Margaret Atwood started writing her classic dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale in 1984. She set it in an imagined future America where the toxic environment has limited human fertility, a theocratic dictatorship has taken control, and women have been stripped of their rights. Atwood said the novel isn't a prediction, but the internet thinks Hulu's new TV version is.
The Nose, live from Mystic, talks "The Handmaid's Tale" and two or three of these other possible topics:
- Retired Cubs Catcher Catches Fart in Face on 'Dancing With the Stars'
- Transitioning From Calhoun to Hopper College, One Stained Glass Window At A Time
- Fans Fill XL Center For One Last Look At Ringling Bros. Circus
- Colbert finally (and unapologetically) responds to #FireColbert backlash: 'I would do it again'
- Joe and Mike Are Getting Hitched
- Melania Trump's Twitter Account Liked A Pretty Shady Tweet About Her Husband
- Note Hidden In Walmart Purse Describes Inhumane Conditions In Chinese Prison
- Why Americans Smile So Much
- The 50 Funniest People Right Now
- Tom Breen - Film critic for the New Haven Independent and host of WNHH radio's Deep Focus
- Lucy Gellman - A reporter for the New Haven Independent and host of WNHH radio's Kitchen Sync
- Kate Rushin - A teaching artist for the Connecticut Office of the Arts and a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet; her work can be found in The Women's Review of Books and the Cape Cod Poetry Review
Colin McEnroe, Gene Amatruda, Betsy Kaplan, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.