Ranked: Top 5 Lists of Stuff That Don’t Matter

Hosted ByTuong La

The fine folks at PodCavern gather a motley crew of self-proclaimed experts (Tuong La and special guests) to weigh in, rank, and order top 5 lists of anything and everything.

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155 – Top 5 Tabletop RPGS

Rolling for initiative…

There are so many activities that exist in the world that us humans do to distract us from life’s every day woes and get some much needed R&R. But sometimes, the most fun we can have is as simple as getting a good group of friends together around a table with some paper, dice, and our imagination! Tabletop RPGs have been around forever and one of the very few positives of the pandemic was how much the genre exploded in popularity, and finally being more accepted into the public mainstream. And while most people are really familiar with that one RPG with dungeons and dare I say dragons, there are a bountiful amount of tabletop rpgs that exist in the world waiting to be played! So join Tuong La and his party of misfit companions Sascha Lecours, Josef Addleman, Bryan Robinson, and Jordana Heney (Page of the Wind) as they roll a critical hit on ranking Top 5 Tabletop RPGs.

154 – Top 5 Ice Cream Flavours

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

After a much needed summer vacation, Ranked is back and ready to close off the season by ranking everyone’s favourite summer treat – ice cream! In arguably one of our most ambitious episodes yet, we tackle this behemoth of a topic by making it a live SAMPLING episode where the group indulges in an excess quantity of dairy to make the perfect list for you – the listeners! So join Tuong La and Ice Cream Heads Laura Gordon, Jay Smith, and Kristina Bartold (The Social Snippet) as they freeze their brains sampling a ton of frozen dairy to come up with a Top 5 Ice Cream Flavours list! 

153 – Top 5 Gay Icons

Happy Pride Month 2023!

Being part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ family comes with a beautiful community of people that have unwavering love and respect for one another but unfortunately it’s not always sunshines and rainbows. The hardships and struggles they face are ones that frankly straight people would never truly understand but should continue to do their best to educate themselves and stand up with their peers as allies. Thankfully, it’s slowly but surely gotten better as the years have gone on with the help of individuals who dared to stand up to the status quo and shake things up for the better to fight for a better tomorrow. So join Tuong and Queer Icons themselves Hayley Kellett, Kez Vicario-Robinson, and Aashay Dalvi as we end pride month by celebrating Top 5 Gay Icons!

152 – Top 5 Final Fantasy Songs

Cue Victory Fanfare*

One of gaming’s most beloved and recognizable series, Final Fantasy, has been around for over 30+ years; gracing their loyal fanbase with excellent JRPG content, spiky hair, giant swords, exhilarating stories, and some of the best music in games. So join Tuong and his level 99 party of magical anime warriors (with a touch of teen angst) Spencer Moreland, Joshua Mayo, and Mariel Martinez-Smallwood as they ride up on their Chocobos and rank Top 5 Final Fantasy Songs!

151 – Top 151 Pokémon (1st Gen)

Gotta Rank’Em All!

Since the 90’s Pokémon has dominated pop culture with no plans on slowing down. As of today, there have been nine generations of Pokémon but depending when you grew up, you know there’s a certain attachment and fondness for the first generation you were exposed to. In our case, it’s the original 151! So join Tuong and the other members of the Elite Four Angus MacDonald, Sarah MacDonald, and Samantha Leggatt as they seek out to be the very best (like no one ever was) and rank all 151 of the first generation Pokémon in an ordered list! 

150 – Top 5 Fictional Bullies

Give us your lunch money nerds because this week we rankin’ bullies!

Let’s get one thing outta the way: real bullies suck. Fictional bullies, however, have a certain charm to them that make them much more intriguing to watch or read about. So this week join Tuong and his school yard chums Angus MacDonald, Matt Barrow, and Chelsea Fahey as they get wedgied and thrown into a locker together while ranking Top 5 Fictional Bullies!

149 – Top 5 Boy Bands & Girl Groups

I wanna rank it that way.

If you were born in the 80’s or 90’s you know how much Boy Bands and Girl Groups absolutely dominated the music industry. The fabricated personas of a group of 3-5 individuals were all the rage back then from the cute one, the bad boy, the sporty one, the list goes on and on. While they may not be as popular as they used to be, there’s something primal that happens when you play a song from one of these groups that transports you back to your pre-teen era; and before you know it you are belting out on a karaoke stage and dancing your face off. So this week join Tuong La and Teen Music Heart Throbs Desiree Connors Warmington, Kristine Shadid, and Marc Quintaneiro as they get down, get down, and move it all around while ranking Top 5 Boy Bands and Girl Groups.

148 – Top 5 Canadian TV Shows

Canadian TV Shows eh?!

When people think of their favourite TV shows, often times they point to programming that was created and produced in America. Well we are here to tell you this week that that is a great disservice to all the incredible content coming out of the True North! So join us as Tuong La and Hosers Catherine Ballachey and Alli Harris team up in our very first THREE person podcast to celebrate Top 5 Canadian TV Shows. 

147 – Top 5 Real World Scams

Hoodwinked again! 

Nobody likes getting scammed themselves but everyone loves to hear the stories of all the best swindles out there. So that is exactly what we are here to do on this episode of Ranked! This week join Tuong and Everyday Con Artists Victoria Luloff, Jess Maybear, and Jonah Maybear as they perform the ultimate racket…working together to make a Top 5 Real World Scams list!