Sun, 13 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +1100It's the very last Sunday Night Safran ever! Thanks to all who listened over the years. As a last treat you'll meet again three of our favourite guests from the past 10 years: After years of lizard conspiracy theories we met Eric Sprague, 'an actual lizardman', Former minister for foreign affairs Alexander Downer and Famed atheist and writer Christopher Hitchens.
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +1100Helen Pankhurst, Great-granddaughter of Women's Rights activist Emmeline, Rochelle Siemienowicz, who was brought up a Seventh Day Adventist and a classic chat with 'Weird Al' Yankovic all the way back from 2006.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +1100On Sunday Night Safran this week you'll meet the following: Filmmaker Maddie Parry, who spent the last year doing controversial jobs, like being a brothel hostess, Aajsa Kvernmo, someone from Norway's indigenous Sami population and Tom Elliot A UK stand-up comedian who is also an evangelical pastor.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week's about writing in different forms so you'll meet the following: Abigail Ulman, Author of Hot Little Hands, Oscar Sdchwartz, who has been working on getting computers to write poetry and Sami Shah, Pakistani writer and comedian, who's been threatened by Islamists who' ll talk about reaction to Paris attacks.
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +1100On this episode of Sunday Night Safran, you'll meet: Rob Delaney: Twitter celeb and comedian talks us through the car crash that is the US Republican Presidential nominee contest, Olivia Rousset: Film maker who spent a while with Love Makes A Way, the Christian refugee protest group
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week' John and Father Bob will introduce you to: Sunday Night Safran this week: Aish Ramij, a Tamil woman from India who grew up Hindu but now rejects the religion; Miya Tokumitsu, Writer of 'Do What You Love and Other Lies About Success and Happiness' and reckons doing what you love for work might not be a great idea and Beng Oh, Director of new play that adapts a racist 19th Century novel all about Asian Invasion.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +1100It's a spook-filled Halloween edition of Sunday Night Safran where you'll meet: Dr Ian Evans, an expert on apotropaic (evil-averting) marks and deliberately concealed objects in old houses and buildings, Emily Tabone a real life Ghostbuster with The Australian Paranormal Society (A.P.S) and Ali Riza Kasapgil, an expert on jinns in Islamic culture.
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week on Sunday Night Safran you'll hear from: Wendy Doniger, an American writer whose book on Hindus got pulped in India, David Vakalis a Sociologist who was in Bendigo during mosque protests and Leandro Brun, Melbourne representative of the all new Transhumanist party, who want us all to 'enhance' our bodies and brains with tech.
Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100On Safran this week, you'll hear from: Sam Harris, big time atheist and safe to say not a fan of radical Islam. Gideon Haigh, on the strange story of a Melbourne radio personality accused of murder and Augustus Sol Invictus, Former lawyer and former senate candidate for Florida who sacrificed a goat.
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week as part of Mental As, we talk to Kevin Dutton who thinks certain traits of psychopaths are a good thing, Shihad's Phil Knight who podcasts what he is worrying about each day (he suffers from anxiety) and Gerard Stoyles, a priest/clinical psychologist who believes exorcisms can help those with mental health issues.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100On Sunday Night Safran we're talking to people who had grew up in unusual circumstances, so you'll meet: Amy Findlay, Vocalist for Stonefield, who' grew up in public after winning Unearthed High in 2010. Danik Abishev, an 'aggressive' hand balancer in limbo at Melbourne festival, who grew up in a traditional Russian circus family where the more dangerous the act, the more money they got from the government and Kristin Battista-Frazee, whose Dad was America's biggest pornographer.
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1100On Safran this week, it's all about new ways to live! You'll meet Hannah Moloney, Tassie based urban gardener on how to live off grid and the problems and benefits that brings. James Kemp, Former news director for SA radio station now lives in Orania, an Afrikaans town that is whites only and venerates apartheid (but somehow 'is not racist') and Spidercutie and Teacosie, two guys living with the Radical Faeries commune in NSW. They try and live a queer life that rejects city based materialism.
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week we are dressed to impress as it's all about clothes and fashion, so you'll meet: Loretti Vashti a fashion blogger who reckons what you wear is important in all walks of life, ABC Journalist and model Lucinda Kent on how social media is turning fashion upside down and Bailey Facer, a woman who is big into the niche fashion look known as Japanese Lolita.
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week we talk about guns with Al Jazeera Journo Peter Greste, Rich Orman, Prosecutor in the Batman Aurora movie shooting in the US and unapologetic hunter Rohan Anderson.
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1100Was the Bible telling the truth? This week you'll meet Nick Wallis, the man behind the Enpsychedelia Twitter account, Oxford don Stehpen Oppenheimer and The Loop's Ash London.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1100John's back with a brand new voice and this week it's all about crime and punishment! You'll meet Journo James Phelps, Filmmaker Nick Broomfield and police office Dave Reynolds.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week John's off so welcome back Nazeem Hussain! Together with Father Bob he'll introduce you to: Playwright Nakkiah Lui, Writer Dave Andrews, Barrister/boxer Simone Bailey,and Buddhist abbot Ajahn Brahm.
