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August 12, 2019 59 min

In episode 22 of Listening At the Fire, host Virginia Anzengruber moderates another panel discussion from our Summer Screen Club series - this time focusing on the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, this series focuses on a dystopian future where a tyrannical religious government relegates women to class systems that force them to bare children for government officials. 

Virginia is joined by panelists Sarah Vesely (director of The Wealthy Theatre) and Shirley Griffin (co-founder of the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival) to discuss the story theory, visual structure, and overall world of The Handmaid's Tale. 

Unfortunately, some audio issues prevented the entire session from recording, so you will hear a bit of a jump in topics, but if you'd like to follow along with some of what was discussed in the gap of missed audio, please find the slideshow and panel notes here: Show Notes.

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Episode credits:

  • Producer/Host: Virginia Anzengruber
  • Editor/Sound Recordist: Virginia Anzengruber
  • Special thanks to: Sarah Vesely and Shirley Griffin for their time and expertise in this panel event.
  • Theme song: "Alone Again" by Kingsbury. Her new song "In My Brain" is available on Spotify, and her single "Blurry Now" is featured in the newest season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix, and the new music video for "All Gone" is now on YouTube.
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