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163 – Top 5 Songs to Bang To

Bang-arang!

It’s that time of year again where love and consensual** (very important) coitus is in the air! And so, this Valentine’s day we thought we would spice up your bedroom, closet, floor, etc. (we don’t kink shame) with a sultry list of dulcet tunes that is sure to get your loins fired up. Join Tuong La and sexy music experts Victoria Luloff, Simone Dorie, and Leslie Cserepy as they make a hot and steamy Top 5 Songs to Bang To list! 

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162 – Top 5 Cereal Mascots

This week’s episode is going to be….Gr-r-eat!

Many moons ago we ranked Top 5 Food Mascots (which you should totally check out still) but we found that our friends the Cereal Mascots were severely underrepresented. Flash forward to the year 2024 where we right these wrongs and give these unsung mascots the time in the limelight they deserve! So join Tuong and A-Team Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as they spoon feed you a big ol’ bowl of Top 5 Cereal Mascots!

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161 – Top 5 Video Games of 2023

January means it’s that time of year again for…video game discussions!

2023 was a weird year for video games. It has arguably the highest highs in gaming we have seen in a long time in terms of quality of output, but it also has arguably the lowest lows we have seen in the industry as a whole for the people who make those games. In recognizing that, we still want to celebrate the truly amazing games that came out this year and hope that 2024 turns that dark ship around for those who make the games we enjoy so much. So join Tuong La and self-proclaimed game GODS Angus MacDonald, Ethan Howieson, and Mathew Whalley as they step into our 7th GOTY podcast discussions and put together our Top 5 Video Games of 2023 list!

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160 – Top 5 Christmas Cocktails

This is Christmas!

Inspired by our Halloween Cocktails episode, we decided to get into the Christmas spirit this year by filling our cups with some delicious yuletide drinks. Join Santa’s Mischievous Mixologists Tuong La, Samantha Leggatt, Bradley Sales, and Laura Gordon as they make things merry, bright, and bring several rounds of CHEERS while ranking our festive Top 5 Christmas Cocktails list.

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159 – Top 5 Movies with Animals as Leads

Animals make every movie better. That’s a fact. 

Cinema has a long history of using animals in their films, real and animated. Something about an animal protagonist is just inherently more joyous and interesting as we get to inject human emotion on creatures that famously do not speak human, while also playing into their animal behaviours that better serve the story. This week join Tuong and our Furry Friend lovers Justin & Shannon Godelie (Pull the Plug) and Dan Foerster as they go off-leash and rank Top 5 Movies with Animals as Leads.

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158 – Top 5 Sports Mascots

Olé, Olé, Olé!

Something about watching a live sports game is so much different and unmatched compared to simply watching it on TV. The energy. The crowds. The overpriced concessions. All of it is elevated by the pure buzz you get from the excitement in the stadium. Alas, the true hero of all sports games is not the players themselves, but the one that keeps the crowd cranked to an 11 in an oversized (and probably overheated) novelty costume! So join Tuong La and Sports Aficionados Julian McKenzie, Eric Silver (Multitude, Join the Party, Tell Me About it), and Tom Zalatnai (No Bad Food) as they look through at the most chaotic side of sports and rank Top 5 Sports Mascots!

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157 – Top 5 Halloween Cocktails

This is Halloween.

Just when we thought we ranked every Halloween topic on this show, a spook of inspiration came to us! So move aside that chocolate/candy and get your cocktail shakers because this week Tuong La, Samantha Leggatt, Bradley Sales, and Laura Gordon are concocting some ghastly, bone-chilling, and delicious drinks in our cauldrons with Top 5 Halloween Cocktails.

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156 – Top 5 Cheeses

It ain’t easy being cheesy.

First, we just want to thank whoever squeezed the first animal udder and decided “Hm, I think i can turn that into one of the most delicious things on the planet”. Second, some of the best foods revolve around or include cheese in the dish. From adding that extra zing in your meals, to needing something to snack on, to being a solid pot luck item to parties; cheese does it all. But since the dawn of cheese, there has been MANY different types/flavours that has popped up over the years and that’s why we are here today. Join Tuong and Grate Cheese Guests Hayley Kellett, Spencer Dunn, and Simone Dorie as they sample a ton of dairy and make a very gouda Top 5 Cheeses list!

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155 – Top 5 Tabletop RPGS

Rolling for initiative…

There are so many activities that exist in the world that us humans do to distract us from life’s every day woes and get some much needed R&R. But sometimes, the most fun we can have is as simple as getting a good group of friends together around a table with some paper, dice, and our imagination! Tabletop RPGs have been around forever and one of the very few positives of the pandemic was how much the genre exploded in popularity, and finally being more accepted into the public mainstream. And while most people are really familiar with that one RPG with dungeons and dare I say dragons, there are a bountiful amount of tabletop rpgs that exist in the world waiting to be played! So join Tuong La and his party of misfit companions Sascha Lecours, Josef Addleman, Bryan Robinson, and Jordana Heney (Page of the Wind) as they roll a critical hit on ranking Top 5 Tabletop RPGs.

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154 – Top 5 Ice Cream Flavours

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

After a much needed summer vacation, Ranked is back and ready to close off the season by ranking everyone’s favourite summer treat – ice cream! In arguably one of our most ambitious episodes yet, we tackle this behemoth of a topic by making it a live SAMPLING episode where the group indulges in an excess quantity of dairy to make the perfect list for you – the listeners! So join Tuong La and Ice Cream Heads Laura Gordon, Jay Smith, and Kristina Bartold (The Social Snippet) as they freeze their brains sampling a ton of frozen dairy to come up with a Top 5 Ice Cream Flavours list! 

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