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Uncommon Sense – 7 December 2021

Fill-in host

Uncommon Sense – 23 November 2021

Tracee Hutchison fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 16 November 2021

Sophie Miles fills in with some music

Uncommon Sense – 9 November 2021

Judith Brett reflects on over 40 years spent writing about Australian politics, as she discusses a new book of her finest essays, Doing Politics: Writing on Public Life. Historian Emma Shortis talks about…

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Uncommon Sense – 2 November 2021

Kate Kingsmill with a music fill

Uncommon Sense – 26 October 2021

Guardian Australia Environment Reporter Graham Readfearn previews the COP26 climate talks; Historian Stuart Kells on how Wall Street Traders cornered our water market; Art historian Claire Roberts on Australia's 'greatest painter' Ian Fairweather…

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Uncommon Sense – 19 October 2021

Greg Mullins, long-serving volunteer firefighter & former NSW fire commissioner discusses his new book, Firestorm. Epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws on Victoria's plan to open up. Plus, learn How to Garden Like A Nonno with…

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Uncommon Sense – 12 October 2021

Judith Peppard fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 5 October 2021

Toby Halligan fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 28 September 2021

Historian Barabara Minchinton discusses her new book, The Women of Little Lon: Sex Workers in Nineteenth-Century Melbourne. NGV senior curators Dr Ted Gott and Dr Miranda Wallace discuss the pioneering artists and…

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Uncommon Sense – 21 September 2021

Toby Halligan fills in for Amy

Uncommon Sense – 14 September 2021

Gabrielle Chan returns to talk about her new book, 'Why You Should Give A F*ck About Farming'. And much more!

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Uncommon Sense – 7 September 2021

Writer Bri Lee returns to talk about her new book, 'Who Gets to Be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge'. Dr Richard Denniss, chief economist at The Australia Institute talks federal politics and closely…

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Uncommon Sense – 31 August 2021

Amy celebrates Radiothon with Luke Henriques-Gomes, Emma Shortis, Richard Denniss, Braille Face, John Bailey, and Linda Jaivin.

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Uncommon Sense – 24 August 2021

Wildlife cinematographer Nick Hayward and scientist Anastasia Dalziell discuss the brilliant mimicry of the Lyrebird and The Message of the Lyrebird documentary, directed by Mark Pearce. Rachel Withers, Contributing Editor to The Monthly…

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Uncommon Sense – 17 August 2021

Dr Emma Shortis speaks about her new book, Our Exceptional Friend: Australia’s Fatal Alliance with the United States. Graham Readfearn discusses his recent reporting on the Australian government’s lobbying efforts to prevent the…

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Uncommon Sense – 10 August 2021

Rod Campbell talks about how Australia can gain a ‘Nordic Edge’ in its policy and politics. Harry Saddler discusses ‘Questions Raised By Quolls’ - a very pertinent subject in a time of climate…

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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.

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Uncommon Sense – 27 July 2021

Presented by Judith Peppard

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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

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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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