2016-12-18 — Survivor Finale

And from the remaining three emerged one Sole Survivor – Adam!

We have enjoyed this season’s theme and dream about what Survivor tribe we would be on.  Parents vs People without kids, Process Minded vs Creative Minded, Rich vs Poor – what would your tribe be?

Dealing with and understanding anxiety can be a benefit of being on Survivor.  One is thrown into a situation where he/she is one of a special select few but then all comforts and safety nets are gone too so it is a good time to learn to grow through issues and anxieties.  What other situations have you been in which have helped with social anxieties?

Final game play – Sunday, Brett, David and Jay’s strategies were unique and interesting but it was Adam, Hanna and Ken who had strategies that got them to the final three.

Next Survivor – Game Changers.  Hmmm, we have really enjoyed this season and the newness and uniqueness of the players, the simplicity of the game, and the challenges.   The next season brings back only returning players – I hope they have thought up something new for this already used format.

Tell us what you think about the show, this season, the upcoming season, and what Survivor match ups you would like to see.

Thank you all for listening, participating and being involved in Armchair Survivor.  We appreciate all of you.  Happy Holidays to all!

2016-12-04 — Love and Legacy

This week Ken got gifted the legacy advantage and Will worked to make his legacy.

  • Do younger people, younger men, or just Will and Mike, feel like they have to prove themselves as strong players/important at the young age of 18?
  • Was this loved one’s visit more touching than most?  What pros and cons are presented based on who visits you?
  • Has Survivor started to show and promote less underhandedness?  If so, why?

What did you think about this week’s episode?  What do you think the legacy advantage will provide Ken?  Which loved one would you choose to visit you on Survivor (I’m available!!)?

Please add your comments and tell us what you are thinking!  Thank you for listening.

2016-11-27 — Rainbow Connection

Two hours of survivor excitement!

  • Is it “ok” to lie in Survivor?  Are certain lies more acceptable then others?  Should you lie to form a stronger connection with someone?
  • We, as people, are continuing to grow.  Brett and Zeke’s approach to discussing being gay was interesting and promising.
  • What makes a player interesting?  Being too abrasive, perfect, whiny or boring isn’t the answer but one needs to be a combination to be successful in the game or at least in life.
  • Tribal Council – wow!

Please comment and tell us how what you think of this week’s episode and the topics we discuss in the podcast.  Do you agree?  Do you think we are way off?  Either way is fine – we look forward to your opinion.

Join us next week!


2016-11-20 — Secrets

Jeff and Mark work to enforce groups as they have set up the players but do the players keep in those groups?  If they do, why?  And, if they don’t why?  How do people group together and with who would you first identify?

Oh, and of course we had to talk about this – stealing food.  Is it a millennial trait or just an act of a person who doesn’t really think of others and expect people to understand his/her’s reasoning?

We are sorry we missed last week and were happy to be back and we look forward to your opinions and comments about the show and players.

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate.

2016-10-30 — Age Changes Your Perspective

Are the differences motivated because of their titled generation – Millennials vs Gen X or is it an age differences thing?

We talk through:
– Carrino camping vs. Survivor
– Will the truth service you well in this game
– Taking direction
– What we need to learn from the generations that come after us
– Mickayla and her strategy to help Michelle and Zeke

Tell us what you think about this week’s episode, about who was voted out and your opinions by commenting below.

Thank you all for listening!

2016-10-16 — TigerMoms

Success in life not always successful in Survivor

We talk through some generational, or are they just general, differences:

  • Tigermom vs. blunt vs. bossy vs. just condescending vs. would it work if it came from a man
  • For the good of the team or stupidity
  • Is he already writing the next chapter of the story and we don’t know what that is
  • Do people act and behave based on their birth year more or based on their learning / acting styles with which they are born

Tell us what you think – please comment and tell us your thoughts on Survivor, the show and our opinions. Thank you for listening and sharing Survivor with us.

Yes, we experienced audio issues.

2016-10-09 — The Beat Down Generation

This week we discussed how, perhaps, it’s not just the Generation X or the Millennials that are the “cautious” ones or the “unsafe” ones, rather it is the adult generations that second youngest who has been beat down enough to stop dreaming and trying to think outside the box.  By contrast, maybe the third youngest generation recovers from the beat down and may have started to dream again.  Let us know what you think.

2016-10-02 — Everyone Gets A Turn (To Be Berated)

This week we discuss the fact that everyone gets a chance to have his or her generation crapped on by the one before.  There are actually three generations in this particular season of Survivor:  Millennials, Generations X and (thanks to Jeff Probst’s being there) Baby Boomers.

We take on the position of Jeff, as an observer but yet associated with the show, offer surprise, wonder and commentary — just as he did — with what unfolded between the other two generations.

It’s amazing how nothing is really now — and for those who are Baby Boomers, many of the criticisms seem very familiar — it was pretty much the same stuff we had said about us from Traditionalists or Silent Generation.  Slightly different specifics (e.g. the pill instead of the phone) but it’s basically the same.

According to Google (hate to admit it but we find them a little more credible with this kind of information than Mark Burnett) this is the map of the generations.

iGen, Gen Z or Centennials:  Born 1996 and later.
Millennials or Gen Y:  Born 1977 to 1995.
Generation X:  Born 1965 to 1976.
Baby Boomers:  Born 1946 to 1964.
Traditionalists or Silent Generation:  Born 1945 and before.

This will probably come in handy for future discussions on this show.