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The Untitled Critical Hit Podcast is here and we need you to help with the name!

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Looking around at the internet, it became very clear to Darryn and I that we were missing something. While the passionate nights together on a Moroccan beach do fall into that category, what we were actually referring to was a podcast. See, while Critical Hit no doubt holds a monopoly on excellent informative journalism seasoned with fart jokes, we’d yet to translate this to the audio medium. Bizarre indeed, considering how neither of us actually ever shuts up.

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Thus was born the Untitled Critical Hit Podcast! Every week we’ll be bringing you discussions and breakdowns of the latest games we’ve been playing, a look at all the movies and series that really did a number on us and evaluate the week’s news with some informed opinions. Well, about as informed as either of us could be before losing focus and lamenting the fact that Darryn refuses to purchase a statue of The Animated Series Batman for his shelf.

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Of course, this brings us to the question of the hour: What is this thing even called? Coasting on “The Untitled CritCast”, Darryn and I agreed to maybe open the floor for any suggestions folks might have for a name. He’s already suggested “Critical Twits”, which is very good, but one has to wonder if there’s something better out there? Leave us a comment and we’ll hold deliberations in the next episode!

Speaking of which, you can expect new episodes every Tuesday! Give us a listen on SoundCloud and Spotify, with Google Podcasts later this week. Hey, if you like what you heard then do us a solid and drop a follow, do a share, leave a review etc. Every little bit helps with spreading the word.

Last Updated: January 12, 2021

25 Comments

  1. konfab

    January 12, 2021 at 03:48

    The Cliticial hit, the hit that you can never find.

    And now I am going to get banned 😀

    Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    January 12, 2021 at 03:56

    CritTalk? Or is there already something like that? CritCast you’re using is actually also good.

    Reply

  3. Mandalorian Jim

    January 12, 2021 at 04:24

    Two dice!

    The 4th Edition

    Attack of opportunity….

    Eh, I’m not feeling too creative today, but I hope you two are a lot more entertaining than the one Matty and Sandy started. Man, that was a masterclass in how not to do a podcast. I’m not an expert, but some of the best podcasts I’ve listened to, especially unscripted, bros-chatting required some chemistry between the hosts, some funny guests to add, or distract from the limitations of the main hosts… and the confidence to tackle subjects with humour.

    And if you’re wrong, and your listeners tell you you made a mistake, just chuckle, acknowledge it, but don’t double down and try to double down or try to make it seem that you’re some intellectual bigwig. We all make mistakes, and in a podcast, you’re bound to make a bunch.

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    • Mandalorian Jim

      January 12, 2021 at 04:41

      I’m trying to think of more D&D phrases… CriticalHit presents “Homebrew” – two guys, some craft beer, and some chats about chicks, games, chicks with dicks (for Kasie) and other things of interest to the gamersphere.

      Reply

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      January 12, 2021 at 05:17

      We’re doing juuuust fine and keep upticking with subscribers and listeners, but thanks for at least giving it a go!

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      • The D

        January 12, 2021 at 05:18

        Luv you guys at CC, our podcast heroes.

        Reply

        • Mandalorian Jim

          January 12, 2021 at 06:06

          I hope this is just one of those obligatory “We’re friends so I’m going to support you, bro” posts, but if you’re going to emulate them, you’re already off to a bad start.

          Reply

          • Matthew Figueira

            January 12, 2021 at 07:21

            … I don’t get where this hate is coming from. Have we done something to piss you off?

          • Mandalorian Jim

            January 12, 2021 at 13:10

            Hate? Not at all, but is this the first time someone has actively taken the time to critique your show? That’s not a good sign.

            You need to know what works and what doesn’t. If you only have “yes men” around you, throwing platitudes at you… Lauding even the most mediocre of episodes, how are you supposed to grow with your podcast or know if your style is working or not?

            Of course, your podcast isn’t like it was in the beginning (I’m not judging you two on your first 20 episodes), you’ve gotten more relaxed, and comfortable over the years, but your listener numbers and growth suggest somethings are not working.

            https://media2.giphy.com/media/uFklQ8MYDs6vwpqDcr/giphy.gif

          • Matthew Figueira

            January 13, 2021 at 07:24

            You’re twisting my words. I said your comments come across as hate, NOT “we’ve never received criticism before”.

