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Talkin' Tuong has been revamped and better than ever! Join Tuong every Monday as he uses the power of the internet to join forces with friends near and far to talk about pop culture and a movie of the week from ANY era/genre! From talking about charming animated movies to psychedelic thrillers to raunchy teen sex movies, Talkin' Tuong has it all!
 
A weekly podcast about great food and the people who love to make and eat it, hosted by Tom Zalatnai! @DownWithTalking If you're interested in sponsoring the show, or want to be in touch about guest appearances, you can reach us at upfordpodcast@gmail.com Up For Discussion Podcast PO Box 22585 Monkland PO Montreal, QC H4A 3T4 CANADA
 
This podcast is about people going for their passion and dreams. We discuss the good, bad and ugly about what it takes to go for your dreams. We talk to small business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, employees and regular people going for it. What makes them tick? What is their "why" ? How do they handle adversity? We hope you can learn and inspire yourself to go for your dreams. You only have one life, so let's do it Big Time!
 
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“I don't condone this sexy yet reckless behavior, Susan Cooper!” Paul Feig has brought some of the most iconic properties in the last few decades into the world from Freaks and Geeks to The Heat to even Bridesmaids. This week, we watch a Paul Feig film that isn't talked about enough that is full of a non-stop barrage of jokes and laughs. So join Tu…
 
Tom Zalatnai and Matt Cole break down the the remaining quarter-final matchups of Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions Season 2, giving their takes on what they'd have done with the Randomizer's challenges, who they thought should win each round, and air some grievances about the flaws in the blind judging system.Who do you think deserved to win the…
 
Munch Madness is our annual Food Bracket Tournament that pits user-nominated foods against each other, round after round, in a single elimination bracket-style tournament, to crown the Best Food Of The Year.For this instalment, Tom Zalatnai calls up Kadi Diop (@kadi__d) from the YA Podcast to hear what she thinks makes rice so awesome and accessibl…
 
Tom Zalatnai and Matt Cole break down the final 2 match ups of Round One & the first quarter-final matchup of Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions Season 2, giving their takes on what they'd have done with the Randomizer's challenges, who they thought should win each round, and which celebrity chef Tom thinks is just Human Garfield. Who do you think…
 
Under the Sea, under the sea! It's time to dive into the deep blue ocean on this week's episode of Ranked! We have touched upon how wild sea creatures are on a previous episode of Ranked (see Top 5 Interesting Animals You've Never Heard About), so it stands to reason that fictional sea creatures would be even WILDER. So join Tuong and The Upford Ne…
 
Munch Madness is our annual Food Bracket Tournament that pits user-nominated foods against each other, round after round, in a single elimination bracket-style tournament, to crown the Best Food Of The Year.For this instalment, Tom Zalatnai calls up Greg Schulz (@giantwerewolf) from Natural Toonie and Left Trigger Right Trigger to hear his votes an…
 
"Well, Hello Clarice" Thanks to the bone-chilling performance of Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs has become a franchise that has no shortage of sequels and spin offs that is continuing to be milked for all it's worth. But what's the big deal anyway? Join Tuong La and intrepid FBI detective in training, Kelley Oliver, as they watch this cl…
 
Tom Zalatnai and Matt Cole break down the next 3 match ups of Round One of Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions Season 2, giving their takes on what they'd have done with the Randomizer's challenges, who they thought should win each round, and share their Food Network Origin Stories. This week, we're joined by special guest Amanda McLoughlin from Mu…
 
Munch Madness is our annual Food Bracket Tournament that pits user-nominated foods against each other, round after round, in a single elimination bracket-style tournament, to crown the Best Food Of The Year.For this instalment, Tom Zalatnai calls up Emily McGuiness (@TheZombieGame) and Rachel James (@rairaiku) to hear their thoughts on our fifth an…
 
"There Are Six, Not Five. There Is No Us Without Him." The Snydercut is one of the weirdest things to happen in film in a long time. The Justice League came out in 2017 which was finished by another director and had a sub-par reception to it upon it's release. Since then, the internet and even cast members were demanding the big studios to help rea…
 
**Imagine the following paragraph softly whispered in your ear** You hear that? That's the sound of an entire podcast episode dedicating to figuring out what the best sounds are! Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, has garnered immense popularity over the last decade. We all know sounds that we collectively disdain like nails on a chalkb…
 
Tom Zalatnai and Matt Cole break down the first 3 match ups of Round One of Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions Season 2, giving their takes on what they'd have done with the Randomizer's challenges, who they thought should win each round, and the snobbery around classically trained chefs.Who do you think deserves to win these matchups? Did we miss…
 
Munch Madness is our annual Food Bracket Tournament that pits user-nominated foods against each other, round after round, in a single elimination bracket-style tournament, to crown the Best Food Of The Year.For this instalment, Tom Zalatnai calls up Julian McKenzie (@jkamckenzie) and Matt Cole (@mc_dj_mc) to hear their thoughts on our third and fou…
 
"Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order?" Hey look, moves in the 90's were weird. But they were also wonderful because sometimes an idea is so bananas that it wouldn't work in today's world of cinema. That's why on this week's episode, Tuong and Alli "Mondo Burger" Harris take a look at this very special moment in mo…
 
Tom Zalatnai and Matt Cole break down the East Coast Wild Card Play-In Round of Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions Season 2, giving their takes on what they'd have done with the Randomizer's challenges, who they thought should win each round, and which celebrity chef Tom wants to be gently caressed by like a soft little chicken.Who do you think de…
 
Munch Madness is our annual Food Bracket Tournament that pits user-nominated foods against each other, round after round, in a single elimination bracket-style tournament, to crown the Best Food Of The Year.For this instalment, Tom Zalatnai calls up Tuong La (@podcavern) and Giovanni Colantonio (@MarioPrime) to get their takes on who's best between…
 
"It's a-me!" We are not quite done celebrating Mario's 35th birthday in the PodCavern! Like many games that came to the Wii U, this particular one was revered by many but played by so few...until now! So join us this week as Tuong La and Doug MacKendrick talk about the newest (sort of) cat-filled adventure of Mario re-released on the Nintendo Switc…
 
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 …
 
Tom Zalatnai and Matt Cole review the first episode of the second season of Tournament of Champions, Guy Fieri's massive cooking competition! First, we talk about the format, the challenge of the Randomizer, and the ways behind-the-scenes "food producers" figure out what to put in a mystery box on a competition show. Then, we break down the three r…
 
This week, Tom calls up Lily Bennett Scharf (@5ft25 on instagram) to talk about her love of ramen, her mission to find the best bowl in every city she goes to, and what makes noodle soup so comforting and great. Then, Tom and Matt (@mc_dj_mc) break down the 16 competitors in this year's Munch Madness tournament, including their seeding and the matc…
 
"It may feel impossible, but sometimes, you just have to take the first step" Over the last couple of films, Disney Princesses have started to move away from the formula of being the damsel in distress and having to have big sweeping romantic love stories. With Disney's latest film, we (finally) get another capable female warrior princess set in a …
 
"There are three types of people: Those at the top, those at the bottom, and those who fall." There have been many films that have tried to provide social commentary on status and class in such a way that it's almost become it's own sub-genre of movies. And while Parasite has popularized this sub genre in such a way that it set up a very a high bar…
 
This week, Tom called up Kendalyn Aldridge (@theonecountertop & @thegrowingdicehoard) to hear her story about using food to grow closer to a side of herself she felt disconnected from. Food can be such a beautiful tool for connecting us to family, geography, history, and so much more. Enjoy this conversation about the ways we use food to find ourse…
 
We've got a lot of awesome food content lined up for you this Spring, so give this episode a listen for a run-down of all the rad stuff we've got planned! In this special bonus episode, Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) and Matt Cole (@mc_dj_mc) break down the competitors for this year's Food Network Tournament of Champions, make some predictions, and re…
 
Age is just a number, especially to these butt-woopin' seniors. When we think of old people it is easy to immediately imagine that stereotype of a feeble hunched-back, white-haired individual that's slowly shuffling along with their walking cane and shaking their fist at kids. Well today's nominees completely shatter that stereotype in such a way t…
 
This week, Tom called up JP Karwacki (@johnnycrust on Instagram) from Time Out Montreal to hear all about what his life has been like as a foodie in quarantine, to get some local restaurant recommendations, and, of course, to talk about everyone's favorite Polish dumpling, the Pierogi! JP even shares his grandma's recipe with us, then preaches the …
 
"I'm the dying guy!" "I'm the other guy!" The Duplass Brothers have made their name in producing/directing some of the most interesting indie films over the years, and the movie of this week is no different! This week join Tuong La and Master of the Death Punch (Kristy Matheson) as they discuss a movie about an unlikely friendship, a made up sport,…
 
This week, it's all about Cincinnati Chili, so Tom called up their favorite Porkopolitan, Kyle Harper (@kharpermusic) from Debate This! (@debatethiscast) Kyle gives Tom the breakdown of everything that goes into this so-called chili, the best ways to eat it, and figure out exactly what the heck you're supposed to call a person from Cincinnati!Do yo…
 
Stop! In the name of love (songs)! It's time for yet another Valentine's Ranked Special! Music and Love have gone hand in hand since the dawn of the cavemen (probably). As long as there has been music, there have been people out there singing about their feelings for one another. So how do you make a good song from a topic that has been covered mil…
 
This week, Tom calls up their high school buddy Nicholas Cole (@colescomfort on Instagram) for a great chat about growing up as foodies and choosing to take that more seriously during a pandemic, growing up in a household where food mattered, how to make vegetables more exciting, and how to challenge yourself to grow as a cook.Do you have advice fo…
 
