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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

    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

    • 30 min
    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 sca

    • 1 hr 20 min
    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)!

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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 s

    • 44 min
    Jan Fran Has Issues - Ep 7 - Election Cheat Sheet with Amy Remeikis + Alex Morris

    Jan Fran Has Issues - Ep 7 - Election Cheat Sheet with Amy Remeikis + Alex Morris

    🚨CORRECTION🚨 20.05.22 If you have Covid, this morning the AEC has made it easier for you to vote via phone. You are now eligible to vote via phone if you were in isolation from 6pm last Friday May 13th.Sign up via their website here. 

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    Jan Fran Has Issues…with Election Questions. We speak to political reporter Amy Remeikis from the Guardian, and Alex Morris from the Australian Electoral Commission, who answers how you can make your vote count while drawing a dick on the ballot. ✏️🍆✅ 

    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.

    Unknown Speaker  0:05  
    The Election Race is heating up with a new poll showing labor and the coalition and neck to neck the fate of Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese is in the hands of the women of Australia and many unsold on either I would describe women as being angry. What would you have done differently in the last three years if you had known that so many Australians were holding a grudge? Oh, I think I could have certainly been more sensitive. It is traditional for the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition to give their final major addresses of the campaign to the National Press Club. Prime Minister Scott Morrison becomes the first prime minister in over 50 years to not give such an address. We wish him well on Saturday, as we do our speaker today. Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, why is everybody laughing? Jan fram has issues breaking down the election on issue at a time brought to you by a rational fear.

    Jan Fran  1:01  
    Why is everybody laughing Laura tingle. It has been a very, very funny week. And welcome, everybody to Jan Fran has issues the podcast that breaks down the election one issue at a time. How's this week been for you, Daniel? Jen, I've gone from extremely stressed to extremely calm. But now I'm back in the stressed out category. So yeah, you're a swing voter. You're dead, right? I am a swing voter.

    Unknown Speaker  1:29  
    Yeah, well, you're certainly not the only one that's for sure. On today's show, by the way, because the election is just around the corner, we are on the final countdown, we're going to do something a little bit different. So we've asked you guys to give us some questions. And we're going to get those questions answered. And we're going to do in two ways. So we're going to be talking policy, first of all issues. You know how we love to talk about issues on this show. We're going to be talking all of your policy questions with Guardian journaux Amy ramakers, who is an absolute garden when it comes to policy stuff around elections. And then we're going to talk about the practicalities of voting actually getting into the booth, what happens, how to do it? What if you get COVID, all of those sorts of questions. And we're gonna do that with Alex Morris from the Australian Electoral Commission. That's on today's app. And then next week, we're gonna be talking about how the election was faked with qn on himself, so it's gonna be great. We're gonna save the best philosophy

    Unknown Speaker  2:29  
    because we're not doing any big issues on the show today. We're going to be taking issue though, with something that happened over the course of the wee

    • 45 min
    Julia Zemiro Asks 'Who Cares?' — E5 — Penny Ackery (Hume indy Candidate)

    Julia Zemiro Asks 'Who Cares?' — E5 — Penny Ackery (Hume indy Candidate)

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    G'day Fearmongers,

    This is the 2nd last JZAC — and it's a good one. JZ has a conversation with Independent Candidate for Hume, Penny Ackery.

    There is a feeling of change in country NSW.

    Penny Ackery is a former special needs teacher who has been tasked by her community to represent the huge electorate of Hume.

    At 17 240 sq km it spans from Boorowa in the west to Appin in the east, with Goulburn smack bang in the middle. It's currently held by the Minister for Emission Expansion, Angus Taylor. One of the most powerful ministers in the government.

    But Penny has been hard at it, campaigning publicly since June 2021 — traveling the breadth of the electorate, listening, and consulting with folks about how to better represent them. It's the world's longest job interview.

    JZ lives in the electorate next door and has been supporting Penny Ackery in her campaign, so if this chat  sounds like two friends who are trying to make change in their communities — it's because it is.

    Cheers

    Dan

     

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

    Julia Zemiro  0:04  
    Hi, Julia Zemiro here, I'm recording this podcast on the land of the Gundam gara people. Sovereignty was never ceded. We need a treaty. Let's start the podcast.

    Dan Ilic  0:13  
    A podcast about politics for people who hate politics. This is Julian Zemiro asks, Who cares?

