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SRSLY #115: St Vincent / Louis Theroux / Big Little Lies

On the pop culture podcast this week: St Vincent's new album Masseduction, Louis Theroux's Dark States documentaries and the HBO mini series Big Little Lies.

This is SRSLY, the pop culture podcast from the New Statesman. Here, you can find links to all the things we talk about in the show as well as a bit more detail about who we are and where else you can find us online.

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SRSLY is hosted by Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz, the NS’s head of podcasts and pop culture writer. 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

Ronan Farrow's New Yorker piece about Harvey Weinstein.

Anna's Harvey Weinstein piece.


The album on Spotify.

Lorde on Song Exploder.

Laura Snapes' Buzzfeed profile of St Vincent.

The Pitchfork review of the album.

St Vincent and glam rock at Dazed.

Dark States

The programmes on BBC iPlayer.

Big Little Lies

The trailer.

For next time:

We are going to see God's Own Country.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #114, check it out here.

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The Back Half #17: Threads, I, Tonya and Jarvis at the Brits

The NS culture podcast with Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman.

Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman are joined by Jude Rogers to discuss the 1984 nuclear disaster drama Threads. Then they talk about the Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya, and finally celebrate the noniversary of Jarvis Cocker invading the stage at the 1996 Brit Awards.

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