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The Australian podcast that pays tribute to the traditional late night format but with a modern twist. Every episode features original segments, topical monologues, entertaining games, hot takes, hilarious chats and absolutely no fake laughter. Join the hosts Miguel, Rohit, Sen and Kush weekly as they poke fun at university, work and the world around them. All this in a podcast that infuses late night television and Australian humour directly to your ears. New episode out every Wednesday!

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    • Jan 24, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 189 EPISODES

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    The Gone Identity: Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 64:33


    They say lightning doesn't strike twice, yet here we are 2 years later and once again Rohit has fallen victim to identity theft. It's very rare for sequels to reach the lofty heights of the first one, but as we regale this week we can absolutely confirm this edition of Rohit's misfortune is as good as the first time.In a throwback, we bring back the classic “Would You Rather?” where the boys answer increasingly absurd and thought-provoking hypothetical questions leading to some heated discussions, with this week having a distinctly Sydney vibe to it.We end this week with a new segment “Change My Mind,” where the lads put forth their strongly held beliefs to the others to see if their minds can be changed. This week we debate the best part of Sydney, influencer kid parents, beers amongst other topics.Also this week: Nigerian Prince, Dominic Perrotet, Frangos and Australia Day.Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Would You Rather?: Boys discuss in depth between two very extreme alternatives.Change My Mind: The boys present their stubborn/controversial opinions for their minds to be changed.___________________________________________________________FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    Fifty Shades of Ginger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 50:17


    By the grace of God all four members of TCB are reunited once again and have convened for a special pod recording. Sen is back from India after helping RRR with their campaign for an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film and with him brings culture shocks and rants. After spending some time on Indian roads and witnessing first hand the sheer lunacy that is driving in India, Sen now admits the stereotypes he has helped perpetuate in fact may be understated. Elsewhere, on his return journey home, Sen reveals his luggage to be missing for almost a week as he battles a large Australian airline.“Stockholm Syndrome” is back for the first time in 2023 and this week we must acknowledge the dropping of the most anticipated book since probably the Bible. Hot off the press, the boys must decide if a given quote is taken from Prince Harry's tell all memoir “Spare” or from E.L. James' 2011 modern day classic “Fifty Shades of Grey.”To bring us home this week is perhaps our most primal, potentially even darkest, and definitely most testosterone-filled segment “Animal Wars.” Animal Fighting Scenarios was a very popular Facebook page from a few years back and the boys have brought it back with their own twist. The result is Kush graphically describing, in detail, how he would incapacitate poultry in hand to hand combat.Also this week: road rage, Jetstar, riding wild stallions and could Kush fight Mr 305?Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Stockholm Syndrome: This segment has nothing to do with actual Stockholm Syndrome, instead this is a game where the boys try to distinguish between IKEA products and another unrelated category.Animal Wars: The boys take their own spin on Animal Fighting Scenarios as they (hypothetically) discuss which animals they could beat in a fight.___________________________________________________________FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    The Snack Savant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 55:45


    Fresh out of China covid lockdown, Kushagra graces us with his presence for this second episode of 2023. Kushagra reveals a new instagram account focused on movie reviews which he's been working on during his annual leave from the podcast. After flogging that for a bit, we then get our weekly Rohit first world problem - this week it's tipping culture in Hawaii. Unfortunately, Ro did not appreciate the performative art the waiters had to put on to earn their tip, instead he would prefer they just earned a below minimum wage salary.Our game this week is for our fellow degenerate gambling listeners with “Overs / Unders.” Pretty simple game, where the boys must figure out how many of a certain thing there is by determining if it is over or under an arbitrary number. In this edition the boys ponder Maccas stores in Australia, number of chips in a bag and how many beers they've had in their life amongst others.Finally we end this week with some mathematics with “BODMAS.” By mathematics we of course mean a NCAA March Madness / FIFA World Cup Round of 16 inspired bracket tournament segment, where this week we put head to head the 16 most popular cuisines in the world.Also this week: @Mr Zorba Smith, 18% service tip and what is Bulgarian food?Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Overs / Unders: The boys are given a category and an arbitrary number and must guess if there are overs or unders on that number.BODMAS: Our bracket tournament style segment where 16 competitors battle it out to 1 eventual winner.___________________________________________________________FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    New Year, Same Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 40:43


    New year, same ol' Critical Banter. To kick off the year of the rabbit, the boys indulge in their New Years' resolutions which involve drunken stupors, Lego building and Spotify reviews. Rohit also tells a tale of how to ask your mum for relationship advice without asking your mum for relationship advice.Back again in 2023 is the timeless classic 'Bullslut' - where we challenge each other to name as much of a certain category as we can within 30 seconds. This week's edition includes World Cup countries, colours & board games.We cap off this week's episode with another classic segment 'Mind your Manners'. In this segment, we yarn about the do's and don't's of social ettiquette, and how to right those wrongs. Sen starts us off with discourse on how and when to pick up the bill, and leads into Rohit discussing paying for someone else's parking ticket, destroying clothing at the airport amongst many more.Also this week: Critical Banter Live, hidden relationships, AFL teams and uncompromising greed.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    2022 in Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 63:09


    Final week of the year, final episode of the Critical Banter Podcast for 2022. We end the year just as we started, Kush going MIA and missing the recording session alongside shameless self-indulgence from the rest of the boys. Sen recounts some tales of how he has been spotted in the wild by some of the listeners, and we gain some insight into Miguel's unfortunate addiction to lootboxes. To wrap-up the year, we rank the months of 2022 in 'Year in Review'. Going from 12th to 1st, we take a look back at all the memorable pop culture, Australian, Global and personal events and milestones that have occurred throughout the year and see how each month stacks against each other.For the final segment of the year, we introduce a new segment called 'Career Limiting Moves' where we chat through and judge whether a workplace behaviour, experience or incident will limit one's self in progressing at a given company or career as a whole. This week's edition involves unfortunate bathroom and webcam incidents, as well as blatant disregards for professionalism.Also this week: Srikar, Queen Elizabeth, Will Smith, blocking exes & cupping your balls.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    It's the Most TCB Time of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 61:40


    It's officially the silly season here at TCB as we celebrate with our annual Christmas episode. To get us in the mood, Ro tells us about the light narcotics and gag glasses he gave to someone for secret santa - problem is however the gifts look cheap. We then hear about the lads' respective work Christmas parties (including a lot of complaining from Migs) as Sen gears up for his during the week.After a long stint in the wilderness, a Christmas themed “What is the Question?” makes a triumphant return. Bit of rust in this week's answers as we once again prove we have one collective brain cell between us.To finish us off this week we bring back the “TCB Draft” - this week it's holidays. Much like the Sydney suburb edition, there are some cracker picks as well as some completely left of field, rogue picks.Also this week: Rave gear, Peroni is mid, Strip Clubs and International Women's Day.Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.What is the Question: The boys are presented with an answer and they have to guess what the question is - the most humorous answer wins.TCB Draft: The boys give their top 5 draft picks based on a category where the others cannot select something that has been picked by one of the others.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    Doobie Howser, Rizz M.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 68:48


