May 29, 2017 3
How do you explain the far right? We ask John Safran, who has just spent a lot of time lurking on the fringes.
December 1, 2015 3
Like the priest obliged to save all souls, or the imaginary broadcast institution obliged to respect all faiths, this program had a divine indifference to usual order.
November 9, 2012
John Safran joins film critics Luke Buckmaster and Rich Haridy for a wide-reaching discussion about truth and ethics in documentaries, exploring key issues and revealing some tricks of the trade.
July 19, 2011
Tonights episode of Artscape is worth a look with a John Safran hosted special Jedi’s and Juggalos: Your Census Guide. The special examines people who incorporate pop culture into their religious doctrine, writes Dan Barrett.
December 23, 2009
Was 2009 the year that popular culture pushed the edgy right off the cliff face? From skits about kids with cancer to black face and rape scandal, Mel Campbell examines the power of the media shitstorm.
October 23, 2009 7
Blackface! A crucifixion! Masturbation! This week's coveted Wankley award goes to the outrage surrounding John Safran's new show Race Relations before it had even aired. Storm in a teacup, anyone?
October 23, 2009
Former ABC religion reporter Peter Kirkwood reviews John Safran's controversial new show, Race Relations: Safran may be the " "holy fool" of secular culture, but he gets away with it.
October 7, 2009
The Australian Families Association has denounced John Safran's new TV show as "filth" in the Daily Tele today -- but it hasn't even aired yet. Does the Tele have "moral panic" on speed dial? asks Dave Gaukroger.
April 14, 2009
Some take advantage of the Easter news hiatus to promote their own causes. Others will have momentary attention -- obviously unwanted -- thrust upon them.