Happy Canada 150 ya hosers! All across the world Canadians are known for their overbearing politeness and saying “sorry” for just about everything. On this week’s Ranked, join Tuong La and returning special guests Angus MacDonald, Leslie Cserepy, and Samantha Leggatt as they defy that stereotype (sort of) and talk about Top 5 Things Canadians AREN’T Sorry Aboot. So put on your toques, grab your double doubles, and “toonie” into this episode eh? (sorry for the pun, sorry)

Send us all the things you’re not sorry for here eh? – – – > ranked@podcavern.com

As always, thanks for listening and Happy Canada 150 to all our Canadian friends!


Group Top 5

5.  Poutine

4. Our money

3. Saying “Sorry”

2. Canadian Nature

1. Canadian Beer

Tuong’s List

  1. Money
  2. Tim Hortons
  3. Not in your face type of patriotism
  4. Poutine
  5. Health Care
  6.  Landscapes, water, air
  7. Jim Carey
  8. Seth Rogen
  9. Hockey
  10. Heritage Moments

Angus’s List

  1. Burning down the White House
  2. Canadarm
  3. IMAX
  4. Hawaiian Pizza
  5. All the awesome Canadians
  6. Caulking gun
  7. The TV show Reboot
  8. Kids in the Hall
  9. Taking your shoes off at the door

Leslie’s List

  1. “Eh”
  2. Money
  3. Seth Rogen’s Laugh
  4. Chris Hadfield
  5. David Cronenberg
  6. Beer
  7. Avro Arrow
  8. Personal to Leslie –  Lived in Ottawa for 12 years hasn’t been to Parliament


Sam’s List

  1. Five pin bowling
  2. Hot Ryans
  3. Tragically Hip
  4. Basketball
  5. Jim Carey
  6. Bloody Caesar
  7. Anne of Green Gables



You ain’t never had a friend like me.


Where would our Disney heroes be without them? These lovable fools who are along for the ride provide comic relief, they act as the conscience for our hero, and they sometimes get their own musical number!  However, at the end of the movie they aren’t the ones being basked in all the glory. Well not today!  This week be our guest while Tuong La and partners in crime Samantha Leggatt, Alli Harris, and Kristine Shadid talk about the Top 5 Disney Sidekicks!

Email your favorite Disney Sidekicks and new podcast ideas at ranked@podcavern.com and we’ll do something ’bout it!

PS this might be one of my favorite Disney moments (link below)


Group Top 5

5. Abu

4. Mushu

3. Sebastien

2. Timon + Pumba


Tuong’s List

  1. Mulan
  2. Timon + Pumba
  3. Kronk
  4. Pacha
  5. Baymax
  6. Jiminy Cricket
  7. Sebastien
  8. Lumierre and Cogsworth
  9. Olaf
  10. Genie
  11. Abu

Sam’s List

  1. Genie
  2. Sebastien
  3. Olaf
  4. Nala
  5. Fix it Felix Jr.
  6. Pain and Panic
  7. Pegasus

Alli’s List

  1. Abu
  2. Pascal
  3. Raja
  4.  Maximus
  5. Timon + Pumba
  6. Gus Gus
  7. Thumper

Kristine’s List

  1. Lefou
  2. Dodger
  3. Lumierre and Cogsworth
  4. Zazu
  5. Broom from Fantasia

Think Pawsitive

Some may say this episode is a little ‘ruff’ around the edges. Others might say that by the end of the episode, it will make you stand up and give us a round of ‘appaws’. However, everybody can agree that I should stop making dog puns…fur-real (alright that’s the last one). This week join Tuong La and dog loving friends Leslie Cserepy, Catherine Ballachey, and Colleen Wang as we bark about the Top 5 best fictional dogs!

Email your favorite fictional dogs and puns at ranked@podcavern.com and we’ll put it up on the social meeds!

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**SPOILERS** Top 5 Fictional Dogs Lists!

