Monday, July 15, 2019

Survivor 40: EoE Reactions + Zero-Vote Finalist Draft with Brian Scally

Existence is a burden, optimism is ignorance, time is a flat circle, and death awaits us all. With that in mind, newly-famous podcaster Brian Scally joins Colin for initial thoughts on the latest Survivor 40 news, plus the first ever Zero-Vote Finalist draft, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

TAR 31: Season in Review

A year removed from our Amazing Race 31 draft/preview podcast, the results are in, and today we're back to offer parting thoughts on the season as a whole through the outcome-oriented lens we've always dreamed of staring through. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Word Wars (2004)


The cutthroat world of competitive Scrabble is much more exciting and bizarre than it sounds (or possibly exactly as exciting and bizarre as it sounds) and it's the subject of one of our favourite documentaries, Word Wars. Listen along below, here, or on iTunes here as we delve into high stakes competition in a seemingly trivial pursuit.


Friday, June 21, 2019

Defrocking Fleabag with Amy


¡HOT PRIEST!

Now that we've got your attention, join Dom and fellow Phoebe Waller-Bro Amy for a sermon about a show that has people losing their minds and finding religion as well as the mysterious mind behind it all. Join the congregation below, here, or on iTunes here.

Links:
Hair is everything
Sian Clifford on playing Claire
Alan Sepinwall's review
Fleabag's fourth wall
Sex and power in Fleabag

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

BB21: Cancellation Draft with Kirsten MacInnis

Just when we thought we were out, they pull us back in, as today we return for the first time since 2016 to the bona fide hellscape known as modern Big Brother. But rather than picking winners, losers, and showmances, Kirsten MacInnis joins us to forecast how the summer will play out within the healthy, thoughtful, and supportive environment of BB Twitter as we kick off Boy-Bye Season 2019 in style with our first annual Big Brother cancellation draft. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Challenge 34 Draft with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Haley Strong

This week Colin is back with the full Challenge crew to preview the cast of "Unnamed War of the Worlds Sequel" before Jemmye and Shane spoil everything on Twitter. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Survivor 38: Rickroll'd -- Season in Review

Having made its presence felt like no other twist in history (twistory?), Edge of Extinction is officially behind us, and today we're back to break down everything that went right for Chris, what his shocking win means for the state of the game going forward, and how his path to victory affects Survivor's waning status as a game of social politics. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Survivor 40: Casual Anna Connect Four

With the ultimate battle for Survivor bragging rights officially underway, Colin brings in real-life friend Casual Anna to find out which former champions left a lasting impression on the average fan their first time(s) around. Plus, casual thoughts on the Edge of Extinction finale and the latest Challenge champion below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Survivor All-Winners Auction Draft with Domenick Abbate and Kos

As a group of iconic winners (plus your least favourite) fly out to Fiji to wrest Sandra's title from her hands, we're joined by our local gambler and controversy dispenser Kos as well as a man who came oh so close to being on that flight - Domenick Abbate - for our biennial exercise in putting our money where our mouths are. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Challenge 33: Season (Mostly) in Review with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Only a two-part finale and month-long reunion separates the next Challenge champion from their crown, and today Colin is back with social media moguls Matt Liguori and Brian Scally to catch up on the back half of the season, celebrate/mourn the most recent elimination, and handicap the remaining field as they enter the home stretch. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Survivor 38: A Rick and a Hard Place -- Episode 13 Recap/Analysis

The end is nigh, and while the range of outcomes may seem limited, the path to Final Tribal Council has never been less clear. Does a re-enterer exist who could take priority over Devens? Might Rick, Julie, and the lucky ex-Edger join forces? Or -- God willing -- is it possible we have an historic challenge beast on our hands? Find out below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Survivor 38: Ron Weasel-y -- Episode 12 Recap/Analysis with Matt Geoghegan

This week Matt Geoghegan sits in for Dom to break down another chaotic vote, mourn the loss of the season's true hero, and award the 2nd Annual Aunt Patti Memorial Loved One of the Season. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Survivor 38: Casualties of Wardog -- Episode 11 Recap/Analysis


With current dynamics as indecipherable as characters in a Game of Thrones battle scene, we're back to make what little sense we can of this week's shocking blindside, plus, first reactions to the S39 news and five inexplicable minutes on Vladimir Guerrero Jr. below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Survivor 38: Veterans Day -- Episode 10 Recap/Analysis with Kos

With Dom consumed by The Great Airport Tour of 2019, respected chinguya Kos is back to offer his thoughts on the all-winner news that's been hijacking the headlines, plus some eventual Edge of Extinction discussion sprinkled in for optics. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Survivor 38: The Too-Live Crew -- Episode 9 Recap/Analysis

Will Smith wasn't the only genie back out of his bottle this week as the spirit of JT Thomas graced Tribal Council once again and brought with it the most chaotic vote of the season. Today we're back to make sense of the mayhem, offer our haphazard predictions about where things go from here, and touch on some minor rumors that may be generating a bit of buzz in the Survivor ether. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here

Monday, April 8, 2019

Survivor 38: The Pesky Kama Splice -- Episode 8 Recap/Analysis with Kirsten MacInnis


This week we've replaced our usual blonde Canadian with someone slightly blonder and drastically more Canadian as Kirsten MacInnis joins Colin for a closer look at the latest thrilling episode of Edge of Extinction. As always, listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, April 5, 2019

[unlocked] TAR 31: Cast Preview + Draft (June 20, 2018)

