The Listmakers Episode Thirty-Two: Top 10 Things About 2015!

Thank god that’s over, am I right?


Now that humanity has gotten its act together and told 2015 that it can’t crash on our collective couch any more, we’ve been greeted with a brighter, shinier and much more appealing 2016! But before you get all caught up in 2016’s shiny new features and forget the disgusting slob that was last year, The Listmakers will dredge the lake of time for the best moments of 2015. Climb into the boat with us, won’t you? (There’s a lot of stuff buried in that sludge, and we need all the help we can get.)

Download Episode Thirty-Two here!

Show Notes (Here there be spoilers!):

  • The adorable and up until recently, elusive, desert tawny owl! (Listmaker Kim)
  • The comic book that I couldn’t remember is Fatale, a Lovecraft-inspired horror book. (Listmaker Devin)
  • To get a hold of our good friends over at “Variant Edition” you can go to their website, their Tumblr, their Twitter, their Facebook page, or even their actual store! (Suite 102 – 10441 123rd Street NW, Edmonton AB),
  • Listmaker Kim would like to direct you to Listmaker Devin’s post about depression.
  • If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or needs someone to talk to, there’s always options available to you.
  • Justin Trudeau’s “Because it’s 2015” retort and the Globe & Mail’s summary of the cabinet of Canada.
  • Here’s the an article talking more in-depth on the four new elements added to the periodic table.
  • Visit the Extra Life website for more information or to learn how to support a children’s hospital in your area. 
  • For all of our Irish listeners, I personally apologize for Listmaker Devin calling your country a “throw-away.” (Listmaker Kim)
  • For all our Irish listeners, I trust you to know that I loved your country once I spent time there and resent Listmaker Kim’s flagrant attempts at currying favour with our Hibernian friends! (Listmaker Devin)

The Listmakers Episode Thirty-One: Top 5 Sodas


This is John Pemberton and his magnificent beard. Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense once you listen to the episode.

Normally we’d make some rambling nonsensical intro about the topic of the show, but honestly, this episode is random and rambling enough on it’s own, and we don’t want to have to put you through more non-sequiturs. (There are a lot of them in this episode.) But we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this is a Very Special Episode. Why, you might (and should) ask? Because it features special guest and soda pop connoisseur Gavin Hoenmans, who is a swell fellow and The Listmakers’ first ever superfan. He’s got the certificate to prove it. So, without any further ado, we proudly present The Listmakers Top 5 Sodas!

Download Episode Thirty-One here!

Show Notes (here there be spoilers!):

  • Coca-Cola was originally invented in Columbus Georgia as a prototype, but was perfected and then sold in Atlanta Georgia in 1886.
  • This is the horrible Barq’s ad campaign that Listmaker Devin references.
  • You can “Dealcoholize” something by either reverse osmosis or vacuum Distillation


  • A slightly more dolled up can of Brio. (Listmaker Kim.)


  • I also found a picture of Vault. (Listmaker Kim.)
  • For reference, the spelling for IRN BRU once again is I.R.N B.R.U, Although that second spelling is probably unnecessary now that I look at what I wrote. (Listmaker Kim.)
  • IRN BRU’s website is, naturally,
  • Here’s the IRN BRU snowman ad.
  • The Tropical 7up that Gavin mentioned was a limited time release in the summer of 2014.

The Listmakers Episode Thirty: Top 5 Fictional Robots


The Omnibots are not fictional, but they were amazing. (Listmaker Devin’s was the second from the left.)

In the distant future where humans have been subjugated by their cruel robot overlords, there stand only two men that can bring hope to the resistance. Those men are …THE LISTMAKERS! Thankfully for you, gentle listener, that’s all going to take place over seven years from now, so until that fateful day, why not join The Listmakers as they talk about their favourite fictional robots. Little do the robots know that this is how The Listmakers are learning all of their weaknesses…

Download Episode Thirty Here!

Show Notes (Here there be spoilers!):

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The Listmakers Episode Twenty-Nine: Top 4 Local Restaurants!

I think more buildings should be labeled like this.

I think more buildings should be labeled like this. “GARAGE,” “FACTORY,” “SCHOOL,” “YARN STORE,” et cetera.

Are you a time displaced traveller visiting both Edmonton and Victoria at the same time? Are you desperately looking for somewhere to eat? Are both versions of you reading this and listening to the Listmakers Podcast at the same time? You know, it would probably be more efficient for each one of you to take a task and do them individually. For instance, if the Victoria version of you listened to the podcast while the Edmonton version read this and responded in the comments, you’d be able to better focus on the task at hand…but that’s beside the point! If you’re looking for somewhere to eat in either of those locations you have come to the right website/podcast because The Listmakers are going to tell you about their Favourite Local Restaurants! Join us, won’t you?!?

Download Episode Twenty-Nine here!

Show Notes (Here there be spoilers!):
Tacofino has since opened a permanent location in victoria as well as the truck! (Listmaker Kim)
I said that Tacofino wasn’t from Tofino, but they do have a truck there, so it could be that they originated there, also check them out in Vancouver as well! (Listmaker Kim)
They unfortunately don’t have a website of their own, but please enjoy all of the overwhelmingly positive reviews when you google them! (Listmaker Kim)
New York Bagel Cafe also is lacking a website, but there’s a few review sites to back up Listmaker Devin’s opinion. (Listmaker Kim)
Sadly, the “Angry Bird” is no longer on the menu, but if you ask them really nicely, they might still make it for you. (Listmaker Kim)

The Listmakers Episode Twenty-Eight: Top 5 Animals!

When you Google "Best Animal Ever," this is one of the first five images to come up. Not on our list, sadly.

When you Google “Best Animal Ever,” this is one of the first five images to come up. Not on our list, sadly.

They’re cute, fuzzy, scaly, feathery and filled with meat. That’s right, we’re talking about animals! We here at The Listmakers enjoy learning about animals almost as much as we love eating them, so why not make a list of our Top 3 Favourite Animals? The only reason I can think not to do a Top 3 list is the fact that 5 is a bigger number. So join your intrepid Listmakers as they travel the world waxing rhapsodically about reptiles, bringing up birds, mentioning mammals, acknowledging amphibians, and never, ever forgetting about fish.

Download Episode Twenty-Eight here!

Show Notes (Here there be spoilers!):

The Listmakers Episode Twenty-Seven: Top 10 Things About 2014!

"Hey Devin, do you think you could find a weird picture that would represent 2014 and also, I dunno, include the bottom half of a Scotsman?" "Yes, Devin, I think I could."

“Hey Devin, do you think you could find a weird picture that would represent 2014 and also, I dunno, include the bottom half of a Scotsman?”
“Yes, Devin, I think I could.”

Hey young ‘uns,

Gather ’round so I can lay some knowledge on ya! It’s a well documented fact that as you age time starts to move faster. While the youth of today can enjoy long lazy summer days that seem to last for months on end, we old folks will blink and miss out on entire weeks at a time. (Frankly, I’m afraid to close my eyes at all anymore). So to combat this time paradox from stealing all our life juices and brain memories, we must travel back in time periodically and relive moments of yesteryear by way of reminiscence. So join The Listmakers as they slowly rock back and forth on their porch swing speaking about their 10 favourite things from the good ol’ days of 2014.

Download Episode Twenty-Seven here!

Show Notes (Here there be spoilers!):

  • Here is a link to the black seadevil video. (Listmaker Kim)
  • I couldn’t find the exact article I had read about the measles virus curing cancer, but here is another site reporting on the same research and case study. (Listmaker Kim)
  • Here is a link to The ActionSofa!
  • Listmaker Devin made a Spotify playlist featuring music from his favourite releases of 2014. You can check it out here! (Listmaker Devin, obviously)
  • This episode, and every episode before or hence, brought to you by THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP!