Group Top 5

5. Cujo

4. Santa’s Little Helper

3. Scooby Doo

2. Brian Griffin



Tuong’s List

  1. Snoopy
  2. Wishbone
  3. Poochy
  4. Scooby Doo
  5. Pluto
  6. Goofy
  7. Brian Griffin
  8. Slinky Dog
  9. Taco Bell Dog
  10. Krypto
  11. Dug

Leslie’s List

  1. Old Yeller
  2. Cujo
  3. Gromit
  4. Hooch
  5. Lassie
  6. Seymour
  7. Duck Hunt Dog
  8. McGruff
  9. Dogbert
  10. Dogs playing poker
  11. Fluffy
  12. Chewbacca
  13. Snuffles
  14. Elvis Presely

Catherine’s List

  1. Cerberus
  2. Brian Griffin
  3. Mr Peanutbutter
  4. Santa’s Little Helper
  5. Eddie
  6. Beethoven
  7. Rolf
  8. Sprocket
  9. Shadow
  10. Marmaduke
  11. Farley
  12. Clifford
  13. Odie
  14. Bolt



Colleen’s List

  1. Clifford
  2. Bruiser
  3. All of the 101 Dalmation
  4. Mr.Peabody
  5. CatDog
  6. Enzo –  Art of Racing from the Rain


Scenario: You’re lying on your bed with a pounding headache, reeking of booze, and waking up to box of half eaten poutine you bought last night. You tell yourself “Never again” but HA next weekend rolls around and it happens again. You love to get wild but if only there was a cure for this feeling of getting hit by a bus every time you go out. Well hang in there friends because this week Tuong La brings in “Sexy Sex” Hangover Doctors Johnny McArthur, Eric Moore, and Reba Ollerhead to help cure your precious little party soul.

Are you a Hangover Doctor and have better cures? We want to know! Send your hot tips to ranked@podcavern.com and we’ll tweet out your suggestions.

See ya’ll in two weeks!



**SPOILERS** The Hangover Cures Lists!

Group Top 5

5. Music

4. Intercourse

3. Fresh Air

2. Fruits and Veggies


Unordered Personal Lists

Tuong’s List

  1. Water
  2. Coffee
  3. Greasy big mans breakfast
  4. Get your sweat on – Sexy Sex
  5. Sauna
  6. Tylenol
  7. Gatorade
  8. SLEEP
  9. Beer

Johnny’s List

  1. NOT SLEEPING IN – get up early and get started with your day
  2. Water
  3. Beer
  4. Intercourse
  5. Fruits and Veggies

Eric’s List

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Advil
  3. Kombucha
  4. Sex
  5. Excercise
  6. Music
  7. Pickle Juice

Reba’s List

  1. Coca Cola
  2. Get a haircut
  3. Call your family member
  4. LOW KEY- Fresh Air (No hiking, running , and etc.)
  5. Put your leftovers you had last night in the oven

Who needs video games when you have little wooden cubes and a bunch of cards?

Electronics? Psh who needs ’em! If you are reading this, you’re the type of person who doesn’t want to stare at your screen for hours on end and you enjoy playing games (on tables) with real humans. At some point in your life, you started playing games like Monopoly, Cards against Humanity, and..er.. Hungry Hungry Hippos (probably?); Sure these games maybe fun for some of your friends and family but it’s not enough, YOU have been craving something more. Fear not dear reader! This week Tuong La and geeky guests Josef Addleman, Stephen Peeling, and Ryan Heffernan bask in the glory that is strategic tabletop games and share a hot Top 5 list that will leave you catching the board game bug!

What makes a good Gateway Board Game?

  1. Accessibility – is it easy to learn?
  2. Time – how long does it take to play?
  3. Complexity – is there strategy?
  4. Ultimately we are looking for games that make you want to play other games!

Shoot us an email about your favorite gateway board games at ranked@podcavern.com!

See you in two weeks!



**SPOILERS** The Gateway Board Games Lists!


Group Top 5

5. Ticket to Ride

4. King of Tokyo

3. Blueprints

2. Pandemic

1. Settlers of Catan

Unordered Personal Lists

Tuong’s List

  1. Settlers of Catan
  2. Sentinels of the Multiverse
  3. Munchkins
  4. Tsuro
  5. Dominion
  6. Jaipur
  7. Ticket to Ride
  8. Machi Koro
  9. Pandemic

