The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur finale – “This is My Time” (a.k.a. “Twinnie Winnie”)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- finale

Another season of Survivor is in the books, so we got together one more time to celebrate Natalie and reflect on the season that was. Where does Natalie rank among the all-time winners? Where does San Juan del Sur rank among the past 28 seasons? Hint: they may not be similar.

We break down the episode itself, discussing the big play Natalie made and the smaller play Jaclyn made. We’re not as into interviewing kids in the audience as the show seems to be, but we are into the idea of next season and making Missy feel bad at the final tribal council.

So bid adieu to this season with one last listen before the holidays, and join us in welcoming next season and taking a non-spoilery look at what’s to come. We reference two cast members for next season but avoid mentioning them by name in case you’re a hardcore anti-spoiler type. If you do want to know the names and haven’t figured them out, just reach us via the methods below. Or take a closer look at the tags for this post.

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 13- “Let’s make a move”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 13

Get ‘em, Twinnie! Natalie finally pulls off the power move she’s been telling us she wanted to do for weeks, and Jon heads to Ponderosa with all the other guys who were not actually getting a winner’s edit. Meanwhile, Keith is still in the game, spitting and preaching the gospel of child abuse.

Last week, Andy claimed that Natalie’s idea was a terrible one, and that we were seeing Jon’s march to victory. John may or may not mention that fact to Andy as soon and as frequently as possible. We also discuss whether Natalie is now in the pole position to win this season.

We bring in guests this week that fit the Blood vs. Water theme of the season (no, it’s not our wives), and talk about how the season has gone so far, whether we like the gimmick, and what are hopes are for next week’s finale.

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, episodes 11 and 12- “Kind of Like Cream Cheese” and “Still Holdin’ On”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 11 and 12

Survivor was so ready to be over with these fools that they blew through two episodes in one night, bringing Jon’s total episode absenteeism to three for the season. He has less work ethic than Baylor.

To fill in, I decided to make this a Blood vs Water-type podcast by bringing in a family member: three-time guest and brother-in-law Billy. For a change, we actually take less time to discuss Survivor than it took to air it, while breaking down Natalie’s night, Jon and Jaclyn’s fight, idols in plain sight, and whether or not Reed’s attempts at saving himself were right. Also, I declare the winner of the season and break it to Billy gently that if we were in a Blood vs Water season, I’d vote him out in a heartbeat.

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 10- “This is Where We Build Trust”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 10

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Or, as we call it in Canada, Thursday! We’re thankful that Survivor served up a good episode for us to discuss, largely on the strength of a crazy tribal council. So we stick to the plan and discuss the moves of Reed, Natalie, Jon and Keith and give our first Power Rankings of the season.

So take a break from your family and have a listen. You’ll thank us, I’m sure.

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 9- “Getting to crunch time”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 9

Look at that episode title. How was that not a product integration thing where the reward challenge winners got Nestle Crunch bars? Sorry, this season has so frequently been about food that I reflexively start thinking about food whenever I think of it.

But hey, this week was an interesting episode! Things happened! But was the thing that happened- Jeremy getting booted- a good thing? Was it good for Jon and Jaclyn? Missy and Baylor? Reed? Ok, it was definitely good for Reed. But what happens next? Are Jon and Jaclyn going to coast to the finale, or are there still some obstacles in their path?

Jeremy’s exit also leads us into a discussion of winner’s edits: what they are, how to know one when you see one, and whether anyone will actually get one this season. We also bring the Zero Percent Club to an end, but only after John remembers to induct Alec.

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 8- “Wrinkle in the Plan”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 8

Due to a tragic #TACOOVERLOAD, John was unable to make the podcast this week, so we turned to our Survivor Chick Stuff correspondent Emma to give Andy someone to pretend to listen to while he waits his turn to talk. Andy explains to Emma what guys are like when ladies are not present, we wonder if the winner of this season has now become obvious, and a listener poses the craziest question: is Jaclyn getting a winner’s edit?

All that, plus lots of fart talk. Tell your five-year-olds. This friggin’ season, man.

Andy and Emma discuss the fall of Josh and whether or not he was a good Survivor player or merely a fan creation.

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 7- “Million Dollar Decision”

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: San Juan del Sur- episode 7

An episode of planning, strategy talk, and two power players going head to head results in a big fat nothing. Lucky us, we get to talk about it and this dismal season. Plus, for the third season in a row, we ask “was this the worst quit ever?” All that, plus #trailmixscandal excitement! Ugh.

Now that we’ve had enough data, it’s time to decide: is the Blood vs Water concept (in non-returnee seasons) a failure? Does Survivor not work in pairs?

And since this episode is no fun to talk about, we decide to discuss something that is: fan-casting an All First-Boot Season. You know, in case you wanted to see a cast worse than the one we got.

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