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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 -

The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Is Brutal and Not Much Else by Margaret Lyons


The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2: What to Read About That Divisive Finale -

The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: No Escape by Hillary Kelly

Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jory Johns & Bob Shea:


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