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

Uncommon Sense: Author Johann Hari Talks About The War On Drugs

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…

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The Ghost Hands Over the Reins

Stephen 'The Ghost' Walker has just announced he's handing the Friday afternoon reins over to Woody McDonald, with his new program The Cave (named in honour of Stephen).

In Stephen's words: "The Skull