Survivor Know-it-Alls is a podcast hosted by Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fishbach. The concept is that they are the two guys who know everything about Survivor except how to win the game. Originating in Survivor: Philippines, the show is recorded live after the episode and focuses heavily on breaking down the strategic moves of the episode.
Recent seasons have seen Rob and Stephen trade off the title of "Knowingest Know-It-All" after making certain bets at points during their coverage. The competition began when Rob correctly predicted Missy would last longer than Jon Misch in Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, but Stephen took the title back when he correctly bet that the blue collar alliance would win out over the no collar alliance in Survivor: Worlds Apart. Rob currently holds the title after controversially stealing the crown on May 4th after Stephen was incorrect that Kyle Jason from Survivor: Kaôh Rōng would make the finals. Rob created a "Knowingest Know-It-All" trophy to go with the title, and "Shut Up, Tim" has made a parody song about the distinction.
Starting in Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, at least one edition of Know-it-Alls was done as a live show at a comedy club, featuring a live viewing of the episode and various Survivor guests in the area. The show stayed chiefly in New York City until Survivor: Kaôh Rōng, when a live show on the West Coast began as well.
Notable reality show guests at the Live Know-it-Alls shows include Eric Stein, Andrea Boehlke, Sophie Clarke, Eliza Orlins, Francesca Hogi, Max Dawson, Corinne Kaplan, Jonathan Penner, Parvati Shallow, John Fincher, Bret LaBelle, Chris Hammons, Shirin Oskooi, Ethan Zohn, Adam Klein, Jessica Lewis, Reynold Toepfer, Kim Spradlin, Burton Roberts, Colby Donaldson, and Cirie Fields.
List of Know-it-Alls Live ShowsEdit
- San Juan Del Sur: October 2, 2014 (Episode 2) - Gotham Comedy Club 
- Worlds Apart: March 11, 2015 (Episode 3) - Gotham Comedy Club 
- Cambodia: September 30, 2015 (Episode 2) - Caroline's Comedy Club 
- Kaoh Rong:
- Millennials vs. Gen X: October 26, 2016 (Episode 6) - Caroline's Comedy Club 
- Game Changers:
- Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers:
- John Fincher appeared as a guest after Episode 6 of Survivor: Caramoan.
- Malcolm Freberg filled in for Rob due to the birth of Rob's child after Episode 3 of Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
- Kim Spradlin filled in for Stephen after Episode 12 of Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
- Aras Baskauskas filled in for Stephen after Episode 7 of Survivor: Cagayan.
- Due to Stephen's participation on Survivor: Cambodia, Josh Wigler filled in as a Know-it-Alls cohost for the duration of Cambodia.
- Josh Wigler filled in for Stephen after Episode 6 of Survivor: Kaoh Rong.
- Tyson Apostol filled in for Rob, who was attending the Big Brother 18 finale, after the premiere episode of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
- Josh Wigler and Sophie Clarke filled in for Stephen, who was out of the country, after Episodes 8 & 9 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, respectively.
- Sophie Clarke filled in for Rob, who was attending the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X finale, to recap said finale.
- David Wright filled in for Stephen, who was out of the country, after Episode 5 of Survivor: Game Changers.
- Sophie Clarke filled in for Rob, who was attending the Survivor: Game Changers finale, to recap said finale.
- Sophie Clarke filled in for Rob, who was attending the Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers finale, to recap said finale.
In late 2017, Stephen came to Rob with the idea of applying their sense of strategic know-how to the dating scene. Thus, in January of 2018, the "Love Know-it-Alls" was born. Announced on RHAPpy Holidays 2017, the show involved Stephen and Rob giving romantic advice via listener-submitted questions. Each episode following the premiere episode featured Survivor alumni as guests: Michele Fitzgerald, Natalie Anderson, Simone Nguyen, Brice Izyah, Sophie Clarke, and Dr. Mike Zahalsky.
- ↑ Know-It-Alls LIVE from the Gotham Comedy Club
- ↑ LIVE Know-It-Alls Recap Episode 3 of Worlds Apart | Gotham Comedy Club
- ↑ Episode 2 LIVE From NYC Second Chance Recap
- ↑ LIVE From the Hollywood Improv | Survivor Know It Alls Kaoh Rong Episode 2 Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know It Alls | Kaoh Rong Episode 9 Recap LIVE from NYC
- ↑ Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 6 Recap | Caroline’s NYC
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Episode 3 Recap LIVE from Caroline’s on Broadway
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Episode 12 Recap LIVE from TORONTO
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls | Live From Reno | HHH Episode 4 Recap
- ↑ Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Episode 7 Recap LIVE from NYC
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls LIVE from Austin | Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Episode 12 Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls + The Finchelor Talk Swapping & Scheming
- ↑ Special Guest Malcolm Freberg Joins Stephen for Survivor Know-It-Alls
- ↑ Kim Spradlin Rocks on a Special Survivor Know-It-Alls
- ↑ Aras Guests on Know-It-Alls After Cagayan Ep #7
- ↑ Survivor Know It Alls | Kaoh Rong Episode 6 Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X PREMIERE Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 8 Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 9 Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Finale Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Episode 5 (Week 4) Recap | David Wright
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Finale Recap
- ↑ Survivor Know-It-Alls | Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Finale Recap