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Australia's best comedic voices and experts savage the news in comedy podcast. It's fast. It's funny. It's like #qanda on crack.
🏆 Nominated for Best Comedy Podcast 2019 - Australian Podcast Awards 🏆
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A Rational Fear Dan Ilic

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Australia's best comedic voices and experts savage the news in comedy podcast. It's fast. It's funny. It's like #qanda on crack.
🏆 Nominated for Best Comedy Podcast 2019 - Australian Podcast Awards 🏆
Sign up to the newsletter: http://www.arationalfear.com

    A new day in America? Tennis player entitlement — Froomes, Tommy Dean, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic

    A new day in America? Tennis player entitlement — Froomes, Tommy Dean, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic

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    100th EPISODE LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
    🎟️ COME SEE A RATIONAL FEAR LIVE. Feb 10th, Giant Dwarf, Sydney:
    https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/a-rational-fear-100/

     

    This episode has a special interview with Brad Blanks from his Washington D.C. hotel, also us expat comedian Tommy Dean, viral star Lucinda 'Froomes' Price, Lewis Hobba and Dan Ilic.

    We talk Tennis player entitlement, the US presidential Inauguration, and we ask if Donald and Melania are over.

    BRAD BLANKS at the AVN Awards 2008 — Directed by Dan Ilic: https://vimeo.com/2174819

    AND — DON'T FORGET TO GET TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW!

    We’re turning 100! Which means we’re updating our will, and we’ll add you to it if you come to our 100th episode live show. It’s going to be a 90 minute celebration of the little satirical comedy podcast that could. Featuring some new and old friends of A Rational Fear.

    Alice Fraser (The Bugle, The Last Post)
    Sami Shah (ABC Melbourne)
    Chris Taylor (Chaser)
    Gabbi Bolt (TikTok)
    DJ Tom Loud (Hot Dub Time Machine)
    Lewis Hobba (Tony Martin Look-a-like)
    Dan Ilic (Romper Room)

    +  Special (big name) guests we will book at the last minute.

    WHERE?: Giant Dwarf
    WHEN?: February 10th, 7:30pm-9pm
    HOW?: Buy Tickets Here

    PATREON 💸:

    It costs a bit of money to make each episode of A Rational Fear — . If you enjoy our podcast, funny emails and important climate change conversations chip in here like a good sovereign citizen. We want to raise enough money we can start to make a video a month. If you believe in the work we’re doing chip in — www.patreon.com/arationalfear

    Thanks to:

    Big thanks to The Bertha Foundation, our Patreon Supporters and RODE Mics. Jacob Round.

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    Unknown Speaker  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation.

    Unknown Speaker  0:04  
    Okay, Louis, how are you?

    Lewis Hobba  0:05  
    I'm very well Daniel, how are you?

    Dan Ilic  0:07  
    Happy New Year.

    Lewis Hobba  0:09  
    And same to you. How's how's summer? How's life you're looking? I can't believe you're looking 10 because your light is so bright that you actually look like you've got a post apocalyptic tan.

    Dan Ilic  0:20  
    Yeah, that's right. Well, I have been in a bunker for the last four years, so I don't know exactly what's happened, but I've emerged like a sakata and I'm ready to get my F on Yeah.

    We are back. This is Episode 98. Which means Louis Episode 100 is coming up very soon. We've got a live show with Alice Fraser Gabby bolts Sammy Sha. Lewis. You're doing it I believe. I hope Great.

    Lewis Hobba  0:45  
    Thank you again, I love to I love to hear what I'm doing on the internet.

    Dan Ilic  0:49  
    Also, DJ Tom loud is playing the show aka hot dog Time Machine. Chris Taylor is joining us and I've got a I've got a hint of a special guest. Who will I've been trading emails with Louis to see if they would also do the show. I'll give you give. I'll give you a hint. When I

    Lewis Hobba  1:05  
    already know they use emails.

    Dan Ilic  1:10  
    He's recently moved to Sydney.

    Lewis Hobba  1:13  
    Matt Damon, no, no,

    Dan Ilic  1:15  
    there's no Matt Damon. It's not Sacha Baron Cohen. But he does facilitate people putting toys together on television.

    Lewis Hobba  1:22  
    Oh, interesting. Interesting.

    Dan Ilic  1:25  
    He is your professional competitor. Sometimes. I mean, let's be honest. Sometime again.

