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Uncommon Sense – 3 August 2021

Amy's back. She chats with Bill Bowtell about pandemic politics, lockdowns, and public health. China expert Linda Jaivin on her book, The Shortest History of China, and much more.

Uncommon Sense – 27 July 2021

Judith Peppard fills in for Amy Mullins

Uncommon Sense – 20 July 2021

Kate Kingsmill fills in for Amy Mullins

Uncommon Sense – 13 July 2021

Toby Halligan fills in for Amy Mullins. He talks to researcher Dr Robbie Fordyce, The Monthly's Rachel Withers and Dr Marcus Woolombi Waters.

Uncommon Sense – 6 July 2021

Journalist Maddison Connaughton on the latest in federal politics. Epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws explains how Australia can reach herd immunity against COVID-19 and when children should be vaccinated against the virus in Australia. She…

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Uncommon Sense – 29 June 2021

The Moorabool River under threat – People for A Living Moorabool's Cameron Steele and water law expert Dr Erin O'Donnell discuss Victoria's most flow-stressed river. Rachel Withers from The Monthly discusses the latest…

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Uncommon Sense – 22 June 2021

Judith Peppard fills in for Amy and chats with a slew of guests, including Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown.

Uncommon Sense – 15 June 2021

Judith Peppard fills in

Uncommon Sense – 8 June 2021

Judith Peppard fills in

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Uncommon Sense – 1 June 2021

Epidemiologist Professor Mary-Louise McLaws discusses Victoria's current coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, as well as the vaccination drive. Mary-Louise talks about how we are progressing, how long the lockdown might last, and what policies…

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Uncommon Sense – 25 May 2021

Richard Denniss talks about his newly updated book, Econobabble: How to Decode Political Spin and Economic Nonsense. Goongerah Environment Centre campaigner Chris Schuringa joins Amy to discuss the Save Errinundra campaign and the…

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Uncommon Sense – 18 May 2021

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Paul Nurse sits down with Amy to explore and answer the question, What Is Life? This is considered in Paul's recent book, What Is Life? Understand biology in five

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Uncommon Sense – 11 May 2021

Human rights advocate and barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC joins Amy to discuss his new book, 'Bad People: And How to Be Rid of Them: A Plan B for Human Rights,' which is the…

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Uncommon Sense – 4 May 2021

Barrister Richard Beasley SC discusses why he is angry about the death of the Murray-Darling Basin. His new book is called, Dead in the Water: A very angry book about our greatest environmental

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Uncommon Sense – 27 April 2021

Dr Monica Bell, associate professor of law and sociology at Yale University joins Amy to discuss the murder of George Floyd and the Derek Chauvin trial, amidst the backdrop of pervasive police violence…

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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…

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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

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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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