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12 October 2015updated 03 Aug 2021 2:09pm

SRSLY #14: Interns, Housemaids and Witches

On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Robert De Niro-Anne Hathaway film The Intern, the very last series of Downton Abbey, and Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novel Lolly Willowes.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

On The Intern

Ryan Gilbey’s discussion of Robert De Niro’s interview tantrums.

Anne Helen Petersen for Buzzfeed on “Anne Hathaway Syndrome”.

On Downton Abbey

This is the sort of stuff you get on the last series of Downton Abbey.

Elizabeth Minkel on the decline of Downton Abbey.

On Lolly Willowes

More details about the novel here.

Sarah Waters on Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Next week:

Caroline is reading Selfish by Kim Kardashian.

Your questions:

We loved reading out your emails this week. 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. We also have Facebook now.

Music

The music featured this week, in order of appearance, is:

i – Kendrick Lamar

With or Without You – Scala & Kolacny Brothers 

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

See you next week!

PS If you missed #13, check it out here.