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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. It's like #qanda on crack. 🏆 Winner Best Comedy Podcast 2020  - Australian Podcast Awards 🏆 Sign up to the newsletter: http://www.arationalfear.com

A Rational Fear Dan Ilic

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 154 Ratings

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

    National Child Forklift Rollout — James Colley, Bridie Connell, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic

    National Child Forklift Rollout — James Colley, Bridie Connell, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic

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    We're joined this week by fearmongers:

    James Colley
    Bridie Connell
    Lewis Hobba
    and Dan Ilic

    And we cover 
    Forklifts
    Boris Johnson
    UAP's insane political advertising spend
    Play a 2012 clip from the A Rational Fear vault.

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    Bertha Announcement  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birther foundation.

    Dan Ilic  0:04  
    Hello Lewis. How are you?

    Lewis Hobba  0:06  
    Daniel on well how the hell are you?

    Dan Ilic  0:09  
    I'm really I'm really good. I'm feeling good feeling. I'm feeling tired but I'm good otherwise I'm tired because bit a personal News. Today I mailed the last ever joke keeper billboards sticker pack out a 480 sticker packs have been mailed out to people who paid 100 bucks to get them. But as a result, Louis I've actually got quite a few stickers left over I thought I under ordered so I did an extra order and then I ended up with about about 100 More stickers per sticker that I actually ordered. So if you want a pack of these $150 valued sticker packs hang around to the end of the podcast and I'll tell you how to get them at a massive discount. Wow Lewis Do you have good olive? I haven't even sent you these?

    Lewis Hobba  0:58  
    No, I've got one of I got I've got these irrational fear QR code that's not in functioning anymore, obviously. But um, all QR codes. Now if you

    Dan Ilic  1:10  
    if you if you scan that actually exports your entire browser data to Twitter. Everyone could say everything you've ever downloaded. It's great. Oh, great. The billboard stuff is continuing. I've spent the last bit of money on some billboards around Cooke which is Scott Morrison seat. So I've got a few bit of artwork going I'm going to show you some of the artwork now this is a classic. Let's have a look here is Hawaiian hideaway for when things get too hot at home bushfire sale now one that's going up, and then we've got this one, visit the Old Grove stumps of Tasmania just a beautiful bit of artwork in a classic 1960s US national parks kind of studied that. That's beautiful. Her name is Tanya she's from Tasmania, Tasmania artist, she actually did a cracking job on this like so good. Like it's beautiful. Someone gave a huge donation to joke keeper and they wanted one particularly around the jobs of the future. So I've designed this one to go up which is in 2035, Cassie will be qualified to put former politicians in jail for historical climate crimes. And it's got this picture of this cute little girl in a graduation outfit. And it says climate prosecutor is one of the 1 million new Australian jobs for the fossil fuel free future.

    Lewis Hobba  2:27  
    Yeah, well she looks about six which is probably is Scott Morrison's kind of child slavery plans stay on track. You could just hop straight into the court right now.

    Dan Ilic  2:38  
    And we're gonna be talking a little bit about that a little later on right now. I'm recording my end of irrational feet on Gadigal land in the urination sovereignty is never seated, we need a treaty. Let's stop the show.

    Unknown Speaker  2:48  
    A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks, Canberra, fed gum and section 40 of our rational view recommended listening by immature audience.

    Dan Ilic  3:01  
    Tonight Victoria Health Corps a code brown on Scott Morrison's press conferences, and the Prime Minister asked the states to let kids drive forklifts in order to give George Christiansen something to do and just wait and turns out to

    • 38 min
    KFC Shortage & Cannabis COVID solutions — Peppa Smith, Travis De Vries, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic

    KFC Shortage & Cannabis COVID solutions — Peppa Smith, Travis De Vries, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic

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    We're back for 2021 with a short sharp A Rational Fear. We're joined by Peppa Smith (Yamma Mamma), Travis De Vries (Awesome Black), as well as Dan Ilic and Lewis Hobba.
    KFC Chicken Shortage.
    COVID and Cannabis.
    Australian Republican Movement's new platform for voting for a head of state.

