Survivor Fans Podcast
Jo Ann and Stacy follow the hit reality show Survivor.


Hello Again,

Listener Feedback
Both Bill and Enzo sent us their picks for this week along with some observations on how the show is shaping up. Bill's pick last week was particularly astute in that he accurately predicted the fall of the mighty Stephenie. Enzo's feedback said to watch for Greg to be voted off soon. He also highlighted what appeared to be an overt, extreme manipulation by Jeff Probst of Janu last week in Tribal Council. Several of the TV journalists agreed with Enzo and were quite vocal in calling foul on Probst.

It's getting down to the wire. There will only be three more shows before this season is done. What do you think we should focus on when Survivor's over? Who's your pick for the next person to get voted off the island? To leave an audio comment, call 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a text comment to this page by clicking the comments link or send us an email at: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com.

Show Notes
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:04 Intro Music
00:27 Episode 11 Introductions
00:48 What Should We Do After Survivor?
01:36 Listener Feedback from Bill
03:42 Listener Feedback from Enzo
07:50 Tom on Damage Control
08:29 Women Are Always Stirring Things Up
10:15 Don't Hate Me Because I'm a Winner
11:19 Reward Challenge
14:10 What Happened to Fiery Caryn?
15:53 Greg's Goofy Plans
17:17 Strategy Assessments
18:10 Sucker for Misdirection
19:10 Immunity Challenge
21:02 What if Ian Gave the Immunity Necklace to...
22:36 Why Did Caryn Turn TattleTale?
23:59 Next Week on Survivor
25:10 What Other Strategies Are There?
25:55 Celebrate Super Stephenie
27:40 Predictions for Next Week
31:58 Requesting Listener Picks
32:00 Outro Music

Here's our picks for next week. Jo Ann thinks that Caryn will be next and follow the order that Tom called out this week with her as number six. I think we'll finally see a puzzle challenge for immunity next week which means Tom will not win it. Since it's all Koror now, Greg and Jen will finally be able to execute their plan to start eliminating the stronger players.

Contact Info:
Voicemail: 206-350-JASS(5277)
Email: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy
Direct download: JASS20050428.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm PDT



Welcome Back,

Woohoo! We got more listener feedback. :)
Bill sent us an email asking for more complete coverage. He caught us making a format change which shortened the show and left out an item he really wanted to discuss. I think we have a plan to fix that now Bill, and thanks for sending in that request.

We got our first voicemail from Laughing Pygmy, the host of the Pygmy Island website. Check our show on Episode 4 for some more background on his site. He included his predictions for the final two which was really cool. Sounds like he's a big fan of Stephenie too.

We really enjoy the listener feedback. Hey, is there anyone out there that would be interested in doing an interview like the one we did with Survivor Fan Sandy? We got a device from Radio Shack that will let us make a digital recording of the call. We'll pay for the call and include it as a special segment on the show. We've got a set of sample questions we can send ahead of time to let you know what we're looking for. Let us know if you're interested.

Send us feedback on the show or your pick for who's going to get voted off next. To leave an audio comment, call 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a text comment to this page by clicking the comments link or send us an email at: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com.

Show Notes
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:04 Intro Music
00:16 Episode 10 Introductions
00:25 Listener Feedback from Bill
01:00 Format Change Reason
02:05 Using an Outline
03:11 Listener Feedback from Laughing Pygmy
04:04 Laughing Pygmy Voicemail
05:17 Steph Rocks!
05:45 Janu on Her Own
06:19 Front Hall Katie
07:13 Gregg's Strategy
07:29 Jen the Puppet Master?
08:00 Reward Challenge
08:13 Janu Steps Up
09:25 Background on Janu from Coby
10:19 Coby Admits He "Quitted"
10:39 Poor Stephenie
11:20 Devil Burps
11:44 Meeting the Chief
13:50 Janu's Triumph
14:10 Loser Talk
15:17 Immunity Challenge
16:48 Tom Fears Puzzles
17:40 Who's Calling the Plays?
18:44 Tom Spills the Beans
19:08 Missed Out on Shmoozing Janu
19:59 Quitters Bug Me
20:37 Blabber Mouth Ian
21:15 You're Gonna Regret That
21:47 Damn Quitters
22:47 Face the Wrath of Stephenie!
23:43 Woman Power
26:00 Predictions for Next Week
28:08 Requesting Listener Picks
29:00 Outro Music

