John Safran, Father Bob quit Triple J

Radio oddest of odd couples, John Safran and Father Bob Maguire, are quitting their quirky Triple J show after 10 years.

The pair have had a famously prickly on-air relationship on their Sunday night program in which they chew over wide-ranging issues concerning ethics, religion and politics.

God bothering ... John Safran and Father Bob are calling it quits.
God bothering ... John Safran and Father Bob are calling it quits. 

Announcing the end of the long-running show, Safran revealed his next project would examine Islam in Australia.

"Dear listeners and Father Bob, you know we live in a very secular country and people look to me to try and understand religion," he said. "If you're one of those people I have good news and I have bad news.

"The good news is that I'm off. I'm off on a little book adventure where I'm going around the country and looking into Islam and anti-Islam in modern-day Australia. That's the book I'm working on which will be out late next year. The bad news is that this is the last year of Sunday Night Safran."

Triple J said Maguire, known to listeners as "Father Bob", would continue his community work through organisations such as Father Bob's Foundation and The Father Bob HopeMobile.


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Posted by triple j on Sunday, 29 November 2015