SRSLY #108: Edinburgh Festival / The Cuckoo's Calling / Love in Recovery

On the pop culture podcast this week: the 2017 Edinburgh Festival, the BBC TV adaptation of JK Rowling's crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling and the radio comedy Love in Recovery.

Sign Up

Get the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email.

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.

Listen using the player below. . .

. . .or subscribe in iTunes. We’re also on StitcherRSS and SoundCloud – but if you use a podcast app that we’re not appearing in, let us know.

SRSLY is hosted by Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz, the NS’s head of podcasts and pop culture writer. We’re on Twitter as @c_crampton and @annaleszkie, where between us we post a heady mixture of Serious Journalism, excellent gifs and regularly ask questions J K Rowling needs to answer.

The Links

Events! Tickets for the Game of Thrones quiz from here, for the live episode at the London Podcast Festival here and for Caroline's podcasts and social media workshop here.

To join our Fantasy Bake Off League, sign up for an accounts at, click 'join a league' and enter the code 59a01fceceb15.

Edinburgh Festival

An interview with Frince Comedy Award winners Hannah Gadsby and John Robins.

The Cuckoo's Calling

Read the book.

Watch the show.

What did critics really think of The Cuckoo's Calling before they knew it was by JK Rowling?

Love in Recovery

Find some episodes on the BBC Radio iPlayer, or the whole series as an audiobook on Audible.

For next time:

We are watching the Japanese reality TV show Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City. It is available in the UK on Netflix.

You can also find us on Twitter @srslypod, or send us your thoughts on tumblr here. If you like the podcast, we’d love you to leave a review on iTunes - this helps other people come across it.

We love reading out your emails. If you have thoughts you want to share on anything we’ve discussed, or questions you want to ask us, please email us on srslypod[at], or @ us on Twitter @srslypod, or get in touch via tumblr here. We also have Facebook now.

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

See you next week!

PS If you missed #107, check it out here.

Free trial CSS