    We've heard your complaints and finally this week Ro joins Migs and Sen, however he can't stop the boys from rambling about football for 30 minutes. Before that, Ro provides us with the much anticipated update from the dating consultant as he makes contact with God himself and seeks a quote. Sen then recounts his Saturday night which involved drinking, sleeping on an uncomfortable couch and excessive references to doobies.For our game this week, we bring back the classic “Family Fight,” where the lads put their familial and ancestral reputation on the line. This week, the boys try and see if they are in touch with the common person as they guess the top global Google searches for 2022.As the World Cup reaches its crescendo the boys convene for the final edition of “Predictions.” We again start with some apologies as we review our previous predictions for the Round of 16. We then look ahead and predict the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Final and all important third place playoff.Also this week: snake oil salesman, ganja, Chris Rock/Will Smith and the miracle in Marrakech.Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Family Fight: The boys are pitted head to head to head, fighting for family pride and eternal glory. The boys are quizzed on opinions or expectations that were previously asked in a survey before the show to see how in touch they are with the common person.Predictions: The boys look into the crystal ball and predict the outcome of the World Cup games.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    Gatecrashing and Urinal Bashing

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 61:52


    In what is quickly becoming a reoccurring event, Migs and Sen are once again left on their own to steer the podcast ship home. Kush and Ro have had their Australian citizenship revoked after it was revealed they were secretly supporting Argentina against the Socceroos. Nevertheless the show must go on and we begin immediately with a tale of Sen being a buffoon in front of strangers. We then touch on Kanye being the worst human on the planet as well as complaints about the Australian National Anthem.The World Cup has reached the knockout stages and the lads are here to preview the Round of 16 in “Predictions.” We start with some apologies as we review our previous predictions from 2 weeks ago and issue apologies where relevant. We then get into the meat and veg of the Round of 16 previewing each game and providing some predictions.We end this week with the always popular, “Dob in a Rare Unit.” This week we have the return of our favourite bathroom rare units, including an in depth discussion on how to use the urinal as well as some anti-vax rare units at the airport.Also this week: Rufus, Alex Jones, God Save The King, Messi is washed and pocket toothbrushes.Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Predictions: The boys look into the crystal ball and predict the outcome of the World Cup games.Dob in a Rare Unit: Are you a rare unit? Is your family full of rare units? Are your mates rare units? Is your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse a rare unit? If so, write into us and let us know the rarest thing they've done.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    God Mode

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 59:55


    Massive week at TCB - we've gone to the top office in the land for help and the big dog Albo has come to our aid, reaching out to his Indonesian counterpart to negotiate the safe release of Ro from Bali's Kerobokan Prison. Meanwhile, Sen is off on a plane to Qatar getting a last minute call up from Arnie to join the Socceroos squad as specialist drinks carrier. Speaking of Qatar, huge week for Kushagra as he reveals he has well and truly caught World Cup fever, as he applies his Pro Clubs knowledge to real life ball. We also hear about his struggles with a hand me down iPhone 7+, eating escargot before Ro explains what a dating consultant is.“Stockholm Syndrome” is back and once again there is a twist. In this game we honour the biggest event of the year, one that has been anticipated for a number of years and is set in a distant Arab land - we are of course talking about Warzone 2. In this version of “Stockholm Syndrome,” Kush and Ro must guess between locations on the new Warzone 2 map or footballers at the World Cup.“Heroes and Villains” is a new segment where we can freely slander people we know under the guise of labelling them ‘Heroes' or ‘Villains.' Simple premise: the boys discuss actions of individuals with questionable or ambiguous morals and they must decide whether they can be considered a hero or a villain. To kick us off, Kush submits himself for judgement, then throws the Coffee Constable under the bus, we also hear about Mig's bad friend, before ending on Ro's Triple Zero bandit of a housemate.Also this week: Warzone, fashion consultants, Taraq, lox beats slander and the Darlinghurst Batman.Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Stockholm Syndrome: This segment has nothing to do with actual Stockholm Syndrome, instead this is a game where the boys try to distinguish between IKEA products and another unrelated category.Heroes and Villains: The boys discuss the morality and actions of dubious characters they come across in society.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    World Cup Fever Episode 1: Qatar 2022 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 78:41


    It's finally here - for the next month the world game elevates itself to universal levels and transcends the boundaries of sport and religion. Amidst all the controversy and naysaying, the tournament is still going ahead and here at Critical Banter we will bring you some additional content throughout the Cup. Kush and Ro are moral objectors to Qatar and are missing this week but Migs and Sen have graciously accepted the Arab money and are here to preview the World Cup.“Compare and Contrast” is back this week. If you are new, this is where we debate and rank various things. This week, sticking with our theme, we rank the biggest World Cups.We end this week with some predictions and hot takes. The boys look into the crystal ball and throw out some outrageous takes as well as donning the tin foil hat as we veer into conspiracy territory.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    Episode CLXXVIII: Covid Strikes Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 50:35


    The holy trinity are back this week with The Miguel, The Sen and The Holy Kundra all bringing great energy while unfortunately Rohit faces the death penalty in Bali for his heinous crimes - we of course wish him all the best. We begin with some technical difficulties right off the bat with Kush immediately malfunctioning the Rodecaster. After we overcome the rogue recorder, Sen startles the boys with some shocking news before we end with yet another case of cancel culture prevalent in our society.Our game this week is “Giga Guess.” In this suspiciously familiar game the boys take turns to give the others one word/three word/five word clues about a movie plot with the others trying to guess the movie in the least amount of words possible. Will we have a surprise winner today?This week ends with the always popular “Cuck or Be Cucked.” In this edition, we have a listener submitted cuck which by god's grace himself is an actual, by definition, cuck. The boys take their time to mull this over and celebrate receiving their first legitimate cuck (however carefully not celebrating the idea of adultery). We also get a second cuck from Sen based on their journey back home from Bali.Also this week: Ninja, Plandemic, TrueGeordie, Deez and why Jetstar is a second rate airline.Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Giga Guess: A movie guessing game where the boys are progressively given one word, three word and five word clues pertaining to a movie plot.Cuck or Be Cucked: Have you or your loved one been alpha'd recently? In this segment the boys give you tips on how to alpha those who have alpha'd you.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    Schapelle's Redemption Arc

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 49:38


    After last week's experimentation, all the boys are back in the same room at the same time to record this week's episode - except for Rohit who is in a Bali prison currently awaiting trial for attempting to smuggle cannabis into the island. Despite that hurdle, the boys continue as Sen and Migs bring yarns from their recent trip to Bali and then we begin our search for the one they call ShayLee.Continuing with the jetsetting theme, the game this week is the “Currency Quiz.” Simple game really where Sen quizzes Kush and Mig's knowledge on global currencies, with one of the boys proving to be a real Mr Worldwide.Finally we end with “Mind Your Manners,” where we analyse some everyday scenarios and the etiquette surrounding them. This week's scenarios revolve around travelling, including plane etiquette and respecting foreign customs.Also this week: Bogans, Rolex's, Bribery, Mr 305 and clapping on planes.Segments this week:The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends.Currency Quiz: The boys are tested on currencies from around the world.Mind Your Manners: The boys discuss the dos and don'ts and correct etiquette to help you out of your next awkward social scenario.______________________________________________SPONSORS

