Sept. 9, 2022

Top 5 Favorite Things About the Monarchy

We kept calm and carried on with today's show featuring a special call from King Charles and all of us talking about history without having done any research beforehand. Cheerio. Host: Brian Ernst Contestants: Mitch Brinkman ...

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Aug. 29, 2022

Top 5 Reasons Summer Sucks

We're breaking the form today as only Brian reveals his hot take that summer is the absolute worst as Mitch and Nathan must come to an agreement on what to award Brian's babble. Hosts: Mitch Brinkman and Nathan Hennenfent Con...

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Aug. 15, 2022

Top 5 Directors with the Best 3-Film Streak

Who's got consistent bangers in a row? We scour IMDB to see which directers put out the best 3 features in a row. Host: Mitch Brinkman Contestants: Nathan Hennenfent v. Brian Ernst Below are the tools we use to put …

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July 25, 2022

Top 5 Travel Mishaps

How many times have you had issues traveling either to work, back home, or halfway around the world? I bet they don't compare to Mitch's stories this week, but Nathan gives him a run for his money. Also, Fast Five …

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July 11, 2022

Top 5 Methods of Extreme Procrastination

Yes we know we've talked about procrastination before, but we were putting off the real good stories until now. Host: Nathan Hennenfent Contestants: Brian Ernst v. Mitch Brinkman Below are the tools we use to put together the...

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June 27, 2022

Top 5 Celebrities to Have as Grandparents

The boys are back and in-person to discuss faces from the big and small screen to spoil them on weekends. Host: Brian Ernst Contestants: Mitch Brinkman v. Nathan Hennenfent Below are the tools we use to put together the show....

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May 2, 2022

Top 5 Modes of Transportation

Real or fictional, these are the modes of transportation Brian and Mitch flock to. Nathan also reveals his Fast Five Chairs of all time. Host: Nathan Hennenfent Contestants: Brian Ernst v. Mitch Brinkman Look no further for f...

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April 25, 2022

Episode 100! | Top 5 Weekly Rituals

100 Episodes! Holy moly! You know what you get for us reaching such an accomplishment? Just another episode! Since Über Cinco is a weekly ritual for you, the listener, we thought we'd hash out some other weekly rituals we ten...

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April 18, 2022

Top 5 Retirement Activities

It's the 2060s, perhaps the 2070s and the Biz Bear Boys have retired. If we survive climate change, WWIII and WWIV, and the great Locust Rush of '54, here's what we'll do with retirement. Also, the fast five ways we …

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April 11, 2022

Top 5 Things That Should Become Board Games

Longtime listener, first-time contestant Maggie Jo faces off against the Ginger Prince, Mitchell, as they each design the theme, mechanics, and rules of what board games they'd like to play. Don't forget to stick around for B...

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April 4, 2022

Top 5 People Who Need to Be Slapped on Stage

This year's Oscars was a wake-up call. It's only appropriate to slap people on stage that truly deserve it, so we did the Lord's work and found those people for you. Also, Nathan makes Brian guess what bands people are …

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March 28, 2022

Top 5 Bones to Pick with People in Public

You've had a bad day and an even worse week, and some jabroni cuts in line at the sushi buffet. I bet you'd have a bone to pick with that jerk! Listen to find out what other bones we'd pick …

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March 21, 2022

Top 5 Celebrities To Have As Family Members

Toss the family drama out the window! They have been replaced with A-Listers you picked up at the local theater. They were lost, now they are members of your family. The Fast Five: VR Experiences No One Asked For. …

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March 7, 2022

Top 5 Questions Amongst Buds

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have a slightly different show for you this week. Instead of a typical top five list, Mitch and Brian are asking five questions of each other as this twosome episode of U5 is head-to-head a...

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Feb. 28, 2022

Top 5 Reasons to Use Pen & Paper

This week Mitchell and Nathan defend their uses of pen & paper starting the show with an uncomfortable staredown. Host Brian, on the other hand, brings us back down into the gutter with his Fast Five Celebrity Winery Misfires...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Top 5 TV Crossover Couples

Today's game finds unlikely pairings from classic TV as today's nostalgic Fast Five forces us to relive the Top 5 ways our parents distracted us from on-screen nudity. Host: Mitch Brinkman Contestants: Nathan Hennenfent v. Br...

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Feb. 14, 2022

Top 5 Transactions

The BizBear den welcomes friend of the show Steve Moore to go paw-to-paw with single-fan-favorite (his mom) Mitch Brinkman to reveal their top transactions of all time. And jumping on the bandwagon late, Brian gives his Fast ...

