Survivor Know-it-Alls

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.

Know-it-Alls LiveEdit

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 [1]
  • Worlds Apart: March 11, 2015 (Episode 3) - Gotham Comedy Club [2]
  • Cambodia: September 30, 2015 (Episode 2) - Caroline's Comedy Club [3]
  • Kaoh Rong:
    • February 24, 2016 (Episode 2) - The Hollywood Improv [4]
    • April 13, 2016 (Episode 9) - Caroline's Comedy Club[5]
  • Millennials vs. Gen X: October 26, 2016 (Episode 6) - Caroline's Comedy Club [6]
  • Game Changers:
    • March 22, 2017 (Episode 4) - Caroline's Comedy Club[7]
    • May 10, 2017 (Episode 12) - Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario[8]
  • Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers:
    • October 18, 2017 (Episode 4) - Reno[9]
    • November 8, 2017 (Episode 7) - AMC Lowes Theater[10]
    • December 6, 2017 (Episode 12) - Austin Westin[11]

Guest HostsEdit

Love Know-it-AllsEdit

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.


  1. Know-It-Alls LIVE from the Gotham Comedy Club
  2. LIVE Know-It-Alls Recap Episode 3 of Worlds Apart | Gotham Comedy Club
  3. Episode 2 LIVE From NYC Second Chance Recap
  4. LIVE From the Hollywood Improv | Survivor Know It Alls Kaoh Rong Episode 2 Recap
  5. Survivor Know It Alls | Kaoh Rong Episode 9 Recap LIVE from NYC
  6. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 6 Recap | Caroline’s NYC
  7. Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Episode 3 Recap LIVE from Caroline’s on Broadway
  8. Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Episode 12 Recap LIVE from TORONTO
  9. Survivor Know-It-Alls | Live From Reno | HHH Episode 4 Recap
  10. Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Episode 7 Recap LIVE from NYC
  11. Survivor Know-It-Alls LIVE from Austin | Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Episode 12 Recap
  12. Survivor Know-It-Alls + The Finchelor Talk Swapping & Scheming
  13. Special Guest Malcolm Freberg Joins Stephen for Survivor Know-It-Alls
  14. Kim Spradlin Rocks on a Special Survivor Know-It-Alls
  15. Aras Guests on Know-It-Alls After Cagayan Ep #7
  16. Survivor Know It Alls | Kaoh Rong Episode 6 Recap
  17. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X PREMIERE Recap
  18. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 8 Recap
  19. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 9 Recap
  20. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Finale Recap
  21. Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Episode 5 (Week 4) Recap | David Wright
  22. Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Finale Recap
  23. Survivor Know-It-Alls | Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Finale Recap