SRSLY #43: The Hollow Crown, Not By Accident, Cry Baby

This week on the pop culture podcast, we chat the new series of Shakespeare adaptations on the BBC, a podcast about middle-aged single motherhood, and a John Waters musical comedy spoof starring Johnny Depp.

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SRSLY is hosted by Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz, the NS’s web editor and editorial assistant. We’re on Twitter as @c_crampton and @annaleszkie, where between us we post a heady mixture of Serious Journalism, excellent gifs and regularly ask questions J K Rowling needs to answer.

The Links

(04:17) The Hollow Crown

Watch the show on iPlayer.

Helen Lewis's piece on young male Shakespeare actors.

On staging the History plays.

(16:22) Not By Accident

Listen to the podcast.

(23:05) Cry Baby

The trailer.

Bustle on the weirdest parts of the movie.

For next week:

Anna is watching Twenty Feet From Stardom.

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PS If you missed #42, check it out here.