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Critical Thinking Podcast


Ep. #90: “Trailer Edition: Double Wide”

Ladies and gentleman, aliens and mutants - we have a super hilarious episode for you here! This awesome episode is featuring Kyle Hartshorn, our awesome friend and sponsor from Tokyo Munchies! This was the first episode with Shawn back on the podcast after being in Limbo up in Ohio. We all had a rip roaring time being idiots together and got back to our roots talking crap about trailers. But this time they were all amazing! We were so pumped about every last one of them and hope that you are too. 

We want to say we really can't wait to release more of our Comicpalooza episodes for y'all. Currently Shawn (our editor) is busy at work getting all the sound right and creating a whole mini-series based on our continously running show on the floor of the Comic Con so stay tuned! We will be tagging everyone we possibly can on social media.

Guest intro/outro music by Servants of Science - you can check them out on SoundCloud and iTunes

Huge shoutout to Uncanny Comics and Tank's Paintball, our friends and primary sponsors! You guys rock!


Enter The Comicpalooza - Part I: Keeping It PG-13

Brought to you by Tanks Paintball and Uncanny Comics, here is the beginning of our adventure at the Houston Comicpalooza of May 2018! We had blast meeting old friends, making new friends, taking pictures with cosplayers, and just generally being jackasses! This first part is taken directly from our time at the podcasting booth where we were the opening act at Comicpalooza. We had some really fun interaction and were visited by our buddy and CTP official photographer, Ish from Barrimedia! Together we discussed Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. And believe it or not, NASA showed up and laid down some sweet science on our jacked up minds. We had a wonderful time with a few awesome cosplayers who joined us and were really great sports and played along with our hijinx. We hope you greatly enjoy getting an earful of the fun we were having at Comicpalooza. 


Ep. #89.2: “Talkin H-Town, Boi!”

The much awaited PART 2 of our podcast featuring Henny Boi, Yxng Juju (including his song- Back Then), TyThaMunk (featuring his song- Fo Dah Lo), and J Stylez (playing his track - Menace) - all from Monk Vision Entertainment. We learned more about the guys and talked favorite foods, interests, videogames, and women! Once again, we had a hilariously good time! Enjoy this awesome wrap-up to a great show, and be sure and support these talented, fresh rappers from our own H-Town!

Check like and follow them on twitter @MonkVisionEnt and on FacebookSoundCloud, and YouTube


Ep. #89: “Getting Skooled by Tha Monk”

In this episode we had a freaking amazing time with some of the guys from Monk Vision Entertainment! Really talented artists with a great sense of humor - and they're our very own local H-Town boyz!!!

Shawn the Irishman returned from Ohio in time to make it for the gut busting insanity! We gave out some nicknames based on our Skype experience... Henny Boi was dubbed "Jimi Hendrix", Ty was "Chris Brown"... And so on. They were great sports about all our ballbusting and gave it back pretty damn good too!

This podcast will be featuring some tasty samples of songs from Yxng Juju (song- Juggin), Ty Tha Munk (song- Wake Up), and J Stylez (song- Scary Sight). So get ready for a shot of fresh Houston City Rap!

Be sure to check out Monk Vision Entertainment on twitter @MonkVisionEnt, Facebook, SoundCloud, and iTunes! Be sure to support these awesome artists. 


Ep. #88: “How’d we become Rick and Morty?”

This episode was a Rick and Josh duo production! And they were joined over Skype by the infamous smart@$$ comedian, Shoenice! This guy has done a lot of crazy things, including getting blocked by celebrities, kicked off YouTube for being too charming, gaining huge numbers of views for ridiculous stunts he performed, and more! This is a short and sweet show, but there were some really hilarious moments and a lot of interesting stuff for anyone interested in becoming a internetainer. Have fun!


Guest intro music credit: Servants of Science

Check out Shoenice's latest work here on Twitch


Ep. #87: “Miga: A Critical Wars Movie”

The stupidity continues for your listening pleasure. Miguel, Rick and Josh hold down the fort with a classic format show. Get ready for some box office numbers, trailers, and movie news! If you survive this experience, give us a comment on our social medias (fb, Instagram or twitter) and let us know it!


Ep. #86: “Make of it what you will”

Once again we have a traditional show for you! Just three fifths of the Critical Five talking crap and busting on each other! Short a Kyle and Shawn, the other three get obscenely hillarious and crack out the Virus Vodka. This is a original style show with no holds barred and absolutely no F**k$ given! Have a blast listening, courtesy of our sponsors: Uncanny Comics, Tokyo Munchies, and now Tank's Paintball!  And by the way, we also wishing a belated Happy Birthday to Mikalyn Hay on the show as well as in this description.


Ep. #85: “Too many Samurai swords for one show!”

Ep. #85: "Too many Samurai swords for one show!"

Finally, the moment came that we all had been waiting for! On our show this time we had the Aussie steward of Japan's mightiest munchies: Kyle "The Confectionery Vampire" of Tokyo Munchies! It was a blast talking with Aussie Kyle about his life in Tokyo. And this time we were in full force! The whole Critical Crew was here and it got CRAZY. So settle in for some funny crap with this one! And go check out Tokyo Munchies!!! Proudly a sponsor and friend of the Critical Five.

Special shout out to our friend on Instagram, the talented artist who sent us an awesome package with 2 prints of his original works of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a Mexican Day of the Dead Pikachu! Thanks for the awesome stuff bro! You can also find him on Facebook and YouTube. Let him know that we sent you his way, then maybe he'll do something special for ya if you buy something *wink*


Ep. #84 The Lost Episode and Other Tales

The lost episode where we review trailer from movies such as The Week Of, Wreck-It Ralph 2, The Incredibles 2, Loving Pablo and Tell Me Your Name. Miguel also tells some campfire stores that might be true. 

We hope you enjoy the podcast and our tom-foolery. 


Ep. #83: “The Critical Legend of Mikalyn: Our Epic Conclusion”

Finishing up our awesome interview with Mikalyn Hay, we talked a little about comic cons, superheroes, and where Mikalyn fits into the nerdiverse personally. And we got to hear an embarrasing tidbit about a recent performance! We also learned more about her school, and learned what her favorite animal is (AND a related career aspiration that she had shattered as a child)!

We hope everyone has enjoyed getting to know Mikalyn as much we have. This was a super fun show to record and produce. We are very grateful to Mikalyn for being willing to enter the madness that is Critical Thinking Podcast. Also a big thanks to her parents, Mike and Maureen for being awesome! And a special thank you to Jim Catalano for introducing us!

Music credits (in order of their occurence): Save Yourself (sample); Titanic (full song); Up (full song) ℗ 2017 Mikalyn Hay. All Rights Reserved.

You can check out more about Mikalyn and her music at her website,

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