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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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    Rugby Love Island - April 3rd 2020

    Rugby Love Island - April 3rd 2020

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    Recorded at our homes over Zoom - pumped through the RØDECaster™ Pro - into your ears.

    Laughing in the face of COVID19 with our Fearmongers on this pod:
    Nadine Von Cohen
    Petr Lebedev
    Lewis Hobba
    and Dan Ilic

    We interview @Sooklyn from TikTok fame and Nauroze Anees about the risk of COVID19 inside Australia's detention centres. And we have some COVID19 Stand-up Comedy from Mick Neven, as well as a brand new episode of Newsfighters.


    - (00:00) Preamble, thank you to Patreon subscribers.
    - (01:27) Start.
    - (02:28) Introductions.
    - (04:08) SPONSOR: Fox Board Games.
    - (05:45) We're a Nordic Socialist Democracy Now.
    - (10:50) NRL Island.
    - (12:27) Magnets up the nose.
    - (17:50) Nauroze interview preview.
    - (18:21) Sooklyn From TikTok Interview.
    - (29:00) COVID19 inside Australia's Detention Centres.
    - (34:00) Stand-up Comedy: Mick Neven
    - (41:00) Credits
    - (41:55) Newsfighters

    • 46 min
    His Royal Virus - March 27th 2020

    His Royal Virus - March 27th 2020

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    Recorded at our homes over Google Meet - pumped through the RØDECaster™ Pro - into your ears.

    Comedians and experts ripping into the global pandemic - slowing the spread one pun at time.

    This A Rational Fear brings together voice actor Rupert Degas, comedian Bec Melrose, international health student Dr. Jazmin Daniells, New York City broadcaster Brad Blanks and as a special treat comedian Kirsty Webeck comes by to delight us with 5min from her cancelled Melbourne Comedy Festival show.

    (00:00) - Preamble, thank you mums.
    (01:04) - Start.
    (02:00) - Introductions.
    (03:07) - SPONSOR: Robbie McGregor Reads Mark Latham's Tweets.
    (05:04) - Coping with Corona.
    (08:40) - HRH Prince Charles interview.
    (10:30) - Private School Principal Delivers Social Distancing Rules.
    (12:00) - THEY INCREASED NEWSTART!
    (17:22) - Health worker Dr. Jazmin Daniells.
    (29:50) - Who is the COVID-19 Commission?
    (32:14) - An Aussie in New York Brad Blanks.
    (40:37) - Kirsty Webeck Stand Up.
    (46:32) - Credits
    (48:00) - Newsfighters

    Stay at home - and listen to this.

    Transcribed by https://otter.ai

    Dan Ilic 0:00
    All right before we start a big thank you to our Patreon subscribers. We grew by just a handful this week. It's about very powerful handful, Louis. Big thanks to more of my family as well. It's funny you should mention that it's not more of your family but it is close personal friends of ours. Big thanks to Liz Adams and my mother in law, Jan Holdsworth who became scaremongers. Louis's mom is also scaremonger. My partner's mom is a scare monger. Let's all go for the moms of this podcast. It's really great. Is anyone giving us money that isn't related to us? I don't know. I just feel like a lot of people allied can't afford to subscribe to the Patreon which got me thinking, Louis, if you can't afford three bucks a month, maybe you could ask your mum to subscribe to our Patreon instead, tell them that it's franking credits like franking credit insurance for the for the apocalypse, they might as well most old people will actually tap out. Hey Blake, I made this episode of irrational fear in isolation. On the land of the gadigal in the eora nation, let's start the show.

    Unknown Speaker 1:04
    irrational fear contains no two words like bricks can rub and

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    gum and section 40 of our rational fear recommended listening by immature audience.

    Dan Ilic 1:17
    Tonight Donald Trump says he'd like to see churches in America full at Easter time, all part of his greater plan to have old buildings in America empty by Christmas time. And this week the Australian Parliament went on recess for five months because there's nothing to do until then. And the 30 minute restriction on hairdressing appointment has been lifted but I'm not gonna get ahead CUT TO MY lift the restriction on allowing barbers to spit in your mouth like the old days, wash your hands and stay at home. This is irrational fear

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    your heart.

    Dan Ilic 2:17
    Nick, She's fast become one of the stars of Australian comedy scene. She is as versatile as a merengue but as complicated as a Pavlova. It's big Melrose.

    Unknown Speaker 2:26
    What an intro. I love it. I've never had a bakery themed intro.