Here's our picks for next week. We're going to avoid the obvious choice of Stephenie. Jo Ann thinks that a female alliance will emerge as the power center and Tom will be next to go. I agree that those ladies are pretty sharp and very likely to recognize the strength in numbers they have. My prediction differs only slightly. I'm going with a hunch and guessing that it will be Ian. What do you think?

Contact Info:
Voicemail: 206-350-JASS(5277)
Email: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy
Direct download: JASS20050421.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am PDT



Welcome Back,

It's time for a rundown of episode 9 of Survivor Palau. But first, we want to say a big "Thank You" to listener E. He sent us a note to chastise us, for being so harsh with our assessment of Ulong's mental capabilities. As E pointed out in his input, it's very likely that Bobby John can read given that he has a journalism degree. Jo Ann thinks he's cute, end of story. I still think he might have had someone doing his homework for him, but getting the feedback and sharing in the discussion of the show is what really makes podcasting special. We really enjoyed getting that email from E. It made our day. :)

We'd love to hear from some of the other folks that are listening too. Send us your pick for who's going to get voted off next. To leave an audio comment, call 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a text comment to this page by clicking the "comments" link or send us an email at: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com.

Show Notes
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:04 Intro Music
00:10 Episode 9 Introductions
00:11 Listener Feedback from E
02:00 Both Wrong Again
02:08 Happy for Steph
03:10 "I'm gonna have friends"
03:38 Coby Self Destructs
04:10 From Savvy to Silly
04:40 Boring for 2 Shows
04:57 Greg and Jen Need to Move Now
07:45 Coby Must Have Fallen Apart
08:40 Fishing Reward
09:14 Ulong Outwitted and Outplayed
09:38 Coby Spills the Beans
09:51 Stephenie as the Fourth
10:35 Tom in for the Long Haul
11:14 Smart Coby Takes a Break
11:42 15 Cookies
12:14 Next Week's Picks
12:59 Janu and Coby Get Played
14:00 Jo Ann Wants Steph to Win it All
14:31 Soliciting Feedback
15:08 Thanks Again to Listener E
15:22 Outro Music

Let's try this again. :) Here's our pick for next week. We both think Janu will be the next to go, but we're hoping that Greg and Jen can convince her to stay long enough to send Tom or Ian packing. Jo Ann's power play pick is for Greg, Jen, Janu, and Caryn to convince Stephenie to join them to break up the Tom, Ian, and Katie alliance.

Contact Info:
Voicemail: 206-350-JASS(5277)
Email: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy
Direct download: JASS20050414.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36pm PDT



Howdy ho Kids,

Here we are at episode 8 of Survivor Palau and the only thing we can say about Ulong tribe is that they're really very consistent. They can't seem to win in any combination. Ulong, Ulose, Uout.... :)

We're trying some new equipment for the show this week. We've added a Behringer Tube Ultrgain Mic200 pre-amp and an Electro-Voice MC200 dynamic microphone. We'd really appreciate it if you could provide some feedback and let us know if it sounds any better. To leave an audio comment, call 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a text comment to this page by clicking the "comments" link or send us an email at: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com.


