Jessica Liese
Rob Has A Podcast Correspondent
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Rob Has A Podcast

Current Podcasts The Amazing Race
Guest Appearances Race of Thrones
Survivor Voicemails
King of the Nerds
The Quest
How to Survive Being a Game Show Contestant
The Best & Worst of Survivor Twists From Around the World

Post Show Recaps

Current Podcasts The Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead
Orange is the New Black
The Walking Dead Book Club
Past Podcasts Orphan Black
Pitch Perfect 2
The Office 10th Anniversary
Guest Appearances Game of Thrones Book Club
Most Shows Recapped

Reality TV RHAP-Ups

Current Podcasts The Amazing Race Canada
Amazing Race Interviews
Past Podcasts Mr. and Miss Survivor Reactions
Cambodia Campaigns
The Amazing Race Australia

Jessica Liese is the expert "all things Amazing Race" for Rob Has a Podcast. In addition to her coverage of The Amazing Race, she also covers several shows for Post Show Recaps.


According to Liese's bio on Post Show Recaps[1]: "Despite being a seasoned world traveler and diehard reality TV fan, Jessica Liese would be, by her own admission, the worst Amazing Race contestant ever."

Rob Has a PodcastEdit

The Amazing RaceEdit

Liese first appeared on Rob Has a Podcast as an "Amazing Race correspondent" during The Amazing Race 21, along with Eric Curto. In addition, she started to write blog posts, which she has written for every season moving forward to this day. Starting with The Amazing Race 23, she became the sole Amazing Race co-host and began podcasting with Rob Cesternino during live shows (twice a week during season 23, once a week from season 24 moving forward). Occasionally, Liese will take hosting duties in the absence of Cesternino, such as The Amazing Race 23 premiere podcast with Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew[2] and the exit interview for Adam and Bethany during The Amazing Race 25.[3] Additionally, Liese spoke with Cesternino about the premiere of the first and second seasons of The Amazing Race Canada, with Liese continuing with coverage through blogs and on Reality TV RHAP-Ups (see below).

Liese appeared with Cesternino in a podcast entitled "Race of Thrones" in June 2015, creating a mock Amazing Race course with teams made up from characters from the TV series Game of Thrones.


Liese has appeared on the voicemail segments of recap podcasts during Blood vs. Water[4], Worlds Apart[5], Cambodia[6], Kaoh Rong[7], Game Changers[8], and Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers[9]. She also co-hosted a live podcast after the Cambodia season finale with Jordan Parhar.[10]

In August 2015, Liese appeared in an offseason Survivor podcast with Cesternino. Entitled "The Best & Worst of Survivor Twists From Around the World," it took a look at twists used in various international versions of the show and whether they would work in the American edition.[11]

Other ShowsEdit

Liese covered for Cesternino on a podcast recapping the fifth episode of the third season of TBS's King of the Nerds.[12] She also guest hosted on both the premiere and Episode 3 podcasts of ABC's The Quest.[13][14]

In January 2016, Liese appeared on the podcast "How to Survive Being a Game Show Contestant," chronicling her time as a contestant on the game shows Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?[15]

Post Show RecapsEdit

Liese co-hosts podcasts of Orange is the New Black and formerly Orphan Black for Post Show Recaps. Beginning in the second half of season 6 of The Walking Dead, she appeared on a newly-created "book club" podcast with Josh Wigler, where the two discussed the events of that week's episode as it applied to the comics. Starting in 2017, she covered Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead with Rob Cesternino, doing the immediate reactions shows after each episode. Other appearances include episodes of "Most Shows Recapped" talking about the newest reboot of The Muppets[16] and 11.22.63[17], a recap of the film Pitch Perfect 2[18], and a roundtable discussion of The Office on the tenth anniversary of its premiere.[19] Liese also filled in on the Game of Thrones book club podcast twice.[20][21]

