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Join Fiona, Haidee, Sana, and Natalie every week with SBS' award-winning The Handmaid's Tale companion podcast, Eyes on Gilead. There is a lot going on in this series and we think it helps to talk it out at the end of every episode.

WINNER: BEST FANCAST - 2019 Australian Podcast Awards

Eyes on Gilead: A Handmaid's Tale podcast SBS Guide

    • TV & Film

Join Fiona, Haidee, Sana, and Natalie every week with SBS' award-winning The Handmaid's Tale companion podcast, Eyes on Gilead. There is a lot going on in this series and we think it helps to talk it out at the end of every episode.

WINNER: BEST FANCAST - 2019 Australian Podcast Awards

    Eyes on Gilead - 'The Testaments' Book Club

    Eyes on Gilead - 'The Testaments' Book Club

    Margaret Atwood has returned to the story of 'The Handmaid's Tale' with her new book, 'The Testaments', and the team from Eyes on Gilead is reuniting for a book club edition of the podcast. Join Fiona, Natalie, Haidee, Sana (and yes, Baby Greta), as they examine: How does the story wrap up? Is it a fitting fall for Gilead? Can we ever look at certain characters in the same way, as we watch future seasons of 'The Handmaid's Tale'?  THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS FOR 'THE TESTAMENTS'. 

    • 59 min
    Eyes On Gilead - 'The Testaments' Book Club Preview

    Eyes On Gilead - 'The Testaments' Book Club Preview

    'The Testaments', the long-awaited sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale' is finally out, and the team from Eyes on Gilead is reuniting for a special book club edition of our podcast. Get busy reading! We'll be popping back into your podcast feed very soon.  

    • 2 min
    Eyes on Gilead - Live season 3 finale

    Eyes on Gilead - Live season 3 finale

    In a supersized season finale podcast, the Eyes On Gilead team - Fiona, Natalie, Sana and Haidee – are joined by several hundred 'Handmaid’s Tale' super fans and fellow resistors (...and one Aunt Lydia) to look back over season 3: we indulge in wild speculation about what fate awaits June when we return for season 4; we scrutinise Serena's storyline; and there's a meeting of the Nick Blaine Appreciation Society. An audience Q&A keeps us all on our toes, we break some news about the future of Eyes On Gilead, and we all get a cute #babyGreta cameo to send us on our way. (Recorded live at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Sunday 18 August. We met on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pay our respects to all generations of their elders).
     

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Eyes on Gilead - 'Mayday'

    Eyes on Gilead - 'Mayday'

    We have just watched episode 13 of season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale and are ready with our immediate reactions. It's the season finale, and it's called 'Mayday': With her plan in place, June reaches the point of no return on her bold strike against Gilead and must decide how far she's willing to go; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford attempt to find their way forward in their new lives. Sure it's the finale but we're not ready to say goodbye just yet. We're saving plenty for our next show, a live event in Sydney, in which we'll recap the finale some more, look back over season 3 and speculate wildly about what season 4 may hold. Want to be there but can't? Send us questions for our Q&A via Twitter, using the hashtag #EyesOnGilead. The recording of our live show will drop next week. May the Lord open! 

    • 40 min
    Eyes on Gilead - Amanda Brugel interview + 'Sacrifice' recap

    Eyes on Gilead - Amanda Brugel interview + 'Sacrifice' recap

    We have just watched episode 12 of season 3 of 'The Handmaids Tale'. The penultimate episode of the season! This one is called 'Sacrifice': Gilead leadership is rocked by losses among their own. Luke and Moira adjust to new arrivals in Canada. June worries about disruptions to her plan, only to have tragedy strike the entire household. Rita makes a rare appearance and we have Amanda Brugel on the show, to talk about the Marthas network, about her odd closeness with Serena this year, and her own lifelong obsession with the book. As it's our last chance to speculate about the season, let's go big!

    • 50 min
    Eyes on Gilead - Bruce Miller talks 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 3, 'The Testaments'

    Eyes on Gilead - Bruce Miller talks 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 3, 'The Testaments'

    In a special episode of Eyes On Gilead, Handmaid's Tale showrunner Bruce Miller makes a return appearance, to answer our pressing questions about season three. What was the deal with Ofmatthew? And Winslow? And Winslow and Fred? He offers brilliant insights into what has gone into making the third season, and looks ahead to the fourth. And he also has some news about Margaret Atwood's sequel, 'The Testaments'. This is a must-listen for all fans of The Handmaid's Tale, as we rocket towards the season three finale. And for fans of Eyes On Gilead, listen for news about joining our own season finale, on Sunday 18 August.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Philippa86 ,

Smart

If you want an intelligent unpacking of each episode, this is the podcast for you. This is one of my go to podcasts when watching the handmaid’s tale.

ShelChch32 ,

Biased from the source

This podcast is produced by SBS, the tv channel that broadcasts Handmaids tale in Australia. Hence they do have access to some good interviews and resources, but are unrelentingly positive and biased about the show. Decidedly mundane and boring episodes are raved about, and everyone is crying over ho hum scenes. I was looking for a well thought out female perspective on the show (other podcasts have male hosts talking over female co hosts), but this is just an advert.

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