“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!

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Ground Rules

  • We are nominating individual tracks and not entire scores for this episode
  • Songs must come from a main line Legend of Zelda game ** (ie any off shoots do not count for this list like Cadence of Hyrule or Hyrule Warriors).
  • End credit music also counts as a nomination
  • A super medley of songs don’t count as one nomination. For example, The Legend of Zelda came out with an insane 25th anniversary orchestrated collection which is good in it’s own right, but you cannot nominate one of the tracks from this album as each track is essentially a compilation of many songs (done really really good).

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Song of Healing – Majora’s Mask

4. Great Sea -The Wind Waker

3. Ballad of the Goddess – Skyward Sword

2. Gerudo Valley – Ocarina of Time

1. Intro (Main Theme) – The Legend of Zelda

 

Tuong’s List

  • Ballad of the Goddess – Skyward Sword
  • Dragon Roost Island – The Wind Waker
  • Overworld – Spirit Tracks
  • Gerudo Valley – Ocarina of Time
  • Dark World – Link to the Past
  • Lost Woods – Ocarina of Time
  • Kokiri Forest – Ocarina of Time
  • Main Theme – Breath of the Wild
  • Hyrule Field – Twilight Princess
  • Arylls Theme -The Wind Waker
  • Lorule Castle – Link Between Worlds
  • Clock Town- Majora’s Mask
  • Minish Village – Minish cap
  • Linebeck’s Theme – Phantom Hourglass
  • Horse Race – Ocarina of Time
  • Palace Theme – Zelda II
  • Great Sea -The Wind Waker
  • Great Fairy Fountain – Ocarina of Time
  • Prince Sidon’s Theme Breath of the Wild
  • Outset Island – The Wind Waker
  • Main theme – The Wind Waker
  • Molgera Battle – The Wind Waker

Justin’s List

  • Overworld – A Link to the Past
  • Lost Woods – Ocarina of Time
  • Hyrule Field – Ocarina of Time
  • Kokiri Village – Ocarina of Time
  • Forrest Temple – Ocarina of Time
  • Song of Storms – Ocarina of Time
  • Zora’s Domain – Ocarina of Time
  • Astral Observatory – Majora’s Mask
  • Song of Healing – Majora’s Mask
  • Clock Town – Majora’s Mask
  • The Legendary hero – Wind Waker
  • Great Sea – Wind Waker
  • Main Theme (Title) – Wind Waker
  • Farewell Hyrule King – Wind Waker
  • Ordon – Twilight Princess
  • Hidden Village – Twilight Princess
  • Midnas Lament – Twilight Princess
  • City in the Sky – Twilight Princess

Spencer’s List

  • Intro (The Legend of Zelda NES)
  • Ballad of the Goddess (Skyward Sword)
  • Breath of the Wild Theme
  • Skyloft (Skyward Sword)
  • Lon Lon Ranch (Ocarina of Time)
  • Gerudo Valley (Ocarina of Time)
  • Lost Woods (Ocarina of Time)
  • Dragon Roost (Windwaker)
  • Lorule (Link Between Worlds)
  • Forest Temple (Ocarina of Time)
  • Kokiri Forest (Ocarina of Time)
  • Zora’s Domain (Ocarina of Time)
  • Tal Tal Heights (Link’s Awakening)

Kristine’s List

  • Hyrule Castle Courtyard – Ocarina of Time
  • Gerudo Valley – Ocarina of Time
  • Hyrule Field – Twilight Princess
  • Great Sea – The Wind Waker
  • Ballad of the Goddess – Skyward Sword
  • Groose’s Theme – Skyward Sword
  • Songs of Storms – Majora’s Mask
  • Palace Theme – Zelda II
  • Goron City – Ocarina of Time
  • Lost Woods – Ocarina of Time
  • Potion Shop – Ocarina of Time
  • Clocktown – Majora’s Mask
  • Zora’s Domain – Ocarina of Time & Breath of the Wild

 

“I’m done running from my past.”

It’s been over 2 years since we have got a proper movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (since Spider-Man: Far From Home came out in June of 2019 to be exact). While the Disney+ Marvel shows have been doing a great job in their own rights expanding the universe, there was a lot of appetite to see a feature length movie in the MCU. After multiple multiple delays from the pandemic, the time has come finally to the nerds to rejoice! Was it worth the wait? Join Tuong and the Strongest Avenger Patricia Eddu as they talk about long anticipated Black Widow!

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Angus and Sal (Matthew Whalley) are finally nailing this whole parenting thing! The next step is to get their beautiful undead fish monster son, Dex, into a nice school. Enter Josie Anderson (Meghan Murphy) a kindergarten teacher in Super City. Will her program be the right fit for Dex?

