Thu, 17 March 2005
Survivor moved to a new night and it was certainly a show full of surprises. The only thing we weren't suprised by this week was that Ulong managed to lose another challenge. :)
There are a couple of operational changes to mention on our show this week too. First, I've been experimenting with the audio settings quite a bit lately, but I'm going to forgo the quest to eliminate the noise for now and just learn to live with that hissing sound in the background. I tried to remove it last week and didn't realize until I had already posted the show that it had some strange affect and created echos and some other audible oddities. We're going to switch the text portion of the update over to a slightly different format too.
We aren't really getting any participation on the show :(, so I decided that I'll use this section to post the show notes, a brief guide to what we're saying when in the podcast. From what I understand while listening to Adam Curry on his Daily Source Code podcast, it'll be important to have this data because at some point in the future we'll be able to combine this information with the audio and be able to jump to specific sections that we want to listen to or just to support simple searching. Guess I need to go back and do this for the first few shows too.
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:05 Intro Music
00:28 Surprises Abound
01:33 Our picks from Last Week
02:07 Fooled by Reality TV
03:56 Strange Voting Strategies
05:12 Ulong's Legacy (Plumb Dumb)
08:57 Katie's a Bum
09:40 Gregg and Coby's Alliance
11:33 Tom's Self Sacrifice
12:40 Worthless Willard
13:55 Sneaky Katie
14:44 Ian got Lucky
16:55 Who'll survive on Ulong?
17:23 Ulong ready for Merge
18:08 Stick the Knife In
19:26 That Dawg Won't Hunt
20:22 Twist the Knife
21:04 No Backup Plan
21:44 Blobby Jon's Deductive Powers
23:05 Survivor Live
24:32 Merge Soon?
25:33 Stupidest Team to Ever Play the Game
26.23 Picks for Next Week
30:00 Numbers dropping
30:50 Outro Music
Here's our picks for who'll go in the next episode. If it's Ulong, then I'm going say that James will go next. Jo Ann says it will be, Ibrehem . If Koror gets forced into Tribal Council again, I'm picking Janu. Jo Ann says it will be Caryn.
If you ever do get the itch to chime in with your picks or an audio comment about the show, you can leave us a voicemail at 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a comment to this page by clicking the "comments" link or send us an email at: email@example.com.
Jo Ann and Stacy
Fri, 11 March 2005
Greetings Survivor Fans!
It's Thursday night and time for our our fifth show. First, we're both thrilled that Ulong finally did something as a team and gave Kim the boot! How do lazy people like that get cast to be on the show? I guess she fooled quite a few people along the way and really knew how to say just the right things to be selected. I bet she put more effort into getting chosen for the show than she did while she was there on the island.
We came across a really interesting Survivor site this past week that we wanted to share with you. If you've ever thought you might want to be a contestant on the show you'll want to check it out. It's called Pygmy Island. The tag line is, "Out Write, Out Tape, Out Cast". It's dedicated to helping you prepare the best audition tape and interview to get you on the show. People who have applied for the show share their experiences. There was one really detailed account that we both enjoyed reading that described the trials and tribulations of a woman that almost made it to the final cut. It was very insightful and you'll enjoy it if you like behind the scenes information or just want some suggestions for when it's time to apply for season 12. :)
We know Ulong is adrift as a team now with little hope of recovering. But it was interesting to get a little more insight into how Koror is shaping up this week too. Sounds like the lines are being drawn. The majority is Tom, Ian, Katie, Greg, and Jen on one side. The Koror minority is Coby, Caryn, Janu, and Willard. Unfortunately, it's not clear at this point that they'll ever be tested. I think Ulong now holds the record for a team with the most consecutive losses in any season of the show. From the previews for next week, it looks like things won't be getting any better for them either.
Here's our picks for who'll go next. If it's Ulong, then we're going to say that James will go next. He really annoyed the ladies this week and they won't forget it. If a miracle happens and Koror ends up at tribal council, then we think it will be Caryn instead of Willard now. She's proven herself to be equally weak and she's definitely a lot more annoying.
Who do you think would have won in an island sumo match between Janu and Angie, or how about a battle of weaklings with Kim vs. Caryn?
Who's your pick for the next to leave, and who's going to win it all?
The quickest and easiest way to participate is our new voicemail number. Leave us a message at 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a comment to this show or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Ann and Stacy
Thu, 3 March 2005
Hello Survivor Fans!
