Specialty Shows

The Five Count’s Dropkick Picnic…

During this edition of The Five Count we discussed Arnold Schwarzenegger getting dropkicked at the Arnold Classic, went on a picnic with Pac-Man, paid tribute to Doris Day and pro wrestler Silver King, and Dustin tried to explain to Ton who the Indigo Girls are. He is now closer to fine!

The Five Count Gets Funky For Mother’s Day…

We got funky for Mother’s Day for this installment of The Five Count. During the show we complained about how society assumes most men don’t do laundry and dishes, Dustin was shamed for the lack of beef in his diet, and we discussed the likelihood that Ton could be in your mom’s bedroom right now. He’s the Wayne Newton of public radio!

The Five Count Wrestles With Easter Horrors…

During this installment of The Five Count we celebrated Easter, announced the re-release of the feature film Hard News starring Ton, discussed horror movie soundtracks with “Blood on Black Wax” author Aaron Lupton, and we gave away tickets to WWE Presents NXT Live! at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN. Jesus will be there and you should too!

An Evening With Actor Dan Fogler…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Dan Fogler. Dan is best known for his roles as “Marvin Goldberg” on the TV show The Goldbergs and as “Luke” on the TV show The Walking Dead. He’s also appeared in films like Balls of Fury, Take Me Home Tonight, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. During the show he discussed having the ability to tackle different types of roles, being “Uncle Marvin” on The Goldbergs, and being a part of the new season of The Walking Dead. Check out season nine on AMC!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite breakfast cereals, wrestled with the idea of whether or not it was OK to still listen to Michael Jackson, and paid tribute to King Kong Bundy. We wouldn’t be called “The Five Count” if it weren’t for Bundy!

Shout With The Five Count…

During this episode of The Five Count we shouted until we were hoarse, spoke with an East Coast caller about starting a goulash club, mourned the death of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, and gave away tickets to WWE Live in Minneapolis at Target Center. Also, Ton was dressed like Andrew Dice Clay!

An Evening With Goosebumps Creator R.L. Stine & Fangoria Editor Michael Gingold…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two terrifying authors. First we were joined by renowned author R.L. Stine. Known as the “Stephen King” of children’s literature, R.L. Stine is best known as the creator of the children’s horror novel series Goosebumps. He also creator of the horror novels Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room. During the show he discussed the legacy of Goosebumps, his days working on the TV show Eureeka’s Castle, and the release of the new movie Goosebumps 2. Watch it, if you dare!

Next we were joined by author Michael Gingold. Michael is best known as the longtime editor of Fangoria magazine. He’s also contributed to many other publications including Rue Morgue magazine, The Motion Picture Guide, and The Blockbuster Video Guide. During the show he discussed how he became interested in horror films, appearing in films like Troma’s War and The Toxic Avenger Part II & III, and his new book Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we wore matching polo shirts, discussed out favorite movies about football, and paid tribute to actor Dick Miller. He was definitely one of the greatest actors to ever live!

The Five Count’s 10th Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Vanity 6’s Brenda Bennett…

This installment of The Five Count was our 10th annual Princemas celebration! It featured an exclusive interview with musician Brenda Bennett. Brenda is best known as a member of the groups Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. She also appeared in the film Purple Rain. During the show she discussed her early years in music, her years working with Prince, and what prompted her decision to start making music again. Merry Princemas!

During the rest of the show we discussed other radio holidays we could celebrate in addition to Princemas, Ton explained the damage that Chappelle’s Show has done to the careers of Prince and Rick James, and we tried to figure out why some men wear kilts year-round. It seems you need to posses chicken legs to pull it off!

Quit Smoking With The Five Count…

During this episode of The Five Count we helped the listeners start 2019 off right by quitting their smoking habits, paid tribute to legendary announcer and Five Count alumnus “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Ton wowed us with his high school ring. It looked like something a Planeteer would wear if they won the Super Bowl!

Make Out With The Five Count…

This was our year-end “Make Out with The Five Count” special! During the show we reflected on the year that was 2018, discussed and compared our Christmas loot, Ton tried to recruit the listeners for his kickboxing gang, and we kissed anything and everything! We’re starting off 2019 with mono!

An Evening With The Beach Boys’ Mike Love…

This was our installment of “A Five Count Christmas” for 2018. It featured an exclusive interview with singer Mike Love. Mike is best known as the founder and singer for The Beach Boys. Being from one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time, Mike is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed The Beach Boys’ history of making Christmas music, the possibility of appearing in an upcoming episode of Fuller House, and his new album Reason for the Season. Find it in a Christmas stocking near you!

During the rest of the show we discussed which celebrity guests we’d like to get on the show in 2019, exchanged Christmas gifts, and did our best to spread holiday cheer to the gentle listeners. Ton wore some mistletoe on his belt… the ultimate gag gift!