    TCB Goes Solo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 56:30


    The boys have broken up. It's official. Somewhat. We go full Ari Aster, full Artic Monkey, full random circular green dots on a canvas, by channelling our indie creativeness. This episode you get to hear the most inner, contemplative, and emotional thoughts from the boys one by one. You heard that right. One. By. One. Miguel begins with his incredible insight into the state of football, and perhaps why it may be suffering from a decline. Kush goes deep into this cinematic knowledge, making it clear that he is there to worsen your movie watching experience. Rohit goes as meta as Dan Harmon's writing circle, creating a podcast within a podcast. And lasty, Sen airs his thoughts in a brutally honest fashion. Also this week: Fifa, Tom Cruise insurance, firing an employee, and Optus. ______________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Shower Manifesto

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 53:50


    Full house this week for what will go down as a TCB classic. Kush kicks us off explaining his 2 week absence, revealing his ongoing evolution to becoming a real estate mogul. Kush Trump then provides his pearls of wisdom when it comes to entering the real estate market. Sen then dobs himself and Migs in for prime pelican behaviour at a birthday party, which included Dreamworks characters, peer pressure, rising tension between Russia and Ukraine and an incident involving glass. “Stockholm Syndrome” is back so soon, with a twist this week. Rohit has discovered his roommate, Isaac, has been writing literal shower thoughts in their shared bathroom and has been documenting them for a while. Rohit gives the boys some quotes and they must figure out if this quote is from a well-respected philosopher or if it's from some blokes named Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. “Unsolicited, Unqualified and Uncomfortable” is back this week with two listener submissions. Our first listener ponders what secrets can be kept from your partner after he failed to disclose a large purchase from his girlfriend. Our second submission is around the etiquette of ejecting rowdy guests from a wedding. Also this week: Lumbridge, Jack Frost, Marcel Marceau and Rolex's. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Stockholm Syndrome: This segment has nothing to do with actual Stockholm Syndrome, instead this is a game where the boys try to distinguish between IKEA products and another unrelated category. Unsolicited, Unqualified and Uncomfortable: Having relationship issues or need some advice regarding your relationship? Well, who better to give advice than some very single blokes. ______________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Sydney's Best Suburbs (Controversial)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 43:13


    Backstreet's back this week and we start with an update from Sen. When he's not sending threatening DM's to celebrities on Instagram, he spends his time replying to wrong number texts. As a follow up to last week, Sen provides an update on his back and forth with a random number which sees another member of the podcast get involved - leading to an awkward love triangle. We then celebrate Northern Mariana Islands brave 23-0 loss to the Socceroos U-17 in what can only be described as yet another example of atrocities against minorities committed by Australians. We got another new improv game this week, “Yes, and.” Premise is quite simple, the boys are placed in a scenario and the only way to move forward in the game is by using sentences beginning with the phrase “yes, and.” You'd think we'd be getting better at these games the more we play them. Finally we end with the “TCB Draft,” where like the NBA draft, we take turns picking our top 5 Sydney suburbs we would choose to start a new city with. Once a suburb has been chosen, the others may not choose that suburb, leading to some very questionable and rogue picks. Also this week: Shay'Lee, American Samoa and the Tuscan Hills of Western Sydney. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Yes, and: Improv game where each scenario must be continued with a sentence starting with “Yes, and…” TCB Draft: The boys give their top 5 draft picks based on a category where the others cannot select something that has been picked by one of the others. ______________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Try Guys Try Adultery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 57:21


    The ever revolving door of Critical Banter continues this week as Sen is back but Kush is out. Sen brings no yarns instead insists on talking about ejaculate trees. Migs and Ro trade tales of randomly meeting high school old boys where they divulged dark secrets of our high school, with Sen learning how to use the word “allegedly.” Bit of a throwback this week as we bring back the game “Stockholm Syndrome.” This week the boys have to guess between chess world champions and FIFA players. Continuing on with the chess theme, our final segment “Miami Cheat” is where we discuss and rate various cheating scandals from history - inspired by Magnus Carlsen and Ned Fulmer. Also this week: Ultimate Team, anal beads, Paralympics and the GOAT Bill Clinton. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Stockholm Syndrome: This segment has nothing to do with actual Stockholm Syndrome, instead this is a game where the boys try to distinguish between IKEA products and NBA players. Miami Cheat: With some big cheating scandals hitting the mainstream lately, the boys take a stroll down memory lane and rate some other great cheaters. ______________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Migs & Ikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 47:31


    Sen continues to be MIA, most likely reeling from the impact of the loss of the Queen. It is rumoured that he fancied the colonisation that occurred, contrary to popular opinion. The tenacious trio of Ro, Migs, and Kush first dissect Miguel's lineage and potentially an ancestor tree with names that are just "Miguel." We then return to the world of snack testing, this time from the Philippines where the boys froth sugary goodness. We then move to the classic "Bullslut" - a game that Kush remains so successful in being hilariously terrible once more. We apologise to all listeners for Kush's apparent 30 seconds of silence each round. An episode reeking of nostalgia, we return to "Dob in a Rare Unit" where we first break down a listener story involving an uncle. We then move onto walking a pet bird and end with a potentially dangerous yet German party enthusiast. Also this week: Walking Pet Pigs, UK Cities, Bite Sized Treats, and ASMR. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Bullslut: Thought writing 3 essays in 2 hours was hard? Try naming 20 European countries in 30 seconds. This is the game where, in 30 seconds, the boys try to name as many things as they can - all within a category chosen by the host. Dob in a Rare Unit: Are you a rare unit? Is your family full of rare units? Are your mates rare units? Is your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse a rare unit? If so, write into us and let us know the rarest thing they've done ______________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Cancelling Adam Levine (with Tom Witcombe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 71:26


    After last week's top tier episode with all four of the boys, we bet you thought there was no way to top it. But we have done it - we have absolutely done it. Comedian and friend of the show Tom Witcombe joins us again for this week's episode, replacing wannabe comedian and anti-hero of the podcast Sen. Before we answer your questions with Tom, Rohit recaps the week by recounting his near-death experience involving wine, bikes and magpies - a tale so tall it should singlehandedly inspire a Royal Commission into the rules and regulations of the biking industry. We have a new game this week "Kushinator" - surprisingly inspired by the game that saved us from the bores of high school Akinator. In this game, there will be a person, place or thing that the boys will have to guess within 20 questions. As per usual, the tempers flare as the boys challenge and critique each other's contentious questions & answers - leaving us to wonder if the boys are really friends at all. Finally, saving the best until last, Tom Witcombe joins us for the fan favourite segment "#AskTCB". After we get some interesting updates from Tom on what he's been up to and what exciting things he has coming up, we delve into the questions you have sent in. We discuss all things cancelable - from primary schools to Adam Levine to carrying out mass genocide. Remember, you guys sent in these questions - not us. Also this week: Helmets, Kevin Spacey, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, City2Surf and death row. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Kushinator: The boys have 20 questions to guess the mystery person, place or thing. #AskTCB: We answer the questions you have sent in! If you want your questions answered on the next #AskTCB, send us your questions in the comments below or on Instagram! ______________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Australians Rate American Snacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 63:25


