Interview with the Latest Player Voted Off Survivor - 5/09/13 (by Rob Cesternino)
This is the latest interview with the player voted out from Survivor Caramoan from Rob Has a Podcast. We discuss what happened in this week’s episode of the show and what it was like watching the episode
This week on Survivor after a controversial trade that resulted in the Kalabaw tribe sending all of their rice to Tandang in exchnage for sandwiches, the tribe ended up deciding to vote out the former Miss Delaware, Katie Hanson, from the tribe. Rob Cesternino spoke with Katie to discuss her time onSurvivor Philippines.
Rob starts off by talking about the highly tense tribal council where somebody was going to be blindsided. Katie said she didn’t understand why the tribe would want to keep returning playerJonathan Penner, especially because he had the hidden immunity idol in his possession. Rob felt like it was a good move to keep Penner because he is somebody who is going to attract a lot of heat after the merge and could provide protection for Jeff Kent and for Carter Williams. Rob thinks the best move would have been for the tribe to get rid of Denise Stapley because she could very easily flip after the merge. However, Katie points out that Denise claimed that she was going to be able to get Malcolm Freberg to flip over to Kalabaw after the merge.
Rob asked Katie about her experience playing with former Major League second baseman, Jeff Kent. Katie said that she was very surprised to hear that Jeff Kent was an athlete because he didn’t look like somebody who was in such great shape though Katie said that his performance in the challenge was great. Rob asked is Carter Williams had always been this whiny throughout the game and she said that Carter had been the main target of the women’s alliance on Kalabaw. Katie even said that she wasn’t that hungry until Carter kept talking about how hungry he was getting. Katie said that she doesn’t respect the game that Carter is playing of just following Jeff Kent around throughout the game.
Finally, Rob wanted to know why Jeff Probst was on Katie’s case so much during the last few challenges. Katie discussed some of the reasons behind her struggles in last weeks challenge between the freezing rain and the oppressive heat, she had a hard time adjusting.
When it was first announced that former major league baseball player, Jeff Kent was going to be on the current season of Survivor… we knew that there would be nobody better suited to give us analysis that ESPN.com’s AJ Mass – author of the book “How Fantasy Sports Explains the World“. Rob talks with AJ and asks him about his performance so far through five episodes of Survivor Philippines. Rob is curious about the playing career of Jeff Kent and asks if AJ believes that Jeff Kent will someday be a major league Hall of Famer. AJ thinks that while Jeff Kent was a very good ballplayer, he was not ever dominant enough for a long period of time and compiled a lot of his stats over his career.
Rob and AJ then go through the remaining player in the Survivor Philippines game and attempt to match them up to the ideal 12 archetypes that AJ out lines in “How Fantasy Sports Explains the World“. Those twelves archetypes are:
- The Loose Cannon – The person whom is always due to explode over the most minor incident. - The Diplomat – The person who can talk their way out of any trouble. - Old Reliable – The person who you can always count on, ready to give maximum effort. - The Ninja – The person that you don’t even know is there. - Fresh Meat – The person who is in over their heads. - The Idiot Savant – The person who seems to have success even though they shouldn’t - The Mad Scientist – The person with all the crazy plans. - The Cheerleader – The person who wants to all work together for the common good. - The XX Factor – The person who just is not like all the others. - Captain Loophole – The person who is trying to play all the angles. - The Marriage of Convenience – The two people who are unlikely partners to work together. - The Narcissist – The person who makes it all about themselves.
Since the inception of Rob Has a Podcast, listeners have wondered if Boston Rob would ever appear on the show… wonder no more. Boston Rob Mariano from Survivor Marquesas, Survivor All-Stars, Survivor Heroes vs. Villains and the season that made him a winner, Survivor Redemption Island joins Rob Cesternino is the most extensive interview of Boston Rob’s Survivor career. Rob Cesternino starts by talking with Boston Rob about Survivor Philippines and his take on whether he likes the three tribe format of the game. Boston Rob has played many different variations of the game, including Survivor All-Stars where there were also three tribes. Rob thinks it was a mistake for the Kalabaw tribe not to vote out Denise Stapley this week when they had the chance. Rob C. asks how come Boston Rob didn’t vote out Jenna Lewis and Rupert Boneham on Survivor All-Stars when they were in a similar position and Boston Rob explained his thinking from that game. Rob C. brought up the medical evacuation of Dana Lambert from the game this week and how that compared to Boston Rob from Survivor Heroes vs. Villains the famous case of Crybaby-itis. Rob says that it’s a real thing that got brought on from severe dehydration, much like what happened to Russell Swan on Survivor Samoa. Boston Rob also discusses knowing Mike Skupin from charity events that the older players used to attend back in the day. Rob is excited for Skupin to return to the show for this season. Boston Rob also likes Jeff Kent but may be rooting for him more if he had ever played for the Boston Red Sox. Eventually, Rob begins asking Boston Rob many of the questions that came from the Facebook Fan Page spanning across a number of different seasons of the show. Boston Rob discusses many of the famous moments from his Survivor playing career including: - What were his plans for Survivor Heroes vs. Villains had Tyson decided not to switch his vote. What could Rob have done differently to change his fate in the game? - His thoughts on his decision to vote out Hunter Ellis early on in Survivor Marquesas. Why did he decide to take out Hunter and what did he learn about the game? - What does Rob think now about his decision to not save Lex on Survivor All-Stars after Lex didn’t vote Amber Brkich out of the game. What does Rob wish he could change about how that whole situation was handled? - How did Boston Rob end up working so closely with Phillip Sheppard during Survivor Redemption Island? - Which of his seasons had the toughest weather conditions? - Would Boston Rob be open to possibly replacing Jeff Probst if Jeff decided he didn’t want to host Survivor any more? - Plus, what exactly happened in Survivor: All-Stars when the two Robs played the game together on the same tribe? What really was the downfall of Rob Cesternino that season? It’s a Survivor interview spanning Boston Rob’s last 11 years of playing Survivor. For a Boston Rob fan, this is truly the interview that you’ve been waiting for.