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Feb. 7, 2022

Top 5 TV Shows You Hate-Watch

You love to hate 'em folks! Brian and Nathan reveal their guilty pleasures they hate-watch. Don't forget to stick to the end for Mitch's Fast Five, the Top 5 Kisses. Become a supporter on Patreon See our faces on YouTube …

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Jan. 31, 2022

Top 5 Tom Hanks Movies

The BizBear Boys duke it out over their favorite Hanx performances in an episode that we had to do absolutely zero research for. We're talking from the heart today as Brian and Mitch reveal their favorite Hanx films while Nat...

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Jan. 24, 2022

Top 5 Things Learned From Attending An All Boys School

When a topic requires experience, you get the experts. That's why we brought in special guest Robert Callahan to go against familiar favorite Mitch Brinkman in revealing their endeavors attending all boy high schools and what...

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Jan. 17, 2022

Top 5 Summer Camp Activities

Good morning campers! Welcome to sleepaway camp or basketball camp or whatever camp! Mitch and Nathan debate their very different camp experiences as Western Illinois goes against the Minnesota wilderness. Host Brian closes o...

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Jan. 10, 2022

Top 5 Things You'll Never Change About Yourself

It's 2022 and we're tacking the anti-resolution, digging into our selfish ways, and revealing the things that are so awesome about ourselves that we shouldn't change them...EVER! Brian and Nathan go toe to toe as Mitch keeps ...

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Jan. 4, 2022

It's Another Über Cinco Clip Show | Best of Fast Fives

Welcome, 2022. Do better. With that out of the way, listener, please enjoy another clip show showcasing the best of the fast fives we didn't get to highlight from 2021. We'll be back next week, fresh from vacation with a …

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Dec. 28, 2021

Über Cinco, A Festivus Miracle 2012

We are deviating from the usual format this week because we got a lot of problems with you people! In true Seinfeldian Fashion, Brian and Nathan air their grievances, complete a feat of strength and hoist up their own Festivu...

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Dec. 20, 2021

Top 5 Christmas Foods To Look Forward To

The BizBear Boys welcome back magical Christmas guest Mitchell Conti to square off against our very own Mitchell to find the ultimate Christmas foods. Nathan swings his gavel with an iron fist as this week's judge, while host...

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Dec. 13, 2021

Top 5 Christmas Presents That Changed the Course of Your Childhood

Strike up the lights and put up the tree...and reach underneath for the biggest present with your name on it. We're going nostalgia today folks as Mitch relives his sports fantasies and Brian takes you through highly targeted...

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Dec. 6, 2021

Top 5 Days That Need to Be Winter Holidays

Brother Brinkman joins as U5's second-ever guest host to guide Mitch and Brian through their heart-warming and some cold-hearted holidays they want to see added to the calendar. And don't forget to stick around until the end ...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Top 5 Terrible Moments In Christmas Movies

We here in the BizBear Den love cozying up with our favorite Christmas movies, but aren't blind to the problematic and downright terrible moments that pluck you right out of the Xmas spirit. Brian and Nathan reveal their top ...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Top 5 Things You Are Thankful For in 2021

Brian and Mitch dig deep to give you the things they're thankful for while Nathan reserves his Fast Five insincere "thank you's" to close out the show. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcor...

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Nov. 15, 2021

Top 5 Personalities You Can't Trust

You've met them. You've worked them. You may even have been friends with them. And worst of may be one. These are the top personalities you can't trust. Nathan and Brian take you through their lists as Mitch lays …

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Nov. 8, 2021

Top 5 Hot Streaks

Line 'em up, knock 'em down! Wash, rinse, repeat! These are Brian and Nathan's Top 5 Hot Streaks that either they participated in or deserve to have a light shined upon them. Speaking of shiny, Mitch's Fast Five Tiffany & …

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Nov. 1, 2021

Top 5 TV Characters You'd Butt Heads With

If you were dropped into the world of a sitcom, who would you fight the most? Nathan and Mitch have their answers as host Brian reveals his Fast Five Names for Americanized Dojos. This podcast uses the following third-party s...

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Oct. 25, 2021

Top 5 Halloween Rituals

Time for the spooky, the terrifying, the somewhat humble traditions Mitch and Brian enact every Hallow's Eve as Nathan delivers his Fast Five Halloween Costumes for Household Items! This podcast uses the following third-party...

