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, Cirie Fields, Wendell Holland, and Domenick Abbate.

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) - Peppermill Resort in Reno[9]
    • November 8, 2017 (Episode 7) - AMC Lowes Theater[10]
    • December 6, 2017 (Episode 12) - Austin Westin[11]
  • Ghost Island:
    • March 28, 2018 (Episode 6) - Peppermill Resort in Reno[12]
    • April 25, 2018 (Episode 10) - Boston[13]
  • David vs. Goliath:
    • October 3, 2018 (Episode 2) - SVA Theater[14]
    • October 24, 2018 (Episode 5) - Peppermill Resort in Reno[15]

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 | Ghost Island Episode 6 Recap LIVE from RENO
  13. Survivor Know-It-Alls | LIVE Boston | Ghost Island Episode 10 Recap
  14. Survivor Know-It-Alls | David vs. Goliath Episode 2 Recap LIVE FROM NYC
  15. Survivor RE-NO-It-Alls | David vs. Goliath Episode 5 Recap LIVE from Reno Nevada
  16. Survivor Know-It-Alls + The Finchelor Talk Swapping & Scheming
  17. Special Guest Malcolm Freberg Joins Stephen for Survivor Know-It-Alls
  18. Kim Spradlin Rocks on a Special Survivor Know-It-Alls
  19. Aras Guests on Know-It-Alls After Cagayan Ep #7
  20. Survivor Know It Alls | Kaoh Rong Episode 6 Recap
  21. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X PREMIERE Recap
  22. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 8 Recap
  23. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Episode 9 Recap
  24. Survivor Know It Alls | Millennials vs Gen X Finale Recap
  25. Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Episode 5 (Week 4) Recap | David Wright
  26. Survivor Know-It-Alls: Game Changers Finale Recap
  27. Survivor Know-It-Alls | Heroes v Healers v Hustlers Finale Recap
  28. Survivor Know-It-Alls | Ghost Island Episode 11 Recap
  29. Survivor Know-It-Alls | Ghost Island FINALE Recap | Sophie Clarke