Podcast Episode #56 – The Handmaid’s Tale

July 27, 2017 Podcast 1 ★★★★★

TTT_podcast_logoWelcome to the fifty-sixth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Anni.

In this episode, we discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (spoiler-free!) and the TV series adaptation. We also discuss what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to recently (A Monster Calls, Game of Thrones, Wheel of Time). This episode was recorded on 26 July 2017.

At one point I mentioned that Kimberley Freeman is Kim Wilkins’ pen name for Mystery books. That’s not true – she writes commercial women’s fiction under that name. Sorry Kim!

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear your feedback. Is there anything you would like us to talk about in particular? Just let us know!

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Our title music is titled Sea of Dreams and has been used with the kind permission of the composer, Bart Stoop. You can hear more of Bart’s beautiful music at facebook.com/BartStoop.

The Handmaid’s Tale Review (20:00)

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Published by Vintage Classics in 2010 (originally 1985)
Genres: Science fiction, Dystopia
Pages: 324
Source: My copy
Amazon • Amazon UK • Book Depository • Bookworld

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

The Handmaid’s Tale TV series is on SBS on demand in Australia, Channel 4 in the UK and Hulu in the USA.

Have you see the series and/or read the book? What did you think?

Books, TV series and other things mentioned

Brisbane Writer’s Festival – September 6-10. LoveYA is on again at Brisbane Square Library on Sat 9th.

GISHWHES – Aug 5 -12

A Monster Calls film releasing in Australia July 27

Game of Thrones season 7 – on HBO 16 July

Wheel of Time series – Sony moving forward with Wheel of Time series

Queen of Shadows TV series (Throne of Glass)

Dark Days Book Club – Brisbane readers, come along to Riverbend Books on August 18!

Doctor Who – new Doctor announced – Jodie Whittaker!

Children of Men film (2006)

Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

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