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Justin & Tiana breakdown the trailer!

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 know...it's all here. Listen/Subscribe today!

Plus, Lindsey Copeland's HMT PaleyFest Report!

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!

Season two news! SO. MUCH. NEWS!

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!

Episode #2 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!

The Top Handmaid's Tale News Stories!

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 tiny.cc/HandmaidsNews or follow us ...

The Top Handmaid's Tale News Stories!

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!

The Top Handmaid's Tale News Stories!

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!

The Top Handmaid's Tale News Stories!

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 http://tiny.cc/HandmaidsNews. Don't forget to rate/review us online!

34: #FemaleFilmakerFriday Interviews:

Fri Feb 09 2018 (38:05)

Episode #1 Lindsey Copeland

Mayday Presents! "The #FemaleFilmakerFriday Interview series" a new pop up podcast! 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 future co-host of this ser ...

33: Mayday Monthly - February

Wed Feb 07 2018 (01:03:24)

The Handmaid's Tale - Season two talk!

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.

32: Mayday Monthly - December

Mon Dec 11 2017 (01:17:58)

Handmaid's Costumes & Lovable Vigilantes

Tiana, Sarah and Justin are back with their montly edition of Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast! Its been a while so theres a lot to discuss. We talk about our amazing Handmaid's Tale costume contest winners, The Handmaid's Tale season 2, the lost Ann Dowd interview, all the amazing TV, and Sarah's love for lovable vigilantes. It's fun stuff , enjoy!

It's big, it's epic, it's beautiful but is it worth your time?

Netflix continues dropping new and intriguing content on us! This one comes in the form of "Godless", a big, sprawling, ensemble Western that's a little different than what you might be expecting. Merritt Wever, Michelle Dockery, Jeff Daniels and Jack O'Connell star in "Godless", a story of love, loss, revenge, and redemption centered around La Belle, New Mexico a town governed almost solely by women. Listen for our spoiler free review!

Justin & his daughter review Marvel's Runaways from HULU!

Justin and his daughter talk Runaways! Marvel does teen drama as only they can in this fun new series "Marvel's Runaways" from HULU. It debuts on 11.21.17 and Mayday was able to catch Episodes 1-4! Runaways is all about a teenagers and their parents so we got our parent/teenager team to review what they've seen so far! 

Season 2: What we know so far!

The Handmaid's Tale will kick off season two on HULU in April of 2018! HULU dropped the big annoucement today! So, now that we know WHEN we're gonna get it let's look at at what and who we know about The Handmaid's Tale season 2!

What's to watch without The Handmaid's Tale on?

The Handmaid's Tale won't kick off it's second season for a while. So chances are you need something new to binge? Delia & Justin are here to explore TV offerings beyond The Handmaid's Tale! Everything from Alias Grace & Godless to Marvel's Runaways & Riverdale & lots of points in between!

Ireland Special: Teaching Dystopia, Silence & The Handmaid's Tale

WARNING: You will want to fly to Ireland and take Dierdre Flynn's class. She teaches a module all about dystopian novels and talks to us about teaching The Handmaid's Tale. Plus, she gives us info on an entire academic conference about The Handmaid's Tale TV show! Sign us up. She discusses the importance of silence in The Handmaid's Tale. VERY interesting stuff.

Ireland Speical: We discuss Ireland's Long Fight for Women's Rights

Ireland is a country at a crossroads. The 8th ammendment of Ireland's constitution makes abortion Illegal in all but some very extreme cases. Sarah Magliocco, reporter for the Irish website SHEmazing.net joins us to tell us about Ireland's troubling history with women's rights, the lengths women must go to obtain an abortion, and the latest efforts to repeal the 8th Ammendment and give Irish women full body autonomy.

Mayday Presents : Great Adaptations - Alias Grace (Netflix)

Its the pilot episode of our new project "Mayday Presents: Great Adaptations!" where we read & watch new book to tv/movie adaptations. We're kicking things off with the new Netflix mini-series "Alias Grace", adapted from Margaret Atwood's 1996 novel of the same name. We got an advance look at the entire thing and wanted to give you a spoiler free, preview of what to exect when the show launches on 11/3! Find more about us on Facebook at @maydaygreatadaptations.

25: Mayday Interviews - Ane Crabtree

Mon Oct 30 2017 (57:44)

Costume Designer for The Handmaid's Tale talks to the show

Ane Crabtree joins Tiana and Justin for an interview that you're sure to enjoy. Ane joined Mayday on the heels of her first Emmy nomination to talk and what was scheduled to be a 30 minute interview turned into 1 hour plus. Ane and co. cover a wide variety of topics ranging from her creative process and experiences on The Handmaid's Tale and othershows, her feelings on the Handmaid's protests across the country, to race, politics, childhood and more!Visit our website AllConsumingcontent.com for ...

Think Serena Joy is evil? We talk to the woman that has to live with her!

Yvonne Strahovski talks to Mayday about Serena Joy, the woman that Handmaid's Tale fans love to hate. Is she evil or just misunderstood? Does she regret the world she helped create? What is it like playing a character capable of such things? Will she redeem herself in Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale? Listen here as we sit down with the woman behind Serena Joy. 