Show Notes
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:04 Intro Music
00:17 Ulong Ufail, Rinse Repeat
00:57 Jo Ann Called it
02:17 BJ's Time
02:40 A Tribe of One
04:00 We Have a Jury Now
04:50 Koror Girls Just Kickin It
05:32 Who Could Ulong Have Beaten?
06:17 Can Bobby John Really Read?
06:58 Finally, A Better Reward
08:15 "I could mudwrestle"
08:31 Balut Snacks
09:08 Final Four Alliance
10:05 SnotRockets!
11:03 Stephenie Weakens
13:00 Close But Never Enough
14:00 Next Week's Picks
16:00 Game On Again
17:00 Challenge Master on Survivor Live
17:35 Feedback Request
18:53 Outro Music

Here's our pick for next week. We both think Janu will be the next to go, but we're hoping that Coby can convince her to stay long enough to give Tom the boot. We acknowledge that Stephenie is also a likely possibility, but we really don't think she'll go just yet. Either they'll merge and she'll be protected by the "Secret Alliance", or Stephenie will finally win an immunity. :)

Contact Info:
Voicemail: 206-350-JASS(5277)
Email: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy
Direct download: JASS20050407.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm PDT



Here's our first podcast interview. Our special guest is Survivor Fan Sandy. She's seen every season, and we had a great time gabbing with someone else that enjoys the show as much as we do. :)

Thanks again Sandy!
Direct download: JASS20050331_SandyInterview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17am PDT



Welcome Back,

Here's our show on episode 7 of Survivor Palau. We're having a blast watching Ulong, the worst tribe ever to play the game, slowly self destruct. The sheer volume of mistakes they make turns every endeavor into a comedy of errors. :)

We've also got a special treat this week. Our first interview is done. We had a great time talking about our favorite show with Survivor Fan Sandy. With our podcast generally running 30 minutes, we thought it would be best to post the interview seperately. You'll see it posted just above this update on the web page.

Show Notes
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:04 Intro Music
00:28 What to say about Ulong?
01:00 Ulong Prays for the Merge
01:37 Clambake
02:10 Cameraman Blows it
03:00 Tom's So Sneaky
03:42 Shark Beats Clam
05:15 Come on Ulong, You Can Win Reward
05:47 Koror's Just Better
06:03 Caryn & Katie Work Well Together
07:49 Why Alcohol?
09:04 Hangdog Ulong
09:21 Gregg and Jen Again
10:31 Coby Watches, Waits, & Wins
11:20 One More Goofy Week
11:50 Draw the Purple Rock
12:38 Ulong Makes us Laugh
13:44 Jeff Taunts Ulong
14:02 Bobby John, for a Puzzle?
14:34 Bobby John's Words of Wisdom
16:59 Can They Survive a Merge?
17:35 A Three Way Tie
18:11 Rooting for Stephenie
19:00 No Freakin Clue
19:45 Coby, Janu, and Caryn
20:35 This Must Be Some Kind of Record
20:52 Were They Just Models?
22:42 Ulong's Camplife is Phenomenal!
23:10 Will We See 2-on-2?
24:48 This Week's Pick
27:47 Fun Watching Ulong Self Destruct
28:27 Survivor Talk! on TheFishBowl.com
29:24 Check Out Survivor Fan Sandy's Interview
30:04 Outro Music

Here's a recommendation for another Survivor resource. Previous Survivor contestants, Rob Cesternino and Jenna Lewis, have an audio show called Survivor Talk hosted at TheFishBowl.com, a website dedicated to reality TV shows. It's similar to Survivor Live, but it contains mature content and has a very raw edge to it. They have an interactive element to the show. People can participate via a chat room for instant feedback. If you're a hardcore Survivor fan, you'll probably enjoy their show.

Contact Info:
Voicemail: 206-350-JASS(5277)
Email: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy
Direct download: JASS20050331.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am PDT



Hi Gang!

Team Chucklehead, AKA Ulong, continues their trend as the worst Survivor tribe ever, but we were thrilled to see the "Hypocrite Hick" finally get kicked out of the game. :)

We're enjoying this season and really enjoying creating each Podcast. We hope you're having a blast with it too.

