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51: The Handmaid's Tale on HULU S2/E6 - "First Blood"

Whaaaaaaaaaaat!? This episode is bonkers!! I guess we're dialing it up a notch on The Handmaid's Tale. Crystal Martin joins Justin as a very special co-host to breakdown Season 2/Episode 6 - "First Blood." The creep factor is high and the discussion points are plentiful in what may be the finest episode of this show yet. Did we need that scene? Really? We'll talk about it. Do we feel different about Serena? Hmmm. We'll talk about it. Join us for a full breakdown of an...


50: BONUS Interview - Madeline Brewer (Janine)

Our bonus interviews continue as Madeline Brewer sits down to talk all things Janine, season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale, the show's music, and more! Thanks once again to Jennifer White from Slacker Radio for handling the interviews! Enjoy.


49: The Handmaid's Tale on HULU S2/E5 - "Seeds"

We ended Episode 4 with the music of Cat Power and start Episode 5 with the music Cat Stevens! Well done, well done. This episode features all the feel good moments we've come to expect from The Handmaid's Tale! There are showdowns galore, a trip back to The Colonies, some Commander frat house shenanigans, a mass wedding, and a bathtub scene that would make Stanley Kubrick blush and we break down the word "Pray-vaganza!" and discuss that ending....THAT ENDING!!


48: Samira Wiley Interview (Full)

You know her, you love her, we wish we saw more of her. Samira Wiley kicks all kinds of ass playing Moira on The Handmaid's Tale. From the Red Center, to the Train Scene, to Jezebels, and Canada she has delivered some amazing performances and is a podcast favorite. This is the first of a series of interviews we will have with cast members of The Handmaid's Tale! We called up our good friend Jennifer White from Slacker Radio ( to help us facilitate the interviews and she does a...


47: The Handmaid's Tale On HULU: S2/Ep4 - "Other Women"

June? Offred? It's all bad no matter what your name is.Tiana, Sarah and Justin talk about what a bad idea it is to play the Aunt Lydia game. Just stop playing the game June. Just stop. We get thrust back into the hell hole that is Gilead and get a helluva ride with some standout performances from everyone involved. So sit back, relax and just enjoy the darkness....what could possibly go wrong??


46: Samira Wiley (Moira) Interview Sample!

Blessed be thre fruit roll ups ladies and gentlemen! Starting this Wednesday 5/9 we will be issuing bonuses to you, our loyal and very much loved listeners. We will have interviews with Handmaid's Tale cast members Samira Wiley, O-T Fagbenle, Madline Brewer, Max Minghella, and Exceutive Producer Warrne Littlefiel. What you are about to hear is a sample of of our interview with Samira Wiley, Moira from The Handmaid's Tale. The full interview will be out Wednesday. We were issued press...


45: The Handmaid's Tale On HULU: S2/Ep3 - "Baggage"

When will we learn. When we will stop letting the writers of The Handmaid's Tale build us up and then break us down! Tiana, Sarah and Justin breakdown a tension filled episode with an ending that surely had some fans screaming at their televisions. We get a peak into how things are going in Little America for Moira, Luke and the woman that never talks.....BUT NOW SHE DOES! Blessed be the fruit loops everyone, it's episode 3 of seasoin 2 of The Handmaid's Tale.


Season 2/Ep2 - Emily's story

The Handaid's Tale finally takes us to The Colonies. One of the most anticipated things about season two has been this moment and it did not dissappoint. Alexis Bledel shines once again as Emily. We get a look back the heartbreaking way she ended up Gilead, and witness the sad consequences of inaction and compliance. It's a very bleak, and dark episode of Mayday.


The Handmaid's Tale is back! Season 2/Episode 1!

...and they never looked at baseball the same way EVER again! The Handmaid's Tale returns and we are here to greet it with open arms. We embrace the dark dark darkness and go boldy into the depths of Gilead to see what we can see. Now if we could just UNSEE some of it (shiver). Tiana, Sarah and Justin are back and excited to breakdown the first episode of season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale! Thank you for sticking with us and we are SUPER excited to have you join us for season 2. Blessed be...


Pre-Show Bonus! NEW Ane Crabtree Interview!

Just a little something great to keep your minds occupied while you wait for Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale to go live on HULU! Award winning costume designer Ane Crabtree joins Mayday for an interview as she preps for the launch of her massive exhibit at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion & Film in Atlanta GA. The exhibit is the first costume design exhibit at the museum and will OPEN TO THE PUBLIC starting on May 1- August.


