Episode 25, ‘Her dystopias are bonkers’, on Margaret Atwood
This week Dave and Steve help Paper Street Theatre prepare for their upcoming show on Margaret Atwood by taking a journey through her science fiction novels.
- Intro Clip: The Handmaid’s Tale.
- The Style Guide, where you come for your hot takes on continental geography.
- Dave begins using the phrase “great Canadian author” — and does not stop for the next sixty minutes.
- Dave says “prosaic”. He does not mean that at all so he makes up a word instead.
- Be warned, Dave and Steve offer brief spoilers about Moby Dick.
- Dave suggests Atwood is the Stanley Kubrick of the CanLit world.
- Hey Steve, isn’t the definition of a dystopia really just an allegorical story set sometime in the future?
- In case anyone is curious, Orson Wells did not write 1984.
- How much science is needed to make a science fiction pie?
- Dave makes a Mary Poppins reference.
- The Third Hand Tale?
- Wow, Steve, you read Ulysses. That’s so impressive. Tell us more.
- Steve shows he’s in the pocket of Big Business.
- Dave and Steve bring their own experiences to their reading of The Handmaid’s Tale.
- If reading Atwood is washing the dishes, then is The Style Guide shovelling snow?
- We get it, Steve. You think you’re smart.
- Hi Amy Gruber!
- Dave throws a sentence.
- Apparently “the feels” really only dates back to March 30th, 2012. Dave and Steve are almost hip.
- Steve thinks he’s better than Margaret Atwood.