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September 8, 2021
Survivor All-Time Top 40 Rankings | #2: Cagayan
Survivor All-Time Top 40 Rankings | #2: Cagayan Welcome the the Survivor All-Time Top 40 Rankings podcast. Rob Has a Podcast reached out to thousands of dedicated Survivor fans on the ultimate quest to compile the definitive ranking of Survivor seasons. Each week, Rob Cesternino will be joined by a panel of guests to countdown the top 40 chart. Along the way, we’ll take a look back at each season and highlight some of the standout moments, players, and moves. Show us your llama impression as we hit the second BEST season of Survivor on our countdown… Survivor: Cagayan. Rob welcomes Mr. 90 Day Fiancé, Pooya ( Is this season where you expected it to fall? Is it too low? Too high? What season will we discuss next week? Share your Top 40 tweets with us by tagging For even more Survivor history, check out where Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler take an even closer look at each season. Catch up on all of our top 40 rankings with this . Looking for more Survivor coverage? <a href=" All-Time Top 40 Rankings...
July 14, 2020
Wiggle Room: Cagayan Merge with Josh Wigler
Survivor 28 Episode 7 Wiggle Room with Josh Wigler Rob Cesternino is joined by Josh Wigler to discuss all that happened during episode 7 of Survivor: Cagayan, the twenty-eighth season of Survivor in the “Wiggle Room.” The episode originally aired on April 2, 2014 and was titled “Head of the Snake.” First, Rob and Josh talk about their thoughts about the episode, its place in history, and much more as Rob Has a Podcast continues a weekly rewatch of the most influential Survivor episodes over the 40 seasons and 20 years of the show’s history! Then, Rob and Josh conduct a song parody competition, coming off its 6th installment called the “Wandoff” where the listeners submit song parodies of the episode and the listeners are tasked with voting on their favorite from the week. Schedule of the RHAP Offseason Rewatch Podcasts * 5/31 – Survivor 1 Premiere Know-It-Alls with Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach * 6/1 – Survivor 1 Premiere Wiggle Room with Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler * 6/4 – Survivor 1 Premiere RHAP B&B with Mike Bloom, Liana Boraas, and Shannon Guss * 6/4 – Survivor 1 Premiere Why __ Lost with David Bloomberg and Jessica Lewis * 6/8 – Survivor 2 Episode 2 Wiggle Room with Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler * 6/9 – Survivor 2 Episode 2 Why __ Lost with David Bloomberg and Jessica Lewis * 6/10 – Survivor 2 Episode 2 RHAP B&B with Mike Bloom and Liana Boraas * 6/15 – Survivor 4 Episode 3 Wiggle Room with Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler * 6/16 – Survivor 4 Episode 3 RHAP B&B with Mike Bloom, Liana Boraas, and Akiva Wienerkur * 6/17 – Survivor 4 Episode 3 Why __ Lost with David Bloomberg and Jessica Lewis * 6/22 – Survivor 29 Episode 4 Wiggle Room with Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler * 6/23 – Survivor 29 Episode 4 RHAP B&B with Mike Bloom and Liana Boraas * 6/25 – Survivor 29 Episode 4 Why __ Lost with David Bloomberg and Jessica Lewis * 6/29 – Survivor 15 Episode 5 Wiggle Room with Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler * 6/30 – Survivor 15 Episode 5 RHAP B&B with Mike Bloom and Liana Boraas * 7/1 – Survivor 15 Episode 5 Why __ Lost with David Bloomberg and Jessica Lewis * 7/6 – Survivor 13 Episode 6 Wiggle Room with Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler * 7/8 – Survivor 13 Episode 6 RHAP B&B with Mike Bloom and Liana Boraas * 7/8 – Survivor 13 Episode 6 Why __ Lost with David Bloomberg and Jessica Lewis * 7/13 – Survivor 28 Episode 7 Wiggle Room with Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler * 7/14 – Survivor 28 Episode 7 RHAP B&B with Mike Bloom and Liana Boraas * 7/15 – Survivor 28 Episode 7 Why __ Lost with David Bloomberg and Jessica Lewis Show Links * * (created by Jason Curtis Rivera) * (votes compiled by Curt Clark) * (maintained by Alex Rubino and Bob Mihocik) * Full Playlist of Wandoff Entries for Patrons only (compiled by Randy Knuppel)
August 12, 2014
Survivor 2014: Tony Vlachos on a Summer Survivor Know-It-Alls Sleepover
Watch the Show on YouTube – RSVP for the LIVE Event Listen to the Podcast: Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach get together for a special LIVE edition of the Survivor Know-It-Alls with the winner of Survivor Cagayan, Tony Vlachos. Tony begins by discussing his edit and how people view his controversial moves as wrong. He says that the episodes did not show enough of his strategy talk in confessionals and as a result, it threw fans off. Tony says that the biggest thing people—including Rob and Stephen—have wrong about him is that his moves were impulsive and wrong at the time. Stephen, Rob, and Tony then discuss another controversial move of Tony’s: lying about being a police officer. Stephen asks Tony if lying to people about being a cop was the wrong move. Tony says that he lied about being a cop because people were more likely to dislike a cop than a construction worker. He says telling Sarah he was not a cop was a necessary lie because he had told Cliff and Woo already that he was a construction worker. Tony says police officers are stereotyped as sharp, quick, and athletic, so it felt more comfortable to him to lie about his profession. Rob and Stephen ask Tony if the spy shack he made to spy on people, which was portrayed as more comedic on the show, actually worked. Tony says that production sacrificed footage of his spying; he says he would spend upwards of 2 hours a day hiding in the spy shack and listening to conversations. The conversations he would hear helped him decide that Cliff had to go, as Cliff was the one gunning against Tony and Trish. He says that the spy shack was important in helping him decide that Cliff had replaced him with Lindsey in the alliance of Woo, Cliff, and Tony. This helped Tony decide to get Cliff and Lindsey out. Rob asked how Tony became so close with others when they merged. Tony says that he would come clean to people about things he had said in the past, so it helped him become closer with the people his enemies were pitting him against. Tony says that coming clean before Tribal Councils helped him as he was never outed for saying information that would get people to turn on him. For example, he came clean to Woo about calling him “Weasel Woo,” expecting that it would come out during Tribal Council anyway. It would end with Woo replying at Tribal Council that he had already heard about that and as a result it would not damage Tony’s game. He believes coming clean to Sarah about being a cop also helped him as it created Cops R Us and got Sarah to trust Tony. Rob asks Tony if he thinks he might have done twice the amount of work he needed to win during his time on Survivor. In hindsight, Tony agrees, but believes that it felt necessary to him at the time to work as hard as he did and to think five or six moves ahead. Stephen asks Tony who were the true strategic players of the season. Tony names LJ, Spencer, Alexis, and Tasha as strategic players. Tony disagrees that Kass was making strategic moves. Pre-merge, Tony’s relationship with Sarah was hurt by him cheering “Top 5!” after a competition. Tony says that the cheering was a purely emotional outburst that he had not planned, and that it hurt his group before Kass came over to the new Solana Tribe’s side. Stephen asks Tony if the way he got LJ out was a smart move. Tony says that by acting paranoid to LJ about Woo, he got LJ to lay his cards down, and made Tony look like less of a target. It made LJ oblivious to the fact that all along Tony was setting his sights on getting LJ out. Furthermore, Tony says this was part of his jury management plan to make LJ like him. Tony says that by discussing his loyalty and saying that he put his game in jeopardy to save a member of his all...
