Handmaid's Tale Wormhole

BIBCL6.6 Handmaid’s Tale Wormhole

Final Thoughts & Handmaid’s Tale Wormhole Radio We’ve arrived at the end. Hear J.P. and Rebecca give parting thoughts on the relevance of the Handmaid’s Tale, as well as a discussion of the books within the book. Avoid the boiling frog What if June and Luke had gotten out while the getting was good? We’ll…

Handmaid's Tale names

BIBCL6.5: Handmaid’s Tale Names

Handmaid’s Tale Names & Fates We made it to the last narrative episode. Even after a faux academic conference, we still have questions. What happened to Offred? We agree on what Offred’s real name is, but we disagree about what happened to her. The Caduceus Gileadeans held onto this odd mistake from the U.S. Army…

Handmaid's Tale Women

BIBCL6.4: Handmaid’s Tale Women

Handmaid’s Tale Women In which we discuss aunts, Jezebels, and the dehumanization of the sexes. This promises to be…dark. Handmaid’s Tale Holidays In keeping with our theme of the darkly absurd, we go over the various dystopian holidays. Which is your favorite? Rebecca Romney and JP Romney’s book Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History is available…

Handmaid's Tale Scrabble

BIBCL6.3: Handmaid’s Tale Scrabble

Dystopian Games: Handmaid’s Tale Scrabble In world where reading is against the law, the Handmaid’s Tale Scrabble game is flirting with a death sentence. “Quick, eat those words.” Listen to our second episode (third overall) discussing the narrative of The Handmaid’s Tale. There are more Trump jokes (#sorrynotsorry), but also clever Biblical puns! And because we’re shameless self-promoters,…

Handmaid's Tale Symbolism

BIBCL6.2: Handmaid’s Tale Symbolism and Prophecy

The Handmaid’s Tale Symbolism In this episode of our podcast on Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale symbolism keeps cropping up every time we talk about the story. It’s our first episode discussing the narrative and we can’t help but notice how the main character keeps bringing up a riff on the frog in boiling water… Warning…

Handmaid's Tale Genesis 30

BIBCL6.1: The Handmaid’s Tale Title Episode

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood This is our first episode discussing The Handmaid’s Tale. As usual, we will talk about the origins of the book’s title, though, admittedly…we soon digress. Collecting The Handmaid’s Tale We discuss first edition copies of the novel, as well as tricky problems with Atwood’s signature, and the iconic dust jacket…