The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 7 (Borneo, All-Stars, Guatemala, Thailand)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 7

Reminder: We’ll be doing a series of these for the next few weeks, with a different guest each episode recommending or bashing certain seasons for us in order to influence our rankings. At the end, we’ll post everyone’s rankings and give our own rankings so you can tell us how wrong we are.

It’s a whole lot of early-period Survivor on this episode, where we cover four of Survivor’s first eleven seasons: Borneo, Thailand, All-Stars, and Guatemala. Is it even fair to rank Borneo? Why is Guatemala the forgotten season? And what exactly is a fish monger? Our guest Adam examines these questions and more with us on this episode, wherein we also learn that Adam is both a lover of the classic Survivor seasons and a hopeless romantic.

And because they are sensitive and progressive modern men, John and Andy somehow avoid talking about exactly how attractive Danni Boatwright is. That probably deserves some sort of medal.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you think we’ve treated a previous season unfairly, please send us your feedback:
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The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 6 (Cook Islands, Fiji, Panama, Gabon)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 6

Reminder: We’ll be doing a series of these for the next few weeks, with a different guest each episode recommending or bashing certain seasons for us in order to influence our rankings. At the end, we’ll post everyone’s rankings and give our own rankings so you can tell us how wrong we are.

The real Andy returns this week, and it’s just in time to discuss one of the most spectacular and fascinating failures Survivor has ever had: Fiji. Though it’s generally one of the least-liked Survivor seasons, Andy and John are particularly fascinated about the ways in which it failed.

In this episode, we discuss four seasons ranging from fantastic to a complete turd in the punch bowl: Cook Islands, Fiji, Panama, and Gabon. Our guest Billy provides a double dose of Candian-ness to this episode and admits that he may have rigged his list, causing us to reconsider whether his rankings can truly be trusted.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you think we’ve treated a previous season unfairly, 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: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 5 (Tocantins, One World, South Pacific)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 5

Reminder: We’ll be doing a series of these for the next few weeks, with a different guest each episode recommending or bashing certain seasons for us in order to influence our rankings. At the end, we’ll post everyone’s rankings and give our own rankings so you can tell us how wrong we are.

We lost Andy’s audio for this podcast, which results in an incredibly short episode (just under 30 minutes) and an episode that’s got a lot of John talking (which I apologize for profusely). The audio was pieced together from what remained of the other two guests, so apologies again for the occasionally disjointed editing.

In this episode, we discuss three seasons: Tocantins, One World, and South Pacific. Our guest Michelle comes from the land of kanagroos, boomerangs, and Paul Hogan. In a lovely Australian accent, Michelle tells us why Tocantins is her favorite Survivor season, makes a tepid defense of One World, and shrugs at the existence of South Pacific.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you think we’ve treated a previous season unfairly, please send us your feedback:
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Skype: JRPurpleRock, where you can leave us a voicemail
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The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 4 (Samoa, Australia, Vanuatu, Marquesas)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 4

Reminder: We’ll be doing a series of these for the next few weeks, with a different guest each episode recommending or bashing certain seasons for us in order to influence our rankings. At the end, we’ll post everyone’s rankings and give our own rankings so you can tell us how wrong we are.

In this Canadian-heavy episode, we discuss four seasons: Samoa, Australia, Vanuatu, and Marquesas. Our guest this week is Craig, whose rankings on these seasons were wildly different than most of the other people we polled. Craig makes a strong case for one of the more divisive seasons that makes us consider whether our view of Survivor Samoa is clouded by later revelations about how awful Russell Hantz is. Craig also gives us a passionate defense of Vanuatu, which we quickly crap all over. And, of course, we discuss Survivor’s first ever Playboy covergirl.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you think we’ve treated a previous season unfairly, please send us your feedback:
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The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 3 (Blood vs Water, Caramoan, Redemption Island)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 3

Reminder: We’ll be doing a series of these for the next few weeks, with a different guest each episode recommending or bashing certain seasons for us in order to influence our rankings. At the end, we’ll give our own rankings and let you tell us how wrong we are.

In this episode, we discuss three seasons featuring returning players: Blood vs Water, Caramoan, and the horrendously awful Redemption Island. We’re joined by Chelsey, who gives us her opinion on why the first two are great and the last one is absolutely terrible. We discuss returning player casting rumors for each of the season, and whether certain players might have improved the seasons. And for the second week in a row, we shower Malcolm in praise and throw some shade on Mike Skupin.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you think we’ve treated a previous season unfairly, please send us your feedback:
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The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 2 (Cagayan, Philippines, Amazon)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 2

Reminder: We’ll be doing a series of these for the next few weeks, with a different guest each episode recommending or bashing certain seasons for us in order to influence our rankings. At the end, we’ll give our own rankings and let you tell us how wrong we are.

In this episode, we discuss three seasons: Cagayan, Philippines, and Amazon. We’re joined by Will (@XLPelican), who gives us his take on those three seasons (and throws in a parting shot at One World). We discuss why the three-tribe format may be the key to great seasons in the near future, how Tony’s win will influence the game (and whether or not Andy and John are hypocrites in their love for Tony over Todd), and the season that Rob Cesternino won in every way except financially. We also shower Malcolm in praise and throw some shade on Mike Skupin.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you think we’ve treated a previous season unfairly, 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: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 1 (Heroes vs. Villains, China, Nicaragua)

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Ranking the Survivor seasons, episode 1

It’s the Survivor off-season, the perfect time to reflect back on the 28 seasons we’ve seen so far and pit them against each other in order to determine exact rankings. This is, after all, what Survivor nerds like us do.

We’ll be doing a series of these for the next few weeks, with a different guest each episode recommending or bashing certain seasons for us in order to influence our rankings. At the end, we’ll give our own rankings and let you tell us how wrong we are.

In this episode, we discuss three seasons: Heroes vs. Villains, China, and Nicaragua. Our frequent guest Emma joins us to give her take on those three, and John sounds like he may have recorded this podcast while talking through a can attached to a string.

We welcome discussion of previous seasons, and if you think we’ve treated a previous season unfairly, please send us 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. You should leave us a stellar review there so we can brag to our family about how well-liked our podcast is.