June 19, 2014
Rob Has a Chaoscast: Interview with Kass McQuillen
Listen to the Podcast: Kass McQuillen has driven down south to be Rob’s special in-studio guest and discuss her 38 days on “Survivor: Cagayan.” Kass starts out by assessing Rob’s “man cave” in comparison to her husband’s barn. She also shares that she does not like the attention that comes from being on the show, but it’s harder to avoid in her small town. Rob breaks down Survivor Cagayan from the Perspective of Kass McQuillen Kass breaks down the struggles of the Brains tribe in the early days, and her thoughts on David, who Rob thought would have made great TV had he lasted longer in the game. Kass found the conflict among the alpha males on Luzon amusing. She gives more detail on the rice dumping situation with J’Tia and Garrett’s idol clue. She also says that telling J’Tia she was going to vote for her was a mistake, but one that didn’t hurt her in the long run and in fact helped her. Kass details why she elected to work with Tasha and J’Tia over Spencer and Garrett. Rob and Kass then compare and contrast elements of her game to two-time winner Sandra’s gameplay. Kass explains that keeping Spencer over J’Tia was a last-minute decision, and Jeff Probst influenced it more than Spencer. Next Rob and Kass go into the tribe swap and how the three Brains came back to working together and the decision to vote out Alexis. Rob asks Kass if she feels “intentional Matsinging” would ever be a good idea, as the Brawns had never been to tribal council by that point. Then they go into Kass’s decision to flip at the merge and her personality clash with Sarah. Kass points out that Spencer was more close with Sarah and Jeremiah, and so she felt the only person she betrayed with that flip was Tasha. Kass talks about her conversations with Tony and Trish during the merge and letting them feel comfortable approaching her. She mentions she wanted to rope in Jefra but Spencer didn’t think it was a good idea. Kass describes how Sarah would discuss getting back with Tony and Trish and just promising the Brains top seven, rather than final four. She felt flipping was in her best interest. She says she didn’t flip out of spite, but it did feel good and it was hilarious that two idols were flushed as well. Rob asks her why she didn’t wait with the move until later in the game. Kass says she was willing to work with Spencer and Jeremiah after the flip, but not Tasha and Morgan because they wouldn’t talk to her or were rude. She thinks everyone was so mad because they all expected her to be their goat. Kass felt Spencer had a lot of opportunities to switch it up, such as at the Jefra vote, but he never told anyone about his idol. Kass didn’t feel the need to convince him to do so because she liked the story of going up against two Brawns in the end. Kass talks about why she suspected Spencer had the idol. Then Rob asks Kass about being blindsided about the LJ vote. Kass didn’t have a chance to see LJ play so she didn’t feel she could assess whether he was a good player. She talks about how he went to a bunch of different people with final 3 deals as well, likely because he noticed Tony, Trish and Woo were unbreakable. Next they talk about the Jefra vote. Kass was less thrilled about this blindside. She thought it was stupid to not get Spencer out. She thinks Tony was too nervous that Jefra considered flipping on him, but that the fear was irrational about a women’s alliance. Logically, Spencer was a big challenge threat but Jefra was not. She says Tony didn’t realize that Jefra would never pull the trigger on a big flip. Kass talks about how Tony would make fun of Spencer’s strategy and be condescending toward the women. Kass goes into why Tasha didn’t vote for Tony in the end. Kass found his misogynistic comments funny but Tasha didn...
May 31, 2014
Survivor 2014: It’s a RHAP, A Cagayan Closeout Special
Listen to the Podcast: Coming to you live from the conclusion of the Cagayan season, it is Rob Cesternino joined with Josh Wigler. Weeks after the end of the season, Rob still feels good about not only the winner and season itself but also the coverage the podcast had for the season. Josh enjoyed the return to form Survivor has been able to do this season, as his memories of One World have been pushed aside for this season. Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler review Survivor Cagayan and answer your questions on a special edition of Rob Has a Podcast. The shift from where the show seemed to be heading at the conclusion of One World to where we are now is as clear as night and day. Josh enjoyed his experience being at the live finale, especially with the changes made for the latest finale. Josh got to speak with the final 4 in person and was really surprised in one of his chats compared to the other 3. Josh had loads of praise for Tony during his interview and even brought in a specialist to translate the llama talk. Josh can be seen at the finale right after Spencer is voted out during the war vet segment. The guys felt that the next season is in the works for being possibly the most erratic season ever as the next cast uses Tony’s game as a basis for their own games. Rob also thought the hopes for returnees have diminished due to this season as well. Tony’s game was compared to another god/TP idol winner, Yul Kwon. Josh found it hard to describe what makes a season great, but he did say he didn’t want “mactors” in the cast. Josh did like starting with 3 tribes and thought it should be used every once in a while but not too often. How tribe swaps impacted gameplay also was discussed as necessary for interesting stuff later on. Josh also said that Redemption Island was best used in a Blood vs Water season and is pleased with its return in the same capacity as before. Rob showcased Nicole’s psychic abilities from the Cagayan preview show with shocking results. The guys go into the fashion sense of Probst and then their personal rankings of seasons. RHAP’s friend Dalton Ross had his top 5 rankings of seasons read by Rob as well. The controversial topic of intentionally Matsing-ing rears its ugly head again as the idea is floated around. The theory of new types of bluffs also was spoken about as a future prospect for later seasons along with how players should deal with such lies by going to Probst and production. Rob wanted to know if players are more likely to go after the hashtags and episode titles. The guys speculated about if there was any funnier moment than the auction or the llama talk. They then thought Woo was a master of funny moments. Sarah and LJ were given the award for most likely to be forgotten from this season as Kass was the one more likely to be remembered as time goes on. Morgan vs RC in terms of return-ability was also discussed in the good looks category. Kass’ chances in a another season was also a discussion point, which was determined to be dependent on the adjustments to her social game and her second season’s tribe structure. Rob reveals that he was crushed by AJ Mass in their personal Survivor Fantasy draft, with AJ having all 5 of the final 5 on his team. Josh felt the breakdown of the individual immunity wins was a shock with the Brains dominating in them despite their poor start to the season. The meaning of swearing on loved ones was also spoken of as being totally different in today’s game than in seasons past. Everyone’s favorite Survivor family that rhymes with Antz is getting a new TV show and Rob spoke of a future podcast with them about that. Tony’s future prospects were also discussed as being a rough road. Rob veers into Breaking Bad territory in his talks of Survivor characters with comical results. Wrapping up the RHAP-up, Rob spoke about several news headlines that relate to Survivor this season with...
