392 episodes

Two friends, so obsessed with Survivor, we feel it's necessary to talk about it all the time.

The Survivor Specialists: Phil and Alexa The Survivor Specialists: Phil and Alexa

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    • 4.5 • 294 Ratings

Two friends, so obsessed with Survivor, we feel it's necessary to talk about it all the time.

    Donnie Darko (2001) / Inland Empire (2006) - #58 Movie Buff Specialists (Ep 43)

    Donnie Darko (2001) / Inland Empire (2006) - #58 Movie Buff Specialists (Ep 43)

    Phil and John continue to journey through their favorite films of all time, this time discussing two bizarre movies, one that's become a cult classic, and one that's surprisingly impossible to find. Next up: #57 The Cabin in the Woods (2011) and Waves (2019).

    • 58 min
    Survivor Season 41 Episode 11 Recap

    Survivor Season 41 Episode 11 Recap

    Phil and Alexa are back to discuss episode 10 of Survivor. 

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    • 41 min
    Survivor 41 Episode 11 Predictions & Power Rankings w/ Lyrsa Torres

    Survivor 41 Episode 11 Predictions & Power Rankings w/ Lyrsa Torres

    Phil and Alexa are joined by Lyrsa Torres for the FIRST time to discuss what will happen on episode 11 of Survivor 41.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Call Me By Your Name (2017) / The Long Goodbye (1973) - #59 Movie Buff Specialists (Ep 42)

    Call Me By Your Name (2017) / The Long Goodbye (1973) - #59 Movie Buff Specialists (Ep 42)

    Phil and John continue to journey through their favorite films of all time, this time discussing an instant class for the coming-of-age genre and a film noir that meanders through Los Angeles. Next up: #58 Donnie Darko (2001) and Inland Empire (2006). Inland Empire replaces Mulholland Dr. which will appear higher on John's list.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Survivor Season 41 Episode 10 Recap

    Survivor Season 41 Episode 10 Recap

    Phil and Alexa are back to discuss episode 10 of Survivor. 

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    • 46 min
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) / The Impossible (2012) - #60 Movie Buff Specialists (Ep 41)

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) / The Impossible (2012) - #60 Movie Buff Specialists (Ep 41)

    Phil and John continue to journey through their favorite films of all time, this time discussing two box office hits from the early 2010s. Next up: #59 Call Me by Your Name (2017) and The Long Goodbye (1973). The Long Goodbye replaces Fargo which will appear higher on John's list.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

XOXOBrad ,

r/survivorspecialists

There are roughly one million Survivor podcasts swirling around out there, and I do believe this is one of the best. Their episodes and commentary are a the most focused and accessible, in a world where Survivor commentary is often hours and hours long / often somewhat rambling. THAT SAID, having just listened to the most recent installment of the Top 100 Survivor Players, I have to talk about Phil for a sec... First of all, I like both Phil and Alexa, and I think they are great podcasters! But I've been struggling with the Top 100 discussions, which really came to a head listening to Phil rant about Sarah Lacina's ranking. I understand that all Survivor commentary is based on people's personal opinions, and that there is no definitive or objective ranking of players. Period. I just have a hard time wth the double standard being set, if it is presented to me as logical and straightforward, based on gameplay and not edit, character, influence, etc. Like, just admit the bias and then you don't have to rant to explain your position. If you are going to pay dust to some of the most influential and objectively (in terms of placement) best women in game, which is demonstrably weighted to favor men for the last several years, just admit that you relate more to male players and their story arcs. We don't need to hear a rant about why Lacina isn't that good because of her bad first game, especially when you follow it up by dismissing Tyson's numerous bad showings and justifying his high ranking with his one good game. AGAIN, it's just the lack of awareness of the double standard in the critiques that is frustrating. Listen to Phil discuss the Natalies, or Wentworth, for example. I don't mean to rag on Phil, who I like and I find fun to listen to... I'm just want to mention it because it's something that's prevalent in the community and it's important to acknowledge. I don't have a problem with him having his own faves and opinions (aka I'm also a Michelle stan), but I don't believe that the world needs another rant about why Lacina is overrated.... I've heard it countless times on Reddit. Same with Natalie Anderson, Sandra, Parv, and countless other amazing women players / characters. So yeah okay, in isolation I don't think the rant was so bad, and I'm taking Phil to task for something that is more contextual than specific. But we all have platforms for our takes and this is mine!

All that said it's a four star review, it's a great podcast, give it a listen!

poorrichards ,

Season 41

I feel like Phil and Alexa think we hate when they complain but really it’s SO VALIDATING to hear this all analyzed! Keep being honest :)

NWdawgfan ,

It’s gotten hard to actually enjoy

Each episode is exactly the same. They only have like 2 or 3 talking points and just keep repeating them every episode. (“He’s So meta, they’re playing very meta, everyone is meta now”) And it’s the premier of Season 41 recap episode and Alexa didn’t even watch the episode with sound? She spent the whole show asking Phil what happened. Why even bother releasing the recap. I get she was at some watch party, but just wait a day and release the recap after she actually watched the episode and knows what happened. Does Phil have to be so egotistical? It’s hard to listen to, he knows everything all the time, and he’s always right about everything.

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