John Rocker
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Even the smallest thing on Survivor can completely set you on the path towards elimination. John Rocker learned that the hard way after making a deal with Jeremy at Exile Island to help protect his wife. Once she was voted out by the tribe, Jeremy sought his revenge by revealing Rocker’s controversial past to his tribe. Then Natalie — whose twin sister Nadiya was also voted out by Rocker — let fly at the former pitcher after the immunity contest for both his performance in the challenges and his past comments in a 1999 Sports Illustrated article. And that was pretty much it for John Rocker.

But how does he feel about the entire incident? Rocker called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to share his thoughts about what went down. He also explains why he did not use the hidden immunity idol in his pocket, if he feels he was a bad sportsman, and what it was like being reunited with Val and Nadiya at Ponderosa (where the eliminated contestants stay). You can listen to the entire interview right here and right now on the InsideTV Podcast…if you dare.

But first, in an interview that I’m sure John Rocker would absolutely adore, we chat with Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace, who talks about her transition from a man to a woman and the stories that will be shared in her new AOL documentary series True Trans. It’s a candid and personal talk that you won’t want to miss.

And that’s not all! We also sit down with Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene on The Walking Dead to preview the new season (which kicks off Sunday night) and also talk all things mullet. How does a Last Comic Standing contestant make it onto the biggest show on TV? He’ll tell you!

You can listen to the whole podcast by clicking on the audio player icon below. You can also download the entire podcast right here. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem. 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.

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