    By the grace of Allah, all 4 members of Critical Banter once again meet after a 2 month absence. Rohit recounts some yarns from his bucks party on the Gold Coast last weekend, which included excessive drinking, scantily clad bartenders, threats of going to strip clubs, gambling, golfing and beefing taxi drivers - all in all, a great weekend away. Despite the week delay, the boys celebrate Kushagra's triumphant return from the USA with the much anticipated “American Quiz.” Sen tests the lads knowledge on American geography, history and pop culture - are they smarter than the average American? We teased it last week and here we are with “Snack Attack” where we put legendary American snacks head to head against Australian equivalents. We review American classics such as Funyuns, Twinkies, Pop Tarts, Pumpkin Spice Oreo, Taki's amongst others. Should we review UK snacks next? Also this week: Strippers, Top Golf, Vodka Redbulls, Empire State Building and Barr. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. American Quiz: The boys are tested on how well they know the USA. Snack Attack: American snacks are supposedly the best in the world, so we put them head to head against their Australian counterparts. ______________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Kushagra's All American Adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 82:12


    Rollercoaster of emotions this week as we start on a sombre note with a minute silence for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, before almost immediately launching into a discussion whether it was too soon to make jokes about it and why on earth did the Premier League postpone their games over the weekend. Then it's full steam ahead with over an hour of just yarns of Kush's month long American holiday, including the highs, the lows and an aggressively long amount of time spent on the food he ate. Enjoy! ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Law Abiding Citizen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 36:55


    The boys are back this week after a shaky performance last week. With the cobwebs out of the system, we start with Ro recounting a concerning story regarding underage smoking - when is citizen's arrest an option? We also hear about the boys embarking on a boat party around Sydney Harbour. We bring back the improv game “Fortunately Unfortunately” where each round has a scenario and the boys take turns advancing the story one sentence at a time, which must begin with fortunately or unfortunately in an alternating fashion. This week we have no Kush, which means the game is slightly more civil. In another throwback, we bring back the classic “Would You Rather?” where the boys answer increasingly absurd and thought-provoking hypothetical questions leading to some confronting discussions. Also this week: Hasbulla, Benjamin Button, Moby Disc, zoo's and vomiting. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Fortunately Unfortunately: In this game the boys are provided with a scenario and must further the story one sentence at a time, however they can only use sentences starting with fortunately or unfortunately. Would You Rather?: Boys discuss in depth between two very extreme alternatives. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Superspread Those Cheeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 48:52


    The boys are back after a 4 week break. Kush is off galavanting all 50 states of the USA, meaning we pre-recorded a whole heap of episodes before his leave of absence. In typical TCB fashion however, we miscalculated the number of episodes we needed to pre-record and thus the 3 wise men (Migs, Ro and Sen) once again lace up the boots. Bit of rust in this episode, but we begin regardless with a riveting update to Ro's intriguing dynamic with his downstairs Spanish neighbours, which includes the purchase of some coca-cola. We also retell the story of Rohit's house party from a few weeks ago which led to some very unfortunate results. We have a new game this week, courtesy of TikTok, called “The Connection Game,” where we see who has the best connection between the lads. The game is actually quite simple in theory - a word association game where the boys must keep saying words until they land on the same word, however in practice this proves to be too difficult for these chimps. This may or may not be a new segment, but in “Is It Worth It?,” we discuss the value of events or objects. In this (maybe) first edition we discuss the Contender Experience at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas, amongst other musings regarding a certain individual's Instagram as well as discussing Shaq's recent visit to Sydney and other extracurricular's surrounding him. Also this week: Bankstown, nangs, Bellagio, Floyd Mayweather Senior and Kobe. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Connection Game: A word association game, similar to Codenames, where the boys have to keep naming words until they both reach the same word. Is It Worth It?: Being the judgemental people we are, we discuss and decide whether certain things are worth their price tag. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    The Undisputed GOAT of Fruit (Controversial)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 57:12


    We begin this week with the most quintessential Critical Banter story imaginable, featuring a bathroom rare unit, dabbing your willy and an intelligent discourse about the seminal works of W H Auden. Following the tale of the urinal cretin, we discuss an impromptu mind your manners about requesting people to chip in for petrol, which may be fair enough given times are currently tough. We bring back “Head's Up” this week, which is basically just charades but with a phone on your forehead. The boys run through a few categories including celebrities, countries and food. “Compare and Contrast” is back this week. If you are new, this is where we debate and rank various things. This week we really scrape the bottom of the barrel by tier listing some of the most popular fruits in the world. For once there seems to be unity amongst the boys as they come to an agreement on most the placings. Also this week: Robert Frost, Dyson hand dryers, BeReal, Cyprus trees and Nietzsche. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Head's Up: The boys play the timeless classic charades with a modern twist. Compare and Contrast: Named in honour of our favourite HSC English essay questions, the boys debate the most pressing issues in society and attempt to agree on a ranked tier list, which may end up in broken friendships and definitely will end up being wrong. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Prime is Mid

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 40:27


    No Kush or guest this week, but Miguel is back fresh from his trip to Melbourne (to watch some subpar football) and is filled to the brim with yarns. Unfortunately, most of these yarns are related to the act of stalking someone. We hear the tale of an absolute warrior who camped outside a hotel for 3 hours, we also hear about tastefully following Hollywood and YouTube stars as well as a more sinister story of stalking a fiery Australian tennis player. We also hear about Ro's last act of modern day chivalry which resulted in him courting a fair maiden. Our new game this week is “Guess the Journey,” a rather niche football guessing game where Rohit gives the boys the list of clubs someone has played for and they must guess who the player is. Finally, we bring back “Banter Reviews” and this week is a huge one. The boys have been waiting for this one for weeks as we finally review KSI and Logan Paul's Prime and match it up against the heavyweights Gatorade and Powerade. We rate each drink based on a number of factors including price, taste, packaging, nutritional value and marketing. Also this week: Casey Neistat, Nick Kyrgios, Tim Cahill and what flavour is red? Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Guess the Journey: The boys must guess the football player based purely on the clubs they have played for. Banter Reviews: The boys “review” things and give them obviously logical ratings, to be honest we're not even sure how this segment works. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    What's Wrong with Kim Jong? (with Dan Cawthorne)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 48:53


    This week we welcome back only our second repeat guest (says more about us really) - Sydney comedian Dan Cawthorne. However, before we reunite with Dan, Karan Kundra (Kush's Karen alter ego) provides us with an update with his ongoing, albeit one-sided, feud with local Sydney Italian restaurant chain, Fratelli Fresh. After we entertain Karan for a bit, Ro then reveals the peculiar purchases and behaviours of his new Spanish downstairs neighbours. Next up is our interview with Dan. We check in with how he's going and what's new since we last spoke 6 months ago before we launch into discussing the real hard hitting topics such as rogue dreams, what constitutes a sandwich and how much would it take for you to endorse a dictator. Finally, we bring back “Bullslut” this week as Sen puts Kush, Ro and Dan head to head in this classic game. Kush has a tragically bad record in this game, having never won a single edition of this game. Today he plays for his pride, his family and his country - can he finally get a win over Ro and Dan? Also this week: Blackmail, Walter White, dildo's, tsunamis and Kim Jong Un. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Reach-Around: To show gratitude and respect to our guest, and like all good hosts should do, the boys get around the guest in the most homoerotic segment in podcasting. Bullslut: Thought writing 3 essays in 2 hours was hard? Try naming 20 European countries in 30 seconds. This is the game where, in 30 seconds, the boys try to name as many things as they can - all within a category chosen by the host. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    It's The Children Who Are Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 42:31


