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133 – Top 5 Anime Intro Songs

One of the best things about anime…the openings!

In a vast sea of anime out there, it’s difficult to figure out what show to watch next. Lucky enough, one of the best ways is through it’s opening where it often has the best animation, a great look at what the show will be about, and above all else, a catchy earworm tune that will keep you coming back for more! So join Tuong and Anime Waifus Amanda Parker, Ethan Howieson, and Adam Cunning as they belt their way through ranking a Top 5 Anime Intro Songs list!

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132 – Top 5 Genie Wishes

We got a genie in a bottle baby!

Among fantasy dreams and hypothetical questions such as “What superpower would you want to have?” and “If you won a million dollars what would you do?”, the classic “What would you wish for from a genie” ranks above them all. If a magical being insists we make some choices to fulfill our deepest desires and needs, who are we to say no to that?!  So join Tuong and Gyrating Lamp Rubbers Victoria Luloff, Jess Maybear, and Jonah Maybear as they summon the all powerful Jinn of the PodCavern, and rank Top 5 Genie Wishes!

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131 – Top 5 Video Game Theme Songs

From chip tunes and beyond! 

Music is an integral part of gaming. The way a track is used can elevate the moments of playing your game and stick with you long after you have put down the controller. Just like in film and television, it invokes a certain personality and feeling that really just rounds out the overall experience. So join Tuong and 8-bit heroes Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as they activate their cheat codes and celebrate Top 5 Video Game Theme Songs.

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130 – Top 5 Movies of 2021

Wait did any movies even come out last year?

The pandemic has made the timing of movie releases weird. Movies endlessly have been getting delayed and it really seemed like nothing came out in 2021. With the Oscars coming up, y’know the most prestigious awards show nobody watches, we once again took it upon ourselves to reflect on if there was anything even worth watching or talking about for this year’s best movie podcast. The answer was YES! Even in a sea of delayed films, there was a number of great stuff that came out last year that supplied that much-needed escapism that only movies can provide, transporting our minds away from the harsh reality of real life and into a world of imagination and wonder. So join Tuong and Movie Lovers Nivala Maharaj, Jesse Anderson, and Alyssa Wooldridge as they binge all the films from last year to bring you a Top 5 Movies of 2021 list!

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129 – Top 5 Brunch Menu Items

Brunch: One Meal to rule them all.

Once upon a time, there was (probably) a person who woke up too late for breakfast and thought of the genius idea of combining both the powers of breakfast and lunch into one powerhouse meal full of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, coffee, and alcohol. The beauty of brunch is there’s no judgement. Eat breakfast past noon. Start treating yourself to alcohol in the early afternoon. Go ahead and get the best of sweet and savoury in your dish. The world is a better place because brunch exists! So join Tuong and Pull the Plug’s Justin Godelie, Shannon Godelie, and Dan Foerster as they put on their stretchy pants and feast at the PodCavern Diner while ranking Top 5 Brunch Menu Items!

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128 – Top 5 Winter Olympic Sports

Ranking for the Gold!

It doesn’t seem like that long ago we were ranking Summer Olympic Sports. Our list of concerns in that episode about the social, political, environmental impacts of hosting this global competition on top of an ongoing pandemic well…is still very present all these months later. All that said, there is still something really special getting the world’s top athletes to compete on the bitter cold terrain of snow and ice competing for our love and for the gold! So join Tuong and Winter Olympians Desiree Connors Warmington, Al Connors, and Leslie Cserepy as they shred some gnarly hills and ‘hot dog’ their way to ranking a Top 5 Winter Olympic Sports list!

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127 – Top 5 Smooth Pick Up Moves for Valentine’s Day

Will you be our Valentine again?

Love is in the air in the PodCavern for somehow our FOURTH Valentine’s special on Ranked! We continue to live in unprecedented times but that doesn’t mean we should be alone for V-Day. But we get it. Interacting with people is hard. We might forget how to beyond our computer screens and that’s why we have quite the steamy romantic episode for you today! This week join Tuong and The Improv Embassy’s Adriana Johnston, Joshua Mayo, Woody Field McCadden as they make everyone in the world fall in love with them with their Top 5 Smooth Pick Up Moves for Valentine’s day.

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126 – Top 5 Fictional Robots

Initiating Top 5 Protocol 0010101.

Beep boop beep! Some of the most memorable characters in fiction are machines. The way they move, talk, perform functions that are simultaneously grand and wondrous has always been an appeal about them. On the other hand, almost everything is run by a computer chip these days and engineers are doing their best to replicate what we liked about robots in fiction and bring it into the real world (to often terrifying results). The thing that is missing from real life robots is the charm, wonder, and several degrees of separation from our reality that come with fictional machines! So join Tuong and Constant Struggle Podcast/Improv Niagara’s Brie Watson, Nick Watson, and Aaron Boyd as they compute themselves a Top 5 Fictional Robots list! 

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125 – Top 5 Video Games of 2021

Where would we be in the pandemic without video games?

It is not hyperbole to say that, for many, video games has been a beacon of joy and much needed escapism from the reality of this pandemic. It continues to be one of the more enjoyable ways to connect with family/friends digitally, in a world where lockdowns are frequent and Zoom fatigue is real. While the planet continues to be a big ol’ dumpster fire, video games provided that comfort we needed to push through to the next day. And yes, the effects of the pandemic did hit game development pretty bad resulting in multiple delays but somehow, through it all, we were still able to get some quality titles this year. So join Tuong and #GamerBoyz Angus MacDonald, Matthew Whalley, and Ethan Howieson as they celebrate another fantastic year in gaming by ranking Top 5 Video Games of 2021! 

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124 – Top 5 Festive Characters You’d Want to Party with on Christmas

The lights around the tree are not the only thing getting lit this Christmas!

Merry Christmas all you cotton headed ninny muggins because it’s time for our annual Ranked Christmas/Holiday Special! This time we wanted to end yet another weird year around the sun with a night we’ll never forget. That’s right! What better way to put a close to 2021 then to throw the biggest (fictional) party with all our favourite Christmas characters! So join Tuong and Ef Interns Justin Otto & Cassie Pyatt (Love Is…), and Amanda Pereira (The Liquid Courage Podcast) as they throw the biggest holiday rager while ranking Top 5 Festive Characters You’d Want to Party with on Christmas.

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