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The Best Moments of the Survivor Returnees on RHAP

The Survivor Carmoan Returning Players on Rob Has a Podcast

Before they were returning players… they were guests on Rob Has a Podcast.

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The entire Survivor community is eagerly anticipating the coming season of Survivor to see these 10 returning players get into action for a second time. This podcast is a retrospective of the best and most relevant moments of each of these players in their appearances on Rob Has a Podcast. We’ve also provided links to each players full appearance to listen to their entire original interviews. We now present, the Return of the Returnees.

Erik Reichenbach (Clip starts at 8:35)

Erik Reichenbach

The Stupidest Man to Never Win the Stupidest Survivor of All-Time

Erik joined Rob prior to the finale of Heores vs. Villians to state his case why him giving away the immunity necklace was the stupidest Survivor move of all time – and why he should beat J.T. in that weekend’s Stupidest Move Fan Vote.

Original Show:
Natalie, Kathy on a Pre-Survivor Finale Special and an Interview with Erik Reichenbach from May 15, 2010

Brenda Lowe (12:00)

Survivor Nicaragua's Brenda Lowe

Never Scrambled: Survivor Nicaragua’s Brenda Lowe

After her allies turned on her during Survivor Nicaragua, Brenda called in to Rob Has a Podcast for her exit interview.  Brenda reveals to Rob why she was a fan of his game and went wrong during Nicaragua.

Original Show:
Survivor Nicaragua Brenda Gives the Lowe Down from November 18, 2010

Francesca Hogi (17:05)

Francesca Hogi from Survivor Redemption Island

Francine… Francesqua… Francese…

Survivor Redemption Island was the first of two consecutive seasons to use the Redemption Island twist so we had to wait two weeks after Francesca was the first one voted out to do our exit interview with her.  Francesca discusses how difficult Redemption Island was and her thought on former and future tribemate Phillip Sheppard in our conversation.

Original Show:
Francesca Hogi Talks Survivor Redemption Island from March 3, 2011

Corinne Kaplan (23:05)

Corinne Kaplan breaks down the Survivor South Pacific Cast

Corinne is ready to judge these Survivor books by their covers

Considered by many to be on the Mt. Rushmore of Rob Has a Podcast, Corinne first previewed the new cast with us during Survivor South Pacific.  Corinne gave us her first impressions and didn’t hold anything back, ever.  However, in this first cast preview, there was one guy who really caught her attention… her future tribemate, John Cochran.  Plus, we also get to hear Corinne’s first impressions on Brandon Hantz in this clip.

Original Appearances:
Corinne Kaplan Previews the Survivor South Pacific Cast from September 5, 2011

Sh*t Corinne Says: Brutal First Impressions of the New Cast from Corinne Kaplan from February 4, 2012

Andrea Boehlke (31:25)

Andrea Boehlke talks about the Survivor South Pacific premiere

MEOW! Andrea Boehlke on what its like to play with returning players

Another good friend of the show, Andrea Boehlke is one of the returning players for Survivor Caramoan.  Originally, Rob’s pick to win Survivor Redemption Island, Andrea has appeared on RHAP several times, including being a finalist for the 2012 Miss Survivor competition.  In her one and only full episode recap, Andrea gives her thoughts on future tribemates, Cochran, Brandon Hantz and Dawn Meehan.

Original Appearances:
Survivor Redemption Island: Andrea & Ashley (Exit Interview) from May 16, 2011

The Survivor South Pacific Premiere with Andrea Boehlke from September 15, 2011

Nicole Has a Girlcast LIVE with Andrea Boehlke from November 17, 2011

An Interview with Miss Survivor Finalist, Andrea Boehlke from February 7, 2012

Phillip Sheppard (39:00)

Phillip Sheppard joins Rob Cesternino to talk Survivor South Pacific

The Specialist is in the House

Phillip became infamous on Survivor Redemption Island as the former Federal Agent who may or may not have lost it while working with Boston Rob Mariano.  Phillip became a good friend of the show and in his appearance during Survivor South Pacific he professed his love of Sophie Clarke’s game but had some criticism of what his future tribemate John Cochran was up to.

