Let’s get something out of the way – female representation in film is not always the best. From being solely a love interest for the main (man) character to having throw away lines that have no bearing on the story, it’s been a rough journey in cinema for females. Fortunately, there ARE some roles that have broken the typical mold and that’s pretty “badass”.

Urban Dictionary defines the term “badass” as: “ultra cool mother fucker”. Join Tuong La and ‘ultra cool mother fuckers’ Samantha Leggatt, Victoria Wallace, and Deborah Ring as we celebrate the very best female badass characters in film.

Did we miss any badass females? Send your list and other Top 5 topics here  – – — > ranked@podcavern.com

As always, thanks for listening!

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

Group List

5. The Bride – Kill Bill

4. Wonder Woman – DC’s Wonder Woman (2017)

3. Furiosa – Mad Max: Fury Road

2. Mulan – Mulan (1998)

1. Princess Leia – Star Wars

 

 

Tuong’s List

  1. The Bride – Kill Bill
  2. Furiosa – Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Wonder Woman – DC’s Wonder Woman (2017)
  4. Ellen Ripley – Alien
  5. Éowyn – Lord of the Rings
  6. Mulan – Mulan (1998)
  7. Black Widow – Marvel Cinematic Universe
  8. Gamora – Guardians of the Galaxy
  9. Hit Girl – Kickass
  10. Rey – Star Wars VII – Force Awakens
  11. Princess Leia – Star Wars
  12. Trinity – The Matrix
  13. Sarah Connor – Terminator
  14. San – Princess Monoke
  15. Marry Poppins – Mary Poppins

 

 

Victoria’s List

1.  Scarlet O’Hara – Gone with the Wind

2. Princess Leia – Star Wars

3. Ellen Ripley – Alien

4. The Bride – Kill Bill

5. Wonder Woman – DC’s Wonder Woman

6. Lorraine Broughton – Atomic Blonde

7. Aileen Wuornos – Monster

8. Miranda – The Devil Wears Prada

9. Rey – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

10. Bonnie – Bonnie and Clyde

11. The 2016 Ghostbusters

12. Peggy Carter – Captain America: The First Avenger

13. Justine – Free fire

14. Buttercup – The Princess Bride

15. Jailbreak – The Emoji Movie ( Note: this honorable mention makes Victoria’s credibility for her list nullified)

 

 

Sam’s List

1. Mulan – Mulan (1998)

2. Ursula – The Little Mermaid

3. Elle Woods  – Legally Blonde

4. Girls in Chicago – Chicago

5. Moana – Moana (2016)

6. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

7. Professor Mcgonagall – Harry Potter

8. Erin Brockovich – Erin Brockovich (2000)

 

 

Deborah’s List

1. Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice

2. Lisebeth Salander – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

3. Megan – Bridesmaids

4. Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada

5. Deloris Van Cartier – Sister Act

6. Erin Brockovich – Erin Brockovich (2000)

7. Juno Macguff – Juno (2007)

8. Thelma + Louise (1991)

9. M – James Bond 007

10 Katherine G Johnson – Hidden Figures (2016)

11. X-23 – Logan

12. Bridget Jones – Bridget Jones’s Diary

13. Hannah – Hannah (2011)

14. Juliette Paton – Bend it like Beckham

 

Summer where did you go?

As the days get shorter and fall starts creeping in, it only means one thing: Back to School is here! Join Tuong La and A+ guests Stenley Philippe, Patty Eddu, and Stefanie McLean as we look back on things we wish we knew when we were students; and pass down our wisdom to current students looking to get their sh*t together for school this year.

Email all your ways you got your sh*t together this year or when you were a student to ranked@podcavern.com! We love hearing from our audience.

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

Group List

5. Do not sleep with your floormates (floorcest)

4. Find your “Nook” (private area to study, bathroom, alone time)

3. Ditch High School Drama

2. Suck Up To Important People (Networking)

1. Get out there and Experience All the Things

 

 

 

Tuong’s List

  1. Find Your Nook
  2. Don’t get Drunk Before Class
  3. Ditch High School Drama
  4. Learn to Cook
  5. Just “do it”
  6. Bring Water Everywhere
  7. Do not engage in “floorcest”
  8. Do Party, but Don’t be Dumb
  9. Discover Your Benefits (Dental Coverage, Student Discounts)
  10. Go on an exchange
  11. Your First Year Doesn’t Define What your Career is
  12. Don’t Let Social Media Ruin Your Life

Stenley’s List

  1. Do not engage in floorcest
  2. Keep a Daily Blog/ Journal Everything
  3. Use your Common Sense

(Stenley also made Game of Thrones inspired honorable mentions)

1. You know Nothing John Doe  – Forget about what you think you know, open your mind

2. Be No One – Be yourself and don’t pretend to be anyone else

3. Always Pay Your Debts – Pay your Tuition

4. Winter is Coming – prepare yourself for everything that will come your way

5. Dracarys – Set the university on “fire” metaphorically. This is your education. Go and make it worthwhile.

 

Patty’s list

  1. Suck up to important people (networking)
  2. Be in the Moment
  3. Skyping friends from home all the time won’t make you new friends
  4. Go abroad
  5. Standardized Tests aren’t representative as your worth as a human
  6. Mixing every Kind of Cinnamon Hard Liquor is not a good idea
  7. It’s not that serious
  8. People will like to share your stuff – eff that.

