Four years ago on this very day a simple Facebook wall post started what would become one of the most downloaded and listened to Survivor podcasts in the world. To celebrate, it’s time to grab the woman who helped start it all in Gillian Larson from the 17th season of Gabon as we once again put on our birthday hats and celebrate our fourth birthday!
On the 24th of October 2011, Survivor Gabon’s Gillian Larson posted a simple comment on our host Ben’s wall, asking his interest for an interview for his show The Brink. After Ben accepted and the interview went to air, he found himself contacting more Survivor alumni as well as being connected via Gillian and other contestants. In February of 2012 the segment ‘Survivor’s On the Brink’ was spun off into it’s own separate show Survivor Oz and to this day continues in it’s current format that you now know and love!
In four years, we have interviewed 286 out of the 459 possible contestants (62%), delivered over 912 hours (38 days) worth of content and been viewed over five million times through this very website. We have charted number one on the TV & Films area on iTunes as well as in the top 50 overall podcasts and are constantly ranked in the top three Survivor podcasts online. We have also been awarded with the Czech & Slovak Reality Award for best foreign website in 2014 & 2015. It’s been an amazing four years and we hope to continue to bring you more as we grow into the future!
Gillian Larson was generous enough to join us to help celebrate the occasion, as we talked about just why she contacted Ben on that fateful day in 2011, why she enjoys the show so much and just what she hopes for us to achieve in the future and everything else in between!
We would like to once again thank you for all the support over the last four years and hope to continue onward and upwards for many years to come!