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Game of Scones -- Brexit Recap/Analysis  



As we keep turning and turning in the widening gyre, there's a lot left to say about Brexit. We cover the first week's fallout, clear up some widespread misconceptions, and take a guided tour through the horror show of Britain's class system and politics. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Brexit Through the Gift Shop  




As the UK shocks the world by leaving the European Union, a Brit talks to a Britta about how and why it happened and where things go from here. It's a crash course in British and EU history, an examination of Western political trends, and a case for Brexit, delivered through a curious blend of sober analysis and hot takes. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

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The Genius: Season Three in Review (Part 2)  


Chinguya! After talking through the first four episodes of The Genius: Black Garnet in Part 1 (here), we're finally back to continue our discussion and analysis as we break down the Miner Game, Stormy Stock Market, and Constellation Game in Part 2. Learn how to maximize your stock in Bankruptcy and Death while avoiding the bombs (or not) when you listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

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BB18: Must-Win Auction Draft with Ian Terry  


Today we're back with BB14 winner and confirmed BB18 coach Ian Terry to once again take part in our two favorite summer pastimes -- low stakes gambling and treating people like objects -- as we auction off this season's cast. Find the full results here or listen to the audio version below, here, or on iTunes here.

SPOILER ALERT: The rumored returnees are discussed openly in this podcast. If you want to stay unspoiled on that, come back to this episode sometime next week, or whenever Twitter ruins the suspense for you.

(music: Buffalo Springfield)

Survivor 34: Must-Win Auction Draft with Kos  


With Kaoh Rong already a fond, distant, three-week-old memory, we're back today to auction off the cast of Survivor 34: Names from a Hat. Bidding in actual American dollars and cents, we dive into the hodgepodge group that will grace our screens in eight short months and offer early projections on how things might go down. The complete results can be found here and the full audio version can be found below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Pearl Jam)

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Survivor 32: Season in Review  


Now that everything's been said, done, and suckled, we're back to break down Michele's win, Aubry's loss, and much more as we wrap up our coverage of Survivor 32. How will the result affect the way fans view not only the season, but also the jury system in general? Where does Michele's winning game stack up historically? How does Kaoh Rong rate in our extremely scientific season rankings? Plus, a first look at the cast of Survivor 34 when you listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

SPOILER ALERT: While most of the S34 discussion begins 2h54m in, a few of the returnee names get mentioned earlier. For anyone averse to that sort of thing, tune out around the 2 hour mark, and probably stay off Twitter for the next 8 months.

(music: The Hives)

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Survivor 32: The Truth Is Out There -- Finale Preview  


With a day and a half to spare, we're back to offer our final thoughts on the season before finding out if the truthers have in fact been falsers all along. But how likely is it that Michele could lose, and what takeaways might we have about the way the show is edited if that happens? Inversely, what might be the fallout if the know-it-all dipshit truthers were actually correct? And might Aubry be getting a *loser's* edit? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

Note: BBCAN4 discussion and two minor Survivor finale spoilers come up around 40 minutes in (never follow the CBS Survivor Twitter account).

(music: Truth Hurts)

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Survivor 32: The Bounty Hunted -- Episode 12 Recap/Analysis with Alex Kidwell  


While Dom is suffering from a severe case of Bracco Fever, RHAP correspondent Alex Kidwell sits in to break down the latest happenings on Survivor: Loose Change. What's the current state of the truthers versus the world debate that seems to be defining the season on Twitter, and why do both sides feel even more certain after this week? Plus, Is Joe the obvious medevac or might we see the return of Chekhov's Giant Swollen Thigh? And with Jason gone, who's the new sure-thing lock losing finalist? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Radiohead)

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Survivor 32: Episode 11 Analysis + Endgame Forecast with Kos  


As we draw another week nearer the (inevitable) conclusion of Survivor: Kaoh Rong, longtime friend of the podcast and perpetual auction draft hoobae Kos joins us to analyze the latest episode and try to reverse-engineer how everything will eventually go Michele's way. Plus, what might lead to Aubry's eventual downfall, and more importantly, is she a better player than Sophie? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: k-os)

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Survivor 32: Bracco's Modern Life -- Episode 10 Recap/Analysis  


Dom managed to make it out alive from the week-long keg party that was the Queen's 90th birthday, and after another chaotic week in Cambodia, we're back to break down the latest Survivor happenings. With another massive episode under her belt, is Aubry the clear front-runner, the new Spencer, or the final medevac? With an advantage, an idol, and Mark the Chicken on his shoulder, where does Tai go from here? And might Michele be the modern Morasca?  All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Eminem)

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Survivor 32: The Debbie Downers -- Episode 9 Recap/Analysis with Sarah Freeman  