Stef’s List

1. Smart Scheduling (no 8 am classes)

2. Sit in the front two rows

3. Get your Shit together

4. Pack and pre-purchase

5. Get to the TV room first to claim your territory for the year

6. Go to School away from home

7. Never say no to free food

8. Free shit is good shit

 

 

 

Gallileo, Figaro, Magnifico!

Some people love to sing in the shower or in the car, others love to belt out a tune (being on key is optional) in front of a room of rowdy people who want to sing along with the party. That’s right! This week we are talking about a concept that’s been around since the dawn of musical recordings: Karaoke!

Join us as Tuong La and Karaoke Superstars Adam Cunning, Chelsea Fahey, and Val Perelshtein serenade you with the Top 5 songs you should sing to be the king/queen of your next karaoke night!

Send all your favorite karaoke tunes and new Ranked topic ideas here- – -> ranked@podcavern.com

Group List

5. Ill Make a Man Out of You – Disney’s Mulan

4. Alone – Heart

3. Wannabe -Spice girls

2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

1.My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

Below are our unordered personal lists!

Tuong List

  1. I’ll Make a Man out of You – Disney’s Mulan
  2. Fuck Her Gently – Tenacious D
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  4. Pokemon Theme Song – Pokemon (Jason Paige)
  5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  6. Total Eclipse of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  7. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
  8. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  9. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
  10. Bye Bye Bye – N’Sync
  11. Creep – Radiohead
  12. Santeria -Sublime
  13. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  14. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  15. 500 miles – Proclaimers
  16. Wonderwall – Oasis
  17. I’m on a boat – Lonely Island
  18. 1000 miles – Vanessa Carlton

Adam’s list

  1. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You – Michael Bolton
  2. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  3. Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
  4. Faithfully – Journey
  5. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  6. Cold as Ice- Foreigner
  7. Toto – Africa
  8. Still Loving You – Scorpions
  9. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  10. Seperate Ways- Journey
  11. The Real Slim Shady- Eminem
  12. Crystal Ball- Styx
  13. Savior – Rise Against

Chelsea’s List

  1. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
  2. Alone – Heart
  3. Wannabe – Spice Girls
  4. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  5. Faith – George Michael
  6. One Week – Barenaked Ladies
  7. Hello – Adele
  8. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  9. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Suede
  10. These Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
  11. Grease Soundtrack
  12. You Make me Wanna – Usher
  13. Toxic – Britney Spears
  14. No Scrubs – TLC

Dishonorable mentions (Chelsea)

  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Sweet Caroline  – Neil Diamond
  • Let’s get it on – Marvin Gaye

Val’s List

  1. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  2. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  3. Give it To Me- Jay Z
  4. Work it – Missy Eliott
  5. You know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
  6. Umbrella – Rihanna
  7. Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
  8. Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  9. Proud Mary
  10. Remember the Time – Michael Jackson

 

We are not throwing away “our shot”.

Flashy dances, exuberant costumes, singing about literally everything. That’s right! We talkin’ musicals! Join Tuong La and podcast showstoppers Kristine Shadid, Laura Gordon, and Axandre Lemours as we talk about things that should be on Broadway!

Send all your choreographed songs, dances, and new podcast ideas to ranked@podcavern.com!

Enjoy the episode? Help share the love on our social media so others can love it too–> Facebook, Twitter, Instagram!

Thanks for listening!

-Tuong

Group Top 5

5. Super Mario Bros.

4. Bachelorette

3. Neopets: Where Are They Now?

2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

1. King of the Ring: A Wresting Rock Opera in 3 Acts (ft. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)

 

Tuong’s List

1.Avengers
2. Super Mario Bros.
3. Space jam
4. Trump: The Musical
5. Whiplash
6. La La Land
7. Millenials
8. Star Wars
9. Jackie Chan
10. Sherlock Holmes
11. Game of Thrones
12. Toy Story
13. Firefly
14. The Simpsons
15. Lord of the Rings
16. Batman

 

 

Kristine’s List

1. The Dog Musical  (Cartoons have them why not train real ones)
2. Donald Trump (like Rob Ford musical)
3. BioShock Infinite
4. Zelda
5. Harry Potter
6. The Office
7. Trapped in a Closet (R.Kelly)
8. Jamie and Cercei in Love and Incest**
9. Neopets: “Where Are They Now”
10. King of the Ring: A Wrestling Rock Opera in 3 Acts (ft. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)
11. Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen

Laura’s List

1. Suits – Lawyers with Feelings
2. Bachelorette
3. Angels in the Outfield – Family Friendly Baseball on Stage!
4. Dance Fighting Show??
5. Sherlock Holmes
6. A musical using Elton John’s Song book
7. Life of Vincent Van Gogh
8. Sister of the Traveling Pants – “Taylor Swift Songs”
9. When Harry Met Sally
10. It’s a Wonderful Life
11. Home Alone

 

 

Ax’s List

1. Ferris Bueller
2.Cooking Show
3. Breakfast Club
4. House of Cards
5. Great Gatsby
6. Game of Thrones
7. Princess and the Frog
8. Tangled
9. Toy Story
10. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

“It’s-a Me, a Video Game Party Episode!”

This week join Tuong La and Lvl 100 guests Josef Addleman, Angus MacDonald, and Ethan Howieson as we discuss who the Top 5 video game characters to party with are!

Don’t be a noob and email all your favorite video game characters that you want to party with (and other top 5 ideas!) here – – > ranked@podcavern.com

 

 

Group Top 5

5. Alucard

4. Big Boss

3. Kirby

2. Brewmaster

1. Mario

Tuong’s List

  1. Rabbids
  2. Rayman
  3. Kirby
  4. Donkey Kong
  5. Wario & Waluigi
  6. Duke Nukem
  7. K.K. Slider
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog
  9. Nathan Drake
  10. Commander Shepherd
  11. Ezio
  12. Earthworm Jim
  13. Reindhardt, Winston, Torbjorn

Angus’s List

  1. Mario
  2. Johnny Cage
  3. Trevor Phillips
  4. Mordin Solus
  5. Leisure Suit Larry
  6. Cayde-6

Jo’s List

  1. Garrus Vakarian
  2. Solid Snake
  3. Lara Croft
  4. Samus Aran
  5. Alucard
  6. Bub and Bob
  7. Princess Peach
  8. Gordon Freeman
  9. Q*bert
  10. PaRappa the Rapper

Ethan’s List

  1. Big Boss
  2. Wario
  3. Brewmaster
  4. Agent 47
  5. John Marston
  6. Wei Shen
  7. Johnny Cage
  8. Sagehorn
  9. Nathan Drake
  10. Toad
  11. Falco
  12. Ellie (Last of Us)

 

Everything is coming up Milhouse in this brand new Simpsons themed episode of Ranked! Join Tuong La and fellow Springfield fanatics Matt Barrow, Samantha Leggatt, and Glen Barlas as they talk about all the best characters that AREN’T The Simpsons. (Also for the record…I was saying Boo-urns)

Are you as angry as a Springfield Mob because we forgot a character? Send your rage and other podcast topic ideas to podcavern@gmail.com and it may be one of our next topics!

Thanks for listening!

-Tuong

Group Top 5

5. Sideshow Bob

4. Lionel Hutz

3. Krusty the Clown

2. Seymour Skinner

1.Mr. Burns

 

Tuong’s List

  1. Chief Wiggum
  2. Lionel Hutz
  3. Skinner
  4. Mr. Burns
  5. Moe Szyslak
  6. Krusty
  7. Hans Moleman
  8. Milhouse
  9. Kent Brockman
  10. Grandpa Simpson

Sam’s List

  1. Burns
  2. Hutz
  3. Skinner
  4. Ned
  5. Krusty
  6. Milhouse
  7. Bob
  8. Mrs. K

Matt’s List

  1. Sideshow Bob
  2. Milhouse
  3. Lionel Hutz
  4. Troy McClure
  5. Smithers
  6. Skinner
  7. The Wiggums
  8. Martin Prince

Glen’s List

  1. Mr.Burns
  2. Sideshow Bob
  3. Skinner
  4. Krusty
  5. Moe

 

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!

-Tuong

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.

Sidekicks.

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)

-Tuong

Group Top 5

5. Abu

4. Mushu

3. Sebastien

2. Timon + Pumba

1.Genie

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!

woof woof

**SPOILERS** Top 5 Fictional Dogs Lists!

Group Top 5

5. Cujo

4. Santa’s Little Helper

3. Scooby Doo

2. Brian Griffin

1.Wishbone

 

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

    FAMILY GUY: Brian on THE FAMILY GUY on FOX. FAMILY GUY™ & ©2006 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ©2006FOX BROADCASTING CR:FOX

 

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!

-Tuong

 

**SPOILERS** The Hangover Cures Lists!

Group Top 5

5. Music

4. Intercourse

3. Fresh Air

2. Fruits and Veggies

1.Water

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