Survivor Fans Podcast (Recap)
Jo Ann and Stacy follow the hit reality show Survivor.

 

Three cheers for the underdog! What an amazing story, against all odds, from pariah to sole survivor. This season stood out for having so many fans in the game. We learned quickly though that not all fans are created equal, and some of them struggle with basic, self awareness skills. Unfortunately, this season also brought with it some uncomfortable moments courtesy of some really mean, ugly exchanges between the castaways. So, it was really nice to see it end on such a high note with a great redemption angle.

What did you think of the final challenges? How important was the family visit? How did the final three do with answering the questions? Who in the jury asked the best and worst questions? What did you think of the reunion show? Did Shirin get closure? Where does this season rank for you amongst the other 29? Who are you most looking forward to see play from the new cast in season 31?

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00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
55:11 Reunion Show Recap
72:14 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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P.O. Box 2811
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Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150521.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 8:43 AM

 

An underdog survived against all odds, we got a magnificent blindside, and as expected, Dan blundered his advantage in a spectacular way. Not bad for the episode just prior to the finale. Did you like when Probst called out Rodney for his overbearing sense of entitlement?

Can you see any scenario where Carolyn and Mike end up at the final tribal council together? Who would be your best and worst final three? Who's the biggest goat? Who is most likely to be a bitter juror? What will your final four order be?

Here is the merged tribe after episode 13.
Merica:Carolyn, Mike, Rodney, Sierra, and Will

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00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
32:06 NToS
38:53 JSFL Update
46:00 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150513.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 5:18 AM

 

Mike finally got his wish and was able to turn the tables on the controlling alliance that had been chasing him for so long. It was interesting to see how the other castaways handled Rodney's sense of entitlement. Tyler characterized Dan as loyal and gullible. Little did he know he was describing his own relationship with Carolyn. Mike painted a target on Tyler at the previous tribal council and his prediction came true. Has he finally turned the corner?

Which ten women and men do you think deserve a second chance season 31? Will Mike be able to form an alliance with Sierra and Carolyn or will he finally be taken out as the biggest, remaining threat? Who currently has the best story to win it all? Who would be your best and worst final three given what we know so far? Who do you think will be next to go?

Here is the merged tribe after episode 12.
Merica:Carolyn, Dan, Mike, Rodney, Sierra, and Will

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00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
29:46 NToS
34:09 JSFL Update
39:28 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Survivor Fans Podcast
P.O. Box 2811
Orangevale, CA 95662

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150506.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 5:18 AM

 

Thankfully, the personal ugliness and attacks relented with this episode. We got back to focusing on the game. Tyler put on a clinic, demonstrating how to masterfully manipulate a pivotal member of his alliance. He continues to stand out as one of the most strategic players left in the game. It will be interesting to see how he handles the fallout from this tribal council.

With Mike most likely safe for one more episode, who will be the first to go from the controlling alliance? Will Rodney melt down once he is no longer in control? Can Mike hold on to make it to the end? Who do you think will be next to go?

Here is the merged tribe after episode 11.
Merica:Carolyn, Dan, Mike, Rodney, Sierra, Tyler, and Will

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00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
30:54 NToS
34:11 JSFL Update
46:38 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Survivor Fans Podcast
P.O. Box 2811
Orangevale, CA 95662

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150429.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 5:36 AM

 

Whew, that was another emotionally charged episode. What is it with this season and bullies? How did we end up with three men that think it is in any way OK to take out their anger on Shirin in these ways? It was hard to watch Will's ugly behavior. Putting that aside for a minute, Mike's worst fears came to fruition and he completely fumbled his attempt to thwart it. How did we end up in a scenario where Rodney is the biggest strategic threat in the game now?

Who would you most like to see gone? Do you think Mike stands a chance now that the odds are so clearly stacked against him? Do you think Dan will be able to use his advantage in a meaningful way? What did you think of the food stash twist? Were you surprised by who focused on the advantage at the auction? Who do you think will be next to go?

Here is the merged tribe after episode 10.
Merica:Carolyn, Dan, Mike, Rodney, Shirin, Sierra, Tyler, and Will

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00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
38:32 NToS
43:11 JSFL Update
54:28 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Survivor Fans Podcast
P.O. Box 2811
Orangevale, CA 95662

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150422.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 6:10 AM

 

You can look at the outcome of this episode and say it was predictable, but we certainly did not anticipate all the twists and turns that got packed into the end result that made it quite enjoyable. Jenn just achieved Dan and Rodney level goat status. We know that Rodney has a secret final four alliance and now we know that Mike has one too. It looks like they finally are going to go after each other in the next episode.

Who would you most like to see gone? How long do you think they will drag Jenn along? Who is going to win in the face off between Mike and Rodney? Do you think asking to be voted out is any different than quiting outright? Who do you think will be next to go?

Here is the merged tribe after episode 9.
Merica:Carolyn, Dan, Jenn, Mike, Rodney, Shirin, Sierra, Tyler, and Will

We've got several ways you can reach us. You can call and leave a voicemail at 206-350-1547. You can record an audio comment and attach it or just type up a quick text message and send it to us via email at joannandstacyshow@gmail.com. Listener Feedback is due by Saturday Noon PST. Please keep it to 3 minutes or less.


