Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 9 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Matt and Scally are back to break down another dubious main match and game-changing double elimination below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Recognizing Kid Nation with Mario Lanza


Depending on who you ask, Kid Nation is "insane", "disturbing", and "the worst reality show of all time" - or a unique, misunderstood gem that has no parallel in its genre. Big kid and fierce Kid Nation advocate Mario Lanza joins Dom to discuss the legacy of Kid Nation, what it tells us about reality TV and society at large, and why all the haters just need to deal with it. Fix your face below, here, or on iTunes here

Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 8 Recap with Brian Scally and Colin Stone

This week Scally is joined by the eponymous Colin for a closer look at the nuances of both red skulls and foam parties below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Survivor 40: The Last Dance -- Season in Review

The friends they made along the way

The war is over and we have a champion. Tony Vlachos has been crowned the King of Survivor, something we never thought we'd get to say and expected to be more overjoyed about. How does Tony's (second!) winning game compare to the best of the best and how does this season stack up now that it's all over? How close were Natalie Anderson and Edge of Extinction to turning this season inside out? And with flights to Fiji furloughed for the foreseeable future, where does Survivor go from here? All this and more on this season's final show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 7 Recap with Brian Scally and Haley Strong

Scally is back with Canadian icon Haley Strong to break down another tense week in the Total Madness bunker and to throw their figurative noodles at Zach in the latest Challenge podcast below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Survivor 40: Jersey Sore -- Episode 13 Recap/Analysis


The finale of the most hyped season of all time is around the corner! Join us to call some shots below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 6 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Matt and Scally are back for a fast and furious recap of one of the most puzzling Challenge episodes in recent memory. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Survivor 40: Unjust Desserts -- Episode 12 Recap/Analysis

As all hell continues to break loose both globally and on our TV screens each Wednesday, we're back to break down Tony's latest apology tour, the endurance challenge that wasn't, and another hectic tribal council (now with subtitles!). Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 5 with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Hoodie Allen

This week Matt and Scally are joined by international recording superstar Hoodie Allen to break down an explosive daily challenge, the latest on Bear and Kailah, and a shocking elimination cliffhanger below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Survivor 40: Edge of Extortion -- Episode 11 Recap/Analysis

The high-wire act we've been waiting for is finally on the main stage, but was Tony's record-shattering week too much of a good thing too soon, or can he walk another once-in-a-lifetime tightrope and turn the skeptics into believers? Find out below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 4 Recap with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Kirsten MacInnis

Dom is officially the last blonde in Canada not podcasting about The Challenge as Kirsten MacInnis joins Matt and Scally to recap episode four of Total Madness, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Survivor 40: Where There's a Fiji Airwill, There's a Fiji Airway -- Episode 10 Recap/Analysis

This week Survivor called a temporary truce to celebrate one of the greatest joys the human experience has to offer: traveling with small children. And another hectic vote has left us with more questions than answers, but we still find a way to waste two and a half hours unpacking the whispers below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 3 Recap with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Haley Strong

With loyalties strewn across the board and red skulls turning the game on its head, Matt and Scally welcome RHAP icon Haley Strong back to the show to try to make sense of a house engulfed in... total madness. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

[repost] Life as a Loved One with Kristin Abbate (6/12/18)

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.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Survivor 40: Remedial Chaos Theory -- Episode 9 Recap/Analysis

On the heels of a shockingly tepid merge, we're back to break down a fleur-de-liscious week of action in Fiji, including the introduction of a brand new advantage and the world's first furniture idol. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 2 Recap/Analysis with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Greetings, earthlings! This week Matt and Scally are back to break down the second round of Total Madness and examine how the competitors are adjusting to the Red Skull twist thus far (spoiler alert: not well!). Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Survivor 40: Winners at Cold War -- Episode 8 Recap/Analysis

On paper, the most exciting merge in the history of the franchise has finally arrived, but in practice we seem to have reverted back to Day 1. Can the stalemate last another week, and who looks poised to take control when dust finally settles? Find out below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Challenge 35: Premiere Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Two star-crossed villains (Matt and Scally) have joined forces for the greater good and are back for another season of Challenge recaps, beginning with a Total Madness premiere that more than lived up to its nominative determinism. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Australian Survivor All-Stars: Wrap-Up with Dan Liebke


The overwhelming fan favourite waltzed his way to the title and... people are already kinda over it? Authentic Australian and cricket expert Dan Liebke calls in from the other side of the world to go over what David did right, what the season did wrong, and where the Golden God belongs in the international pantheon. Hear it all below, here, or on iTunes here.

[unlocked] Survivor 40: Merge Boot Draft with Matt Geoghegan (7/27/19)

Last July, Matt Geoghegan joined Colin on the Patron feed for a Winners at War merge boot draft nobody asked for or needed, and today we're back to open the time capsule and find out how they did. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

[unlocked] The Mole: Ep. 1

Everybody talks about The Mole, but no one actually *talks about* The Mole, so for our latest Patron rewatch series we'll be attempting to rectify that oversight, albeit twenty years too late. Listen to the first chapter for free below, here, or on iTunes here, then follow along with the rest at patreon.com/domandcolin.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Survivor 40: Midgame Check-In with Jordan Parhar

BBCAN Legends Week continues as Jordan Parhar returns to the show for more Survivor: Winners at War bonus coverage. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Survivor 40: Run the Yuls -- Episode 7 Recap/Analysis

Having rid the main game of anyone foolish enough to play in the era of 4:3 definition, the merge is finally on the horizon for the new schoolers and one lucky contest winner, and today we're back to spin a big wheel to predict how all the mayhem will unfold before being proven comically incorrect Wednesday night. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tiger King: The Lowe Down with Kirsten MacInnis


