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Interview
Thantologist Peter Roberts on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: From Music into Silence: Returning to One’s Source

It was a work by 13th century Persian poet Rumi that provided the inspiration for Geelong businessman Peter Roberts to pack up his family and move to America to study the art of…

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Rebecca Huntly on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: Hung, Drawn and Quartered with Rebecca Huntley’s Essay Tackling Australia’s Rising Political Temperature

‘You don’t ask for what you think you can get – you ask for what you want.’ Social researcher and writer Rebecca Huntley tackles the rising political temperature of the nation in her…

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Carolyn Rasmussen on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: What You Don’t Know About Doris and Maurice Blackburn

Historian Carolyn Rasmussen joins Uncommon Sense host Amy Mullins to talk about her latest work The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions. The book tells the story of the relationship between Australian political…

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Leta Hong Fincher on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: Leta Hong Fincher Gives Us the Rundown on China’s Growing Feminist Movement

The concept and practice of gender equality is not new to China. In fact, encouraging women to take on male-dominated roles was once a core goal of the Chinese Communist Party. However, as…

Feature Segment
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 Speigeltent Image

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…

Interview
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…

Interview
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…

Interview
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…

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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…

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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…

Live in Studio
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…

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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…

Interview
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…

Interview
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…

Interview
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…

Interview
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…

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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…

Interview
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…