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An Evening With WWE’s Lanny “The Genius” Poffo…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with professional wrestler Lanny Poffo. Known as “Leaping” Lanny and “The Genius” during his years with the WWE, Lanny is a former NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion, ICW World Heavyweight Champion, and manager of Mr. Perfect and The Beverly Brothers. He’s also the brother of WWE Hall of Famer Randy “Macho Man” Savage. During the show he discussed his early days in wrestling, his process for writing his poems, and his new comic book “The Genius Lanny Poffo – Wrestling’s Smartest Man.” Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we shared heart-warming stories of the days when we were roommates, discussed the future of The Five Count website, and paid tribute to Five Count alumnus Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Yahtzee!

The Five Count’s 700th Show – An Evening With The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright…

This episode of The Five Count was our 700th episode! It featured an exclusive interview with voice-actor Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best known as the voice of “Bart Simpson” on the TV show The Simpsons. She’s also worked on shows like Rugrats, Animaniacs, The Critic, Pound Puppies, and Alvin and the Chimpunks. During the show she discussed her early days in animation, the longevity and future of The Simpsons, and her new film In Search of Fellini. Afterward, we did The Bartman!

During the rest of the show we discussed which famous people we’d like to invite to a celebratory episode 700 dinner, Ton explained his excitement for the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming Super Bowl victory, and we payed tribute to Five Count alumnus “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Here’s to another 700!

An Evening With Anthrax’s Scott Ian…

The first installment of The Five Count for 2018 featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Scott Ian. Scott is best known as a founder and guitarist for the band Anthrax. He’s also played with the likes of Stormtroopers of Death, Public Enemy, and The Damned Things. During the show Scott discussed the longevity of Anthrax, appearing on the TV show Married… With Children, his love for AC/DC’s Phil Rudd, and his new book “Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life.” We were caught in a mosh!

During the rest of the show we discussed which bands we would invite over for dinner, the dangers of letting cats eat your face, Ton considered moving to Waseca, and we tried to figure why we stopped listening to Led Zeppelin. It’s gonna be a great year!

Happy New (Wave) Year From The Five Count…

During the final edition of The Five Count for 2017 we reflected on our achievements over the past year, Ton discussed the best oil brands and proper idle times for cold weather driving, we regretted missing Crazy Town performing in Mankato at the same time as The Five Count, and played our favorite new wave jams! Smell ya next year!

A Five Count Christmas 2017…

This was another “A Five Count Christmas” edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed our favorite holiday foods, spoke with Predator about the true meaning of Christmas, tried to figure out why the Three Wise Men gave Baby Jesus so many lousy gifts, and sang our favorite Christmas carols with Rainbow Brite. Happy Holidays, gentle listeners!

A Chat With 98 Degrees…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak for a few minutes with Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. Yes, all four members of the group 98 Degrees. Known for hits like I Do (Cherish You), Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche), Because of You, and The Hardest Thing, 98 Degrees have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide since 1997. Their new Christmas album Let It Snow is available now!

The Five Count Celebrates Princemas Eve…

We celebrated Princemas Eve for this installment of The Five Count! During the show we played some of our favorite Princemas carols, discussed our favorite venues to see live music, Ton explained which social settings call for banana hammocks, and we spoke with Duane Tudahl, Prince expert and author of the book “Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984.” No Prince fan should be without it!

The Five Count’s Breakfast With Emmanuelle…

During this edition of The Five Count we discussed what it takes to assemble a well-balanced breakfast, Dustin bragged about his extensive collection of late ’80s bikini babe posters, Ton described how to score the best toys from Toys for Tots, and we reminisced about our favorite Emmanuelle memories. Ton prefers to watch his ’70s soft-core porn in the Menard’s parking lot.

An Evening With Star Trek’s Michael “Worf” Dorn…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Michael Dorn. Michael is best known for his role as “Lieutenant Worf” on the TV shows Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He’s also appeared in films like Rocky, Ali, The Santa Clause, and numerous Star Trek films. During the show he discussed appearing in more Star Trek projects than any other actor in history, his cameo in Rocky opposite Carl Weathers, and the upcoming Star Trek: The Cruise II. Book your tickets now and experience the voyage!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite lawn games, discussed our favorite albums of 2017, and Ton reminisced about his days on the bum fight circuit. Kimbo Slice had nothing on him!

A Chat With Gary Numan…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with the one and only Gary Numan. Know for hits like Cars, We Are Glass, and Are ‘Friends’ Electric?, Gary has been making music for 40 years. He’s also the former singer for the band Tubeway Army. See him live tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis.