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14 November 2017

SRSLY #119: Taylor Swift / Detectorists / Freaks and Geeks

On the pop culture podcast: the new Taylor Swift album Reputation, the third series of Detectorists, and the 2000 series Freaks and Geeks.

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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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


Laura Snapes on Taylor Swift’s rebrand.

Ann Powers on Reputation’s hip-hop influences.

Anna’s thoughts on Reputation’s lyrical shift.

Anna’s 2015 piece on the mansplaining of Taylor Swift.


Anna’s interview with Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones.

The show on iPlayer.

Freaks and Geeks

The show on Netflix.

The cast reunited in 2015 for Vanity Fair’s oral history of the show.

Tavi Gevinson on Lindsay Weir for Rookie and the Buzzfeed podcast Rerun.

For next time:

We are watching Robin of Sherwood.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #118, check it out here.