While Dom is off running with the bulls, RHAP blogger and fellow servant to the crown Sarah Freeman sits in to discuss all that went down in Wednesday's wild episode and where the eight remaining players stand going ahead. What constitutes a women's alliance and why shouldn't we be thinking about them? Will Tai return the bonus idol or hang onto the keys to the kingdom? And is Mark the chicken actually a horcrux? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Beastie Boys)

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Survivor 32: Episode 8 + S34 Rumors + BBCAN4 Discussion Megacast  


In today's feature-length podcast, we're back to break down the wild merge vote, offer opening arguments on those rumored to be in mix for season 34, and discuss the latest happenings from inside the BBCAN Grand. Did Cydney orchestrate a well-timed coup or did she blow up her own spot prematurely? Who might join Sandra and Charlie Sheen in the pantheon of bi-winners? Plus, a live BBCAN winner draft on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

Survivor 34 discussion begins at 1:15:20
BBCAN4 discussion begins at 2:24:30
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Survivor 32: The Dara Initiative -- Episode 7 Recap/Analysis  


Dr. Rupert has spoken, and now we're back to speak even more as we take a closer look at Part 1 of the Survivor merge. Is Nick a prototypical early juror or the next Boston Rob? Is production crossing a line in giving out antibiotics or should they have done so even sooner? With Neal and his idol out of the picture, might the target shift away from the Brains? And most importantly, after a breakout episode, is Aubry the new Michele? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Amy Winehouse)

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Survivor 32: Doctors Losing Patience  -- Episode 6 Recap/Analysis  


With the merge right around the corner, we're back today to discuss who's looking good as the game hits the halfway point and who needs a shoulder to stand on. Now that Peter's been lobotomized, are the Brains better off staying united or using their massive frontal lobes to come up with a fresh game plan?  After being decimated by variance, how might the Beauties rebound from here? And as the presumed swing votes for the time being, how can the Brawn tribe maintain that coveted position? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

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Survivor 32: Buffs, Beats, and Variance -- Episode 5 Recap/Analysis  


Drop your buffs and pick up your oven mitts because this week the takes are coming in hot enough to medevac Caleb. Now that we've swapped, how should each group be trying to set themselves up for the merge, and who's looking like they've already punched their ticket?  How bad is drawing the red buff, and what's production's limit on twist improvisation? Was there anything Anna could have done to save herself, or was it #justbadluck? And might Nick be the new Eliza? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.


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Survivor 32: Heatstroke Cowboy -- Episode 4 Recap/Analysis  


After months of unprecedented hype surrounding the conditions, Mother Nature has finally cast her first ballot of the season, and today we're back to break down where the Battle of Contagious Heatstroke fits into the larger scope of Survivor history, what (if anything) could have been done to limit the damage sooner, and how Caleb will fare in his inevitable return appearance. Plus, is there an age cutoff for bullying? Why weren't more people trying to throw the Immunity Challenge? And who's looking good entering the swap? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.


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Survivor 32: Thanks, Obama -- Episode 3 Recap/Analysis  


While Clinton/Sanders and Trump/Cruz may seem like hotly contested campaigns for voting units, the real action this week was going on at Brains camp, where Peter found out what happens when one both looks and acts like a second-term President. But why did Liz end up taking the fall, and is an early exit atypical for her? Plus, with a medevac and probable swap looming, who's best poised to reach across the aisle for a new bipartisan majority? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.

(music: Green Day)

Survivor 32: Jen Goes Unchained -- Episode 2 Recap/Analysis with Taran Armstrong  


With Dom out celebrating Leonardo's vindication, RHAP live-feeder Taran Armstrong returns to break down all of the happenings from episode two of Survivor: Shudder Island.  Is Liz a true Wolf of Wall Street or might she be in trouble sooner than we'd thought? What's Eating Kyle Jason, apart from maybe the sun? Is the problem on Brawn the chemistry or The Beach? And as for The Departed, what could Jen have done differently to stay alive? And where does her Titanic display at Tribal Council rank historically? All that and more on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.


(music: Flight of the Conchords)
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Survivor 32: Season Premiere Recap/Analysis  


The players have been stereotyped, the chickens have been wrangled, and the premiere of Survivor: Kaoh Rong is officially in the books. What really went wrong for Darnell, and does Alecia Blondie have any hope of surviving another vote? While the women seem to be meshing nicely on Beauty, which of the men should be nervous? Might there be an uprising at Brains camp, or are they just the new Kalabaw? And is Jonas a sudden front-runner for Second Chance 2? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.


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Survivor 32: Season Preview  


After the off-season flew by faster than a Beast Mode Cowboy judo chop, we're back to break down the cast and twists of Survivor: Kaoh Rong. Is Nick the next Brian Heidik or the next Brian Hart? How smoothly can Caleb transition from Big Brother to Survivor, and how big of a role will his reality experience play? With the brutal conditions receiving most of the preseason hype, how might the environment impact the game itself? And which Harry Potter house is best? All that and more below, here, or on iTunes here.


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