    Lewis Hobba  1:30  
    I are not competitors. He is so much more successful than me. I would be surprised if he was aware that we are competitive.

    Dan Ilic  1:37  
    There we go. So February 10. Giant wolf in Sydney. I'm recording my end of irrational fear on gadigal land in the urination sovereignty was never ceded. We need a tr

    • 38 min
    A Rational Year — Feat. Rupert Degas & Dan Ilic

    A Rational Year — Feat. Rupert Degas & Dan Ilic

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    100th EPISODE LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
    🎟️ COME SEE A RATIONAL FEAR LIVE. Feb 10th, Giant Dwarf, Sydney:
    https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/a-rational-fear-100/

    On this holiday episode of A Rational Fear, Dan Ilic and voiceover artist, mega-talent, Rupert Degas, take you through a year in A Rational Fear sketches. 

    It turns out putting all the sketches back to back is a great way to recap 2020.

    Hope you enjoy it — as we say around here: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,  and defund the IPA.

    Dan 

    AND — DON'T FORGET TO GET TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW!

    We’re turning 100! Which means we’re updating our will, and we’ll add you to it if you come to our 100th episode live show. It’s going to be a 90 minute celebration of the little satirical comedy podcast that could. Featuring some new and old friends of A Rational Fear.

    Alice Fraser (The Bugle, The Last Post)
    Sami Shah (ABC Melbourne)
    Gabbi Bolt (TikTok)
    Lewis Hobba (Tony Martin Look-a-like)
    Dan Ilic (Romper Room)

    + 2-3 Special (big name) guests we will book at the last minute.

    WHERE?: Giant Dwarf
    WHEN?: February 10th, 7:30pm-9pm
    HOW?: Buy Tickets Here
    WHY?: Best to buy a ticket first, and answer this question later.

    PATREON 💸:

    It costs a bit of money to make each episode of A Rational Fear — . If you enjoy our podcast, funny emails and important climate change conversations chip in here like a good sovereign citizen. We want to raise enough money we can start to make a video a month. If you believe in the work we’re doing chip in — www.patreon.com/arationalfear

    Thanks to:

    Big thanks to The Bertha Foundation, our Patreon Supporters and RODE Mics. Jacob Round.

    A Rational Fear on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to talk with your family about climate change - GMPOOG - 04

    How to talk with your family about climate change - GMPOOG - 04

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    100th EPISODE LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
    🎟️ COME SEE A RATIONAL FEAR LIVE. Feb 10th, Giant Dwarf, Sydney:
    https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/a-rational-fear-100/


     

    SHOW NOTES

    Here is the latest Greatest Moral Podcast of Our Generation featuring two great brains to help you deal with talking about climate change with your family at Christmas, Sarah Wilson and Dr. Rebecca Huntley.

    If you think there’s even the slightest chance you’ll have to talk about emissions reduction schemes with an uncle that listens only to 2GB, or feel like you may have to tell a cousin that “baseload power” isn’t a thing, or tell your sister in law that a “gas led recovery” isn’t going to make electricity cheaper, then this is the podcast you’ll want to listen to.

    Both Sarah and Rebecca give great insights into how to talk to people about climate change, and you on turn can take action yourself.

    Also in this podcast Linh Do and I rip into the month of climate news, and there is a lot of it.

    AND — DON'T FORGET TO GET TICKETS TO OUR LIVE SHOW!

    We’re turning 100! Which means we’re updating our will, and we’ll add you to it if you come to our 100th episode live show. It’s going to be a 90 minute celebration of the little satirical comedy podcast that could. Featuring some new and old friends of A Rational Fear.

    Alice Fraser (The Bugle, The Last Post)
    Sami Shah (ABC Melbourne)
    Gabbi Bolt (TikTok)
    Lewis Hobba (Tony Martin Look-a-like)
    Dan Ilic (Romper Room)

    + 2-3 Special (big name) guests we will book at the last minute.

    WHERE?: Giant Dwarf
    WHEN?: February 10th, 7:30pm-9pm
    HOW?: Buy Tickets Here
    WHY?: Best to buy a ticket first, and answer this question later.

    PATREON 💸:

    It costs a bit of money to make each episode of A Rational Fear — . If you enjoy our podcast, funny emails and important climate change conversations chip in here like a good sovereign citizen. We want to raise enough money we can start to make a video a month. If you believe in the work we’re doing chip in — www.patreon.com/arationalfear

    Thanks to:

    Big thanks to The Bertha Foundation, our Patreon Supporters and RODE Mics. Jacob Round.