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week on Sunday Night Sarfan: it's WAR! John Safran and Father Bob Maguire meet Witch Stacey De Marco, retro furniture dealer Ray Byers and writer Jeff Sparrow.
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week you'll hear from True crime legend Ann Rule who sadly died recently, as well as Anthropologist Marcus Baynes-Rock and British author Alom Shaha.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1100Sunday Night Safran is back with a theme of starting something new. You'll meet: Tanya Levin, Former Hillsong member now critic. Blogger Bram Presser and Melbourne Victory fan John Clarke/Melbourne City fan Martin McKenzie-Murray
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1100The end, both of season 1 of Safran for 2015 and the final destination, so you'll meet: LA mortician Caitlin Doughty, zombie expert Lars Band Larsen and Alexandra Roginski.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1100Sometimes non-violence is not enough. This week it's all about actual fighting, you'll meet three people who can most definitely kick ass. Melbourne Gym owner Avi Yemeni, writer Paul Cumming and playwright Lally Katz.
Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week on Sunday Night Safran we are going back to our roots, so you'll meet: film production designer Dav Rauch, Graham Johnson and political journalist Latike Bourke.
Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week is all about 'telling stories', you'll meet: writer James Fry, comedian Zoe Coombes-Marr and Director of GameLoading Lister Francois.
Sun, 10 May 2015 00:00:00 +1100You'll meet some talented young writers this week, including Vogel Award winner Murray Middleton, anti-feminist Victoria and comedian Luke Ryan.
Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week we're getting all zen and it's all about Buddhism, so you'll meet Tshering Zangmo, Ajahn Brahm and Tibetan human right activist Ngawang Dolkar.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week it's a work special - people who have weird or interesting jobs - so John and Father Bob will introduce you to: Serbian revolutionary Srdja Popovic, playwright Lally Katz and US Faith Leader Johnnie Moore.
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob introduce you to Comedian Ray Badran, who put his side of the story of the recent rape joke furore at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Iranian born actor Osamah Sami and former Big Brother contestants Ben Zabel and Tim Dorner.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire would like you to meet Comedian Becky Lucas, Pygmy actor Isaac Bacirongo and our very own friend of the show Serpil Senelmis, a Turkish-Australian and one of the people in charge of the ABC's Gallipoli coverage.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1100It's a mixed bag of Easter eggs this weekend so John Safran and Father Bob Maguire introduce you to: 'Murder nerd' Greta Lee Jackson, Comedian Corey White and Author Sam Vincent.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week is all about hip-hop! John Safran and Father Bob Maguire spit rhymes with Aboriginal Australian MC Bryte, comedian and podcaster Hari Kondabalu and Dr Antony Pinn.
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100This week we talk conspiracy theories with US aviation journalist Jeff Wise, fraternity expert Adam Parfrey and Doctor/magician Vyom Sharma!
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100It's the return of John Saftan and Father Bob Macguire and this week is all about moving on. You'll meet Jo Berry, a woman who decided to meet the IRA terrorist who killed her father, Actor Shaka Cook and UK writer John Ronson.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100Writer, blogger and uber tweeter Jess McGuire presents the show as part of triple j's Girls to the Front to celebrate International Womens' Day. You'll meet acting legend Noni Hazelhurst, US writer and self-described bad feminist Roxane Gay and slam poet Emile Zoey Baker.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire reveal secrets with Jewish activist Manny Waks, Kate Urquhart and supernaturally powered Suzan Saxman.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire talk all things food with bug farmer Skye Blackburn, Courtney Carthy who went on an all Soylent diet and former Masterchef contestant Alice Zaslavsky.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire talk all things Internet Winners and Losers with Sofia Stefanovic, comic Andy Zaltzman and author Andrew Keen.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire get confessional with comedians Sami Shah, Sarah Young and Author Nick Dryenfurth.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire are back for 2015! They speak with UK Journo Johann Hari, former Young Australian of the year Marita Cheng and Dave Bloustein on whether he's a racist after mistaking 2 Afro-American comedians.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire chat to Director of the doco 'The Agony of Ecstasy Katrina Lucas, Crikey writer Guy Rundle and John's dad Alex Safran on whether Nazi memorabilia should be sold or trashed.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100John Safran and Father Bob Maguire are talking about transgression in speech and comedy with The Chaser's Julian Morrow, Colorado Uni Professor Pete McGraw and Barrister Jessie Taylor.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100This Sunday John Safran and Father Bob Maguire are talking all about mentors and proteges with writer Erik Jenson, Tech start up mentor Sam Stewart, Maia Bryant and American author William Cane.