Ireland Speical: We discuss Ireland's Long Fight for Women's Rights

Ireland is a country at a crossroads. The 8th ammendment of Ireland's constitution makes abortion Illegal in all but some very extreme cases. Sarah Magliocco, reporter for the Irish website SHEmazing.net joins us to tell us about Ireland's troubling history with women's rights, the lengths women must go to obtain an abortion, and the latest efforts to repeal the 8th Ammendment and give Irish women full body autonomy.

Ireland Special: Teaching Dystopia, Silence & The Handmaid's Tale

WARNING: You will want to fly to Ireland and take Dierdre Flynn's class. She teaches a module all about dystopian novels and talks to us about teaching The Handmaid's Tale. Plus, she gives us info on an entire academic conference about The Handmaid's Tale TV show! Sign us up. She discusses the importance of silence in The Handmaid's Tale. VERY interesting stuff. 

21: Mayday Monthly - October

Tue Oct 17 2017 (01:03:57)

Special Maple Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramel Edition! Feat. Atwood, ALF, & AC Slater!

Did you know Sarah got arrested once?! Well, now you do. Tiana, Sarah, & Justin host Mayday Monthly - October: The Pumpkin Spice Edition! This show is a blast. We catch up on all of the month's Handmaid's Tale happenings, news about the show, Season 2 talk, Emmy domination, HB40 protests, Saved by the Bell, ALF, an amusing GenX vs Millenial debate, and Sarah tries (and mostly fails) to normalize the word "straddling." 

Delia explains what rescinding the "Dear Colleague Letter" means.

On Friday, 9.22.17, the U.S. Secretary of Education rescinded the "Dear Colleague Letter", Obama era Title IX guidance provided to schools about how they were to handle incidents of sexual assault. What is Title IX? Why was this done? What does it mean moving foward? Show contributor Delia Harrington joins Mayday to explain it all and to provide some analysis and opinion on the matter.

Sex Workers, Women's Healthcare, Jane Austen, Comic Books, & more.

Kelsey Hercs joins Mayday to talk about the story she is writing for ComicMix's #Kickstarter Comic Anthology project to benefit Planned Parenthood! She is a writer, actress, and part time burlesque performer and her story centers on the lives of a modern day sex worker and a sex worker from the late 1860's. What's changed since then? What hasn't? What feels like it should have? Plus she tells who her fictional best friend, romantic partner, and arch-enemy would be! We also talk Jane Austen, Play ...

20 Minutes w/ Warren Littlefield Part Three

Part three of our three part interview we call "20 Minutes with Warren Littlefield." Warren Littlefield, Executive Producer for The Handmaid's Tale & Fargo & former President of NBC joins Mayday to talk all things Handmaid's Tale, including Ann Dowd & Elisbeth Moss' powerhouse performances, hate being a live and well in America, and the importance of being ally for the resistance.

20 Minutes w/ Warren Littlefield Part Two

Part two of our three part interview we call "20 Minutes with Warren Littlefield." Warren Littlefield, Executive Producer for The Handmaid's Tale & Fargo & former President of NBC joins Mayday to talk all things Handmaid's Tale, including Bruce Miller's passion for the project, his first reading of Atwood's book, embracing risk and more.

20 Minutes w/ Warren Littlefield Part One

Part one of our three part interview we call "20 Minutes with Warren Littlefield." Warren Littlefield, Executive Producer for The Handmaid's Tale & Fargo & former President of NBC joins Mayday to talk all things Handmaid's Tale, including Alexis Bledel's Emmy win, the importance of production design, all about the shows 13 Emmy nominations, what drew him to the production, and the new reality in the wake of the Trump presidency.

14: Mayday Monthly - September

Tue Oct 17 2017 (01:09:49)

Mayday is now monthly while The Handmaid's Tale is on hiatus.

Mayday is back from Summer Vacation with a super-sized episode featuring interviews with two amazing women! First, you get a sample of our amazing interview with Ane Crabtree, the Emmy Nominated Costume Designer for The Handmaid's Tale. Then we have Mary Wissinger, author of the children's book series "Science Wide Open" which focuses on women in STEM, join us LIVE in studio! Mary talks to us about her books and stays on for the rest for the rest of the show to talk about topics ranging from bei ...

Sarah discusses the Handmaid's Protest in Chicago to support HB40.

Full interview with Sarah! Please listen for details on the Save HB40 protest. You can join Sarah and The Handmaid's for a day of SILENT PROTEST on Wednesday, August 9th, Governor Rauner's office at The Thompson Centre from 7am-3pm. It will be a day of action outside Rauner's office at The Thompson Centre in Chicago, will be a day of action. Get informed. Get United. Get empowered.

Delia gives us her thoughts on the first season of The Handmaid's Tale

We get Delia's thoughts on how season one of The Handmaid's Tale concluded. Plus we learn about her new gig at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and talk about other great TV that we are watching. She's awesome and fun and we love to talk to her 

11: Mayday Season One Wrap Up Special!

Tue Oct 17 2017 (01:16:01)

Thank you everyone! We look back on a great season.