May 27, 2014
Survivor 2014: A Sitdown with Spencer to Recap All of Cagayan
Listen to the Podcast: Spencer Bledsoe, the 4th place finisher of “Survivor: Cagayan,” is in studio with Rob to accept his trophy for RHAP Fan Favorite Player of the Season. Spencer is excited to not only have his own podcast bell atop the trophy, but to get the leftover prize package from Hayden’s win last season. Spencer says he’s just gone through the craziest 48 hours of his life, but coming on Rob Has a Podcast was at the top of his priority list and winning the POTS award made up for losing the game. Spencer Bledsoe’s Post-Finale Interview to Recap His Fourth Place finish in Survivor Cagayan and Fan Favorite Victory Rob asks Spencer if his speech to the jury is what sealed the deal for Tony’s win. Spencer says that during a commercial break in the finale, Tyler Perry told him that he indeed did change the jury’s mind. However, Spencer doesn’t think he changed things to flip the vote– maybe only one or two people, such as Jefra and Sarah, were on the fence. He says he could have actually lost Tony a vote because Kass told him she almost flipped her vote to Woo after his speech. Spencer says he felt genuinely bad for Woo at his game decision but he wanted a good story and the best player to win. Spencer talks about what a great character Tony was, and Rob and Spencer agree that he represents a different type of winner and it was compelling to follow him all season. Spencer says that while Tony had an impulsive nature, people underestimate how calculated he was. He showed that big moves can lead to winning, something Jeff Probst is sure to love. Rob and Spencer talk about what would have happened with a Woo vs Kass vote, and remark how Cochran really predicted a likely scenario but couldn’t foresee that Woo wouldn’t take Kass to the end. Spencer points out the irony that by winning that immunity, Woo lost himself the game. Kass was a second or less away from winning, and if she had won the necklace she would’ve taken Woo and he would have won the game. Spencer explains why he disagrees with Rob that Kass played a better game than Woo. He thinks Kass played an actively bad game, and he saw that throughout the season since he was playing with her from Day 1. Rob wants Spencer to break down what went so wrong with the Brains tribe and why the guys couldn’t work together. Spencer points out some of his flaws as a player early in the game and wishes he had done something to prevent Garrett’s decision to talk about the vote in front of the entire tribe. Rob thought Woo’s move was the worst move of all time and convinces Spencer, who initially suggests Colby’s decision to take Tina or Erik giving up immunity. Spencer also talks about what it was like to be on the bottom when there were 4 people left on Luzon, the amazing luck of his tribe swap, and the decision to target Alexis after the swap. Spencer also shares regrets about burning a bridge with Kass after her flip and calls Trish the most underrated player of the season. Trish put out Tony’s fires, had an awesome social game, and was able to convince Kass to flip and Jefra not to flip. Spencer also breaks down the mad treasure hunt where Woo stole his idol clue and gives Kass credit for knowing he had the idol. He also gives Tony credit for doing a great job of keeping people with him, even when he kept them in the dark. Spencer thinks he should have tried to blow things up more around camp and also discusses his regret about not leveraging the idol with Jefra to get her to flip to his side. Rob and Spencer then talk about other strategies he could have tried with the idol during the “Jeremy” vote out. They also talk about the pattern of the votes being a blindside followed by a predictable vote, Spencer putting poison in Tony’s ear about a women’s alliance, and Spencer’s relationship with Tasha during ...
May 22, 2014
Survivor 2014: Cagayan Final Four Exit Interviews with Tony, Woo, Kass and Spencer
Listen to the Podcast: On the morning after the Survivor Cagayan finale, Rob Cesternino talks about the season with the final four players. Rob hosts his final exit interviews of the season with the winner of Survivor Cagayan, Tony Vlachos, followed by Yung “Woo” Hwang, Kass McQuillen and finally, Spencer Bledsoe. Exit Interview with the Winner of Survivor Cagayan, Tony Vlachos: After such an exciting season, Rob has the opportunity to speak with the man at the center of all the drama, Tony Vlachos. In this interview, Rob talks to Tony about the following topics: * How much did Tony suspect that he could get Woo to stick with him at Final 3 and did that play a part in not voting to force a tie with Spencer? * How close was Tony to thinking about voting with Spencer? * At what point did Tony think that he had sold Woo on getting rid of Kass? * If Tony had won the final immunity, who would he have taken to Final 2? * In hindsight, was it still the right move to vote against Trish at Final 5? Wouldn’t it have been safer to go to the Final 3 with Trish and Woo? * What was the point in the game when Tony felt the most nervous? * Did the Tyler Perry idol change the way Tony was playing the game at all? * What did Tony think his best move in the game was? * Was Tony surprised that Sarah was so upset with him about his reaction to her comments about her accusing him of breaking his oath? * What did it mean for Tony to have “the young lad” Spencer defend him at the Final Tribal Council? * How much Survivor had Tony seen before going on the show this season? * Tony has won the game and had a lot of medical complications from Survivor after the show… is he itching to go back? * How Big was this win? Did Tony need it? Interview with the Survivor Cagayan Runner-up, Yung Woo Hwang: After a night in which Woo made one of the most questionable decisions in Survivor history, Rob talks to Woo about his game and asks the following questions: * How hard has it been for Woo to have everybody say that he should have taken Kass to the end? * Why did Woo, who had been so loyal to Tony throughout the game veer away from him toward the end of the game? * At Final Tribal Council, did Woo feel like things were going well for him? * Did Woo end up getting engaged to his girlfriend, Christina Hamilton? * Was Woo’s stealing of Spencer’s immunity idol clue a violation of the 5 Laws of Tae Kwon Do? * Why did Tasha give Woo her vote in the Final Tribal Council? Interview with the Survivor Cagayan Third Place Finisher, “Chaos” Kass McQuillen: Rob talks with Kass about her wild season and asks the following questions: * How shocked was Kass to see Woo’s vote to take her out in the game? * Was Kass playing to win the season the entire time or did she reach a point where she was playing to be the best person for everybody else to bring to the finals? * What does Kass mean when she talks about arguing to the women that she was playing the game like a man? * Did Woo lose Kass’ vote with his answer at Final Tribal Council? * When Tony came to Kass at Final 5 saying that he wanted to be in the Final 3 with her, why go to Woo and break that confidence? * Trish seemed to have no love lost for Kass. How did this relationship go so sour? * At Final 6, Kass flirted with the idea of voting with Woo, Spencer and Tasha against Tony to flush an immunity idol. Why did Kass end up not doing that move? * Kass made her big move to swap at Final 11. Does she feel like her placement in the Top 3 has proven that was the correct move to make? * How much did seeing her husband help her in the Final 4 immunity challenge?
