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20 July 2015

SRSLY #4: Latitude and Harper Lee

This week’s episode comes from Latitude festival in Suffolk. Plus, we talk about the controversial To Kill a Mockingbird sequel, Go Set a Watchman, and the Showtime series Masters of Sex.

By Caroline Crampton

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We we were joined this week by NS contributing writer Erica Wagner, who is on Twitter @EricaWgnr. You can read her writing for the NS here.

If you’d like to talk to us about the podcast or make a suggestion for something we should read or cover, you can email srslypod[at]gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter @srslypod, or send us your thoughts on tumblr here. If you like the podcast, we’d love you to leave a review on iTunes – this helps other people come across it.

 

The Links

On Latitude:

You can listen to alt-J, Caribou, Lianne La Havas and Songhoy Blues on Spotify.

 

On Go Set a Watchman:

You can read Erica’s review for the NS here.

Anna also very much liked this insightful, harsh review in the National Post.

 

On Masters of Sex:

You can read Vulture’s recap of the first epiosde here, and Flavourwire’s here.

For next week, Caroline is watching Obvious Child.

 

Plus:

You can hear Matthew Sweet chatting to Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger about the politics of The Expendables here.

 

Your questions:

If you have thoughts you want to share on anything we’ve discussed, or questions you want to ask us, please email us on srslypod[at]gmail.com, or @ us on Twitter @srslypod, or get in touch via tumblr here.

 

Our theme music is “Guatemala – Panama March” (by Heftone Banjo Orchestra), licensed under Creative Commons.

See you next week!

PS If you missed episode three, check it out here.