97 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 Interviews
    • 4.9 • 63 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!

    Rice: Earth’s Mightiest Carbs

    Rice: Earth’s Mightiest Carbs

    The world was in shock this week as an unprecedented, sudden event swept the world's interest. Yes that’s right, Kushagra has shown up 2 weeks in a row. We’re just as confused as you are.
    To mark this momentous occasion, Kush starts with sucking up to the NSW Government and the metro before Rohit launches into by far the nichest rant we’ve had: tier listing carbs. After discussing carbs for far too long, we ramble about surprise birthdays and come to a common consensus that surprise birthdays suck.
    Next we bring back the always popular “Bullslut,” with this week's edition featuring a wide range of topics such as African countries, cocktails, famous painters and McDonalds menu items. Kush once again shows he is terrible at this game.
    Finally we end with “Mind Your Manners,” where we analyse some everyday scenarios and the etiquette surrounding them. This week's scenarios include an awkward birthday, hitchhiker issues, consent and terrible housewarming hosts.
    Also this week: Overrated carbs, Gladys, Deshawn, forgetful friends and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (again).
    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.
    Mind Your Manners: The boys discuss the dos and don’ts and correct etiquette to help you out of your next awkward social scenario.
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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

    • 38 min
    Revenge of the Hilary

    Revenge of the Hilary

    Kushagra is back this week after helping dislodge the ship in the Suez Canal. Episode 95 of the Critical Banter Podcast begins with a discussion about pets, with a few notable updates. Rohit has finally gained legal ownership, ending a meaningless 9 month Mexican standoff with the previous owner.
    In other pet news, self proclaimed dog hater Miguel also got his own new puppy Dmitri (name still pending) - follow Miguel on Instagram for dog related content. Finally, to celebrate the coming and going of April Fool’s Day, we reminisce about past pranks that we have seen/heard.
    The game this week is “Language Loop,” where famous movie quotes are translated through Google translate to multiple languages and the boys must guess the original quote and movie. This week, the quotes are translated to English - Spanish - Serbian - Afrikaans - English.
    Another new segment this week with “Analyse and Evaluate”, where the boys are given obscure and rather nonsensical music lyrics and are asked to derive their own meaning of these lyrics. The lads tackle The Killers, Bruno Mars, the Black Eyed Peas and modern philosopher Hilary Duff amongst others.
    Also this week: Romanian 3rd Division Football, Saddam Hussein, The Passion of Christ, Archimedes and Craig.
    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.
    Language Loop: Famous movie quotes are put through the ringer in Google translate, converted into multiple languages and the boys have to guess the original quote.
    Analyse and Evaluate: The boys dig deep and try to discover the true meaning to nonsensical musical lyrics.
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    SPONSORS
    🪒 MANSCAPED: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ​TCB​ at​ http://manscaped.com/ (http://manscaped.com/)
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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

    • 28 min
    How to Survive a Quarter Life Crisis

    How to Survive a Quarter Life Crisis

    Solemn episode of Critical Banter this week, as the title suggests. Before we dive into Sen’s current misgivings, we start this week with a philosophical discussion. Are umbrellas communal? Given the recent torrential rain in Sydney, this question has become more poignant than ever.
    We also each discuss our own shady pasts with “borrowing” umbrellas. We also then discuss other biblical signs that point to the end of the world including the current mice plague before ending with a discussion about the Suez Canal.
    Our new game this week is called “Gushing Grannies.” Despite the confusing name, this game is quite simple. Sen presents the boys with a rogue (but real) business name from somewhere around the world, and they must try and guess the type of business, based purely on it’s name.
    We end with “Sen Needs Therapy,” as Sen recently came to the realisation that he is about to experience a quarter life crisis. Given this, instead of seeking actual professional help, he turns to 2 equally dopey idiots for some advice. In this segment Sen brainstorms some potential ways to navigate through this crisis, which will hopefully bring clarity to himself and to any listeners in the same boat.
    Also this week: Lost property, Armageddon, rim jobs, assault and battery and sabbaticals.
    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.
    Gushing Grannies: The boys are given terrible business names and they have to try and figure out the type of business based on the name.
    Sen Needs Therapy: As the name suggests, Sen needs some clarity in his life so instead of seeking professional help, he asks Rohit and Miguel instead.
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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
    ___________________________________________________
    MUSIC by
    Loxbeats: https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats

    • 39 min
    Bus W****r

    Bus W****r

    Big week of comebacks as Kushagra returns, TCB Debate returns and my dad returns. Kushagra opens the episode with one of his trademark rants about something inconsequential - this time it’s religious education. Rohit then discusses his favourite past time and apparent schoolyard epidemic, vaping.
    We discuss other school trends that we’ve witnessed and experienced, with the usual suspects of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon and Tazos being tossed up. We also mention using TAFE accounts and teacher accounts to illegally access restricted websites while at school.
    St. Patrick’s Day was last week, so the Critical Banter boys celebrate in the least Irish way possible - by having a completely sober quiz about Ireland. Sen tests the lads knowledge on all things Ireland, including Irish society, culture, celebrities and even tricky Irish names. Most disturbingly, we discover that Kushagra is in desperate need of Geography lessons.
    TCB Debate is back and this week we cover a whole range of topics. We begin as Kushagra and Rohit go back and forth on the pros and cons of the Purge, then Kushagra goes on a passionate rant about Genesis 2:24 as Miguel decides not to get cancelled, before we end with some slam poetry from Rohit that would put Jonah Hill to shame.
    Also this week: Primary school Godfathers, Qui Gon-Jinn, vehicle prostitution and Bible verses.
    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.
    Luck of the Irish: To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the boys partake in a quiz all about Ireland.
    TCB Debate: Inspired by the Presidential debates, the boys decide to argue like old men without the interrupting.
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    SPONSORS
    🪒 MANSCAPED: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ​TCB​ at​ http://manscaped.com/ (http://manscaped.com/)
    ___________________________________________________
    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

    • 40 min
    The Friendship Pyramid

    The Friendship Pyramid

    Another week and we still haven’t been cancelled. This week, we begin by trying to do our best to get cancelled. Rohit recounts his tale of racial profiling, leading to Miguel and Sen telling their own stories of racial vilification. In the end, it was concluded that the boys are probably dishing more racial abuse than they are receiving.
    Next up we discuss a radical plan to send millions of samples of sperm to the moon, with the boys offering a few thousand samples themselves. Make sure to keep an eye out for Moon Critical Banter made from our space c*m.
    A new game this week with “Song the Guess,” where Sen presents Miguel and Rohit with some song lyrics in reverse and they must try and guess the song and artist. Traditionally, Critical Banter hasn't been very good with music based games - and this is no different to the others.
    “Mind Your Manners” returns this week, as we ponder some of life’s more trickier social scenarios. This week is all about friends. We dissect the nuances and etiquette surrounding friendship and the “Friendship Pyramid” - in particular, the instragram close friends conundrum, should best friends be reciprocated, how many best friends can you have and does the time you take to pay someone back change depending on where they are on your “Friendship Pyramid.”
    Also this week: Casual racism, casual misogyny, hokey pokey and imaginary friends.
    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.
    Song the Guess: The boys are presented with song lyrics and they must guess the correct song - except the lyrics are in reverse!
    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
    🪒 MANSCAPED: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ​TCB​ at​ http://manscaped.com/ (http://manscaped.com/)
    ___________________________________________________
    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

    • 35 min
    Jacket On, Jacket Off

    Jacket On, Jacket Off

    We have somehow reached Episode 91 of The Critical Banter Podcast - we’re just as shocked as you to discover we’ve done this 91 times. Just 9 more weeks until the big 100. What do we have planned? Not even we know. Until then, welcome back to another episode, Kushagra is not with us this week as he is load managing (2nd of 5 weeks).
    We begin with a discourse on useless/fake degrees, spurred by Rohit’s midweek discovery of the “Bachelor of Planning” degree. We then discovered that a “Energy Orgasm” retreat was going to take place in Bali, and we weren’t invited. We also learn what “Energy Orgasms” are.
    As we near the end of the “Back to School” quizzes, we tackle everyone’s favourite free period, religious (Christian) education. This week Sen tests Miguel and Rohit’s knowledge of the world’s, both real and fictional, religions - spanning from Catholicism to Pastafarianism and everything in between.
    We end this week with the classic, “Cuck or Be Cucked,” where we analyse situations where someone has been alpha’d and how they can recover from such alphaing. This week we discuss gym alphas, being swindled by Hungry Jacks before we hear what could possibly be the best and most dominant alphaing involving a jacket.
    Also this week: Geology, sex addicts, Jedism, Scientology, Big Jack and roid rage.
    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.
    Back to School: To celebrate the beginning of a new academic year, the boys are put through their paces to determine if they still remember anything they were taught in high school.
    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
    🪒 MANSCAPED: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ​TCB​ at​ http://manscaped.com/ (http://manscaped.com/)
    ___________________________________________________
    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

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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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