Sunday, July 8, 2018

Deep Dives and Degeneracy with Domenick Abbate

As the dust settles from the dramatic finish to Survivor: Ghost Island, we dial up Domenick Abbate to hear his reflections on his unique Survivor experience. The ins-and-outs of his game are well-documented already, and today he fills out the rest of his journey and its larger meaning in his life. What did he expect his own absence to mean for his family and does it match his wife Kristin's account, which she shared with us as she stole the stage in her own interview? How did he mature on Long Island from a young thrill-seeker to the driven and chiseled family man the world saw on Survivor, and how has the show changed his trajectory? And, if you need to escape the law or dig a grave, what's the way to go? Prepare to take many sips of coffee during this episode, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, June 22, 2018

[unlocked] Heroes vs Villains: Premiere Part 1

With the Heroes vs. Villains rewatch officially underway, we're unlocking the first part of our season premiere commentary as a free sample. As always, listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here, and if you still want more, get the weekly bonus episodes on Patreon here.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Shilling for Killing Eve with Sadie Holloway

As Jodie Comer steals our suitcase, Sandra Oh steals the show, and #Villaneve steal our heart, we invited Canada's own Sadie Holloway to talk all things Killing Eve: the twisted and enthralling relationship at the heart of the show, how ambitious it really is in pushing the boundaries of the TV crime thriller, and the creative yet enigmatic genius of Phoebe Waller-Bridge. You can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Survivor Maryland: Merge Preview with Charles Kurz and Mel Sullivan

It's merge time in College Park and today we bring in Survivor: Maryland superfans (Schuperfans?) Charles Kurz and Mel Sullivan to break down how each of the twelve candidates stacks up through the first eight electric episodes. As always, listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Challenge: Final Reckoning Draft with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

With a new season of The Challenge right around the corner, Colin is again joined by podcast mercenaries Matt Liguori and Brian Scally to settle their vendettas from last season and preview Final Reckoning in the form of a draft. As always, listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Surviving Life as a RTV Loved One with Kristin Abbate

For most reality TV fans, the contestants' loved ones are a fleeting distraction: they appear on cue from some jungle clearing or TV monitor, tug your heartstrings as required, and then disappear for good. For the loved ones themselves, those contestants going on TV leaves a massive void in their lives and can permanently change those relationships - for better or for worse. With so much attention focused on the games and their players, these perspectives are rarely found in the commentary. We did our part to fix that by chatting to Kristin Abbate, wife of Survivor: Ghost Island star Domenick and target of the fanbase's ire for being too candid about the strain that his absence put on their family. What happens when a parent and provider vanishes with no explanation? How does it feel to have hordes of internet stranges calling you a terrible wife and mother? And just what silliness do the loved ones get up to behind the scenes? Kristin takes the floor on this episode, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Survivor 36: Season In Review

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After constantly saying we'd podcast about the finale and never following through, we finally made a big move. With the new F4 format making its mark on the game in perhaps the most competitive finals ever, how do Wendell and Dom compare to each other and the all-time greats - and are these comparisons even possible? Does the crazy finish redeem this season? And will we remember it more fondly than we do now? All this and more in our wrap-up for this season, available below, here, or on iTunes here.