May 21, 2014
Survivor 2014: Cagayan Finale and LIVE Reunion Show Recap
Watch the Show on YouTube – RSVP for the LIVE Event Listen to the Podcast: Survivor Cagayan has come to a close, and Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach are back one more time to talk about who came out on top and everything that went down in tonight’s season finale live on Survivor Know-It-Alls! Tony Vlachos is the Winner of Survivor Cagayan, Tony Beats Woo 8-1 in the Final Tribal Council Tony Vlachos is your new Survivor champion, defeating Yung “Woo” Huang by a final jury vote of 8-1. Rob and Stephen are both satisfied with this outcome, with Rob noting that Tony might not be a perfect player, but was certainly a successful one. He’s skeptical that Tony had to blindside as many people, particularly Trish, along the way as he actually did, but acknowledges that he ultimately was able to pull off the win regardless. Stephen doesn’t necessarily agree with Rob though, believing that Trish might have been able to beat him in the season’s final challenges and even possibly make a case against him in front of the jury. Before the finale, Cochran told Stephen that Tony is the show’s best ever combination player and character, and Stephen agrees with this 100%. Rob agrees as well, recalling how much fun he’s had this season imitating Tony and repeating his catchphrases (now immortalized in this exclusive quiz!). He praises Tony for consistently keeping the show entertaining, always choosing the move that made for the best TV even if it wasn’t the best move for his game. Rob also notes that Survivor is continuing a really strong run of winners that dates back to Boston Rob winning Redemption Island. Stephen also wants to acknowledge Tony’s ability to backstab and make numerous deals but still keep allies like Woo in his back pocket until the very end, which he feels has been an underreported story this season. The Know-It-Alls then moved on to talk about the season’s reunion, which underwent a slight format shakeup though. Rob found it to be slightly anticlimactic, as there was very little bitterness to be discussed save for Sarah and Tony. Stephen’s feelings about the finale remained largely unchanged, wanting more time to be spent on the season’s actual cast (some of whom didn’t even speak, like Brice) instead of police officers in the audience. Beloved castaway Spencer went out in fourth place tonight, to the disappointment of many fans. Stephen, however, who’s championed Spencer all season, admits that he would have been slightly disappointed had Spencer won simply because this was the season of Tony all along. Stephen and Rob also discuss whether or not Tony made the right move to vote with Woo and Kass to get rid of Spencer rather than try to force a tie, ultimately feeling that he did make the right move because Spencer seemed more likely to be an immunity threat. Next season, Survivor will be returning to the Blood vs Water concept two seasons after it was introduced. Rob wonders if this is a little bit too soon to bring the format back, but Stephen thinks it adds a whole new dynamic to the game and welcomes its return. Don’t hold him to this, but he’s not sure he would even mind if every season going forward was Blood vs. Water. Rob wouldn’t have minded if the show had waited another year to bring it back, but does feel like this is a little too soon to do it again. To RHAP up an incredible season of Survivor, Rob and Stephen take your questions one more time. Would Kass have won the season were she a man, as she claimed? Has Woo earned himself a place in the power rankings of all-time dumbest Survivors? Why did Tasha cast the lone vote for Woo? And would the final vote have been closer had Spencer not pulled the half-Murphy? Plus,
May 16, 2014
Survivor 2014: John Cochran Breaks Down the Cagayan Final Four
Listen to the Podcast: Rob Cesternino hosts the longest podcast in the history of his career as he welcomes back John Cochran. After discussing Survivor Cagayan Episode 12 with Cochran, Rob is joined Nicole Cesternino to answer your voicemail questions and discuss some of the memorable quotes from the last Survivor podcast. Winner of Survivor Caramoan, John Cochran, Breaks Down the Survivor Cagayan Final Four Rob welcomes Cochran back for an episode recap for the first time since the premiere of Survivor One World. This time Cochran is able to visit with Rob in his studio for a marathon talk about the current season of Survivor, which he is really loving because he is unspoiled and, like Rob, he’s been surprised week-to-week at who has gone home. Cochran reveals that he worships Tony and gives kudos to “Survivor” casting because he thinks that Tony is the best new character that “Survivor” has found since Coach. Cochran also thinks this was the best Final 6 in “Survivor” history, while Rob thinks “Heroes vs. Villains” gives it a run for its money. Rob asks Cochran to explain why Tony voted off Trish and Cochran thinks it’s because that would be a vote for him on the jury. Rob plays a secret scene from the latest episode in which Tony reveals that he feels like Trish’s loyalty to him would make her vote for him in the finals. Rob and Cochran run through a number of scenarios for the final Survivor tribal council, which is now CONFIRMED to be a final 2 by Jeff Probst. After going through a number of scenarios Rob and Cochran use some deductive reasoning to come up with the following conclusions: * There is almost no chance that Kass will NOT be in the final 2. Anybody in the game would be crazy not to take her. * There is almost no chance that we will get to see a Tony and Spencer Final 2 (See Reason 1) * Though it seemed crazy at one time, there is a real possibility that Woo can win the game. In addition to discussing what could happen on Finale Night, Rob and Cochran discuss some of the changes that are coming to the Survivor Finale telecast which Rob thinks will make it more like the “Celebrity Apprentice” finale. Jeff Probst said in his interview with Dalton Ross that he will be live from the finale in between act breaks of the episode. Rob also hopes they pump in the crowd noise from the finale into the telecast since Rob loves that on the Celebrity Apprentice. Rob and Cochran discuss Kass’ game at length and Rob asks John to compare his flip in “Survivor South Pacific” to Kass’ flip in “Survivor Cagayan.” Rob wants to know if Kass realized she wouldn’t win and intentionally has done everything in her power to get to the final 2 OR if this is actually Kass trying to win the game. Rob and Cochran also discuss Rob’s new X-tra large “Let’s Get Weird Chase Rice” t-shirt, how Woo compares to Fabio from “Survivor: Nicaragua,” Cochran’s dating life and personal training regimen, personal goals and the secret to being happy. They also break down the best episode titles of this season, such as “Hot Girl with a Grudge” and compare them to the episode titles from “Survivor: Borneo.” Cochran also discloses his reasons for not tweeting very much about “Survivor” as a former castaway. To RHAP up the show,
May 15, 2014
Survivor 2014: Interview with the Latest Cagayan Player Who Got Voted – 5/15/14
Listen to the Podcast: In the latest Rob Has a Podcast exit interview, Rob welcomes the latest player who got voted out on Survivor Cagayan: Trish Hegarty. Trish had been in a solid alliance with Tony Vlachos throughout the whole game but was surprisingly blindsided by Tony along with Woo, Spencer and Kass. Then Rob Cesternino welcomes back Jordan Kalish for another edition of This Week in Survivor History. Exit Interview with Trish Hegarty, Voted Off in Survivor Cagayan Episode 12 In this interview Rob asks Trish about the following subjects: * What was Trish’s reaction to finding out that Tony had voted for her at the last tribal council? * Did Trish have any idea that Woo was planning on flipping to go with Kass and Spencer? Since Tony had the idol, did she think she was vulnerable? * Did Trish ever discuss with Tony if he would use his idol on her to save her? * After Tony blindsided Trish two times before (after voting out LJ and then voting out Jefra) is any part of her upset with herself for trusting him a third time? * Did Trish see at tribal council that Kass cheered and then gave the middle finger to Trish after she had been voted out? * Does Trish regret any of the things that she said to Kass during this week’s episode? * Who would Trish rather spend 39 days on an island with, Kass or Lindsey? * What does Trish have to say about Lindsey’s reasons for leaving the game? * What does Trish think about the criticism she took from LJ and Jeremiah about being happy to be voted out from the game in her Ponderosa videos? * How was Trish able to get Jefra back on board after she wanted to vote out Tony at Final 8? * How did Trish end up on Survivor? This Week in Survivor History: May 11-18th Rob Cesternino welcomes back Jordan Kalish to the podcast to break down a number of the historic moments from the spring finales of Survivor. — Be sure to join Rob later when our special guest is the winner of Survivor Caramoan, John Cochran, on our final recap podcast of the season. Vote for the RHAP Fan Favorite Player of the Season: Watch this Week’s Survivor Know-It-Alls: Watch the Show on YouTube – Listen to the Podcast Subscription Options for Rob Has a Podcast: [saf]
