30 episodes

Grab your torches and go behind the scenes of the Emmy® Award-winning reality series SURVIVOR like never before. Whether you’re a superfan or new to the show, “On Fire with Jeff Probst: The Official Survivor Podcast” is the ultimate companion to Season 46 — revealing HOW the show is made and WHY they do the things they do. Showrunner and Host Jeff Probst answers fan questions and takes you behind the scenes of the series from the executive producer perspective that you can't get anywhere else. This season, Probst is joined by former castaway and Survivor 45 winner Dee Valladares, and producer Jay Wolff who share insights from the player and fan perspectives on each episode. Watch the latest episode of SURVIVOR every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ and then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show.

On Fire with Jeff Probst: The Official Survivor Podcast CBS

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 4.8K Ratings

Grab your torches and go behind the scenes of the Emmy® Award-winning reality series SURVIVOR like never before. Whether you’re a superfan or new to the show, “On Fire with Jeff Probst: The Official Survivor Podcast” is the ultimate companion to Season 46 — revealing HOW the show is made and WHY they do the things they do. Showrunner and Host Jeff Probst answers fan questions and takes you behind the scenes of the series from the executive producer perspective that you can't get anywhere else. This season, Probst is joined by former castaway and Survivor 45 winner Dee Valladares, and producer Jay Wolff who share insights from the player and fan perspectives on each episode. Watch the latest episode of SURVIVOR every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ and then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show.

    Once Upon A Time in Fiji

    Once Upon A Time in Fiji

    Survivor 46 is off to a rockin’ start and the tribes are already “survibing!” Jeff shares behind-the-scenes insights about production of the show open and why they chose Tevin's monologue to set the tone for the season. Dee explains her initial impressions of the castaways and how she can already pinpoint potential allies and who to avoid — Jelinsky is at the top of that list based on his disheartening decision to quit the Sweat vs Savvy Challenge.
    Jeff also shares a piece of advice for the new castaways: blind optimism and your unique POV are your best tools in the game. Plus, Jeff, Jay, and Dee discuss producer interactions with the castaways, from trailing them on Idol hunts to acting as their confidants. The 26-day road to crown our next sole Survivor has only just begun!
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    • 43 min
    Survivor 46: New Era, New Co-Host

    Survivor 46: New Era, New Co-Host

    Survivor 46 is here and “On Fire with Jeff Probst: The Official Survivor Podcast” is covering all the big moments from three different POVs! Showrunner Jeff Probst is back to share his perspective and analysis of this season. Plus, the podcast welcomes a new co-host. HINT: this player was cutthroat in their gameplay, true to their heart, and a fan-favorite from the Survivor 45 Reba tribe. They outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted everyone to claim the title of winner of Survivor 45... it's Dee Valladares! “On Fire” continues to be the ultimate companion to Survivor — revealing HOW the show is made and WHY they do the things they do. You’ll get it all, from the host, fan, AND the player's POV. Watch the latest episode of Survivor every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show.
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    • 2 min
    Survivor 45: "On Fire" Returns with a New Twist!

    Survivor 45: "On Fire" Returns with a New Twist!

    Survivor 45 is here and with it comes the return of "On Fire: The Official Survivor Podcast"! Showrunner Jeff Probst is back to answer fan questions and share his perspective as host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning reality series. However, this season, the podcast is introducing a twist and welcoming a new host who has experienced the grueling challenges, shocking tribal councils, and even torch snuffing all firsthand. Some hints? This former player found at least one idol, they endured a remarkable 30-pound weight loss on the island, and they know a little something about coming back from Extinction... Whether you’re a superfan or new to the show, “On Fire: The Official Survivor Podcast” is the ultimate companion to Survivor — revealing HOW the show is made and WHY they do the things they do. You’ll get it all, from the fan, producer, AND now the player's POV. Watch the latest episode of Survivor every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ and then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show.
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    • 3 min
    The Game Is On

