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Podcast #56 – Interview with “Survivor’s” Eliza Orlins

I got caught up in running errands yesterday before my trip to California today so I never got around to writing your episode 1 recap. If you check my Twitter yesterday, I broke it down as well as I could in tweets, but next week, you will have your episode 1 recap, I promise. Lets face it, there was a part of me that was so giddy about seeing “The Last Jedi” tonight that it was hard to write the episode 1 recap. Not to mention, I was also prepping for Friday’s podcast that I’m taping in LA which you’ll hear next week. I’ll tweet out a picture of us Friday once we’re done. As for this week, so excited to venture into the “Survivor” world since it’s my favorite reality show of all-time hands down. And my first guest is a friend of mine, Eliza Orlins. You remember her from “Vanuatu,” and the first season of “Fans vs Favorites.” Had quite some memorable moments during her time on the show for sure, and we dive into those pretty extensively, but also has a compelling upbringing along with a travel bug that I don’t know how many of you are aware of, so it was fun to get into that. As always, if you want to respond to the interview with Eliza, please include her Twitter handle (@eorlins) in your replies so she can see them as well. Definitely will be having more “Survivor” contestants on in the future, that I can promise. Hope you all enjoy it.

You can listen to today’s podcast on a number of platforms, but you can also tune in by clicking the player below:

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
(B’Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)

(SPOILERS) Eliza joins me to talk about being the youngest cast member ever on the show at the time she was cast, her upbringing (6:10), her recent travels all across Europe (10:19), how Chris Daugherty ended up winning “Vanuatu” despite the all girl alliance at the end of the season (16:45), her infamous final Tribal Council speech to Chris & Twila (23:10), does she like the amount of idols now hidden in the game (25:27), the “Fans vs Favorites” finale of Parvati vs Amanda (32:32), general “Survivor” questions that I hear all the time in regards to food, producers, tribals, grooming, shelters, etc (33:55), some personal stuff I found when googling her (46:16), we play word association with some of the legends of the show (51:11), and end with the Final 10 (53:17) which goes a while because we head off on some tangents and she has a great story about winning “Hamilton” tickets.

Twitter – @eorlins
Instagram – eorlins
LinkedIn – Eliza Orlins

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  1. j1scarlett

    December 14, 2017 at 6:31 AM

    He really needs to mix up the bachelor and non-bachelor guests better so that it isnt so many non-bachelor people in a row. Three weeks of guests I dont care at all about where they dont talk about the bachelor at all.

  2. rob22

    December 14, 2017 at 7:03 AM

    I have to agree. I have no idea who these people are. I personally wish the podcasts were no more than 30 minutes long. I only listen to them now when there is someone significant on. A lead, or a final four person or maybe a truly polarizing figure. Random people from the franchise that nobody remembers and these other reality show contestants are not interesting. But seriously, am I the only one that doesn’t have an hour+ to invest in these podcasts? I know other people ramble on for an hour too on their podcasts and frankly, I don’t get it. One recent podcast I heard spent 30 minutes arguing over the best fruit. Really. I don’t listen to that one anymore either. Do people really like these long rambling podcasts on random topics?

  3. Caroll

    December 14, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    These non-Bachelor people are boring because I don’t watch their shows. Steve should try harder to get Bachelor people on. I only listen to those.

  4. hholly

    December 14, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Steve’s Bachelor/ette podcasts are my favorite because they are structured and not completely random. I always looked forward to them when they were Bachelor/ette contestants but the others I do not find as interesting because I don’t watch the shows. I try listening to as much as I can but when they bitch for too long about things/people I don’t know, I shut it off.

  5. shenanigans

    December 14, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    I am only interested in people from the Bachelor franchise. However, it’s obvious why Steve is doing this. It’s hard to get someone from Bachelor Nation every week. That’s 52 people per year! There simply aren’t that many good people to get.

    As far as the length, it depends on the person. Some of them were worth the time, while others weren’t.


  6. solch

    December 15, 2017 at 1:08 AM

    Really liked it! Wish you would have dug deeper into some of her answers like why was Boston rob teachers pet and who exactly is the teacher — Mark burnet? Jeff?
    Keep up the great work!

  7. nitejen

    December 19, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Disappointed again on these ppl i don’t know. I enjoyed listening to the podcasts on the previous bachelor contestants. Seems this site is now getting away from all of that. Bachelor talk and Steve’s spoilers was the only reason i come to this site. If it goes away i’ll have no reason to come here anymore.

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