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Riot Act

Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Comedy, Contemporary
5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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This series contains mature themes and strong language, and listener discretion is advised.

Campbell Parkes may be an idiot but he still has his own radio show, broadcast every day at midnight to a dwindling audience. His long-suffering producer Michelle longs to pursue real journalism but instead must listen to Campbell's on-air rants about expensive cinema tickets and reusable coffee cups every night.

When an opportunity to grab the station's hallowed breakfast slot develops, it's time to raise their game and make the biggest splash possible - no matter how outrageous. It's a win-win situation: supporters tune in to cheer you on, and detractors tune in just to hate you. People have never been so desperate to be offended.

In the chase for ratings, there's no turning back - they can only keep running into one disaster after another....

Riot Act is a hilariously subversive satire about the price of success, populism and the media that keeps it going. Mark Humphries, one of Australia’s most celebrated comic talents, heads a stellar ensemble cast including Liv Hewson (Netflix's Let It Snow and Santa Clarita Diet), Anjali Rao, Tony Martin, Gretel Killeen, Tom Ballard, Marc Fennell, Wendy Harmer, Rosie Waterland, Heather Mitchell, Jordan Raskopoulos, Hugh Riminton, Monica Attard, Dan Ilic, Hamish Macdonald, Ben Fordham and Sandra Sully. 

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Being stupid has never been this smart

Extremely bingeable, but I was sad when it finished.

The whole show is very funny and very clever. Bits would make me stop what I was doing to marvel at how they came up with the most perfect, stupid and profound concept or punchline.

I really enjoyed this format that allowed characters to develop in a few different dimensions. Am looking forward to the second series (please!)

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An absolute BALLTEARER! So many rewindable moments

Haven't laughed so hard since The 12th Man, if this was the 90s everyone would be walking around the workplace quoting Riot Act all week.

One of those times when you actually wish you hadn't heard it so you can hear it again for the first time.

So many brilliant characters. So many quotable moments.

Can't wait to start it again to pick up all the jokes I missed the first time.

I'd list my highlights but they are numerous.

Ep6 was too funny to not skip back and listen to it again.
Marc Fennel (a podcast in a podcast) almost made me have an accident I was so excited.
So many cameos from Australian talent.

Satire at its best.

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laugh out loud!

I had to pull over in the car because I was laughing so much. oh my god I love the line about the family man 'he's a great family man he's had more families than anyone i know...!'

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Love this pod

Campbell Parkes is the love child of Mike Moore and KAK - I loved every second of this bubblehead’s adventures!

It’s unrelentingly funny and the sound is bonkers good - listen with your best noise cancelling headphones.

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A wild ride

Fast-paced, irreverent, sharp and hilarious. The cast is amazing and had me chuckling to myself on my walk to work each day.

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Australian political satire at it's best

Brilliant performances throughout, highlighting the razor sharp lunacy of Australia media.


... and how good is Rockpool?!

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Best Podcast Series

An amazing take on what success looks like and the current issues that are taking place. This is a series I can certainly get behind!

Lots of laughs and especially loved all the tax references hidden throughout. Made my day!

Keep up the great work!

Allister the Accountant.

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