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Riot Act

By: Kacie Anning,Mark Humphries,Dan Ilic,Evan Williams
Narrated by: Mark Humphries,Anjali Rao,Liv Hewson,Tony Martin,Dan Ilic,Heather Mitchell,Gretel Killeen,Fletcher Kennedy,Monica Attard,full cast
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  • Summary

  • 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.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd (P)2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd
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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Glitter Bomb
    Dec 2 2019

    Midnight radio host Campbell Parkes wants to be promoted to a better slot; unfortunately, the problem with the show is Campbell himself. But an argument with his sister on the air may hold the key to future success....

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    22 mins
  • Ep. 2: Young Talent
    Dec 2 2019

    When Michelle looks for work elsewhere, she stumbles upon a controversial YouTuber who would make the perfect guest on Campbell’s show.

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    21 mins
  • Ep. 3: Dog-Whistling
    Dec 2 2019

    The talent at 360 begin fighting over the vacant breakfast slot. Michelle seeks advice on how to increase Campbell’s chances of winning it.

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    23 mins

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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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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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Absolute gem

Great laughs, great performances and all around great satire. A truly unique and Australian podcast which stands on it's own as a cutting edge swipe at the our media industry. culture and persona.

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Dan Ilic* is an absolute bloody BALLTEARER!

Balltearer of a series. I really hope there is a second season in the works.

*and everyone else who worked on the series. BEALLTEARERS the lot of 'em.

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Outstanding

This podcast is full of foul language and crude themes and I found it highly offensive. In short, it's perfect and everyone should listen to it. So well written and acted and the sound effects are so believable. Outstanding.

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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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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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Ball tearer

Soars between searing critique of Australia and fabulous one liners, with genuine snorts and LOLs along the way. This is a great little comedy drama produced with a clear passion from all involved, and what a joy it is to have this to genre back in Australian ears. Long live Campbell Parks!!

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Brilliant

i definitely want to see some more of this type of content in audible. very funny and worth a sequel.

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Brilliantly funny

Laugh-out-loud hilarious satire of right-wing radio. Please make another series, I need to know what happens to Campbell Parkes!

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