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Uncommon Sense – 22 October 2019

Film director Janine Hosking joins Amy to discuss 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…

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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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.

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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…

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Uncommon Sense – 11 June 2019

Professor Tonia Eckfeld on the history of the Qin Dynasty and the NGV's exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality. Professor Andrew Walter on the latest in Brexit news, and the Tory party leadership…

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Uncommon Sense – 4 June 2019

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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Uncommon Sense – 23 April 2019

Toby fills in for Amy Mullins

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uncommon Sense – 22 January 2019

Ben Eltham fills in for Amy Mullins over summer