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Rob Has a Podcast
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Description Podcast and Website
Host(s) Rob Cesternino
Nicole Cesternino
Stephen Fishbach
Season(s) Active Heroes vs. Villains - present
Website(s) Official Website
Facebook page

Rob Has a Wiki
Rob Cesternino's Twitter account
Nicole Cesternino's Twitter account

Rob Has a Podcast (abbreviated as RHAP) is a reality television podcast hosted by Survivor: The Amazon and Survivor: All-Stars contestant Rob Cesternino, along with his wife, Nicole Cesternino (née Palmieri). The weekly show features discussions of the most recent Survivor episode (often with an additional guest), exit interviews with eliminated contestants and the popular recap series, Survivor Know-It-Alls, co-hosted by Rob and Stephen Fishbach (of Survivor: Tocantins and Survivor: Cambodia The show's website, Rob Has a Website also features blog posts covering Survivor, and other reality television shows.


The show was started in 2010, with Rob and his then-fiancee Nicole covering Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. They have covered each subsequent season, as well as branching out to cover series like Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Celebrity Apprentice and Whodunnit.

The show frequently features Survivor contestants as guests, including Aras Baskauskas, Marty Piombo, Sandra Diaz-Twine and Tyson Apostol. Rob has also interviewed Jeff Probst once.

Survivor Know-It-Alls

In the advent of Nicole's pregnancy, in 2012, Survivor: Philippines, Rob began a new podcast series, Survivor Know-It-Alls with Stephen Fishbach of Survivor: Tocantins, billing themselves as "the guys who know everything about Survivor except how to win the game". The series, recorded live immediately after the episode airing, features a discussion of the strategy, characters and new developments. The series continued for coverage of the subsequent seasons and has been positively received, frequently placing in the Top 10 Entertainment Podcasts on iTunes.

With Fishbach competing in Survivor: Cambodia, he was replaced by writer Josh Wigler.

Top 20 Players of All Time

See RHAP Top 20 Players of All Time

Miss Survivor and Mr. Survivor

In 2011, the show launched a beauty pageant competition for former female Survivor castaways. As of 2012, only castaways who competed in a season aired in the last calendar year were eligible for the competition. Parvati Shallow won the inaugural crown, and R.C. Saint-Amour won in 2012. In 2014 Andrea Boehlke won the title of Miss Survivor. As well the added a Mr. Survivor which Malcolm Freberg won. In 2015, Spencer Bledsoe and Natalie Anderson were crowned Mr. and Miss Survivor.

Survivor Jeopardy!

In 2012, Rob launched a Survivor-themed game of Jeopardy! The show quizzed former contestants who identified as 'superfans' on their Survivor trivia. Colton Cumbie ultimately won against Sarah Dawson and Spencer Duhm.

Reality GameMasters

Reality GameMasters is a web series created by Rob Cesternino and Alex Forstenhausler that pits strategic players from both Survivor and Big Brother against each other in a game of Risk. The show was shot in the style of a reality show, and was released in the summer of 2013. John Cochran (South Pacific and Caramoan), Sophie Clarke (South Pacific) and Stephen Fishbach (Tocantins) represented the Survivor series as competitors.  Former Survivor contestants Andrea Boehlke (Redemption Island and Caramoan), Billy Garcia (Cook Islands) and R.C. Saint-Amour (Philippines) also made appearances in the web-series, while Entertainment Weekly writer Dalton Ross co-hosted the show. In game, the three Survivor players teamed up to take out the Big Brother contestants, yet Cochran managed to take out both Sophie and Stephen to ultimately win the game.

Fan Favorite Player of the Season

Because of the absence of the Sprint Player of the Season in Survivor: Blood vs. Water, Rob Has a Podcast organized the first installment of its Fan Favorite Player of the Season Award.

Voting is open one week before the season finale, and the podcast listeners can vote until the day of the finale, when the result is announced at the Survivor Know-It-Alls podcast of the episode.

In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, Hayden Moss won, defeating Vytas Baskauskas and Ciera Eastin, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In Survivor: Cagayan, Spencer Bledsoe won the title. Tony Vlachos came in 2nd and Tasha Fox in 3rd.

In Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Natalie Anderson beat out Jeremy Collins and Josh Canfield, who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively, in a runaway victory of 49% over their 10% and 9%. According to Rob, it was the highest percentage of all fan favorite winners. She is the first winner of a season to also win the RHAP fan favorite award.

Fan Favorite Player of the Season
Season Winner Runner(s)-Up
Survivor Blood vs. Water Logo S27 hayden t
S27 vytas tS27 ciera t
Vytas & Ciera
Survivor Cagayan Logo S28 spencer c
S28 tony cS28 tasha c
Tony & Tasha
SurvivorSanJuanDelSurLogo S29 natalie t
S29 jeremy tS29 josh t
Jeremy & Josh


In 2013, Rob Has a Podcast won "Best Entertainment Podcast" in the 8th Podcast Awards. Prior to the win, Rob dared to shave his head if he wins the award, much to Nicole's objections. [1]
In 2014, Rob Has a Podcast won "Best Produced Podcast" and "Best Video Podcast" in the 9th Podcast Awards.[2]

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