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Uncommon Sense A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways.

Uncommon Sense A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Uncommon Sense A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways.

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English

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+61393881027


Episodes

Uncommon Sense - 3 December 2019

12/3/2019
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Director Ella Caldwell and cast members Daniela Farinacci and Hannah Fredericksen from Red Stitch Actors' Theatre joined Amy to talk about their Australian Premiere of the play OIL, a political and historical play on humanity’s troubled relationship with oil and fossil fuels. Professor Alex Collie from Monash University on the health status of those receiving the Disability Support Pension or Newstart, and what needs to change to support the most disadvantaged in our community

Duration:01:13:25

Uncommon Sense - 12 November - Carus Thompson

11/11/2019
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Folk-rock musician Carus Thompson came in to discuss how music and storytelling can dismantle political walls and ideology, and to chat about the very topical social and political themes in his new album, Shakespeare Avenue. He also played live in studio.

Duration:00:49:25

Uncommon Sense - 12 November 2019

11/11/2019
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Folk-rock musician Carus Thompson came in to discuss how music and storytelling can dismantle political walls and ideology, and to chat about the very topical social and political themes in his new album, Shakespeare Avenue. He also played live in studio. Leading forest and conservation researcher and advocate Professor David Lindenmayer AO shares his views on the Victorian government's recent decision to stop logging old growth native forests immediately and to transition to plantation...

Duration:01:48:48

Uncommon Sense 29 October 2019 - Timothy C. Winegard

10/29/2019
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Historian Professor Timothy C. Winegard from Colorado Mesa University, USA explored some fascinating true stories of history from his new book, The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator.

Duration:00:39:09

Uncommon Sense - 29 October 2019

10/29/2019
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Nic Maclellan, journalist for Islands Business Magazine in Fiji, discusses politics in the Pacific region, and Australia’s dilemma – having a Pacific policy requires us to have a climate policy. Dr Emma Shortis from RMIT came in to discuss the latest in US politics, including the Turkey-Kurdish conflict in Syria and the US' formal withdrawal from the region, the Democratic primary debates, and the Trump impeachment hearings. Historian Professor Timothy C. Winegard from Colorado Mesa...

Duration:01:56:55

Uncommon Sense - 22 October 2019 - Shaun Walker

10/22/2019
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Shaun Walker, a foreign correspondent for the Guardian who spent over a decade reporting on Russian politics from Moscow, came in to discuss his forthcoming Melbourne University lecture, and book, The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past.

Duration:00:48:52

Uncommon Sense - 22 October 2019

10/22/2019
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Shaun Walker, a foreign correspondent for the Guardian who spent over a decade reporting on Russian politics from Moscow, came in to discuss his forthcoming Melbourne University lecture, and book, The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past. Film director Janine Hosking joined 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 for a man he considered to...

Duration:01:54:20

Uncommon Sense - 15 October 2019 - Judith Hoare

10/15/2019
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Amy speaks with journalist and author Judith Hoare about her new book on a remarkable Australian scientist and doctor who changed the field of psychology forever, The Woman Who Cracked The Anxiety Code: The Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes.

Duration:00:37:45

Uncommon Sense - 15 October 2019

10/14/2019
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Amy speaks with journalist and author Judith Hoare about her new book on a remarkable Australian scientist and doctor who changed the field of psychology forever, The Woman Who Cracked The Anxiety Code: The Extraordinary Life of Dr Claire Weekes; Luke Henriques-Gomes from the Guardian Australia came in to discuss what we have learned so far from the Senate inquiry hearings into Newstart - Australia’s jobseeker allowance; and Hong Kong-based lawyer and author Antony Dapiran returns with an...

Duration:01:54:59

Uncommon Sense - 1 October 2019

9/30/2019
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Geelong Football Club Vice-President Bob Gartland and Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith came in to talk about the Geelong Gallery's exhibition, 'The Greatest Team of All—Treasures From the Bob Gartland Collection.' It celebrates 160 years of the Geelong Football Club – the second oldest continuing professional sportsclub in the world. Dr Delia Lin from the University of Melbourne's Asia Institute discusses the 70 year anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the...

