The Red Resistance: A Handmaid's Tale Podcast

By Scarlett, Roxy, and Margery

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The Handmaid's Tale was not meant to be a field guide for the patriarchal oligarchy, but we can use it as a tool for resistance. Join Scarlett, Roxy, and Margery, as we break down new episodes of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and explore its thematic implications on our current political climate.

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Milk - Part 1
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Join Scarlett, Roxy, and Margery as we dive deep into season 4 episode 4 of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

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May 07, 2021
The Crossing - Part 3
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May 05, 2021
The Crossing - Part 2
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May 04, 2021
The Crossing - Part 1
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May 03, 2021
Nightshade - Part 2
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May 02, 2021
Nightshade - Part 1
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May 01, 2021
Pigs - Part 2
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Apr 30, 2021
Pigs - Part 1
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Praise be it's the season premiere! It's been a long wait and we're swan diving into Season 4 Episode 1 Pigs.

As always, we start with what we're drinking and we jump into the episode at 15:40.

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Apr 29, 2021
The Last Ceremony Part 1
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We're currently in the process of archiving our season 1-3 episodes on our website but we're leaving some of our most popular episodes. 

We're leaving this episode so everyone can hear for themselves what we say, since we certainly never say June deserves to be mistreated by the Waterfords in any way. Never. It didn't happen. What we do say is that it's hard to find joy in June leveraging her agency when we know that it is what is going to motivate Serena to rape her. Acknowledging this doesn't mean we condone Serena's or Fred's actions. 

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Apr 14, 2021
Season 4 Chat
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Hey lovelies! Hope you all are doing well. We've been geeking out so hard over The Handmaid's Tale's upcoming Season 4 that we just had to talk about it. Come hang out with us in our natural state, where we rabbithole and talk about our theories, hopes, and dreams for this wonderful show that is going to drop in just 4 short weeks ;)

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Mar 30, 2021
Offred - Part 1
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We're currently in the process of archiving our season 1-3 episodes on our website but we're leaving some of our most popular episodes. 

We’re doing a rewatch! Join Scarlett, Roxy, and Margery as we go back to the beginning and examine the series with all the understanding we’ve gained from three seasons of Hulu’s series and both of Margaret Atwood’s novels, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments. 

This is part 1 of "Offred," season 1, episode 1 of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, directed by Reed Morano. 

1:55 - In honor of revisiting old episodes, we’re revisiting a favorite wine. Plucked from the archives of “Household” is Two Blondes by Andrew Will Winery. 

The perfect wine to sip as we watch June and Serena spar for the first time in “Offred.” This 2010 Bordeaux style blend comes from Yakima Valley AVA. Two Blondes is a blend consisting primarily of merlot, with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and Malbec, with 21 months of barrel aging. 

6:40 - Quick roundtable of our first impressions. As an introduction into the world of Gilead, "Offred" serves to lay the groundwork for the tone and direction of the season and the series. The writing and cinematography both set the standard for The Handmaid's Tale series. Right out of the gate, they did a really good job of making us feel what it is like to be a woman in Gilead. There is an immediate vested interest in each of the main characters as they are introduced.

11:09 - How we're going to approach this rewatch: In anticipation of season 4, we're rewatching the earlier seasons to look for clues as to where the next season will take us.  So while we will try to focus on the episode at hand, there may be talk of future Gilead events from the series and from The Testaments. 

12:38 - Black screen and Sirens - Oh Gilead, it feels good to be home

14:20 - We meet June and see her intense maternal instinct, setting the groundwork for June's main motivation.

18:58 - We're learning from June's mistakes with this PSA: When the United States government goes to complete shit and it's time to start fleeing, stay put and then backtrack. Brought to you by somebody who's never gone through that.

23:33 - First we met June, now we meet Offred. Everything feels like the season three finale, "Mayday."

41:34 - Serena and June meet. Always a power struggle with these two. Fred's enters and we see Gilead's version of a love triangle. It's as tense and awkward as you'd imagine.

54:27 - Reed Morano gets her props

58:04 - Scarlett talks about the origins of the word "Gilead." Want to read more? Check out The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

1:02:13 - Damn, Rita, what's your deal? June is alone as fuck in this household. June's monologue becomes a welcome reprieve from the hostility and tension. 

1:10:50 - We meet Nick and we're still as at odds with each other as we've ever been.



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Dec 08, 2019
The Testaments: A Book Club Series--Aunt Lydia Part 1
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Sep 25, 2019
Season 3 Character Arc Discussion Part 1
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Sep 02, 2019
Mayday - Part 2
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We're currently in the process of archiving our season 1-3 episodes on our website but we're leaving some of our most popular episodes. 

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Aug 17, 2019
Mayday - Part 1
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We're currently in the process of archiving our season 1-3 episodes on our website but we're leaving some of our most popular episodes. 

Mayday Part 1. For this one we're drinking the Gilead Kool-Aid, a delicious cocktail crafted by our resident beverage goddess, Roxy. Here's the recipe!

Roxy's "Blessed Be the Fruit" Martini
2oz Ciroc Vanilla
1oz Pomegranate Juice (Pom brand is fine)
Splash of amaretto
Juice of one lime wedge.
Shake it up, strain it into a martini glass, and drink away your frustration with the patriarchy!

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Aug 16, 2019