Survivor: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands - Season 18
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Stephen Fishbach Appears on The Stephen Holt Show 
(12.15.09)
Stephen Holt talks to Stephen Fishbach, Survivor: Tocantins Runner-Up about his adventures on the hit reality show at Angus McIndoe's Broadway restaurant.
Part 1 >>    Part 2 >>   Part 3 >>

SFP Interview: JT from Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 5.24.09)
Listen to this interview to learn about his interesting approach to preparing for the game, the Tribal Council questions we didn't get to hear, how he shared his experience with his hometown, the details on that cracked tooth and much more

Survivor Winner JT: Buying Stephen Drinks 'For The Rest Of His Life!'
(People 5.19.09)

SFP Interview: Stephen Fishbach from Survivor Tocantins
Find out how he felt after receiving no jury votes, why he came dangerously close to be being medically evacuated, his strategy for immunity challenges as well as the Hidden Immunity Idol

SFP Interview: Erinn Lobdell from Survivor Tocantins
Find out how she was chosen for the show, why she's so good at puzzles, how she planned to handle JT or Stephen in a final Tribal Council

SFP Interview: Taj Johnson-George from Survivor Tocantins
Find out how she was chosen for the show, if she has worked through her hurt feelings toward JT and Stephen, her plans for the HII she never played
(SFP 5.19.09)

"I Knew I Lost Survivor When My Ball Hit the Ground" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Runner-Up, Stephen

 

 

 "I Could Have Made a Good Run of It" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Erinn

 

 

"They Do Love Me, They Just Love Money More" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Taj


"You Have to Lie to Win" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Winner, J.T.
(RNO 5.18.09)


Alabama Cattle Rancher J.T. Thomas Wins 'Survivor'
(Mobile Press Register 5.17.09)
The native of Samson, Ala., won the final decision in the game of strategy and endurance by receiving the unanimous votes of seven jury members made of previously eliminated contestants. They had to chose between Thomas and his ally in the game from its second day, Stephen Fishbach, 29, of New York.

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 13 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 5.15.09)
Listen to this interview to find out if he thinks he ever lied, why no family member came to visit, if he really hates women and much more!

Survivor: Coach Talks Blindsides, Weightloss & Nietzsche
(People 5.15.09)
Arguably one of the most entertaining people to ever be cast on Survivor, Benjamin “Coach” Wade, 37, was the 12th person eliminated from the game Thursday night. The Susanville, Calif.-based college soccer coach/symphony conductor/warrior eagerly talked to PEOPLE about his dramatic weight loss, character assassination, losing his day job and Nietzsche.

"I'm Not Delusional" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Coach

(RNO 5.15.09)


Debra BeebeSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 12 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 5.8.09)
Listen to this interview to find out about the extra auction items we didn't get to see, her perspective on lying in the game, if she really would have given immunity away and much more!

"I Really Have Been Shocked the Last Couple Weeks" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Debbie

(RNO 5.8.09)


Sierra ReedSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 11 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 5.1.09)
Listen to this interview to find out who found the clue to the fake Immunity Idol Sierra planted, who proposed an all female alliance, who she told about the Jalapao Immunity Idol and much more!

"You Don’t Have to Be a Bitch in Order to Make It" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins' Sierra

(RNO 5.1.09)


Tyson ApostolSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 10 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 4.25.09)
Listen to this interview to find out why he was drawn to form an alliance with Coach and Debra, who was really pulling the Dragonslayer's strings, the plan of attack once they reached final five and much more!

Tyson Apostol"I Say Awesome Stuff" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Tyson

(RNO 4.24.09)
What was his strategy? What does he really think of Sierra, and why? Did we see the real Tyson or was it an act? And how did this experience compare to the real world for him? Tyson answers all these questions and has much more to say


Brendan SynnottSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 9 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 4.17.09)
Listen to this interview to find out why he admitted to having the HII, more details about exile island, why he was ready to help JT win and much more!

"I Tried to Be Trusting and Other People Are There to Slit Each Other's Throats" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins' Brendan

(RNO 4.17.09)


SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 8 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 4.11.09)

"I Was Just Starting to Think About Making Moves" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Joe
(RNO 4.10.09)

Sydney WheelerSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 7 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 3.5.09)
Listen to this interview to find out how she was approached to be on the show, who she points the finger at for losing the challenges, how much Joe shared with her about the idol and much more!

Sydney Wheeler"They Made Me Out to Be My Only Strategy Was Flirting" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Sydney

(RNO 4.3.09)


INTERVIEW: JEFF PROBST TEACHES US HOW TO WIN "SURVIVOR"
(Futon Critic 4.2.09)
While "Survivor" host Jeff Probst may tell voted-off contestants at the end of every episode that "the tribe has spoken," audiences have spoken and there's no end in sight for the CBS's stalwart reality series "Survivor."

Spencer DuhmSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 5 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 3.13.09)
Listen to this interview to learn extra details about the reward challenge, how being a super fan affected his standing in the tribe, how he eventually lost the trust of his alliances and much more!

"That Afternoon, Everything Changed for Me" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Spencer

(RNO 3.13.09)


Sandy BurginSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 4 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 3.6.09)
Listen to this interview to find out what this Survivor fan did to her body that helped her land a spot on the show, her view of each of her tribemates, why the Jalapao tribe is always so grimy and much more!