42: WOW! Season 2 Trailer talk! Insights, theories & questions!

Who was that? What are those? Where are we?! Justin and Tiana take a long look at all the sights and sounds of the first full trailer for The Handmaid's Tale Season Two!! Questions and conspiracy theories are discussed! Is June escaping? Is that a mass wedding? A first look at a new cast member! Why is Nick in the trash compactor from Star Wars? What do we know....what don't we's all here. Listen/Subscribe today!



This is not a drill! Mayday has seen the first episode of season two of The Handmaid's Tale!!! Thanks to HULU for allowing us to view it. Sarah, Tiana & Justin give their (EXTREMELY SPOILER FREE) thoughts on the first incredible episode of season two! PLUS! Writer/Director/Mayday West Coast Correspondent - Lindsey Copeland calls in to talk about The Handmaid's Tale's night at PaleyFest 2018! She tells us all about the screening and cast/creator Q&A Panel! SEASON TWO IS ALMOST HERE!


40: Season Two Updates! - The Handmaid's Tale News Update

The Handmaid's Tale cast and creators were honored at PaleyFest with a screening followed by a moderated Q&A! There is A LOT of news about season two to cover from the darker tone, to a possible Luke/June reunion and much much much more! Did we mention they also said that no one was safe and anyone could.....oh well, just listen!


39: #FemaleFilmmakerFriday Interviews: Jess Goldberg

Mayday Presents! "The #FemaleFilmakerFriday Interview series" todays interview is with Jess Goldberg creator of the hit TV show "The Path" streaming now on HULU! Jess is a playwright, director and has worked as a screenwriter and prodcucer on a number of TV shows including NBC's Parenthood. Jess talks about her journey creating The Path, her creative process and more!


38: The Handmaid's Tale News Update: 2.27.18! !

The Handmaids Tale News Update from Mayday! Margaret Atwood talks about the lean times before the release of The Handmaid's Tale, The cast talks about the real life possibilities of Gilead, and Yvonne Strahovski talks luck and the success of The Handmaid's Tale. Find these stories and more on "The Handmaid's Tale Neverending News Feed!" the page where we collect and link out to all the latest news stories about The Handmaid's Tale show, cast and crew! Find it at or...


37: The Handmaid's Tale News Update 2.22.18!

Mayday News Update - 2.22.18! Showrunner Bruce Miller talks about The Colonies, Ane Crabree stands out & stands up, and Ann Dowd is 1 for 5, so far, at Sundance! ALSO! Write a review of our podcast on Apple Podcasts and we'll read it on the next podcast! Good, bad, or indifferent, we'll read them all so make it count! Enjoy!


36: Mayday News Update 2.16.18!

Mayday News Update - 2.16.18! Big Season 2 cast news, Crabtree Recodes her costumes, & the dilemma of never really escaping from Gilead! Find these stories in more on our "Handmaid's Tale Neverending Newsfeed!" just follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram for updates. ALSO! Write a review of our podcast on Apple Podcasts and we'll read it on the next podcast! Good, bad, or indifferent, we'll read them all so make it count! Enjoy!


BETA TEST: Mayday News Update!

Mayday brings you a short podcast to update you on the latest news about The Handmaid's Tale! Listen as Justin runs down the top stories and get more information at the Mayday "Handmaids Tale Neverending News Feed" over at Don't forget to rate/review us online!


Mayday Pop Up Podcast: #FemaleFilmakerFriday Interviews

Mayday Presents a new pop up podcast series called "Mayday's #FemaleFilmakerFriday Interview series." We'll be interviewing and profiling female directors from film and TV to bring attention to them and their work. Our first episode features Lindsey Copeland, director of the film "Hedgehog" starring Madeline Brewer and Ann Dowd. She will talk to us about the making of Hedgehog, the creative process, and what it takes to get out of your own head and get your film made. She'll also be the...


35: Mayday Monthly - February

Winter Break is over! Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale podcast is back and Tiana, Sarah and Justin are ready to discuss all the Handmaid's Tale Season Two news and information and discuss theories for next season. SPOILERS ahead! Plus an interview with filmmaker Lindsey Copeland to discuss her new film "Hedgehog" starring Handmaid's Tale cast members Madeline Brewer (Janine) and Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia). Blessed be the f'n fruit, its good to be back.


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