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72 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Margaret Atwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Margaret Atwood, often where they are interviewed.

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72 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Margaret Atwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Margaret Atwood, often where they are interviewed.

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Margaret Atwood, 1997: Alias Grace

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Margaret Atwood discusses her novel, "Alias Grace," in this 1997 archive interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.

"Alias Grace" deals with an 1943 murder in Canada near Toronto, and its aftermath, a subject that intrigued Margaret Atwood for many years prior to the writing of the book. Originally a screenplay she expanded into a novel, it is one of the few works by Margaret Atwood based on historical events.

The interview was recorded in January 1997 in her hotel room in San Francisco. It was digitized, remastered and edited in September 2020, and is now heard in its entirety for the first time.

"Alias Grace" was produced as a miniseries in 2017 and is available on Netflix.
Oct 04 2020 · 1hr 33mins
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OurShelves with Margaret Atwood

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Does nostalgia change the way you feel about the past?


In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Margaret Atwood, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize and author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays. From the medieval inspiration for Game of Thrones to editing out mosquitos from your memories, this episode is a goldmine of facts, guilty pleasures and a little bit on the joy of Hercule Poirot.

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Sep 04 2020 · 49mins
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Margaret Atwood, 1993: “The Robber Bride”

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Margaret Atwood, discussing her novel “The Robber Bride,” recorded in San Francisco on November 24, 1993 with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff, from the “Probabilities” archive.

The second of eight interviews with Margaret Atwood, author of such novels as The Handmaid’s Tale, Alias Graceand the Oryx and Crake trilogy. In this interview, she discusses her novel “The Robber Bride,” as well as what it feels like to be a Canadian author, her views on Philip K. Dick and Ursula K. LeGuin and science fiction and genres in general, and some of the thought processes behind writing her books.
Jul 12 2020 · 53mins
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The Quarantine Tapes 055: Margaret Atwood

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On episode 055 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber speaks with critically acclaimed author Margaret Atwood. They discuss the importance of supporting independent bookstores through this pandemic. Margaret and Paul also explore whether or not we’re living in dystopian times and the connection between fear and control.

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest the novel, The Testaments, is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. It is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She currently lives in Toronto.

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Jun 10 2020 · 29mins
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Margaret Atwood

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Produced by Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Shannon Fanuko, Anna Huff, Meghal Janardan, Weronika Jurkiewicz, Zoe Margolis, Carolyn Merriman and Megan Worman.

Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli.

Hosted by Charlie Melcher.

Apr 16 2020 · 31mins
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Episode 112 - Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood

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IT'S A TOTAL LOCKDOWN

We try to make the best of a bad situation and continue to broadcast to whoever's left outside in the Wasteland.

With Special Guest Experts Eva Steenberg, Zaran Hex and Enya.
Mar 30 2020 · 1hr 21mins
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Margaret Atwood sees many possible futures

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Margaret Atwood has crafted her fair share of doomsday scenarios. And a lot of those have been inspired by real-life events, from the totalitarian regimes abroad that shaped her world as a child to the suspension of civil liberties at home in Canada, under the War Measures Act. Along the way, she has lost loved ones — including most recently her life partner and fellow writer, Graeme Gibson, who suffered from dementia. But in the face of all that, Margaret Atwood is still standing strong. With a crackling sense of humour and endless curiosity (“it gets me in so much trouble”) the internationally renowned writer seamlessly weaves between realities she’s lived in the last 80 years and possibilities yet to come in this conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti. And while she won’t make official predictions in the face of many possible futures, she will (almost gleefully) read palms. Just wait till you hear what she sees in Anna Maria’s.
Mar 16 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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The Take with Margaret Atwood

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World-wide superstar and literary giant Margaret Atwood kicks off season two of The Take. In conversation with host Tom Clark, Atwood discusses discuss literature, Donald Trump, and her passion for the environment.

Mar 11 2020 · 31mins
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Feb 04 2020 · 54mins
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Ep 396 - The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood

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To put it mildly, a lot of stuff has happened since we released our episode on The Handmaid's Tale back in 2014. Among that stuff is the release of The Testaments, the 2019 sequel to the original book and a companion piece of sorts to the Hulu television series.

Jan 13 2020 · 58mins
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