Hey all you cool cats and kittens! If you've logged onto Twitter or Netflix from your cage over the past week (and honestly, how could you not?), you've heard about a cast of crazies that Robyn Kass would feed you to the tigers for. Big cat lady Kirsten MacInnis joins Dom to break down Joe Exotic and friends' monkeying around, below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Survivor 40: The Queen's Gambit -- Episode 6 Recap/Analysis

It was a breakout week for fire tokens, Denise Stapley, and variance regressing to the mean as two more first-ballot Hall of Famers now find themselves on Edge of Extinction longing for the glory days of playing with Russell Hantz. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, March 20, 2020

[unlocked] Survivor 40: Confessional Draft (5/31/19)

Originally recorded May 31, 2019, the world's first (?) Survivor confessional draft has been shelved in the Patron zone for the last ten months, but with enough time having passed as to see who's off to a hot start but not so much as for anything to be certain, the time has come to check back in on another hour of outdated takes. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Survivor 40: Casual Anna on Winners at War

With COVID-19 forcing everyone indoors, what better time to check in with our (figurative) woman-on-the-street, Casual Anna, to find out which winners she'd want to be quarantined with and whom she hopes to see socially distanced from the main game soon. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Survivor 40: Kickin' It -- Episode 5 Recap/Analysis


It's time to drop our buffs and start seeing other people. Will adding a third tribe enrich the gameplay or stifle it? Was Rob doomed or did he dig his own grave? And what does the awkward saga of Wendell and Michele tell us about modern dating (nothing)? All this and more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Art of Warring in Survivor: China with Peih-Gee Law

With a complete China rewatch in the books over on the Patron feed, we're joined by Scrappy Underdog hall-of-famer Peih-Gee Law for a closer look at one of Survivor's most enduring seasons as well as her second chance at glory eight years later. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Survivor 40: Too Easy -- Episode 4 Recap/Analysis with Amanda Rabinowitz


The winners are officially at war and the knives are out. As Adam steps into the age-old role of Junior Deputy Firewood Bitch, how can he redeem himself? Has Edge of Extinction been as suffocating as people feared so far? And who's most excited to be dropping their buffs next week? Dr. Amanda Rabinowitz steps into Colin's sandals to tackle all this and more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Survivor 40: He Won't Ethan Ham -- Episode 3 Recap/Analysis

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After Wednesday's vote broke millions of hearts, we're back to pick up the pieces. Why is everyone smarter than they might appear? Is Sia's takeover of the franchise finally complete? And has Dom finally found the take that will get him cancelled?! Find out below, here, or on iTunes here.


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Survivor 40: Chaos is a Ladder -- Episode 2 Recap/Analysis

Give us this day our daily breadfruit, and forgive us our spyshacks, as we forgive those who spyshacked against us. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Upping Cheer with Sadie Holloway


If you wouldn't take a bullet for Monica, it's just because you haven't watched Cheer yet. Netflix's newest viral sensation, from the director of Last Chance U has the unlikeliest people finding a newfound obsession with competitive cheerleading and the stars of Navarro College. Sadie Holloway returns to the show to teach a British guy how to put some pep in his step and give Jerry the love he gives everyone else. Join us for that below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Survivor 40: Nerd and Shield -- Premiere Recap/Analysis



The moment every Survivor fan has theorized about is finally here - fanfiction has come to life. As the most random and glorious combinations of Survivor greats grace our screens, we're back to break down an excellent premiere of what promises to be an elite season. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

[unlocked] Survivor 40: First Boot Draft with AJ Van Gilder (5/25/19)

Originally released on the patron feed in May 2019, AJ Van Gilder returns to face off with Colin in the world's first (documented) Must Not Be the First Boot Draft. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Survivor 40: Hype Hour



It's finally here! Tomorrow, twenty of Survivor's greatest winners arrive on our screens again - some for the first time in more than a decade. Everything that can be said has been said, everything that can be drafted has been drafted - all that remains is to comb over the last influx of pre-season content and rejoice in the fact that this is all actually happening. Join us for that below, here, or on iTunes here.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

[unlocked] SurvivorAU All-Stars Draft with Mike Bloom (10/12/19)

Originally released on the patron feed in October 2019, Colin heads down under with RTV luminary Mike Bloom to draft all 24 members of the SurvivorAU: All-Stars cast before the season kicks off this Monday. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Going Full Circle (US) with Melissa Sullivan


In a tried and tested formula - take a British TV show, add some American accents, and make it a global sensation - The Circle has come to Netflix and we're all absolutely buzzing very excited to talk about it. The dastardly Colin has assumed the form of the wonderful Melissa Sullivan, who returns to cover the first season of what could be the next big reality TV franchise. What has the American version learned from its British cousin? How has the show had to adapt to the internet's biggest streaming platform? And why does a grimacing Sammie speak for us all? All this and more on this week's group chat, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Jeopardy: GOAT Discussion + 2019 Team Tournament Wrap-Up

After what could go down as the highest-stakes match-up in Jeopardy!'s entire run, we're back to break down the trivia nerd fanfic come to life that was the recent Greatest of All Time competition. Plus, it's Double Jeopardy as we follow-up on last year's podcast covering the All-Star team tournament.  Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Squaring The Circle (UK) with Melissa Sullivan



As ravenous American RTV fans look for something to fill the off-season, all eyes are across the pond where Brits are absolutely buzzing (...whatever that means) about The Circle. As the franchise prepares to go transatlantic with its US version debuting on Netflix, Melissa Sullivan joins the group chat to discuss why this show caught fire, how well it works, and what we can expect from its American counterpart. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Survivor 39: Tommy the Tank Engine -- Season in Review

Now that 2019 has mercifully come to an end, we're ringing in the new year with final thoughts on Island of the Idols, Tommy's winning game, and the season's place in Survivor history. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.