Jo’s List

  1. Blokus
  2. Splender
  3. Battleline
  4. Poker

Steve’s List

  1. Dominion
  2. Ticket to Ride/ Settlers of Catan
  3. Pandemic/ Sentinels
  4. Temporum
  5. Blueprints
  6. Condotierre
  7. Machi Koro
  8. Jaipur
  9. Tsuro
  10. Boss Monster
  11. Munchkins
  12. Mr.Jack
  13. Carcasonne (sorta)

Heff’s List

  1. Blue prints
  2. Puerto Rico
  3. Condotierre
  4. Lords of Waterdeep
  5. Settlers of Catan
  6. Machi Koro
  7. Powergrid

(photo credit from http://www.nonsensicalgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Blueprints_Cover.jpg)


To infinity and beyond!

What do Finding Nemo, Toy Story , Inside Out, and Up all have in common? No, the other thing. No, the OTHER thing! Okay FINE I’ll just tell you. This week Tuong La and special guests Leslie Cserepy, Samantha Leggatt, and Matt Barrow dive into the funny, beautifully animated, and tear-jerking worlds of Pixar and rank the Top 5 Moments! Come join us as the gang cries, laughs, and gets angry at each other as we celebrate some of the world’s most iconic animated movies ever!

PS We definitely want to hear from YOU – the listener – on your opinion about our Top 5 List (especially our BIG battle between our #1 and #2 picks). Shoot us some electronic word thoughts at ranked@podcavern.com and we’ll get back at you!

PPS. Ranked is on Twitter and Instagram now! Wha?! Follow our butts.

PPS: Big shout out to Sam for her awesome artwork she shared for this podcast episode and for these show notes!


 **Spoilers!- The Pixar Gang’s Personal Lists**

Tuong’s List

  1. To Infinity and Beyond! (First time Buzz flies) – Toy Story
  2. Fiery Death Scene – Toy Story 3
  3. Andy Says Goodbye – Toy Story 3
  4. Carl and Ellie’s Love Story – Up
  5. “That scene” with Bing Bong  – Inside Out
  6. When Carl Gives Russel the Ellie Badge – Up
  7. Where is My Super Suit?! – The Incredibles
  8. When Mike rebuilds the Door for Sully – Monsters Inc.
  9. The Shape Animating Part – Inside Out
  10. When Riley gets sad – Inside out
  11. Swim DOWN! – Finding Nemo

Leslie’s List

  1. Anton’s Epiphany – Ratatouille
  2. Remi saves the Soup! – Ratatouille
  3. Flea Circus – A Bug’s Life
  4. Sadness takes the wheel – Inside Out

Sam’s List

  1. Spanish Buzz – Toy Story 3
  2. Mr. Potato Head was on the Pita – Toy Story 3
  3. Ken – Toy Story 3
  4. Wall-E Stalking Eve – Wall-E
  5. Sully and Mike are talking by the River – Monster’s University
  6. Joy and Acordion (and all the super cool animation) – Inside Out
  7. Heimlich turning into the Butterfly  – A Bugs Life
  8. Where’s my Super suit/No capes – The Incredibles
  9. Opening – Finding Nemo
  10. Day and Night- Pixar Short
  11. Bing Bong Moment – Inside Out


Matt’s List

  1. Carl and Ellie Montage – Up
  2. Andy says Goodbye – Toy Story 3
  3. Jet Scene – The Incredibles
  4. Wall-E Flying with EVA – Wall-E
  5. Remi and Linguini are learning how to cook together – Ratatouille



Have you ever imagined having the power of flight to get to work? What about teleporting away from a bad date? In this week’s episode of Ranked: Top 5 Lists of Stuff That Don’t Matter, (Captain) Tuong La rounds up his very own rag-tag Justice League and puts a TWIST on the classic “What’s the best super power?” argument, nerding out instead about practical super powers that would be useful in everyday life. Big thanks to super-powered special guests Angus MacDonald, Stephen Peeling, and Rich Hilborn for lending their geeky-ness for this action packed episode.

See you in two weeks!

PS: I came up with at least 5 more superpowers probably more useful than the list we came up in this episode so as a reminder –  these lists don’t matter!

PPS: If you are outraged by our lists, think you can come up with better list ideas, or simply want to make your own podcast email – ranked@podcavern.com ! We’d love to hear from you!