What a ride it has been. We break down the final moments of the show, take your questions, and discuss where the show will go, where it has been, and tackle the age old question...Tiffany or Debbie Gibson Thank you to all of our listeners and please stay tuned as we continue to bring you coverage of the show once a month until the next season starts. Plus check out new and upcoming projects that will be released soon from Allconsumingcontent.com!

10: Let's talk about Episode 10: "Night"

Tue Oct 17 2017 (01:26:30)

...into the dark...or the light

Serena F'ing Joy! This episode starts off with a bang...literally...as things between Serena Joy and Offred finally come to blows. Serena has had enough and if Offred is not pregnant it could spell bad things for her time in Gilead. Plus we find out what happens with Janine, which leads to a defiant moment for the Handmaids. We get a showdown between Serena and Fred and no Scrabble board and male ego is safe from the wrath of Serena Joy. Plus....cuz we weren't really sure if she was the most evi ...

Janine has had it up to here...

Hey you know what Janine deserves? A nice quite vacation? Some alone time with the child she gave birth to? A hug? If you guessed D) to have her child taken away from her and to be posted at a new home far away....YOU WIN! Its a gut wrenching episode. Things are picking up as plot lines are quickly coming to a head. Offred and Mayday, Mr and Mrs Putnam....and Mr Putnams arm. No limb is safe as things are really heating up in Gilead! One episode left!

8: Let's talk about Episode 8: "Jezebels"

Tue Oct 17 2017 (01:09:38)

...does that lady have a dog?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into Gilead! Wow. When Serena Joy is away Fred will play, thus we get our introduction to creepy, psycho, hellish fever dream that is Jezebels. The only not terrible thing that we witness at Jezebels is a lovely....if heartbreaking reunion with Moira. The stakes are high for everyone as Fred is taking a risk, Offred's entire existence is a risk, and the Mayday subplot just makes things even more crazy. So, you know, just another happy fun adventure in ...

...and you may ask yourelf, "How did I get here?"

Oh Luke.....Luke, Luke, Luke, Luke, Luke....you noble....stubborn stubborn man. This weeks episode gives us a big dose of flashback, foundation and....Luke! We find out all about the details behind the daring and failed escape attempt that opened the season as we follow Luke on his path to "Little America!" A great episode that shows the fresh residue of the Gilead takeover as it makes its way across the country. Luke's journey finds him rescued by a small group of survivors trying to make their ...

That's not my name...

This week they lighten things up a bit with a super fun party for all the handmaids. HAHAHAHA, just kidding, this episode is totally messed up just like the rest of them. Tensions are running HIGH as a group from Mexico, including the Mexican ambassador are paying a visit to Gilead. Seems they want to do a little trading...but with what and for what.....or whom? Yeah, its like that. We get more fun back story on Fred and Serena in the pre-Gilead era as it starting to look more and more like Sere ...

5: Lets talk about Episode 5: "Faithful"

Tue Oct 17 2017 (01:16:41)

The commander has taken a turn....a wrong turn

“Better never means better for everyone,” ....the understatement of the season.  The commander starts his quick turn to creepy-town as we get more into his character. Offred and Nick and Serena make a little plan on the side to ... double the efforts... with last weeks reveal that Fred is most likely shooting blanks...as are the majority of the men! We get some more flashbacks to June and Luke's relationship origin. All this and a brief reunion with ....the artists formerly known as OfGlen....cu ...

But they grind and they grind and they grind...

Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum, learn it, live it know it. Offred is losing it as she has been banished to her room for almost two weeks by evil queen Serena Joy. She finds some solace in a mysterious message written in her closet, but what does it mean and what happened to the person that wrote it? We take the express lane to creepy town with the doctors visit and Nick turns in a very, very.....Nick performance as Offred cracks in the limo. Things continue to get interesting during the cerem ...

3: Let's Talk Episode 3 "Late"

Tue Oct 17 2017 (51:48)

Your silence speaks volumes

A powerhouse of an episode! Alexis Bledel turns in a career performance without saying a word. Join us as we cover all the truly disturbing events of this episode culminating in of the most effecting final scenes of a TV show in recent memory.

2: Let's talk about Episode 2: "Birth Day"

Tue Oct 17 2017 (01:02:43)

Coverage of The Handmaid's Tale Episode 2: "Birth Day"

The Handmaid's Tale Episode 2: "Birth Day"The more we see of Gilead, its hierarchy and its rituals, the more disturbed we are!OfGlen turns up the pressure on OfFred to join Mayday.Welearn more about OfGlen's story and we see the real risks thatcome with being part of the resistance.The tension between Nick and June/OfFred is building!We are witness to the bizarre birthing rituals with Janine in labor.We get our first taste of Scrabble with the commanderWe also learn to never feel too good about ...

1: The First Episode

Tue Oct 17 2017 (54:21)

Coverage of The Handmaid's Tale Episode 1: Offred

The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu has arrived! There is so much to unpack with this show as it exceeds all of our expectations in more ways than one. More humor than expected, darker than we could have ever dreamed and stunningly well produced. This kicks things off as the world of Gilead begins to be unveiled before our unsuspecting scared little eyes. Strap in, its gonna be a crazy ride.