The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Worlds Apart episodes 4 and 5

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Were you not on board the Max and Shirin bandwagons? Were you rooting for them to crash and burn just to hurt John’s feelings? Well brace yourselves for 80 minutes of delicious schadenfreude. And more than a few bleeps. Spoiler: John’s fandom will not go quietly into that good night. 

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We don’t waste any time in this episode before giving the people what they want: John’s take on the plight of Max and Shirin. Does Andy approach the situation with kid gloves, or does he pour a gallon- sorry, litre, because he’s Canadian- of salt in the wound?

We discuss Max’s time on Survivor, and whether or not he deserved John’s undying devotion. (He did.) We also discuss how the Max vote affects Shirin, and whether there is any way she can avoid being the next one targeted. At some point, we finally discuss the first episode of the evening, better known as Survivor’s semi-annual headfirst dive into sexism. Should Lindsey have been voted out? Has Dan ever really spoken to a woman? Is Rodney pretty much everything we expected?

We also talk about our Ultimate Survivor Bracket, this week’s Zero Percent Club (a conversation which may contain some profanity), and our predictions for who will go home next week.

Of course, we always welcome your comments. Please note that any comments regarding Shirin and/or Max that are not unironic and effusive praise will be immediately deleted. You can leave a comment here, tweet us @purplerockpod, or email us at purplerockpodcast on gmail. Thanks for listening!

  • John, I felt like I was listening to the Jonestown Tapes all over again. I’m worried.

  • John, I felt like I was listening to the Jonestown Tapes all over again. I’m worried.

  • MrBurkesButtons

    I like John’s theory that Max and Shirin clashed with the wet blankets because they work with “intellectuals.” But as far as I can tell, it’s not about intelligence… it’s about quirk.

    Max works with college students and professors… not the most normal folk. Shirin works for a tech/media conglomerate, where they’ll gladly tolerate eccentricity as the price of genius. Meanwhile, the wet blankets expect white collars to act “professional,” suppressing any individuality. Guys like Tyler want you to fit in, to wear the stuffy white collar that everybody hates to wear but that’s how adults dress.

    • That’s roughly what I was getting at. I just didn’t stick the landing with the argument. Thanks for putting it a little more elegantly.

      I don’t know enough about Carolyn’s job to comment.

    • Tyler works in the entertainment industry (as do I) though, and typically it’s a little less straight-laced. CAA might be stuffier though, because it’s so big.

      But what happened to the guy who dresses up like a hobo to scare children in Pasadena?

  • MrBurkesButtons

    I like John’s theory that Max and Shirin clashed with the wet blankets because they work with “intellectuals.” But as far as I can tell, it’s not about intelligence… it’s about quirk.

    Max works with college students and professors… not the most normal folk. Shirin works for a tech/media conglomerate, where they’ll gladly tolerate eccentricity as the price of genius. Meanwhile, the wet blankets expect white collars to act “professional,” suppressing any individuality. Guys like Tyler want you to fit in, to wear the stuffy white collar that everybody hates to wear but that’s how adults dress.

    • That’s roughly what I was getting at. I just didn’t stick the landing with the argument. Thanks for putting it a little more elegantly.

      I don’t know enough about Carolyn’s job to comment.

    • Tyler works in the entertainment industry (as do I) though, and typically it’s a little less straight-laced. CAA might be stuffier though, because it’s so big.

      But what happened to the guy who dresses up like a hobo to scare children in Pasadena?

  • I actually laughed out loud at the intro music. Also, Andy showing emotion? Wtf? Minutes in and enjoying it.

  • I actually laughed out loud at the intro music. Also, Andy showing emotion? Wtf? Minutes in and enjoying it.

  • Tyler is Josh. Merge or just after the merge boot. I love Kathy but she is the originator of having good & a lot of confessionals and being assigned credit for being good at survivor. Vecepia is in reality is better than Kathy at Survivor. But Kathy gives better confessionals, has a better story line,and is just a better character than Vecepia.

    Chris and Danni didn’t have nearly the same game even if it was a similar numbers disadvantage. That doesn’t mean they played the same. More than anything Danni intentionally was an unteresting person for strategic reasons. Which is clever but if two players are close in how they played strategically I will probably vote for the interesting one (Chris).

    I don’t love Natalie White, but I do hate Russel he gets FAR FAR to much credit for production wanting idols to be in play. He doesn’t understand how to win. He is annoyingly repetitive in confessionals about how good he is. He is probably the most overrated player ever and by default I will vote for almost anyone in a poll against him.

  • Tyler is Josh. Merge or just after the merge boot. I love Kathy but she is the originator of having good & a lot of confessionals and being assigned credit for being good at survivor. Vecepia is in reality is better than Kathy at Survivor. But Kathy gives better confessionals, has a better story line,and is just a better character than Vecepia.

    Chris and Danni didn’t have nearly the same game even if it was a similar numbers disadvantage. That doesn’t mean they played the same. More than anything Danni intentionally was an unteresting person for strategic reasons. Which is clever but if two players are close in how they played strategically I will probably vote for the interesting one (Chris).

    I don’t love Natalie White, but I do hate Russel he gets FAR FAR to much credit for production wanting idols to be in play. He doesn’t understand how to win. He is annoyingly repetitive in confessionals about how good he is. He is probably the most overrated player ever and by default I will vote for almost anyone in a poll against him.