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9 November 2015updated 03 Aug 2021 3:02pm

SRSLY #17: Highlands and Night Vales

On the pop culture podcast this week we discuss historical TV sensation Outlander, otherworldly podcast Welcome to Night Vale and Chris Kraus’ epistolary novel I Love Dick.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

On Outlander

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The trailer for the first series.

This is a good piece about masculinity and sexuality in Outlander.

On Welcome to Night Vale

More details about the podcast and how to get episodes can be found here.

You can find the Limetown podcast Caroline mentioned here.

Here are some examples of Night Vale fan art (see more on our tumblr).

On I Love Dick

Leslie Jamison in the New Yorker on the novel and the way it expresses female consciousness.

Haley Mlotek tries to articulate why we love Chris Kraus.

Sheila Heti interviews Chris Kraus.

Next week:

Anna is watching the 2005 film TransAmerica.

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:

The Skye Boat Song (Outlander theme)

You Dont Know – Mount Moon

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

See you next week!

PS If you missed #16, check it out here.