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25 January 2016updated 03 Aug 2021 9:01am

SRSLY #28: Bears and Bio-pecs

On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss important men biopics (pecs?!) The Revenant and The Big Short, James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

3:35 – The Revenant / The Big Short

Ryan Gilbey on this year’s Oscar nominations, including his take on The Revenant.

Films like Spotlight imply absolution for their viewers – but come up short.

18:30 – Carpool Karaoke

The full Carpool Karaoke playlist on YouTube.

Our faves: Adele, One Direction and Justin Bieber.

Stuart Heritage on Carpool Karaoke and how it makes you like James Corden.

That Jimmy Fallon gif.

29:39 – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

The trailer.

How Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries conquered America

Next time:

Caroline is reading Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #26, check it out here.