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A Rational Fear

ABC (Australia)

A Rational Fear is a fast-paced topical comedy show, hosted and produced by Dan Ilic with some of Australia’s best comedic talent. It’s funny, cutting-edge satire with social and political bite dedicated to laughing at the world of politics and media in Australia and the globe... but mostly Australia.

A Rational Fear is a fast-paced topical comedy show, hosted and produced by Dan Ilic with some of Australia’s best comedic talent. It’s funny, cutting-edge satire with social and political bite dedicated to laughing at the world of politics and media in Australia and the globe... but mostly Australia.
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Canberra, ACT

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A Rational Fear is a fast-paced topical comedy show, hosted and produced by Dan Ilic with some of Australia’s best comedic talent. It’s funny, cutting-edge satire with social and political bite dedicated to laughing at the world of politics and media in Australia and the globe... but mostly Australia.

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English


Episodes

The Game They Play In Heaven - #AusVotes2019 - 19th April 2019

4/18/2019
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LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: 7:30pm May 7th at Giant Dwarf Dan Ilic, Lewis Hobba, Alice Fraser, Jane Caro, Michael Hing TICKETS: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/a-rational-fear-2/ SHOW NOTES This is the first of our weekly #AusPol2019 show heading into election season. On the pod this week Walkley-Jacoby Scholarship winner and Crikey Investigative Reporter Amber Schultz, Indigenous X’s Luke Pearson, Triple J’s Lewis Hobba

Duration:00:36:11

Where The Bloody Hell Are You ScoMo? - Giant Dwarf - 26th February 2019

2/26/2019
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Where The Bloody Hell Are You ScoMo? — Giant Dwarf — 26th February 2019 A Rational Fear LIVE Giant Dwarf February 26, 2019 Lewis Hobba @lewishobba Cathy Wilcox @cathywilcox1 Adam Liaw @adamliaw James Valentine @Valentine702 Dylan Behan @dylabolical Federal ICAC. Helloworld CEO Phone Message. Paladin. Manus Island Strike. Where The Bloody Hell Are You, ScoMo? Let Millennials Be Millennials. George Pell Cartoon Retrospective. Alan Jones Apologises To Malcolm Turnbull. End of Party Politics....

Duration:01:08:34

The Austrlian PM Hotline Pitch

2/4/2019
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Something a little different: Dan is begging you for money. To make something really dumb: All info here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-australian-pm-hotline/x/1681048#/ WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? In the last 10 years, Australia has had just under 31,023 Prime Ministers. No one can remember who the current one is. So I've created a hotline, that with the power of some code, can update automatically via Wikipedia and tell us who is the Prime Minister at that given moment? It's just like...

Duration:00:04:26

Shave Your Neck Beard - ABC Radio - 18th January 2019

1/17/2019
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Chris Taylor, Veronica Milsom, Lewis Hobba and Dan Ilic run amok with the week's news. - Citizenship Uniforms - Election Campaign has Kicked off - Clive Palmer - Australia Day - Change The Date - Brooke Boney - Alan Jones on Australia day - Gillette - Trump - Shutdown - Prince Philip

Duration:00:29:53

Rove McManus' Toes - ABC Radio - 4th January 2019

1/11/2019
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What you should be scared of this week: Pedestrian's Lucinda 'Froomes' Price brings her best Cane Toad Hunter to the table. Tonightly's Kara Schlegl gives us a brief history on Australia's recent lurch to the right. Triple J's Lewis Hobba over pronounces Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and A Current Affair's Dan Ilic goes to Canberra to cover the rising rents. — Cash for Cane Toads. — Cane Toad Hunter Steve Earnin' — Old People Share Fake News — Fraser Anning's new party. — The Rise of the Right...

Duration:00:33:03

Dicko Runs For Prime Minister - ABC Radio - 4th January 2019

1/3/2019
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What you should be scared of this week: Ian 'Dicko' Dickson announces his strongman run for the Prime Minister of Australia. Lewis Hobba is concerned about Brazilians. Hannah May Reilly investigates twisted sister. And host Dan Ilic laughs in all their faces. — Brazil's new strongman President: Jair Bolsonaro. — Who is responsible for Neil Prakash? — Blair Cottrell. — Alan Jone's New Year Resolution. — British Army new millennial ad campaign. — Google minimized its tax (again. — Adolfo...

Duration:00:29:59

Hot Hot Heatwave - ABC Radio - 28th December 2018

12/27/2018
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Hosted by Dan Ilic, fearmongers on this episode are Nina Oyama (The Angus Project) Jazz Twemlow (Tonightly) and Andy Saunders (Raw Comedy) - Sponsor: Order leftovers on demand with Leftoveroo. - Japan commences commercial whaling. - Food delivery by drone in Canberra. - Australia's continental heatwave. - David Attenborough on how politicians should deal with climate change. - Satan: how to hell is dealing with climate change. - How sharemarket volatility is being driven by computer trading....