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Oct. 18, 2021

Top 5 Prequels

Let's go back to the beginning! This week Brian and Mitch go back a smidge to throw down their Top 5 Prequels which can be from any medium as host Nathan gives you his Fast Five Asses (Family Friendly Folks). …

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Oct. 11, 2021

Top 5 Combinations

Mix 'n match, slap together, special recipe! Whatever that secret memorable sauce is, we're gonna lay it on the line this week. Nathan and Brian reveal their Top 5 Combo lists that have a lot less fast food on them …

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Oct. 4, 2021

Best of Fast Fives So Far

Hello BizBear nation. Due to a sudden bear attack in the studio, we are without a fresh episode this week, but please enjoy the best of our Fast Fives so far in 2021. Also, please visit to try our …

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Sept. 27, 2021

Top 5 Sisters

Whether they took their vow or happen to be the best sibling, our boys Mitch and Nathan duke it out over the Top 5 Sisters of all time. Don't forget to stick around for Brian's Fast Five Nicknames for Your …

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Sept. 20, 2021

Top 5 Smells

Yes, it was us. We supplied it and won't deny it. Join us on a journey of heartfelt smells that trigger some of Brian and Nathan's fondest memories while Mitch closes out the show with the fast five ways to …

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Sept. 13, 2021

Top 5 Workplace Mishaps

We are going customer-facing while exceeding bandwidth at the corporate level by hitting KPIs and circling back on last year's trends to make sure our profit trickles down through our synergized vertical integration. Whether ...

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Sept. 6, 2021

Top 5 Ways to Annoy Your Sibling

We here at Ü5 are all 1 of 2. In this episode, Mitch and Nathan reveal their top 5 ways they were annoyed or were annoyed by their sibling as a sprinkling of sidetracks and anecdotes reveal several other annoying …

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Aug. 30, 2021

Top 5 Snacks Where Portion Control Doesn't Exist

In the back of the pantry. In a secret bag in the bottom freezer. In that drawer that no one knows about. This is where your go-to snacks lie! We're talking that sweet, salty, and/or savory treats that you can't …

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Aug. 23, 2021

Top 5 Headlines from the Week You Were Born | 1986 v. 1990

An eighties baby and a big wet boy who has only seen the eighties in the movies go head to head in this showdown of newsmaking events. Unique strategies see Nathan take a ride in international waters and Brian keeps …

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Aug. 16, 2021

Top 5 Schemes You've Hatched

Fast Five: Royal Titles You Do Not Want Host: Brian Ernst | Mitch Brinkman vs. Nathan Hennenfent Get rich quick, pyramids, and usurping power are all great examples of classic schemes. Listen up as the Uber Cinco dudes serv...

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Aug. 9, 2021

Top 5 Reasons to Disappear

Did you do something wrong? Are you trying to avoid responsibility? Did your plan to become fiscally independent go off the rails? All are possible in this week's edition of Über Cinco, where worldly contestants Mitch Brinkma...

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Aug. 2, 2021

Top 5 Actors That Have Won Razzies

And the Razzie goes to... Join Uber Cinco's Mitch Brinkman and Nathan Hennenfent as they reveal and defend their choices of actors that either didn't live up to their usual caliber or maybe, just maybe, earned exactly what th...

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July 26, 2021

Top 5 Memorable Bodily Functions

Fast Five: Reasons To Put Your Fist in Your Mouth Host: Mitch Brinkman | Nathan Hennenfent vs. Brian Ernst This week the contestants battle wits and poise as they suss out the most Memorable Bodily Functions they can think of...

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July 19, 2021

Top 5 Ways to Quit in Glory

Host: Nathan Hennenfent | Brian Ernst vs. Mitch Brinkman Fast Five: Buckets Who doesn't have a fantasy of how they'd leave their job? The BizBear Boys have some ideas that may be able to help you flesh out your plan …

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July 12, 2021

Top 5 Backhanded Compliments

Host: Brian Ernst | Nathan Hennenfent vs. Mitch Brinkman Fast Five: Worst Places for Your Car to Break Down Do you ever overanalyze and obsess over what a friend or relative said to you? Especially when they utter a complimen...

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July 5, 2021

Top 5 Ways We Should Celebrate America

Put your hand over your heart, and pledge your allegiance to BizBear, because this week, we go 'Merica all over the place. Hear the top ways Brian and Mitch think we should be celebrating America. And don't forget to stick …

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June 28, 2021

Top 5 Events You've Witnessed In Person

A rare in-person episode sees the BizBear Boys listing off some of the most memorable events they've ever witnessed with their own eyes. Mitch leads Brian and Nathan to reveal and defend their events closing with a Fast Five:...

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