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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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Location:

Canberra, ACT

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

#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

SKETCH - Scott Morrison says mate 18 times in 17 minutes on Ray Hadley's show

9/18/2015
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Scott Morrison says mate 18 times in 17 minutes on Ray Hadley's show.

Duration:00:00:27

#021 - Sept 19 2015 - A Rational Fear - #LIBSPILL

9/18/2015
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Fearmongers James Colley, Lewis Hobba and Dan Ilic wade through the murky week of the latest #libspil. Farewell to Tony, warming the seat for Malcolm. Featuring special guest Shalailah Medhora from The Guardian Australia. We also cover clocks, and nukes.

Duration:00:29:34

#020 - Sept 10 2015 - A Rational Fear Lite

9/11/2015
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Episode 20 of A Rational Fear is a new format for the pod. It's a way for putting out pod without the intensity of putting on a live show. We hope you like it. The fearmongers for this week are Dan Ilic, James Colley and Lewis Hobba. This week we're scared of the Hayne Plane, Syrian refugee crisis, #CoalIsAmazing, the Canning by-election, and NSW's new branding.

Duration:00:25:29

#017 - April 28th 2014 - A Rational Fear

4/28/2014
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Performed in front of a sold out Giant Dwarf in Redfern. Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr joins Dan Ilic, Lewis Hobba, Greg Fleet, Hannah May Reilly and James Colley in a fast paced topical free for all.

Duration:01:08:40

A Rational Fool - Melinda On John Laws

3/31/2014
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A Rational Fool - Melinda On John Laws by Dan Ilic

Duration:00:01:58

#016 - March 28th 2014 - A Rational Fear - BETTER QUALITY

3/31/2014
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REPUBLISHED PODCAST: We found a higher quality recording of ARF #16. Hope you enjoy this in full fidelity. A Rational Fear is like the mix of The Daily Show and #Qanda it's fast, it's funny, it's on about once a monthish. This program has Art Vs Science's Dan McNamee, Gretel Killeen, Alex Lee, Patrick Magee, Hannah May Reilly, Ruby, Kat and Poppy from Newtown High school.

Duration:01:00:16

#015 - December 2nd 2013 - A Rational Fear

12/6/2013
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5 COMEDIANS 2 JOURNALISTS 1 A.S.I.O. SPY! Last month A Rational Fear sold out the Sydney Opera House, but December 2nd this merry band of mischief makers return home to FBi Social where they belong. For this very special end of the year show, Dan Ilic will be joined by some of freshest and funniest brains in Sydney. Lewis Hobba (Triple J), Jan Fran (The Feed/ Dateline) A. H. Cayley (Backchat FBi RadioJames Colley(TEDxYouth) Jazz Twemlow (The Roast) DJ Dylabolical ex ASIO Spy David Callan...

Duration:01:04:48

SKETCH: NSA recordings of Julia Gillard's Phone

11/5/2013
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The secret NSA recordings of Julia Gillard's mobile phone have surfaced.

Duration:00:01:05

#014 - November 2nd 2013 - A Rational Fear At Sydney Opera House #FODI

11/3/2013
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A Rational Fear comes to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas for a one-off idea smack-down. Rabble-rouser Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast/Can of Worms) hosts a fast-paced topical comedy panel show featuring some of the funniest brains in Australia. In this special ‘Festival of Rational Fears’ edition, join DJ Tom Loud, journalists Tracey Spicer and Joe Hildebrand, comedians Lewis Hobba and Veronica Milsom, and host Dan Ilic as they dissect, join dots, and spew out spurious theories that are bound to...

Duration:01:00:49

#012 - September 25th 2013 - A Rational Fear At Sydney Fringe

9/25/2013
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Rabble-rouser Dan Ilic ( Hungry Beast ABC1, Can Of Worms TEN) hosts a fast paced topical comedy panel show. Featuring some of the freshest and funniest brains in satire in Australia, Live from the Sydney Fringe Festival. Dan will be joined by Lewis Hobba (Triple J) Neel Kolhatkar (YouTube) Mark Humphries (The Roast ABC2) Hannah May Reilly ( FBi Radio's Girls Gone Mild) Jo Thornely (Twitter) and Amanda McKenzie (The Climate Council) Like Q And A on Crack. A Rational Fear is 60 minutes of...

Duration:00:53:45

SKETCH: If Kyle and Jackie O had to sell Rudd's Boat People policy

8/4/2013
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Imagine if Kyle And Jackie O had to sell Kevin Rudd's policy on boat people.

Duration:00:00:36

#010 - June 27th 2013 - A Rational Fear for RN

6/28/2013
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The FINAL A Rational Fear for Radio National is a cracker! 60 minutes of cutting edge pisstaking with social and political bite. Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast/ Can Of Worms) ,Lewis Hobba (Triple J) , Chris Taylor (Chaser) Veronica Milsom (Mad as Hell) Michael Hing (Can Of Worms) HG Nelson (Roy and HG) + Jason McKenzie from The Lamington Party. Funny name, serious business...a micro political party that is focused on design oriented solutions.

Duration:00:53:49

Sketch - Mark Colvin covering Rob Oakeshott Valedictory Speech Live

6/27/2013
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Where has Mark Colvin been lately? He's been covering Rob Oakeshott's valedictory speech.....

Duration:00:00:37

#009 - June 20th 2013 - A Rational Fear for RN

6/21/2013
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A Rational Fear's run on ABC Radio National maybe sitting at 3rd base, but this week's line up is a home run. Heavy hitters include: Heath Franklin (Ronnie Johns/Chopper/Wednesday Night Live),Nina Oyama (You're Skitting Me ABC2), David Bloustien (Good News Week) and world burleque queen Imogen Kelly. They'll join the regular fearmongers Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast) Lewis Hobba (Triple J) and Chris Taylor (The Chaser) to rip, flip and sever the week in news and politics A Rational Fear is a...

Duration:00:53:49

Sketch - Kanye West on RN's Poetica

6/21/2013
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Sarah Kanowski from the Radio National poetry program Poetica explores the hidden meaning in Kanye West

Duration:00:00:53