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Ep 108 – Turning Red (2022) with Kendalyn Aldridge

“My panda, my choice”

This week join Tuong and Natural Toonie’s Kendalyn Aldridge as they chat about Asian cooking, Snoop Dog in video games, and opening all cans of worms while talking about Pixar’s latest movie – 2022’s Turning Red!

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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! 

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Ep 81 – Luca (2021) with Cassie Pyatt

“Silenzio, Bruno!”

It’s hard to remember a time when Pixar was not at the forefront of animated movies. From Toy Story to Up to Inside Out (and much more) they have always somehow managed to push the boundary of story and animation while being incredibly accessible for the whole family. So join Tuong and Sea Creature/Love Is Pod’s Cassie Pyatt as they dive deep into the latest Pixar original and talk about the colourful Itlalian inspired world of 2021’s Luca!

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113 – Top 5 Fictional Dads

Who’s your daddy? (Us. It’s us.)
We’ve done Fictional Moms so it’s only fair to pass some love to daddys right? So join Tuong La Fur-Fathers Axandre Lemours, Catherine Ballachey, and Alli Harris as they work out their collective issues and rank Top 5 Fictional Dads.

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Ep 57 – Soul (2020) with Kadi Diop

“Is All This Living Really Worth Dying For?”

It’s the first episode of 2021 in the PodCavern and we are starting things off by talking about some deep life sh*t all wrapped in the colorful world of Pixar! This week, join Tuong and special guest Kadi Diop (YA! Podcast) as they answer life’s important questions such as: “What does it mean to have a soul?”, “Why are epsom salts good for the body?” and “Would you play a Kanye West Nintendo game?”. All this and more as we get chatty about Pixar’s animated jazz-tastical film – Soul!

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100 – Ranked’s 100th Episode Spectacular

Celebrating 100 episodes of Ranked!
Almost 4 years ago there was an idea. An idea of Tuong uniting three other guests to bicker, banter, and passionately put together arbitrary Top 5 lists of anything and everything. Over the last few years we have ranked everything from Sandwich Toppings, to TV Theme Songs, to a variety of Fictional Animals. But for the 100th episode, we knew we had to go above and beyond to make a list that TRULY does not matter that also honours the legacy of all Ranked episodes (so far).

So join us as Tuong La and the A-Team Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy look back on all of the winners of each Top 5 list we have ever done, pit them together in a battle royale of which #1 was the best, and record a marathon episode where we rank and order ONE HUNDRED EPISODES in Ranked’s 100th Episode Spectacular!

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Ep 54 – Elf (2003) with Keish Saunders

“You sit on a throne of lies!” Christmas is drawing nearer by the day and what better way to get into the spirit then to talk about one of the…

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Ep 25 – Onward with Samantha Leggatt

The (slightly) relaunched Talkin’ Tuong is here and we are kicking things off with PodCavern fan favorite…Samantha Leggatt! The whole idea of this new-ish format is to find ways to connect with friends (old and new) in these darker times by talking about something more fun, like the types of art we are consuming more of these days. For the foreseeable future, we will be doing 1 on 1 interview shows with new guests every Monday to discuss the latest pop culture news as well as talk about one movie/tv or show/game/etc. that we both agreed to watch pre-recording. So sit back and enjoy our newest episode about Pixar’s latest movie…Onward!

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80 – Top 5 Fictional Birds

CAW CAW Mother cluckers! We talking’ about birds this week!

Look we’ve done Fictional Dogs. We’ve done Fictional Cats. It was only a matter of time until we tackle the all important topic of Fictional Birds! So join Tuong La and Bodacious Bird Watchers Axandre Lemours, Victoria Lulloff, and Joey Walsh as they soar over and hoot out a Top 5 Fictional Birds list!

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74 – Top 5 Movies of the 2010 Decade

10 years of movies, that can’t be THAT hard to Rank right?…right?
The 2010 decade is coming to an end and, looking back, the movie landscape has shifted and changed drastically in the last 10 years. The Twenty-Tens gave rise to streaming, obligatory sequels, reboots, and shared universes; while many smaller indie films struggled to break through the box office. The amount of content we face these days is endless so coming with a list of our favorites was a tough one (especially since it’s been such a great decade for movies).  So join us as Tuong La and Sassy Cinephiles Taylor Fleming, Stephanie Ridgeway, and Sean Mulhern pull out all their movie knowledge and rank down the behemoth of a list that is Top 5 Movies of the 2010 Decade!

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