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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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.

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! 

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! 

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.

123 – Top 5 Fish

Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!

Humans have discovered some pretty amazing creatures in history but some of the most amazing ones come from those vast and varying bodies of water that span our Earth. While there are over 30,000 species of fish known to us, we have only scratched the surface of what’s out there in the darker depths of that great big blue. So forget aliens! There’s a whole bunch of interesting and weird fish species that inhabit the Earth that also feel out of this world! So join Tuong and Fishy Freaks Simone Dorie, Braeden Etienne, and Hayley Kellett as they plunder the ocean and swim their way to ranking a Top 5 Fish list!

122 – Top 5 Fictional Vehicles

VROOOMM VROOOOOM!

No matter how much you care for real-life vehicles, it’s undeniable that fictional ones are just exponentially cooler in every way. From fancy gadgets, to literal transformations, to time travel (and much more!); these types of imaginary auto-machines have entered pop-culture in a big way and in some cases have helped pave the way for real life applications in the automotive industry. So join Tuong and That’s How I Remember It’s Michael Mongiardi, Raul Delgado, and John Richardson as they strap themselves in and shift into turbo as they rank Top 5 Fictional Vehicles!

121 – Top 5 Things Featuring Ghosts

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Spooky season may technically be over but before the spirit of Mariah Carey comes bursting into your timelines, we have one more belated Halloween special coming your way! So join Tuong and Castle Rockettes’s Spencer Dunn, Kate Ethier, and Cas Knihnisky as they use their ranking ouija board to summon a list of Top 5 Things Featuring Ghosts!

120 – Top 5 Spooky Characters You’d Want to Party with on Halloween

The PodCavern and Guelph Comedy Festival are teaming up to bring in the spooks!

In this very special collaboration episode, we have partnered with some very funny local talent from the Guelph Comedy Festival to bring the TERROR (and hilarity) in one of our Halloween specials of Ranked this year! The pandemic has shutdown the world of comedy for too long and it’s our goal, together, to announce this very important message – that comedy is back baby! So join Tuong and GCF’s Hayley Kellett (The Making Box), Ben Gorodetsky, and Spencer Dunn (Castle Rockettes)as they discuss (in HORROR) Top 5 Spooky Characters You’d Want to Party with on Halloween!

119 – The Ranky Roulette

A Top 5 episode unlike anything you’ve heard before!

Welcome to the very first Ranky Roulette – an improv styled game show where the best ranker reigns supreme! Join Tuong and professional Podcast Guinea Pigs Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy as they venture into this grand inaugural experiment and rank like they’ve never ranked before!