    Mig is MIA and the unlikely trio of Ro, Kush and Sen are once again tasked with carrying the podcast, something they haven't had to do since late 2019. To kick us off, Sen comes loaded with tales fresh from attending his first concert post Covid. We talk about wearing masks in a mosh pit, how many piercings are too many, face vs neck tattoos, sitting down at concerts and mild concussion in a mosh. We try our hand at a new game this week with “Try Not to Laugh,” where the stakes are high - if you laugh, you get slapped and banished from the hot seat. The boys take turns to tell each other the driest, deadest jokes in an attempt to make them laugh.  The question is “Am I A Boomer” and the answer is maybe. In this segment, Sen has a revelation over the past few weeks that he is no longer hip and in tune with the young Gen Zers. We discuss obsolete technology from our youth as well as slang that goes over our heads. Also this week: Bad Piercings, Dad Jokes, HaynePlane, HayneTrain and Viber. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Try Not to Laugh: This game is exactly as what's advertised on the tin - if you laugh, you lose. Am I A Boomer: The boys whinge about being out of touch with the younger generation. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    The Drunk Donator

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 39:32


    This week's episode begins with a tale of catholic guilt. Rohit exposes his friend for an outrageous drunk quirk which involves donating copious amounts of money every time she got blackout drunk in an attempt to repent for sins. Sen then exposes himself for his Tik Tok use and his religious obsession with Western Sydney teenage Tik Tok drama which entailed the respectful soliciting of nudes. New game this week as we try our hand at another improv game - “Fortunately Unfortunately.” Pretty simple rules: each round has a scenario and the boys take turns advancing the story one sentence at a time, which must begin with fortunately or unfortunately in an alternating fashion. Finally this week, in a classic bait and switch, we ditch “Answer Reddit” at the last minute to bring back “Most Likely To,” where the boys answer some classic who's most likely to. Also this week: World Vision, Tik Tok drama, Rohit's rage and Kush's abuse. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Fortunately Unfortunately: In this game the boys are provided with a scenario and must further the story one sentence at a time, however they can only use sentences starting with fortunately or unfortunately. Most Likely To: The boys answer “Most Likely To” questions as we discover what the boys really think of each other. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Sydney's Worst Italian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 46:12


    All the boys are back this week and we start with something that is quickly becoming our favourite pastime - slandering Sydney establishments. This time Kush has a gripe with a popular Italian restaurant chain which refused to serve him pizza. Kush then goes full Karen, emailing the GM of this conglomerate. We also get another exciting chapter to Sen and Ro's Oztag match fixing adventures. Our game this week is “Role of the MVP.” In this current bear market environment whereby value investing far outperforms growth investing, it's vital to know the value of the companies (and sporting teams) you invest in. This week ends with the always popular “Cuck or Be Cucked.” In this edition, there is only one cuck and his name is Rohit. Ro is exposed for his hall of fame worthy, shambolic pub golf performance the night before, as he let himself down, his team down and his family down. Also this week: Fratelli Fresh, Karan Kundra, Dallas Cowboys and chundering in driveways. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Role of the MVP: The boys are tested on their knowledge of valuable sports teams or companies. Cuck or Be Cucked: Have you or your loved one been alpha'd recently? In this segment the boys give you tips on how to alpha those who have alpha'd you. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    A Love Letter to Sony

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 53:04


    We begin this week with a world record update from Ro as the man claims to be sub 7 seconds. A date is also set for the world record attempt - late July, giving Ro 2 weeks to enter into an intensive camp to get into shape for the big event. Next up, Miguel airs yet another grievance, this time with Uber's inferior competitor as he was left in a mexican stand-off with multiple drivers. “TCB Top Ten” is back this week as Ro quizzes Sen and Mig's knowledge on various top ten lists - this week we tackle tik tok stars, richest people, richest cities, highest grossing movies and most watched T.V. shows. With the financial year 2022 done and dusted, the boys take some time to reflect on their purchases made during the year in “Fiscal Review.” With the tax man looming, we discuss some good purchases (oodie), bad purchases ($300 electric toothbrush), a niche discourse on holistic dentistry and an ode to Sony. Also this week: DiDi, Carlos Slim, AC Milan, LUNA and net physics. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. TCB Top Ten: In this game, the boys are given various top ten lists and they must name as many of the top 10 as they can. Fiscal Review: We look back at the past financial year and review some of the best and worst purchases we made. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Sticks and Stones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 56:54


    Fresh out of quarantine (quite literally) Rohit joins us again live in the studio as Kush taps out. We hear about Ro's past week in isolation, hearing about bizarre youtube tangents and early onset cabin fever. Not only is this man covid-free, he is also now mullet-free and begins to describe the world's worst haircut. Following last week's “Mind Your Manners,” Mig's has another similar moral dilemma for the boys to ponder. “Going Camping,” is back this week, with Ro a first time player. The last time this was played the boys were terrible at it and now throwing Ro into the mix is a recipe for even more disaster. Finally this week we take a moment to recognise the hard work that is being put in by a small subset of our Tik Tok audience. In this segment we read and respond to some of the best hate comments we've received in “Mean Comments.” These comments range from witty, to insulting, to abusive to just straight up racist and we read every single one out. Also this week: TrackMania, Priceline, Magic Johnson and Indian IT call centres. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Going Camping: In this game, each person is the camp master and sets the rule for what things can and can't be brought. The others must guess what the rule is by guessing various different things. Mean Comments: Celebrities read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel, we read racist comments from our Tik Tok. It's basically the same thing. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Another One Bites The Dust!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 47:52


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    Moustached Milk Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 58:45


    Big KK is back in the building this week and brings us a fresh walking story. Just when you thought Kush's daily walks couldn't get more exciting, this week he serves us up a thrilling tale featuring dark parks, phones and jumpscares. Miguel cowardly went to Vivid during the week and recounts his horrific time and gives us a breakdown of the food purchased and finally we provide an update to last week's party story. “Fact or Cap” is back this week and this time Kush steps up to the batter's plate. The man has previously claimed to be able to tell the difference between different milk brands based on taste alone - so of course we tested his claim. To make it even harder, we threw in a few non-dairy based milks as well (do they even count as milk?). “Conspiracy Corner” makes a triumphant return after years in the Critical Banter wilderness. This week we discuss facial recognition technology, Drake and Jack Harlow's weird link, football conspiracies and American candy stores. Also this week: Guest Host Mr. Potato Head, litigation, A2 milk and how to money launder. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Fact or Cap: The boys talk a big game, now it's time to put it to the test in a series of challenges to determine if it is indeed fact or cap. Conspiracy Corner: As the Critical Banter name suggests, we encourage critical thought, so in this segment we deep dive into some of the most prominent conspiracy theories. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Sydney's Worst Venue

