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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 🏆
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    You've got to make emissions to reduce emissions - Adam Bandt, Lizzy Hoo, Geraldine Quinn, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic - 25th Sept 2020

    You've got to make emissions to reduce emissions - Adam Bandt, Lizzy Hoo, Geraldine Quinn, Lewis Hobba, Dan Ilic - 25th Sept 2020

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    Interview: Adam Bandt
    Geraldine Quinn
    Lizzie Hoo
    Lewis Hobba
    and Dan Ilic

    Inside the Minister for Emissions Reductions office, everyday is 'opposite day.'
    As the saying goes:
    You've got to make emissions, to reduce emissions.
    You have to do something, by doing nothing.
    The only way to create emissions free hydrogen is by using greenhouse gas.
    The only way to encourage renewable energy is to defund renewable energy.
    We're living in very strange time. The rest of the world is aggressively moving to a carbon free future. China is set to decarbonise their economy by 2060. Next year at COP26 every country will be taking plans to go further, and ratchet up mechanisms for further emissions reductions, because the Paris agreement isn't going to cut it.
    Net 0 emissions by 2050 is no longer the big ambition, it's the status quo. A few countries will be going in hard to do even more. Leading, in other words.
    And when the world is doing this, where is that leaving Australia?
    Australia is the Shore School of the world. Outwardly rich, entitled, antagonistic, and going around spitting on poor people and taking photos of its penis on things to win points with mates, Saudi Arabia, and the USA.
    Instead of doing the work: transitioning the economy to a carbon free future.
    We're burning more gas - to lower emissions?
    Gaslighting figuratively and literally.

    Dan

    Thanks:
    Big thanks to The Bertha Foundation, our Patreon Supporters and RODE Mics. Jacob Round, Kate Holdsworth, Rupert Degas and David Bloustien.




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

    Lewis Hobba 0:04
    Jay Lewis Hello Daniel. How are you?

    Dan Ilic 0:06
    Well now I've got some good news about Patreon we What are you? Why are you laughing?

    Lewis Hobba 0:13
    Well, I don't know I always find this ridiculous and the constant promises of paying guests often month to turned on so I feel like I'm in a guest lot relationship

    Dan Ilic 0:22
    with you. And we're gonna be talking about gaslighting a little bit later on and we will pay you I'm sure as soon as we break even on the show, but we have 101 supporters now which is great. So Keith Williams, Mr. Kelly, Frankie Lee Leon, Supriya Dwayne Flanagan, they've all chipped in become Patreon supporters this week. Big Thank you g which means we're two thirds of the way of may have not having to pay for this show myself anymore, which I couldn't be happier about. tech support the show go to patreon.com forward slash irrational fear. Another way you can support the show is to offset the carbon emissions from your car with go neutral. For every $90 sticker go neutral will buy 3.5 tonnes of carbon offsets which is about the average yearly emissions from a car and $5 of that comes to us to go go neutral. Click on the link in the show notes. So go to bitly.com Ford slash code neutral at the end of this week's podcast. We have an amazing lineup of for next week's UI selection show the lineup is amazing. I'm going to tell you about it at the end to hear it so you don't have to listen to the whole show. Or it's a podcast, you can skip to the end. It's kind of up to you. I'm recording my end of rational fee on gadigal land in the urination. sovereignty was never stated. We need a treaty. Let's stop the shot.

    Unknown Speaker 1:34
    A Russian will fear contains naughty words

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    like bricks can

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    come and section 40 of our rational fear recommended listening

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    by image your audience

    Dan Ilic 1:47
    tonight when asked by a journalist if he would commit to a...

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    Passing Gas - #AssLeadRecovery - September 18th 2020

    Passing Gas - #AssLeadRecovery - September 18th 2020

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    On the podcast this we speak about Regular Government Gaslighting, and shareholder activism with Brynn O'Brien from the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility. Also we have Veronica Milsom, who has a brand new podcast out, Zero Waste Baby. We also have TikTok wunderkind Blake Pavey who is coming for all our jobs - also Lewis Hobba and Dan Ilic.

    Thanks:
    Big thanks to The Bertha Foundation, our Patreon Supporters and RODE Mics. Jacob Round, James Colley and David Bloustien.

    • 31 min
    SPECIAL: Kevin Rudd "Meeting Murdoch is like meeting Gollum" - GMPOOG - 01

    SPECIAL: Kevin Rudd "Meeting Murdoch is like meeting Gollum" - GMPOOG - 01

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    This is A Rational Fear's new monthly podcast.

    It's a long-form conversation with leaders in climate justice from around the world.

