Joel Murphy, Lars Periwinkle and their friends are back with their fifth annual Hobo Madness Tournament.

Four years ago, in a tribute to two greats who passed away, they pitted the films of Philip Seymour Hoffman against the films of Harold Ramis.

Three years ago, they’ve decided to pay tribute to NBC’s last great comedy line up. The four best episodes from Parks and Recreation, Community, 30 Rock and The Office squared off to declare one ultimate winner.

Two years ago, they attempted the impossible by crowning the best Simpsons episode of all time. They broke the episodes up into four categories – Homer’s Wacky Adventures, Road Trips & Vacations, Simpsons Family Episodes and Side Character Episodes – and narrowed the field down to 24 episodes.

Last year, in honor of Bill Paxton, who squared off against an Alien, Terminator and Predator, and Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla‘s MonsterVerse, they pitted 16 monsters against each other to crown one ultimate winner. The monsters were split into two categories – sci-fi and horror – and the match ups were randomly drawn out of a hat. They also randomly drew the location of these battles, using four possible locales – Desert, Snowy Mountain, Island Jungle and Bustling Metropolis.

This year, they are pitting 18 of the world’s greatest action heroes against each other. Nine men and nine women will square off in eight randomly selected locales drawn out of a hat. Rambo, Dutch, John McClane, John Wick, Tyler Durden, Jack Burton, Indiana Jones, Dom Toretto, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ripley, The Bride, Sarah Conner, Imperator Furiosa, Katniss Everdeen, Foxy Brown, Letty Ortiz, Hanna and Gracie Hart will compete to crown one ultimate winner.

Listen each week to Hobo Radio to hear the winners (you can find the link to each round below) and make sure to leave your feedback to let the guys know what you think of their picks.


Sweet 16: Hobo Radio 471 – Altruism isn’t the weapon here

Elite Eight: Hobo Radio 472 – Like so many goldfish in baggies …

Final Four: Hobo Radio 473 – Fat deposits

Finals: Hobo Radio 474 – Flat noodle


Listen to the entire tournament on the Hobo Radio Podcast. Subscribe on iTunes or through the XML feed.