Rob Has a Podcast

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'Rob Has a Podcast'
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Hosted byRob Cesternino
UpdatesMultiple shows each week
Audio formatPodcast (via streaming or downloadable MP3)
Original releaseFebruary 12, 2010 – present
Cited forFive-time Podcast Award winner
WebsiteRob Has a Website

Rob Has a Podcast (RHAP) is an entertainment podcast hosted by former Survivor contestant Rob Cesternino. The podcast primarily provides coverage of strategy-based reality television shows.[1]


Cesternino started RHAP in 2010, in order to cover Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains and the final season of Lost.[2] He continually expanded the show over the next several years, adding coverage of Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and The Celebrity Apprentice.[1] The show expanded further with the addition of the weekly "Survivor Know-It-Alls" segment with co-host Stephen Fishbach[3]


When Survivor is on the air, Cesternino records several podcasts about the show each week, most analyzing strategy or discussing highlights.

Big Brother[edit]

During the Big Brother season, Cesternino and the Live Feed Correspondents record several podcasts about the show each week.

Notable guests[edit]

Cesternino has interviewed and worked with numerous Survivor and Big Brother contestants.[4]

Special events[edit]

Reality Gamemasters[edit]

On February 20, 2013, Cesternino launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new project, Reality Gamemasters, in which six reality TV contestants would compete in a game of Risk, which would be filmed and would air on YouTube. On March 22, 2013, the project was successfully funded, receiving $7,036 from 170 individual backers.[5] The miniseries, directed by Cesternino and Alex Forstenhausler, consisted of six episodes and began airing on June 3, 2013. The contestants included John Cochran, Sophie Clarke, and Stephen Fishbach of Survivor, and Ian Terry, Eric Stein, and Matt Hoffman of Big Brother. Andrea Boehlke hosted the competition, with additional Survivor contestants Billy Garcia and R.C. Saint-Amour making guest appearances on the show. Cesternino provided game commentary throughout each episode alongside Entertainment Weekly's Dalton Ross.[6]

"Survivor Know-It-Alls" LIVE[edit]

Since October 2014, Cesternino has hosted at least one live Survivor viewing party and subsequent taping of "Survivor Know-It-Alls" every Survivor season. The event is held twice-yearly in New York City, with some seasons offering a second taping in other cities including Los Angeles and Toronto. Numerous other Survivor contestants have made appearances at the events.[7][8][9][10][11]

Related podcasts[edit]

The Spyson Hour and News AF[edit]

In 2015, Cesternino began The Spyson Hour with Survivor: Blood vs. Water winner and frequent RHAP guest Tyson Apostol and reality TV personality Spencer Pratt from The Hills. The Spyson Hour began as a way for Apostol and Pratt to analyze season four of Marriage Boot Camp, where they had met and become friends as fellow participants. After the season finished airing, Apostol and Pratt continued the podcast, focusing on events in their lives and on zany current events stories, with Cesternino as a moderator.[12]


RHAP has won five Podcast Awards: best entertainment podcast (2012, 2014), best video podcast (2013), best produced podcast (2013).[4] Most notably, RHAP successfully beat hit podcast Serial in the category of people's choice podcast of 2014.[13]

RHAP recorded its 1000th episode on November 14, 2014 and celebrated its fifth anniversary in February 2015.[14] In 2015, the podcast was nominated for an Academy of Podcasters award in the entertainment category.[15]

In 2020, Briana Kranich of ScreenRant named Rob Has a Podcast as one of the 10 Best Reality TV Podcasts You're Missing Out On.[16]


  1. ^ a b "Rob Cesternino and More Added to the #PM15 Stage!". Podcast Movement. May 12, 2015. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Denhart, Andy (January 23, 2015). "Rob Cesternino on Survivor, spoilers, and RHAP's origins". reality blurred. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Todisco, Eric (February 5, 2020). "Survivor Alum Rob Cesternino Talks Season 40 and 10-Year Anniversary of His Podcast". People. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Rob Has a Podcast Takes Home the Best Video Podcast and Best Produced Podcast of the Year awards". Amzeal News. January 7, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Cesternino, Rob (February 20, 2013). "Reality GameMasters: The Ultimate Reality TV Showdown". Kickstarter. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Ross, Dalton (May 30, 2013). "'Survivor' and 'Big Brother' stars compete at Risk for new 'Reality Gamemasters' web series". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Survivor Know-It-Alls LIVE". Gotham Comedy Club. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Survivor Know-It-Alls LIVE". Gotham Comedy Club. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Survivor Know-It-Alls LIVE (Season 31, Episode 2)". Eventbrite. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
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  12. ^ "The Spyson Hour". Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  13. ^ Denhart, Andy (April 15, 2015). "Reality TV podcast RHAP wins two podcast awards". reality blurred. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  14. ^ Cesternino, Rob (November 4, 2014). "RHAP1K: The Rob Has a Podcast 1000th Episode Special". Rob Has a Website. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  15. ^ "Nominees". Academy of Podcasters. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  16. ^ Kranich, Briana. "The 10 Best Reality TV Podcasts You're Missing Out On". ScreenRant. Retrieved 2020-02-20.

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