    So... I'm thrilled to give you the first episode of the Greatest Moral Podcast Of Our Generation.
    Up first is the bloke who coined the phrase "greatest moral problem of our generation", Kevin Rudd.
    We're a couple of generations of PMs past that speech, and sadly the climate emergency still holds the title.
    Fellow Bertha Fellow, Linh Do, and I do a wrap of the month's climate news, then we get to the interview.
    Kevin and I speak about climate change policy, good, bad, future, past and present. We also go deep on Rupert Murdoch, NBN, and media regulation. Kevin also has some great advice for leaders who want to work in the climate space.
    The Patreon version of this episode also has a conversation about off-shore detention and Kevin's Manus Island solution.
    If you're a follower of #Auspol or just want to understand where we're at with climate policy in Australia, this is a super interesting interview.
    Cheers,
    Dan Ilic

    Credits:
    Host: Dan Ilic
    Co-host: Linh Do
    Post production: Jacob Round
    Research: Kara Schlegl
    Voice Over: Robbie McGregor
    Artwork: Lauren Geaney

    Patreon:
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    If you enjoy the podcast, chip in with Patreon. We're at about 65.2% of covering the costs of making the show each week. Every little bit helps. You get to watch the live recording of the show on Thursday nights at 8pm, and access our Discord community - it's kind of like a chat room where we bounce ideas around for the writing of the show throughout the week.
    Thanks:
    Big thanks to The Bertha Foundation, our Patreon Supporters and RODE Mics.

    TRANSCRIPT FROM OTTER.AI

    Kevin Rudd 0:00
    I'm getting a Remington manual typewriter and cigars and load Jamaica rum. I'm taking lessons a TAFE course in bullfighting despite global warming, a rational fear is adding a little more hot air with long form discussions with climate leaders. Good.

    This is called Don't be fried the heat waves and drought greatest mass extinction Morrow we're facing a manmade disaster podcast, climate criminals

    shiana ration

    Unknown Speaker 0:38
    all of this with global warming and a lot of it's a hoax book right, a small podcast about generation.

    Unknown Speaker 0:46
    For short,

    Dan Ilic 0:47
    yes, welcome to the first gumpert brought to you by irrational fear. I'm Daniel H and co hosting up the top is Linda Gatlin.

    Linh Do 0:55
    JOHN, how are you

    Dan Ilic 0:56
    now? Good dad. You're the first person to hear the new intro. What do you think? Have a

    Linh Do 1:00
    no pressure right greatest more podcast of our time none whatsoever. I'm ready to rock and roll.

    Dan Ilic 1:06
    I actually it's actually greatest moral podcast of our generation. I myself have been calling of our time for so long. But I have went back to check the original source text and it was generation.

    Linh Do 1:19
    Well as a millennial, my generation i thought was the only one that mattered. So time generation say same for me, it doesn't matter.

    Dan Ilic 1:27
    So the second Monday of each month, we'll be bringing you long form conversations with climate leaders from all around Australia and the world. Do you want us to talk to Lynn? I mean,

    Linh Do 1:35
    it feels like such an obvious pick to say Greta tune Berg, but I'm also super keen to hear about those people that have made the decision to say leave their jobs in the oil and gas industry. Like I think that is a real sort of moral and ethical dilemma.

    Dan Ilic 1:49
    Yeah, I can imagine if I was earning six figures in the oil and gas industry, I don't think I'd have to take a second before leaving those. Now Lynne and I are going to be talking about...

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    Mike Goldstein, Ange Lavoipierre + Teenage Class Action Against Coal - September 11th 2020

    Mike Goldstein, Ange Lavoipierre + Teenage Class Action Against Coal - September 11th 2020

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    Fearmongers this week include:

    Mike Goldstein,
    Ange Lavoipierre
    Lewis Hobba
    Dan Ilic
    and
    David Barnden from Equity Generation Lawyers

    We're talking about AI Robots getting good at writing content.
    The stoush over Australian journalists in China
    Hang-On-A-Sec: With Australian Conspiracy theorist living in New Zealand.
    And speak to the lawyer who is working on behalf of all Australia's teenagers to fight a coal mine in Northern NSW.



    Recorded at our homes over Zoom - pumped through the RØDECaster™ Pro - into your ears.
    This podcast is supported in part by the Bertha Foundation.



    TRANSCRIPTION BY OTTER.AI:

    Dan Ilic 0:00
    Louis,

    Lewis Hobba 0:00
    Daniel, how are you?

    Dan Ilic 0:02
    Oh, very good. We had a big week on Patreon this week more people getting us to 64% of op x. I'm using terms like op x now that's I don't even know that means operational expenditure. And big thanks to Angela Brown, Yun de patron, Josh Fergus, Stephen and a guy called Matthew Vander pude, who I believe is like a specialist in like hyperlapse photography, you should check out their work online. So head to patreon.com forward slash irrational fear to get us to 100% as soon as we can break even the sooner we can buy needless cameos for American reality stars to put on the shark.

