Episode 002: Amish People Love Skipbo
You heard it here first folks, Thomas the Tank Engine lives in a dystopian nightmare headed by a chubby tyrant. David and Claire dive into the conspiracy and uncover the structure of the devious Island of Sodor, questioning whether or not it truly is the idyllic paradise it's purported to be.
We take our source information from the show, the books, the Thomas the Tank Engine Wiki, Tumblr and Reddit posts, as well as Jia Tolentino's excellent New Yorker piece "The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of 'Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends'". All links can be found on clairestemen.com for further perusal.
Find out more on the Anyway, We're Pretentious website.