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The ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Exit Survey

Natalie, Michele, and Tony went into the final tribal council. After one emerged victorious, the Ringer staff wrote down their reactions.

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After ‘Winners at War,’ the ‘Survivor’ GOAT Officially Has Been Crowned

Winning an all-star season doesn’t necessarily make someone the best of all time, but the player who did emerge victorious on Wednesday night’s Season 40 is truly the greatest to ever play the game

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The Ringer’s ‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame

After 20 years and 40 seasons, TV’s most iconic reality show is still showing no signs of slowing down. To celebrate, we’ve crowned the most impressive—or just most entertaining—survivors ever.

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The Eight Biggest Story Lines of the ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Season Finale

Can Tony ascend to GOAT level? Will Michele pull off an upset? And who’s coming back from the Edge?

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Edgic of Extinction: How Hardcore Edit Analysts Unravel the Secrets of ‘Survivor’

Can the winner of a season be identified in advance by the edit each character receives? These superfans are determined to try. Welcome to the sabermetrics of ‘Survivor.’

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Welcome to Survivor Week

With 40 seasons spanning nearly 20 years, ‘Survivor’ has provided us with countless memorable moments and characters

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Through Two Decades and 40 Seasons, the Tribal Council Remains the Heart of ‘Survivor’

"The basic format of ‘Survivor,’ in that players must rely on each other while voting each other out, has never changed," says host Jeff Probst. "But within that box you can do whatever you want." Here’s how fire-lit climaxes of ‘Survivor’ have fueled the show for 20 years.

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How Boston Rob’s Legend Grew Alongside ‘Survivor’

Rob Mariano has played ‘Survivor’ more than any other contestant. Along the way, he’s met his wife, seen a giant totem of his head erected on an island, and become inextricable from the show itself.

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‘Survivor’ Is the Quintessential TV Show

You can’t talk about America without talking about television; you can’t talk about television without talking about reality TV; and you can’t talk about reality TV without talking about ‘Survivor,’ the one reality show that’s ascended to a permanent state of monoculture

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The 100 Most Iconic Moments in ‘Survivor’ History

As the show wraps up its 40th season and nears its 20th anniversary, here are the defining moments that made it great, from Sue Hawk’s iconic speech to Jonny Fairplay’s fake grandma to Denise’s recent coup

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The ‘Survivor’ Dictionary

Blindsides, Probstism, and Pagonging, oh my: In the past 20 years, the reality competition has forged a language of its own

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 13

Plus, Riley and guest Sean Fennessey discuss the ramifications of ‘Survivor’ on players’ psyches

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 12

Riley and Chris discuss how the 50-50 coin worked out, Kim stepping down, and why peanut butter may be the most valuable commodity in the game

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 11

Riley and Juliet discuss the season’s best episode yet

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Tony Pitched a Perfect Game in the Best ‘Survivor’ Episode of the Season

In a master class of persistence, strategy, and negotiation, Tony Vlachos shocked the island—and injected ‘Winners at War’ with some needed new life

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 10

Riley and guest Sean Yoo discuss the live tribunal council, the "Rope-a-Dope" archetype, and more

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 9

Riley and Jason break down the "Altruist" archetype and hand out their superlatives

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 8

Riley and guest Juliet Litman discuss the updated fire token menu, break down the new archetypes, and more

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 7

Riley and guest Justin Verrier discuss the boot of another old-schooler, the end of the pre-merge, and more

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A Guide to Binge-Watching ‘Survivor’

With 39 seasons in the bank, catching up can be a daunting task, but it can be done

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Parvati and Sandra Are Gone. ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Is Only Just Heating Up.

Two legendary players got the boot on Wednesday night, but the 40th season is showing no signs of losing momentum

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 5

Riley and Chris discuss the infamous tribal swap, the "Godfather" archetype, and more

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 4

Plus, Riley and Sean hand out awards for Best Move, Worst Move, and Front-runner to Win

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‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Is Pulling Off the Impossible

Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, and Sandra Diaz-Twine are still in the game—and now even the Edge of Extinction is good

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‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 3

Plus, they hand out awards for Best Move, Worst Move, and Front-runner to Win

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‘The Pod Has Spoken’: ‘Survivor: Winners at War,’ Episode 2

In the first episode of our ‘Survivor’ recap podcast, Riley and Mallory hand out awards for Best Move, Worst Move, and Front-runner

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The ‘Survivor’ Premier, ‘Briarpatch’ Episode 2, and Previewing ‘High Fidelity’ | The Watch

Breaking down the opening episode of a star-studded season of ‘Survivor’

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‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Is an All-Star Game That Actually Matters

The Season 40 premiere shows what happens when you put 20 ‘Survivor’ champs on an island: peak nostalgia, thrilling alliances, and elite gameplay

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A Guide to the 40th, All-Star Season of ‘Survivor’

For the first time in series history, the show’s cast consists entirely of former winners. Here’s a helpful FAQ to prepare you ahead of the momentous season premiere.

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‘Survivor’ Ejected Dan Spilo—but the Show’s Harassment Crisis Is Far From Over

In Wednesday night’s episode, host Jeff Probst informed contestants that Spilo had been removed after an off-camera incident. That it took this long, though, only raises more questions about the show’s ability to correctly manage serious situations.

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The Upsetting ‘Survivor’ Sexual Harassment Episode Is Reality TV at Its Most Real

One contestant’s inappropriate touching was put in the spotlight, and what followed was a bleak and disappointing look at how these types of situations can play out

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The Marvelfication of ‘Star Wars’ and the Premiere of ‘Survivor’ Season 39

And some lukewarm takes on the latest episode of ‘Succession’