Show Notes
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:05 Intro Music
00:29 The Knucklehead's Gone!
00:40 Corrections for Episode 5 Show
01:55 How do Tie Breakers Work Again?
02:55 Stephanie Keeps Her Word
03:33 Yeah, Everybody Listen
04:33 Putting on Airs
04:50 Stephanie Disappoints
05:17 Stupid is as Stupid Does
06:55 James Had No Clue
07:07 The Doctor Will See You Now
08:34 We Don't Always See the Injuries
10:05 Will Anyone From Ulong Survive?
10:35 Merge Next Week?
11:22 Craptacular Rewards
13:30 Janu Crumbles
15:33 Boobs on a Stick
16:05 Can't Hit the Broadside of a Barn
17:10 I Wuz in the Navy/I Can Tie a Knot
19:40 James the Mastermind?
20:18 Three Girls and a Guy
21:31 It Happened Again!
22:00 Was the Double Elimination Planned?
23:33 I So Fuhstrated
24:24 Stacy Finally Picked One!
24:52 Ibrehem Should Be Next
26:07 Caryn's Got Game?
27:17 Tom's Going Down
29:07 Willard's Heat Stroke
29:47 The Bet
30:30 The Postman Has No Kids
31:30 We Agree, Sort Of
32:27 Will Ulong Lose Another?
33:02 Outro Music

Here's our picks for who'll go in the next episode. When Ulong loses their next immunity challenge, then it will be Ibrehem. If Koror ends up at Tribal Council, we're going with Janu.

Contact Info:
Voicemail: 206-350-JASS(5277)
Email: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy
Direct download: JASS20050323.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT



Hello Again!

Survivor moved to a new night and it was certainly a show full of surprises. The only thing we weren't suprised by this week was that Ulong managed to lose another challenge. :)

There are a couple of operational changes to mention on our show this week too. First, I've been experimenting with the audio settings quite a bit lately, but I'm going to forgo the quest to eliminate the noise for now and just learn to live with that hissing sound in the background. I tried to remove it last week and didn't realize until I had already posted the show that it had some strange affect and created echos and some other audible oddities. We're going to switch the text portion of the update over to a slightly different format too.

We aren't really getting any participation on the show :(, so I decided that I'll use this section to post the show notes, a brief guide to what we're saying when in the podcast. From what I understand while listening to Adam Curry on his Daily Source Code podcast, it'll be important to have this data because at some point in the future we'll be able to combine this information with the audio and be able to jump to specific sections that we want to listen to or just to support simple searching. Guess I need to go back and do this for the first few shows too.

Show Notes
00:00 Date for iPod Shuffle Users
00:05 Intro Music
00:28 Surprises Abound
01:33 Our picks from Last Week
02:07 Fooled by Reality TV
03:56 Strange Voting Strategies
05:12 Ulong's Legacy (Plumb Dumb)
08:57 Katie's a Bum
09:40 Gregg and Coby's Alliance
11:33 Tom's Self Sacrifice
12:40 Worthless Willard
13:55 Sneaky Katie
14:44 Ian got Lucky
16:55 Who'll survive on Ulong?
17:23 Ulong ready for Merge
18:08 Stick the Knife In
19:26 That Dawg Won't Hunt
20:22 Twist the Knife
21:04 No Backup Plan
21:44 Blobby Jon's Deductive Powers
23:05 Survivor Live
24:32 Merge Soon?
25:33 Stupidest Team to Ever Play the Game
26.23 Picks for Next Week
30:00 Numbers dropping
30:48 G'nite
30:50 Outro Music

Here's our picks for who'll go in the next episode. If it's Ulong, then I'm going say that James will go next. Jo Ann says it will be, Ibrehem . If Koror gets forced into Tribal Council again, I'm picking Janu. Jo Ann says it will be Caryn.

If you ever do get the itch to chime in with your picks or an audio comment about the show, you can leave us a voicemail at 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a comment to this page by clicking the "comments" link or send us an email at: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com.

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy
Direct download: JASS20050316.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14am PDT



Greetings Survivor Fans!

