Sunday, October 22, 2017

Survivor 35: That Is Not an Advantage -- Episode 4 Recap/Analysis

The Survivor gods have breathed new life into the game and today we're back to break down both a promising swap as well as the Gimmick Advantage of the Week. What might have led Jessica to cancel Devon's vote, and was doing so actually defensible?  Might all six Healers make the merge? Plus, we weigh in on the fan community's fiercest debate: is Roark getting screen time or not? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

Society, Games, and Society Game with Myles Nye

(image from Wise Guys Events)

In case you haven't watched an even more obscure Korean game show than The Genius, don't worry! The ins and outs of Society Game are just one of many topics covered in this wide-ranging conversation with Survivor challenge consultant, game and event designer, and skilled raconteur Myles Nye. You can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Big Brother All-Stars: Week 5

The midgame is on the horizon and today we're back to break down life in the BB7 house now that Season Six's month-long reign of terror has come to and end. With a floater finally in power, how did the Sovs go from solid to shambles in seven days? Plus, a point-by-point analysis of the greatest Veto competition of all time when you listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Survivor 35: Scott Tenorman Must Die -- Episode 3 Recap/Analysis with Brent Wolgamott

With Dom out making England great again, RHAP LFC VIP Brent Wolgamott sits in to break down the latest action in Fiji and talk through how the entire cast stacks up entering the swap. Which power duos seem built to last and which might join Ali and Patrick as one-vote-stands? Do Joe and Ryan have the winner upside of their spiritual predecessors or are they merely cheap knock-offs? And does anyone know if Lauren plays softball? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Muttisplaining the German Elections with Pia Virolainen

(apologies for the audio quality in this episode; should be back to normal in future)

They didn't feature the disturbing #blindsides or glitzy drama of other recent elections, but the lack of interest surrounding last month's federal elections in Germany belies their importance for the world and the uncertainty over their consequences. Honorary German and longtime friend of the show Pia Virolainen calls in to discuss the remarkable continuity of Angela Merkel and the surprising changes to the political landscape in Germany and beyond. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Big Brother All-Stars: Week 4 with Ian Terry

The BB7 rewatch is in full swing and joining us to break down Week 4 is someone with firsthand insight into several of the season's key figures, BB14 winner Ian Terry. How did leftover animosity from All-Stars impact the dynamic between Boogie and Janelle six years later? What hilarious pregame drama led to Diane's innocuous eviction? And might the the greatest Big Brother player of all time be someone not named Will, Dan, or Derrick? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Survivor 35: Aquadumped -- Episode 2 Recap/Analysis

The action is rising in Fiji as the players are pairing up and the idols are literally coming out of the woodwork and in today's podcast we break down which of the Day 1 duos is best poised to make a deep run and which might be split up early. Plus, who would have been a better fit for Survivor: Borneo? And are Cole and Devon completely interchangeable? All that and more below, here or on iTunes here.