     

    TRANSCRIPTION FROM  OTTER.AI:

     

    Unknown Speaker  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation.

    Dan Ilic  0:04  
    Hello, rational fearlessness is the fourth greatest moral podcast of our generation. These are long form conversations with climate leaders that come out monthly on this very feed. And joining me is co host and fellow birth or fellow lindo gaylin.

    Linh Do  0:18  
    Hey, hey, Dan, what's

    Unknown Speaker  0:20  
    going on? Now? I

    Dan Ilic  0:21  
    know something's going on your life. You suffered a major life milestone this week. Congratulations on enduring life to reach 30 years old. Well done.

    Linh Do  0:28  
    Thank you. I feel like I have finally evolved into a fully fledged human. I think this is when I begin my adult use. This is just how it works.

    Dan Ilic  0:36  
    Yeah, well, you will you and I were meant to start many years ago, but I only became an adult when I turned 36. So that's different.

    Linh Do  0:42  
    Oh, I've got six years to go then that's that's pretty good. I'm really enjoying this extended youthful years and just trying to proclaim that I am young at heart if not in actuality anymore.

    Dan Ilic  0:52  
    Well, I don't want to put any kind of climate things in context for your age. But by the time many of the nations who have committed to net zero by 2050 reach those targets, you'll be 60 How do you feel about that?

    Linh Do  1:04  
    Off devastating but you know, when I started doing climate stuff, everyone was talking about 2020 and you know, all of the ambition that was needed by Ben,

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Just a boy standing in front of a Premier asking for grant — Nikki Britton, Vidya Rajan, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic —

    Just a boy standing in front of a Premier asking for grant — Nikki Britton, Vidya Rajan, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic —

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    This week's show we go undercover as the Premier's boyfriend to get the arts funded, we open up a mystery package of seeds from China, KFC's feature film ambitions on the Lifetime Channel, also we discuss how Australia's climate action is ranked in the world. 

    Fearmongers this week:

    Nikki Britton (Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
    Vidya Rajan (At Home Alone Together)
    Lewis Hobba (Triple J)
    Dan Ilic (A Rational Fear)

    Interview: Assaad Razzouk (The Angry Clean Energy Guy)

    Go see Nikki Britton's Christmas Is F#cking Cancelled: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/christmas-is-cancelled/

    TRANSCRIPT BY OTTER.AI:

     

    Unknown Speaker  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation.

    Dan Ilic  0:04  
    Good I Lewis How are you?

    Lewis Hobba  0:07  
    I'm really well how are you?

    Dan Ilic  0:08  
    You're really well well, why are you so really well,

    Lewis Hobba  0:10  
    it's December it's the Christmas spirit. pine trees in the air

    Dan Ilic  0:15  
    is because school's almost over as well.

    Lewis Hobba  0:17  
    I you know, I'm not 16 right

    Dan Ilic  0:21  
    now, at the end of June at the end of your work, the end of your work, that's kind of what I'm getting.

    Unknown Speaker  0:26  
    I'm not a take, ya

    Dan Ilic  0:27  
    know, I know. All right, forget it. I want to say a big thank you to our new Patreon supporters. big thank you to Michael de muitas Brendan nevel and Leoni. supriyo big thank you for that. Now you can support a rational fear by joining the Patreon yourself for as little as $3 us a month the money goes to us paying the cost of the show and getting various folks to work on it. And also what you get is an ad free version of the podcast you also get access to early lineups, and you also get access to our Discord server, where we kind of talk about the show together and comedy in general. And you also get Louis 20% discount to live show tickets. Because in the new year we are planning some big live shots including our 100th episode Lois,

    Lewis Hobba  1:12  
    really excited about that the big, the big sin tannery the tan, I'm thrilled I wanted to I thought once we got to the nervous 90s we might you know, do a Don Bradman and go out with an average of 99.9 to never make it

    Dan Ilic  1:26  
    who knows there's still time to fail, there is still time to fail. We're going to be doing a 100th episode in Sydney at giant Wharf in February. So you want to get discount tickets for that but also loads we're going on tour. We've got a gun trying to go to the Melbourne Comedy Festival once they announce what's going on there. But also we're going to be doing shows in Newcastle, Cannes, and Thursday Island next year.

    Lewis Hobba  1:46  
    That's what I love about this introduction Dan I find out as much as the listeners.

