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For Survivor fans, this bi-weekly podcast covers CBS’ biggest reality show, Survivor. In Never Draw Rocks, host Khendall provides commentary, rants, what-ifs, updates, thoughts, lists, analysis, game history and more as he shares his love of the game with the only people that love it like he does: you. Join the best podcasting community in Survivor as we experience every blindside, idol, and challenge together as our favorite players, past and future, play their way to the title of Sole Survivor.

The Black Widow of Survivor: Parvati Shallow

January 22, 2021

In this episode of Never Draw Rocks, host Khendall talks about one of the game's most legendary players, Parvati. Parvati played a number of seasons of Survivor, returning from her premiere in the Cook Islands to three more seasons. In many of these seasons, she secured her place as a surviving player in the final tribals. She quickly demonstrated her prowess as a player, often relying on flirting and strong social play to take her from one day of the game to the next. Yet, it was during her time on Survivor that she changed and improved, going from a skilled social player to also a strong tactician and competitor. She played as a core member of some of the most dangerous and surprising alliances in the history of Survivor, proving time and again why she is so popular among fans. In this episode, Khendall examines Parvati's social play in the Cook Islands across from Yul and Ozzy before moving to her evolution as a player and blindsider in Micronesia and Heroes vs. Villains. Parvati would even prove dangerous enough to be a stones throw from the second ever two-time winner, even threatening to take away that title from Sandra. What was it about Parvati's game that changed? What was it that made Parvati so likeable? Is a strong social game enough to win Survivor? What role did the jury have in the outcome of these seasons? Khendall looks at all these questions and more as he takes a deep dive into the best and most cunning black widow in the game of Survivor.