    The Game Is On

    Survivor 45 is on! Eighteen new castaways are marooned on the islands of Fiji and there’s already some surprising friction between the group. What drives Emily to confront Bruce the moment they get to the barge? Rick Devens and Jay Wolff dig into this moment and the other major turning points in the premiere episode — including a frightening medical incident, the strategy behind the new “Sweat vs. Savvy” and the very shocking twist at Tribal Council. But first, Devens details just how much preparation and sacrifice each castaway makes leading up to their time on the island. Jeff Probst then shares a behind-the-scenes look at the approach to designing the game for the new, longer 90-minute TV episodes, how the castaways are organized into their tribes, and just how he felt during the tribal council that nobody expected. 
    Watch the latest episode of Survivor every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ and then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show. You can watch Survivor and more on Paramount+. Subscribe at paramountplus.com and use the code SURVIVOR45 by 12/20/23 and get your 1st month of Paramount+ on us. Must be age of majority to subscribe, US only. Payment method required. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices.
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    • 49 min
    Loyalty to Everyone Is Loyalty to No One

    Loyalty to Everyone Is Loyalty to No One

    This week’s headline: “Over-Sharing.” Jeff, Jay and Rick discuss how making connections and building deeper relationships are critical to help savvy Survivor players move through the game. Sharing secrets is a great way to build trust, but how do you know WHEN to share them and WHO to share them with? For example, Drew shares his advantage with the Reba tribe as soon as he returns from his journey — was that the right approach? From Hidden Immunity Idols to lost votes, this week is full of risky situations that test their loyalty and force players to trust each other. Jeff also shares an Easter egg in the show’s main title, discusses Survivor’s footprint in Fiji, and takes you behind the scenes of how camera operators capture secret castaway activities (often with hidden idols under their noses). 
    Watch the latest episode of Survivor every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ and then catch all new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show.
    You can watch Survivor and more on Paramount+. Subscribe at paramountplus.com and use the code SURVIVOR45 by 12/20/23 and get your 1st month of Paramount+ on us. Must be age of majority to subscribe, US only. Payment method required. Terms and conditions apply. Visit pplus.legal/subscription for more.
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    • 43 min
    The High Highs and The Low Lows

    The High Highs and The Low Lows

    How do you know if someone is lying if you haven’t had an opportunity to test their loyalty? When a tribe like Lulu continually faces Tribal Council, trust gets tested with each vote. But for tribes like Reba and Belo who have yet to cast a vote, insecurities only grow as time goes on. Jeff, Jay and Rick dig into Survivor 45 episode 3 which was full of emotional highs and lows. The “Lulu losers” finally win a challenge, giving Kaleb the all-new “Goodwill Advantage” designed to forge future alliances. Speaking of goodwill, Drew’s strategy of sharing his wins is paying off when Kaleb gives him the reward — will Drew come for Rick’s record for advantages won? After all, it’s not about how many advantages you win, but what you do with them...like Sabiyah barbecuing an idol at Tribal...
    Jeff also shares how they created the elaborate hunt for the Idol — despite the plans, he has no sense of how it will all play out. It’s a true testament to the show’s production teams, whose next-level cinematography skills bring the emotion of the Survivor experience to the screen.
    Watch the latest episode of Survivor every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ and then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show. You can watch Survivor and more on Paramount+. Subscribe at paramountplus.com and use the code SURVIVOR45 by 12/20/23 and get your 1st month of Paramount+ on us. Must be age of majority to subscribe, US only. Payment method required. Terms and conditions apply. Visit pplus.legal/subscription for more.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

californiacolorado ,

Great Start

Wow, totally enjoyed this episode! Great insight, love Dee’s input! Looking forward to next week! Very well balanced and informative.

HollE991721 ,

Pioneers!

You all are making history in my book. Getting a very in depth and behind the scene look at one of my favorite reality shows and having former players dissect current gameplay! What more can I ask? It has started to make me wonder how other reality shows are made and what goes on behind the scenes. This is one of the best things to evolve with Survivor!!!

MrPerfect840 ,

Required Listening

Listening to this show is required listening. I’m hungry for more behind the scene details about my favorite show, and Jeff delivers with this podcast.

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