SRSLY #47: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Love and Friendship, Louis Theroux

On the pop culture podcast this week: the huge excitement that is the new Harry Potter play, Jane Austen movie adaptation Love and Friendship, and the latest Louis Theroux documentary.

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The Links


Our episode on A Bigger Splash (aka where Anna went on holiday).

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry is the book Caroline is currently obsessed with.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Anna's piece about her experience at the first performance.

Love and Friendship

Ryan Gilbey's interview with Whit Stillman, director of Love and Friendship.

Louis Theroux

A review of Drinking to Oblivion.

For next time

Anna is watching the 2013 remake of The Lady Vanishes.

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PS If you missed #47, check it out here.