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30 June 2017updated 29 Jul 2021 10:10am

SRSLY #100: Harry Potter Special 2

For the 100th episode of SRSLY, we revist the Harry Potter series.

By Anna Leszkiewicz

This is SRSLY, the pop culture podcast from the New Statesman. Here, you can find links to all the things we talk about in the show as well as a bit more detail about who we are and where else you can find us online.

For the 100th episode of SRSLY, we revist the Harry Potter series, taking a closer look at creatures, family, wizarding media, magical home life and the romances of the series. Plus: favourite obscure characters and a dramatic reading of a Stephen Bush fanfiction original. Featuring Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Anoosh Chakelian, India Bourke, Amelia Tait, Pauline Bock, Lizzie Palmer, Pinja Saarikoski, Stephen Bush, Jonn Elledge).

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SRSLY is hosted by Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz, the NS’s assistant editor and editorial assistant. We’re on Twitter as @c_crampton and @annaleszkie, where between us we post a heady mixture of Serious Journalism, excellent gifs and regularly ask questions J K Rowling needs to answer.

The Links

Harry Potter Week on the New Statesman website.

Content from our partners
What I’ve learned from more than fifty years of making watches
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Lizzie’s piece on wizarding media.

Stephen’s fanfiction.

For next time:

We are watching Happy Valley.

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.

We love reading out your emails. 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.

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

See you next week!

PS If you missed #99, check it out here.