Let the games begin! Okay let’s be real. The Olympics most probably shouldn’t be happening this year due to the ongoing pandemic let alone just the sheer negative environmental impact of hosting these games. That…

“HEY! Listen!”
Earlier this year we paid tribute to everyone’s favourite video game plumber by celebrating Top 5 Super Mario Songs . But Mario isn’t the only one with a big anniversary to celebrate this year. That’s right! This time, we are giving love to another one of gaming’s most popular franchises – The Legend of Zelda for their 35th anniversary! So this week join Tuong and the Tri-Force trio that is Justin Godelie, Spencer Moreland, and Kristine Shadid as they grab their ocarinas and spin attack their way to making a Top 5 Legend of Zelda Songs list!

What even is “Canadian” food anyway?
There are many mixed emotions releasing this episode today. On one hand, we originally recorded this to “celebrate” Canada as we have in the past. On the other hand, with recent news and the further evidence of how Canada has mistreated our Indigenous Communities it’s difficult to feel very patriotic. With that said, we have included resources in our show notes to resources and charities so you can help educate yourself as well as give back to some incredible Indigenous causes.

Ultimately, we decided to release today’s episode anyways. Today’s episode centres more around food than Canada and our guests today would be the first to tell you that they don’t celebrate Canada day. So join Tuong and The Upford Network/Natural Toonie’s  Tom Zalatnai, Alexander Smith, and David Hall as they try to figure out what is “Canadian Food” and make a Top 5 list from it!

Who’s your daddy? (Us. It’s us.)
We’ve done Fictional Moms so it’s only fair to pass some love to daddys right? So join Tuong La Fur-Fathers Axandre Lemours, Catherine Ballachey, and Alli Harris as they work out their collective issues and rank Top 5 Fictional Dads.

Question everything (even this podcast).

Humans have this undying and relentless need to uncover the truth to things. However, sometimes an answer to a question is not satisfying enough and we are left in this state of “well that’s too simple” or “I don’t buy it”. That’s why we gravitate towards conspiracy theories, as wild as some may be. They contain just enough nuggets of truth in there to make things plausible and their explanation can throw everything back into question on what we know. So join Tuong La and co-conspirators Patricia Eddu, Stefanie McBurns, and Stenley Philippe as they question everything (including themselves) while ranking Top 5 Conspiracy Theories!

Come on down!
TV Game shows have been around for a very long time. And while the history of this format has been around forever, the appeal of them has always been the same – that everyday people could win a lot of money by being tested for their mental or physical abilities (or more times than not just dumb luck). So this week join Tuong La and What We Do in the Basement’s Jesse Bergen, Natashia Durand, and Thomas Proles as they they land on the Daily Double and give the final answer of “what is Top 5 TV Game Shows?”.

Oh you thought we were done ranking first names? We have barely begun…
We’ve done Ryans, we’ve done Chrises, it was only a matter of time until we reached a point to ranking the glorious name that is…Steve! This week join Tuong La and Stupendous Steve Experts Desiree Connors Warmington, Geoff McBride, and Leslie Cserepy as we spend a (very) long time arguing and ranking Top 5 Steves! 

Tell us when…

Look, we’ve done a ton of food episodes on Ranked but we have often glossed over the unsung hero that are condiments. Condiments can make or break a food by giving it that little extra zing that you were missing. It can also turn a random assortment of green leafs into a helluva tasty salad or a dry piece of chicken into a mouth watering delight. So join Tuong and The Sonar Network/That’s How I Remember It ‘s Michael Mongiardi, Raul Delgado, and John Richardson as they give you a nice heaping dollop of fun in the form of Top 5 Condiments!

Under the Sea, under the sea!
It’s time to dive into the deep blue ocean on this week’s episode of Ranked! We have touched upon how wild sea creatures are on a previous episode of Ranked (see Top 5 Interesting Animals You’ve Never Heard About), so it stands to reason that fictional sea creatures would be even WILDER. So join Tuong and The Upford Network’s /Natural Toonie’s  Tom Zalatnai,  Kendalyn Aldridge, and Greg Schulz as they sail through the vast expanse of the great blue sea to bring you a list of Top 5 Fictional Sea Creatures! 

**Imagine the following paragraph softly whispered in your ear**

You hear that? That’s the sound of an entire podcast episode dedicating to figuring out what the best sounds are! Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, has garnered immense popularity over the last decade. We all know sounds that we collectively disdain like nails on a chalkboard, but we often glossed over the sounds that we actually find enjoyable until ASMR came around. And while this episode is not strictly about ASMR, this week join Tuong La and the A-Team Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as we rank the Top 5 Sounds that are sure to tickle your ears in the best way possible!