Fighting ignorance with humour feat. Dan Ilic

We Are Podcast

14-01-2024 • 33 mins

Learn how to use comedy for positive and social change

Let me give you a little sneak peek into this serious but also insightful conversation I had with Dan Ilic, an ‘Investigative Humourist’ whose comedic prowess extends across various mediums, from TV and film to radio and stage. Dan has left an indelible mark on the Australian comedy landscape, showcasing his versatility and commitment to using humour as a powerful tool for activism. You are in for an engaging exploration of Australia’s political climate, the impact of movements like ‘Vote Yes,’ and the power of collaboration in advocating for change.

Dan, known for his sharp wit and insightful commentary, masterfully blends comedy with serious discussions on climate change, media influence, and the intersection of AI with ancient wisdom. From his early days on TV shows like The Ronnie Johns Half Hour and Hungry Beast to sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House and navigating the complexities of satire and journalism on a global scale, Dan’s story unfolds with humour, insight, and a fearless commitment to confronting societal issues.

In this episode you will:

02:18 Dan Ilic’s ‘A Rational Fear’ Podcast
02:54 The evolution and impact of ‘A Rational Fear' Podcast
05:50 Using the podcast to give voice to climate change
09:20 The challenges of information overload in the Digital Age
12:25 The 'Vote Yes' Movement and Its Impact
14:42 The Struggles and Successes of the 'Vote Yes' Campaign
20:10 Reflections on the Outcome of the 'Vote Yes' Referendum
21:04 The Importance of Collaboration in Advocacy
23:50 The Future of Advocacy and Storytelling
27:30 Reflecting on origins and current people residing in Australia

Links:

arationalfear.com

https://substack.com/@arationalfear

All this and more, on this week’s episode of  We Are Podcast.

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