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14 November 2017updated 05 Oct 2023 8:19am

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

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The Links

Reputation

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.

Detectorists

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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