By Dalton Ross
Updated September 30, 2011 at 08:39 PM EDT


Robert Mariano was just another Boston guy working construction, until he took his talents to the island and became Boston Rob. Four seasons of Survivor, two seasons of The Amazing Race, one season of a poker reality show we’ve tried very hard to forget, and even an appearance on UPN’s The Player as “The Player Operator” later, the professional reality star is now moving over to History for his new show Around The World in 80 Ways (debuting this Sunday). Special cohost for a day Courtney Yates (Mariano’s former tribemate on Heroes vs Villains) joined me on the InsideTV Podcast to chat with Boston Rob all about his new show. But that’s not all we chatted about. Not by a long shot. We also talked a ton of Survivor. Why does Grant still refuse to interact with Rob? How does he like Ozzy and Coach’s chances this season? What does he make of the Brandon Hantz insanity? And, most importantly, will he — or Amber — ever come back and play the game again? You will not want to miss what turns into a very lively and spirited chat.

To hear the entire interview, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. Take it away, Rob…