    Julia Zemiro  0:24  
    On this second to last podcast I'm doing with the irrational fie organization, how I love them. I wanted to speak with an independent, no matter how you look at it. One big part of Australia's 2022 election will have been the independence no matter what the result is, and I wanted to speak to one close to home Penny Ackery is an independent running in the federal electorate of Hume in New South Wales. And for the last nine years, it's been held by Angus Taylor, Minister for energy and emissions reduction, or is he anyway, Hume is enormous. I live in Whitlam, which is right next door, and it stretches from Warragamba. We're Alicia Camden and loving them in the north, down through Wollondilly, winter, Caribee, and golden, which is where Penny lives to borrow, gunning and Crookwell in the southwest. penny spent 30 years of her life in this electorate. Her most recent job has been as a teacher for kids with special needs. And she has been a teacher at Golden and picked in high schools. And during the pandemic, she was an advocate for small businesses across the electorate, showcasing what they were doing, just helping them to kind of keep alive. And I thought it was interesting to talk to an independent I've been a bit involved with independence, doing some launches, doing some webinars on Zoom, etc. Because I was fascinated by it. And I wanted to find out what it was all about why people were doing it, were people really stepping up and they absolutely were. And I think it's going to be a very interesting chapter in Australian politics, and it will be interesting to see where it goes. In the future. It feels like a circuit breaker for me. And I reckon a circuit breaker is not a bad idea. I wanted to speak to Penny about why she stepped up to run as an independent what the process was like, and what it's like in there now with a few days to go to the election day. Welcome, Penny, how you going?

    Penny Ackery  2:24  
    I'm tired. I'm getting to the exhaustion stakes. It's been a pretty exciting journey. It's I've met so many gre

    • 35 min
    Jan Fran Has Issues - Ep 6 - Climate Change with Alex Dyson + Anjali Sharma

    Jan Fran Has Issues - Ep 6 - Climate Change with Alex Dyson + Anjali Sharma

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    Jan Fran Has Issues…with Climate Change. We speak to Alex Dyson - an Independent candidate for Wannon and former triple j breakfast choon lord, and Anjali Sharma who sued the Environment Minister whilst still in high school. 

    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) We’re 60% sold! So get in quick!

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    TRANSCRIPT: 

    Unknown Speaker  0:00  
    This episode is supported by the jib foundation. Melbourne locals are not impressed with Anthony Albanese this morning,

    Unknown Speaker  0:10  
    this project will transform the way that Melbourne Ian's can get around the city.

    Alex Dyson  0:16  
    It's a theme. I said, when he tried to speak to you, but you're a tool for Murdoch, and I'm not I'm an employee of Sky News. And I know Australians know that I can be a bit of a

    Unknown Speaker  0:30  
    bulldozer. Scott Morrison is today said he's a bulldozer a bulldozer. Rex thinks I'm a builder.

    Robbie McGreggor  0:37  
    Jam frat house issues breaking down the election one issue at a time brought to you by rational fear.

    Jan Fran  0:49  
    Hello, and welcome to Gentran has issues. Yes, this is the podcast where we break down the election, one issue at a time and today's issue. My goodness, it's a very special issue. Because it's very close to Daniel's just heart.

    Alex Dyson  1:05  
    It should be yours to Jen should be close to every one of y'all as your heart is in a place your heart is melting.

    Jan Fran  1:13  
    What is the issue that we're going to be looking at on today's episode,

    Alex Dyson  1:16  
    the issue we're gonna be talking about is climate change, which is actually a pretty big issue for this audience. Gen friend or have you know, the audience listens to you?

    Jan Fran  1:25  
    I do not well, actually, climate change is a pretty big issue for quite a lot of Australians, the quiet Australians, the louder Australians, the rural Australians sitting Australians,

    Alex Dyson  1:34  
    it's super interesting to see that climate change is at the top of the list of the ABC compassed issues yet it seems to be at the bottom list of any major party wanting to talk about it. Well,

    Jan Fran  1:45  
    I think the thing that I like about you when it comes to climate change is you're all about using the power that you have to try and make a positive change around this issue, correct? Well, this

    Alex Dyson  1:55  
    is it because we all need to do it. We all need to be working using our powers where we are with the communities we're in to try and make climate change an issue to try and get action on climate change. Because we've only got a few years left before we're all living in a sauna baby. And you know, some people, some people are excited about that, you know, some people love that I'm not a big fan of that myself, you know, it's gonna get it's gonna get hot, it's gonna get wet, it's gonna get dry, it's gonna get crusty, it's gonna get fiery, it's gonna get, oh, it's gonna get all the things all at once all the time. And we just need to try and mitigate that and fix that ASAP. So we're running out of time. So we all need to use our own powers where we are to do more for the climate to make climate and the election issue. And I made that commit to myself a couple of years ago. And I said, right, I'm going to kind of really focus a rational fear o

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