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The Vovos at Rah! Rah!

Rah! Rah! – History, Context and Change: from the Wet Ones to Wetfest

This is a recording of one of the panels that took place during ‘Rah! Rah!’, a feminist punk retrospective of the last 30 years of female, femme and non-binary sounds from this city…

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Rah! Rah! Panel

Rah! Rah! – Locating Gender in Genre: a Feminist Punk Rock Sound?

This is a recording of one of the panels that took place during ‘Rah! Rah!’, a feminist punk retrospective of the last 30 years of female, femme and non-binary sounds from this city…

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Rah! Rah! – Gendered Spaces: What Happens When We Carve Out Space?

This is a recording of one of the panels that took place during ‘Rah! Rah!’, a feminist punk retrospective of the last 30 years of female, femme and non-binary sounds from this city…

Judith Brett

Uncommon Sense: Why Voting is Compulsory in Australia

We take our voting for granted, but how much do you actually know about the history of compulsory voting in Australia? Judith Brett, Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University, visits Amy…

George Clarke and Mia Timpano

Online Exclusive: The Benefits of Getting Your Shit Together with Deafheaven’s George Clarke in Conversation with Mia Timpano

In this longform interview with Triple R resident metalhead Mia Timpano, Deafheaven vocalist and lyricist George Clarke explains the importance of sensitivity and vulnerability in the extreme metal band’s music (‘We always felt…

Rutger Bregman on Uncommon Sense

‘People Have Much More Power Than They Realise’: How to Fix the World with Rutger Bregman on Uncommon Sense (from 2017)

If you haven’t heard of Rutger Bregman you can think of him as a kind of Robin Hood for the Influencer Age: taking from the rich and giving to the poor, one dissenting…

Cyber security

Unpacking the Many, Many Problems with Data Encryption Laws on Uncommon Sense

In August of last year, a bill was presented to the Federal Parliament proposing to grant law enforcement agencies access to encrypted data by compelling tech companies to create vulnerabilities in their systems…

Tim Flannery

Uncommon Sense: Why Migration Has Always Been the Essence of Europe

‘Where did Europe begin?’ This was the question Professor Tim Flannery asked himself when he first began researching for his latest book, Europe: A Natural History. The acclaimed writer and scientist phones in…

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David Nance on Neon Sunset

Online First: David Nance Joins Annaliese Live in the Studio

‘Usually when I write words they kinda don’t have any meaning.’

Ahead of a highly anticipated show at the Tote tonight, David Nance drops into Triple R to get real with Annaliese about…

Paula Matthewson

Uncommon Sense: The Myth of the (un)Merited and ‘The Women Problem’ in Politics

The pre-selection process in the Liberal Party has very few woman candidates, with only 18 per cent elected for the last pre-selection, leading to what has been called ‘the women problem’ in the…

Banksy Brexit

To Brexit or Not to Brexit, That is the Question, on Uncommon Sense

Philomena Murray from Melbourne University’s School of Social and Political Sciences joins Uncommon Sense to talk about the European Union and what the current situation is with Brexit. Going into more detail about…

Anne Summers on Uncommon Sense

Raising Consciousness with Dr Anne Summers on Uncommon Sense

During the 1960s, Women’s Liberationists considered feminism to be a politically conservative concept that was ill-equipped to really motivate the kinds of radical change that was needed to end women’s oppression. Dr Anne…

Jürgen Tautz

Uncommon Sense: Professor Emeritus Jürgen Tautz Explains the Sheer Awesomeness of Bees

Hate bees? Toss the bug spray and listen to professor emeritus Jürgen Tautz chat with Amy Mullins about the many things that make these yellow and black critters downright amazing. For example, did…

Barry McGovern in Watt

Beckett’s Watt on Uncommon Sense

Amy Mullins speaks to thespians Barry McGovern and Tom Creed, who’ve brought their adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist existential novel Watt to the Melbourne International Arts Festival. A meditation on the significance of…

Anne Manne on Uncommon Sense

Anne Manne on Uncommon Sense

Philosopher and author Anne Manne has just released a chapter in a new book, 'Mothers and the Quest for Social Justice', that explores the nuances of caregiving, which she says is a grossly…

Johann Hari

Author Johann Hari on Uncommon Sense

Is the drug war fuelled by concern for the general populace or is it just an excuse to attack certain demographics who are seen as deviating from the dominant status quo? British author…

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Rick E. Vengeance

Remembering Rick E. Vengeance

Some really sad news: former Triple R broadcaster Rick E. Vengeance passed away on Friday night. Our love and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans. Rick was on air for…

Amy Mullins with Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside on Uncommon Sense

Julian Burnside is a barrister and long-time human rights advocate. Barrister Julian Burnside QC joined Amy in the studio to discuss the threats to multiculturalism in Australia, which is the topic of his…

Best We Forget Book Cover

‘Best We Forget: The War for White Australia’ on Uncommon Sense

Peter Cochrane is an historian and renowned novelist. His latest book, Best We Forget: The War for White Australia 1914-1918, is a harrowing and eye-opening account of twentieth-century Australia’s grossly racist and…

Marta Dusseldorp and Zoe Terakes with Amy Mullins

Marta Dusseldorp and Zoe Terakes Join Uncommon Sense

The stars of A Doll’s House, Part 2, Marta Dusseldorp and Zoe Terakes, popped past the studio to chat to Uncommon Sense host Amy Mullins. ‘I’ve never experienced such huge laughs, and…