The Red Center: A Handmaid's Tale Discussion

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The Handmaid's Tale takes place in a version of the United States that’s ruled by a religious authoritarian regime obsessed with making as many babies as possible. And now it's been adapted to a TV show that critics are literally raving about. The...Show More

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1:07:57 | May 10th, 2017

This week we’re joined by very special guest Annalee Newitz, the tech culture editor at Ars Technica. She’s here to dig into episode 5 of The Handmaid's Tale, and later on in the episode, we discuss t...Show More

1:01:16 | Jun 26th, 2017

Handmaid's Tale creator Bruce Miller has worked in TV for years, but this show presented a singular challenge. “Usually the books you adapt stink,” he says. “This is a great book. So you really want t...Show More
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1:07:29 | Jun 14th, 2017

Shows are often crunched for time in season-ending episodes, and The Handmaid’s Tale is no exception. Its creators managed to pack a lot into the hour, and though Gilead persists, it’s clear that seas...Show More

54:18 | Jun 7th, 2017

The ninth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Bridge,” shows us women on the edge. Janine literally so, but other women more metaphorically: June, Moira, Serena Joy, and even the Waterfords’ housekee...Show More

49:33 | May 31st, 2017

In episode 8 of The Handmaid's Tale, “Jezebel's,” we visit a brothel and get to know Nick a little better. And so, this week on The Red Center, hosts Rose Eveleth and Laura June discuss that brothel a...Show More
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