We're back again with our fourth show focusing on episode 3 of Survivor Palau. This was a classic episode in that one of the characters that we both wanted to get the boot survived, and a strong but injured player left the game too early. That appears to happen all too often in this game. There was a small improvement in the editing of the show this week thanks to a short reward challenge. We actually get to hear Ibrehem talk this time. It was nice to see a few more interactions back in camp. Did anyone else think there was a chance that Tom or Ian could kill a shark with a sharp stick? :)
Speaking of Koror, there's some obvious problems brewing there between Cayrn and Katie, but they managed to avoid having to thin the tribe again due to their strong overall teamwork. I bet they will not have any problems deciding who leaves if they ever do end up at tribal council.
Did anyone else think that was a particularly crappy reward for this week's reward challenge? How is sewing gear and some materials going to get you excited in those conditions. How about some food or materials to improve camp like a tarp? That looked more like a desperation reward. As in, "if we don't get them clothes soon, they're all going to end up naked". :)
If you are not aware of it, CBS has a nice additional show that airs on the Internet on Fridays called Survivor Live. They interview the most recently ejected contestant and get to ask some more in depth questions. You can call in and ask questions too if you're one of the lucky ones that gets through. Occasionaly, you get some good background stories that explain why the previous episode was edited strangely or just some extra details that they can't cover in the 1 hour show. If you're a fan of the show, you'll probably enjoy Survivor Live too.
Here's our picks for who'll go next. If it's Ulong, then we're going with the safe bet and say that Kim will go next. She adds no value. Maybe they'll actually come together as a team and get rid of her. If there's an upset and Koror ends up at tribal council, then we think it will be Willard.
Who's your pick for the next to leave? Do you like Palau so far? How does it compare to previous seasons? Leave us a comment or shoot us an email at: email@example.com.
Jo Ann and Stacy
Fri, 25 February 2005
Here's our third show that looks back at episode 2 of Survivor Palau. This season is progressing well, but we're conerned that we don't get to see more of the human interactions. The producers appear to have decided to focus more on the action events for this season. The "in camp" segments seem short, fragmented, and a few survivors don't appear to be getting any air time at all. The challenges continue to be more difficult than most of the events we have seen in the past. It looks like voting off the weaklings is the best route to go if this keeps up.
Our accuracy for picking the next person voted off took a turn for the worse this week. Neither of us picked the person that got voted off, but it appears from her parting comments that she was ready to leave.
So, the show's good and keeping us entertained and adding the whole podcast aspect has been a big boost to the fun factor. Truth be told, we are having as much fun creating these shows as we are watching the TV show. This last week was extra fun from an operational angle. We had a blast watching the download counter hit a milestone. We ended up with 122 downloads for our second show and 66 for the original premiere show. It will be interesting to see if anyone hangs around to listen to this one. :)
Leave us a comment and let us know who you think will get voted off next. It's easy. Just click the comment link for this post and type away. If you prefer email, you can reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jo Ann and Stacy
Fri, 18 February 2005
Hello Survivor Fans!
Survivor is back and and it started off with a zinger of an opening. Two contestants booted out within the first 15 mins of the show in a way that makes us think back to embarrasing scenes on the playground in grade school. I have to admit that I was surprised that one of the young and beautiful was dismissed so quickly. Not a single one of my picks from the premiere show was accurate, while Jo Ann nailed one of hers on the first call and her other two looked poised to go next should their team lose immunity.
Our first impression of Jolanda was fairly accurate. She did turn out to be too brash for her own good. Of course you can never tell with how things get edited. We never see the whole story do we? :)
Listen to the show and let us know what you think. I'm sure we'll be talking about this at work tomorrow. We would love to hear your views on the first episode too.
The easiest way to respond is just to click on the comment link. If you prefer email, you can reach us at: Jo Ann and Stacy Show!.
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Jo Ann and Stacy
P.S. We also want to say a big thanks to the folks over at Podcast Alley. They added our show to their podcast directory and we've already seen several folks drop by and download it.
Wed, 16 February 2005
This is our premiere show and we're glad you stopped by to check it out. You can listen to the show by clicking on the POD icon or on the JASS20050215.mp3 filename down below.
We really enjoy watching the TV show Survivor and thought it might make a good centerpiece for a weekly show. Each week after a new episode airs, we’ll record our view of what happened and include predictions and hopefully responses from you too. See if you agree with our predictions for who the first three to leave the show will be.
Our first episode focuses on our impressions of the contestants for Survivor Palau from reviewing their pictures and brief descriptions on the website. We had fun offering our opinions on what each contestant's chances might be based solely on first impressions.
Our next show should be out Friday after the first TV episode airs.
Thanks for stopping by to check out the show. You can leave a quick comment by clicking the comment link below or email us here Jo Ann and Stacy Show!.
You can send a normal email or record and attach your own audio comment that we can include in the next show. :)
Jo Ann and Stacy