Episode 13: Melancholy musings
Published: December 19, 2021
Andy takes a wistful final pass through the final five's games, the season finale, the season as a whole, then turns his attention to the very familiar-seeming future of 42, and other grim portents.
Episode 12: The question of perception
Published: December 11, 2021
With the finale looming, Andy breaks down the games of the final five from multiple perspectives — their own, their competitors', the jury's, and more — and based on the stories we've been shown, projects which of the five is most likely to win the million.
Episode 11: Future tense
Published: December 5, 2021
Andy examines the stories Survivor 41 has presented so far about the six remaining contestants, and what that tells us about their futures in the game. He also explores the future of twists in the show, and other tense topics.
Episode 10: Let me count the ways
Published: November 28, 2021
Andy presents a 13-point enumeration — from casting to gameplay to editing and storytelling — of the reasons why this episode, "Baby with a Machine Gun," was an all-time great episode of Survivor.
Episode 9: Killer quotes
Published: November 21, 2021
Andy celebrates the episode's bevy of delectable verbiage, from a couple of potential winner's quotes to obvious cringe content, to others in between, and looks at how they tell us about what's actually going on in the game.
Episode 8: Dysfunction junction
Published: November 14, 2021
While Survivor 41's merge tribe finally has a name and buffs, they're far from unified. This week, Andy turns his attention to the group dynamics (testy) and relationships (crumbling), and where those factors suggest the game is heading.
Episode 7: Clarity
Published: November 9, 2021
Andy attempts to deconvolute the tapestry of whispers and provide a clear-eyed perspective on who's in trouble, who's in command, and the actual monster is after Episode 7's chaotic Tribal goings-on.
Episode 6: Let me explain
Published: November 3, 2021
Andy Baker returns to take stock of a convoluted season and its 12 remaining players, and even comes up with a potential boot order (future twists notwithstanding).
Baker When he’s not blogging about
Survivor, Andy Baker helps run a Survivor-based LRG and is
podcasting about TV shows. Which is to say he spends
entirely too much time in front of the TV, typing on his
laptop and muttering about bad narrative decisions.
Andy can be found on twitter: @B13pod.