    Dan Ilic 2:30
    And he is a staple of the show and he can be relied on to delight. He's the week bakes with sugar on top. It's Louis Alba. Oh, thank you, Daniel. I actually used to consume a lot...

    • 51 min
    Isolation Nation - March 20th 2020

    Isolation Nation - March 20th 2020

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    The pod must go on - from our separate homes we keep cup and carry on - on the show this week we bring you the best and brightest brains on COVID19 including Eureka Prize winner Dr. Darren Saunders, comedian Rosie Piper, Dj Dylabolical, hosts Dan Ilic and Lewis Hobba and comedian Bec Melrose drops in to do 5min from her cancelled Melbourne Comedy Festival Show.

    (00:00) Preamble.
    (01:40) Start.
    (02:50) Introductions.
    (04:27) Sponsor: Visit the 90's.
    (06:22) The 3rd week of Coronarama.
    (12:28) Dr. Darren Saunders gives some COVID19 answers.
    (26:40) Alan Jones on the Coronavirus
    (29:10) Bec Melrose does 5min of her cancelled MICF show.
    (35:50) Wrap up
    (36:47) News Fighters


    Dan Ilic 0:00
    Well, before we start, the building committee festival has been cancelled. Lewis actually predicted this the day before they actually cancelled it on our last week's show. I've actually got a clip of you Lewis predicting this. Here it is. Now before we start letting people know that our Melbourne Comedy Festival show Tickets are on sale at this stage. The Melbourne Comedy Festival is still going. Yeah, I mean, what is it? It's currently Thursday evening, I would say we have 12 hours left for you to purchase tickets, feel good about them and then feel the need to return them when the coroner predicted predicted Louis hell but what do you think about that? I mean, obviously, I'm a genius. I see everything. It's palpable tonight. It's Thursday again $60 million. It's gonna be number 37. Touch all your money. I'm 37. Now if you if you get a refund, I should let you know. become one of our subscribers on Patreon. For as little as five bucks a month you can support a rational fear to bring you podcasts and videos. This week. We actually double Our Patreon subscriber limit term to 11. And a big shout out to someone named Margot haba. Who is now donating any relation Louis maga haba hey, yeah, that's my

    Lewis Hobba 1:14
    mom shout for mom. She's been financially

    Dan Ilic 1:18
    helping me out since day job. So it's still good to know that she hasn't laid off Thank you, mom. And also, for every patient subscriber who wins will expected like 50% of that to go to restaurant fears pitcher Patreon. Thank you very much, Louis. It's very generous of you. irrational fears are coated on gadigal Land of urination. I pay my respects to elder's past, present and emerging. Let's start the show.

    Unknown Speaker 1:42
    A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks, camera,

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    and gum and section 40 of a rational

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    fear recommended listening

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    by a mature audience.

    Dan Ilic 1:54
    Today on irrational fear cuantas is reportedly seeking a government bailout when asked What they did with their recent $5 billion profit, a spokesman suggested it was stuck on the back of the cuantas lounge. The NFL is seeking a bailout from the government claiming that Australia won't be Australia without Rugby League, which is news to people in Western Australia, South Australia Victoria Northern Territory in Tasmania who all said who is rugby lake. Tasmania has shut its border to mainland Australia. On top of a 14 day quarantine people will be deported from the island if they don't test positive to being a close cousin. There's plenty of toilet paper for everyone. This is irrational.

    Unknown Speaker 2:38
    irrational.

    Dan Ilic 2:50
    Welcome to irrational fear. Now let's meet our fear mongers tonight billed as one of Australia's premier transgender lesbian Canadians maybe it's rise pifo Hello Hello, in 2019 he was the winner of Australia's most prestigious science prize in 2020. He's shutting down his lab because as it turns out, being good at important work is not valued in Australia. It's Dr....

    • 40 min
    We're living in the first 5min of a disaster movie - March 13th 2020

    We're living in the first 5min of a disaster movie - March 13th 2020

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    Fearmongers this week are Chris Taylor, Bridie Connell and Professor Hilary Bambrick from the the QUT school of public health and social work. We also have special guests Harry Mountbatten-Windsor and Bernie Sanders as voiced by the insanely talented Rupert Degas.

