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Australia's best comedic voices and experts savage the news and drill down on climate change. It's fast. It's funny.  🏆 Winner Best Comedy Podcast 2020 / 2021  - Australian Podcast Awards 🏆 Sign up to the newsletter: http://www.arationalfear.com

    The Morrison Cinematic Universe — Dan Ilic, Killian David, James Donald Forbes McCann

    The Morrison Cinematic Universe — Dan Ilic, Killian David, James Donald Forbes McCann

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    In the space of 72 hours we saw the birth, the brightly burning and death of the Scott Morrison Many Ministry Meme. 

    We have a new podcast from A Rational Fear featuring the A Rational Fear twitter key holder, Killian David, and one of the few conservative voices in Australian comedy that’s not Rowan Dean — James McCann from the James Donald Forbes McCann Catamaran Plan Podcast.

     

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    Dan Ilic  0:00  Hello, irrational fear. It's good to be back. We are kind of easing our way back into weekly shows for the rest of 2022. Thing is, it's just been so exhausting. We've had the election, I've had to go on holidays, I then went on another holiday and you know, I might even go on another holiday. And you know what that means? It's just it's difficult to do a regular podcast. But good news is we're doing live shows we've got a big live show coming up for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. September 17, at Carriageworks is all about Australia and how Australia is the most secretive, liberal democracy in the world. It's great. We've got a great lineup, Kate McClymont, from the Sydney Morning Herald Damian case for the New York Times Amber Schultz, who of course has done this show a few times before she's from crikey, Lewis Harbor, who you know, he's, he's the boomer that's on Triple J. Daniel, which that's me and David McBride, who is a whistleblower lawyer who was the guy who basically told the press about our war crimes in Afghanistan, he's gonna be doing the show as well. It's going to be an incredibly funny and strange live show all about secrecy. Who knows we all may go to jail, but you know, that's that's for the good of everybody listening. I'm recording my end of irrational fear on Gadigal land in the Euro nation, sovereignty was never ceded. We need a treaty. Let's start tonight's show.

    Simon Chilvers  1:18  A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks, Canberra, fed gum, and section 40 of a rational view recommended listening by immature audience.

    Dan Ilic  1:31  Tonight Scott Morrison reveals he was also secretly sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia, and the Labour Party has achieved what many people thought was impossible. They passed a bill that nearly does something effective on climate change, and unemployment hits a new low of 3.4% with the creation of 20,200 new jobs last quarter that Scott Morrison had to give up after the election. It's the 19th of August and with more jobs for the boys, the New South Wales nationals. This is irrational fear.

    James Donald McCann  1:58  I can't hear anything, I'm sorry.

    Dan Ilic  2:14  Welcome to rational fear. I'm your host, former Royal National Park Daniel edge, and this is the podcast that takes the news and gives it a nice warm blanket and a cup of tea. Let's meet our fear mongers for tonight. He's a comedy writer, improviser and as the key to the irrational fear Twitter account. It's Killian, David. Hello.

    Killian David  2:29  Thanks for having me.

    Dan Ilic  2:30  What have you tweeted lately, that's going to put us in jail,

    Killian David  2:33  something about Scott Morrison as some of the hype

    Dan Ilic  2:38  around it. And he's gonna buy a podcast with his Patreon money. It's the host of the James Donald falls McCann catamaran plan, James McCann,

    James Donald McCann  2:47  it's so nice to be here until I make a technical error and disappear once again. You would think two years of pandemic two years of pandemic I'd get it right

    Alex Dyson  2:56  you know, and you know, for people who are new to James we can James McCann has this podca

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    The Best* of Lewis Hobba — A Rational Encore — (*50min of Lewis Hobba yelling)

    The Best* of Lewis Hobba — A Rational Encore — (*50min of Lewis Hobba yelling)

    The very best of Lewis Hobba's live monologues from A Rational Fear

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    Splendour In The Grass — Trench Foot Edition: Scout Boxall, Paul McDermott +1, Jenny Tian, Dylan Behan, Lewis Hobba and Dan Ilic

    Splendour In The Grass — Trench Foot Edition: Scout Boxall, Paul McDermott +1, Jenny Tian, Dylan Behan, Lewis Hobba and Dan Ilic

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    Presenting a very soggy episode of A Rational Fear, live from Splendour In The Grass.  Covering Scomo's sermon, a live shot of the sun, The Ballad of JK Rowling, plus Paul McDermott farewells the last of his Scomo Jokes.

