The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur, episode 5- “Blood is blood”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 5

Well that was disappointing on a lot of levels. In this podcast, we mourn the loss of Kelley- a player both of us liked and thought would do well- and discuss how she got screwed in the swap (phrasing). We also lay out some plans for how Dale can still overcome some long odds and succeed in the game without her. We’re probably reaching a bit on this, mostly because we were Kelley and Dale fans. Seriously, Dale, I hope you came up with the plan I propose for you. It would be incredibly successful and great TV at the same time.

Of course, this episode can’t be discussed without talking about the rice situation, or “playing the rice card” if you will. Was the blue tribe actually crazy to eat all of their rice so soon, or were they crazy like a fox? And what punishment could Survivor levy on their tribe to keep this from happening again?

The Zero Percent Club gets a heaping helping of new members this week, and Quit Club seems to be down to a small handful of choices with one clear leader. Andy’s 3-0 hot streak with predictions finally ended last week, but he attempts to start a new streak with our picks for next week’s castoff.

As always, we welcome your feedback either here or on one of the many other avenues you can reach us (especially Twitter: @purplerockpod or gmail: purplerockpodcast. If you’d like, you can even leave us a voicemail on Skype at JRPurpleRock). Thanks for listening!

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The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur, episode 4- “We’re a Hot Mess” (a.k.a. the Drewchebag episode)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 4

Hey, remember last week when we took wild guesses as to what was going on at the blue tribe? Let’s dive into how those predictions look now. But first, let’s talk about one of the greatest douchebags Survivor has ever known: Drew.

The Drewchebag’s episode is so spectacularly dumpster fire-esque that it prompts the question: Is he the biggest douchebag we’ve seen on this show? Of course, Andy and John rattle off a list of contenders. We also invite you to share your suggestions, because we’ve already thought of some we missed since the point when we recorded.

We dive into Jeremy’s gameplay, and ask the same question about him that we asked about Josh last week: Is Jeremy Collins any good at Survivor? Really, is anyone on this season good at Survivor?

Of course, we also induct someone into the Zero Percent Club, discuss the Quitter Pick of the Week, and make predictions for next week. Will Andy continue his 3-0 hot streak with the predictions?

As always, we welcome your feedback either here or on one of the many other avenues you can reach us (especially Twitter: @purplerockpod or gmail: purplerockpodcast. If you’d like, you can even leave us a voicemail on Skype at JRPurpleRock). Thanks for listening!

Note: You can find our iTunes subscription link here: Purple Rock Survivor podcast on iTunes

The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur, episode 3- “Actions vs. Accusations”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 3

We’re digging deep this week to come up with the answers to the questions everyone is asking: Is Josh actually a good player? How many times can Baylor get votes and still stay in the game? Should the orange tribe have voted off Rocker? And what the hell is going on at the blue tribe?

(A quick aside here: A lot of people suggested Jaclyn almost blew the plan to vote out Rocker. No. We saw her being approached by Rocker with an offer to vote out Dale. If anything, her talking about cracks within the male alliance might have helped keep Rocker from playing the idol.)

We engage in some wild speculation as to the dynamics of the rarely-seen blue tribe, and talk about the dominant alliance we think exists in that tribe. We also discuss whether our baseless speculation about what’s going on with that tribe’s alliances would be a first in Survivor history.

As always, we induct someone into the Zero Percent Club, discuss the Quitter Power Rankings, and make predictions for next week. We even offer Survivor some helpful suggestions for athletes that they could cast that would be worse than Rocker.

As always, we welcome your feedback either here or on one of the many other avenues you can reach us (especially Twitter: @purplerockpod or Skype: JRPurpleRock, where you can leave us a voicemail). Thanks for listening!

Note: You can find our iTunes subscription link here: Purple Rock Survivor podcast on iTunes

The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Our Survivor season rankings, part two (#1-14)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Our Survivor season rankings, part two (#1-14)

You may recall that this summer, we invited guests on to discuss the highs and lows of each one of Survivor’s 28 seasons. After weighing the opinions of our guests, we have developed the definitive, indisputably correct rankings for each of Survivor’s seasons.

