On Fire: The Official Survivor Podcast

On Fire: The Official Survivor Podcast

Grab your torches and go behind the scenes of the Emmy Award-winning reality series SURVIVOR like never before. Whether you’re a superfan or new to the show, “On Fire: The Official Survivor Podcast” is the ultimate companion to season 45 — revealing HOW the show is made and WHY they do the things they do. Host and former castaway Rick Devens from “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” dons his buff to take you behind the scenes of season 45, offering an unparalleled player perspective on each episode. Plus, SURVIVOR host and showrunner Jeff Probst stops by to share his point of view as an executive producer and answer fan questions. Watch the latest episode of SURVIVOR every Wednesday on CBS and Paramount+ and then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire” right after the show.


September 20, 2023 3 mins
Survivor 45 is here and with it comes the return of "On Fire: The Official Survivor Podcast"! Showrunner Jeff Probst is back to answer fan questions and share his perspective as host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning reality series. However, this season, the podcast is introducing a twist and welcoming a new host who has experienced the grueling challenges, shocking tribal councils, and even torch snuffing all firsth...
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After a season of epic twists and turns, Survivor 44 has come to a close and with it this season of On Fire. Hear from the final 3 and winner of Season 44 as they each join Jeff, Brittany and Jay to unpack all of the unforgettable moments from this season.   Watch episodes of Survivor on CBS and streaming on demand on Paramount+. For details on how we manage your personal information, please consult our privacy policy at www.viacom...
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May 18, 2023 62 mins
After a recap of episode 12, Jeff, Brittany and Jay take a moment to recognize the incredible journey each of the remaining castaways have endured and celebrate their best moments from this season. Jeff points out how Lauren, Heidi, Carson, Carolyn and Yam Yam all rose to the occasion throughout the season to become top Survivor competitors despite expectations and personal setbacks. Jeff underscores how all the castaways are real ...
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May 11, 2023 48 mins
Jeff, Brittany, and Jay unpack the latest episode including Yam Yam's epic individual immunity win and Carolyn getting mad at everyone at tribal - including Jeff! Then, the crew dives into all of your unanswered questions from: how long can players go without food during the show to the ground rules all players must follow while on the island. They also answer your questions about the live finale, the famous gross food eating chall...
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May 4, 2023 58 mins
It’s a Herculean effort to capture every single moment of Survivor as it unfolds in real time, but it’s all possible thanks to the camera and audio crews who bring their instinct, trust and remarkable skill to shooting the show. Jeff breaks down how the crew captures the reality, the challenges and Tribal Councils. He describes how each piece comes together despite the many environmental and technical challenges that come with shoo...
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April 27, 2023 58 mins
The Fire-Making Showdown, The Medallion of Power, Final Two vs Final Three and Change History are just some of the twists and turns that have stirred controversy among Survivor fans and contestants over the past 44 seasons. Find out which of the most polarizing twists Jeff stands by and which ones he regrets. Jeff also answers your questions shedding light on some less controversial topics like would he ever place an advantage at T...
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April 20, 2023 41 mins
The role of an editor on Survivor is to authentically and accurately represent each player's journey during their time in the game. Jeff pulls back the curtain on how a team of 20 editors tells the story of 18 Survivor castaways from moment to moment in each episode as well as across an entire season. We’re joined by editor Dave Armstrong to talk through the anatomy of a scene using three different versions of the same sequence, wh...
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April 13, 2023 51 mins
Curious how Survivor's big themes were born? This episode gets to the heart of how, why, and exactly what it takes to build some of Survivor's most iconic themes. Join us as Jeff discusses some of the most memorable, like Redemption Island, Edge of Extinction and Winners At War. Hear how each theme creates intense, new challenges while revealing the determination and spirit of your favorite castaways. Go inside the creative process...
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The art department is responsible for creating every single thing you see on the show from torches and idols to challenges and tribal council. Jeff unpacks how this massive team of artisans and designers from around the world is an integral part of bringing the show to life. Jeff also takes your questions about jurors in Ponderosa, the power of the idol vs. shot in the dark, and we hear from casting producer, Jesse Tannenbaum, on w...
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March 30, 2023 40 mins
We’re throwing it back to Survivor Season 1! Jeff takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of the premiere season that still hold true today — from his wardrobe to the iconic phrase that closes out every tribal council, “The Tribe Has Spoken.” Brittany also goes behind the scenes of how she produced season 44 episode 5, demonstrating how the show has remained committed to its core format and philosophical approach over the past 23 y...
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March 23, 2023 45 mins
Challenges come down to two things: highlighting strengths and exposing weaknesses. We’re taking a deep dive into Survivor Challenges — how we design them, the ways we test them, and everything in between! Plus, you’ll hear an all new reason “Why Jeff Sucks!” Watch all new episodes of Survivor, Wednesdays on CBS and streaming and on demand on Paramount+ and then catch all-new episodes of “On Fire with Jeff Probst” right after the s...
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March 16, 2023 43 mins
Over 600 people have played Survivor and all of them were handpicked through our casting process. This week we’re taking a deep dive into what we’re looking for when we cast a season and how we evaluate the applicants. Jeff shares his first impressions of a few competitors on Survivor 44 and what stood out about them during casting. Plus, you’ll hear the story of how Jeff was selected to host Survivor. Watch all new episodes of Sur...
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March 9, 2023 46 mins
From the iconic Hidden Immunity Idol to the new Beware Advantage, this week we take a deep dive into Survivor's Idols and Advantages. We examine why we have them, how we come up with them, and what's new about them in Season 44. Then, Jeff tells a few never-before-heard stories of advantages that were on your TV screens... but were never seen or found by players. Later, Jeff answers fan questions and we cover yet another reason "Wh...
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March 2, 2023 52 mins
Survivor 44 is off to a blistering start with new twists and turns! In this episode, we take a deep dive into “GETTING TO DAY ONE!” What does it take to get a new season of Survivor ready to turn over to 18 new castaways as they begin the adventure of a lifetime! And Jeff talks with evacuated player Bruce Perreault. Plus, meet Jeff's co-hosts, Brittany Crapper (Survivor supervising producer) and Jay Wolff (podcast producer) who hel...
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Join Jeff Probst, the Emmy Award-winning host and showrunner of Survivor, to go behind the scenes of the reality competition like never before. Using episodes from Survivor 44 as a jumping off point, each episode of the podcast takes you inside from the producers point of view. Explore the parts of the show you have always had questions about, from how they build challenges to how they select the castaways, the inner workings of th...
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