A Top 5 fit for a King!
The title of King is one the highest positions of powers that people across the world have yearned and fought for (maybe because you get a fancy crown and comfy velvet robe?). For everyone else, the King meant the ruler of a kingdom who called all the shots, where you just really hoped they were a kind King and not the type that believes in you know…an ol’fashion beheading. But what makes a good King or rather interesting King? This week we’ll find out! Join Tuong La and Royal Court Jesters/ Pull the Plug’s Justin Godelie, Shannon Godelie, and Dan Foerster as they obey the royal decree of the PodCavern and all hail the Top 5 Kings list!
A Top 5 fit for a King!
At least we had video games in 2020.
It is not breaking any new ground to say 2020 was a dumpster fire. In that raging dumpster fire though, there was a small little ray of hope and escapism in the name of …video games! It is not hyperbole to say that video games provided that much needed comfort in these dark times to the entire world. And while 2020 brought out the worst in gamers (we’re looking at you The Last of Us 2/Cyberpunk entitled knuckleheads), it also brought out some real fantastic game experiences that we were able to get completely immersed in. It gave us a way to connect with family/friends digitally, in a world where we couldn’t physically see each other. So join Tuong La and ‘Sus Gamers’ Angus MacDonald, Ethan Howieson, and Matthew Whalley as they celebrate the best games of 2020!
Celebrating 100 episodes of Ranked!
Almost 4 years ago there was an idea. An idea of Tuong uniting three other guests to bicker, banter, and passionately put together arbitrary Top 5 lists of anything and everything. Over the last few years we have ranked everything from Sandwich Toppings, to TV Theme Songs, to a variety of Fictional Animals. But for the 100th episode, we knew we had to go above and beyond to make a list that TRULY does not matter that also honours the legacy of all Ranked episodes (so far).
So join us as Tuong La and the A-Team Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy look back on all of the winners of each Top 5 list we have ever done, pit them together in a battle royale of which #1 was the best, and record a marathon episode where we rank and order ONE HUNDRED EPISODES in Ranked’s 100th Episode Spectacular!
Ranking finds a way. Long before humans walked this little blue planet, there were prehistoric reptiles of all shapes and sizes that happily roamed the Earth (well at least until a giant ass meteor got…
“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take away our Top 5 Lists!”
Part of the staying power of a movie is an expertly delivered movie line. When all things about a movie are firing on all cylinders (the music, the shot composition, the delivery, etc.) it can set up a perfect moment for a movie line that lives with us well after the credits roll. So this week, join Tuong La and ‘My Wiiifes’ Angus MacDonald, Nathan Hartswick, and Annie Russel as they combine their cinema brains together and make a Top 5 Iconic Movie Lines list!
**Pushes glasses up while smirking**
Japanese Animation, or Anime, has always been popular but only for a niche audience. Only in the last decade has it hit the mainstream in a big way where gone are the days (well…mostly) when people stick up their noses when you tell them you watch anime! But what if you haven’t dipped your toes into this incredibly popular format yet and you have no idea where to start? Well choosing a starter anime show just got easier ! Join Tuong La and Spiky Haired Magic Teen Fighters Axandre Lemours, Whitney Chen, and Kalvin Nhan as they raise their power levels to over 9000 and “Rank-sengans” a Top 5 Anime Shows for Beginner List!
Squatchin’ for the truth!
The world is full of mysterious creatures and humankind has done a bang up job discovering a lot of them. However, there are so many creatures yet to be found, that have been shrouded in a shade of mystery, and eluding us at every turn. That’s right, we are talking about Cryptids! This week join Tuong La and Sasquatch’s Cousins Spencer Dunn, Cas Knihnisky, and Kate Ethier as they uncover the missing link that is Top 5 Cryptids!
Beam me up Scotty!
The world of science fiction has introduced some truly amazing futuristic tech gizmos that real life technology always seemed so dull in comparison. It is no wonder that scientists and tech geeks have done their darndest to recreate some of this sci-fi tech in the real world (to some varying success). This week, join Tuong La and The Constant Struggle’s Brie Watson, Nick Watson, and Dan Dingwall as they warp speed ahead to creating a Top 5 Science Fiction Technology list!
Pouring one out for all the movie deaths on the big screen.
Death scenes in movies can be one of the most effective ways to keep the spirit of the film alive after it ends. A good movie death can range from gruesome, to heartbreakingly sad, to downright hilarious. Either way, when done right, it can make the audience elicit an emotion that connects ourselves to the movie and it’s characters for years to come. Join Tuong La and That’s How I Remember It/Sonar Network’s Michael Mongiardi, John Richardson, and Raul Delgado as they relive the most memorable demises in cinema and rank Top 5 Iconic Death Scenes in Movies.
If you really ‘mustache’, yes this episode is all about facial hair.
Facial hair has always had the qualities of completely transforming a person. When used correctly, celebrities can often shift their entire look for different roles and situations to be from good looking to DAMN good looking, leaving the rest of us patchy, uneven, peach fuzzed ‘stached shlubs to shame. Join Tuong and Facial Hair Gawkers Justin Godelie, Shannon Godelie, and Laura Gordon as they romanticize the hairiness of famous people and rank Top 5 Celebrity Facial Hair.