Duration:01:55:46

Uncommon Sense - 1 October 2019 - Bob Gartland and Jason Smith

9/30/2019
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Geelong Football Club Vice-President Bob Gartland and Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith came in to talk about the Geelong Gallery's exhibition, 'The Greatest Team of All—Treasures From the Bob Gartland Collection.' It celebrates 160 years of the Geelong Football Club – the second oldest continuing professional sportsclub in the world.

Duration:00:35:45

Uncommon Sense - 17 September 2019 - Bob Brown

9/16/2019
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Amy talks with conservationist and former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown about climate change, the fight to stop the Adani Carmichael coalmine, and conservation issues in Victoria and Tasmania.

Duration:00:23:05

Uncommon Sense - 17 September 2019

9/16/2019
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Amy talks with conservationist and former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown about climate change, the fight to stop the Adani Carmichael coalmine, and conservation issues in Victoria and Tasmania. The Guardian’s Gabrielle Jackson came in to discuss her new book Pain and Prejudice. Amy and Gabrielle explore systemic sexism in medicine and the historic and current downplaying of women’s pain and health issues. Plus Professor Jane R. Goodall came in to talk about her new book which explores...

Duration:01:37:41

Uncommon Sense - 17 September 2019 - Gabrielle Jackson

9/16/2019
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The Guardian’s Gabrielle Jackson came in to discuss her new book Pain and Prejudice.

Duration:00:40:28

Uncommon Sense - 10 September 2019 - Dr Matt McCarthy

9/9/2019
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Infectious Diseases physician Dr Matt McCarthy joined Amy to discuss his new book, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic. Matt is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also editor-in-chief of Current Fungal Infection Reports and the author of The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out.

Duration:00:43:20

Uncommon Sense - 10 September 2019

9/9/2019
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Dr Emma Shortis, from the EU Studies Centre at RMIT came in to give us an update on US and UK politics. Infectious Diseases physician Dr Matt McCarthy joined Amy to discuss his new book, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic. Matt is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also editor-in-chief of Current Fungal Infection Reports and the author of The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out. Plus Warwick Smith,...

Duration:01:53:06

Uncommon Sense - 3 September 2019 - Deborah E. Lipstadt

9/3/2019
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American historian Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt joined Amy in the studio. They discussed Holocaust denial - past and present, Deborah's experience defending historical truth, as well as the threat of antisemitism today. Deborah's new book is, Antisemitism: Here and Now.

Duration:00:31:24

Uncommon Sense - 3 September 2019

9/3/2019
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American historian Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt joined Amy in the studio. They discussed Holocaust denial - past and present, Deborah's experience defending historical truth, as well as the threat of antisemitism today. Deborah's new book is, Antisemitism: Here and Now. Plus we discover the power of the portrait with freelance art historian Dr Julie Cotter in her new book, Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History's Vandals. And Guardian Australia journalist Luke Henriques-Gomes reports...

Duration:01:47:44

Uncommon Sense - 27 August 2019 - Jess Hill

8/26/2019
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Investigative journalist Jess Hill discusses her new book, See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse, and the radical rethink we need to confront domestic abuse. Jess and Amy explore the history of approaches to domestic violence and how they have negatively shaped and impacted the way victims are treated and perceived, as well as the current approaches the federal and state governments are taking. And importantly Jess shares with us the solutions that do work.

Duration:01:01:11

Uncommon Sense - 27 August 2019

8/26/2019
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Investigative journalist Jess Hill discusses her new book, See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse, and the radical rethink we need to confront domestic abuse. Jess and Amy explore the history of approaches to domestic violence and how they have negatively shaped and impacted the way victims are treated and perceived, as well as the current approaches the federal and state governments are taking. And importantly Jess shares with us the solutions that do work. Ensemble...

Duration:01:56:33