Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Survivor: Overcoming Obstacles

Native Floridian Aurora McCreary took the nation by storm on Survivor: Edge of Extinction. Tough, ruthless and direct, she endured the island for 35 out of 39 possible days. Tune in as she talks about lessons learned from competing in the game, her time in foster care, and what her post-Survivor future holds.

Show notes
(5:32) Survivor, biggest strengths and weaknesses, Kama tribe
(8:39) Survivor’s impact on law career, biggest takeaway from being a contestant
(10:09) Managing stresses on the island, The Confessionals
(15:14) Aurora’s background – foster care, adoption, becoming a lawyer
(25:45) Non-Disclosure Agreement with CBS, production secrets
(29:22) Extinction Island, hazing, lying to allies, Tribal Council

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Open Ninth
Episode 84

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 41:09



In this episode

Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Senior Judge

Senior Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. served as a Circuit Judge from 2011-2021. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Aurora McCreary


Aurora McCreary practices family law at Weiss, Grunor, Barclay & Barnett and a previous competitor on Survivor: Edge of Extinction.