SRSLY #41: Beyoncé, Bake Off Crème de la Crème, Zodiac

On the pop culture podcast this week: Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade, Bake Off spin-off Crème de la Crème and serial killer thriller Zodiac.

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The Links

(02:50)​ Beyoncé – Lemonade

Watch it on Tidal.

Beyoncé's Lemonade is about much more than infidelity and Jay Z.

Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton: how two scorned women moved on.

That “Beyoncé is black” sketch from SNL.

(13:45)​ Bake Off Crème de la Crème

Our episode on The Great British Bake Off.

The series on the BBC.

When the sugar swan fell over.

(22:30)​ Zodiac

The trailer.

Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, explained.

Next week:

Anna is watching the first episode of The West Wing, and listening to the accompanying episode of The West Wing Weekly.


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