All episodes

Uncommon Sense – 16 July 2019

An episode of Uncommon Sense on 16 July 2019

Uncommon Sense – 9 July 2019

Crikey’s Charlie Lewis and RMIT’s Dr Emma Shortis stop by to wrap this week in politics at home and abroad.

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 2 July 2019

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

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 25 June 2019

Fill-in host Ben Eltham digs into the latest on Venezuela’s presidential crisis and our digital rights in light of recent AFP raids.

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 18 June 2019

Antony Dapiran, lawyer and author of City of Protest, on what's happening on the ground in Hong Kong. Playwright Rory Godbold and Dr Carolyn Johnston, an expert on medical law and ethics…

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 11 June 2019

An episode of Uncommon Sense on 11 June 2019

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 4 June 2019

US politics expert Emma Shortis, American author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, and federal politics writer Malcolm Farnsworth join Amy.

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 28 May 2019

Philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith on Stop Being Reasonable, which explores the features and limits of rational argument and what really changes our minds. Dr Chiara De Lazzari on the results of the 2019 European…

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 21 May 2019

Australian political history expert Malcolm Farnsworth on the significance of the federal election results, plus remembering former PM Bob Hawke; ecologists Dr Georgia Garrard from RMIT and Professor Brendan Wintle from the University…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 23 April 2019

Toby fills in for Amy Mullins

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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.

View playlist

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.

View playlist

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.

View playlist

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.

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 22 January 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins over summer

Uncommon Sense – 15 January 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins over summer

Uncommon Sense – 8 January 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins over summer

Uncommon Sense – 1 January 2019

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

Uncommon Sense – 25 December 2018

Anthony Carew fills in for Amy with some music

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 18 December 2018

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins this week

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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

View playlist

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…

View playlist

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.

View playlist

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…

View playlist

Uncommon Sense – 23 October 2018

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense – 16 October 2018

Toby Halligan fills in on Uncommon Sense, 16 October 2018

View playlist