Episode 14: Silver linings?
Published: December 20, 2019
Dan weighs in on the Island of the Idols finale and reunion, and looks for silver linings in the season as a whole, and the show's response to its own mishandling of the harassment that overshadowed the post-merge.
Episode 7: A story called Survivor
Published: November 9, 2019
Dan makes a brief return to examine how this season, with its diverse cast, emphasis on character stories, and strong female casting, has changed the overall arc of the two decade Survivor meta-narrative. Plus a post-merge power ranking.
Published: September 23, 2019
The True Dork Times writers (Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman) congregate and try to pick the winner of Survivor: Island of the Idols based on almost zero evidence. But that's no reason to avoid making what are probably ludicrously inaccurate hot takes.
Dan Otsuki has been watching Survivor religiously since season two, and is a recent graduate of the University of Puget Sound, where he double majored in English and Religious Studies. He's also applied to play on the show every time he's been able to do so.
Follow him on twitter: @DanOtsuki