics at home and abroad.

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Uncommon Sense – 2 July 2019

Fill-in host Ben Eltham speaks to Abdul Aziz Muhamat about his address to the UN Human Rights Council.

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