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 35:05


    This week Ro has been replaced by the very thing he is obsessed with - Mr Potato Head. After dealing with virtual Ro/Mr Potato Head, the boys begin this week with slandering Sydney venues, including some institutions of our nightlife. Sen begins with his grievances with a certain BYO Chinese establishment, before Miguel tees off on the real Establishment Bar and finally a bar so trash, it doesn't even deserve to get named. Our game this week is “Hard Trivia,” which is basically just trivia but the boys are aroused. Ignoring the boner situation, the boys partake in a trivia containing harder than normal question to once and for all decide who is the least stupidest out of the boys. We end this week by continuing with the hard trend, with “Hard Questions.” Sen asks the boys some tough questions which are sure to split opinion and spark some debate - questions surrounding pineapples, peanut butter, coriander and more. Also this week: Chinatown Noodle King, Minnesota and cilantro. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Hard Trivia: Every now and then the boys like to test each other and figure out if they are as dumb as they think they are. Hard Questions: The boys are asked hard hitting questions to see if they hold any rogue opinions, contrary to popular sentiment. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Livid at Vivid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 53:45


    On this podcast we shoot for the stars and this week begins with Ro's first steps to Guinness World Record glory. The man has gone out and purchased a Mr. Potato Head toy (out of his own pocket) and live on air he attempts his first construction of said toy. Join us over the next few weeks as he begins his hunt to the elusive sub 5 second time. We also hear a tale of buffoonery courtesy of Sen. We introduce a new game this week called, “Head's Up,” which is basically just charades but with a phone on your forehead. The boys run through a few categories including celebrities, countries and miscellaneous words, in a game which is quite competitive for once. Finally this week, after a long absence, we bring back “Overrated/Underrated.” Sen again cancels winter, praises puffer jackets and rips into Vivid. Ro complains about food trucks and Migs has a gripe with tables at clubs. Also this week: Mrs. Potato Head, Akshay Kumar, Luxembourg and North Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Head's Up: The boys play the timeless classic charades with a modern twist. Overrated/Underrated: This segment is as simple as it sounds; the boys give their opinions on what they think is overrated in the world and what they think is underrated. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    The Sauce Connoisseur

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 49:04


    We're back with Pokemon Smash or Pass Round 2!! - is what we know you would all love, unfortunately Ro is back so normal programming resumes. Ro gives us an update on his get rich quick scheme he mentioned a few weeks ago as well as an update on his Mr Potatohead world record attempt, with him attempting his first go live on air in a few weeks. Sen then reveals some details about the sordid, shady dealings of Sydney's underbelly, which of course is a reference to the bitter battle for chicken supremacy between El Jannah and Frangos. Our game this week is new and something we've been thinking about for a while. In “Fact or Cap,” we will test the outrageous claims the boys have made over the years as well as other challenges we see fit. To kick us off, we have Ro, the barbeque sauce aficionado, take a blindfold test to guess the brands of various sauces. We end this week with the always popular, “Dob in a Rare Unit.” This week, Migs recounts his run in with some specimens at a Kid Laroi concert, Sen dobs in a third party rare unit with some questionable bedroom habits, we have a listener submission and of course a bathroom rare unit. Also this week: Beem fraud, Chargrill Charlie's, Bird Box and bin nutting. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Fact or Cap: The boys talk a big game, now it's time to put it to the test in a series of challenges to determine if it is indeed fact or cap. Dob in a Rare Unit: Are you a rare unit? Is your family full of rare units? Are your mates rare units? Is your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse a rare unit? If so, write into us and let us know the rarest thing they've done. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    What Are You Doing Step-Bulbasaur?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 49:00


    Everyone has left us this week. No Ro, no Kush, no guest, no hope. Migs and Sen left scrambling to put together an episode, and wowee is this one a doozy. As usual, we start with some biting political satire, ripping apart the electoral process along the way. We then discuss NFT's, like every other podcast, except this one is NBA trading card related which does somewhat interest the boys. We get our first taste of this week's insanity with “Pokemon Smash or Pass,” with the boys deciding if they would fornicate with cute animated animals or not. In reality, this should be a very simple answer, except the boys really delve deep into this, leading to very suss results. Finally today, Migs and Sen get to do a segment they've been wanting to do for a long time, “Start, Bench, Sell.” This week, we dish out hot takes on football players and teams and even answer the age old question - Scholes, Lampard or Gerrard? Also this week: democracy sausage, Ultimate Team, harden and who is the GOAT? Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Pokemon Smash or Pass: A modern twist on the classic game Smash or Pass, but instead the boys rate Pokemon. Start, Bench, Sell: Simple premise, you are given 3 players and you must decide to start one, bench one and sell one. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Australia's Greatest Menace (with Tom Witcombe)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 69:34


    Another huge guest lined up this week as we welcome a stalwart of the Sydney comedy scene, Tom Witcombe. To kick us off this week, Rohit spends the first 10 minutes of the episode slandering his parents for no apparent reason. He then spends the next 10 minutes explaining his new get rich quick scheme, whilst arguing that it isn't technically fraud. We then reached around our guest Tom Witcombe. As usual to begin, Tom recounts a rare moment from his past, before we launch into tales of his early comedy career, including a national final. We also talk about his fighting expertise, his podcasting, as well as other random topics. “Compare and Contrast” is back this week, where we debate and rank various people/places/things, this week we rank Australia's greatest menaces to society. From egg boy to Ivan Milat, we cover rogue Australians from every generation and by varying degrees of rogueness. Also this week: Jimmy Choo Urban Hero, women's sports, democracy manifest and Clive Palmer. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Reach-Around: To show gratitude and respect to our guest, and like all good hosts should do, the boys get around the guest in the most homoerotic segment in podcasting. Compare and Contrast: Named in honour of our favourite HSC English essay questions, the boys debate the most pressing issues in society and attempt to agree on a ranked tier list, which may end up in broken friendships and definitely will end up being wrong. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    151 Reasons Why

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 57:09


    Milestone week here for the boys as we reach episode 151. Not many podcasts have made it to 151 and many will argue that we absolutely shouldn't have, yet here we are. To celebrate, we start off with our usual yarns before we jump into an extended edition of #AskTCB, where we answer fan questions which includes a special guest appearance. Thank you all for sticking with us for 151 episodes and here's to 151 (and beyond) more! ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Everybody Loves Novak (with Aleks Milinkovic)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 60:48


    We've gone back to back guests and this week we've got a huge one - we welcome Sydney comedian Aleks Milinkovic onto the podcast. Before we get around Aleks, Migs and Sen reminisce about their trip to the Lakemba Ramadan night markets, dropping absolute hot takes along the way. Ro then tells the boys about his new obsession for the week, this time it's getting himself into the Guiness Book of World Records. We then reach around our guest Aleks, hearing about his rareness through street sign superstitions as well as an awkward run in with a legendary Australian comedian. We explore his Serbian upbringing, his strong sense of nationalism, a suss character from a play and a town planner with the same name. “Questions Only” is back this week as we try to test Aleks' (and the boy's) improv skills. In case you forgot how this game works, the boys are placed in a scenario and the only way to move forward in the game is to ask questions. There is added danger in the first round as well, with the loser forced to try a hot chilli spray with over 1.8 million scoville units - who will be the unlucky man? Also this week: Deer Burgers, useless world records, Vageen and Satan's Spit. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Reach-Around: To show gratitude and respect to our guest, and like all good hosts should do, the boys get around the guest in the most homoerotic segment in podcasting. Questions Only: The lads are placed in various random situations, and can only progress in the game by asking questions only. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Dating at First Sight (with Christina)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 63:58


