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14 May 2019

Uncommon Sense – 14 May 2019

Professor David Walker tells us about his new book 'Stranded Nation: White Australia in an Asian Region'. Emma Dawson from Per Capita on the major policy differences between the parties on social security…

7 May 2019

Uncommon Sense – 7 May 2019

Philosopher Peter Singer on utilitarianism, animal liberation, and the ethics of what we eat; historians Dr Heather Sheard and Dr Ruth Lee on Australian women doctors in World War I. And Ben Eltham…

30 April 2019

Uncommon Sense – 30 April 2019

Australia's first music thanatologist Peter Roberts & filmmaker Farshid Akhlaghi. Bell Shakespeare's John Bell & Jessica Tovey on The Miser

23 April 2019

Uncommon Sense – 23 April 2019

Toby fills in for Amy Mullins

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16 April 2019

Uncommon Sense – 16 April 2019

Aussie comedians Annie Louey and Diana Nguyen on their Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows; the Grattan Institute's Dirctor of the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program, Danielle Wood explains Labor's franking credits policy…

9 April 2019

Uncommon Sense – 9 April 2019

Historian Dianne Hall on A New History of the Irish in Australia; Photojournalist Darrian Traynor on his new exhibition of photographs of displaced people in Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan; Ben Eltham on federal…

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2 April 2019

Uncommon Sense – 2 April 2019

Zoë Coombs Marr joins the program to discuss her upcoming show Bossy Bottom at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Emma Shortis comes in to talk about US politics, and Ben Eltham on the…

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26 March 2019

Uncommon Sense – 26 March 2019

Social researcher Rebecca Huntley takes the political temperature of the nation in her Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair, Listening to the Nation. Dr Andrew McGregor discusses French New Wave auteur Claude Chabrol ahead of…

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19 March 2019

Uncommon Sense – 19 March 2019

Carolyn Rasmussen discusses her book 'The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions', Andrew Walter, Professor of International Relations at Melbourne University provides an update on Brexit. And Professor Greg Barton, Chair of Global Islamic…

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12 March 2019

Uncommon Sense – 12 March 2019

New York-based journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher joined Amy in the studio to discuss her book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Revolution in China. Renowned American historian of the Holocaust came in…

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5 March 2019

Uncommon Sense – 5 March 2019

Award-winning author Judith Brett came in to talk about her book, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting. Historian Michelle Arrow on her book,The Seventies: The Personal, the

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26 February 2019

Uncommon Sense – 26 February 2019

State politician Fiona Patten on drug reform priorities for the new Victorian Parliament. Professor David Walker on the multifaceted history of Australia's relationship with Asia. New Matilda's Ben Eltham on the latest…

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19 February 2019

Uncommon Sense – 19 February 2019

Feminist legend and political economist Marilyn Waring on the limits of GDP, Tim Norton on Australia's controversial encryption legislation. And Ben Eltham on federal politics.

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12 February 2019

Uncommon Sense – 12 February 2019

Tim Flannery chats about his latest book, Europe: A Natural History. Plus, New Matilda politics correspondent Ben Eltham delivers the weekly politics wrap.

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5 February 2019

Uncommon Sense – 5 February 2019

Professor Andrew Walter gave us an update on Brexit. Writer Paula Matthewson discussed what’s really holding women back in the Liberal Party. Plus Ben Eltham on the latest in federal politics.

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29 January 2019

Uncommon Sense – 29 January 2019

Acclaimed Australian writer Fiona Wright on living with a chronic illness and her book The World Was Whole, Emma Shortis on US politics and Simon Lilburn on federal politics.

