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20 June 2017updated 02 Sep 2021 3:38am

SRSLY #98: Lorde’s Melodrama / Pitch Battle / The Power

On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing competition Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.

By Caroline Crampton

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Melodrama

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The album on Spotify.

Anna’s piece about the lyrics.

Pitch Battle

The show on BBC iPlayer.

Why, just why.

The Power

The book.

The NS review.

The NS Q&A with Naomi Alderman.

For next time:

Caroline is watching Search Party.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #97, check it out here.