    Joining us this week.


    Jenny Tian
    Scout Boxall
    Paul McDermott
    Dylan Behan
    Dan Ilic
    Lewis Hobba

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    Lewis Hobba  0:00  Hey, Lewis Splendor in the Grass LA. Oh, sorry, Dad. It's day trade. I can't talk anymore.

    I've been talking so much. I don't know what that was. I think I want to say hey, and then halfway through I tried to turn it in.

    Unknown Speaker  0:14  Do you know what you? You tried to find enthusiasm like you were a triple.

    Lewis Hobba  0:18  I know. And I'm like, and I gotta be honest with you. It's been a shit show. This is like the worst weather in 21 years. I've been kind of slender. I've done a lot of work as planned. I've never seen anything like this. It's pandemonium. And I've been here since Thursday night. And it's a slog.

    Dan Ilic  0:32  Louis, we just did our spinner in the grass show. On the grass. I just wanted to give a bit of a warning to folks that it was in front of about 10 people

    Lewis Hobba  0:39  it was the smallest crowd I've ever seen at anything, not only standing in the grass, but I will say this here's the thing, right? It's because it's been pouring with rain here for three days. And right when a rational view is about to start, the sun came out but literally the first time and being in the comedy 10 is literally the worst place you could be in the whole festival right

    Dan Ilic  0:59  now. It was a sign from God. And we thank Scott Morrison for that as you were here in the podcast. Yeah, his thoughts and prayers were answered. We're recording our end of irrational fear on the low end of the Mingyang bow as part of the greater Bundjalung nation sovereignty was never seated, we need a treaty. Let's start the show.

    Simon Chilvers  1:12  A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks, Canberra, fed gum, and section 40 of a rational fear recommended listening by immature audiences. Splendor in

    Dan Ilic  1:26  the Grass organizes turn the music festival into an authentic World War Two cosplay experience. Adding to the lineup trench warfare, the plague, refugee migration and old timey musical acts such as the strokes and police never dog search for drugs on Splenda patrons of Gold Coast Airport, the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce says it's a disgrace and patrons should be supporting local businesses in STEM. And the UK smolders under its first ever 40 degree day causing everyone in London to sweat as much as Prince Andrew is the 24th of July and live for spinner in the grass. This is a rational

    Lewis Hobba  2:16  HOLY SHIT Wow. Oh my god. Whoa, for those listening to the podcast at home, it's a full tent. I can't get anyone else in security attending people away. It's crazy and

    Dan Ilic  2:29  oh my god. You know when they said you want to play the forum, I should have said no. Can we play the bass lines instead? I think that might be a bit of a crowd for us. Welcome to rational fear. I'm your host former bass player. The grill is Dan village. And this is the podcast where comedians take the scariest news stories and blend them with kale and mango. Let's meet our fear mongers for today. Despite despising every essence of his being our first fear monger really wants to make love to Max Verstappen it Scott books all Scout heavy made inroads into stumping Verstappen

    Scout Boxall  3:03  No, I have not been able to fu

    • 46 min
    GMPOOG: Nick Bryant on how journalists could be covering climate change.

    GMPOOG: Nick Bryant on how journalists could be covering climate change.

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    Every now and then on the A Rational Fear Podcast feed we have a long-form conversation about climate change with climate leaders from all walks of life.

    We call them — The Greatest Moral Podcast Of Our Generation.

    On this episode of GMPOOG: Dan Ilic hosts a conversation with journalist Nick Bryant — Media watchers in Australia would certainly know Nick's work from the BBC and of course twitter.  He's often got one of the clearest eyes on Australian and global politics.Nick is doing a special episode of his podcast, Journo, with journalists who cover climate, so he came on ARF's Greatest Moral Podcast Of Our Generation to chat about it.

    You can listen to the Journo Podcast here: 

    https://jninstitute.org/education/journo-podcast/

    On this episode we talk about News Corp's supposed move to embracing climate change, how Pasifika journalists see themselves, and also great yarns about Greta Thunberg and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

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    Dan Ilic  0:00  This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation. Daniel, it's with you here for another episode of The Greatest more podcasts of our generation on the irrational fear feed. If you haven't heard the gumboots before, it's largely conversations about climate change with Climate Leaders. Good and bad. We'll be back with the regular irrational fears show probably I reckon July maybe August, I'm taking a few weeks off because I am freaking exhausted after the election. I need to recharge. Think about this show. Think about how to make it better for the future. And all that stuff. You have any ideas hit me up on Twitter or email Dan at irrational fear.com We'd love to hear from you. Despite

    Robbie McGreggor  0:41  global warming, or rational fear, he's adding a little more heart here with long form discussions with Climate Leaders. Good.

