Mama mia! It’s Mario time!
To celebrate our favourite mushroom-eating, high-jumping, adventure-seeking Italian plumber on his 35th birthday, we take a look back on all the Mario games that have brought us gamers so much joy over the years. While last year we ranked Top 5 Super Mario Games, this year we wanted to celebrate an aspect of these iconic platformers that is crucial to making these games what they are but are so often overlooked – the music! This week join Tuong La and Koopa Kids Samantha Leggatt, Spencer Moreland, and Alex Toth as they venture into the Mushroom Kingdom, high on a star power up, while grooving out and ranking Top 5 Super Mario Songs!
Mama mia! It’s Mario time!
“We are an unusual couple you know.” – Wanda
“Oh I don’t think that was ever in question.” – Vision
Can you believe it’s been over a whole dang year and a half since us comic book nerds have had any Marvel content? Well after an unintentional but perhaps a much needed break from all things Marvel, Disney + has finally dropped the first of their interconnected MCU TV shows! So this week join Tuong La and Taylor Fleming as they discuss the mind bending, fantastical, and mysterious sitcom world of the first two episodes of Wandavision!
“Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!
It’s still Christmas in the PodCavern this week because we, of course, couldn’t do a holiday movie month of Talkin’ Tuong without talking about the most debated “Is this a Christmas Movie” of all time. That’s right! Join Tuong La and DIE HARD fan of Die Hard, Desiree Connors Warmington, as they talk about the early action hero days of Bruce Willis, why this movie is so dang popular over the holidays, and how good Alan Rickman’s American accent is as they watch this 1988 classic to close off 2020!
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!
Mario is arguably the most iconic video game character of all time. Over the last couple decades, this pudgy little high-jumping Italian plumber has shaped the hearts and minds of gamers across the world and has consistently pushed the boundaries of what video games could be. From platforming, to party games, to karting around, to playing every conceivable sport – this one character has found ways to Nintendo-charm its way to being one of the all time greats of pop culture! So join Tuong La and Ninten-Nerds Alex Toth, Brian Costa, and Dan Foerster as they eat a power-up mushroom and storm their way through Bowser’s castle while ranking a Top 5 Super Mario games list!
We made it to 2020!
A brand new decade of PodCavern is here and the gang is prepared for yet another year of Top 5 Lists! But before we can properly ring in the new year, as per every year, we must give some love to video games. At the outset, it seemed like 2019 would be an underwhelming year for games as the world prepares for a new generation of consoles in 2020. Turns out we were delightfully wrong! 2019 not only had some wild gaming moments but it also gave us meaningful free-to-play/subscription serviced games, expansions that felt like full games, and remakes of games that were built from the ground up that went above and beyond. So join Tuong La and Game Guru’s Matthew Whalley, Angus MacDonald, and Ethan Howieson as they celebrate the best games of 2019!
The Meus’s Dana “The Schniper” Schiemann joins Tuong La and Leslie Cserepy as they learn that a young girl wants to date Mario as a drug deal goes down, a kid confesses to his dads what they are really made of, Cassio Pftpft reigns down his awesome liquid voice to the people.