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True to form, A Rational Fear, takes a look at week’s scariest news. Catastrophic ecosystem collapse, Gerry Harvey’s JobKeeper bonus, sexual assault allegations in Canberra, and Schapelle Corby on Dancing With The Stars have all been loaded into the ARF canon and ready to be shot into space.
Fearmongers this week:
Prof. Lesely Hughes (Climate Council)
and me, Dan Ilic
Dan Ilic 0:00
Hi this is just a little content warning that this episode of irrational fear will cover issues of sexual assault.
Unknown Speaker 0:06
This podcast is supported in part by the birth of foundation
Dan Ilic 0:10
Hello Lewis. Hello Daniel. How are you? I'm well I Well, I want to be a big thank you to new and returning Patreon supporters we have our Patreon supporters have gone away and have come back, which is really exciting news for everyone.
Unknown Speaker 0:23
I can understand the first part The second part is a real mystery.
Dan Ilic 0:27
No, I know. A big thank you to Gus MC, no Danny rate and pate Lola, who have all joined up in Patreon this week. big thank you to everyone. How are you, Louis? You okay? Oh, I'm alright. And I mean, it's been a bit of a week. It's been a bit of a week. That's why we're here. Well, we'll kick off. I'm recording my end of irrational feet on the land of the firewall. sovereignty was never seated. We need a treaty. Let's start the show.
Unknown Speaker 0:52
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Dan Ilic 1:05
Tonight, Attorney General Christian Porter has heard rumours that he's taking a short leave of absence but doesn't know any specifics and CHANNEL SEVEN costs repel Coby in Dancing with the Stars because March operate was unavailable and the UN chief demands Australia ends its deadly addiction to coal by 2030. In response, Scott Morrison broke into the UN chiefs house and stole his VHS recorder and sold it for a lump of the good stuff. It's the fifth of March 2021. And no journalist has ever asked me about this podcast. This is irrational fear.
Hello, welcome to rational fear. I'm your host, former Duke of Essex. Danielle it's irrational fear is the podcast that holds your hand for the scariest forest of news. And we're doing it this week. So let's meet our fear mongers for tonight. She spends her days wading through the rubble of trouble from the camera bubble. It's Amy ruminococcus.
Unknown Speaker 2:10
That's a very nice way of putting it I wade through the piles of shit. That's my job.
Unknown Speaker 2:15
That's what I do.
Dan Ilic 2:15
Amy, how are your rage levels as of today for this one?
Unknown Speaker 2:20
Oh, I am incandescent with rage. I don't think I'd screen burn it all down so often in my life, and that was this Monday. So you know, it's been going great.
Dan Ilic 2:31
And he's one of Australia's most prolific comedy creators. He quit journalism for the stability of comedy. It's Adams wha Hello, Adam. And he regrets about leaving journalism after a week like this.
Unknown Speaker 2:41
It was a wise decision wasn't it? Yeah, I I'm exhausted and I'm not even involved in any way. So I kind of mentioned how you feel me? Um, yeah, full on.
Lewis Hobba 2:54
It's lucky you got out Adam, you would have been joining the mob of media bullies.
Unknown Speaker 3:01
do realise I was the lightweight among journalists. I used to write show business journals.
Unknown Speaker 3:05
That is one of the nastiest pits to be in show business journalism. I wouldn't I wouldn't want to come across you. alley Yeah, I've
Dan Ilic 3:15
been on the I've been on the nasty end of a paid afford clip on a current affair where he he said Daniel, whi