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Survivor: Island of the Idols: We Need to Talk About Those Gigantic Wooden Heads

The show's 39th season welcomes back all-stars Sandra Diaz-Twine and Rob Mariano in the, um, oddest way possible

Joal Ryan

And so it begins!

Welcome to Episode 1 of Survivor Brothers: The Ultimate Unofficial Podcast From TV Guide. In this episode, hosts Lance Cartelli and Fox Van Allen, from the Big Brother Brothers podcast, preview Survivor Season 39, Survivor: Island of the Idols. They dish on the new castaways, the new tribes -- and the new, totally giant and unnerving wooden heads that the production erected in the likenesses of two all-star mentors: two-time Survivor champ Sandra Diaz-Twine (Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains), and Survivor: Redemption Island winner Rob Mariano, aka "Boston Rob."

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Find out what Lance and Fox think of this season's crop of survivors -- and how they think Island of the Idols will be remembered. (Hint: The two totally giant and unnerving wooden heads will figure into the latter discussion, if not Lance's and Fox's nightmares.)

Listen to this week's Big Brother Brothers for all the buzz.

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New episodes of Survivor Brothers go up every week, now through the end of the season of Survivor: Island of the Idols.

Survivor: Island of the Idols premieres Sept. 25 at 8/7c on CBS. You can watch every season of Survivor on CBS All Access.

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