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14 December 2015updated 03 Aug 2021 1:33pm

SRSLY #22: Time for Adventures

On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the BBC adaptation of Capital, find joy in Rainbow Rowell’s novels Fangirl and Carry On, and get our teeth into Adventure Time.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

Capital

Claire Tomalin finds the Dickensian parallels in the novel.

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The trailer for the BBC adaptation.

John Lanchester on Game of Thrones.

Rainbow Rowell

Our special guest for this section was Elizabeth Minkel, who writes for the NS about fan culture and does her own podcast, Fansplaining. She’s on Twitter and Tumblr.

Some blurb about Fangirl and Carry On.

Elizabeth asks: what is fanfiction, anyway?

Adventure Time

Caroline’s favourite AT short (excellent Ice King).

The best, the only Adventure Time long read.

For next time:

Caroline is watching First Dates.

Your questions:

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

See you next week!

PS If you missed #21, check it out here.

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