Monday, April 27, 2015

Survivor 30: Episode 10 Recap/Analysis + Season 31 Preview with Jay Fischer

We saw another stellar display of character this week from what Jeff Probst called 'the best group of people I think we've ever had'. With Colin busy fraternizing with the enemy (/Ron Weasley), I invited our old friend Jay Fischer to diagnose the personality flaws of the strangers on our screen this season. How did Mike go from hero to zero (until he wins anyway) in one episode? Is Dan's extra vote really a Golden Ticket, and why should people in Great Glass Elevators not throw stones? And Will can blame the editing, but why is he still a bitch? All this, plus an hour long breakdown of the cast, metagame, and concept of Survivor 31, on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

(Survivor 31 discussion starts at around 1:37:30)


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Survivor 30: Fool Me Thrice -- Episodes 8+9 Recap/Analysis

Having spent the last ten days vigorously honing our oversized floating slide technique, we're back today to break down the last two episodes of Worlds Apart. How differently might we be appreciating the season if it hadn't been hyped as aggressively as Game of Thrones? What's the optimal amount of Survivor fandom to display when actually playing? And which comically oversimplified female archetype will Shirin ultimately embody? Find out when you listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Genius: Season One in Review (Part 2)

Dear respected sunbaes,

Of course we meant to give you more Genius podcasts, so today we're back to pick up where we left off in Part 1, covering everything from Open/Pass through the end of the first season.  Hear our final evaluations of the players, learn how to beat an 11-cube, and find out who definitely doesn't look like a lesbian when you listen here or on iTunes here. We will always respect, follow, and worry about you. We love you.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Survivor 30: A Merican Sniper -- Episode 7 Recap/Analysis with Kos Kosdrosky

With Dom's crippling anti-(a)Mericanism leaving him bedridden since Wednesday's merge, our old friend Kos Kosdrosky returns to share his characteristically scalding takes on both Worlds Apart as well as the rumors for Survivor 31. Is MERICA the worst merge tribe name of all time? Are the editors are out-thinking edgic? And who is the real Probstbait this season? All that and more when you listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

SPOILER ALERT: Discussion about the Survivor 31 rumors begins at the 1hr11min mark. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Genius: Season One in Review (Part 1)

Currently, a podcast is being delivered to somebody, as we're back to begin our coverage of arguably the greatest reality game ever, South Korea's "The Genius".  In today's episode we examine everything from the series premiere up through Catch the Burglar, dissecting both the theoretical strategic ideas for the games as well as the actual players and events. If you haven't seen "The Genius" yet, click here, catch up, and check back in with us when you're not such a hoobae. For the sunbaes out there, you can listen to this episode on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.