“Why do I want to attend Harvard? If I was white, would you even have to ask me that question?” Geeky kids. A party gone wrong. Geeky kids are forced into a life or death situation involving drugs. These are all beats from thousands of other movies that we've seen before. So is it possible to have a unique perspective with these well worn tropes? S…
 
This week, Tom calls up former host of the show Adrianne Schoen (@boxlessthoughts) to talk about all the awesome food she gets to eat now that she lives in Chicago! Chicago is a great food city worth checking out (during non-pandemic times) and we dive deep into the foods that made it famous: hot dogs, sandwiches, and, of course, pizza! We also dig…
 
"Time to go pound some Cunth!" These days when you say Saturday Night Live we often think about the weekly sketch show featuring a famous Hollywood guest host and some popular music artist. But Saturday Night Live is far more than a bunch of sketches. Over the years, SNL has put out a ton of original movies based on it's sketches, among other thing…
 
Pull up those overalls and throw on your neon tracksuits because this week we are going back to the 90's! Aiight home skillet, do we have the episode for YOU today! The musical era of the 90's was, to say the least, an interesting and defining decade of what music would eventually become. Moving away from the whiny guitars and synth we got from the…
 
This week, Tom calls up Liam Julien (@maritlage227) to talk about that glorious staple of Quebecois casse-croute cuisine, the Poutine! We get into the fundamentals of poutine, the joy of added toppings, and some of our favorite places to order from in Montreal and on the South Shore!Do you have a favorite kind of poutine? Did we miss something that…
 
"Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind". If you asking: "Wait doesn't the PodCavern already have an entire show dedicated to talking about Disney Movies" then yes, yes we do (Disney Dummies you should check it out!). But today on Talkin' Tuong we are going rogue because our special guest NEEDED this movie in their life ASAP (and …
 
This week, Tom calls up Giovanni Colantonio (@MarioPrime) to talk about the Afternoon Snack- they share some favorite cheap options, hacks to improve on the junk food you brought home from the bodega, and ask the ever-important question: Is Snack Meal?? And, introducing our new recurring segment, David's Dining Hall with David Hall!Do you have a fa…
 
“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 int…
 
A Top 5 fit for a King! The title of King is one the highest positions of powers that people across the world have yearned and fought for (maybe because you get a fancy crown and comfy velvet robe?). For everyone else, the King meant the ruler of a kingdom who called all the shots, where you just really hoped they were a kind King and not the type …
 
This week, Tom calls up award-winning singer-songwriter Loryn Taggart to talk about her all-time favorite Canadian Food, Nanaimo Bars! We also talk peameal bacon, hickory, and tire- not the rubber ones that live on cars, but the delicious winter treat! And, we get into our shared love of BBQ and our mutual Hungarian backgrounds, because chicken pap…
 
"Where is Optimus Prime?!" Back in 2007 Michael Bay launched one the most beloved shows/toys from our childhood into a live-action franchise that took over the world by storm. After 4 sequels, he also ran that sucker right into the ground creating the most convoluted, explosion festish-y, and overly serious movies that were just supposed to be abou…
 
This week, it's National Spaghetti Day, so today's episode is all about Spaghetti! Tom calls up podcaster & stand-up comedian Mike Carrozza (@mikecarrozza) to hear about his love of Pizza Hut and the deep intricacies of what makes Spaghetti amazing. We talk meat sauces, chicken wings, and the cardinal sin of cutting up your spaghetti noodles before…
 
"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 s…
 
At least we had video games in 2020. It is not breaking any new ground to say 2020 was a dumpster fire. In that raging dumpster fire though, there was a small little ray of hope and escapism in the name of ...video games! It is not hyperbole to say that video games provided that much needed comfort in these dark times to the entire world. And while…
 
This week, it's all about New Year's Food Traditions! What kind of foods do people love to pig out on at the turning of a year, and what do they symbolize? Tom calls up Andrew Henderson (@arhenderson) to hear about his family's tradition of eating pork chops & sauerkraut on New Year's Day, then breaks down a list of New Years Eve "Must-Haves"- all …
 
"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 act…
 
This week, it's all about Fast Food- what makes it good, why we love it, and whether or not any of the stigma around it is even remotely justified (spoilers, it's not). First, Tom calls up Cath Gilbert, host of Fillorians United, to talk about growing up poor in the 90s, shamelessly loving McDonalds, the ins & outs of delivery french fries, and why…
 
“It's Turbo Time!" The week of Christmas has finally arrived so what better way to get into the holiday spirit then to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger's most iconic movie role of all time (we said what we said!). So join Turbo Man's trusty side kicks Tuong La and Chelsea Fahey as they frantically try to get their Christmas shopping done while watching …
 
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 f…
 
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