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'Survivor' exit Q&A: A 'pissed' Nina unloads on her team

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Survivor claimed its latest victim last night, and that victim called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) this morning to talk about how it all went wrong. And she’s still not happy about how she was treated on the island. Nina Poersch became the third person voted out of Survivor: Worlds Apart after her tribe basically would not let her compete in the challenge, and then voted her out when their strategy backfired. Nina has plenty to say about all of that and you can now listen in to the entire interview right here on the InsideTV Podcast. Among the highlights:

On not being allowed to compete in the swimming challenge from last week:

“My tribe told me I couldn’t do the challenge. Joe said, ‘We want you out of the challenge. We don’t want you do it. You can’t hear and we don’t think you can do it and we want you to sit out.… I could have totally done that challenge. I was really bummed. I could have done that challenge and we could have won…. I’m better than Will!”

On being told not to help in last night’s water bucket challenge:

“One thing that you don’t see is when we first landed on the beach Joe said to me, ‘Nina, are you going to be able to do these challenges?’ That was a big concern of his…. I was pissed. I was really angered by that…. Joe had big issues that I couldn’t hear and I’m an older woman.… Maybe the women in his life that are in their 50s are very frail.”

On if she felt she was being excluded because of her hearing disability. 

“I did feel that way…. They had issues with my hearing and it drove me insane. Because as you can tell, I can communicate just fine…. I expect to be treated as an equal.”

On claims by her tribemates that she was the one who was using her deafness as a crutch and kept obsessing about it and bringing it up:

“I never use my hearing as a crutch. However, when I’m struggling to hear someone, I’m going to say something…. I’m shocked. That just shocks me. I don’t know what to say to that. I’m shocked they would even say that.”

On the other women in her tribe:

“Jenn hardly ever talked to me. She couldn’t look me in the face and talk to me. Hali, she approached me and tried to be nice and everything, but if Jenn was around, Hali wasn’t nice to me either. She ignored me.”

On if she was placed on the right tribe:

“Absolutely not. I would not have put myself on No Collar. I would have definitely put myself on White Collar. My whole entire life has always been white collar. I have always held white collar jobs, I’ve always been in a management type position where I’ve managed people, I’ve been the boss, worked with budgets, worked with mayors, councilmen, getting things done in the community. I’ve always been a white collar person. So some of my social interactions with the tribe were off because I really wasn’t like them…. Deep down my core is white collar. I would never had put myself on a No Collar tribe.… when we got on the mat and Jeff announced that, I was like, ‘Holy crap! I am completely on the wrong tribe!”

On watching the show back on TV:

“Living it was probably worse.”

You can now hear the entire interview with Nina for yourself by clicking on the audio player icon below. (The Nina interview begins at 22:30.)

But first, we chat with two of our favorites from the land of scripted television. Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead kicks things off by talking about Daryl’s big episode last week. Why did Daryl take the job from Aaron but not the gun from Carol? Reedus talks about that and explains how he changed a key line in a scene involving Buttons the horse. (R.I.P.) Then, all-universe actress Tatiana Maslany sits down with us on the Orphan Black set to chat about the upcoming season 3 of the clone drama. Could Cosima be in mortal peril? Maslany talks about the safety of the “sestras” and much more. (The Tatiana Maslany intevriew begins at the 12 minute mark.)

You can listen to the whole podcast by clicking on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem.You can also download the entire podcast right here. To send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. And to hear more interviews and television discussion and debate, check out Entertainment Weekly Radio on SiriusXM, channel 105.​