    00:00 House keeping.
    01:40 Start
    03:00 Guest Intro
    04:45 Prince Harry Sketch
    05:50 Coronavirus talk
    19:30 Professor Hilary Bambrick on COVID19
    29:27 National Bushfire Recovery Fund
    33:00 Senator Bernie Sanders
    34:55 Credits

    THANKS TO:
    Jacob Round, Rupert Degas, and FBi Radio


    TRANSCRIPT BY OTTER.AI:

    Dan Ilic 0:00
    Now before we start letting people know that our Melbourne Comedy Festival show Tickets are on sale on this stage, the Melbourne Comedy Festival is still going. Yeah, I mean, what day is it? It's currently Thursday evening, I would say we have about 12 hours left for you to purchase tickets, feel good about them and then feel the need to return them when the corona quit hit. So please go and buy Melbourne Comedy Festival tickets. I think we're about halfway sold. It's really great. We're going to have a great show. We've got the ARIA award winning bridey and white from tonight, Lee. We've got the Walkley award winning Patricia Cabela's we've got the Walkley award losing James Colley the multiple award winner Alice Fraser DJ Tila and Bain will be there and also Louis and I we've been nominated for many things like you've been nominated for most hygienic man, that's

    Unknown Speaker 0:40
    true. Um, I lost to

    Lewis Hobba 0:44
    God I got myself into a pickle here. Who's a really hydrating person. Mr. Shea There we go.

    Unknown Speaker 0:53
    I was thinking of something completely different. Oh my god. All sudden you sit down with a real surprise. Anyway, the show we better than that.

    Unknown Speaker 0:59
    You We also have a Patreon which we launched last week. So go to patreon.com forward slash irrational feet and give us some spare change like three bucks a month, Louis and I've been doing a restaurant fee for about eight years. And we decided this year we're gonna go pro.

    Unknown Speaker 1:13
    I want to get rich.

    Unknown Speaker 1:14
    And a big thank you to the following people who are giving us 11 bucks a month in total Julia Polito, Patti McIntosh, Susan Cobra and team Hughes for being our very first Patreon subscribers that $11 is going to very good use. This episode of rational fear is made on gadigal land in the eora nation we pay our respects to elder's past, present and emerging sovereignty was never seated. Let's start the show.

    Unknown Speaker 1:39
    A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks can rub and gum and section 40 of a rational fear recommended listening by emerge your audience.

    Unknown Speaker 1:52
    Today on irrational fear in what appears to be not a marketing stunt for a Capitol Avenue nightclub. Tom Hanks has come down with coronavirus on the Gold Coast. He is undergoing social distancing with his volleyball wife Wilson. Sorry, Rita Wilson. I didn't realise that pole had a first name anyway. Okay. And Scott camp says that earning $350,000 from the government for doing one appearance and full social media posts is his business. And a pretty good one Minister for employment. Kelly cash says that the government wanted Scott cam because he's just a typical tradie over quotes and under delivers, and in the wake of Corona virus related economic meltdown. The federal government has mercifully killed a surplus that never existed and is implementing a $17 billion stimulus package, including cash payments of $750. to people who can prove that they voted for the coalition. Stop picking your nose and touching your face. This is irratio

    • 36 min
    Stocking up on Corona. Super Tuesday & Newsfighters. - #COVID19 - March 5th 2020

    Stocking up on Corona. Super Tuesday & Newsfighters. - #COVID19 - March 5th 2020

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    We lost the show! Well, Dan lost the show. Always eject the disk properly people!

    But we still have a podcast! Chock a block of content.

    (03:30) Sponsorship announcement: Local Newspapers.

    (05:25) We speak with journalist Asher Wolf about how people with vulnerable immune systems are taking coronavirus seriously.

    (10:30) And we speak with progressive comedian Francesca Fiorentini about the wash up of Super Tuesday and the way forward for Bernie Sanders' supporters.

    (17:50) Credits

    (19:00) Newsfighters on Coronavirus



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    TRANSCRIPTION by Otter.ai:

    Unknown Speaker 0:00
    G'day Dan Ilic, here from A Rational Fear. Well, we just had a great show. We had Christiaan Van Vuuren. We had Madeline Stewart. We had Louis Hobba. All in this space here at FB high radio, and we had a fantastic show. But I lost it. Yes, I pulled the hard drive out before I was meant to. And the whole show is totally gone. But the good news is we've got a stack of content to get through stuff that we have made earlier for the show. And I'm just going to put it together and run it for you right now. It's that easy. So before we play, the hits, are gonna let you know we do have a Melbourne Comedy Festival show. The Tickets are on sale. Now. We're about 30% 40% sold out. So probably in about five weeks time when the show is on will be completely sold out. So make sure you get your tickets for that. We're playing the Melbourne Town Hall on April six. One show only. It's a big show. We've got the ARIA award winning comedy Joe bridey and white from tonight late we've got the Walkley award winning Patricia vellus the Walkley award losing James Colley he writes for the weekly