    Dan Ilic  1:50  
    By the way, you're gonna need to get time off work to come. It's Christmas time and there is no better way to tell someone you love them by saving the planet and giving them a go neutral sticker for their car. For every $90 go neutral by 3.5 tonnes of carbon offsets which is about the average daily emissions for a car and five bucks of that comes to us particularly when or only when you use the special link in our show. notes so plays to by going from a sticker head of the show notes click on through and by go to neutral stick up. I'm recording my end of irrational feet on gadigal land and the ordination. sovereignty was never ceded. We need a treaty. Let's start the show.

    Unknown Speaker  2:29  
    A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks cambro

    Unknown Speaker  2:35  
    and gum

    Unknown Spea

    • 36 min
    Foxtel The Foreign Broadcaster — Cathy Wilcox, Tosh Greenslade, Lewis Hobba, and Dan Ilic

    Foxtel The Foreign Broadcaster — Cathy Wilcox, Tosh Greenslade, Lewis Hobba, and Dan Ilic

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    This week's show we cover Foxtel going offshore, Australia and China's meme warfare, Rudy Giuliani's crack legal team in Michigan and we interview two blokes who invaded the cricket pitch at the Australia vs India test match at the SCG.

    Fearmongers this week:

    Cathy Wilcox  (SMH)
    Tosh Greenslade (Mad As Hell / The ScoMo Diaries )
    Lewis Hobba (Triple J)
    Dan Ilic (A Rational Fear)

    TRANSCRIPTION FROM OTTER.AI

     

    Unknown Speaker  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation.

    Unknown Speaker  0:04  
    Gay Lewis.

    Lewis Hobba  0:05  
    Hello, Daniel. How

    Dan Ilic  0:07  
    I look I'm well I'm feeling pretty good because we've got a whole bunch of new Patreon supporters including Maureen Morgan from the stand up school of hard knocks, they do. They teach people how to do stand up, Louis, that's what they do. We've also got someone called C 316801. For they've become the Patreon supporter.

    Lewis Hobba  0:27  
    I'm giving away being funded by Russian bots.

    Dan Ilic  0:30  
    I think we're actually being funded by Elon Musk's daughter, I think Alex Thornton has also signed up Dylan Joel has signed up, Laura wells has signed up and a guy called Jared Morris now I'm pretty sure I know this blog when I was in LA I was when I first moved to LA in 2016. I was quite lonely. And I went to a bar just to go try out some really nice food because that's what you do when you're on your own. And the barman was jerem he was an Aussie guy and he recognised from the telly and he gave me a free whiskey. So thank you Jeremy, for joining up and giving to you. Jeremy is the bomb in the cape serving. It's fantastic.

    Lewis Hobba  1:07  
    That's amazing.

    Dan Ilic  1:08  
    Another way to support irrational fear is to offset the carbon emissions with your car with a go neutral sticker for every $90 sticker go neutral by 3.5 tonnes of carbon offsets which is about the yearly average emissions for a car and then five bucks that comes to us to do that. To Go Go neutral and support irrational feet use the link in the show notes. Louis I'm recording my end of irrational feet on gadigal land what

    Lewis Hobba  1:30  
    land Do you want also on gadigal land

    Dan Ilic  1:32  
    your nation, sovereignty was never said we need a treaty. Let's start the show.

    Unknown Speaker  1:36  
    A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks cambro and gum and section 40 of a rational fear recommended listening by immature audience.

    Dan Ilic  1:49  
    Tonight after monster speculating the opposite US Attorney General bill Barr finds no evidence of voter fraud but finally finds evidence of a backbone and Prime Minister Scott Morrison hits back at full corners parliamentary sex scandal episode with a new initiative called knob keeper and gatherings of 50 people are now allowed on dance floors in New South Wales critics say this will just lead to an increase in murder on the dance floor. It's the fourth of December 2020 and we're holding the vaccine This is irrational fear.

    Hello, welcome to rational fit. I'm your host former quarantine housekeeper Dan Ilic. Let's meet our fear mongers for tonight. She's one of the sharpest with featured daily and nines newspapers. She's also the newly elected President of the Australian cartoonists Association. Please stop the votes because it's the Walkley award winning Kathy Wilcox. Oh, sure. Do we have to call you madam? President now?

    Cathy Wilcox  3:00  
    Yeah. Only only Madam President. Mrs. President is all right to Boss Lady.

    Lewis Hobba  3:06  
    What are some of the roles of the president of the of your new your new position?

