Monday, December 26, 2011

Survivor 23: Season review & gameplay discussion ft. Gordon Holmes

Merry Christmas everyone! To kick off the holiday season we look back at Survivor: South Pacific with xfinity.tv writer Gordon Holmes, who was on location for the pre-game interviews and got to watch the first few days play out. Afterwards, we look back at the season - in particular, Sophie's win - from a historical perspective, answering questions such as: Where does Sophie rank among winners? Can this ranking be done? How? What makes a good player? All this, and more, in an extended-length podcast available HERE and HERE (the Gordon interview is first; the gameplay segment starts at roughly 1hr 10).

We will definitely be podcasting about the next season of Survivor, starting in February, and we hope to put out some content during the off-season as well. We'll post a schedule for the next few weeks when we've decided what we're doing; to stay updated, follow us on Twitter (@colinstone and @MC_Usher). Until then, enjoy the holidays!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Survivor 23: Pre-finale podcast

In less than 24 hours, the winner of Survivor: South Pacific will be crowned. For this podcast, Colin and I take a look at the players left in the game and assess their chances of winning, before talking about our feelings about the season in general. You can download it here or here.

Sometime next week we'll be recording a post-season review podcast with xfinitytv writer Gordon Holmes, and we'll be posting a tentative schedule for the offseason soon. As always, if you have comments you can reach us here or on Twitter (@colinstone and @MC_Usher). Enjoy the podcast, and enjoy the finale!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Plan A: Podcast; Plan B: Podcast.

First of all, AMAZING episode last night.

On the next podcast, Dom and I will be going over the last two episodes of Survivor and looking ahead to the season finale.  We plan on recording today (Thursday) or tomorrow.  It appears as though we have the audio issues totally figured out, so the turnaround shouldn't be long between recording and posting the new show on here.

After the finale this Sunday, we'll be doing a season-in-review episode, and we're happy to announce that for that episode, we'll be joined by Survivor Hall of Fame creator and Xfinity TV correspondent Gordon Holmes to break down the finale and take a look back at the season as a whole.

In the meantime, follow us on Twitter for hilarious banter and podcast updates (@colinstone and @MC_Usher) or check out the 2+2 thread.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Survivor 23: Hall of Fame discussion ft. Gary Wise

For this edition we are happy to be joined by poker writer and Survivor superfan ESPN's Gary Wise to discuss this year's potential entrants into the Survivor Hall of Fame. We talk about both the near-certain inductees and some dark horses as well as what a 'Hall of Fame' should aim to embody. You can find the podcast here or here (and, sometime in the distant future, on iTunes).

We'll post a schedule for the upcoming week sometime soon. We don't know exactly when and what we're going to podcast about yet, but at the very least we want to do one podcast before next Sunday's finale and one after. In the meantime, enjoy the show!

EDIT: We've also fixed the audio on the F7 podcast, so it should work normally now.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Survivor 23: F7cast

Apologies for the delay in uploading this; we hope it's worth the wait! In this podcast (which can be found here or here) we bring you over two hours of analysis, beginning with the events of the most recent episode (most notably Cochran's boot) and moving into a general discussion of why the F7 is such an important time in Survivor. We go back through every season and look at the moves that were and should have been made at this crucial time.

This week we also recorded a podcast about the Survivor Hall of Fame with ESPN's Gary Wise, which you can find here after tonight's Survivor episode. As always, if you have feedback or comments/suggestions for future podcasts we'd be delighted to hear from you; drop us a line on Twitter (@colinstone and @MC_Usher) or here in the comments section.

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Episodes

Hey Guys--

We're recording TWO new episodes today.  The first will be about the newest episode of Survivor: South Pacific, featuring episode analysis, how things could have gone differently at F7, where we think each player stands, our predictions about what we might see next, and an in-depth look back at other famous and interesting F7 spots from Survivor history.

In the second episode, Dom and I are pleased to be joined by our first guest, ESPN's Gary Wise.  We'll be talking about the Survivor Hall of Fame, which is due to add three new members shortly after the conclusion of Survivor: South Pacific.  We'll be breaking down all of the contenders, revealing our own ballots, and predicting who we think will end up enshrined.

The episodes will be available for download later this week.  Enjoy!