May 14, 2014
Survivor 2014: Know-It-Alls Recap Cagayan Episode 12
Watch the Show on YouTube – RSVP for the LIVE Event Listen to the Podcast: Not even Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach are certain as to what just went down, but they’re digging deep to figure it all out live on the penultimate Cagayan Wednesday of Survivor Know-It-Alls right after episode 12! Kass, Tony and Trish Feud before Trish Gets Voted out on Episode 12 of Survivor Cagayan Survivor fans turn to the Know-It-Alls for hard hitting, expert analysis, but Rob admits right up front that tonight he has no idea what events caused Trish to be voted out of the game. Not only did Tony opt not to save Trish with his additional immunity idol, but he also actually voted against her and sealed her fate. Rob wants Stephen and him to put themselves in Tony’s brain (a potentially scary thought) and consider why he would want to vote Trish out at the final four. The only thing Stephen can think of is that Tony flipped to vote in the majority with Kass and Spencer. Rob counters, though, that Tony would have had the numbers if he played the idol on Trish, which would have sent Kass home. Rob wonders if there is something we’re missing that possibly didn’t make the edit, that could make this make sense – based on what we’ve seen from Tony, crazy moves aren’t made solely to be crazy because they always have purpose. Stephen notes that at the start of the episode, Woo wanted to go to the end with Tony – not based on any strategic reason, but only because he seemingly wanted to do “the right thing” by voting with a long time ally. With Woo growing wary of Tony, there were ways that Woo could cause a deadlocked vote at the final four, and Stephen feels this might have been a way for Tony to try and patch up his alliance with Woo. Rob very much wants to hear the justification for this move from the commenters with regards to what Tony would be thinking by getting rid of Trish. One commenter suggests that getting rid of Trish might help him maintain the bluff that the Tyler Perry idol can be used in next week’s episode. Rob and Stephen are both still unclear as to when and how the special idol can be used, returning Stephen to his primary issue with it in that the majority of the players don’t know anything about it. Other theories from commenters suggest that Tony and Woo may have solidified their alliance in a conversation that was left on the editing room floor (Stephen doesn’t buy this considering we saw them have a very similar conversation to this right before tribal council), and that Tony wanted to put Trish on the jury because he felt she would be a guaranteed vote for him in the end. Elsewhere, tonight’s episode marked the much-anticipated (or something) return of #CHAOSKASS. Rob recalls that last week, Kass wanted to go to the end with Tony because he was New Jersey’s answer to Russell Hantz – so this week, he’s very confused as to why Kass seemed to blow up that alliance. Stephen compares Kass to the kid in school who always had to remind everyone how smart they were, and feels that part of Kass’ strategy to want to go to the final tribal council with Tony is revealing the weaknesses of his game, and to show the current and future jurors that she knows she would only want to bring Tony to the end as a goat. Rob doesn’t really understand this line of thinking though, considering her final three deal with Tony and Woo seemed much more secure than the plan Stephen suggested, which puts her much more at risk of setting Tony off and putting her on his radar. Rob and Stephen move on to an update of the probability that Spencer will win the game. Stephen is holding at 100%, although Rob feels his battle to get to the end will still be an uphill one in next week’s finale.
May 13, 2014
Poker Pro Jason Somerville on Reading the Players of Survivor Cagayan
Listen to the Podcast: As he head down the home stretch of Survivor Cagayan, we are bringing you some additional bonus coverage with Poker Pro, Jason Somerville. Jason is one of the rising stars in the poker world and teaches people how to play on his youtube channel. Jason has earned a bracelet in the World Series of Poker in 2011. Additionally, Jason is the first and only openly gay high stakes poker player. Interview with Jason Somerville: Poker Player, ‘Caster and Survivor Expert After being introduced to one another on twitter a few months ago, Rob welcomes Jason Somerville to the podcast. Jason has made a career for himself in the world of poker, starting out as a high school student with a few dollars in an online poker game and transforming into someone who was won millions of dollars. Jason’s love of strategy and online gaming led him to discover Survivor around the time of Survivor Pearl Islands. Jason has been fascinated by this season and talks with Rob about some of this thoughts. Jason shares the same Poker mentor as Boston Rob Mariano in Daniel Negreanu. In addition to being one of the top stars in poker, Daniel is a longtime Survivor fan. Daniel has met with Boston Rob in the past and also knows Jean-Robert Bellande. Rob is curious to know Jason’s thought about Garrett Adelstein, who was another poker player who was the second player kicked off the show this season. Jason thought it was interesting that Garrett spent over 2,000 hours preparing for Survivor. Rob doesn’t even know how you can spend 2,000 hours preparing for Survivor and wonders if Survivor can really be prepared for. Rob thinks that the best way to prepare for Survivor is to try and build friendships with strangers and sell them things. Rob asks Jason if he thinks that poker players are pre-dispositioned to being good Survivor players. Jason discusses a number of game theories including the idea of variance – which is looking at improbable events as random rather than something that was caused by the skill of the player. In the case of Garrett it’s difficult to tell if he was a bad player or just got REALLY unlucky. Turning specifically to Survivor Cagayan, Rob asks Jason to look at a few of the major moments in the game through the lens of a professional poker player including: Did Kass make the correct the game more to flip at the merge? Was Tony correct to vote out LJ at the Final 9? Should Tony have made the move to take out Jefra at the Final 7? How does the Tyler Perry idol impact the game? In addition, Jason takes a look at the chances for all of the players left in the game to be the winner of the season and looks for the scenarios that will most benefit them in the final two weeks of the show. Finally, Jason answers a number of questions that have been submitted to him from the listeners of Rob Has a Podcast. Be sure to join us on Wednesday for the next episode of Survivor Know-It-Alls, LIVE at 9:15 pm ET with Stephen Fishbach. Then on Thursday, Rob will talk to the latest player voted out of Survivor Cagayan followed by our full episode recap with the winner of Survivor Caramoan, John Cochran. Show Links: Twitch.tv/jcarverpoker – Jason Somerville on Twitch.TV Jasonsomerville.com – Jason’s Official Web Site Youtube.com/JCarveryPoker – Jason’s Youtube Channel Twitter.com/jasonsomerville – Jason Somerville on Twitter
May 8, 2014
Survivor 2014: Talking With the Latest Cagayan Player Who Got Voted Off – 5/08/14
