157 episodes

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!

The Critical Banter Podcast Critical Banter

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

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!

    Moustached Milk Man

    Moustached Milk Man

    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.
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    FULL PODCAST EPISODES
    🔽 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-critical-banter-podcast/id1453453320
    🔽 SPOTIFY: https://sptfy.com/criticalbanter
    🔽 WEBSITE: https://www.criticalbanter.com
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    SOCIALS (@criticalbanter)
    🐦 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/criticalbanter
    📸 INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagr.am/criticalbanter
    👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/criticalbanter
    https://emojipedia.org/family/ (👪) FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tcbappreciationsociety
    📱 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@criticalbanter
    🎬 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/criticalbanter
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    FOLLOW THE BOYS
    📸 MIGUEL: http://www.instagr.am/miggybrahhh
    📸 ROHIT: http://www.instagr.am/robro1
    📸 SEN: http://www.instagr.am/sen.thav
    📸 KUSH: http://www.instagr.am/kushyyk
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    MUSIC by
    Loxbeats: https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

    • 58 min
    Sydney's Worst Venue

    Sydney's Worst Venue

    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 b***r 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.
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    SPONSORS
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    FULL PODCAST EPISODES
    🔽 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-critical-banter-podcast/id1453453320
    🔽 SPOTIFY: https://sptfy.com/criticalbanter
    🔽 WEBSITE: https://www.criticalbanter.com
    ___________________________________________________
    SOCIALS (@criticalbanter)
    🐦 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/criticalbanter
    📸 INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagr.am/criticalbanter
    👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/criticalbanter
    https://emojipedia.org/family/ (👪) FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tcbappreciationsociety
    📱 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@criticalbanter
    🎬 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/criticalbanter
    ___________________________________________________
    FOLLOW THE BOYS
    📸 MIGUEL: http://www.instagr.am/miggybrahhh
    📸 ROHIT: http://www.instagr.am/robro1
    📸 SEN: http://www.instagr.am/sen.thav
    📸 KUSH: http://www.instagr.am/kushyyk
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    MUSIC by
    Loxbeats: https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

    • 35 min
    Livid at Vivid

    Livid at Vivid

    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.
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    SPONSORS
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    FULL PODCAST EPISODES
    🔽 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-critical-banter-podcast/id1453453320
    🔽 SPOTIFY: https://sptfy.com/criticalbanter
    🔽 WEBSITE: https://www.criticalbanter.com
    ___________________________________________________
    SOCIALS (@criticalbanter)
    🐦 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/criticalbanter
    📸 INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagr.am/criticalbanter
    👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/criticalbanter
    https://emojipedia.org/family/ (👪) FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tcbappreciationsociety
    📱 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@criticalbanter
    🎬 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/criticalbanter
    ___________________________________________________
    FOLLOW THE BOYS
    📸 MIGUEL: http://www.instagr.am/miggybrahhh
    📸 ROHIT: http://www.instagr.am/robro1
    📸 SEN: http://www.instagr.am/sen.thav
    📸 KUSH: http://www.instagr.am/kushyyk
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    MUSIC by
    Loxbeats: https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

    • 53 min
    The Sauce Connoisseur

    The Sauce Connoisseur

    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.
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    SPONSORS
    🪒 MANSCAPED: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ​TCB​ at​ http://manscaped.com/ #ad
    ___________________________________________________
    FULL PODCAST EPISODES
    🔽 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-critical-banter-podcast/id1453453320
    🔽 SPOTIFY: https://sptfy.com/criticalbanter
    🔽 WEBSITE: https://www.criticalbanter.com
    ___________________________________________________
    SOCIALS (@criticalbanter)
    🐦 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/criticalbanter
    📸 INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagr.am/criticalbanter
    👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/criticalbanter
    https://emojipedia.org/family/ (👪) FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tcbappreciationsociety
    📱 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@criticalbanter
    🎬 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/criticalbanter
    ___________________________________________________
    FOLLOW THE BOYS
    📸 MIGUEL: http://www.instagr.am/miggybrahhh
    📸 ROHIT: http://www.instagr.am/robro1
    📸 SEN: http://www.instagr.am/sen.thav
    📸 KUSH: http://www.instagr.am/kushyyk
    ___________________________________________________
    MUSIC by
    Loxbeats: https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

    • 49 min
    What Are You Doing Step-Bulbasaur?

    What Are You Doing Step-Bulbasaur?

    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.
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    SPONSORS
    🪒 MANSCAPED: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ​TCB​ at​ http://manscaped.com/ #ad
    ___________________________________________________
    FULL PODCAST EPISODES
    🔽 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-critical-banter-podcast/id1453453320
    🔽 SPOTIFY: https://sptfy.com/criticalbanter
    🔽 WEBSITE: https://www.criticalbanter.com
    ___________________________________________________
    SOCIALS (@criticalbanter)
    🐦 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/criticalbanter
    📸 INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagr.am/criticalbanter
    👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/criticalbanter
    https://emojipedia.org/family/ (👪) FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tcbappreciationsociety
    📱 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@criticalbanter
    🎬 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/criticalbanter
    ___________________________________________________
    FOLLOW THE BOYS
    📸 MIGUEL: http://www.instagr.am/miggybrahhh
    📸 ROHIT: http://www.instagr.am/robro1
    📸 SEN: http://www.instagr.am/sen.thav
    📸 KUSH: http://www.instagr.am/kushyyk
    ___________________________________________________
    MUSIC by
    Loxbeats: https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

    • 49 min
    Australia’s Greatest Menace (with Tom Witcombe)

    Australia’s Greatest Menace (with Tom Witcombe)

    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.
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    SPONSORS
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    YOU CAN FIND TOM HERE:
    📸 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tomwitcombecomedy/
    📱 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@tomwitcombe
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    FULL PODCAST EPISODES
    🔽 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-critical-banter-podcast/id1453453320
    🔽 SPOTIFY: https://sptfy.com/criticalbanter
    🔽 WEBSITE: https://www.criticalbanter.com
    ___________________________________________________
    SOCIALS (@criticalbanter)
    🐦 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/criticalbanter
    📸 INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagr.am/criticalbanter
    👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/criticalbanter
    https://emojipedia.org/family/ (👪) FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tcbappreciationsociety
    📱 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@criticalbanter
    🎬 YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/criticalbanter
    ___________________________________________________
    FOLLOW THE BOYS
    📸 MIGUEL: http://www.instagr.am/miggybrahhh
    📸 ROHIT: http://www.instagr.am/robro1
    📸 SEN: http://www.instagr.am/sen.thav
    📸 KUSH: http://www.instagr.am/kushyyk
    ___________________________________________________
    MUSIC by
    Loxbeats: https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Rohan B :) ,

Great podcast

Quality content - cheers

More missions types ,

One of the funniest podcasts I’ve heard!

So many comedy podcasts but this is one of the best

steve980$3 ,

Good laugh

Worth a listen!

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