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It should come as no surprise that a tale as old as time should be just as good thirty years later. The Dummies invite you to be our guest as we journey from a little town (it’s a quiiiiet village!) to an enchanted castle and take on one of Disney’s all-time classics, Beauty and the Beast.

Next Movie: Aladdin (1992)

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Yup that’s right. You’re reading this correctly. Justin and Cassie listen to the 1st 5 songs off of Taylor Swift’s album “Folklore”.

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“Well we think of life like the seasons.”

When people think of horror movies they often think about jump scares, lots of blood, gore, spooky creatures, ghosts, or…*shudder* children. But some horror movies opt for a different approach where it’s horror of the mind, slowly peeling away at your psyche as you watch it, such as on this week’s episode of Talkin’ Tuong. So join Tuong and Castle Rockettes’s Spencer Dunn as they take a look at the bright and disturbing Swedish folk horror/cultish nightmare that is 2019’s Midsommar.

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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!

Resources in Education:

  1. https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/resources/useful-links/indigenous-education/
  2. https://indigenousstudies.utoronto.ca/resources/ontario-indigenous-organizations/
  3. https://www.ontario.ca/page/programs-and-funding-indigenous-people

Indigenous Organizations you can donate to:

  1. Legacy of Hope – https://legacyofhope.ca/
  2.  The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) – https://www.nwac.ca/
  3. Indspire – https://indspire.ca/
  4. Reconciliation Canada – https://reconciliationcanada.ca/
  5. True North Aid – https://truenorthaid.ca/

Ground Rules

  • The term “Canadian Food” can be basically mean anything. As long as the person nominating views it as something “Canadian” to them then it counts. (Technically if you could argue that Chinese food was Canadian I guess we’d take it but…)
  • We are included beverages and drinks in this list but the focus mostly will be food you eat. We don’t want to necessarily turn this into a Top 5 Canadian Beers/Cocktails list type of thing

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Nanaimo Bars

4. Smoked Salmon

3. Montreal Styled Bagels

2. Maple Syrup

1. Poutine

 

Tuong’s List

  • Poutine
  • Nanaimo Bars
  • Maple Syrup
  • Beaver Tails
  • Canadian Pizza (Pepperoni, Bacon, Mushrooms)
  • Swiss Chalet Sauce
  • Butter Tarts
  • Timbits
  • All dressed Chips
  • Peameal Bacon
  • Lobster Roll
  • Montreal Style Smoked Meat

Tom’s List

  • Hawaiian Pizza
  • Smoked Meat
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Montreal Styled Bagels
  • Nanaimo Bars
  • Pizzaghetti
  • Prairie Oysters
  • NS Donair
  • Steamé Hot Dogs
  • Back Bacon/Peameal bacon
  • Ketchup Chips
  • Tourtière
  • Cabane à sucre
  • Fiddleheads
  • Cretons
  • Rappie Pie

Alex’s List

  • Pouding chômeur/’economy pudding’
  • Clamato/mixed drinks using it as a base
  • the Canada Goose/ the broader idea of responsible wild game from traditionally hunted animals indigenous to wherever in Canada you are, and encouraging the continuation of indigenous culinary practices.
  • Tourtière du Québec
  • Montréal-style All-Dressed Hot Dog
  • Newfoundland Boiled Dinner/Jigg’s dinner
  • the fast-food restaurant chain Thaï Express
  • Montréal-style Bagels
  • Date Squares

Dave’s List

  • Split Pea Soup
  • Montreal Steal Spice
  • Montreal Styled Bagels
  • Timbits
  • Canadian Rye
  • Screech
  • Poutine

“A pig that doesn’t fly is just a pig.”

Coming off last week’s episode (Luca) set in an Italian inspired world with sea creatures, this week we go back to the legendary catalog of Studio Ghibli films exploring Italy once more but under the lens of sky pirates, planes, and a pilot pig! So join Tuong and special guest Jacob Barrick as they take to the skies to discuss yet another Hayao Miyazaki classic with 1992’s Porco Rosso!

Jacob is also part of the new exciting Guelph Performing Arts Co-Op ! You can email your questions over at guelphcooptheatre@gmail.com for more information on this exciting new project that will help revitalize live performance in Guelph, ON!

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Angus finally chips in to help Sal (Matthew Whalley) with the mutant fish monster they are raising. But who will do the podcast!? The guys grab an episode from the illegal podcast pile and throw it on. Welcome to the Henchwarmers where Grunts Handman (Matthew Whalley) and Walter Mansson (Angus MacDonald) guide you through the ins and outs of the Henching Profession.

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After reviewing more than fifty years of Disney’s animated feature films, the Dummies have arrived at their first sequel: The Rescuers Down Under! That’s right, we’re hopping an albatross down to the Outback, where our beloved Bianca and Bernard are about to ruffle more than a few feathers as they help their new pal Cody take on an evil poacher and a freaky lizard to save the great Marahute.

Next Movie: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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