Originally released as a Patron exclusive in June 2018, today's podcast sends us back in time to draft and preview the star-studded cast of The Amazing Race 31, and with the teams now officially public, non-Patrons can finally access the podcast below, here, or on iTunes here. For future season previews like this one plus weekly bonus episodes dissecting classic CBS reality, become a Dom & Colin Patron here.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Survivor 38: Rick or Mortis -- Episode 7 Recap/Analysis

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With Rick risen from the dead (like a phoenix??) and his former friends doing their best to bury him again, the first phase of Edge of Extinction has come to a whelming end. How scared should his opponents and the viewers be of his free idol adding to the two already in play? Whose edit is looking good - or looking at all - at this crucial juncture in the game? And was Joe right that voting him out was a terrible mistake? All this and more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Opening a Queer Eye with Kelly Bedard


It's time for all of you to learn to love yourselves and look good doing it. I can't help you there so I invited someone who can - my good editor and friend Kelly Bedard - to talk through the Queer Eye reboot that's revamping the lives of the helpless and hopeful everywhere (in the Kansas City limits). As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Survivor 38: Kama Chameleons -- Episode 5+6 Recap/Analysis

With the table set for a wide-open merge, we're back to break down Aubry's (temporary?) downfall, talk through the merits of two-for-one tribal councils, and haphazardly throw darts at the winner equity board. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Challenge 33: Episodes 1-6 with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

With five straight shocking eliminations in the books, Colin brings in podcast vets Matt Liguori and Brian Scally to break down the opening act of the electric War of the Worlds, then replaces them with British people you've never heard of. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Survivor 38: Rick and War-D -- Episodes 3+4 Recap/Analysis

After a week-long hiatus in solidarity with the fight against falsely imprisoned chickens, we're back to break down all the major developments from the last two episodes and check in on how the season's defining twist is looking through the first quarter (not bad!). As always, listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Survivor 38 + The Challenge 33 with Akiva Wienerkur

With Dom off on Party Island, the wheel of guests has finally landed on RAANAP/32 Fans co-host Akiva Wienerkur to join Colin for a closer look at the latest developments on Survivor: Edge of Extinction as well as MTV's non-ironic masterpiece The Challenge: War of the Worlds. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Reliving Russian Doll with Lisa Ferreira


It took just one take to deliver our takes on Netflix sensation Russian Doll as Lisa Ferreira joined Dom to unpack the mysteries of life and death (and death, and death, and...): namely, why Mike isn't all that bad; what the show has to say about agency, friendship, and suicide; and why Horse and Oatmeal may hold the secrets to the universe (which you can find below, here, or on iTunes here).

Monday, February 25, 2019

Psychoanalyzing You with Kirsten MacInnis


If Valentine's Day wasn't dispiriting enough for some people, the reaction to Lifetime's You (available on Netflix) certainly is. Dom joins fellow basic blonde Kirsten MacInnis to discuss a hot mess of a show that's somehow not a better love story than Twilight; find it below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Survivor 38: Hoop Reems -- Premiere Recap/Analysis



It's Survivor premiere time and all of us were whelmed by it! Listen to a bite-size, kid-friendly breakdown of everything that didn't happen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Bachelor: Jumping the Fence with Melissa Sullivan



Has Dom finally fallen in love... with The Bachelor?! Or will The Bachelor walk out on him? As Colton loses his mind and finds himself, the incomparable Melissa Sullivan steps in to educate Dom and his fellow casuals, give the scoop on Colton's dog, and crack the case of Cassie and Caelynn. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Jeopardy! All-Star Games Draft + Preview


Jeopardy! is back with a true tournament of champions, upstaging the Survivor premiere in the best possible way, and it's the perfect excuse to finally talk about a beloved American institution (and Alex Trebek). In an eleventh-hour-and-fifty-ninth-minute draft-of-a-draft, available below, here, or on iTunes here, we break down the teams competing for cash and glory while unloading some of the Jeopardy! views we've stored up for years.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Survivor Maryland: Victoria Zhao

In our latest Survivor: Maryland interview we get cool with Victoria Zhao, first of her name, destroyer of lampposts, forever immune. Watch the season here, then listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Survivor Maryland: Holli Rutkowski

Keeping our hands plastered to the Survivor: Maryland sundial this off-season, Colin and Austin get the inside scoop from All-Stars standout Holli Rutkowski on all of her (Terrapin) trials and tribulations. Watch the season here, then listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Survivor Maryland: Chris LeCompte

In this week's Survivor Maryland retrospective, Chris LeCompte joins us for our deepest dive to date as he talks through each of his seasons at College Park and opens up about how the game impacted his life in the real world. Watch All-Stars here, then listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Survivor Maryland: Chris Thomas


In our third Survivor Maryland: All Stars deep dive, Chris Thomas teaches us the finer points of swinging from the bottom to the top and talks through the rare transition from villain to hero. Watch the season here, then listen to the podcast below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Casual Anna Thinks: S37 Finale + S38 Returnees

With every Survivor off-season comes an increasing sense that Jeff Probst might bet a full calendar year on a throwaway comment from a fan on the street. Now more than ever, we must be in touch with what the casual audience has to say, so Colin welcomes his real-life friend Anna back to the podcast to hear how David vs. Goliath landed with the more leisurely crowd and find out which Edge of Extinction returnees are most memorable, if any. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Survivor Maryland: Jordan Schuble

Kicking off a month of many Survivor Maryland player interviews, Jordan Schuble joins us to talk through his game on All-Stars and get the ball rolling on the Austin Exposed Party. Watch the season here, then listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Challenge 33 Draft with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Haley Strong


While the season may still be months away, it's never too soon to be terrified of spoilers, so Colin welcomes back Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Haley Strong for an early draft and cast preview of MTV's forthcoming The Challenge: Fresh Meat III. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.