Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Survivor 35: Merge Recap/Analysis with Austin Trupp and Casual Anna

With Dom out looking for new ways to avoid England, Colin is joined by Survivor: Maryland creator Austin Trupp to break down the merge dynamics and talk through each player's story thus far. Plus, another haphazard Edit Zone monologue and a bonus interview with a living/breathing casual fan when you listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Austin -- 2:04
Anna -- 1:24:30
Edit Zone -- 1:47:45

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Big Brother All-Stars: Week 6

As Janelle excels herself expelling Marcellas, we're here for another week of BB7 discussion. With Season 6 nominally regaining power after the fall of their leader (again), was there any chance of them regrouping? How does Marcellas being crowned mayor of the jury house affect the future jury dynamics? And just how does Chilltown keep getting away with it? All this and more on this week's episode, available below, here, or on iTunes here.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Restoring Sanity: Life After RTV

Last year's episode on RTV fans ignoring boundaries covered just one aspect of the confusing, complicated, and often lengthy process of readjusting to life after reality TV; this follow-up takes another dive into that broader topic. Poker pro and TV veteran David Williams and Big Brother contestant and commentator Jordan Parhar share their experiences as contestants and then alumni, while Big Brother Canada's official psychologist Dr Steven Stein explains his work from the other side of the curtain preparing contestants for what comes next.

As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here. If you want to give feedback, feel free to reach out via the links on the sidebar!

01:45 - Steven Stein
27:00 - David Williams
1:00:45 - Jordan Parhar

(Music: Strangers - Passenger)

Other links:
Jordan Parhar - Why I'm Retiring
David Williams - Masterchef Blogs

Survivor 35: Merge Preview with Lita Brillman

While Dom is off vigorously breastroking the English Channel to make it to America in time for Know-It-Alls, Colin is joined by RHAP fixture Lita Brillman to take a look at where everyone stacks up entering the always electric #Survivor merge.  Plus, was Ali's blindside a satisfying episode or just blatantly dishonest editing? Which combination of haphazard duos might come together to form a new majority? And after a tumultuous couple of rounds, is Ryan's star beginning to fade? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Survivor 35: Roark Walks -- Episode 5 Recap/Analysis

Roark-a-holics everywhere are drowning their sorrows this week as the club of pre-season favourites who left before their time adds another member. We drag each other over the sand dunes as we break down Ryan's decision, the threat posted by the Healers, and much more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here

Thursday, October 26, 2017

(fixed) Society, Games, and Society Game with Myles Nye

(some listeners reported that the episode was cutting off, so I've uploaded it again in its entirety)

In case you haven't watched an even more obscure Korean game show than The Genius, don't worry! The ins and outs of Society Game are just one of many topics covered in this wide-ranging conversation with Survivor challenge consultant, game and event designer, and skilled raconteur Myles Nye. You can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Check out Myles' work at Wise Guys Events.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Survivor 35: That Is Not an Advantage -- Episode 4 Recap/Analysis

The Survivor gods have breathed new life into the game and today we're back to break down both a promising swap as well as the Gimmick Advantage of the Week. What might have led Jessica to cancel Devon's vote, and was doing so actually defensible?  Might all six Healers make the merge? Plus, we weigh in on the fan community's fiercest debate: is Roark getting screen time or not? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.