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Gerrymandered against the Davids - Kaiser Island

Gerrymandered against the Davids

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 4 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: October 19, 2018

Ryan reviews a movement-packed episode, as Bi leaves, tribes swap, something called Jabeni appears, Natalie ascends to her throne, Carl finds a strange new power, Tiva loses immunity, Alec flips, and Natalia is blindsided. Phew! But at least she takes it in stride.


Evolution is real; Survivor is proof - Well, in theory...

Evolution is real; Survivor is proof

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 3 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 17, 2018

Pat applies Darwin's theory of evolution to Survivor strategy, and questions the inverse correlation between pre-merge swaps and survival of the goats. Plus a look at who else benefits from the upcoming swap.


New recipe: Less napalm, more Machiavelli - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: David vs. Goliath analysis

New recipe: Less napalm, more Machiavelli

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 3 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 16, 2018

Jeff didn't love the personal attacks that were presented as entertainment in Episode 3 of David vs. Goliath, especially since they seemed like a reboot of a past season's conflict. Plus a look at who the swap is most likely to reward or put at risk.


Get off my island - Kaiser Island

Get off my island

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 3 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: October 12, 2018

Ryan relishes every hair-flipping moment of the title bout in this episode: No, not Mason-Dixon vs. Gabby, or Bi vs. her knee, but Goliath vs. Goliath, a.k.a. Natalie vs. Jeremy.


In praise of faking it

In praise of faking it

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 2 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 9, 2018

Jeff exalts the opportunities that could arise from having easily fake-able idols this season, one player who seems to be faking everyone out, (and another who clearly is not), and other late-forming takes on Episode 2 of David vs. Goliath.


Why would you wanna take out the old lady? - Kaiser Island

Why would you wanna take out the old lady?

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 2 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: October 5, 2018

Ryan surveys the damage of two storms that swept through Episode 2 of David vs. Goliath: Elizabeth's high-powered flipping of the votes on David to save Lyrsa, and Natalie's cyclonic path to deepest reaches of his heart.


Don't upset the system - Well, in theory...

Don't upset the system

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 2 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 4, 2018

Pat explains how Talcott Parsons's social systems theory relates to the key strategic decision in Episode 2 of Survivor: David vs. Goliath - Lyrsa and Elizabeth's targeting of Jessica instead of Carl.


Does four pairs beat a royal flush? - The Golden Ticket

Does four pairs beat a royal flush?

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 1 analysis

By Ben Martell | Published: September 30, 2018

Ben returns from his blogging hiatus to look at the David vs. Goliath theme, which of the two tribes might contain the winner, and to take a deep dive into which of the contestants showed the most winner potential in their first-episode edits.


The TDT DvG contestant draft

The TDT DvG contestant draft

Survivor: David vs. Goliath pre-season analysis

By Ben Martell, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan, Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman | Published: September 22, 2018

The True Dork Times writers come together to draft fantasy teams of David vs. Goliath contestants, in an attempt to win eternal* glory by having the team containing the winner. (*Offer expires roughly one month after the season ends.)


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