Duration:00:32:35

A Broad's Broad Abroad - ABC Radio - December 21st 2018

12/20/2018
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A Rational Fear steps off the stage and into the studio to bring you the first of 5 summer programmes on ABC Radio. Hosted by Dan Ilic, fearmongers on this episode are Rosie Waterland, Jame Colley, Michael Chamberlin, with feature voices from Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, Jan Fran, and Simon Chilvers. - Vladimir Putin wants to control Hip Hop. - Trump declare victory over ISIS. - Andrew Broad's New Idea. - Women encouraged to join Parliament. - Border Force send a warning to Santa.

Duration:00:30:28

YACK FEST SPECIAL: Alex Turnbull Gets Grilled By A Rational Fear

11/2/2018
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Special interview guest Alex Turnbull gets grilled by the panel about the ABC, the Australian Liberal Party, and energy policy. Dan Ilic and guests for a laugh at the live recording of A Rational Fear as our panel of comedians, smart-arses, and experts explore what it is we should really be scared of. Welcoming guest panelists: James Colley Tanya Ali Rosie Waterland Lewis Hobba

Duration:01:06:36

ARF Live Show Update!

10/25/2018
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TICKETS: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/arf/ Join host Dan Ilic and guests for a laugh at the live recording of A Rational Fear as our panel of comedians, smart-arses, and experts explore what it is we should really be scared of. Welcoming guest panelists: Bec Shaw Tanya Ali Rosie Waterland Lewis Hobba

Duration:00:01:02

Fairwell Fairfax. Go Away #PlaneBae - LIVE

7/27/2018
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Recorded live at @GiantDwarfHQ in Sydney. Host @DanIlic takes us through his month's top fears Trump vs Iran, My Health Record, and water on Mars. Fearmongers: @jan__fran: On having PTSD from ethnic gang reporting. @LewisHobba: Gives Fairfax the send-off that Greg Hywood couldn't do. @RosieWaterland: Disects #PlaneBae, the biggest Milkshake Duck of the year so far. @Struthless69: Nails the hypocrisy of online commentary.

Duration:01:06:40

A Rational Fear LIVE: Logies. Golliwogs. Hanson In A Burqua. Monsanto Merger.

7/1/2018
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This month it's a AAA+ rated show featuring. Logies. Golliwogs. Hanson in a Burqua. Monsanto Merger. And Super Saturday By-election.

Duration:00:58:18

LIVE MAY 25TH. Obamas On Netflix. Rosie Waterland. Lewis Hobba. Jazz Twemlow.

5/30/2018
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We're back! Recorded live on stage at Giant Dwarf Friday 25th of May Rosie Waterland Lewis Hobba, Jazz Twemlow, Dan Ilic Cath Brown

Duration:01:02:17

ARF EXCLUSIVE TEST AUDIENCE: Podcast Pilot - The Department Of Homeland Stupidity

6/19/2017
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Hello, Since the A Rational Fear audience is a discerning bunch, here is a pilot idea for something I'm making over a Gizmodo. I'd love to hear your feedback. Please leave me a message on SoundCloud / Twitter / Facebook. Let me know if you liked it. Also the bits you didn't like.

Duration:00:35:07

Trump's Approval Rating Lower Than Bacne.

4/22/2017
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All the news you should be scared of in one easy to digest podcast. We speak to Trump advisor, James McCuck on just how low Trumps approval rating can go.

Duration:00:04:46

#026 - A Rational Fear - Pencils, Kevin Andrews, Abbott, MICF Reviews.

4/7/2016
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Recorded in situ at the Victoria Hotel during the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Dan Ilic is joined by Alice Fraser (SBS Comedy) James Colley (The Backburner) and Scott Abbot (The Weekly) where they cover the great pencil shortage, Kevin Andrews plan to run for PM, Abott's low key plans to campaign during this election, the sugar tax and the gender inequity in the star rating system at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Duration:00:17:38

#025 - Mar 24 2016 - A Rational Fear - #CatShit

3/23/2016
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Fear mongers Dan Ilic (AJ+) Andy Matthews (Australia! Get it up ya) and Oz Faruqi (@oz_f) break down cat shit, Howard's hair, stolen slogans, Ted Cruz, and Honit Soit. The election is only 100 days away... maybe.

Duration:00:25:15

#024 - Mar 17 2016 - A Rational Fear - #UnFairfax

3/16/2016
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#NSFW: Strong Language: A Rational Fear is back for the 2016 Australian election. This week fear-mongers Nic Christensen (Mumbrella)and Maddie Palmer (The Feed SBS2) join Dan Ilic and Lewis Hobba to break down the scariest news of the week. Fairfax, Sugar, Trump, Turnbull.

Duration:00:22:46

#023 - Oct 9 2015 - A Rational Fear - #TheVerdict

10/8/2015
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Fearmongers Lewis Hobba, James Colley, Chris Taylor, and Dan Ilic riff on the stories that are making them scared this week. Putin's Birthday, Campbell Newman's book, Uber, Rupert Murdoch, Trump, and The Verdict.

Duration:00:24:21

#022 - Oct 3 2015 - A Rational Fear - #Popeapoolooza

10/2/2015
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Fearmongers. James Colley, Jan Fran, and Dan Ilic explain the stories from the week's media that made them sacred. Tony Abbott's never ending tour, Edward Snowden on Twitter, progressives on the the Pope. and Chemtrails: https://instagram.com/p/7h7PHUHyS3/

Duration:00:22:20