Topic archives: John Safran

Why is John Safran partying with the far right?

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.

Sunday Night Safran was the best kind of journalism

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.

Parallax Podcast #19: truth and ethics in documentary, with special guest John Safran

Parallax Podcast #19: truth and ethics in documentary, with special guest John Safran

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.

<em>Jedi’s and Juggalos</em>, with John Safran

Jedi’s and Juggalos, with John Safran

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.

Outrage! The scandalous year of popular culture

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.

Getting your stolen Safran knickers in a twist

Getting your stolen Safran knickers in a twist

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?

John Safran’s Race Relations pulls it off. Just.

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.

Dial O for Outrage

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.

Two Easter stories we’re trying to ignore

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.