    Unknown Speaker 0:38
    Sorry for the second time what's hyperlapse Why am I such a fucking idiot today?

    Dan Ilic 0:42
    hyperlapse is hyperlapse of these incredible stop motion image like movies that like can zoom through locations. This guy's absolutely incredible. He's a big fan of irrational fear. So he dropped awesome. The

    Unknown Speaker 0:56
    big man you limit your references to like two or three things and Now that I've never

    Dan Ilic 1:00
    heard of, Louis, we're about to talk to a lawyer who

    Unknown Speaker 1:03
    is representing

    Dan Ilic 1:04
    representing a group of teenagers who are doing a class action against the government. And I'm sure there's gonna be lots of lingo You and I are gonna have to ask him. Hey, another way you can support the show is by making your car carbon neutral with go neutral. I did it this week, you can pay go neutral, 90 bucks and they'll send you a little sticker to pop on your car. And on your behalf. They'll buy 3.5 tonnes of carbon offsets which is about the emissions of an average car for the year. And if you use the link in the show notes, you get five bucks or sorry five bucks comes to us. Yeah, get $5 $5 comes to us. So big thanks to go neutral for that. So head on over there and make your car carbon neutral. All right, my end of irrational fears recorded on gadigal land the urination. sovereignty was never said let's start the show.

    Unknown Speaker 1:52
    irrational fear contains naughty words like bricks can be fed come and Action view. A rational fear recommended listening by immature audience.

    Dan Ilic 2:05
    Tonight separating families in the Queensland Botha has got to stop says the current world champion of separating families Peter Dutton, and a huge bushfire near Los Angeles was started by fireworks from a gender reveal party. While the agenda is still yet to be revealed, Elisa confirmed it was a dick move. And this week Sydney Olympic Park reaches a major milestone. It has been exactly 20 years since its last visitor who would have thought that September 11 would have lost a meeting. Well, hey, it's 2020 this is irrational fear.

    This is irrational fear. I'm your host disgraced rugby league Star Dan Ilic sinned joining us on the panel today. She's a journalistic comedian and he realistics the award winning Triple Threat Angela Lapierre good eye and hello now journalism common ah..

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    Saucy Nuggs guy and Mobile Phones - #SaucyNuggs - September 4th 2020

    Saucy Nuggs guy and Mobile Phones - #SaucyNuggs - September 4th 2020

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    TASMANIANS - Here is the link to tell Senator Jacqui Lambie to allow those stuck in detention to keep their phones:
    senatorlambie.com.au/advise_jacqui?recruiter_id=818348

    On the podcast this week -

    Amy Remeikis
    Eddie Perfect
    Nauroze Anees
    Lewis Hobba
    and Dan Ilic

    Plus an interview with THE SAUCY NUGGS guy Ander Christensen.


    This podcast is supported in part by The Bertha Foundation.

    • 40 min
    A Liberal Energy Minister against Fossil Fuels? - #KoalaPenis- August 28th 2020

    A Liberal Energy Minister against Fossil Fuels? - #KoalaPenis- August 28th 2020

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    G'day Fearmongers -

    On the A Rational Fear podcast this week Bertha Fellow Linh Do and I are joined by friends of the show, James Colley and Alice Fraser. They downed tools from their own various TV shows and Podcasts to bring some ridiculousness to the podcast. We cover the NBA, RNC, Aldi's move to 100% renewables, and Boris Johnson's culture war on The Proms. And we ask NSW Minister for Energy & the Environment, Matt Kean about Koalas, chlamydia, conservation, and working in the environment space with a federal government hooked on fossil fuels.

    SPEAK UP FOR CLIMATE:
    In September, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Seed Mob are running a campaign to get families and friends to talk about climate change and raise money for those organisations. It's called Speak Up For Climate. If you're a young person, get your friends and family involved.

    PATREON 💸
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    Thanks so much to our new Patreon subscribers this week, we gave you a big shoutout on the podcast. So far we're covering about 56.6% of the costs. If we get to 100% of our costs we'll be able to start paying our guests, and create more fun things. Chip in, there's heaps of rewards: watch the show being recorded live, get the ad-free version of the podcast, chat with the creative team on Discord, see videos first, and hear interviews before anyone else, but most importantly you ensure that we can keep making A Rational Fear in all its forms.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

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!

MorryMorgan ,

Funny , informative and depressing

An enjoyable way to become depressed about the world’s current affairs.

Josh Louder ,

Great for a laugh!

Keeping me sane during self-isolation. Dan and Lewis are hilarious and they have some very funny guests!

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