    Unknown Speaker  0:53  This is called Don't be great. Heat waves and droughts. greatest mass extinction moral when facing a manmade disaster, podcast, climate criminals,

    Robbie McGreggor  1:07  Jenner raishin.

    Unknown Speaker  1:09  All of this with global warming and a lot of it's a hoax

    Robbie McGreggor  1:13  book, right. That's my role podcast about generation.

    Unknown Speaker  1:17  For short,

    Dan Ilic  1:18  many folks who listen to the podcast, you'd be familiar with the works of our next guest, Nick Bryant, BBC senior correspondent to Australia, South Asia, in Washington in New York. One thing you may not know about him is he holds a doctorate in American politics from Oxford. Like Nick has also been seconded by the Judith Nielsen Institute for journalism and ideas to host journalists, a podcast about journalism, those who dabble in it. My first question to Nick is have you ever been on a plane when they call for a doctor? Dr. Nick, Brian.

    Nick Bryant  1:46  I've always yearned for that moment. And to go out the front and to say, you know, what, what do you want to know about American history? But alas,

    Dan Ilic  1:54  let me talk to you about gerrymandering.

    Nick Bryant  1:56  Exactly. I could talk you through the sort of checks and balances of the US Constitution. But I don't think that would particularly help as this guy's of chokey God is, you know, first class mail. No, I haven't done that. But it's very sweetly mentioned the doctor. I mean, I've I've started deploying it for the first time in what 30 years, I've, I've left the BBC now and you've done

    Dan Ilic  2:16  the work. So you know, you've got to use those Doctor titles whenever you can. Like,

    Nick Bryant  2:21  I've hooked up with Sydney University, actually, where that kind of title carers a bit

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    JUDITH NEILSON INSTITUTE LIVE: The Joke Is Mightier Than The Pen

    JUDITH NEILSON INSTITUTE LIVE: The Joke Is Mightier Than The Pen

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    G’day Fearmongers —

    It is with great thanks to the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas we can bring you this excellent conversation about satire and journalism.

    Can satire change the world? Never.Can satire be more powerful than journalism? Doubtful.Can satire be journalism? Probably not.

    Australia’s top satirists will ask themselves these questions and come up with the same answers during a special live event from A Rational Fear and JNI.

    In this episode of A Rational Fear some of Australia’s most available smart arses wrangle with their (questionable) career choices and take a deep dive into satire’s ability to replace journalists at half the price.

    Featuring cartoonist Cathy Wilcox, Dylan Behan (Newsfighters), Jan Fran (The Project), Ben Jenkins (The Feed), Lewis Hobba (Triple J), and Dan Ilic (A Rational Fear).

    Check out the photos below the podcast links 📸 👇

    📺 You can watch the whole video of this even exclusively on the A Rational Fear Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear or keep an eye on the @ARationalFear socials for 1 min snippets over the next few weeks.

    Big thanks to everyone at JNI who helped us pull it together.

    Cheers

    Dan Ilic

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    Dan Ilic  0:00  Dan Ilic here with a pre show announcement to let you know that if you missed out on tickets to the opera house show for our 10 years of irrational fear, you can listen to it now it's on the irrational fear Patreon. So go to patreon.com forward slash irrational fear, become a member and you'll see the post there. The audio is a little dodgy because the recording was recorded at quite a high level. So unfortunately, the really loud music of Paul McDermott we had to cut out but the good news is we're going to try and get him on a nother live show next month, so you'll be able to hear that right here on the free fade podcasts, I think. Yeah, so go to irrational fear.com forward slash patreon to hear our 10 years of irrational fear live show live from the Sydney Opera House. It was astonishing. And let me just say Louis hubbers rant about the Queen's Jubilee was something else. It'll make you feel extremely patriotic. Right now. However, you're going to listen to an incredible live show we did at the Judith Nielsen Institute for journalism and ideas about a month ago, about two weeks before the federal election. This was a show loosely about satire versus journalism. I think it was called The joke is mightier than the pen. And we had some of the best satirist in Sydney. Join us on stage to discuss whether comedy or satire is better than journalism right there in the home the crucible of Australian journalism, which is the Judith Nielsen Institute. So please enjoy this live show. If you were a member of the Patreon you probably would have seen the video of this about a month ago. So as he does this thing you get these live shows a little before everyone else. So please go to patreon.com forward slash irrational fear to get early access to our live shows and our special events. All right, catch you later. We're at the Judith Nielsen Institute. It's beautiful. I'm recording my end of irrational fear I'm gonna go out to the urination. Sovereignty was never said we did a treaty. Let's stop the show.

