We were pleasantly surprised to receive an email from the producer of Hack on triple J:
“My name is Claire and I’m the Producer of Hack on triple j – Australia’s national current affairs program for young (16-30) people reaching one million listeners a week across the country.
We’re talking to one of the directors of the Netflix adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale on Monday and I came across your subject guide for the novel.
Would you have time for a quick chat about the work this afternoon? Margaret Atwood has said that “I made a rule for myself: I would not include anything that human beings had not already done in some other place or time, or for which the technology did not already exist.”
We’re keen to create a segment online and on-air about this – and I’d like to hear your thoughts.”
After a conversation between Claire and English teacher, Ms Amanda Carroll, students were invited to participate in the program. We thanked Claire for the opportunity for our students to be involved in this excellent radio program.
Listen to year 11 student, Hrishi Thatiot, speaking to presenter Sarah McVeigh on Triple J’s program for youth, “Hack”, about “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a text our year 11s are currently studying, and one which, although written over 30 years ago, is relevant to us today, and has been reinterpreted by SBS and is currently available for viewing. The presenter also speaks to the director of the TV show, and a climate futurist on food security. (Hrishi: 9.54 – 11.03).