            Seriously, you’ve said things like:

            – that was a masterclass in how not to do a podcast
            – Yep, “doing just fine” that should be your motto at this stage
            – If you’re going to emulate them, you’re already off to a bad start
            – “accepting criticism” is a huge issue, which as you can see, Sandy struggles with

            None of this is constructive criticism. In that regard, all you’ve offered is:

            “I used to catch an episode here and there, but there are definitely better South African-based tech and gamer podcasts out there. The criticism I’ve given you is probably why you guys aren’t at the top now (and actually could have been, or should have been)”

            What do you dislike about the show? How can we get better? These are things I would like to hear, because believe it or not, we really do try improve as we go. For example, I listen to every single one of our episodes – not to elevate my own ego – but to assess and figure out where we can improve.

            As for metrics, I assume you’re looking at our YouTube numbers. Being a podcast, that is a supplementary platform that we’ve just got as a “nice to have”. We’re putting more effort into it this year though, so hopefully those numbers grow, but they are not an indication of our actual audience size.

            Anyhow, I’m not mad or anything, I’m just taken aback. Whether intended or not, your commentary has come across as malicious. I just want to clear things up 🙂

          • Mandalorian Jim

            January 13, 2021 at 09:25

            Oh, I’m not taking any offence, and maybe the way, I worded it could have been misconstrued as being too harsh, but I always believe a healthy dose of criticism especially from a friendly face is much better than merely getting platitudes disguised as “affirmations”.

        • Matthew Figueira

          January 12, 2021 at 07:21

          <3

          Reply

      • Mandalorian Jim

        January 12, 2021 at 06:05

        Yep, “doing just fine” that should be your motto at this stage. I used to catch an episode here and there, but there are definitely better South African-based tech and gamer podcasts out there. And, the criticism I’ve given you is probably why you guys aren’t at the top now (and actually could have been, or should have been)

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        • Ant Visagie

          January 12, 2021 at 06:15

          I used to listen to them but they were just copying from Polygon and IGN articles. Nowadays I only listen to hardcore gaming.

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          • Mandalorian Jim

            January 12, 2021 at 06:22

            There’s nothing wrong with taking inspiration from other sites, and listen we’re in South Africa so relatively removed from where the action is, so if you run a site like this, or a podcast, or a youtube channel, you’re going to be dependent on sites like (ugh) igpolytakuspot. And, if you give your own spin in your commentary, I don’t see a problem.

            But it has to be your commentary, rather than just rehashing an established or accepted viewpoint. And “accepting criticism” is a huge issue, which as you can see, Sandy struggles with. https://media1.giphy.com/media/tHufwMDTUi20E/giphy.gif

    • Matthew Figueira

      January 12, 2021 at 07:19

      Masterclass in how not to do a podcast seems… a bit harsh. Like, we had just started so it was never going to be smooth sailing? We’ve just hit episode 128 though, and I’d like think we’re doing a lot better (having a few years of experience under our belts now) 🙂

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  4. Wikus Radyn

    January 12, 2021 at 04:29

    Talking CHit

    Reply

  5. CrAiGiSh

    January 12, 2021 at 06:52

    Critical CHAT

    Critical MISS

    Mission Critical

    Reply

  6. Sageville

    January 12, 2021 at 07:03

    Guess i’ll take a listen…

    Reply

    • Sageville

      January 12, 2021 at 11:45

      I’d like to speak to the manager… about those foreign accents!

      Reply

  7. Matthew Figueira

    January 12, 2021 at 07:16

    Awwww yiss! Best of luck to you two 🙂 looking forward to listening!

    Reply

  8. HvR

    January 12, 2021 at 08:24

    Where is Jeoff?

    FYI not a question, it is a name suggestion.

    Reply

  9. Jbumi

    January 12, 2021 at 10:19

    Critical Podcast B ‘n’ B. (Bonthuys & Brad)

    Reply

  10. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    January 15, 2021 at 04:08

    I would go with exactly that: The Untitled Critical Hit Podcast 🙂

    Reply

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