**Spoilers**As always these are our personal lists for the best practical superpowers for everyday life!

Tuong’s List


1) Controlling traffic so it’s always in your favor

2) Dishes that are washed and put away as soon as your done with them

3) Super oven/stove that never needs to be supervised and ALWAYS gets results

4) Can instantly fall asleep and wake up set by an internal clock

5) Horizontal Airport Escalator Legs

6) Turning waste (human or garbage) back into food

7) Access the internet with your mind

8) Opposable thumbs for your feet

9) Spidey Sense

10) Wordsmith

11) Every time you fart it’s like air freshener

Angus’s List

1) Time Manipulation

2) Transformation (mild mistque)

3) Extreme Spatial Awareness

4) Lost Item Detection

5) Mild Body Temperature Control



Rich’s List

1) Teleport Home

2) Telekinesis

3) Power Electronics

4) Spidey Sense

5) Hammer Space (Unlimited Pockets)

6) Technopathy



Steve’s List

1) Telekinesis (mild)

2)Super Speed (mild)

3) Flight

4) Time Control (mild)

5) Healing Factor

6) Reality Control

7) Language/ Knowledge Learning

8) Shapeshift

It’s THREE Ranked episodes in ONE!

In today’s improv-centric episode, we put 15 improv groups on the spot from the Ottawa Improv Festival 2017 to weigh in on three questions that only improvisors can answer! Join myself (Tuong La) and special guests Angus MacDonald and Leslie Cserepy while we make a Top 5 and RANK other people’s answers!

  1. Top 5 Ways to Conquer the World and Become Supreme Ruler
  2. Top 5 Ways to Fight Against 500 5 Year Olds
  3. Top 5 Ways to Ask Sasquatch to go to the Prom with You

We’ll be back in two weeks!




There is a lot of people to thank for participating in this episode so without further ado…

Al Connors – Crush Improv

Chris Hannay – Improv Embassy

Sandi Armstrong and Heidi Lynn Weekes – Grinders

Stefan Spec – Mess Hall

Zac Duval -Mi6

Leigh Cameron and Kirsten Rasmussen – Bloody Mary’s

Chelsea Fahey – Dangerstorm

Ahmed Elchamma – Yellow Snow Pants

Kristine Shadid and Alli Harris –  Rhythm and Burgundy

Mike Brunlieb and Thomas Kelly – Sand

Ross Zimmerman – Carleton Improv Association

Simon Ha – Breakfast 4 Dinner

Marc Rowland – Easy Action

Angus Wright – Embassy Q

Nelu Handa – Kweendom

…..and the Improv Embassy for putting this festival all together!

*SPOILERS* Here are our personal  lists for..

Best Ways to Conquer the World and Become Supreme Ruler

Tuong’s List

5.Control the water supply by putting mind control hormones in the system

4.Through song and dance

3.Buy ad space on all the bill boards on the planet with my face on it

2.Challenge every world leader in a game of Mario Kart – winner take all

1.Consult Pinky and the Brain

Angus’s List

3.Start a Cult

2.Run for Office

1.Pavlovian Behavior Training

Leslie’s List

3.Weaponize Coca Cola

2.Tell lies constantly, be a creep, and dye myself orange

1.Buy everyone in the world a box of (Taco Bell) tacos


Best Ways to Fight Against 500 5 Year Olds

Tuong’s List

5.Poison nipples with more poisonous breast milk

4.like a really big flame thrower

3.Indiana Jones like boulder

2.Giant projector of Teletubbies that when they walk towards it they fall off a cliff

1.Army of Mothers who give a good spankin’

Angus’s List

3.Find a good choke point

2.Mind Games

1.Lie to them and tell them I have cooties

Leslie’s List

3.Robot Rocket Boxing Gloves

2.Lure to bouncy house and then grenade

1. Get a manifest of all childrens’ names and use their full name in the mom voice to stop them in their tracks

Best Ways to Convince Sasquatch to go to the Prom with You

Tuong’s List

5.Dress like Chewbacca and hope for the best

4.Make Sasquatch jealous by spreading rumors you were going to take Loch Ness and put him in a spot where he’d try to win you back from pure jealousy

3.Do pushups in front of him to show your dominance

2.Promise you won’t tell the government where he lives

1. Offer him the entire gymnasium of classmates as a meal

Angus’s List

3.Don’t shave

2.Write a poem

1.Big Romantic Gesture

Leslie’s List

3.Go as friends but if he doesn’t want to go then tell him Abominable Snow Woman will be there

2.Promise there will be a photobooth so he can finally have a non-blurry picture of himself

1.Grow Pubic Hair and then show off the goods



Hope you’re hungry!