Two legends of both reality TV and Spreecast join forces on a mist filled edition of Rob Has a Web Show. Rob Cesternino and Dan Gheesling begin the evening by recalling Dan’s history with Spreecast well before Rob’s stint. Rob starts by asking Dan about how he came up with his now famous Funeral. Dan says he had the idea in his head from before he went into solitary confinement. He tells a story of an emotional moment he had before the Veto competition which led him to hatch the idea. Dan talks about life outside the Big Brother house and the reception he’s received from fans. He says one out of every twenty e-mails will be a hate filled rant, but he takes amusement in just how angry the trolls can be. Rob and Dan both agree that it’s easy to turn a hater due to their intense passion for something one way or the other. Rob Cesternino asks Dan Gheesling about his post-game relationships with some of his fellow cast members, including Danielle Murphree who was very upset with Dan in her finale interview. Dan breaks down the press interviews with Ian and Danielle the day after the show. Everyone was friendly with each other at the start of the day, but by the end of it Danielle wouldn’t even look at Dan. Rob thinks that while Dan may have done a few bad things to Danielle, at the end of the day he was a key reason she made it as far as she did. Dan says he’s on good terms with winner Ian Terry in spite of the hurt feelings Ian had during his jury speech. Dan feels the bond he formed with Ian was so close he felt the jury would have hated him more for voting him out in the final three than Danielle. Rob Cesternino and Dan Gheesling then get to some video questions. Rob shows Dan his impression of Eagle Eye Joe Arvin. Dan is asked what he’d add to his book How to Get on Reality TV after a second stint in the house and he says while he’d have to reflect on it he thinks secrecy is a big part of the casting process he left out. Dan says the last five days of this past season was the hardest part of his entire Big Brother experience. When asked about what would have happened had the coaches stuck together he says he doesn’t think he could have pulled off the impressive moves he made in the second half of the game with Janelle Pierzina and Mike Boogie Malin still in the house, but he would have liked to have worked with Janelle due to her challenge skills. Rob talks about the anti-Dan sentiment coming from previous Big Brother players. Rob thinks the bitterness stemmed from the fact that Dan Gheesling got so much praise for his game, especially from Julie Chen herself. He says he had a lot of support from sharp players like Matt Hoffman. Dan acknowledges the comparison between himself and Russell Hantz and says he has a lot of respect for Russell’s game and thinks he’s a revolutionary player in the current Survivor era. In the first Ding Marry Kill of the night, Dan surprisingly chooses to marry Willie Hantz over a life time of cooking from chef Joe Arvin. Dan says he and Willie shared some interesting conversations in the house and conversation is key to a good marriage. Shane Meanie is declared the easiest Ding of all time. Live feed correspondent SnideSnidington asks one of the most pressing questions of the evening…what exactly did Dan think of The Dark Knight Rises. Dan was very pleased with the end of the Batman trilogy and draws some links between the story in The Dark Knight Rises and his personal journey in Big Brother 14. Dan is asked what would happen if Kara Monnaco stayed in the game over Frank Eundy in week two. Dan says he had a relationship with Kara similar to Memphis Garrett in that the two of them were both very logical and could have worked together well. Rob asks Dan about a recent tweet from Dr. Will Kirby. Dan says that while he and Will respect each other’s games, he doesn’t like how Dr. Will embraces the persona that he’s above Big Brother. Rob Cesternino moves into some RHAPid-fire questions starting with asking Dan if he expected Danielle Murphree to get amount of hate that followed her in the fan community. Dan says he was very surprised she was so disliked and thought she’d be in the middle of the pack in terms of popularity. Dan looks in the rear view mirror and decides the pivotal moment which cost him the half million was not bringing Jenn Arroyo to the final two. Dan says hands down his ideal Amazing Race partner would be Memphis Garrett. Had he gotten the chance to chose a player in the third round of the draft, Dan would have chosen Jenn despite her invisible edit. Finally Dan says Janelle Pierzina would have easily been Renegade material had she made it deeper in the game.
Since the calendar has turned to October, it’s almost time for Halloween. Matt Hoffman is the world’s biggest Halloween fan and creator of the year’s biggest Halloween party, Hoff-O-Ween. Who better to discuss a movie about a witch this month, 1989′s cult classic “Teen Witch”.
The film stars Robin Lively as Louise, a down and out high school girl who is totally unpopular and hopelessly in love with one of her classmates, Brad (played by Dan Gauthier). On a day when Louise is coming home from school, Louise is run off the road while riding her bicycle by Brad. She ends up looking to use the phone at Madame Selena’s palm reading parlor and meets Madame Selena (played by Poltergeist’s Zelda Rubenstein). Madame Selena tells Louise that she is actually a witch and will start to experience her witch powers on her 16th birthday.
Sure enough, the following week, Louise is able to experience some magical powers that she uses to do things like attract the attention of Brad, turn her brother into a dog and of course, become the most popular girl in her high school. As Louise starts to become more popular she realizes that she now has other problems including the loss of her best friend, Polly and uncertainty if people actually are liking her for herself or because of the magic spells that have been cast.