Original Appearances:
Federal Express: Survivors Phillips and Natalie (Exit Interview) from May 16, 2011

The Specialist Speaks: Phillip Sheppard on Coach, Cochran and Survivor South Pacific from November 18, 2011

Brandon Hantz (46:30)

The Greatest Nephew of All-Time

The Greatest Nephew of All-Time

After giving up immunity at the Final 5 on Survivor South Pacific, Brandon Hantz did an exit interview with the Final 5 players the day after the finale.  On a call with Rick Nelson, Brandon spoke to Rob and Nicole about what he thought about his move.

Original Show:
Post Finale Interviews with Sophie, Brandon, Rick, Albert, Coach & Ozzy from December 19, 2011

John Cochran (53:00)

John Cochran weighs in on Colton Cumbie and the cast of Survivor: One World

Is Colton following in Cochran’s footsteps on Survivor: One World (photo courtesy of CBS)

One of the most talked out Survivors in the history of Rob Has a Podcast is John Cochran.  Cochran gave us plenty of entertainment on Survivor South Pacific but also caused quite the controversy with his flip from his tribe at the merge in that season.  Cochran’s made a few appearances on RHAP, but during his spot on the Survivor One World premiere recap, Cochran discusses his challenges in going back to survivor.  Find out what Cochran is planning to say to people worried he might flip during the All-Stars.

Original Appearances:
John Cochran Settles All the Survivor South Pacific Debates from December 8, 2011

What did John Cochran Think of Colton and the Survivor One World Premiere from February 16, 2012

Rob Has a Birthday Party LIVE from October 20, 2012

Dawn Meehan (1:05:20)

Dawn Meehan on the gameplay of Colton Cumbie and Monica Culpepper on Survivor: One World

Dawn Meehan knows it’s never easy being a Mom, especially on Survivor

One of the nicest people to ever play Survivor is Dawn Meehan from Survivor South Pacific.  Dawn is another great friend of the podcast and is famous for sending out her homemade bread to people all of the time.  In this appearance during Survivor One World, Dawn discusses which types of bread a number of current and former Survivor players would be most similar to.

Original Appearances:
Whitney & Dawn on Survivor South Pacific, Cochran from December 1, 2011

Dawn Meehan on the Difficulties of Being a Survivor Mom from March 15, 2012

Malcolm Freberg (1:11:30)

Malcolm doesn't have to wait long for a shot at Redemption.

Malcolm doesn’t have to wait long for a shot at Redemption.

Last but not least, our 10th returnee for next season spoke with us following the finale of Survivor Philippines, yet was able to make two RHAP appearances in less than 24 hours.  In his official exit interview, Malcolm discusses how he was able to get a final four deal struck with Mike Skupin and Lisa Whelchel.

Original Appearances:
LIVE Recap from the Survivor Philippines Finale from December 16, 2012

Interviews with the Survivor Philippines Final Four from December 17, 2012

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Special Thanks to all of the interns of Rob Has a Podcast, you guys do not ever get the credit you deserve for helping me with this podcast.  Thanks  specifically to those of you who went back to listen to these old shows in their entirety:  Erik Nelson, Brandon Bryce, Jessica Frey, Mark Celera, Tyler James Linder, Taylor Cotter, Mark Full, Alexander Thal, Clayton Spivey and Scott St. Pierre.

You guys make my life so much easier!   -Rob

Rob Cesternino

Rob Cesternino is a two-time Survivor player and reality TV aficionado. Rob gives his thoughts on his favorite Reality TV shows as the host of "Rob Has a Podcast" More From Rob Cesternino »


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  • Tom Polite

    I really enjoyed this episode. It was well edited and a great preview for what was to come on this season of RHAP. It and the one made for Blood vs. Water 1 were great.

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