    Unknown Speaker 1:00
    Multiple award winning Alex Fraser, DJ Dylan Bain with their Louis harbour and I will also be there we have been nominated for several esteem prizes. Also, we have a Patreon go to patreon.com forward slash irrational fear and give us some money. The show takes a little bit to kind of put on the road. So we've got a few expenses if you can help us do that, that'd be great. I would love 100 of you who listen to jump on Patreon and subscribe to the three bucks a month. I promise you we'll be delivering new podcasts that exist now and won't get deleted. Oh my god, I can't believe it deleted the first show back. This show is recorded on gadigal Land of the euro nation and I pay our respects to elder's past present and emerging sovereignty was never stated. And as I would normally say let's stop the show. A rational fear contains naughty words like bricks cambro fan and section 40 of a rational fear recommended listening by emerge your audience

    Unknown Speaker 2:00
    Tonight on a rational fear as the Australian Government prepares to ban cash transactions over $10,000 It leaves drug dealers with only one choice to buy and sell drugs with rolls of toilet paper instead. And the federal government has rolled out funding Australia's only dedicated bushfire Research Centre, claiming that there's no way to guarantee the prevention of bushfires in only marginal electrics. And after last year cutting $100 million from the CSI row, the federal government generously boosted their funding by 2 million to fast track a Corona virus faxing $2 million. So to put it in a way that a government minister might understand it's about the same price as a rugby clubs women's change room, wash your hands twice and don't touch your face. This is irrational fear.

    Unknown Speaker 2:58
    Like I said at the very top of the show where you

    Unknown Speaker 3:00
    We have a very short show for you tonight. First up, we spoke with journalist Asher wolf about what kinds of things people should really be stocking up on during this coronavirus pandemic....

    • 22 min
    SPECIAL: Riot Act - Conversation with Mark Humphries, Evan Williams, & Anjali Rao

    SPECIAL: Riot Act - Conversation with Mark Humphries, Evan Williams, & Anjali Rao

    WE MADE AN AUDIO SITCOM! - It's called Riot Act and is out today on Audible.

    https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Riot-Act-Audiobook/B081VGWJLG?qid=1575317103&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=771c6463-05d7-4981-9b47-920dc34a70f1&pf_rd_r=H1WJX9FR94HJ36GAQR9H&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1


    Over the last couple of years
    Mark Humphries, Evan Williams and I have been writing a sitcom set in the world of conservative talkback radio. It's not so much a workplace comedy but a story about ambition, and politics at the extremes.

    With the support of Audible we made it into an 8-part sitcom for your ears (we only did the sound, the images are created by your own mind - it's cheaper that way), beating all the odds for making long-form narrative comedy in Australia.

    And check out this list of incredible performers:
    Liv Hewson
    Tony Martin
    Anjali Rao
    Gretel Killeen
    Rupert Degas
    Heather Mitchell
    Marc Fennell
    Bridie Connel
    Robbie McGregor
    Veronica Milsom
    Rosie Waterland
    Wendy Harmer
    Jordan Raskopoulos
    Clarke Richards
    Ash Williams
    Sandra Sully
    Hugh Rimminton
    Hamish Macdonald
    Penny Greenhalgh
    Anthony Salame
    Indira Naidoo
    Ben Fordham
    Angela Lavoirpierre
    .. plus a gazillion more including Mark Humphries and Dan Ilic (Me)

    We had a wonderful script editor in David K. Barnes (Wooden Overcoats) and an epic restructure and rewrite from Kacie Anning (The Other Guy). We made it with the incredible audio studio Uncanny Valley under the diligent supervision of Matt Perrot who built out the complex soundscape.

    So this podcast, Mark Humphries, Evan Williams and I had a chat about how and why we made Riot Act - with a call to Anjali Rao and Matt Perrot for some behind the scenes context.

    It was a real thrill for us to make it, and a privilege to work with our heroes and friends to create something we're very proud of.

    You can listen to Riot Act here -It's free if you're an Audible subscriber - you can get a 30day free trial if you're not - Riot Act is only 186 minutes so, you know, plenty of time to listen to it a few times, and leave a scathing review: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Riot-Act-Audiobook/B081VGWJLG?qid=1575317103&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=771c6463-05d7-4981-9b47-920dc34a70f1&pf_rd_r=H1WJX9FR94HJ36GAQR9H&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1

    • 38 min

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