    Like Jesus last week, Kushagra rises following his battle with Swine Flu to join us. This time, however, it's Rohit who's missing as the man is in regional Australia, campaigning for One Nation ahead of the 2022 Federal Election. In his place, we have found a certified love expert, Christina, who is here to help our listeners and answer any questions they have regarding relationships. “Finish the Lyric'' rears its ugly head once again in its annual contractually obliged appearance. Luckily, resident music connoisseurs Kush and Sen are on hand to absolutely smash this game out of the park! Finally, the much anticipated expert edition of “Unsolicited, Unqualified and Uncomfortable.” After listening to 4 idiots provide their unfounded opinions on relationships for the past few years, we have listened and brought in someone who actually knows what they're talking about - Christina. With Christina's help, we tackle some listener submitted questions and conundrums. Also this week: Astrology girls, pushin p and Coachella Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Finish the Lyric: A game where you finish the lyric. Unsolicited, Unqualified and Uncomfortable: Having relationship issues or need some advice regarding your relationship? Well, who better to give advice than some very single blokes. ___________________________________________________ SPONSORS

    Victory Royale

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 43:49


    Moderately sized episode this week with Kushagra out with a mysterious illness that looks and sounds like Covid but isn't, whilst Ro and Sen are back from galavanting around Melbourne and are full of yarns. This week is all about comebacks from Jesus to Ro's magnificent display at the casino, we have it all. This episode was recorded on Good Friday and to commemorate this auspicious day, Sen quizzes the resident Christians Ro and Migs on their Easter knowledge with the “Easter Quiz.” “AnswerReddit” is back this week after a long hiatus. We take an interesting twist on the segment as we instead read and comment on posts from r/AITA as we discuss if anonymous redditors are assholes or not. Also this week: Electric scooters, friendly offers at the club and the price of silver. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Easter Quiz: To celebrate the second coming of Christ, the boys are quizzed on their Easter knowledge. Answer Reddit: Content creation is simple when you read questions off r/AskReddit and provide your own answers! ___________________________________________________ FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    Karma Sutra for Kids

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 41:48


    The full crew is back for a second week in a row for the first time in an eternity. The boys have plenty of yarns to start us off this week, including a story of one of the boys showing disrespect to a waiter at a bar, the boys then copping abuse from a homeless man and finally one of the lads being floored by the price of a takeaway bacon and egg roll vs the dine-in price. We have a new game this week, the “Fake Name Game,” where we finally utilise the beautiful Rodecaster to its full capabilities. In what is essentially a prank calling segment, Ro and Sen take turns prank calling people whilst trying to name drop as many silly fake names the other has provided, without being hung up on. After a long hiatus, the always popular “TCB Debate” is back this week. This week's debate topics see Ro reciting poetry, Miguel barks like a dog and Kush breaks down the number 5 before someone gets unceremoniously slapped. Also this week: Absinthe, Seto Kaiba, Methusaleh Honeysuckle and Will Smith. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Fake Name Game: The boys must make a prank call while name dropping incredibly silly fake names without getting hung up on. TCB Debate: Inspired by the Presidential debates, the boys decide to argue like old men without the interrupting. ___________________________________________________ FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    Ro(sa) Parks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 46:42


    By Allah's grace, in time for Ramadan, Rohit has found his way home and he finally joins us this week. Turns out he was not in the wilderness, he was on a massive bender after winning his cricket grand final - days after losing the oztag grand final in embarrassing fashion. Rollercoaster of emotions for this man. Sen also provides his own update of the battle with his toilet at work which someone had showered in faeces. We bring back the game “Higher or Lower” this week. The premise is quite simple, the boys are given 2 social media accounts and have to decide if one has higher or lower the amount of followers than the other account. This week the boys are tested on Instagram followers, Twitter followers and Spotify followers. Finally, we end this week with another old segment “Change My Mind,” where the boys defend their most outrageous and controversial opinions. This week the boys debate the price of convenience, the price of public transport and the loss of civil liberties on crowded buses. Also this week: poop Mt Everest, Queen B, Bill Gates and being treated like cattle. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Higher or Lower: This is a simple game where the boys have to guess if a certain social media account has more or less followers than another. Change My Mind: It's no secret that the boys have some controversial views, in this segment they defend their most controversial views.

    Batting Off with the Boys

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 52:06


    No guest this week, but a massive episode regardless. Kush has graced us once again, sort of a guest if you really think about it, but Rohit is still a no show. After last week's disgraceful Oztag performance and final, Rohit has disappeared off the face of the planet and has not returned a single call or message. We cannot stress this enough, if you see this man please do not go near him, just contact the authorities immediately - we are worried about his well being (maybe). Anyway, in other riveting news, Sen recounts catching a bus, so a slow week overall. Our new game this week is “Going Camping,” a cross between a brain teaser and word association game. The lads famously only having a few brain cells between them, obviously struggle as the wheels fall off fairly quickly. Finally, we bring back “Banter Reviews.” This week as the boys logically pit Robert Pattison's “The Batman,” head to head with Wuhan's Bat Man (the bloke that ate the bat (allegedly)). As per usual, we judge both bats on a number of metrics including: virality, transport, Twilight, sequel and redemption. Also this week: Icks, public health orders, Fortnite, Batmobile and bat nipples. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Going Camping: In this game, each person is the camp master and sets the rule for what things can and can't be brought. The others must guess what the rule is by guessing various different things. Banter Reviews: The boys “review” things and give them obviously logical ratings, to be honest we're not even sure how this segment works. ___________________________________________________ FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    How I Met Your Miley (with Chillzy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 68:46


    We've got a massive episode this week, jam packed with brilliant yarns and great zingers with our guest and friend of the show, Chillzy. We start with a solemn update on our match fixing saga, which ended quite poorly resulting in Rohit's disappearance - we truly hope to see him again one day. Regardless of Ro's houdini act, the show must go on and we've got a great guest to replace him. We reach around our guest Chillzy, enquiring about his op shop purchases, reminiscing about his Western Sydney upbringing, the rarest comedian in Australia, his double life as a pastor and life coach and of course the night he met (stalked) Miley Cyrus. Chillzy also generously provides Migs with a few DJ names, some of which have potential trademark lawsuit implications. Finally, we bring back “Bullslut” this week as Sen puts Kush, Migs and Chillzy head to head in this classic game. Let the record show that Kush is an ambitious man, as time after time he aims for the stars and falls so very very far from them - so really this is between Migs and Chillzy. Also this week: Karma, Grave robbing, Goku, Hannah Montana and The Silkiest Road. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Reach-Around: To show gratitude and respect to our guest, and like all good hosts should do, the boys get around the guest in the most homoerotic segment in podcasting. Bullslut: Thought writing 3 essays in 2 hours was hard? Try naming 20 European countries in 30 seconds. This is the game where, in 30 seconds, the boys try to name as many things as they can - all within a category chosen by the host. ___________________________________________________ YOU CAN FIND CHILLZY HERE:

    Sleeping (with Stephen A Smith)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 50:08