00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
33:58 NToS
36:17 JSFL Update
43:25 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Survivor Fans Podcast
P.O. Box 2811
Orangevale, CA 95662

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150415.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 6:03 AM

 

Joe has turned out to be every bit the challenge beast that we suspected he might be back before this season began. They have plenty of reason to fear him. It just got immensely harder for him to stay around much longer though. The challenging part for Mike is that Joe gives him great cover while he is still in the game. The minute Joe is gone, everyone will likely start to focus on getting rid of Mike and he knows it. Fortunately for Mike, he just found the best insurance policy in the game. Do you think Rodney will have the patience to wait to get rid of Mike or will he break down and try to pull the trigger too early?

How long do you think Joe can keep winning? Has your perception of any of the remaining players changed significantly since the merge? Who would you most like to see gone? Who is most likely to break ranks with the controlling alliance? Who do you think will be next to go?

Here is the merged tribe after episode 8.
Merica:Carolyn, Dan, Jenn, Joe, Mike, Rodney, Shirin, Sierra, Tyler, and Will

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00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
35:55 NToS
39:15 JSFL Update
44:50 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Survivor Fans Podcast
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Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150408.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 5:25 AM

 

That was by far one of the best demonstrations we have seen of the power of the HII to change the outcome of Tribal Council. Unfortunately, it will not by itself be enough to swing the balance of power in favor of the new underdogs, but it definitely will force some folks to rethink their endgame plans. A dominant alliance emerged with this week's voting results.It will be interesting to see if they can hold it together to impose their will on the game. We have lots to discuss after the merge.

What did you think of the new tribe name? How about the new Individual Immunity necklace? Where you surprised that Will jumped ship so quickly? Do you think anyone from the old No Collar tribe will survive? Were you impressed or disappointed by anyone in the Immunity Challenge? Who do you think is most likely to find the remaining HII? Who is most likely to break ranks with the controlling alliance? Who do you think will be next to go?

Here is the new merged tribe after episode 7.
Merica:Carolyn, Dan, Hali, Jenn, Joe, Mike, Rodney, Shirin, Sierra, Tyler, and Will

We've got several ways you can reach us. You can call and leave a voicemail at 206-350-1547. You can record an audio comment and attach it or just type up a quick text message and send it to us via email at joannandstacyshow@gmail.com. Listener Feedback is due by Saturday Noon PST. Please keep it to 3 minutes or less.


00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
28:12 NToS
29:52 JSFL Update
35:48 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Survivor Fans Podcast
P.O. Box 2811
Orangevale, CA 95662

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150401.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 5:04 AM

 

What a treat! We got an extra episode this week with a lot of great action. Now that we know the castaways a little better, we saw the return of the classic reward challenge. Even with the extra time spent on the action of the extra challenges, we still got some great insights into the social aspects of the game too. One of this season's themes continues to be the lack of self awareness. Shirin, Max, Rodney, Lindsey, and Dan seem to find new ways to demonstrate this each week. Kelly, on the other hand, serves as a great contrast to this clueless crew. It was great to see her highlighted this week.

Did your perception of anyone change significantly after the shuffle? Who do you think is in control of each tribe? Will the red tribe get decimated in the upcoming challenges? Who is Sierra better off aligning with? Is there a solid five in control of the red tribe now? Who do you think will be next to go?

Here are the tribes after episodes 4 and 5.
Escameca/Blue:Dan, Joaquin, Joe, Mike, Rodney, Sierra, and Tyler
Nagarote/Red:Carolyn, Hali, Jenn, Kelly, Shirin, Will

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00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:34 Introductions
63:08 NToS
67:39 JSFL Update
71:15 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

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Survivor Fans Podcast
P.O. Box 2811
Orangevale, CA 95662

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150318.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 7:27 AM

 

It is a classic pattern. A castaway gets booted out of a tribe and that tribe's failure at the next challenge appears like it hinged on that choice. Imagine how the No Collar's would have faired if they had kept Vince instead of Nina. The other classic pattern we were treated to this episode is for the dominant tribe to start to self destruct, and the Blue Collars are working hard on that one too. How is it that all the guys are experts at annoying their tribemates? Mike keeps digging his hole, Dan finds new ways to insert his foot in his mouth, and Rodney appears ready to rage at his tribemates in every confrontation. Meanwhile, over at the White Collars, Shirin and Joaquin are making the next choice to be booted from that tribe super easy too. This episode took us through day 8 and it is clear that the elements are really starting to have an impact on this group.

Who would you have chosen: Nina or Will? What's the key to keeping harmony in the dominant tribe? Do you think the Blue Collars will throw a challenge just to get rid of Mike? Is a tribe swap imminent or would your rather see them preserve the tribes until the merge? Who do you think is in control of each tribe? Who do you think will be the next to go?

Here are the tribes after episode 3.
Escameca/Blue Collar:Dan, Kelly, Lindsey, Mike, Rodney, Sierra
Nagarote/No Collar:Hali, Jenn, Joe, Will
Masaya/White Collar:Carolyn, Joaquin, Max, Shirin, Tyler

We've got several ways you can reach us. You can call and leave a voicemail at 206-350-1547. You can record an audio comment and attach it or just type up a quick text message and send it to us via email at joannandstacyshow@gmail.com. Listener Feedback is due by Saturday Noon PST. Please keep it to 3 minutes or less.


00:00 Date
00:04 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville
00:31 Introductions
28:39 NToS
32:34 JSFL Update
37:11 Ancient Voices 30 Worlds Apart mix by Aaron from Granville

Links for Today's Show
Paul's Visual Roster for Survivor Worlds Apart
Survivor Fans Podcast Fans group on Facebook
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Email: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com

Survivor Fans Podcast
P.O. Box 2811
Orangevale, CA 95662

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: SFP20150311.mp3
Category:Recap -- posted at: 4:47 AM