It's Thursday night and time for our our fifth show. First, we're both thrilled that Ulong finally did something as a team and gave Kim the boot! How do lazy people like that get cast to be on the show? I guess she fooled quite a few people along the way and really knew how to say just the right things to be selected. I bet she put more effort into getting chosen for the show than she did while she was there on the island.

We came across a really interesting Survivor site this past week that we wanted to share with you. If you've ever thought you might want to be a contestant on the show you'll want to check it out. It's called Pygmy Island. The tag line is, "Out Write, Out Tape, Out Cast". It's dedicated to helping you prepare the best audition tape and interview to get you on the show. People who have applied for the show share their experiences. There was one really detailed account that we both enjoyed reading that described the trials and tribulations of a woman that almost made it to the final cut. It was very insightful and you'll enjoy it if you like behind the scenes information or just want some suggestions for when it's time to apply for season 12. :)

We know Ulong is adrift as a team now with little hope of recovering. But it was interesting to get a little more insight into how Koror is shaping up this week too. Sounds like the lines are being drawn. The majority is Tom, Ian, Katie, Greg, and Jen on one side. The Koror minority is Coby, Caryn, Janu, and Willard. Unfortunately, it's not clear at this point that they'll ever be tested. I think Ulong now holds the record for a team with the most consecutive losses in any season of the show. From the previews for next week, it looks like things won't be getting any better for them either.

Here's our picks for who'll go next. If it's Ulong, then we're going to say that James will go next. He really annoyed the ladies this week and they won't forget it. If a miracle happens and Koror ends up at tribal council, then we think it will be Caryn instead of Willard now. She's proven herself to be equally weak and she's definitely a lot more annoying.

Who do you think would have won in an island sumo match between Janu and Angie, or how about a battle of weaklings with Kim vs. Caryn?

Who's your pick for the next to leave, and who's going to win it all?

The quickest and easiest way to participate is our new voicemail number. Leave us a message at 206-350-JASS(5277). Or you can always add a comment to this show or send us an email at: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com.

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: JASS20050310.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am PDT



Hello Survivor Fans!

We're back again with our fourth show focusing on episode 3 of Survivor Palau. This was a classic episode in that one of the characters that we both wanted to get the boot survived, and a strong but injured player left the game too early. That appears to happen all too often in this game. There was a small improvement in the editing of the show this week thanks to a short reward challenge. We actually get to hear Ibrehem talk this time. It was nice to see a few more interactions back in camp. Did anyone else think there was a chance that Tom or Ian could kill a shark with a sharp stick? :)

Speaking of Koror, there's some obvious problems brewing there between Cayrn and Katie, but they managed to avoid having to thin the tribe again due to their strong overall teamwork. I bet they will not have any problems deciding who leaves if they ever do end up at tribal council.

Did anyone else think that was a particularly crappy reward for this week's reward challenge? How is sewing gear and some materials going to get you excited in those conditions. How about some food or materials to improve camp like a tarp? That looked more like a desperation reward. As in, "if we don't get them clothes soon, they're all going to end up naked". :)

If you are not aware of it, CBS has a nice additional show that airs on the Internet on Fridays called Survivor Live. They interview the most recently ejected contestant and get to ask some more in depth questions. You can call in and ask questions too if you're one of the lucky ones that gets through. Occasionaly, you get some good background stories that explain why the previous episode was edited strangely or just some extra details that they can't cover in the 1 hour show. If you're a fan of the show, you'll probably enjoy Survivor Live too.

Here's our picks for who'll go next. If it's Ulong, then we're going with the safe bet and say that Kim will go next. She adds no value. Maybe they'll actually come together as a team and get rid of her. If there's an upset and Koror ends up at tribal council, then we think it will be Willard.

Who's your pick for the next to leave? Do you like Palau so far? How does it compare to previous seasons? Leave us a comment or shoot us an email at: joannandstacyshow@gmail.com.

Enjoy,
Jo Ann and Stacy

Direct download: JASS20050303.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm PDT