G’day Fearmongers —
Happy new fear!
Currently I’m on holidays down the south coast of NSW.
Yesterday I found myself sitting in a local cafe with my laptop going through the year of sketches, and pulling out my favourite bits.
Suffice to say regional cafes are not used to award winning podcasters sitting in the corner laughing to themselves and maniacally writing jokes.
Before they called the cops, I pulled together about an hour of some of the best bits of A Rational Fear for the year 2022.
Some of which has previously had only been avaliable behind the paywall on Patreon.
And despite how many people quit the Patreon based on the fact that "Alan Jones" was hosting the end of year special... I decided to invite him to do it again.
He's back by un-popular demand.
Go easy on him, by doing our podcast he literally gets 100 x the audience of his YouTube show, but at this time of year it's important to be in a giving spirit, even to your enemies.
In order to make this episode, a big thank you goes to my in-laws, whose spare bedroom I recorded this podcast in. They too are not Alan Jones fans, but were quite obliging to allow him to seep through into the living space for 20 minutes.
It’s been another big year for us on A Rational Fear.
We did live shows around the country, played the Sydney Opera House, won Best Comedy at the Australian Podcast Awards (again), we put out 2 limited election series; Julia Zemiro Asks Who Cares, and Jan Fran Has Issues, as well as an election column by Kara Schlegl who now has her own brilliant substack you can subscribe too.
And we couldn’t have done it without the help of our listeners who support us on Patreon, on Apple Subscriptions or who pay for this otherwise free newsletter on Substack.
The thing about podcasting is, the more popular you get, the more you pay in bandwidth and hosting. We also are one of the very few podcasts, or shows of any kind for that matter that actually pay our comedy guests. This is really important to us. It’s cool we can do that, and we can because of Patreon, every little bit helps.
Come see us live next year:
Adelaide — March 4th — Garden of Unearthly Delights
Brisbane — March 26th — World Science Festival
Melbourne — April 2nd — Capitol Theatre
And also in 2023 — we will hit 1,000,000 downloads.
I know! 1,000,000!
If I had a dollar for every time someone downloaded our show, I’d have enough money to buy a mouldy 1 bedroom deathtrap in Sydney with an outdoor toilet. We’ll do something special for it, we may need your help for suggestions.
Thanks for listening this year, we love making this show. It makes us feel better about the world.
I hope it does the same for you.
Jerry’s Pizza, Romania
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Hi Dan, love the 2BS call sign on your AJ pic, but 666 is already taken by ABC Canberra radio ;-)