In part two, we take you all the way to the top of the charts in terms of Survivor seasons. The seasons we cover here are the cream of the crop, and have some of the greatest gameplay, casts, and gimmicks/twists the game has ever done. It also has seasons that were responsible for some of the great moments in Survivor history: the Ulong tribe’s decimation, Rob Cesternino’s alliance-hopping, James getting voted out with two idols. They’re all covered here, and we admittedly had some difficulty determining the levels of greatness among some of the greatest seasons.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you have any comments about the seasons we talked about in this episode, please send us your feedback:

Twitter: @purplerockpod
Skype: JRPurpleRock, where you can leave us a voicemail
Email: purplerockpodcast at gmail

Thanks for listening!

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The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Our Survivor season rankings, part one (#15-28)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Our Survivor season rankings, part one (#15-28)

You may recall that this summer, we invited guests on to discuss the highs and lows of each one of Survivor’s 28 seasons. After weighing the opinions of our guests, we have developed the definitive, indisputably correct rankings for each of Survivor’s seasons.

In part one, we cover the bottom half of those rankings. Starting with the worst season Survivor has ever made (Spoiler alert: It’s Nicaragua. It’s always Nicaragua.), we work our way up to the middle of the charts, giving some brief explanations of why each season is ranked where it is. We even offer some suggestions as to which of these seasons you should bother watching if you’re relatively new to Survivor, because there are certainly a handful that you can skip.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you have any comments about the seasons we talked about in this episode, please send us your feedback:

Twitter: @purplerockpod
Skype: JRPurpleRock, where you can leave us a voicemail
Email: purplerockpodcast at gmail

Thanks for listening!

Note: You can find our iTunes subscription link here: Purple Rock Survivor podcast on iTunes. You should leave us a stellar review there so we can brag to our family about how well-liked our podcast is.

The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur, episode 2- “Method to this Madness”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 2

An unfortunate issue with our recording software in this episode requires a brief appearance from every listener’s favorite version of Andy, but before that happens you get to hear your favorite Survivor podcasters (2nd favorite? 3rd favorite? Come on, we’re at least top 5, right?) talk about the obscenely poor gameplay in this episode.

Among our topics this week: Was Val’s lie about having multiple idols terrible or…no, really terrible is the only option. What the hell is Josh doing? Did we already see the highlight of the season for a few players in this episode? Is Baylor the next Ciera Eastin (of Survivor: Blood vs. Water)?

We also induct someone into the Zero Percent Club, and discuss the Quitter Power Rankings for this week. Finally, we conclude with a discussion on the problems (or perceptions of problems) that Survivor has in dealing with racial and ethnic minorities. A small portion of that conversation was destroyed by our recording software as well, but hopefully it remains coherent enough that you can get the point we’re trying to make: Yes, Survivor is racist as shit (not really).

As always, we welcome your feedback either here or on one of the many other avenues you can reach us (especially Twitter: @purplerockpod or Skype: JRPurpleRock, where you can leave us a voicemail). Thanks for listening!

Note: You can find our iTunes subscription link here: Purple Rock Survivor podcast on iTunes

The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur, episode 1

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 1 (season premiere)

It’s been too long since we had a new season of Survivor to discuss, but our long national nightmare is finally over. San Juan del Sur: Blood vs. Water 2, the most unwieldy title in Survivor history, started us off with a few new twists to a still-relatively-new gimmick.

The 90-minute premiere (and our unwillingness to record a pre-season preview) gave us plenty to discuss in this week’s podcast: Why is Survivor fascinated with casting awful people? How did this cast get lost on the way to Amazing Race casting? Did Tyler Perry veto Redemption Island’s return, and if so do we all need to send him a thank you note?

We’ll discuss all of these things (well, at least two of these things) and more on this episode. We also give our first impressions of the cast, induct someone into the Zero Percent Club, and introduce the Quitter Power Rankings.

As always, we welcome your feedback either here or on one of the many other avenues you can reach us (especially Twitter: @purplerockpod or Skype: JRPurpleRock, where you can leave us a voicemail). Thanks for listening!

Note: You can find our iTunes subscription link here: Purple Rock Survivor podcast on iTunes