Nov 30, 2018
The Gribshnobler returns from hiatus with LadyMsGee for our discussion of season 2 of the TV series The Handmaid's Tale, based on the dystopian (maybe science fiction) novel by Margaret Atwood. Do we think this season holds up in comparison to the book and first season? Listen to find out! Along the way, you'll also hear X-Ray Spex, The Plasmatics, and The Luminaries play some punk and indie rock.
Note: This episode has an explicit rating for language and subject matter.
Correction: We did not play any X-Ray Spex songs in our first Handmaid episode, instead we played "No One's a Little Girl" by The Raincoats.
The Handmaid’s Tale’: The Season 2 Finale Showed Us What Resistance Can Look Like, But Needs to Swing Big In Season 3 by Liz Shannon Miller - https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/handmaid-tale-season-2-finale-020000810.html?fbclid=IwAR2vsbRIny44lOuboXu3Cfb7sD50m77kQe0TGSO9gm7T_SbQBMB2qxmXx9k
The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Is Brutal and Not Much Else by Margaret Lyons https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/arts/television/handmaids-tale-season-2.html?fbclid=IwAR2ahq6m6BayFUitPQf5-li-wAPUwstHUxqhzSy3vrQbjQi8K_CdMFRtVgg
DOES THE HANDMAID’S TALE WANT US TO EMPATHIZE WITH IVANKA TRUMP? by Rachel Vorona Cate - https://lithub.com/does-the-handmaids-tale-want-us-to-empathize-with-ivanka-trump/?fbclid=IwAR0ffz7HZIt9D7vg9Ilm-ANVNC7JCgEPAx1Hf8pScadaZ51uBoTHpEOqcNM
The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2: What to Read About That Divisive Finale - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/arts/television/the-handmaids-tale-season-2-finale-roundup.html?fbclid=IwAR0EdKJPHPHcipLJmL1XwDcKl5mMGIP0UATGT_RlPp1wCviHmg7Zg0ZrZ_I
The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: No Escape by Hillary Kelly https://www.vulture.com/2018/05/the-handmaids-tale-recap-season-2-episode-4-other-women.html?fbclid=IwAR392PFN3UhF7b37kg8H60h3BqcdHUd1ngaMwkxMD9K1UKeRw4Ua-44AdtA
Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jory Johns & Bob Shea: https://www.amazon.com/Quit-Calling-Monster-Jory-John/dp/0385389906/ref=sr_1_1_twi_har_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543546431&sr=8-1&keywords=quit+calling+me+monster
Music in this Episode
1. The Plasmatics: A Pig is a Pig
from the album Beyond the Valley of 1983
2. X-Ray Spex: I Live Off Air
from the album Germ Free Adolescents
3. The Luminaries: Handmaid's Tale
from the album So Called Glamour