49 episodes

Join Fiona Williams, Haidee Ireland, Sana Qadar, and Natalie Hambly 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.

BEST ARTS & CULTURE PODCAST - BRONZE AWARD - 2020 Australian Podcast Awards
BEST FANCAST - 2019 Australian Podcast Awards

Eyes On Gilead: A Handmaid's Tale Podcast SBS Guide

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 418 Ratings

Join Fiona Williams, Haidee Ireland, Sana Qadar, and Natalie Hambly 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.

BEST ARTS & CULTURE PODCAST - BRONZE AWARD - 2020 Australian Podcast Awards
BEST FANCAST - 2019 Australian Podcast Awards

    Bonus episode: Emmy nominee Mckenna Grace (aka 'Esther Keyes')

    Bonus episode: Emmy nominee Mckenna Grace (aka 'Esther Keyes')

    It's 2021 Emmy Awards season and we're back with another bonus episode, interviewing some of The Handmaid's Tale's incredible nominees. Today we invite Mckenna Grace into the Zoom room, or you may know her best as Mrs Esther Keyes. At 15, McKenna is the youngest nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series. Mckenna talks of the sense of responsibility she feels to do justice to Esther's story; how she shot the salvaging scene in episode 401 'Pigs'; what the future holds for Esther and Janine; and her biggest fear during the season 4 COVID-19 shutdown: a growth spurt.  We also talk about her upcoming star turn in the much-postponed 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'.  You can rewatch the box set of The Handmaid's Tale season 4 at SBS On Demand.  Stay in touch on Twitter at #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)

    • 30 min
    Bonus episode: Emmy Nominee Adam Taylor (The Handmaid's Tale Composer)

    Bonus episode: Emmy Nominee Adam Taylor (The Handmaid's Tale Composer)

    It's 2021 Emmy Awards season and we're back with another bonus episode, interviewing some of The Handmaid's Tale's incredible nominees.  Today we jump back into the Zoom room with The Handmaid's Tale's composer Adam Taylor. Adam gives us insights into how he creates the iconic sounds of The Handmaid's Tale. He talks through the process of creating a score for particular scenes of the show, with special attention to episode 403, 'The Crossing', which landed Adam a 2021 Emmy nomination. There is so much in here for fans of the show.  You can rewatch the box set of season 4 at SBS On Demand.  Stay in touch on Twitter at #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bonus episode: Emmy Nominee Burton LeBlanc (The Handmaid's Tale S4 Head of Makeup Dept)

    Bonus episode: Emmy Nominee Burton LeBlanc (The Handmaid's Tale S4 Head of Makeup Dept)

    It's 2021 Emmy Awards season and we're back with another bonus episode, interviewing some of The Handmaid's Tale's incredible nominees.  Today we jump back into the Zoom room with The Handmaid's Tale's head of the makeup department, Burton LeBlanc. He's been there since the beginning, so Burton has fascinating hindsight about the evolution of the 'look' of the characters, from flashbacks, to Gilead, to Jezebels, to Canada. If you're a fan of the show, there's so much in here for you.  Burton is Emmy nominated for Season 4 premiere episode, 'Pigs', which offers a lot of scope - and a lot of blood. You can rewatch the box set of season 4 at SBS On Demand.  Stay in touch on Twitter at #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)

    • 37 min
    Bonus episode: Emmy Nominee Debra Hanson (The Handmaid's Tale S4 Costume Designer)

    Bonus episode: Emmy Nominee Debra Hanson (The Handmaid's Tale S4 Costume Designer)

    It's 2021 Emmy Awards season and we're back with some bonus episodes, interviewing some of The Handmaid's Tale's incredible nominees.  Today we jump back into the Zoom room with season 4 costume designer Debra Hanson (a past winner for her seminal work on Schitt's Creek). Debra offers absolutely fascinating insights into the thought processes behind the costumes across this season. The turmeric prison uniform! Skivvy man! And the risk she took with an outfit for Fred. There are so many delicious details, fans of The Handmaid's Tale won't want to miss it. You can rewatch the box set of season 4 at SBS On Demand.  Stay in touch on Twitter at #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bonus episode: Liz Garbus interview

    Bonus episode: Liz Garbus interview

    Director Liz Garbus joins the Eyes On Gilead Zoom room to unpack the detail of the Handmaid's Tale season 4 finale, 'Wilderness' (410). The acclaimed documentary filmmaker gives us insights into how her body of work about the justice system, and stories of survivors, came into play for The Handmaid's Tale. Plus, she gives fascinating insights into the all-night shoot in the woods. A must-listen for all Handmaid's Tale fans. Stay in touch on Twitter at #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)

    • 34 min
    Bonus episode: Bruce Miller interview / Season 4 recap

    Bonus episode: Bruce Miller interview / Season 4 recap

    With the epic finale of 'The Handmaids Tale' season 4 fresh in our minds, series creator/showrunner and friend of the podcast, Bruce Miller, jumps into our Zoom room to reflect back on the key storylines this season, and to answer our many, many questions (and yours, too!). This episode is a must for all Handmaid's Tale fans, and it also includes scoops about the character arcs and story threads that had to be sidelined due to COVID. There are so many great insights, let's get stuck in. (*Contains light discussion of The Testaments). Stay in touch on Twitter at #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar) 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

Zac2597 ,

Binge worthy!

This podcast is outstanding- you manage to tease out the nuances with keen attention to detail and an honest sensitivity. It’s immensely increased my appreciation of the series. I’ve literally binge listened to your episodes along with binge watching the series and rewatching episodes. Also there’s so much warmth and humor it feels like digging deep into the show with friends! Thank you ladies- we are all looking forward to Season 5 🇹🇹

HoosierinCali ,

Insightful podcast but hold the snarky Trump jabs

I love THT and your podcast, but please hold the snarky Trump jabs. You seem to really stretch to connect anything bad in Gilead to Trump, which makes so sense because Gilead is, in fact, fictitious and has NOTHING to do with Trump. You even speculate that Serena must be a Trump voter (because she’s so awful). Please do not use this forum to demonize Trump.

California Hills ,

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your Handmaid’s recaps. I love your discussions, and your perspective about America. Greetings from California. Let’s hope for more Nick and June next season.

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