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13 June 2017updated 02 Aug 2021 12:09pm

SRSLY #97: Orange is the New Black / SZA’s CTRL / Catastrophe

On the pop culture podcast this week: the fifth series of Orange is the New Black, the debut album from SZA, Ctrl, and the Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe.

By Caroline Crampton

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.

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Orange is the New Black

The show on Netflix.

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Anna’s piece about the fifth season’s lack of a villain.

CTRL by SZA

The album on Spotify.

An interesting review.

Catastrophe

The show on All4.

That New Yorker profile of Sharon Horgan

For next time:

We are reading The Power by Naomi Alderman.

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.

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

See you next week!

PS If you missed #95, check it out here.