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Episode 7: How does a gun work?

5/24/2017
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It’s no exaggeration to call episode 7 of the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale a “game changer.” The episode steers almost completely clear of its novel source material, choosing instead to build a whole other world. It also answers some pressing questions about Gilead, about what remains of the US, and about what became of one of June’s family members: Luke. It is the Luke episode, and Rose and Laura have a lot to say about it.

Duration:00:57:14

Episode 6: Does anyone like Gilead?

5/17/2017
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The Red Center is back this week to talk about episode 6 of The Handmaid's Tale, “Faithful.” Hosts Laura June and Rose Eveleth run down the episode’s major developments, and then consider whether Gilead could ever be a functioning government.

Duration:00:59:15

Episode 5: Who's cucking whom?

5/10/2017
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This week we’re joined by very special guest Annalee Newitz, the tech culture editor at Ars Technica. She’s here to dig into episode 5 of The Handmaid's Tale, and later on in the episode, we discuss the aspects of surveillance in the show, and whether the technology and circumstances in Gilead are realistic. If you like The Red Center, would you consider leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts? Or tell a friend!

Duration:01:07:42

Episodes 1-3: What is feminist, anyway?

4/26/2017
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This week, hosts Rose Eveleth and Laura June tackle the first three episodes head on: is The Handmaid’s Tale a feminist story, or not? And how closely does the show seem to be adhering to the novel it’s adapting?

Duration:01:02:44

The Red Center: Coming Soon

4/24/2017
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Coming soon from The Outline: The Red Center, a podcast about The Handmaid's Tale, hosted by Laura June and Rose Eveleth.

Duration:00:00:48