7 episodes

Award-winning audio producer John Scott Dryden brings you into a dystopian future, in which the birth rate has plummeted and the United States has become a theocracy called Gilead. Women who are capable of childbirth are pulled out of society and trained as handmaids, then assigned to men for the sole purpose of procreation. From the same source material as the critically acclaimed Hulu series, this six part series of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is audio fiction at its finest. 

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The Handmaid's Tale Wondery

    • Fiction
    • 4.5 • 238 Ratings

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Award-winning audio producer John Scott Dryden brings you into a dystopian future, in which the birth rate has plummeted and the United States has become a theocracy called Gilead. Women who are capable of childbirth are pulled out of society and trained as handmaids, then assigned to men for the sole purpose of procreation. From the same source material as the critically acclaimed Hulu series, this six part series of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is audio fiction at its finest. 

Listen to new episodes of The Handmaid's Tale early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App: https://wondery.app.link/thehandmaidstale

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    Part One

    Part One

    In the first of this six-part audio drama based on Margaret Atwood’s chilling novel, the United States government has been overthrown and replaced by a military theocracy called the Republic of Gilead. As women's rights are being stripped away, the protagonist and her family attempt to flee the country. But they are not so lucky.

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    • 32 min
    Part Two

    Part Two

    Having lost everything, including her name, our hero begins her indoctrination into the new religious order as she trains to become a handmaid. An honored position in this new world, she will be a servant whose sole function is procreation.




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    • 27 min
    Part Three

    Part Three

    The protagonist receives a new assignment and name: Offred, “Of Fred.” It is her third posting as a handmaid, and she well knows what happens to handmaids who fail to bear a child. She settles into her new home, forging a complex relationship with the Commander’s wife, Serena Joy, as she prepares for the upcoming ceremony.

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    • 33 min
    Part Four

    Part Four

    Offred's after-hours visits with the Commander complicates her relationship with him. On one of their regular outings, another handmaid reveals a shocking secret about Offred's predecessor in the Commander’s home.

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    • 26 min
    Part Five

    Part Five

    Frustrated that Offred has not yet conceived, Serena Joy proposes a solution. Meanwhile, the Commander has a surprise that leads Offred on an unexpected trip, and an encounter with an old friend.




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    • 31 min
    Part Six

    Part Six

    In the series finale, another handmaid’s suicide alarms Offred, and intensifies her already difficult situation.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

J a s o n 2 1 ,

Life is imitating art

As I’m writing this, the US Supreme Court has just stripped away more of our human rights including a woman’s right to choose. The Handmaids Tale is happening in front of our very eyes. Good podcast by the way.

Mari33sela ,

Lo disfruté muchísimo

Excelente! Muchas gracias

Mieggs ,

Untitled

Good show however when I refresh my podcast shows this show says it’s updated but there’s nothing past episode 6 which is a bummer I feel like there could be more to the show would rate higher but if there was supposed to be more episodes when there is none if this show says it’s updated but not

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