Survivor: Abyss Island – The Dead Reonion Show (Audio!)

The Tom B. Taker Show podcastAt long last, here it is. Finally, the wait is over. The Survivor: Abyss Island reunion show has arrived. The production team was been hard at work crunching the audio. We apologize it took a few extra days. It’s a dirty thankless job and many hours of blather were left on the cutting room floor. (This is the part where you thank me. This shit could have been longer.)

Following 39 grueling days on the island, my host/wife thought it would be a good idea to interview me proving, once again, her host powers went completely to her head. Like a freshly broken down cabazon filet I was grilled for 40 whopping minutes until I was crisp and completely blackened. I was too afraid to say no.

My wife even solicited questions from “fans” of the show. Poor lost souls.

Wearing only my tribe buff and a Survivor shot glass repeatedly full of tequila, my wife wisely got me mostly hammered before going all 60 Minutes on my ass. The interview lasted an interminable 40 minutes and has been broken into two parts. At the bottom of this post is a link to part one of the audio interview.

Make the shark jump for the link.


Link to MP3 audio:
The Tom B. Taker Show – Audio Podcast: Survivor Abyss Island: Dead Reonion Show – Part 1 of 2

The exciting conclusion will be posted tomorrow. Stay tuned.

11 responses

  1. Holy shitballs!! That was awesome…..I was crying at points I was laughing so hard!! I’m coming to the States in the fall….and I want to meet you guys. Oh, and I’ll make that rice and bean casserole… ass!! 🙂


    1. 20 minutes is a lot, a hell of a lot, to ask. We only decided to put this up for the OCD folks out there. You know who you are.

      Crying. Yup, yup. I have that effect on a lot of people.

      Legend of the Fall, eh? We’re down. Rice, beans and coconut all around. It’ll be … wait for it … tribal dairy.

      Or something like that. I think we’ll be doing Abyss Island All Starts right about then. You might be able to see me in action!


      1. Okay….the two of you are hysterical!! Listening to the second part now. Legends of the fall it is!!


    2. Bring it!!!


      1. You, Mrs. Abyss, are my hero. 🙂


  2. I listened to the entire 20 minutes just to hear you say…”it’s all bull shit.” Sweet!


    1. That’s 20 minutes of your life you will never get back. I’m glad to be that void. And “bullshit” used to be my catch phrase when I was younger. I bullshit you not!

      Thanks for tormenting yourself.

      Part 2 begins with our Blogdramedy section so stay tuned. (In the business this is known as a teaser.)


      1. I’ll get my extra-large popcorn popping in anticipation. 😉


  3. Again, for the record (apparently one of my favorite phrases) I always make the same amount! The popper takes 1/2 cup!

    Perhaps I have had a wee little problem with impulse control since getting back.


  4. I really enjoyed this. I felt as if I was right there in your living room with a huge bowl of popcorn. You guys have such a good time that it’s hard to believe that yours is a “way of strife.”

    Because I’ve only seen about five minutes of Survivor, I’m not familiar with all of the finer points, so thanks for filling in some of the blanks. In Survivor, you struggle and challenge one another and take sides, so it’s a metaphor for life. Okay, maybe a rice and beans metaphor for life. Are you the Survivor or did you vote yourself off the island? Is that in Part 2? You can answer my question with a question.

    That whole suffering, depriving yourself and guilt thing reminds me so much of Lent! I gave up Lent for Lent, but you made it sound a wee bit appealing. I envy your self control.

    One of the best lines was Mrs. Tom B.Taker’s Freudian slip when she said you wanted to “deprave yourself.”

    I’m eagerly awaiting Part Deux.


    1. Mrs. Abyss never wears a slip. Wait. What?

      There’s not much to it, really. I think you got a good grasp on the whole thing. The real game they vote people out every three days. It is cutthroat which is probably why I love it so much. My humble effort sadly paled in comparison.

      Thanks for the comment. Now I feel like I know you even better than before, or something like that.


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