The Listmakers Episode Twenty-Six: Top 6 People To Invite To A Dinner Party!

The Listmakers promise never to serve chilled monkey's brains at any of their dinner parties. Unless it is requested, of course.

The Listmakers promise never to serve monkey’s brains at any of their dinner parties. (Unless requested, of course.)

If you had one opportunity ot bring six people together for an evening of conversation and possible debauchery, who would you invite? And why would you invite those particular people? The Listmakers asked themselves this question, because they’re completely full of themselves and have entirely too much time on their hands. Then they recorded their answers because you like to feed their delusions of grandeur and listen to them speak, because maybe you have too much time on your hands too. So buckle up and get ready for an hour and five minutes of complete balderdash and absurdity that’s almost entirely your fault!

(Immediately after sending these show notes to Listmaker Devin, Listmaker Kim collapsed in a fit of pique.)

Download Episode Twenty-Six Here!

Show Notes (Here There Be Spoilers!):

  • Here is Peter Cullen’s Nasa Commercial in all its glory.
  • Hi everyone, Listmaker Kim here, I just wanted to apologize for a grave error I made during the podcast. At the 24 minute mark, I refer to “Avengers Assemble” as “Justice League Assembled”. I was originally going to make up some lame excuse about how a prodigious intellect such as mine (especially in regards to comics and TV) could make such an error (I’m on a new medication, I was up late the night before, it was a clever impersonation done by Listmaker Devin to ruin my reputation thus becoming your new favourite Listmaker, etc) However I just can’t do that to you, so I hope you accept my apology and I promise never to make another mistake ever agian.
  • Because Listmaker Devin asked what Maurice LaMarche sounds like as Doctor Doom (jump to 1:24).
  • And now, a young Lauren Bacall. (“You’re welcome everyone!” – Listmaker Kim.)


  • (“Thank you, Listmaker Kim.” – Listmaker Devin.)

The Listmakers Episode Twenty-Five: Top 4 Board Games!

Hang out and stay a while with us!

The power has gone out and there’s no more access to internet, video games or TV. What is there to do but break out some board games and have some old-timey fun?

What’s that? Your phone still has power and that allows you access to hours of games and music?

Well Mr. and/or Ms. Smarty Pants, if your phone still has power, then you should listen to The Listmakers’ Top 4 Board Games! Checkmate. (Board game pun.)

Download Episode 25 Here!

Show Notes (here there be spoilers!):

  • Here’s a little information on The Resistance: Avalon.
  • Links to our top four games on
    4. Arkham Horror
    4. Monopoly
    3. Battlestar Galactica
    3. Tsuro
    2. Robo Rally
    2. Zombicide
    1. The Princes of Florence
    1. Shadows Over Camelot

  • The differing streets of Monopoly (Britain/North America):
    Brown (Dark Purple)
    Old Kent Road/Mediterranean Avenue
    Whitechapel Road/Baltic Avenue
    Light Blue
    The Angel Islington/Oriental Avenue
    Euston Road/Vermont Avenue
    Pentonville Road/Connecticut Avenue
    Pall Mall/St. Charles Place
    Whitehall/States Avenue
    Northumberland Avenue/Virginia Avenue
    Bow Street/St. James Place
    Marlborough Street/Tennessee Avenue
    Vine Street/New York Avenue
    The Strand/Kentucky Avenue
    Fleet Street/Indiana Avenue
    Trafalgar Square/Illinois Avenue
    Leicester Square/Atlantic Avenue
    Coventry Street/Ventnor Avenue
    Piccadilly/Marvin Gardens
    Regent Street/Pacific Avenue
    Oxford Street/North Carolina Avenue
    Bond Street/Pennsylvania Avenue
    Dark Blue
    Park Lane/Park Place
    King’s Cross Station/Reading Railroad
    Marylebone Station/Pennsylvania Railroad
    Fenchurch St Station/B. & O. Railroad
    Liverpool Street Station/Short Line
    Electric Company
    Water Works
Snakes and ladders, folks. It's a standby.