     

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    • 31 min
    Best Sketches of 2021 — Cash For Comment

    Best Sketches of 2021 — Cash For Comment

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    Dan Ilic is still on holidays so he asked his good friend Alan Jones (who was surprisingly available) to host the end of year wrap of all of our sponsors.

    It's been an extraordinary year for A Rational Fear.

    🎩 Melbourne Comedy Festival
    🎩 100th episode Live Show
    🎩 Newcastle Climate Show
    🎩 Bega Climate Show
    🎩>30 Twitter video sketches
    🎩33 Weekly A Rational Fear Streams & Podcasts
    🎩 4New GMPOOGs
    🎩 3 episodes of a brand new podcast Julia Zemiro Asks "Who Cares?"
    🎩 6 #JokeKeeper Billoards around Australia
    🎩 1 GIANT #JokeKeeper Billboard in Times Square New York City
    🎩 3 #JokeKeeper Billboards in Glasgow
    🏆 WON THE BEST COMEDY PODCAST IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE 2ND TIME IN A ROW!

    So thank you so much for supporting A Rational Fear — what we love doing is mixing comedy with the serious stuff because it makes everything better to digest.

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    Bertha Announcement  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation. This episode of irrational fears

    Dan Ilic  0:05  
    recorded on the land of the direwolf people sovereignty was never said When did a treaty let's stop the show. A rational

    Unknown Speaker  0:11  
    fear contains naughty words like bricks, Canberra fan COMM And section 40 of our rational view recommended listening by immature audience.

    Alan Jones  0:24  
    Good morning, everyone. I'm Alan Jones debt, Ilitch has invited me to host the interview show for a rational fear as my own show. Keulen was too popular and crashed the internet after three minutes of streaming. Oh god, you know who else crashed after three minutes of my streaming July on Gilad? Now this show is dedicated to the most important people in the country, the sponsors of a rational theme, we will celebrate them all in this very special episode, the highs, the lows and be in between. This is genuinely cash for comments. Let's kick it off with a message from my very dear friend and close personal tuber Peter Dutton.

    Peter Dutton  1:06  
    Oh, Peter Dutton here wishing you and your family Christmas and reminding you that just like Santa Claus, I'm keeping a list of who is naughty and nice. Previously, if you were an Australian citizen, and you made a joke about a minister, for instance, a minor dog looking like a potato, there was no way he could legally tap your phone or jingle your bell. But as of today, ASIO can be my own personal health on a shelf, and I can spy on anyone I want foreign, more Australian, more Australian it looks a bit foreign or worse, the leader of the greens. So if you're gonna buy certain jokes about certain ministers, remember, potatoes have eyes and they could see when you are sleeping, and they know when you're awake. Just consider yourself lucky that Santa Claus isn't coming by boat. Whoa, whoa, whoa, authorized unopposed by Peter Dutton, Canberra.

    Alan Jones  2:06  
    Thank you, Peter. What a warm kind of Dare I say jolly man. Next up is another jolly fellow, the President of the United States of America's alternative reality. Donald Trump. Here he is writing a letter to fake incoming President Joe Biden way back in January 26.

    Donald Trump  2:26  
    Dear Joe, as you are senile, I will write this letter slowly. As I leave the White House with my wife and her lookalikes.

    • 59 min
    Julia Zemiro Asks 'Who Cares?' — E3 — Kerry O'Brien & Zara Seidler

    Julia Zemiro Asks 'Who Cares?' — E3 — Kerry O'Brien & Zara Seidler

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    This is the 3rd Episode of the monthly spin-off podcast from A Rational Fear —Julia Zemiro Asks 'Who Cares?' 

    Each month for the next 4 months on the A Rational Fear podcast feed, Julia will be interviewing change makers, civic leaders, and people who organise their communities and claim their power to discover the secrets to making good things happen.

