An Adaptation of THE HANDMAID’S TALE You Didn’t Know You Needed

So we all know about the highly anticipated Hulu series starring Elisabeth Moss coming in April, but did you know that there is another adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale that you can begin enjoying right now?

Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape is a podcast from the Wondery network that features serialized audio dramas spanning various genres and styles. They’ve kicked off 2017 with an adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, with episodes of the six-part series being released weekly starting January 3. Much like the novel, the podcast jumps around in time, gradually revealing to the listener different parts of Offred’s story and the story of the rise of the Republic of Gilead. With a superb cast of voice actors, a compelling script, and a stunning score and sound design, this audio version of The Handmaid’s Tale is a must-listen.

With Inauguration Day just around the corner, revisiting The Handmaid’s Tale — whether it be through the original text or through an audio or video adaptation — is more important than ever. With multiple artists bringing Offred’s story back into the forefront, I hope it’s not too late to take the lessons of Gilead to heart.

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Patricia Thang: With too many interests to keep track of, Patricia Thang is a free spirit who has dabbled in science, nonprofit, property management, and who knows what next. Books have always been a part of the picture too, though not in a professional sense (...yet?). She is a Los Angeles native through-and-through, though she did a short-but-sweet stint in Pittsburgh for school, and dreams of living in Tokyo, where her parents are from. Most of the time, she can be found with her nose in a book, her ears in headphones, or her arms around her beloved dog, Sean. Twitter: @aintnopthang