Sandy Burgin"I Thought They Would Take the Strong Over the Beauty, and They Didn’t" – RNO’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins’ Sandy
(RNO 3.6.09)

SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 3 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 2.28.09)
Listen to this interview to hear his thoughts on each of his tribemates, how he was chosen for the show, why Brendan said he chose Taj to join him on Exile

"I Would Have Done the Same Thing" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins' Jerry

(RNO 2.27.09)


Candace SmithSFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 2 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 2.21.09)
Listen to this interview to hear her sing the praises of two of her Timbira tribemates and dish the dirt on the rest, find out why they arrived so late to camp that first day and the real story behind the shelter that Sierra built.

Candace Smith"Maybe I Should Have Let Coach Lick Me on the Neck" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantins' Candace

(RNO 2.20.09)


SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 1 Survivor Tocantins
(SFP 2.13.09)
Listen to this interview to learn more about her tribe, who emerged as a leader, find out who accused her of stealing, along with what she thought went wrong in the first immunity challenge and lots more!

Carolina Eastwood"They Got Me Good in the End" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Tocantin's Carolina

(RNO 2.13.09)


 
 
 

Survivor:  Tocantins
The Brazilian Highlands
Jalapão Desert
Aired: Spring 2009 on CBS

 



Show Details

Season:  18
Airdated on CBS:  February 12, 2009 – May 17, 2009
Location:
  Tocantins, Brazilian Highlands
Tribes:  Jalapao (Red Buffs), Timbira (Black Buffs), Forza  - Merged (Green Buffs) 
Players:  16
Notable Events:  A new twist:  Instead of one castaway sent to Exile Island, two were sent. While on Exile Island, each exiled castaway picked from one of two urns. One urn contained a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol and an option to join the opposing tribe, while the other urn contained nothing.

Winner of Survivor: Tocantins:
 J.T. Thomas

 

Finale News

Stephen Fishbach   Erinn Lobdell   Taj George

   2nd Place                 3rd Place           4th Place


Coach Kicked Out of Game
Ben Wade - 12th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sydney Wheeler - Voted Off

Episode 12 News


School Principal Expelled
Debra Beebe - 11th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sydney Wheeler - Voted Off

Episode 11 News


Scrambler Sierra Sent Home
10th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sydney Wheeler - Voted Off

Episode 10 News


Tyson Jerked
9th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sydney Wheeler - Voted Off

Episode 9 News


Brendan Blindsided
8th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sydney Wheeler - Voted Off

Episode 8 News


Joe Medevaced From the Game
7th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sydney Wheeler - Voted Off

Episode 7 News


Sydney Sent Home
6th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sydney Wheeler - Voted Off

Episode 6 News


Spencer Doomed
5th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Spencer Duhm - Voted Off

Episode 5 News


School Bus Driver Unloaded
Sandy Kay Burgin:
4th Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Sandy Burgin Voted Off

Episode 4 News


Army Sergeant Booted
Jerry Sims:
3rd Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Jerry Sims Voted Off

Episode 3 News


Candace Smith Canned
2nd Boot From Survivor: Tocantins

Candace Smith Voted Off

Episode 2 News


Carolina Eastwood, First Casualty
Booted from Jalapão Tribe

Carolina Eastwood Voted Off

Episode 1 News




Tocantins
Survivor:
Season 18 
Filming Location Info 

 

Geography/Location
Located in the heartland of Brazil, the State of Tocantins, borders the states of Bahia, Maranhão and Piauí, in the North region; it has one of the smallest population rate in the country. On the west side of the recently formed Tocantins state, with an area of 34,113 km2, is a transition area between the "caatinga" (a dry, stunted brushwood area) and the "cerrado" (a woodsy pasture). Known as the "Jalapão desert", it is in fact a great oasis since, in spite of its sandy soil, this mountainous region has springs and rivers that on their way down to the Tocantins River valley, form beautiful waterfalls and rapids, besides providing the environment for a diversified fauna and flora.
The closest airport is on Palmas city, capital of Tocantins State.

Tocantins forms the boundary between the Amazon Rainforest and the coastal savanna. As a result, the state's geography is varied. Many rivers cross through the state (including one of the same name), and there are over 20 archaeologically significant sites found in Tocantins.

Climate
The climate is tropical; temperatures vary between 30 to 35 degrees Celsius during the day  and 13 to 20 degrees at night. There is a rainy season between December and March and a dry season, with scattered storms, the rest of the year.

Wildlife
Onça Pintada ( jaguar); Onça Suçuarana or Sussuarana ( panther or puma); Lobo Guará ( manned wolf); Raposa (fox); Cachorro do Mato (Bush Dog or Wild Dog); Emu; Sucuri (anaconda), Toucans, Macaws, and Parrots. There is also the critically endangered Pato de Penacho (Brazilian Merganser) and some registered sights of the Ararinha Azul (Spix's Macaw), which is considered already extinct in Nature.

Culture/Production Themes
Seven indigenous ethnic groups present in Tocantins and the Quilombolas complete the cultural beauty of the state, with their ways of life, dances and rituals that are eternalized through generations.


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