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🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR NEWCASTLE SHOW — JUNE 5TH 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR SYDNEY SATIRE SHOW AT JNI — JUNE 24TH 👕 BUY OUR MERCH HERE Welcome to our Budget Reply special of A Rational Fear, it’s all the numbers you wanted to know…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR NEWCASTLE SHOW — JUNE 5TH 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR BEGA SHOW — JUNE 13TH 👕 BUY OUR MERCH HERE On the A Rational Fear podcast this week — Ben Russell Sadie Bruce Lomack Lewis Hobba Dan Ilic + Special guest:…
 
This week we have an update on Australia’s evolving and increasingly strained relationship with China and we chat to Michael Smith, one of the last remaining Aussie journos in China who fled last year amid a tense diplomatic standoff. He tells us all his time covering President Xi, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Uighurs in Xinjiang, and his new book, “The …
 
This week: Melbourne goes into lockdown number four! Scott Morrison tells everyone to get vaccinated despite not having vaccinated our aged care residents NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay resigns after an expectedly bad Upper Hunter by-election result Watch this episode on our Youtube here: Part 1 Melbourne Lockdown: https://youtu.be/CjN8LRobbWI Part 2 …
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR NEWCASTLE SHOW — JUNE 5TH 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR BEGA SHOW — JUNE 13TH 👕 BUY OUR MERCH HERE Once a month on the A Rational Fear podcast feed with publish a Greatest Moral Podcast Of Our Generation podcas…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR NEWCASTLE SHOW — JUNE 5TH 👕 BUY OUR MERCH HERE Kurri Kurri Gas, Empathy Gap at the NDIS, Mice are coming to Sydney, and Kirsty O'Connell is pumped about this weekend's by-election in the Upper Hunter. Am…
 
This week I briefly cover Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech before taking a deeper diver into Australia’s weird vaccine hesitancy and why we should be worried about all the lockdowns now happening on our doorstep in Southeast Asia. Then I chat to accomplished Singaporean comedian Rishi Budhrani about the latest covid measures there and his new…
 
It’s our annual quick turnaround, late night Budget Wrap episode! Child Care, Aged Care, Pretending to Care.... we break down the Coalition's Labor Budget in case you fell asleep from too many low tax craft beers (valid!) You loved the 2019 “Back in Black Budget” and the 2020 “Cushion The Blow Budget” - 2021 is the “Blow the Budget Budget”. Tune in…
 
Happy Beef Week everyone! It’s been a big week for news too. We look at the Morrison government threatening to jail anyone returning from India, then backing down while Andrew Bolt only just realises Australia might be racist. Then we recap the thrills and spills of the Tasmanian state election campaign. And finally Bec Melrose drops by to look at …
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ This week’s podcast takes you flash points for disaster around the world; India, London, and Clive Palmer’s office. Indian authorities are clamping down on criticism against Prime Minister Modi, banning critical hashtags and t…
 
This week we take a quick look at the covid crisis unfolding in India. Then we take a deep dive into Scott Morrison’s fossil fuel powered hydrogen fever dream he revealed at Joe Biden’s Earth Day Climate Summit last week. My interview guest is Dr Monica Barratt from RMIT and co-lead researcher for the 2021 Global Drugs Survey, who talks about what’…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ Once a month on A Rational Fear on the podcast feed we present a different kind of show: Greatest Moral Podcast Of Our Generation is a long form conversation with a climate leader from around the world. (02:21) Linh Do and Dan…
 
This week we take a deep dive into the crisis of the third wave of Covid-19 in Canada, where a battle is raging between vaccinations and variants, and the leader of the biggest province of Ontario, Doug Ford, is seemingly asleep at the wheel. Our interview guest is Jonathan Goldsbie, news editor at the website Canadaland and co-host of the monthly …
 
irst this week we say “cheers” to Prince Philip who passed away at age 99 last week and answer the big question of “Who is Prince Philip?”. Then jump to the front of the queue as we do a deep dive into the messy history of Australia’s botched vaccine rollout… and why putting all our eggs in one (or so) baskets has meant you won’t be getting jabbed …
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ Thanks to so many of you who made it out to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on the weekend. We had an absolutely cracker show from start to finish Feat. Alice Fraser Sami Shah Gabbi Bolt Lewis Hobba James Colley Da…
 