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22 January 2019

Uncommon Sense – 22 January 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins over summer

15 January 2019

Uncommon Sense – 15 January 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins over summer

8 January 2019

Uncommon Sense – 8 January 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins over summer

1 January 2019

Uncommon Sense – 1 January 2019

Renee fills in for Amy Mullins on New Year's Day

25 December 2018

Uncommon Sense – 25 December 2018

Anthony Carew fills in for Amy with some music

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18 December 2018

Uncommon Sense – 18 December 2018

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins this week

11 December 2018

Uncommon Sense – 11 December 2018

Graeme Davison, urban historian, discusses his book Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings. Stretton was a prominent public intellectual in Australia and a social democrat. Professor Philomena Murray from the University of Melbourne, on…

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4 December 2018

Uncommon Sense – 4 December 2018

Parisian author and journalist Agnès Poirier on Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50. Patrick Mullins on Tiberius With A Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon. Plus Ben…

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27 November 2018

Uncommon Sense – 27 November 2018

Author Stuart Kells on his book, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders. Addiction psychiatrist Dr Shalini Arunogiri on the increasing misuse of prescription drugs. Plus Ben Eltham on the Victorian state election results…

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20 November 2018

Uncommon Sense – 20 November 2018

Award-winning journalist and ABC legend Kerry O'Brien joined Amy in the studio to discuss his new memoir. Meg Labrum, from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), on Heath Ledger: A

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13 November 2018

Uncommon Sense – 13 November 2018

Emma Shortis on the US mid-term election results, US foreign policy and recent international diplomacy issues. Ed Hill from the Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) in East Gippsland on the old growth native forest…

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6 November 2018

Uncommon Sense – 6 November 2018

Feminist and writer Anne Summers on her adventurous life; Curator of the University of Melbourne's Herbarium Dr Jo Birch on their newly digitised collection of plant specimens; and Ben Eltham on federal politics.

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30 October 2018

Uncommon Sense – 30 October 2018

University of Würzburg Professor Emeritus Jürgen Tautz on The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees; Australian Academy of the Humanities President Joy Damousi on the federal government’s vetoing of 11 ARC…

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23 October 2018

Uncommon Sense – 23 October 2018

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy on Uncommon Sense

16 October 2018

Uncommon Sense – 16 October 2018

Toby Halligan fills in on Uncommon Sense, 16 October 2018

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9 October 2018

Uncommon Sense – 9 October 2018

Emma Shortis on US politics, Barry McGovern and Tom Creed on Samuel Beckett's Watt, and Eloise Ross on trailblazing Hollywood director Ida Lupino

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2 October 2018

Uncommon Sense – 2 October 2018

Gabrielle Chan on her book Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up. Greg Champion sings songs from his book of lyrics, The Thing About Football: Songs of Greg Champion. Ed Newbigin…

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25 September 2018

Uncommon Sense – 25 September 2018

Johann Hari on Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs; Anne Manne on Dangerous Ideas About Mothers and a 'universal caregiver' regime; and Ben Eltham on Australian…

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18 September 2018

Uncommon Sense – 18 September 2018

Alex Edney-Browne on military drones and their effects on civilian populations and drone operators. Nic Maclellan on his attendance of the Pacific Islands Forum 2018 in Nauru. US artist Steve Lambert on his…

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11 September 2018

Uncommon Sense – 11 September 2018

Barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC on threats to multiculturalism, Reason Party Leader Fiona Patten MLC on her memoir, ANU international law expert Prof. Don Rothwell on whaling, and Ben Eltham…

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4 September 2018

Uncommon Sense – 4 September 2018

Emma Shortis on US politics, Karen Middleton on federal politics, Brendan Wintle on the state of threatened species in Australia, and Peter Cochrane on his book, 'Best We Forget: The War for White…

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28 August 2018

Uncommon Sense – 28 August 2018

This week public intellectual Barry Jones, conservationist Ed Hill, MTC actors Marta Dusseldorp and Zoe Terakes plus Ben Eltham

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21 August 2018

Uncommon Sense – 21 August 2018

Tune in for a very special Radiothon edition of Uncommon Sense with Gillian Triggs, Michelle Bennett, Ben Eltham, Stuart Kells, Red Stitch Theatre & Anna Kerr!

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14 August 2018

Uncommon Sense – 14 August 2018

Amy is back on air presenting Uncommon Sense on 14 August 2018

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