    Hot on the heels of last week's cracker episode, we get another surprise this week as Kush makes his triumphant return. We reach around Kush finding out what he's been up to, what movies he's watched and how his PS5 is. We then discuss Rohit's curse as this man has a knack of asking unfortunate questions. If Ro asks how your significant other is going, you should run the other way. “Compare and Contrast” is back this week. If you are new, this is where we debate and rank various things, this week with international borders opening up, we rank top tourist destinations. We take aim at some popular world class cities and Bali - we assume some Jimmies have been rustled. We end this week with the always popular, “Dob in a Rare Unit.” This week finance bros at the gym and listening to ESPN hot takes to help you sleep amongst other white noise. Also this week: Beard vs Mo, how good is Tokyo and Stephen A Smith. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Compare and Contrast: Named in honour of our favourite HSC English essay questions, the boys debate the most pressing issues in society and attempt to agree on a ranked tier list, which may end up in broken friendships and definitely will end up being wrong. Dob in a Rare Unit: Are you a rare unit? Is your family full of rare units? Are your mates rare units? Is your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse a rare unit? If so, write into us and let us know the rarest thing they've done. ___________________________________________________ FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    WW3: Kogdog vs TCB (with Neel Kolhatkar)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 43:11


    Holy crap boys and girls, do we have a huge episode for you this week. What we considered to be a lofty dream has now become a reality, teaching the boys to dream bigger. Anyway, the boys welcome YouTube superstar, stand-up comedy phenom and fellow podcaster Neel Kolhatkar onto the show. We begin, however, with our usual dribble which includes an exciting update in Miguel's DJ journey as well as a not so exciting update to Ro and Sen's match fixing. Next up is our interview with Neel. The boys have been fans of Neel's for many years and they don't waste any time getting down and dirty with him. We explore the nitty gritty of Neel's career and life, including his humble beginnings on YouTube, being a viral superstar, his high school heyday, following non-traditional career paths as well as the origins of Kog Dog. As we do with most of our guests, we end with the classic “What is the Question?” This time, Migs and Sen are pitted against Neel to see who is the ultimate comedian. In usual fashion however, the game gets derailed and we get sent down the garden path on a random tangent. Also this week: Gatecrashing, brown tokenism, Kog Dog vs Rock Dog and the Tinder Swindler. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Reach-Around: To show gratitude and respect to our guest, and like all good hosts should do, the boys get around the guest in the most homoerotic segment in podcasting. What is the Question: The boys are presented with an answer and they have to guess what the question is - the most humorous answer wins. ___________________________________________________ YOU CAN FIND NEEL HERE:

    Freeing Willy (with Max Dary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 49:23


    The boys welcome their first guest in the studio this week, Sydney comedian and DJ, Max Dary. This week's episode however begins with another one of Ro's strange gripes - this week it's the amount of applause at musicals. In an attempt to be cultural, Ro attends a musical during the week and is shocked by the number of applause each actor receives. Next we pivot to slandering Santorini and Greece before ending with a discussion on junk etiquette at the beach. Next up is our interview with Max where we get to know him better including his rarest moments, his start in DJing, comedy and his new podcast with Dan as well his previous outrageous podcast ideas. We bring back the “TCB Top Ten” this week as Ro quizzes Max and Mig's knowledge on various top ten lists. Keeping up with the musical theme, this week we tackle the yearly Billboard Hot 100 from 2021 to 2000. Also this week: Miss Saigon, clapping cheeks, number plate Wordle and Taio Cruz. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Reach-Around: To show gratitude and respect to our guest, and like all good hosts should do, the boys get around the guest in the most homoerotic segment in podcasting. TCB Top Ten: In this game, the boys are given various top ten lists and they must name as many of the top 10 as they can. ___________________________________________________ YOU CAN FIND MAX HERE:

    Cry Me A River

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 50:58


    To kick off this week's episode Sen and Rohit confess to the saddest thing they've done recently - match fixing amateur social oztag. If they win, their actions will be completely justified, right? Anyway, after trying to rationalise their behaviour, Miguel provides us with a life update as he takes his first few steps to becoming the next Avicii, except alive (F). To help him on his journey, he enlists the listener's help in coming up with a DJ name. We bring back “The Price is Right” this week as Rohit and Miguel are forced to guess the price of random items. This week, the boys are asked to guess the price of items off the Ukrainian version of Craigslist in the native Ukrainian Hryvnia. This week ends with the always popular “Cuck or Be Cucked.” In this edition, we get a rather depressing listener submitted Valentine's Day cucking as well as a cucking Miguel endured recently. Also this week: Tanking, Without You, Animal Farm and Movie World. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Price is Right: Rules are simple: guess the price of some questionable items on Craigslist as close as they can.. Cuck or Be Cucked: Have you or your loved one been alpha'd recently? In this segment the boys give you tips on how to alpha those who have alpha'd you. ___________________________________________________ FULL PODCAST EPISODES

    Coming Out (with Luke Kidgell)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 44:19


    Another huge week as we have yet another massive guest, this week we have Melbourne comedian Luke Kidgell. We start the episode by welcoming back Sen from his one week sabbatical. The man is back from Queensland, where he did some soul searching and introspective meditation, and has come back the same man much to everyone's annoyance. We get tales of the airplane and a random rant about handryers. Next up is our interview with Luke, who begins with his rather rare eating behaviours. We then dive deep in Luke's comedy career, his upcoming Australian tour, his humble beginnings, best/worst shows, his relationship with Lewis and of course the fog bit. We're back again with what is potentially the most haphazard edition of “What is the Question?” In this special edition, Sen and Luke face off to try and give the worst answers possible, much to Ro's dismay. Everyone involved in this segment would like to unreservedly apologise. Also this week: Dyson, the value of segregation and Eddie Redmayne. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. The Reach-Around: To show gratitude and respect to our guest, and like all good hosts should do, the boys get around the guest in the most homoerotic segment in podcasting. What is the Question: The boys are presented with an answer and they have to guess what the question is - the most humorous answer wins. ___________________________________________________ YOU CAN FIND LUKE HERE:

    An Evening with Migs & Ro

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 50:42


    Intimate edition of the Critical Banter podcast this week, as Miguel & Rohit have been left to their own devices this week with Kush still under investigation & Sen MIA (whereabouts still unknown). However, the show must go on. This week's date starts with Rohit revealing his second biggest addiction (behind a word that starts with 'P' and ends in 'orn') - Chess. In equally rare news, Miguel recounts his encounter with a man and his whip and how he was fearing for his life at his local park. First segment of the week is the meticulously crafted and definitely not a last minute hack job 'Miguel & Rohit do Quizzes because Sen and Kush have left them'. In this long awaited segment, we find out together whether Rohit is a psychopath and if Miguel is a sex addict - questions which we already know the answers to. We wrap up the episode with the classic and always popular #AskTCB. We answer the questions you guys have been dying to know the answers to - including our stances on Valentine's Day, the political tension in Ukraine & lunch etiquette in the workplace. Also this week: Beating your Filipino colleagues, cheating on your partner, Starfishing, Invasion Day & career limiting moves. Segments this week: The Logue: Tired of reaching around each other (at least on the podcast), the boys have instead decided to reach around the week's news stories, events and viral trends. Miguel & Rohit do Quizzes because Sen and Kush have left them: The segment where Miguel & Rohit do Quizzes because Sen and Kush have left them. #AskTCB: Listeners write in, the boys try their best to answer their questions. Send in your questions by messaging us on our socials or joining the TCB Appreciation Society. ___________________________________________________ FULL PODCAST EPISODES

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