Hey it’s the second episode of Ranked and we decided to give YOU (yes YOU!) the listener some free food advice so you can be the most popular person at your next potluck. Join myself and special guests Josef Addleman, Laura Gordon, and Leslie Cserepy while we come up with a mouth-watering appetizing list and rank the very best of potluck food.

Enjoy the episode and we’ll be back in two weeks for a new topic to rank!



These are our own (unordered) individual lists for what to bring to a potluck. But hey we talk about that on the podcast itself so why not give that a listen first okay? Cool. Thnx. Luv u.

Tuong’s Potluck List

  1. Dumplings
  2. Smoked Salmon
  3. Kabobs
  4. A Fun Cheese Dip
  5. Punch?
  6. Candy
  7. Vodka Watermelon
  8. Mother Fuckin’ Pizza
  9. Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Jo’s Potluck List

  1. Greek Salad
  2. Some sort of curried Rice and vegetables dish
  3. Belgian Waffle Station
  4. Spicy Thai/Korean Chicken Wings
  5. Pancakes
  6. Some Twizzlers

Laura’s Potluck List

  1. Guacomole
  2. Antojitos
  3. Deviled Eggs
  4. Meatballs
  5. Brownies

Leslie’s Potluck List

  1. Box of Tacos
  2. Chips and (Jarred) Salsa
  3. Rum & Coke
  4. Nibs
  5. Lasagna
  6. Charcuterie Board


We made our very first episode!

In our very first addition of Ranked, we bring you our favorite movies (and more) of 2016 just in time for the Oscar season. It’s been awhile since I last podcasted (3 years to be exact) so I would very much like to thank Joel Empey, Kyle Jones, and Leslie Cserepy for joining me for the very first episode on my new podcast adventure.

Thanks for listening and be sure to check back every second Thursday for a brand new topic that we are gonna pointlessly rank, order, and argue about.


PS: If you have a Top 5 List idea, want to be on the show, or want to create your own podcast for PodCavern email ranked@podcavern.com.

Individual Top 5 Movie Lists of 2016

Hey this basically spoils the podcast…so just fair warning



Okay you either didn’t read what I wrote above or you don’t care. Here you go you

selfish animal.


Kyle’s Top 5 of 2016

5) Manchester by the Sea

4) Hacksaw Ridge

3) The Nice Guys

2) 10 Cloverfield Land

1)Hell or High Water

Joel’s Top 5 of 2016

5) Popstar: Never stop Never Stopping

My favourite comedy in the last 3 years + A new Lonely Island album is weaved into the movie… Why did no one see this movie?!

4) La La Land

My all-time favourite romantic musical & one of my all-time favourite movie endings.

3) Hunt for the Wilderpeople

An instant cult-classic. A whimsical (or majestical) journey of mentorship that’s fun for all ages.

2) Sing Street

Relatable. Inspiring. Spectacular. A punk-rock coming of age story that immediately affirmed its position as one of my all-time favourite movies.

1)Lion, Arrival

1) OJ Made in America

A brilliantly comp rehensive look at “The trial of the century”.

Leslie’s Top 5 of 2016

5) Patriots day

The first socks according to history books were recorded in 8th century BC By the Ancient Greek people, and were made from matted animal hair in order to keep the feet warm. Cut to 2017, where socks are having a renaissance of sorts, with several boutique sock companies make their living by providing hip, intricate, brightly coloured foot sleeves to masses of barefooted consumers. But today, I’m abandoning the sheek, complex patterns of contemporary socks and going back to a simple primary colour, RED. With my newly adorned Red Socks and Marky Mark by side, I’m gonna park the car in Harvard yard with my number 5 pick, PATRIOTS DAY

4) La La Land

Rocks and Birds. Two of the foundations of human civilization. For it were not for rocks, where would humans wary tools come from? Serving as the cornerstone to many modern day conveniences. And if it were not for birds, what would serve as the inspiration for human flight? It is these winged, beaked creatures that served as the muse for airplanes, which transport people all across the globe, connecting us all together as one giant village. But with my number 4 2016 favourite movie pick, I’d like to consider two other types of Rock and Birds: Stone and Gosling. Some uneducated viewers might quickly glance at the title of this movie and think it’s some sort of amusement park, and while I can’t verify that, I can certainly say that this movie is a roller coaster of emotions. One ticket please, to La La Land.

