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.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Survivor 36: Finale Preview

With only a few days left before the (hopefully) thrilling conclusion, we're back for one final look at Ghost Island before results-oriented thinking sullies our takes irreversibly. As always, listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Survivor: South Africa Hype Hour + World Tour with Adam Rida



As the international Survivor sweepstakes heat up, South Africa arrived back on the scene in dramatic fashion with what many are hailing as one of the best openings of all time. Global traveler and Survivor shock jock Adam Rida suits up and joins Dom to make sense of the chaos there before going on an amazing race through New Zealand, Australia, Ghost Island, and the University of Maryland to catch up on events elsewhere. As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

1:36:30 end of South Africa/start of New Zealand
1:56 Ghost Island
2:09 Maryland
2:12 Australia rumours


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Survivor 36: Resting On Your Laurels? -- Episode 12 Recap/Analysis


As the finale draws closer, there's little time to make moves or to podcast about them, but you can find this week's offering below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Survivor 36: Requiem for a Dreamz -- Episode 11 Recap/Analysis

After what probably could have been a more colorful episode, we're back with what surely should have been a much shorter podcast. This week: What might Kellyn have been thinking to put her vote(s) on Laurel? With the latest addition to his war chest, has Domenick become the official front-runner? And how will Michael's performance impact teenagers on future seasons? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Survivor 36: Kellyn Heller -- Episode 10 Recap/Analysis with Austin Trupp


With Dom on a mission to soak up as much freedom as possible during his time in America, Survivor: Maryland creator Austin Trupp sits in to break down the latest goings-on in Fiji. Listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here, then watch the Maryland All-Stars premiere here.