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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. 

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Fast paced and damn funny satire

Loved every minute of this and really hope they commission a second. The characters are wonderfully awful, the jokes are thick and fast. I’d quite liken it to a radio station, current day media and sensibility lynching based Thick of It.

Truly a breath of fresh air, which is just what I’ve also been experiencing with my new VacuNose™️...

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Hilarious loved every episode

Some of the podcasts recently have been a bit dull , but this was spot on. It made me laugh out loud, well written, well performed and undoubtably funny. Would love to hear more

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A real ball tearer!

Bloody facking brilliant! Taking the piss out of racists, leftists and the worst people on earth, shock jock djs. I laughed so much I nearly lost my job! Good on ya, ya beauties!

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Smart, funny, satire.

Seriously had me laughing out loud. The characters are all flawed, terrible people who I love to pieces, and the jokes are on pulse and wonderfully satirical.

Some parts are hard to hear, where the music or SFX are too loud and drown out the voice actors, but it isn't too bad.

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I cried with laughter

I loved it and I hope there will be more episodes or new season

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I'd give negative five stars if I could

I dont know Mark Humphries or that Feltcher guy, nor would I care to.

This audible is the worst thing that's happened to me so far in 2020.

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Satire on the media

Excellent satire on the media told with an authentic Australian voice. An entertaining ensemble performance

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not funny

not funny format has been done before and slot better. Stopped listening after 10 minutes

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Deleating now.......

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Absolutely awful!!!

This show was awful, I did not enjoy it one little bit. I listened to 3/4 of the first episode and gave up. Save your time, there are far better programs on here then this.