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Which Dystopia Is It Anyway?

May 30, 2017

So, it turns out the world didn't end last week. Or the week before that. Or the week before that.

And while it might seem like the events of the last year or so are the disease, maybe they're really just the symptoms; maybe they're really just signs of the dystopia around us.

But, then: Which dystopia?

Probably not Mad Max, right? But maybe 1984? Maybe The Handmaid's Tale? Maybe even some of The Hunger Games? (Tell me the Stanley Tucci character doesn't bring certain people to mind.)

This hour we try to figure out which dystopian future we're already living in.


  • Stassa Edwards - Writes for Jezebel, where she published a piece called “A Fictional Guide to Surviving the End of the World
  • Julia Pistell - A founding member of Sea Tea Improv and a host of the Literary Disco podcast
  • Brian Slattery - Arts editor for the New Haven Independent and a producer at WNHH radio

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 24, 2017.