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11 January 2016updated 03 Aug 2021 8:55am

SRSLY #26: Portrait of a Murderer

On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Netflix documentary phenomenon Making a Murderer, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and the film Quartet.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

0-05:30 – Intro: on David Bowie and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Carrie Fisher tweet Anna mentions.

The Carrie Fisher interview Caroline mentions.

05:30 – Making a Murderer

Watch the whole thing on Netflix.

The science behind the confession of Steve Avery’s nephew.

What that terrible courtroom sketch reminds us of.

19:15 – Fun Home

A good account of the feelings Fun Home gives you.

An example of the use of colour in the art.

A good interview with Bechdel about the process of creating Fun Home.

27:50 – Quartet

An interesting review with some insight into the original play.

Joan Sutherland and Pavarotti’s Quartet from Rigoletto.

Next week:

Caroline is watching Sheep in the Big City.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #25, check it out here.