Episode Archives

An Evening With Kix’s Steve Whiteman…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Steve Whiteman. Steve is best known as the singer for the band Kix. Known for songs like Body Talk, Girl Money and Don’t Close Your Eyes, Kix has been making music for more than 40 years. During the show he discussed his days with Kix, the recent resurgence of ‘80s rock bands, and his new solo album You’re Welcome. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show we decided the best way to fit Ton with extra prosthetic limbs, paid tribute to Five Count alumni Jeff LaBar and Biz Markie, and gave away tickets to WWE SmackDown. See you July 30 at the Target Center!

The Five Count’s Golden Country Greats…

During this episode of The Five Count we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Ween’s 12 Golden Country Greats album, found out what makes the New Kids on the Block tick, and tried to figure out the difference between an Avon lady and a Mary Kay lady. Ton can’t decide which one he wants to be!

An Evening With Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with musician Phil Manzanera. Phil is best known as the former lead guitarist for the band Roxy Music. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the influence Roxy Music had on music, his work over the years as a producer, and his new solo album with Tim Finn called Caught by the Heart. Get your copy now!

During the rest of the show Ton ate six lbs. of Tootsie Rolls, Dustin expressed his dislike for Popeyes chicken, and we celebrated the 25th anniversary of pro wrestling’s “New World Order” faction. Much like The Five Count, the nWo is for life!

Stars, Stripes & Gift Of Gab…

During this patriotic edition of The Five Count we celebrated our nation’s birthday with the help of Burl Ives & the Boy Scouts of America, paid tribute to Five Count alumnus Gift of Gab, and discussed our undying-admiration for John Cena. God bless the United States of America!

The Five Count Is The Duckiest…

During this episode of The Five Count we discussed the exciting news that Five Count Alumnus Michael Angelo Batio is coming to Mankato, heard the incredible story of the adventures of Howard the Duck, and Ton finally buried the hatchet with his Twitter rival Billy Floyd Shouts. The hatchet was dug up again before show’s end!

An Evening With Tae Bo Creator Billy Blanks…

This special Father’s Day edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor and fitness guru Billy Blanks. Billy is best known as the creator of the fitness program Tae Bo. He’s also appeared in films like Tango & Cash, The Last Boy Scout, Bloodfist and Lionheart. During the show he discussed how he developed Tae Bo, his memories of working with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper on the film Back in Action, and his desire to continue branching out with different acting roles. Schedule a private workout with Billy Blanks right now!

During the rest of the show we explained why people should have more body hair, Ton bragged about his VHS collection, and we played all sorts of songs for your dad. Happy Father’s Day!

The Five Count’s 17-Year Anniversary – An Evening With Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’s Mark Holton…

This “17-year anniversary” edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Mark Holton. Mark is best known for his role as “Francis Buxton” in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. He’s also appeared in films like Teen Wolf, Leprechaun, Gacy, Little Giants, A League of Their Own and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! During the show he discussed his memories of working on Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, his decision to get back into acting, and how he felt when he realized the impact he had on people’s childhoods. You can find Mark on his website and Cameo!

During the rest of the show we received well-wishes from the listeners, discussed why the anniversary shows have become more intimate over the years, and observed the 10-year anniversary of the downfall of The Five Count House Band. Thanks for sticking with us all these years!

Another Chat With Comedian Louie Anderson…

The Five Count recently had another chance to speak with legendary comedian Louie Anderson. Louie has traveled the country with his beloved-brand of stand-up comedy since the early ’80s. He’s also the former host of the TV show Family Feud, star of his own cartoon show Life with Louie, and appeared in films like Coming to America, Coming 2 America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. You can see his livestream comedy special Louie, Live from Las Vegas on June 12 at rushtix.com!

The Five Count Goes To The Doctor…

This installment of The Five Count was broadcast live from the waiting room at the doctor’s office! During the show we had a lengthy discussion about wheelbarrows, Rachel told stories about battling rats in Washington, D.C., and we played all our favorite doctor songs to pass the time while we waited for our appointment. We were all battling various fungal infections!

An Evening With Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’s George McGrath…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor and writer George McGrath. George is best known as the voice of “Globey” and “Cowntess” on the TV show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. He’s also appeared on shows like Tracey Takes On and On the Television. During the show he discussed his memories of working on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, writing the script for the film Big Top Pee-Wee, and his longtime association with The Groundlings. You can still see him perform with The Groundlings to this day!

During the rest of the show we discussed the similarities between Ton and Bruce Lee, explained why we need a documentary about the making of Randy “Macho Man” Savage’s Be A Man album, and Dustin explained why too much Bob Dylan is bad for you. Happy Memorial Day!