Sunday, February 25, 2018

Survivor 36: Season Preview

Jeff Probst is on an island somewhere and isn't returning our calls so we rang each other to debate what might be in Pandora's Box and which of these youngsters will be elected prom king or queen on finale night, with a few distractions along the way. As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Pre-season coverage roundup on Reddit
Quack Wabbit's Survivor writeups (Sucks thread)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Catching Up on The Challenge: Vendettas with Haley Strong, Matt Liguori, and Brian Scally

With eight episodes in the books, Colin is back with Haley Strong, Matt Liguori, and Brian Scally to catch up on the latest drama, pray for Leroy, and talk through how everyone stacks up going forward. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here, and just so you know, everyone talks shit about you whenever you leave the room.

Friday, February 16, 2018

The King of Kong with Jonny Fairplay

In the first of (hopefully) many podcasts about documentaries, Survivor legend Jonny Fairplay joins Colin to break down Seth Gordon's superb 2007 arcade soap opera The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters. Watch the full movie here, then find the podcast, below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Good Place with Haley Strong

Welcome! Everything is fine, other than Dom's takes about Parks & Rec, as Haley Strong joins us to talk through NBC's standout second-year sitcom The Good Place. As always, listen below, here, or on iTunes here. Derek?!

Celebrity Big Brother with Matt Geoghegan

Our Big Brother boycott lasted all of a week before the Omarosa effect drew us (well, Dom) back in and he reached out to pro athlete, Real Housewife, and teen heartthrob Matt Geoghegan (@mattyfresh24) to catch up on a crazy and unique season. Why is this season exceeding all expectations and what does this mean for the regular show? How is Omarosa so dangerous yet so effective? And why is Metta World Peace on an unstoppable charge towards the Big Brother crown? All this and more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Illuminating Dark with Zach Brooks

After expanding the Korean game show fandom we've moved onto German scifi thrillers with the new Netflix original Dark. With Colin stuck in the 1980s, Zach Brooks joins Dom for a journey through time to see how Dark compares to other variations on this theme and how well the show holds up before indulging in a fine British German tradition: complaining about the weather. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Big Brother Player Rankings (2018) with Taran Armstrong and Kos

In mid-2012 (!), we joined up with Eric Stein stunt double and hot take enthusiast Kos for what became our longest ever show (a high bar for us), a spirited and very, very extended debate over Big Brother player rankings. Now, over five years later, he makes his return alongside Big Brother live feed correspondent-in-chief Taran Armstrong to update those rankings and shatter that record. We discuss the winners and also-rans from the post-BB14 era, with a brief visit to our Canadian cousins, and revisit our arguments from last time before taking another crack at the debate that never dies: is Will or Dan the best of all time (or is it even one of them at all?!). Plus, in what may be a world first, an internet debate comes close to changing someone's mind!

As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

0:06:00 - The Bottom Tier
0:37:00 - Shapiro Era/pre-BB14 non-winners
1:48:45 - Modern Era/BBCAN/other notables
2:43:15 - Andy Herren
3:02:15 - Derrick Levasseur
3:15:30 - Will Kirby
3:29:00 - Dan Gheesling/GOAT Debate

RHAPpy Hour BB Winner Rankings (non-winners)