Fire up the Tiki torches and pass the Doritos. Who better to deliver the scoop on ther 45th edition of Survivor than Murtz Jaffer? 

By day, Murtz Jaffer works as Associate Producer of Global’s The Morning Show. By night, he’s recognized as the world’s foremost expert on reality TV, traveling to countless final episode tapings and attending and hosting multiple cast parties.

For this season, Murtz has scouted the field and knows the 17 new contestants and one returning player vying for the million dollar prize. Who does he like to take the new title? So far, he’s not  picking the one Canadian in the field, a man from Vancouver named Keleb Gebrewold.

Season 45 cast of the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R): Top Row: Nicholas “Sifu” Alsup, Kendra McQuarrie, Brandon “Brando” Meyer, Kaleb Gebrewold, Drew Basile, Sabiyah Broderick, Austin Li Coon, and Bruce Perreault. Bottom Row: Kellie Nalbandian, Hannah Rose, Julie Alley, Jake O’Kane, Janani “J” Krishnan-Jha, Sean Edwards, Katurah Topps, Dee Valladares, Emily Flippen, and Brandon Donlon. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Jaffer salutes Survivor for continuing to diversify the cast, both in terms of race and age. He assesses whether or not the original winner, Richard Hatch, would stand a chance 22 years later on the new edition. He singles out his Top-3 all-time players, and, yes, of course, one of them is Boston Rob.

He also recommends a recent Netflix reality series more shocking than Survivor — Outlast. Says Murtz, “They cast actual criminals!”

I was sure that Murtz would choose the soaring theme to Survivor as his all-time favourite TV theme song. But he double crossed me and went with a complete wild card. Well played.


To listen to this episode with Murtz, simply click on the white arrow in the blue circle, above.

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