Ep. 1: Feminist Dystopias and Ep. 2: A New Vision of Aging
Kathryn interviews journalist Bina Shah, Pakistan’s internationally renowned author of “Before She Sleeps: A Novel”. Conjuring Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Shah takes the parable of women selected for breeding to a terrifying new level. In her dystopian thriller, women in the Middle East and Asia have had their numbers drastically reduced by war, gender selection and disease. The consequence is that women must take multiple husbands in order to produce more female children. Not all women agree to submit. Kathryn also interview Thomas Moore PhD, NYTimes bestselling author of “Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Towards Meaning and Joy”. Dr. Moore has been a monk, a musician, a university professor and a psychotherapist. In contrast to the perception that aging means diminishment, Dr. Moore regards aging as the process by which we become more fully ourselves: a series of initiations rather than losses. He explores how to find new meaning, vigor, and connection in aging.