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 COMPANION PODCAST - FINALIST - 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards BEST ARTS & CULTURE PODCAST - BRONZE AWARD - 2020 Australian Podcast Awards BEST FANCAST - 2019 Australian Podcast Awards
Bonus episode: Bruce Miller talks Season 5
The Handmaid's Tale showrunner, executive producer, and friend of the podcast, returns to Eyes On Gilead to reflect upon all of the events of Season 5 of the show. Now that we know what we know, he doesn't have to hold back! This is a must-listen for all fans of The Handmaid's Tale. What now for June? And Serena? And what did we glean about Hannah this season? There is an obvious spoiler alert for listeners: you must be up to date with all episodes of The Handmaid's Tale season five.
'Safe' (510) recap
We have just watched episode 10 of season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale. The finale! This episode is called 'Safe' and it was written by Bruce Miller, and directed by Elisabeth Moss: Under threat, June must find a way to keep herself and her family safe from Gilead and its supporters in Toronto. This episode gives us so many character moments to wrap up for the season. Settle in for (over)analysis and predictions! Don't forget to tell us your own thoughts and theories. Use the hashtag #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)
Bonus episode: Stephen Kunken (aka 'Commander Warren Putnam')
As we wait for the finale of The Handmaid's Tale season 5, Fiona and Sana meet Stephen Kunken, whom we all know and loathe as Commander Warren Putnam. Stephen jumps into our Zoom room for a great chat to discuss the joys and the challenges of playing the villainous Commander in Gilead (and that's saying something). He also shares the backstory he invented for his character all of those years ago. It's a must-listen for all fans of The Handmaid's Tale. We couldn't let the passing of such a memorable character go without incident! Tell us what you make of it by using the the hashtag #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @Sana_Qadar)
'Allegiance' (509) recap
We have just watched episode 9 of season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale (this cannot be the penultimate episode of the season). It’s called 'Allegiance' and it was written by Eric Tuchman and directed by Bradley Whitford (perhaps you've heard of him): June and Luke prepare for a rescue mission. Serena experiments with new tactics to have it all. There's so much to discuss within this episode, let's get to work. Don't forget to tell us your own thoughts and theories. Use the hashtag #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)
'Motherland' (508) recap
We have just watched episode 8 of season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale. This season is going too fast. This episode is called 'Motherland' and it was written by Yahlin Chang, and directed by Natalia Leite: June (Elisabeth Moss) receives an extremely tempting offer from a surprise visitor. Meanwhile, Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) finally hits rock bottom and begins a desperate search for allies…any allies. This episode gives us so much of that world-building that we know and love, and some revealing moments into Lawrence. Join us for a deep dive and some wild predictions. Don't forget to tell us your own thoughts and theories. Use the hashtag #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)
'No Man's Land' (507) recap
We have just watched episode 7 of season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale. It's called "No Man's Land" and it was written by Rachel Shukert and directed by Natalia Leite: "Alone and isolated, June and Serena must labour together for both to survive." (Wink). There are multiple call backs to previous episodes, and previous encounters between June and Serena. DO YOU UNDERSTAND US?! This episode touches on so many items on our season 5 checklist! We need the debrief, how about you? Tell us your own reactions and theories on Twitter. Use the hashtag #EyesOnGilead (Find us at: @anythingbutfifi / @NatalieHambly / @HaideeIreland / @Sana_Qadar)
The show might be something I look forward to even more than the handmaid’s tale every year since finding it. I have no one that I know that watches the handmaid’s tale. I love nothing more than getting geeking out toFacts and information about filming and lighting and the reasons why the show creates the world they do for us in one and all means or what it might mean to different people. Even when I think that I’ve seen everything and paid attention to everything, one of the gals brings up something else that I have to go back and rewatch. Listening to the Show on my way to work makes me feel like I’m in a conversation with my closest friends who I’ve never met. I also love the interviews that they do and loved listening to the recap on the testaments. Next year will be so sad to lose two amazing productions. Also Found All in the mind through this show and if you haven’t checked it out you are missing out!
So good. They're so insightful!
I love Handmaids Tale so much. Listening to this feels like discussing it with my friends (who won't watch it). They make points amd insights I never thought of. Also, no vocal frye, upspeak, or liberal use of 'literally'.
One of my favorite tv show podcast recap and review shows. The hosts all have great attention to detail to catch how past season link to current seasons.