Monday, October 28, 2013

Survivor 27: Enjoy the Ambiance -- Episode 6 Recap/Analysis

After launching her campaign to return before she'd even arrived at Ponderosa, Santa Probst finally gifted international recording superstar Miley Cyrus Kat her second shot at the game. Long story short, Vytas is prettayyy prettayyy good at Survivor, and after 16 days, the votes came at the inaugural JLMFOTS like a wrecking ball. But was it the right decision for the ladies? What can be made of Monica's so-far ambiguous edit?  Will anyone ever keep a clue to the hidden immunity idol? And what are our HOT TAKES on the controversy surrounding John Fincher's appearance on RHAP? Find out when you listen on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Expect the Unexpected? -- Episode 100

Fans of round numbers and arbitrary milestones that we are, we thought we'd mark our 100th episode by breaking with tradition and doing what we said we would a long time ago. And so, at long last... a podcast about something, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

On a serious note, thank you for listening to us and making this a truly fun and worthwhile endeavour.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Survivor 27: Laura Be Gone -- Episode 5 Recap/Analysis

(Apologies for the audio quality; I'm breaking in a new microphone, which should improve things going forward, but I'm still adjusting to it)

In yet another shocking blindside, the drama promised in the preview failed to materialize. Nevertheless, there was still a lot to discuss here: was Aras thinking ahead, or just overthinking? With more context about Caleb's move last week, how does it look in retrospect? In an episode where the editing was both complex and careless at times, what do the power rankings look like this week? And, just as Tadhana begins a possible resurgence, a swap threaten to snatch it away from them; or does it? This and more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Breaking Bad: Series Review with Stephen Fishbach

After a captivating six-year run, "Breaking Bad" has reached its controversial conclusion and today we sit down with the very famous Stephen Fishbach to deconstruct the finale and debate its impact on the series as a whole. So as not to needlessly spoil any innocent bystanders, we'll refrain from using specifics in this blurb, suffice to say that one of us liked it, one of us constantly made himself the swing vote, and one of us may or may not have understood all of the long words that were being so casually tossed around. Listen here or on iTunes here!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Definitive Guide to BB15 with Andy Herren

Less than a month removed from his convincing performance in the Big Brother 15 house, newly-crowned champion Andy Herren joins us to share his perspective and rationale as he talks through each week of the game. Beginning with his casting process and working through the entire three months, Andy offers his real-time thoughts on everything from his notorious room-hopping to his backup plans for framing Elissa to the real reasons he took GinaMarie to the finals. Additionally, Andy shares his stance on the cloud of controversy surrounding his season as well as what kinds of terms he's currently on with the rest of the cast. Plus, what response does he have for the vocal criticism from Big Brother legend Dan Gheesling? Find out when you listen here or on iTunes here.

Special thanks to Glenn Oke (@GlennyfromtheB) for helping set this up. Find his work HERE, including a new piece ranking the 15 Big Brother seasons from first to worst.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Survivor 27: Three and Out -- Episode 4 Recap/Analysis

It seems spending nine years in the NFL wasn't enough for Brad Culpepper to learn the value of protecting the blindside.  While his uptempo approach resulted in several uncontested drives during the game's first quarter, Survivor fans now realize what Eagles fans knew a long time ago, which is that bad things happen quickly to The Chip Kelly Offense. After a last-minute audible from GLORY BOY Caleb resulted in the latest apple of Probst's eye getting JACKED UP, Culpepper will now consult with the doctors on Revis Redemption Island to determine if he'll be able to rejoin the action later this season.

In this week's episode we tackle the merits of Caleb's impromptu blitz, debate which sleeper picks have the highest upside, wonder which Baskausas is Peyton, and evaluate the likelihood that Ciera can PUNCH IT IN. As always, you can listen on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here.

Nothing but football puns? C'MON, MAN!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Survivor 27: Grow Up, Peter Pan -- Episode 3 Recap/Analysis ft. Gary Wise

In a season which has planted its flag on forcing emotion to critically impact game decisions, we're joined by a true family man to shed some much needed light on the merits of thinking with unselfish priorities, Pinnacle Sports' Gary Wise.

What can be said about Colton's fittingly gutless exit that Probst hasn't already said himself? What can the viewers, CBS, and Colton himself learn from this mess? Plus, how does Rupert's performance this season affect his Survivor legacy? Who do we have to tip to get some Tina, Tyson, or Hayden on our televisions? And will Vytas become Aras's long term foil or might we see the ultimate redemption? Find out when you listen to the episode on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here.