Episode 6: Red

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

References and resources

There’s a lot of information out there on how colours enter the world’s languages, but I really ejoyed this vid: Why The Ancient Greeks Couldn’t See Blue.

Offred is the protagonist in The Handmaid’s Tale.

“Betty and Veronica” refers to Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, the two girls that have kept Archie torn for the past 82 years in Archie Comics.

It’s All Right With Me is a song written by Cole Porter for the musical Can-Can. Here are my favourite versions:

By Frank Sinatra

By Ella Fitzgerald

By Tom Waits

By Oleta Adams

Finally, check out The Cone of Silence 2 – ain’t she sweet?


This episode’s stories

Red Flag by Bojack Norseman

Old Fool by Bordeaux

Lavender Soap, Parts 1 & 2 by Walker Raigh of the Scratch and Sniff podcast

Lingerie and Layering by Tom

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