SRSLY #42: Drake, Witless and The West Wing

On the pop culture podcast this week: Drake’s new album Views, BBC Three comedy-drama Witless and the first ever episode of The West Wing.

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The Links

The Victoria Wood Brief Encounter sketch.

(08:45) Drake – Views

The album on iTunes.

An interesting piece on the hometown connections the album has for Drake.

Pitchfork on Drake’s obsession with his own masculinity.

(14:22) Witless

Witless on BBC Three.

A funny clip from episode two.

(24:15) The West Wing pilot + The West Wing Weekly podcast

A clip from the first episode of The West Wing.

This is the episode of The West Wing Weekly Anna listened to. 

For next week:

Caroline is watching the John Waters film Cry-Baby.

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