THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Hulu; Starts April 25th
This month, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is back for its second season and all eyes are on Offred/June
(Elisabeth Moss) and Gilead. If you haven't seen Season 1, then you need to go back and binge the first season where viewers are privy to a patriarchal society of Gilead which is an intense nightmare. Season 1 focuses on content that you can find in Margaret's book and ends with Offred/June bundled into the back of an anonymous van as she makes an attempt to escape.
Season 2 lets viewers see if she was able to escape or if the Eyes, agents of Gilead took her back to the Colonies. Expect to see more about her pregnancy as well as her fight against this obtrusive system. In addition, we'll find out more about her past and her friends as well. In case you were wondering, plan on another "really dark" season -promised by Moss herself!
Girl Boss Media
From Girlboss Radio and in partnership with Sephora Collection, #LipStories is a podcast that accompanies the Sephora Collection of lipsticks available in their stores and online. The lipsticks are 40 colors strong and are inspired by real life stories. The podcast also shares stories over six episodes with six influential inspiring female founders, creatives, entertainers, thought leaders and activists.
Stories include Aminatou Sow, Molly Hayward, Pia Arrobio, Jen Rubio, Aurora James and Sarah Robb O’Hagan talking in their own words about their memories and what sticks out to them and how it framed who they are and where they are now!
Hosted by Sophia Amoruso, founder of Girlboss Media and former CEO of Nasty Gal she navi-gates their stories to find out more about them as they continue to trailblaze in their careers, enjoy time with friends or reflect on memories in the past that stick out to them to this day.
When we ask Siri, Google, Cortana to sing us a song, check our calendars or to tell us the time - we simply make our requests and receive an answer that points us in the right direction. But who are these assistants that we use? Where does this information come from and how do we keep getting it?
Sandra is a podcast from Gimlet Media that delves into the person or people behind these assistants. In Oklahoma, there is an office where Sandra is actually a number of people that are able to provide you information in her voice but who have a number of personalities and issues that they are dealing with.
One of the many people who play Sandra begins the podcast looking for a job and a means to live her best life, gets her dream job and due to being her best self as Sandra, finds herself not only on the outside looking in but becoming close with one of the users who has plans of his own that can harm someone in his life.
Sandra tackles the nature of identities, what it means when human behaviour merges with technology and what we do when it's time to make the right call and to add a personal touch.