Listen to the Podcast: In today’s exit interview on Rob Has a Podcast, Rob Cesternino speaks with the latest player who got voted off Survivor. Rob welcomes Latasha ‘Tasha’ Fox to the show to speak about her experience on Survivor Cagayan. Then Rob Cesternino welcomes back Jordan Kalish for the latest edition of “This Week in Survivor History”. Rob’s Exit Interview with Tasha Fox, who got voted off Survivor Cagayan in Episode 11 In this interview Rob asks Tasha about the following topic: * Does Tasha believe that her comments about Tony Vlachos being the “New Jersey” version of Russell Hantz was what ultimately got Kass to change her mind? * Did Tasha realize that her lack of scrambling tipped off Tony before tribal council? * Did Tasha overhear Tony saying anything negative about Kass that morning? * How long did the counting challenge take to complete before Spencer won immunity? * How closely were Spencer and Tasha working together during the merge. Specifically, had Spencer become more aligned with Jeremiah at any point? * Did Tasha know that at the same time she was trying to make Tony paranoid about the women’s alliance that Spencer was also trying to push the idea of the women’s alliance? * After the merge, when it was becoming clear that Kass was upset about Sarah’s role, does Tasha have any second thoughts about how she handled that situation? * Going back to the premiere, how much was Tasha’s protest about not being about to talk about strategy – actually strategy? * How did Tasha end up becoming a Survivor? Join us later in the day on Thursday when Rob shares his interview with the original Survivor winner, Richard Hatch and then answers your voicemails with the winner of Survivor Micronesia, Parvati Shallow. Watch This Week’s Survivor Know-It-Alls: Watch the Show on YouTube – Subscription Options for Rob Has a Podcast: [saf]
May 7, 2014
Survivor 2014: Know-It-Alls Recap Cagayan Episode 11
Watch the Show on YouTube – RSVP for the LIVE Event Listen to the Podcast: LIVE at 9:15 pm ET / 6:15 pm PT Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach recap episode 11 of Survivor 2014 Cagayan. Join us LIVE to ask you questions on the show. The Know-It-Alls Recap Who Got Voted Off Survivor On the heels of Tasha’s departure from the island, Stephen starts the show by congratulating Spencer Bledsoe on winning Survivor Cagayan, claiming the continuation of his perfect, underdog hero’s edit points to his inevitable victory two weeks from tonight. Rob doesn’t see it that way though, feeling it’s very likely Spencer will actually be voted out in the next episode and is unlikely to go on an immunity run to get himself to the end of the game. Stephen feels it’s more than likely that Tony and Kass’ antagonism in tonight’s episode could continue and lead to Tony getting rid of Kass next week, even if Spencer didn’t win immunity. As a result, she could becomes the last jury vote Spencer would need to secure a win, as Tony has blindsided and otherwise angered a lot of the jurors thus far. Overall, Stephen remains fully convinced by Spencer’s edit, as one of the only likeable people still in the game and someone who has time and time again overcome the odds to stay alive in the game. From there, Rob wants to know if Kass made the right move tonight by deciding to try to use Tony as a Russell Hantz-ian jury goat rather than trying to team up with the likeable Spencer and Tasha. Stephen, critical of Kass for delusional gameplay, says with some sarcasm that she 100% did make the right move, as she would never have been able to beat Spencer and Tasha and correctly realized she needed to go to the end with jerks. Rob agrees this was the correct realization, but probably stumbled on her way there, particularly with how confrontational she was with Tony. Stephen points out that Kass tends not to make smart decisions when she doesn’t have power, and once she figured out how to get it back, she was able to realize she was headed for a major strategic error. Rob feels that something is off with Kass in that she likes to play the victim, as we saw tonight with her claims that Tony was trash talking her even though no one backed her up and there was no footage of him actually calling her a bitch. Continuing to chart the erratic but brilliant gameplay by Tony this season, Rob feels that Tony deserves credit for once again bringing allies whose eyes he pulled the wool over back into the fold. Stephen agrees, but says that Woo also deserves recognition for terrible gameplay tonight. Woo impressed tonight with his martial arts routine, his first significant airtime since stealing the clue to Spencer’s hidden immunity idol, but both Rob and Stephen think he botched the fake story of strategy talk that he reported back to Tony and Trish. Stephen wonders if Woo is to blame for being unprepared, or if Spencer was to blame for not preparing him and thus failing in his role as the strategist. Stephen also wonders, though, if Woo might have the Fabio-esque qualities that could get him to the end of the game. Rob is unconvinced, not finding Woo as likeable and easy to root for as Fabio ended up being by the end of Survivor Nicaragua, and says he would not be happy with such an ending. Rob is fairly sure Woo wouldn’t be able to put together a good jury argument anyway, unlike Fabio whose ability to speak from the heart worked much better than Chase and Sash’s attempts to be apologetic to the jurors they had wronged. To RHAP up the show as always, Rob and Stephen take your questions: did Tasha unintentionally sway the others into voting her out tonight? Could Trish’s association with Tony hurt her in the endgame in the way many fee...
May 3, 2014
Survivor 2014: Tyson Apostol Returns to RHAP to Recap Cagayan Episode 10
Listen to the Podcast: Rob Cesternino welcomes back RHAP Legend Tyson Apostol to the podcast after Tyson’s triumphant return to “Survivor,” winning Season 27: Blood vs Water. Tyson’s back for his first episode recap on RHAP since 2012 and he’s ready to discuss Episode 10 of Survivor Cagayan with Rob Cesternino. In this HUGE 3 hour plus edition, Rob talks with Tyson about the latest episode, asks Tyson your questions from Facebook, fleshes out the plot from some of your submissions to #TonyMovies on Twitter, answers your voicemail questions, counts down the Top 5 most inappropriate things said on this week’s Survivor, and recaps what the Survivor players are saying on social media. Tyson Apostol Interview: Rob welcomes Tyson back to the podcast after Tyson’s recent trip to New York to visit Rob’s Know-It-Alls cohost, Stephen Fishbach. Rob starts by asking Tyson whether or not he liked the decision that Tony made to vote against his core alliance and to vote with Spencer and Tasha. Tyson did not think that Tony made the right move this week. Rob asks Tyson to compare his game last season where Tyson stuck with his Final 3 group all the way to the end against Tony’s game where he has flipped so many times. Tyson says that it’s very important not to fall prey to paranoia during the game. Rob and Tyson can’t imagine Boston Rob making a move like that. Tyson thinks Tony should make it known that he has the “Tyler Perry idol” (the idol with special powers) and use that to select the two people he wants to come with him to the end. Another thing that Tyson didn’t like was how Tony turned against people who were solidly with him (such as LJ, Jefra) in favor of working with players on the outs. Tyson said it is easier to justify getting someone out if you know for sure they were targeting you– it doesn’t sting as bad when you can say “I just got you out first” rather than blindsiding someone who was loyal. Tyson thinks that Spencer is the biggest winner after last night’s shakeup and thinks that he has a great chance to win if he gets to the end. Tyson feels like even though Tony and Woo defected from Kass and Trish it’s in all of their best interests to get back together because of the threat of Spencer or Tasha beating them in a jury vote. As much as they may not like each other, it’s important for the group of four to come back together at the Final 6. He thinks Tony’s best chance to win is against Trish and Kass, and he thinks Spencer and Tasha’s move should be to try to recruit Woo. Tyson likes Spencer and Tony as players. He has enjoyed watching Spencer have to maneuver his way in the game being on the bottom, and he can tell that Tony is having fun as a player. He finds Kass condescending but feels she may thinks she has enough of a silver tongue to convince people to vote for her at the end. Tyson also reveals that he modeled a lot of his game play in Survivor: Blood vs. Water after two-time Survivor winner Sandra Diaz-Twine. Rob and Tyson discuss the auction and all of the bargains that Trish, Kass, Woo and Jefra enjoyed at the auction. Tyson is the go-to guest for Survivor auctions since he appeared on the RHAP after the Survivor: One World auction as well. Tyson agreed with Tony’s strategy to save all of his money to bid on the advantage in the challenge. Rob found this hard to believe since Tyson sat out of challenges in his season so he could eat – but Tyson explains why he did what he did in Survivor Blood vs. Water. They also talk about Trish’s phrase “Cheapo-Deapo,” Woo’s sensual enjoyment of the ribs, and whether Spencer should have followed Tyson’s rock-draw strategy. Rob also talks to Tyson about getting second place in a “Top Mormons” of Reality TV list, falling just behind David Archuleta. Rob feels that Dawn Meehan was snubbed from thi...
