“There are three types of people: Those at the top, those at the bottom, and those who fall.”

There have been many films that have tried to provide social commentary on status and class in such a way that it’s almost become it’s own sub-genre of movies. And while Parasite has popularized this sub genre in such a way that it set up a very a high bar for movies to follow, there is still room for these types of movies to say something new to add to the conversation. This week join Tuong La and The Insatiable Jesse Bergen as they brace their appetites talking about the Spanish Thriller film about a vertical platform, hunger, and the most ill-conceived prison system – Netflix’s The Platform!

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!

**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!

PodCavern’s Spookening continues with Week 3!

This week on Talkin’ Tuong, The Queen of Spookstober herself – Kristine Shadid – casts a spell on all of us as we get talkin’ about 1993’s Halloween Classic….Hocus Pocus!

Dracarys!
If there is one thing we can agree on collectively, it’s that Dragons are pretty frickin’ cool. Something about these fire-breathing, scaly, giant flying lizards has endured throughout our history, literature, and mythology. This week join Tuong and Daring Dragon Riders, Justin Godelie, Shannon Godelie, and Dan Foerster as they take to the skies and reign down a fiery Top 5 Dragons list!

The saga of ranking fictional animals continues!

The bond between horses and people is something special that we have witnessed in real life and in fiction. There is something majestic and bad ass about these creatures that have stuck with us over centuries that we keep coming back to. In fiction in particular, we see these loyal animals in some of the most entertaining stories while also being the heart of why the main character often succeeds. Join Tuong La and Montreal Improv’s Vinny Francois, Kadi Diop, and Stefan Spec as they gallop into your hearts and neigh out a Top 5 Fictional Horse list!

Gotta Rank’Em All!
…okay maybe not all of them but you get the idea. For over 20 years, Pokémon is still, to this day, one of the most beloved franchises of all time. In fact in many ways, Pokémon has never been more popular – now catering to the adults who grew up with the franchise as well as the younger generation of newcomers…er trainers. From the humble beginnings of only 150 Pokémon to now 800+ there has never been a better time to rank them! So join Tuong La and Gym Leaders Samantha Leggatt, Sarah Ghadbane, and Angus MacDonald as they pit their love of Pokémon, into the Ranked Poké-Gym, to battle it out and find out what the Top 5 Best Pokemon are! 

Talkin’ Tuong returns in it’s first episode of the decade to talk about a very eventful month!

Join Tuong La as he goes solo to ramble about all the news that came out in January as well as Adam Sandler’s Uncut Gems, Sam Mendes’s 1917, and the nightmare that everyone can’t stop talking about…CATS!

We made it to 2020!

A brand new decade of PodCavern is here and the gang is prepared for yet another year of Top 5 Lists! But before we can properly ring in the new year, as per every year, we must give some love to video games. At the outset, it seemed like 2019 would be an underwhelming year for games as the world prepares for a new generation of consoles in 2020. Turns out we were delightfully wrong! 2019 not only had some wild gaming moments but it also gave us meaningful free-to-play/subscription serviced games, expansions that felt like full games, and remakes of games that were built from the ground up that went above and beyond. So join Tuong La and Game Guru’s Matthew Whalley, Angus MacDonald, and Ethan Howieson as they celebrate the best games of 2019!

Wait a sec…haven’t we done this episode already?

All the way hidden in the shadowy depths of the PodCavern, there was an episode that was sealed away due to it’s over-complicated ground rules that ultimately created a list which did not represent the original spirit of the topic! This week we finally release that episode from it’s year long shackles and bring you Top 5 Fictional Worlds to live In PREDUX featuring your host Tuong La and the A-Team Leslie Cserepy, Angus MacDonald, and Samantha Leggatt!