As ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ fandom grows, St. Louis podcasters spurred to talk about it in 'Mayday' | St. Louis Public Radio

As ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ fandom grows, St. Louis podcasters spurred to talk about it in 'Mayday'

Sep 19, 2017

There’s been a documented rise in popularity of dystopian novels this past year and “The Handmaid’s Tale” is no exception. As Margaret Atwood makes a visit to St. Louis to accept the St. Louis Literary Award, we speak with three local podcasters who were so inspired by the work that they made a podcast about it and the television show inspired by it this year (which won an Emmy on Sunday).

It’s called “Mayday: The Handmaid’s Tale Podcast” and it is made by four local fans. Three of those fans joined the show on Tuesday to discuss what they’ve learned from the story and the fandom.

Joining the program were co-hosts Justin Daniels, Ria Van Ryn and Tiana Berry-Jones.

The podcast features television show recaps, highlights of social justice groups and interviews with those associated with creating “The Handmaid’s Tale” television show.

Listen to the full conversation and snippets from the podcast here:

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