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Bing! Carl Boudreaux from “Survivor: David vs Goliath” (Season 37)

Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons are joined by Season 37’s Carl Boudreaux for their first postseason interview of the winter. Carl talks frankly about his season versus previous ones, why he thinks he was cast on the show, how easy it is to get drunk on “Survivor,” and how he feels about his edit. They also address Jeff’s comments about his downfall, the real-life Angelina, his rivalry with Elizabeth, how his signature move came together, representation on “Survivor,” and life lessons you can learn from “The Bachelor.”

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“Survivor: Edge of Extinction” debuts Feb. 20.

Off The Island: Re-Air of Scott Passarella from Off Book

Today: A replay of our most downloaded episode ever!

Taylor Gaines is joined by the piano man without a plan, Scott Passarella, for a wide-ranging conversation about the weekly genius that is “Off Book: The Improvised Musical” podcast. They talk about his musical background, his techniques for improvising a musical, the brilliance of Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna, and when Lin-Manuel Miranda will come on the podcast.

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Re-Air: Libby Vincek Helps Recap ‘Ghost Island’

Another fun episode to revisit in the midst of the “Survivor” mini-offseason — our first interview with castaway Libby Vincek!

On this episode, Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons cover everything from Wendell’s seasons with the Queen of Ponderosa, from his power relationship with Dom to Laurel holding steady to Wild Card Donathan. Interesting insights to revisit in view of how the final vote turned out. They also talked with Libby about living at Ponderosa, being on TV, mentally breaking down on the island, and (*2018 ALERT*) determined once and for all whether it was Yanny or Laurel.

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“Survivor” returns Feb. 20.

Original Air Date: May 18, 2018

Bonus: “Natural Selection S1E4: Monsters, Inc.”

This week, with “Survivor” Season 37 in the books, a special preview of the new podcast “Natural Selection.”

On this episode, Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons take a trip into Monstropolis for the 2001 film “Monsters, Inc.”

They talk about how one of Pixar’s cutest characters was born a 30-year-old-man, the “Beautifully-Shaded Penny Problem,” the number of hairs on Sully’s body and debate which characters would make modern-day memes. They also label Mike as “problematic,” discuss their favorite deodorant flavors and see where the movie falls in the Natural Selection rankings.

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“Survivor” returns Feb. 20.

Michelle Schubert on the Finale of Season 37 (‘David vs Goliath’ Week 13)

Taylor Gaines is joined by Tyler B. Commons and “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X” cast member Michelle Schubert to celebrate the season finale of “Survivor: David vs. Goliath.” They talk through the entire three-hour episode, breaking down the Final Six and determining whether the show truly stuck the landing after its hot start. They also offer their last Power Rankings of the year, and the boys surprise Michelle with an affirmative answer she’s long asked for. 

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