Taking a week off so thought I'd replay some stuff from earlier this year you may have missed. From Episode 56 (February 10, 2021): A Year of COVID-19: What Australia got right and wrong about the pandemic, and why the state premiers should get the credit for keeping Australia safe, not the Prime Minister. And my interview with comedian Tom Ballard…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ SEE A RATIONAL FEAR AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2021/shows/a-rational-fear On the podcast this week, we grab an e-meter in both hands and audit the accounts of Scientology i…
 
This week we have an in-depth look at Scott Morrison trying to fix his “women problem” by reshuffling his male-dominated cabinet around so hopefully you lose track of who’s currently scandal plagued and who isn’t. Also we look at the end of Jobkeeper, the Brisbane outbreak and the fumbling vaccine rollout. Then RAW Comedy Winner Bec Melrose joins u…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ SEE A RATIONAL FEAR AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2021/shows/a-rational-fear On the podcast this week, we talk about the Prime Minister putting journalists on notice for askin…
 
Episode 61 for March 25, 2021. THIS WEEK: After a “rain bomb” leaves TV reporters gasping for superlatives, Canberra then becomes inundated with a flood of crocodile tears as Prime Minister Scott Morrison attempts to revilatise his image with Australian women and fails spectacularly. Also guest Michael Chamberlin, head writer for Tonightly and co-h…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ SEE A RATIONAL FEAR AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2021/shows/a-rational-fear On this week's podcast we hit the UK and Australia's slide into authoritarianism, and ask Steve Ke…
 
In this weeks episode we have an in-depth look at what lead to the Liberal bloodbath in the WA state election and what it means for Federal politics in the upcoming federal election. At the top I also have a quick look at the historic Womens March 4 Justice this week and recent vaccine delays. And finally our showbiz correspondent Stefan Pazur stop…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ SEE A RATIONAL FEAR AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2021/shows/a-rational-fear Once a month on A Rational Fear on the podcast feed we present a different kind of show: Greatest …
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ SEE A RATIONAL FEAR AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2021/shows/a-rational-fear Fearmongers this week: Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki 📚 (Dr. Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science) …
 
This week we look at Dan Andrew’s recent fall, the Pope’s visit to Iraq and the media reaction to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle going on Oprah’s Sook Club. Then we have an in-depth look at relations between and Australia and China since the start of the pandemic. Is it a just trade war or the start of something more sinister? Also why does China h…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 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 a…
 
In this special episode on the Future of Work in Australia we look at Labor’s controversial industrial relations policy proposals that includes (shock horror!) minimum wages and sick leave. Then we chat to political economist Ben Spies-Butcher, head of sociology at Macquarie University about a recent study he did into Universal Basic Income (UBI) i…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ We’re back, just like Facebook news, and just like Facebook we’re giving out money to Australian publishers (if we feel like it). If you’re a major publisher of news content and want some coin, hit me up at dan[at]arationalfea…
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ This week we're throwing the spotlight on Dylan Behan's News Fighters Podcast — it's another satirical comedy podcast from Australia. If you like A Rational Fear, you'll love News Fighters. Dylan Behan is one of the best comed…
 
This week: the first coronavirus vaccines have landed in Australia, Health Minister Greg Hunt accuses the ABC’s Michael Rowland of being a massive leftie and Melbourne enters its third lockdown (of how many?). And then joining us to talk about his interactive Perth Festival play Whistleblower and preview the upcoming March 13 W.A. election is ARIA …
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ Last night at Giant Dwarf we had an absolute cracker of a live show to celebrate our 100th episode of A Rational Fear. Chris Taylor opened all of The Queen's excel files. Alice Fraser tip toed through the mindset of billionair…
 
This week marks exactly a year since COVID-19 was officially named by the World Health Organisation. To mark the occasion I thought I’d look back on a year of predictions to see exactly what Australia got right and wrong about the pandemic. And why Scott Morrison shouldn't get the credit! And joining me for a chat about the past week is RAW Comedy …
 
🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 100th EPISODE LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎟️ COME SEE A RATIONAL FEAR LIVE. Feb 10th, Giant Dwarf, Sydney: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/a-rational-fear-100/ On this week’s podcast we play kick the kick with Eddie McGuire’s han…
 
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