Current ShowsEdit

Past ShowsEdit

Reality TV RHAP-UpsEdit

Liese uses Reality TV RHAP-Ups as a forum to house all of her Amazing Race content without Cesternino. She has interviewed several previous racers, including season 1's Frank Mesa[22], Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek,[23], and Brennan Swain;[24] season 14, 18, and 24's Luke Adams;[25] season 15's Brian Kleinschmidt;[26]; season 24's winners Dave and Connor O'Leary;[27] season 25's Robbie Strauss;[28] and Amazing Race Canada host and Olympian Jon Montgomery.[29] She also did a cumulative ranking of the first 27 seasons of The Amazing Race in February 2016 with Mike Bloom and Dan Heaton.[30]

She has podcasted about The Amazing Race Canada's second and third seasons,The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand (the third season of The Amazing Race Australia). For Canada season 2 and Australia vs New Zealand , she brought in a guest co-host every week, ranging from previous racers to global members of the RHAP community. For Canada season 3, she chose a constant cohost in RHAP blogger Dan Heaton.

Liese has also appeared in miscellaneous Survivor content on Reality TV RHAP-Ups, including Miss Survivor 2015 and Mr. Survivor 2015 reaction shows with Mike Bloom and Haley Strong[31][32] and podcasts covering the various campaigns for Survivor: Cambodia leading up to the vote reveal with Mike Bloom and Akiva Wienerkur.[33][34]

Other InformationEdit

  • Liese also writes recaps on Survivor and The Amazing Race for the website
  • Liese cowrote the "RHAPpy Christmas" parody song that has been used in RHAPpy Holidays 2014 & 2015.
  • As of April 5, 2016, Liese has done 100 podcasts with Rob Cesternino.[35]


  1. Jessica Liese's bio on Post Show Recaps
  2. The Amazing Race Premiere Recap with Jessica Liese, and Two Time Racers Zev & Justin
  3. Amazing Race 25 | Finale Exit Interviews
  4. Andrea Boehlke & Rob Talk Turkey on a Survivor 27 Recap
  5. Chaos Kass Recaps Episode 2 of Worlds Apart
  6. Jenna Lewis Recaps Cambodia Episode 1
  7. Survivor 32 Episode 4 Voicemail with Jessica Liese
  8. Survivor 34 Episode 6 Feedback Show | Jessica Liese
  9. Survivor 35, Ep #5 Feedback with Jessica Liese
  10. Survivor 2015 POST FINALE | Jordan Parhar & Jessica Liese
  11. The Best & Worst of Survivor Twists From Around the World
  12. King of the Nerds: Season 3, Episode 5 Recap | Nuclear Nerd Games
  13. The Quest: Series Premiere Review and First Episode Recap
  14. The Quest: Episode 3 Recap | Save the Queen
  15. How to Survive Being a Game Show Contestant – Special Roundtable
  16. The Muppets + The Leftovers | Most Shows Recapped Ep 2
  17. 11.22.63 | Most Shows Recapped Ep 20
  18. Pitch Perfect 2 | Recap Podcast
  19. The Office | 10 Year Anniversary Podcast
  20. Game of Thrones Book Club | Spoiler Discussion of “Hardhome”
  21. Game of Thrones Book Club | Spoiler Discussion of Episode 604, ‘Book of the Stranger’
  22. Amazing Race 2014: Episode 4 RHAP-up with Season 1 Runner-up Frank Mesa
  23. The Amazing Race 25: Team Guido-cast!
  24. The Amazing Race 27 | Bonus-cast with Brennan Swain
  25. Amazing Race 25: RHAP-Up with Three-Time Racer Luke Adams!
  26. TAR’s Brian Kleinschmidt | Super Bowl Commercial
  27. The Amazing Race 25: Dave & Connor-cast!
  28. The Amazing Race | Bonus RHAP-Up with TAR25’s Robbie Strauss
  29. The Amazing Race Canada | JON MONTGOMERY INTERVIEW
  30. Amazing Race | Ranking the Seasons
  31. Ms Survivor Debate Reaction Show
  32. Mr. Survivor Debate Reaction Show
  33. Survivor Second Chances Campaign Roundtable – Part 1
  34. Survivor Second Chances Campaign Roundtable – Part 2
  35. "Who Podcasts the Most with Rob Cesternino?" Infographic

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