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2 August 2016

SRSLY #53: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child / David Bowie Prom / Ask Polly

On the pop culture podcast this week: a spoiler-filled dissection of the new Harry Potter play, David Bowie at the Proms, and agony aunt column Ask Polly.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Anna’s piece about the inconsistencies between the world of the play and that of the books.

Her description of the play itself, after she went to the first night.

David Bowie Prom

Watch the whole concert on iPlayer.

Jude Rogers’ review of the David Bowie Prom (she thought the opposite of us).

Ask Polly

The full archive of Heather Havrilesky (aka Polly) at The Cut.

For next time

Anna is watching .

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PS If you missed #52, check it out here.

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