Red All Over: A Handmaid's Tale Podcast
New S3 recaps every Wednesday
Handmaid's Tale Hulu Recap 36: Exploratory Backchat
Blessed be the finale, Redheads! Kelly + Molly's hearts grew three sizes as they watched The Handmaid's Tale S3E13. It's a strong finish to an uneven season, so they take the opportunity to get real pedantic about "mayday," worry about Gilead secret slime action, come up with a Steven Universe name for June + Janine, spot some Lush shampoo outside Soul Scrolls, explain how to make Lunchables from scratch, remind everyone that there are other causes for female barfing aside from pregnancy, make a connection to Toni Morrison's Beloved, brush up on dystopian party etiquette, gun for a Ferris Bueller crossover, hope that S4 will bring more a racially responsible approach to writing and casting for the show, and, of course, have one last argument about a very minor plot detail. You can still get a Venmo shoutout for one of our episodes covering The Testaments this fall, we'll keep the convo poppin' on Facebook and your five-star reviews on Apple Podcasts are always appreciated!
Handmaid's Tale Hulu Recap 35: MAKE OUT
It's stress on stress on stress in The Handmaid's Tale S3E12, but Kelly + Molly are thrilled because their podcast inspired a woman to dump her wack ass boyfriend. They're begging for a Thug Life mashup for this episode, clocking textbook examples of dramatic irony, encouraging everyone in Gilead to just take a hit of that medicinal marijuana, reading croissants, wondering if Charm City Cakes survived Gilead, mocking the second-string Commanders, revealing the location of Chekov's literal gun, debating the morality of Stabby June's actions, trying to get an invite to a secret Martha kegger, hoping that Elizabeth Reaser will be back for S4, thinking about why war criminals get to stay at the Ace Hotel Toronto, buying Shonda Rhimes a new beach house and trying to figure out if there's pizza in Gilead. Please fund our Number the Stars adaptation/collaboration with Sean Astin on Venmo, tell us what you think will happen in the finale on Facebook and drop us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts if you've got some time to spare!
Handmaid's Tale Hulu Recap 34: Musical Magical Scotch
Birth control is not yet a collectors item in this recap of The Handmaid's Tale S3E11 and Kelly + Molly are explaining some jokes that happen with their faces. Sweet baby and friend of the pod Yahlin Chang wins MVP for writing this season in a genuinely stressful episode with clearly defined stakes. They're not buying Whitford's excuses for the things Gilead forgot about, worrying what will happen to all the muffins, inventing Dick Cheney groupies, getting freaked out by June's Joker face, arguing about tampons in Gilead, trying to figure out where the heck Nick is, cheering for the Martha Mafia and deciphering who the titular liars might be. As always, if you throw us a few bones on Venmo, we'll give you a shoutout on an upcoming episode. Join in the conversation on Facebook and Apple Podcasts, but be prepared for some potty humor!
Handmaid's Tale Hulu Recap 33: The Balls Have Eyes
Say yes to the scone with our recap of S3E10 of The Handmaid's Tale! Kelly + Molly are occasionally jackasses, but today they're bringing musical research that will blow your socks off (Mozart fans: ready your pitchforks). After a brief discussion of the show's ongoing failure to engage with race, they lose their minds over dessert-based semaphore, dumbass eyeball closeups, Whitford as the Oppenheimer of Gilead, the challenge of watching mental health crises on tv, Fred's chivalry dick/plaid suit combo, Outlander sex scene watching strategies, world building we can believe in, how math works, Atwood novel throwbacks, missing the Canada crew, and Crotchwatch 2019. Concerned we're not making enough scratch from our partnership with Big Latuda? Kick in a few bucks over at Venmo. We love connecting with all of our Redheads, so check out the convo over on Facebook if you haven't yet. And last but not least, drop us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to fight the haters #chillnotshrill
Handmaid's Tale Hulu Recap 32: Eskip-It
Yikes P. Bikes, this episode scores five "yi-yi-yi-yi-yis" as Kelly + Molly connect the dots to baby first hospitals, solitary confinement and heartbeat bills. We're not a commander-friendly podcast as we watch Handmaid's Tale S3E9's drama unfold in a radical, experimental free-range hospital in Gilead. There are shades of Black Mirror's "San Junipero" as Natalie (Ashleigh LaThrop) makes her day rate for doing very little while June becomes an unreliable narrator for an episode. The gals Google through their thoughts to figure out what the 80s were like, marvel at the outsize presence Cherry Jones has in the show and read the new children's book An Eyepatch for Janine. If you're diggin' what we do here, consider dropping a donation on our Venmo page and come hang out over on Facebook. Please rate, review and recommend us to whoever you can, however you can!