Episode 187

Fifty Shades of Ginger

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.



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Established by 4 high-school friends in 2018, Critical Banter was formed through a shared love of comedy, entertainment and gaming. The launch of the podcast in 2019 was, at first, to validate their humour beyond their family and friends.

Now, The Critical Banter Podcast is a fast-growing comedy podcast that emulates the feel of late-night shows and engages heavily with their listeners to create relatable content - including story-telling, games and Q&As.