3) Moana

Metamorphosis is the biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching. Perhaps most well known for this process is the common butterfly. Starting as an egg, morphing into a caterpillar, and then after spending 10-14 days in a self made chrysalis or pupa, it unleashes its final form upon the world as a butterfly for all the world to see. However, humans can under go transformation too. Take for instance the journey of a boy raised between New Zealand and the u.s. states of Hawaii and Pennsylvania, who grew up to be a a college football player in Miami. After a brief stint as a player for the Calgary Stampeders, this boy, now a man, transitioned into the professional wrestling part of his career. As a major staple in the WWE’s Attitude Era from 1996-2004, this man used that to springboard into his final form, a mega superstar Hollywood actor. For my number 3 pick of 2016 favourite movie, make way, make way, because after you see this on my recommendation, what can I say except, you’re welcome. Consider the coconut. Consider: Moana.

2) Sing Street

The year is 1886. Paul Schlicht of New York launches what he describes as a “first class family magazine” with a section devoted exclusively to the concerns of women including articles on fashions, household decoration, cooking, and other similar topics. With a circulation of 25000 that year, a new breed of literature was released on the world and its moniker was “The Cosmopolitan”. Fast forward to now, with over 3 million subscribers and published in 35 different languages, “cosmo” as it is affectionately referred to as, is much more sexually explicit in tone than in its early days, often with lists on “how to please your man” or “keep things exciting in the bedroom”. But with my number 2 pick of 2016 favourite movie, I’m speaking of a different Cosmo entirely. A cosmo that doesn’t need a list on how to please the girl, but how to get the girl on the first place. A cosmo who needs to drive it like he stole it. A cosmo who shouldn’t take a walk down Croon Blvd or Harmonize Avenue, but a cosmo who should take a little stroll down SING STREET.

1) Arrival

The Rosetta Stone was believed to be caved in 196 BC. Weighing approximately 1680 pounds, the black granite stone is covered in writing from three different scripts. Hieroglyphics, Demotic, and Ancient Greek, and carried The Decree of Memphis, a message of honouring the Egyptian pharaoh. It was written so all priests, government officials and rulers in Egypt could read what it said. Using this as inspiration, the Rosetta Stone company, founded in 1992, Launched interactive software to help people learn new languages in an accelerated manner. But with my number 1 movie of 2016, there is no software. There is no fast pass. There is only one woman with a passion for language. When the day comes and the aliens do indeed land in this airport of the universe we call Earth, they aren’t going to be at the gift shop or the Sbarro. They aren’t going be found at luggage claim or departure. But you might have some luck if you look in the section labeled ARRIVAL.



Tuong’s Top 5 of 2016

5) Arrival

What do you get when you put Hawkeye and Lois Lane in a movie with aliens? A really good interesting, emotional, thought provoking movie that keep you guessing right up until when they aliens – – -. Jk not spoiling go see this movie for yourself.

4) Moonlight

Although there is barely a Moon shown in the film, it is still one of the most interesting stories that has come out in 2016. A fantastic character piece about one boy’s inner struggles and how it made him into the man he is today.

3) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I’ll say it once I’ll say it a million times, this is the BEST Star Wars Film. Okay maybe like the same level as Empire Strikes back but cmon it was really good. The true Suicide Squad of 2016.

2) La La Land

Honestly what can’t Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone do? Why are they so god damn adorable together? Out of all the movies in 2016 this gave me all the feels. ALL THE FEELS.

1) Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Up until a few weeks ago La La Land was my #1. I was sure of it. Hunt for the Wilderpeople came out of left field and completely blew me away with it’s charm and humor. At the end of the day I watch movies to be entertained and to feel good. This movie did both x 150.