May 1, 2014
Survivor 2014: Cagayan Exit Interview with Jefra Bland
Listen to the Podcast: Rob Cesternino hosts another Survivor Cagayan exit interview with the latest player to be blindsided on Survivor 28: Jefra Bland. Jefra, the former Miss Kentucky Teen USA, became the fifth person from Survivor 2014 to join the jury. After she was voted out, Jefra calls in to Rob Has a Podcast to speak with Rob about her 30 days on the CBS Reality series. Then, Rob is joined by Jordan Kalish for the latest edition of This Week in Survivor History. Jefra Bland Calls in For Her Exit Interview: In this interview, Rob asks Jefra about the following subjects and more: * Was it a bigger mistake for Jefra to not vote out Tony last week or to tell Spencer, Tasha and Jeremiah that she wanted to vote out Tony last week? * How close was Jefra actually going with the plan to vote out Tony? * Assuming the plan to vote out Spencer had worked, what was Jefra’s plan for the rest of the game? * How much was the women’s alliance a real thing and how much was it fiction created by Spencer and Tasha in Tony’s mind? * Was Tony looked at by Jefra, Trish and Kass as someone who the jury would see as a genius or somebody that the jury was going to despise? * Was LJ disappointed with Jefra when she got back to Ponderosa? * Was Jefra upset with people like Rob who perceived her as more of a follower of the other big players during this season? * From Jefra’s bio we saw that she was a Cancer survivor, how come that was never mentioned on the shows? Did Jefra try to hide that information? * Since Jefra said that she was a big fan of the show and how her mom was a fan of the show – How did she end up getting on the show? * Has Jefra considered building on her success as Miss Kentucky Teen USA and moving on to become Miss Survivor 2015? Be sure to join Rob later today when he speaks with the winner of Survivor Blood vs Water, Tyson Apostol in our full episode recap. Episode Sponsor: TheBouqs.com – Save 20% on Mother’s Day Flowers with FREE Shipping Watch This Week’s Survivor Know-It-Alls: Watch the Show on YouTube Subscription Options for Rob Has a Podcast: [saf]
April 30, 2014
Survivor 2014: Know-It-Alls Recap Cagayan Episode 10
Watch the Show on YouTube – RSVP for the LIVE Event Listen to the Podcast: LIVE at 9:15 pm ET / 6:15 pm PT Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach recap episode 10 of Survivor Cagayan. Join us LIVE to ask you questions on the show after the latest Survivor 2014 episode airs on CBS. Survivor Cagayan has become Survivor CHAOS-yan, and Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach are back to talk about another shocking blindside live on Survivor Know It Alls! Was Tony’s Blindside of Jefra Due to Tyler Perry Idol? Rob opens the show with an important, but somewhat controversial question for Stephen: should we be thanking Tyler Perry for tonight’s blindside (and saving of Spencer) because Tony had the guaranteed safety to pull it off? Stephen says that it’s hard to give any credit to the Tyler Perry idol because it is objectively bad for the game, but acknowledges that it is definitely why Tony is acting like he’s invincible and continuing to make wild moves when he doesn’t (and probably shouldn’t) have to. Stephen found it interesting that even with the Tyler Perry idol, Tony continued to play for an advantage at the food auction rather than eating anything. Rob agrees with Stephen, and as a result he finds it odd that Tony is continuing to play a very paranoid game despite having safety in a number of forms. Stephen thinks that Tony must really believe in this idea of a women’s alliance, as he certainly didn’t seem to be voting out Jefra with very much confidence. Rob compares Tony’s position tonight to one he faced in the Amazon, where securing individual immunity pushed him in the direction of making a big move in getting rid of Alex because he knew it couldn’t backfire in the short term. Stephen says that big aggressive moves are just in Tony’s nature, and he is always more likely to gravitate towards camera-friendly behavior. Which Pair is in the Best Position? Rob moves on to discussing the next phase of the game, which changes now with three pairs of two: Spencer and Tasha, Tony and Woo, and Trish and Kass. Rob wonders if any of these pairs will team up, and Stephen feels it’s very possible that Spencer and Tasha could regain a power position thanks to Tony’s move tonight. Stephen notes that the Spencer edit has always been pretty positive, outside of Kass’ comments tonight that he’s a selfish college-aged man, and now he’s back on the “Spencer will win” train. Feeling Tony made the wrong move tonight, Rob predicts that Tony probably thinks he will be able to go right back to Kass and Trish next week, but the preview seems to indicate his allies are fed up with his antics. Noting some fan backlash over how much power Tony has in the game right now, Stephen wants to sidebar on the subject of hidden immunity idols and how fairly they are incorporated into the game. He believes that idols do not favor big characters, but rather characters become significant when they make moves like finding these idols. Rob agrees, pointing out that the game would have seemed much more rigged if Spencer had found the new regular idol instead of Tony. Stephen also wonders if the auction is broken now that everyone is just waiting to bid all their money on an advantage in the game. Rob feels it’s probably a good time to go back to the drawing board with the auction, considering everyone who chose to buy food probably also left the auction with $300 still in their pockets. Rob and Stephen also discuss the new development of a rock draw tiebreaker to settle maximum bids at the auction, rather than giving it to the first person to bid all their money Who Will win Survivor Cagayan? As always, Rob and Stephen RHAP up the show by taking your questions: How have Kass’ odds ...
