Love this podcast! :)
I think Patty G should host more often! Very attentive and an intriguing voice! I've been a Survivor Oz fan since day one, love you guys!!! Especially Patty G!
Most entertaining Survivor podcast there is. Ben's hilarious and his interviews are second to none. Noah's insight into the game and his predictions are unbelievably accurate. He's a modern day Nostradamus. They have more features than any other Survivor podcast. If you don't like Ben, Noah and the Ozlets you don't like puppies or pussies.
Solid 5th or 6th best Survivor podcast. If you've burned through all the rest, give it a listen if you like. Much more casual fans than their competitors.
I have given Survivor Oz a chance as I wanted to find more quality survivor coverage. However, the insensitivity displayed by the hosts and inability to listen to constructive feedback and give a sincere apology which acknowledges how their actions have affected others made it clear that this is not a podcast for me. I listened to the S30 preview episode and felt extremely uncomfortable at their racial stereotyping of a Survivor family members name, but I soldiered through, attempting to give them the benefit of the doubt as they are outside of the U.S. and perhaps unfamiliar with US race relations. I was hoping that once was presented with information about how the stereotypes they invoked are harmful, prejudiced, and off-putting, they would be willing to listen and learn. Instead, the hosts were defensive, closed-minded, and callous. They provided pseudo "I'm sorry your feelings are hurt apologies" which show little growth or consideration for the players or their listeners.There are plenty of other podcasts which provide high quality, highly entertaining survivor coverage. I choose to listen to shows that understand the line between funny and offensive, and more importantly, know how to listen and learn when they cross that line. Survivor Oz is not one of those shows.
Love the interviews of the old school players.
I really enjoy listening to this podcast! Lots of great interviews from former Survivors. Something new very often, which helps pass time between episodes. (One warning, some episodes may not be appropriate for kids.).
The strength of Survivor Oz is definitely their excellent and lengthy interviews of former Survivors. Ben has a great talent for interviews. The episode recaps and Ozcaps of past seasons can get a bit tedious since they usually involve many participants and often go pretty far off topic. Overall a great Survivor podcast with great interviews in particular.
This podcast is really amazing! I love everything that they do.
Updated August 2013 - I have to knock this podcast down a notch. I think the addition of Ozlets makes the quality more uneven and the background noises (e.g., rattling, tapping, potato chip munching) are annoying and distracting. Plus during the 1:1 interviews, Ben's overuse and inappropriate use of the word "obviously" drives me crazy - seriously, he uses that word every other sentence whether it makes sense or not. And during the group chats, a mean side of Ben comes out. Original review from March 2012 - This is one of my favorite Survivor podcasts. I love the simple format: one Survivor fan interviewing a former Survivor player. Some from the very distant past (e.g., Season 1 Kelly Wigglesworth) and some from recent seasons. The host (Ben) is articulate, well prepared, establishes good rapport, has great interviewing skills, and asks a combination of questions unique to that particular Survivor's experience + a set of questions that he asks every Survivor. No stupid maniacal laughing and no stupid immature giggling like other podcasts. Just two people talking... and how can you not like Ben's Australian accent?!
I really want to see Ben eat an apple smothered in peanut butter covered in ham..
Ben is amazing at what he does. He's not afraid of any topic, but is still able to keep it largely family friendly. There's no better source for inside info on all your favorite Survivors and seasons. If you are a fan of Survivor, this podcast is a must.
Love listening to all the interviews and behind the scenes secrets, and the live episodes are really fun!
Gotta love Survivor Oz! Great interviews by a great guy, Ben.
Ben is amazing with his one on one interviews that really draw in the former Survivor players and asks the questions we want to know the answers for. The Ozlets give their whimsical reviews of the seasons and spread the love or bash the season contestants as needed. My recent favorite: Random Secrets Episode.
I use this podcast as an excuse to ignore my parents, I also enjoy the conversations about survivor.P.S. Danni won Guatemala.
Fantastic, fantastic radio show. If you're a fan of Survivor, you need to listen to Survivor Oz. This is the greatest Survivor-related entity since Survivor. So many questions answered! So many castaways resurfaced! Survivor Oz blows me away every time. The chemistry is also great and Ben always stays positive and doesn't talk trash or pry for castaways to insult each other like many professional interviews do. This is truly a great show and I have only the nicest things to say about it!
Enjoy catching up with the old Survivors/
LOVE Survivor Oz! Found it because of Christina Cha forwarding me the site. Love that you have interviews with so many people and I love how professional they are. I have to say, when I hear Noah speak (who sounds like he hasn't slept in 3 days) I picture that guy from Shaun of the Dead who plays Simon Pegg's best friend. Are they related? LOL. Awesome interviews, couldn't be happier to have found this site. It has really encouraged me to watch the older seasons of Survivor!
Want to hear all the details from a real Survivor? Go to Oz, he's got them. Great podcasts and great content to listen and learn from. I could get fired from surfing SurvivorOz's webpage. So much INTEL, so little time to check it all out! Thanks for giving us what we want! David (from Survivor Talk with D&D)