Kim’s board of Snakes and Ladders. The snakes’ open mouths represent a hunger for victory that will never be fulfilled.

The Listmakers Episode Twenty-Four: Top 5 Comics – No Capes, No Costumes

"I can't think of a single comic book character that doesn't have a cape or costume. Worst. Episode. Ever."

“I can’t think of a single comic book character that doesn’t have a cape or costume. Worst. Episode. Ever.”

What makes a hero? Is it the cape? Is it the emblem that’s emblazoned on their chest? Let me answer that for you: no.

(You really should have seen that coming. I was kind of leading you there.)

Anyway, in this episode The Listmakers lead you down the avenue of non-costumed heroes, so that you, the unwashed non-comic-reading masses can finally join the rest of us high society folks in the gleaming golden sun of comic books.

Download Episode Twenty-Four Here!

Show Notes (here there be spoilers!):

  • Kirby Krackle is a Seattle-based nerd rock band who make very catchy and singable songs. You should buy some of their awesome music and gear! (Note: The Listmakers were not paid to talk about how great Kirby Krackle is. We just like them a lot.)


  • There were in fact several story lines where the teens of Riverdale develop powers and become costumed heroes and villains.
  • Listmaker Kim went on a grand adventure to find Love & Rockets to no avail; apparently they’re no longer in print and are very rarely found in Victoria book shops.
  • Listmaker Kim watched Dredd shortly after this episode and was WILDLY underwhelmed…
  • Listmaker Devin is very sad about that.
  • 30,000 years Listmaker Kim? Really?! What church is 30,000 years old, let alone haunted by a ghost that whole time. We apologize for this tidbit of hyperbole.
  • Listmaker Devin said that Hellblazer had a 300 year publishing history. He meant 300 issues. Apparently hyperbole is catching.
  • Before anyone gets mad, in the world of Atomic Robo “A.I.” stands for “Automatic Intelligence,” not “Artificial Intelligence.” Listmaker Kim does know that, so please don’t correct him.
  • Look forward to Listmaker Devin’s “Top 32 Comics, No Cape, No Costume” Blog post in the very near future.


The Listmakers Episode Twenty-Three: Three Most Disappointing Movies!

This is the World's Largest Bowling Pin. Its presence here will make sense after you listen.

This is the World’s Largest Bowling Pin. Its presence here will make sense after you listen.

I think everyone can agree that movies are the cornerstone of modern society, so when a movie is released and it’s bad it directly and negatively affects every man, woman, and child on the planet. Knowing what immense weight rests on the shoulders of directors and film executives, it’s easy to understand when they make a mistake; however, there are times when we as the viewing audience stumble blindly into a movie not knowing what to expect. Or worse, we are told that a movie is excellent and walk into a movie with high hopes and expectations that no mere mortal director could meet, only to have our hopes and dreams dashed on the rocks of mediocrity. These are the dark times. These are the moments in our lives that change us, bringing us one step closer to leaving our cities and towns, driving out to the forests and jungles, to return to the trees that our ancient ancestors left.

Well rest easy loyal listener: The Listmakers are here as your saviours, They’ve watched the movies, good and bad, so that you may safely walk the minefields of the cinema and emerge unscathed. Join Listmakers Kim and Devin as they offer you their “Three Most Disappointing Movies.”

Download Episode Twenty-Three Here!

Show Notes (here there be spoilers!):

Left: Not Godzilla. Right: Godzilla.

Left: Not Godzilla. Right: Godzilla.

  • In the 1998 Godzilla, one of the eggs does make it through the destruction of madison square garden setting up a sequel.
  • Jake Lloyd has left acting since The Phantom Menace, and has seemingly had some serious trauma from people telling him he sucks for over a decade.
  • Napoleon Dynamite earned a lifetime gross of $44,540,956. Somehow.
"BOOOOOOOO! - Listmaker Kim"

“BOOOOOOOO!” – Listmaker Kim