    This month Julia chats with two Australian very different Australian media leaders who at the opposing ends of their career timelines

    Kerry O'Brien— One Australia's most distinguished journalists. Kerry O'Brien may be off our TV screens, but he is far from retired. Kerry is busy, writing and thinking about journalism and democracy. In this chat with JZ, Kerry talks about how the atomisation of media puts our democracy at risk.

    also we hear from:

    Zara Seidler — The co-founder of one of the largest publishers of youth media in Australia. The Daily Aus is Australia’s leading social-first news service. Offering young Australians a digestible and engaging way to access the news, all through social media. The Daily Aus reaches nearly 300,000 young people through its Instagram, Tiktok, email and podcast channels.

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    The Bertha Foundation,
    Jacob Round.
    Jess Harwood for the amazing artwork.
    and our Patreon Supporters.

     

     

    Julia Zemiro  0:00  
    This podcast is supported in part by the birther foundation. I'm recording my part of Julia's Amuro asks, Who cares on the lands of the gunman? Gara and Darwell people, sovereignty was never ceded. We need a treaty. Let's start the podcast.

    Dan Ilic  0:18  
    A podcast about politics for people who hate politics. This is Julia Mira asks Who cares?

    Julia Zemiro  0:27  
    Hello Julia here and thank you again for joining me on the irrational fi podcast feed to listen to who cares this month, Kerry O'Brien and Zara sideline to people who have been and are working in the media in Australia. Zara Seidler in her 20s with Sam Koz Lasky set up the daily oz news for millennials will be speaking to her after we speak with Kerry O'Brien, of course, carries a prominent Australian journalist and author whose long career includes 28 years as a national current affairs, television presenter and interviewer. From this day to night, four corners Lateline, the 730 report where he was editor and presenter for 15 years, he's written two books, one on former Australian Prime Minister for Keating, but more recently, a memoir on the social and political upheavals he's witnessed in half a century of journalism. And that's what I wanted to talk to him about today, because one of the biggest upheavals I think, is this independent grassroots movement. And I wanted to ask him what he thought about that and where he thought it might go.

    Kerry O'Brien  1:41  
    Just in terms of the phenomenon, and it is one I think it's been in the pipeline for quite a while, it's been coming to a slowly, and I think it's probably been hastening, the more people have become disillusioned and lost respect, and grown angrier and more frustrated with the political process, I don't think the state of politics in this country has been at a lower ebb in my working life as a journalist than it is now. And there are all kinds of reasons for that. But in terms of how the media deals with it, I would say, the media in its coverage of politics really reflects the state of our society to in the sense that we are digitally disrupted, generally, in

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Talking Pictures & Boycotting Olympics — Zoe Daniel, Mike Bowers, Fiona Katauskas, Yianni Agisilaou, Dan Ilic

    Talking Pictures & Boycotting Olympics — Zoe Daniel, Mike Bowers, Fiona Katauskas, Yianni Agisilaou, Dan Ilic

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    We're Talking Fears with the Talking Pictures crew.

    Yianni Agisilaou
    Mike Bowers
    Fiona Katauskas
    Dan Ilic
    + Zoe Daniel

    We talk about the diplomatic boycot of the winter olympics, world leaders hitting the pingers at 4am, Andrew Laming's staffers poor choices, and we talk with Zoe Daniel about running as an independant.

     

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    • 41 min
    A Rational Bugle — Alice Fraser, Andy Zaltzman, Dan Ilic, Lewis Hobba.

    A Rational Bugle — Alice Fraser, Andy Zaltzman, Dan Ilic, Lewis Hobba.

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    G'day Fearmongers,

    If you can't tell in this recording, I'm super stoked to have Alice Fraser and Andy Zaltzman on for the first ever Bugle X A Rational Fear crossover special. 

    We talk.

    On-line Trolls.
    Xenobots.
    NFTs.
    UK Anti Vax Protests.
    and I attempt a Pun Run for Andy's sake.

    Cheers


    Dan

     

     

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    • 42 min

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154 Ratings

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