5 episodes

Madeline Zima (Twin Peaks), Helen Hong (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Rob Belushi (How I Met Your Mother) star in this podcast adaptation of Emily Schultz’s satirical, sci-fi horror novel, The Blondes. Set two years after SHV has infected blonde women with a rabies-like illness, a fictional podcast examines how the "Blond Fury" has changed our culture: from fashionable new fever bracelets, to empowerment pop songs for the infected, to an entirely new understanding of women, gender, and beauty. What begins as the story of Hazel Hayes — the unlikely, eight-months-pregnant hero who reveals government abuses at evaluation centers — turns much thornier when her personal life and role in the outbreak is churned into the mediascape. Angry, funny, and with dark turns into body horror, The Blondes is an unflinching look at what happens when beauty becomes, literally, deadly. Starring: Madeline Zima, Helen Hong, Rob Belushi, Cecilia Corrigan, Yvonne Zima, Dana Berger, Jenny Grace, Carson Elrod, and Bree Elrod. Written by Brian J Davis and Emily Schultz. Duncan Birmingham (IFC’s MARON) is Executive Producer and Jenny Grace, Consulting Producer. Music for the series composed by Oldfather, and songs by Dawn Lewis and Michael Hussey.

The Blondes Heroic Collective

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Madeline Zima (Twin Peaks), Helen Hong (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Rob Belushi (How I Met Your Mother) star in this podcast adaptation of Emily Schultz’s satirical, sci-fi horror novel, The Blondes. Set two years after SHV has infected blonde women with a rabies-like illness, a fictional podcast examines how the "Blond Fury" has changed our culture: from fashionable new fever bracelets, to empowerment pop songs for the infected, to an entirely new understanding of women, gender, and beauty. What begins as the story of Hazel Hayes — the unlikely, eight-months-pregnant hero who reveals government abuses at evaluation centers — turns much thornier when her personal life and role in the outbreak is churned into the mediascape. Angry, funny, and with dark turns into body horror, The Blondes is an unflinching look at what happens when beauty becomes, literally, deadly. Starring: Madeline Zima, Helen Hong, Rob Belushi, Cecilia Corrigan, Yvonne Zima, Dana Berger, Jenny Grace, Carson Elrod, and Bree Elrod. Written by Brian J Davis and Emily Schultz. Duncan Birmingham (IFC’s MARON) is Executive Producer and Jenny Grace, Consulting Producer. Music for the series composed by Oldfather, and songs by Dawn Lewis and Michael Hussey.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

hlkneedler ,

Amazing

Fun and scary! Put this at the top of your queue!

Kirkearse ,

Riveting

A near-future disaster horror thriller with a sick sense of humor. It’s fantastic and I want more of it!

Amy S. in Brooklyn ,

Podcast perfection!

Both creepy and fun, haunting and hilarious, and so extremely relevant — everyone should listen to The Blondes! And maybe more novels should be turned into podcasts! I loved this a lot. It was so much fun to listen to. My only complaint is that I would like many many more episodes. But I guess that’s part of its perfection, like Fleabag meets My Favorite Murder.

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