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Jan 20, 2017

Amy Mullins hosts the first ever episode of 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.

This week we have four feature interviews to share with you

Ben Eltham, national affairs correspondent for New Matilda joins us to have a chat about this week in federal politics.

Amber Jamieson, reporter for The Guardian US, calls in to speak about the upcoming Trump inauguration and the state of US politics.

Author and conservationist Peter Wohlleben calls in from his hometown in Germany to discuss his new book The Hidden Life of Trees.

Finally we have Elaine Pearson, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Australia, who has a conversation with Amy about refugees in Australia and globally.