April 26, 2014
Survivor 2014: Vytas, Andrea & Eliza Talk Cagayan Episode #9
Watch the Interview on Youtube Listen to the Podcast: On a star-studded edition of Rob Has a Podcast, Rob welcomes Miss Survivor 2014, Andrea Boehlke, to the show for the first time as Miss Survivor to co-host this week’s show. Rob and Andrea are joined LIVE in the studio by Vytas Baskauskas making his first episode recap appearance on the show. Finally, Rob returns to his apartment to answer your listener voicemails with the Survivor Twitter Queen, Eliza Orlins. Vytas Baskauskas Interview Rob and Andrea welcome Vytas to the show and Rob wants to get Vytas’ take on whether or not Tony threw Spencer off his game by pulling the idol out of his bag of tricks last night. Vytas and Andrea both think that Spencer would have played the idol anyway, but that Tony was trying to trick him. Vytas thinks Jeremiah, Spencer, and Tasha could have done a lot more to get information out of Jefra to know who to play the idol on, especially since she was up front in saying she was not going to vote with them. Rob thinks that the Tyler Perry idol only exists because of Andrea, because Tyler Perry texted Jeff Probst after watching Survivor: Cagayan, the season in which Andrea was voted out with an immunity idol in her pocket. Vytas and Andrea agree with Rob that the only logical explanation for the existence of this special idol is to assume that Tyler Perry is an Andrea fan. Rob brings up if there’s any possibility to defuse the Tyler Perry idol before Tony makes it to the final four. Rob mentions scenarios such as blindsiding Tony twice or potentially splitting the votes to see if there’s any way the other player can ever stop Tony. At tribal council, Spencer claimed that he, Jeremiah and Tasha would all be voting for Tony at the final tribal council. Rob asks Vytas to compare Spencer’s strategy with what Vytas told Tyson about NOT voting for him in the final tribal council. Vytas also explains that he voted for Monica to award her second place but that he knew Tyson would win. Vytas and Andrea also talk about how Tony is perceived by the other players in the game. They don’t think Tony is annoying the other players or that he is hated like Russell Hantz. They also discuss whether Tony has the acting chops to have a career as an Academy Award-winning actor, which is what Trish and Jefra alluded to in the episode. They suggest some ideas of movies Tony could star in, and Rob asks listeners to share other ideas using the hashtag #tonymovies on Twitter. Vytas also talks about the best way to influence people, which is by making people see that a move is the best decision for them. Vytas says the way Spencer, Jeremiah, and Tasha went wrong is that they did not give Jefra a convincing reason to flip. They should have split apart and showed her that she wouldn’t be on the bottom. Andrea thinks Jeremiah should have been the one to work with her and suggest a Final 3 deal to make her feel secure. Rob points out that Jeremiah was very sick when he got voted out of Survivor, so maybe that was why it seemed like he was checked out of the game. Andrea loved the moment when Jeremiah confessed to being a fashion model, and Vytas loved googling “Jeremiah Wood model,” which he did immediately after Jeremiah’s plug on the episode. However, the official opinion of Miss Survivor is that Jay Byars is still the king of Google Image modeling search results. Vytas says he does think there are some preconceived notions about fashion models so he understands why Jeremiah kept that quiet earlier in the game. Andrea also says she loves Spencer, and Vytas says he has been playing chess online with Spencer almost daily. Vytas and Andrea predict that LJ and Morgan will be the top candidates for Mr. and Miss Survivor 2015. Vytas and Andrea take questions from the RHAP list...
April 24, 2014
Survivor 2014: Exit Interview with Jeremiah Wood – 4/24/14
Listen to the Podcast: Rob Cesternino hosts the latest Survivor Cagayan exit interview with the player who got voted off of Survivor 28 this week: Jeremiah Wood. Jeremiah, the North Carolina fashion model became the fourth member of the Survivor 2014 jury. After being voted out, Jeremiah speaks with Rob to talk about his time on the CBS Reality series. In this interview, Rob asks Jeremiah the following questions and more: * Had Spencer told Jeremiah that he was going to give him the hidden immunity idol at the last tribal council? * Did Tony’s fakeout at tribal council change what Spencer was thinking at all? * Why didn’t Jeremiah try to push back and sell Jefra on voting with his group more after she said she was out? * Why didn’t Jeremiah expose Jefra to Tony about how she was planning to vote with them against Tony? * Did the Brice vote negatively impact Jeremiah’s game after he considered voting against Alexis with Brice and Morgan? * How close was Jeremiah with Spencer and Tasha? Was he closer with one of the two than the other? * Did Jeremiah ever confront Tony about when Tony gave him a fake idol clue to try and get him voted out? * Jeremiah revealed that he was a fashion model in this week’s episode… why did he feel like he needed to hide this and what did he tell people his job was originally? * Did anybody else search for the idol that Tony found during this week’s episode. * How sick did Jeremiah get after the game at Ponderosa? Be sure to join us later when we meet up with Miss Survivor, Andrea Boehlke and interview Vytas Baskauskas. Plus, Rob goes over your voicemails with Eliza Orlins. Subscription Options for Rob Has a Podcast: [saf] Watch This Week’s Survivor Know-It-Alls: Watch the Show on YouTube
April 23, 2014
Survivor 2014: Know-It-Alls Recap Cagayan Episode 9 ‘Sitting in My Spy Shack’
Watch the Show on YouTube Listen to the Podcast: LIVE at 9:15 pm ET / 6:15 pm PT Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach recap episode 4 of Survivor Cagayan. Join us LIVE to ask you questions on the show following the latest Survivor 2014, “Sitting in My Spy Shack” on CBS. Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach are back to break down all of tonight’s action – and they’re going until one of them falls out of tonight’s Survivor Know It Alls! Neither Rob nor Stephen would have predicted Jeremiah being voted out tonight, and were surprised that the alliance of five that fractured with the LJ vote came back together. Rob asks Stephen if Spencer made the right decision with his hidden immunity idol, and if Tony had any effect on how Spencer decided to use it. Stephen doesn’t think it had much effect – he feels open mockery or laughing from the other alliance would have probably swayed him away from making a wrong decision, but feels there was a strong likelihood Spencer would have played it on himself anyway. Rob is looking forward to asking Spencer about this, feeling that Tony would deserve a lot of credit for pulling out his idol if that did end up swaying Spencer’s decision, but Stephen remains skeptical it had much influence. Stephen also notes that Spencer’s move was probably the correct one as being in the minority alliance can be beneficial – being a solitary player, or part of a smaller alliance, means you can be pulled over rather than need to pull someone over as part of a power group. Rob agrees with this, recalling that when Malcolm and the amigos played their idols in Survivor Caramoan, they didn’t actually change the game because they went right back to being in the minority. Rob feels Malcolm should have been trying to be the last amigo standing to be picked up by a sub-alliance, as could potentially happen to Spencer or Tasha. Rob also points out that the worst-case scenario for Spencer would be giving the idol to Jeremiah and being voted out, which he absolutely would have regretted more than what transpired tonight, so at least this guaranteed Spencer 3 more days in the game. After weeks of teasing, Tony finally found the dreaded “Tyler Perry idol” tonight. Rob and Stephen are both disappointed with this development, believing the show will now be less interesting with Tony having so much power. Stephen notes that part of the entertainment of Survivor Cagayan has been Tony’s paranoia and constant game shifting moves, and now he has security that will prevent this entertainment, hurting the narrative and the show as a whole. Rob agrees, feeling that it’s been so fun to watch Tony and the game is now less fun now that he’s basically guaranteed a spot in the final four. Stephen also dislikes that most people don’t know what the super idol’s rules are – people can have hidden clues that other people don’t know about, but at least everyone knows how the regular idols work and can try to plan for them being used. From there, the Know It Alls move into a portion of the show known as “Rob and Stephen’s #TrishLovefest,” where they praise strategic moves made by Trish in tonight’s episode. Both give her credit for moving on from Tony and Woo flipping and not freaking out about it, where past evidence might suggest she could have lost her cool. They also both liked Trish calling out Tony and thus giving him an opportunity to mend their alliance, convincing Jefra to stay with them. Considering no one knew that Jefra had been planning to defect, Rob and Stephen credit Trish with avoid a possible deadlock and keeping their alliance in a position of power. Neither is very confident Trish has a chance to win, but appreciate that she’s making decisions with her head rather than her heart. To RHAP up the show as always, Rob and Stephen answer your questions: will Tony’s super idol actu...