    Cathy Wilcox

    • 40 min
    Qantas vs Anti Vaxers — Chris Taylor, Alice Fraser, Imaan Frank Hadchiti, Dan Ilic

    Qantas vs Anti Vaxers — Chris Taylor, Alice Fraser, Imaan Frank Hadchiti, Dan Ilic

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    We have some old friends of the show and someone new. Chris Taylor (The Chaser) Alice Fraser (The Last Post) And Imaan Frank Hadchiti joins the podcast. Qantas’s vaccinations, The Magna Carta people of the UK, and Turkey Pardoning in the USA. We unfortunately didn’t connect to our guest interview Michael West on the crumbling of the Murdoch Empire, we assume he was assassinated mid-podcast by John Barilaro. 

    BIG NEWS

    We won the Best Comedy Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards. Beating out such luminaries as Hamish and Andy and Tony Martin’s Sizzle Town.  I trust that last year’s winners Tony Martin and his producer Matt Dower will take the Australian Podcast Awards finding with good grace, and will proceed with a peaceful transition of power.  It’s what makes the Australian Podcast Awards great, we may differ on what we think is ‘humour,’ but we can all agree farts are always funny.

    Last Chance to Add Your Submission to the submit something to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy.

    Today (Friday 27th) at 5pm is the cut off time for submissions to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy. Use GetUp!’s very simple form here to fill out a couple of paragraphs about why you believe fossil fuels should stay in the ground and how electrifying industry is going to make the world a better place. https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/climate-justice/climate-change-bills/will-you-support-the-climate-act?t=e44m3cQ1N

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    Unknown Speaker  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation.

    Dan Ilic  0:04  
    Hello, Lewis.

    Lewis Hobba  0:05  
    Hello, Daniel. How are you?

    Dan Ilic  0:06  
    I don't know if you're aware, but you and I, we are now the award winning irrational fear podcast.

    Lewis Hobba  0:11  
    Yeah, I heard we're officially the funniest podcasts in Australia. What a low bar for the whole country.

    Dan Ilic  0:17  
    And anyone who's new to listening to this podcast, can I just say I just send some really exceptional bits in for the awards? So don't expect to be funny. straight off the bat.

    Unknown Speaker  0:27  
    Yeah,

    Lewis Hobba  0:28  
    what what do you have to send in you have to in like, 20 minutes or something, and we make a general podcast, that's about 0.01% of the waffle on an average podcast

    Dan Ilic  0:37  
    and show across the year, there's gonna be five minutes of really crappy stuff that's gonna have you in stitches. And that's what you can expect from us. Across the year, five minutes is gonna make you laugh.

    Lewis Hobba  0:48  
    If you're listening to this, think of yourself as a gold miner, going in, going under that going into the shaft. And who knows, maybe you'll spend five years of your life and it'll be for nothing. Or maybe within 10 minutes, you'll find a little nugget of gold, and you'll be able to check it in and you'll be you'll be happy for the rest of your life.

    Dan Ilic  1:07  
    People who have been happy for the rest of their life, and they found the gold include new Patreon supporters. Phil Thank you, Phil. Michael David lai adoos Frankie Lee has upped her contribution from 20 to 30 bucks a month. That's, that's like three standard subscriptions. Frankie, thank you very much for that. And a big thanks to James Shira, who dropped us a $10 support package as well. You can support us. We may be award winning, Louis, but we don't have many sponsors. In fact, the only people who sponsor us are our Patreon supporters.

    Lewis Hobba  1:36  
    Yeah. Obviously still not getting paid despite the award can't cast th

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

JacquesTan3 ,

Sooo brilliant

Dan and Lewis and their team are impressively witty, so so clever and very very funny. Soak it up, even though their episodes are super topical each week, they age well and the back catalogue is full of timeless gold!

RichardsCommaClare ,

The tall and the short of it.

What they lack in similarity of height, they make up for in similarity of satirical wit, and a cleverness to harness the funniest side of the horrors facing us in the news. Top marks to Dan and Lewis - and the roundabout of friends. As someone with anxiety OCD - it’s always a genuine pleasure to learn maybe your fears aren’t actually quite so irrational after all ;)

Pollietragic ,

Clever funny satire - Oz needs this show

Both Dan and Lewis are sharp witted satirists, and they attract high quality guests. Besides young comedians, it’s good to see occasional qualified specialist guests comment on a current political issue. Go, guys!

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