The 9pm Loneliness of Alan Jones with Dan Ilic and not Ray Martin

Dan Ilic (Photo: Supplied)

The Late Winter Series 2021 of the Edict kicks off with self-described “investigative humorist” Dan Ilic, producer of the award-winning podcast A Rational Fear, and a man known for shows ranging from Hungry Beast to At Home Alone Together and much more.

We talk about many things and indeed many people, including Ray Martin, Scott Morrison, Rowan Dean, Andrew Denton, Craig Kelly, John Safran, Alan Jones, Noel Fielding, and Baratunde Thurston.

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THREE TRIGGER WORDS: Joop de Wit, Sheepie, and five people who choose to remain anonymous.

ONE TRIGGER WORD: Brenton Realph, Dave Gaukroger, David J Bruce, David King, Frank Filippone, Gavin C, Jonathan Ferguson, Jordan Wightman, Karl Sinclair, Liz Darvill, Mark Newton, Mick Fong, oberonsghost, Paul Williams, Peter Blakeley, Peter McCrudden, Peter Sandilands, Peter Wickins, Phillip Merrick, Ramsay Smith, Ric Hayman, Ross Nye, Scott Reeves, Syl Mobile, and one person who chooses to remain anonymous.

FOOT SOLDIERS FOR MEDIA FREEDOM who gave a SLIGHTLY LESS BASIC TIP: Alex Kidman, Andrew Kennedy, Brian Smith, Chris TheHoff, Christopher Neal, Craig Batty, David Heath, deejbah, Garth Kidd, Kimberley Heitman, Paris Lord, Peter Blakeley, Peter McCrudden, Susan Rankin, Tim Johns, and two people who choose to remain anonymous.

MEDIA FREEDOM CITIZENS who contributed a BASIC TIP: Errol Cavit, Michael Keating, Peter Viertel, and two people who choose to remain anonymous.

And another twelve people chose to have no reward, even though some of them were the most generous of all. Thank you all so much.

Episode Links

  • Dan Ilic (born 20 November 1981) is an Australian presenter, comedian and filmmaker. Ilic has been known for his parody work, including videos and Beaconsfield: The Musical, which he authored, and more recently for his work on the show Hungry Beast.
  • Investigative Humourist. Host of @arationalfear. Bertha Fellow.
  • In the summer of 2020, as bushfires blackened Australia and incinerated more than a billion animals, self-described “investigative humourist” Dan Ilic sat on the beach holding back tears.
  • We all know about that awkward silence, the one that ensues when you’re suddenly in a small room with 5-10 other people you don’t know. Politeness seems to indicate that the people around you are sworn to silence, that perhaps it’s rude to break the sacred silence that is the lift ride. Talk In An Elevator Day tells us to break that silence, and maybe make a new friend or business acquaintance on the lift. Who knows what can come of just speaking up and introducing yourself?
  • Cheesecake Day is one of the creamiest days of the year! It’s a day to indulge in the decadence of this dessert, and sample some of the tastiest flavors. From the humble plain baked to the tangy key lime or maybe a chocolate one would hit the spot. Whatever grabs that sweet tooth it is certain that today is the day for some cheesecake!
  • Some accounts of the origin of tiramisu date its invention to the 1960s in the region of Veneto, Italy, at the restaurant "Le Beccherie" in Treviso. Specifically, the dish is claimed to have first been created by a confectioner named Roberto Linguanotto, owner of "Le Beccherie". Le Beccherie is supposed to have invented it on 24 December 1969. It is sometimes claimed that Tiramisu has aphrodisiac effects and was served in brothels in Treviso.
  • comparing Rowan Dean on last year's BLM protests to last weekend's anti-lockdown protests
  • The Daily Telegraph’s editor Ben English recently informed Jones his column will no longer appear in the Sydney-based publication. Media industry sources briefed on the decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity said it was made because the column had failed to resonate with readers, a claim that Jones rejects.
  • Baratunde Rafiq Thurston (/?bær??tu?nde?/; born September 11, 1977) is an American writer, comedian, and commentator. Thurston co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics, whose coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention was archived in the Library of Congress, and was director of digital for The Onion. In 2012, his book How to be Black became a New York Times bestseller.
  • After nine months of helping re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as Supervising Producer for Digital Expansion, I am leaving the show today. It has been a challenging and incredible journey. I’m hella proud of what the show overall and my team in particular have accomplished.
  • At Home Alone Together is an Australian comedy series which is a satire of lifestyle television in the era of lockdowns, self-isolation and social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. The nine part series was produced by the ABC with production investment from the ABC and Screen Australia.
  • [At Home Alone Together isn't on ABC iView any more but there are some sketches from the show.]
  • John Safran confronts Ray Martin in a bid to put 'the shoe on the other foot'. This video was a response to the public prosecution of the Paxton family. From John Safran's 'The Lost Pilot'. I hold no rights to this material so go and buy the DVD. It is full of best of & never seen before clips of john Safran and is excellent!
  • A few screenshots from this!zine issue 1, via the website of Gary Venter, the creative director and information architect.
  •  - the multi channel broadband entertainment network that was going to be the first global, multi platform MTV … A template for television in the new media age!  A post card from the future that confused an excited people as much as it made them cynical … [It is somehow appropriate that a blog about the failed KGrind project also goes nowhere.]
  • It’s the political scandal that threatens to stain the entire election and leave an unmistakable skid mark on Scott Morrison‘s political career: Whether or not he, in 1997, blasted shit out of his ass into his goddamned pants at the now-mythical Engadine Maccas.
  • “That is the biggest load of rubbish that thing,” he laughed. “I must admit I’ve been constantly amused by how something like that goes viral. I sometimes joke with my staff, not that we can do it at the moment, ‘do you want to pop into Engadine Maccas?, just for a laugh.
  • Mining magnate Clive Palmer has tried to woo Federal MPs Craig Kelly and George Christensen to run under a "rebadged United Australia" party at the next election. Former Liberal Craig Kelly confirmed he'd spoken to Mr Palmer, but said he was yet to make up his mind. "All the minor parties have spoken to me," Mr Kelly said.

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