Episode 13: Unsolicited advice
Published: May 22, 2018
With the finale of Survivor: Ghost Island rapidly approaching, Andy offers free advice to the six remaining players, the host, the titular island, and to casting. And closes with a final prediction.
Pre-Episode 14: Jury Jeopardy - S36
Published: May 21, 2018
The True Dork Times writers assemble once more to project the jury votes, while doing battle with scribes from other Survivor sites: InsideSurvivor, A Tribe of One, Purple Rock Podcast, and the RHAP bloggers. Who can boast the most votes noted for Ghost Island?
Episode 12: Perception is reality TV
Published: May 14, 2018
Andy reflects on how the remaining Ghost Island players see themselves and their position in the game, and how the potential jurors see them. Who comes off the best?
Episode 11: Survivor is...
Published: May 8, 2018
Andy looks in depth at the many flaws, difficulties, curious choices, and frustrations... but also successes with Ghost Island, and emerges with a complicated but ultimately hopeful look at the season and state of the game.
Episode 10: Big Survivor
Published: May 1, 2018
This can't be true: Somehow, some way, Andy has (allegedly) come across the top-secret, season-fixing discussions that took place between certain executive producers of two Big, still-standing CBS competition-reality shows.
Episode 9: The little things
Published: April 22, 2018
Andy turns his attention to the smaller, less-obvious moments of Ghost Island's most recent episodes, uncovering hints and clues that turn out, in fact, to be quite big in the season's overall story.
Episode 8: Inductive reasoning
Published: April 16, 2018
Sifting through the fallout of an explosive Ghost Island merge vote, Andy identifies the clues in the story we've been told so far, and uses them to piece together (maybe) the story remaining for the post-merge game.
Episode 7: Baker's dozen
Published: April 8, 2018
With a Baker's Dozen worth of players remaining, Andy re-projects the boot order of the 13 Ghost Island contestants left. Who will emerge victorious in Domenick vs. Chris, and in the game as a whole?
Episode 6: The contrarian returns
Published: April 1, 2018
Andy offers some alternative takes on Episode 6 of Ghost Island, including criticism both of blindfolded challenges and of mocking Chris, and wait... who does he see as the Colby who could win?
Episode 5: Who knew?
Published: March 25, 2018
Andy explores the many different ways his surprise at being surprised by Episode 5 of Ghost Island ended up being a good thing, then looks ahead to how he might not be surprised by the upcoming swap and merge.
Episode 4: The darkest timeline
Published: March 20, 2018
Following Brendan's boot, Andy contemplates all the other terrible ways Ghost Island could finish. Fear not, though: He then envisions a more likely outcome that seems much brighter. Don't worry, there are lots of twists and idols and advantages involved.
Episode 3: Beyond the obvious
Published: March 11, 2018
Was booting Morgan a bad idea? Did Libby's decision hurt her game? Are there shenanigans to be had with the Ghost Island stationery? Andy tackles these and other questions that go beyond the obvious topics of Ghost Island's third episode.
Episodes 1-2: Middle school for money
Published: March 6, 2018
Andy takes a tour through the grown-up version of middle school (Survivor), and revisits the first two boots, what the first three minutes told us, what we can expect from Ghost Island going forward, and assesses the contestants with rising and falling prospects (and those rendered mute and invisible).
Pre-season: SuperFan fiction
Published: February 27, 2018
Andy has digested as much pre-season information as possible, mulled it, processed it, ruminated, and projected it as a speculative interpretation of how Survivor: Ghost Island will play out, from First One Out to Sole Survivor. It's SuperFan fiction.
Pre-season: TDT Ghost Island contestant draft
Published: February 22, 2018
The True Dork Times writers (Andy Baker, Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman) assemble to draft fantasy teams of Ghost Island contestants, in an attempt to seize eternal* glory by having the team containing the winner. Unless one of the two undrafted players (Team Ghost) win, in which case everyone loses. (*Or until Fall of 2018, whichever comes first.)
Pre-season: Back for more
Published: February 19, 2018
Andy Baker is back for more forecasting of the contestants' chances, analysis of the twists, questioning of production, and everything else you would expect from The Baker's Dozen. Now for Survivor: Ghost Island.
Andy Baker swore he’d never play again, but the allure of an All Winners season brought him back..
Andy is no longer on twitter, but he's a regular guest at the Survivor Talk with D&D podcast.
Other The Baker's Dozens:
S40: Winners at War | S36: Ghost Island | S33: Millennials vs. Gen X | S32: Kaoh Rong | S31: Cambodia- Second Chance | S30: Worlds Apart | Survivor 29: San Juan del Sur | Survivor 28: Cagayan | Survivor 27: Blood vs. Water | Survivor 26: Caramoan (at RHAP) | Survivor 25: Philippines (at RHAP)
See also: The full True Dork Times index of past seasons.