    Simon Chilvers  2:00  A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks, Canberra, and gum and section 40 of a rational view recommended listening by immature audience.

    Dan Ilic  2:13  Tonight satirists declare themselves so important they don't actually have to be funny. Journalists declares themselves hilarious after putting 10 Dog pugs in a story about hot dogs. If you can wait a Walkley for a wacky headline where's the Walkley for most scathing

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    Jan Fran Has Issues - Ep 8 - Grace Tame + Elizabeth Watson Brown

    Jan Fran Has Issues - Ep 8 - Grace Tame + Elizabeth Watson Brown

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    For the FINAL Jan Fran Has Issues we speak to former Australian of the Year Grace Tame and the new Greens MP for the seat of Ryan (Brisbane) - Elizabeth Watson Brown. 

    Also, join Veronica Milsom, Mark Humphries, Gabbi Bolt, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic, Sami Shah and Paul McDermott for 10 Years* of A Rational Fear. June 4th Sydney Opera House. (*Runtime approx. 90min)!

    Produced by F+K media 

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    TRANSCRIPT:

    Unknown Speaker  0:00  This episode is supported by the jib foundation. final results are still being tallied. But one thing is crystal clear the 2022 election has delivered a seismic shift in Australia's political landscape. It's a difficult night for Liberals and Nationals around the country is nights like this always.

    Unknown Speaker  0:22  Tonight, the Australian

    Robbie McGreggor  0:24  people have voted for change.

    Unknown Speaker  0:29  Your Excellency, and present the honorable Anthony Albanese is to be sworn in to the office of Prime Minister

    Unknown Speaker  0:36  is Up up and away for Anthony Albanese for his de vous on the international stage at the quad Leaders Summit in Japan.

    Robbie McGreggor  0:43  Jiang Fran has issues breaking down the election one issue at a time brought to you by rational fear.

    Jan Fran  0:55  Oh my goodness. Welcome to the final episode of Jan Fran has issues we did it Daniel.

    Dan Ilic  1:05  Jeanette, I'm so excited. I can't believe it. Have you have you sufficiently gotten through all of the issues now that we are out the back end of the election? I have any issues left?

    Jan Fran  1:15  Oh, my I am completely still riddled with issues, both political and personal. Remember, at the very first episode, you said that you could act as my shrink. It begins now. My do

    Dan Ilic  1:28  all right. As long as I don't have to act as your midwife, because that's what I'm most stressed about. Because you're about to I'm pretty impressed. You managed to hold your little your little daughter in there for her funeral for a few more weeks while we got this this this podcast out my Little

    Jan Fran  1:46  Bear Bear. Yeah, no. still firmly inside. I've given it permission to exit now that this podcast is done and now that the election is done. So we'll see how

    Dan Ilic  1:57  excellent very diligent, Jan, very diligent I am be, you're gonna be a great mother vanquishing discipline like that.

    Jan Fran  2:05  So look, I'm not going to go over the election results too much, because it's been about a week since Saturday happened. But my God, it was massive. So many big wins so many huge surprises. We're gonna get to the two that we thought were particularly interesting in just a second. But before we go to those two big issues, let's discuss, let's, let's do the thing that we love to do over the course of the week and take issue with something. What are you taking issue with this week, Daniel, our final week of the party.

    Dan Ilic  2:34  I'm taking issue with this incredible Op Ed from Chris Yeoman in the Sydney Morning Herald and the headline made me burst out laughing in the cafe as I turned the paper, the headline was the agonizing birth of a new era.

    As, as someone who doesn't shy away from partisan chips, Chris, Yeoman definitely would have had to have an agonizing birth of this new era, because somehow he managed to keep his eyes closed as to what the independents were doing in the world out there. So it made me laugh. It made me laugh out so loud, laugh out loud, so much. There was a guy to two tables next to me, he turned to me and said, Oh, sound

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Born from an iconic egg on a mountain top, Former mystic shaman Dan Ilic accompanies affable horse-mounted radio-monk Lewis Hobba on a pilgrimage to deliver sacred satirical billboards to a dystopian gas-led future - alongside a cast of special guests!

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