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Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz give the latest TV, films, books, albums and games the serious treatment you didn’t even know they needed.
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1:10:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

This is the last ever SRSLY, and we couldn't go without one final festive special. In this episode, Caroline and Anna celebrate and analyse the 2006 Nancy Meyers Christmas film The Holiday, with some help from friends of the show Simran Hans, Stephan...Show More

46:17 | Nov 21st, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (with spoilers, 8:54), the BBC Three drama Clique (26:35) and the NBC/Netflix comedy Great News (37:28). Find Caroline's new podcast Shedunnit in your podcast app now or at shedunn...Show More
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39:34 | Nov 14th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Louis Theroux's new documentary about polyamory (0:59), the Netflix film Outlaw King (15:12) and the recent GQ profile of Ezra Miller (28:21). For next time: we are watching Great News. Find Caroline's new podcast Shedunnit ...Show More

32:02 | Nov 7th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss The Little Drummer Girl (1:36), Ariana Grande at the BBC (10:17) and the new Robyn album Honey (23:21). For next time: we are reading the GQ profile of Ezra Miller. Find Caroline's new podcast Shedunnit in your podcast app ...Show More

30:07 | Oct 31st, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (3:01), The Horror of Delores Roach podcast (14:13) and the cooking show Salt Fat Acid Heat (23:00). For next time: we are listening to the Robyn album Honey. Find Caroline's new podcast ...Show More

39:48 | Oct 24th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga version of A Star is Born (1:37), the Netflix sitcom The Good Place (21:31) and the first series of Bojack Horseman (32:59). McSweeney on Lady Gaga's guttural howl in the song "Shallow". For ne...Show More

39:37 | Oct 17th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the new This Country special "The Aftermath" (2:50), the Channel 4 drama The Bisexual (13:21) and Jodie Whittaker's debut in Doctor Who (27:46)

40:29 | Oct 9th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the Netflix series Maniac (3:08), the Channel 4 reality show The Circle (14:26) and the true crime podcast Dr Death (29:33). For next time: we are watching Jodie Whittaker's first outing as the Doctor in "The Woman Who Fell ...Show More

41:36 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the BBC America thriller Killing Eve (extremely mild spoilers from 6:41), the rom com Crazy Rich Asians (19:01) and Shane Dawson's YouTube series on Jeffree Star (28:56).

38:15 | Sep 25th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the much-hyped BBC drama Bodyguard (1:42), the disappointing return of The Great British Bake Off (21:17) and Gemma Collins' appearance on Celebrity Masterchef (29:17).

44:15 | Sep 12th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the HBO series Sharp Objects (3:11, full spoilers from 8:47), the Netflix animated series Disenchantment (22:38) and the 2010 film Beginners (31:47).

43:17 | Aug 29th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the Netflix film To All The Boys I've Loved Before (8:48), Mitski's fifth album Be the Cowboy (21:39) and the 1982 Dustin Hoffman film Tootsie (33:29).

50:39 | Aug 21st, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the ABBA musical sequel Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again (6:43), Ariana Grande's fourth studio album Sweetener (21:23) and the Slate pop culture podcast Decoder Ring (34:52).

1:09:51 | Aug 14th, 2018

Our holiday is nearly over, and we'll be back with a brand new episode next week, but for now, enjoy this trip back in time to our second bumper Harry Potter special from June 2017. For the 100th episode of SRSLY, we revisited the Harry Potter books,...Show More

32:10 | Jul 18th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Hannah Gadsby's Netflix comedy special Nanette (1:42), the Pixar animated sequel Incredibles 2 (14:49) and the Let's Eat Grandma album I'm All Ears (26:04). For next time: We are listening to the Slate podcast Decoder Ring.

33:56 | Jul 10th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Whitney, Kevin Macdonald's tell-all documentary about Whitney Houston (2:10), the new series of Netflix's Glow (15:39), and the Ali Wong comedy special Hard Knock Wife (26:18).

38:07 | Jun 26th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss all-women heist spin-off Ocean's 8 (5:42), the new series of the Netflix reality show Queer Eye (19:00), and the first album from Snail Mail (31:24).

36:24 | Jun 19th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss series two of The Handmaid's Tale (8:27), the Netflix romcom Set It Up (16:55), and the true crime podcast West Cork (27:06).

38:57 | Jun 12th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss A Very English Scandal (6:42), the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel On Chesil Beach (16:20), and the 2001 rom com Kate & Leopold (28:33).

02:06 | Jun 5th, 2018

We're having a week off, but we'd love to hear your thoughts about the future of the show. Tell us what you think works about the podcast and what doesn't at srslypod.com/survey, or get in touch on Twitter @srslypod, on facebook.com/srslypod, on srsl...Show More

33:56 | May 30th, 2018

For the May book club episode, Caroline and Anna discuss The Illumination of Ursula Flight — a fast-paced historical novel set in Restoration-era London about a young woman trying to become a playwright — and talk to the author, Anna-Marie Crowhurst ...Show More

1:07:32 | May 22nd, 2018

We're returning to the SRSLY Gilmore Girls special! Anna, Caroline and special gusts devote a whole hour to the world of Stars Hollow. Plus, there is also some discussion of the Royal wedding, and updates about future book club episodes and new early...Show More

38:29 | May 15th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the Arctic Monkeys album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the Scandinavian TV thriller The Bridge and the mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Find the show notes at srslypod.com/episodes/144 and subscribe on Apple Po...Show More

38:00 | May 8th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the film Tully, the Netflix lady stoner drama Dude and The Bright Sessions podcast.

31:27 | May 1st, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the podcast drama Sandra, Janelle Monae's new album Dirty Computer and the BBC game show The Button.

32:32 | Apr 24th, 2018

For the April book club episode, Caroline and Anna discuss The Cost of Living — a work of living autobiography about writing, gender and rebuilding a life — and talk to the author, Deborah Levy. Join in on #SRSLYbookclub.

40:36 | Apr 17th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the horror film A Quiet Place, the second series of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events and the ITV reality show Bromans.

36:38 | Apr 10th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the Wes Anderson film Isle of Dogs, the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence and the Tyler the Creator album Flower Boy.

27:40 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Caroline and Anna have — finally — seen the London production of Hamilton, so of course they had to discuss it in serious detail.

42:55 | Mar 27th, 2018

For the March book club episode, Caroline and Anna discuss Eat Up! — a great work of food writing that aims to get us all to change how we think about eating and pleasure — and talk to the author, Ruby Tandoh. Join in on #SRSLYbookclub. Find the show...Show More

37:04 | Mar 20th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss The Shape of Water, the upcoming mockumentary series Cunk on Britain and the much-recommended Australian comedy Please Like Me.

56:38 | Mar 13th, 2018

What does it mean to make feminism part of your brand? Can celebrities every truly champion women’s empowerment, or has #feminism just become a way to sell you an overpriced t shirt? Caroline and Anna were joined live on stage at the WOW Festival at ...Show More

44:55 | Mar 5th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the winners and losers at the 2018 Oscars, the BBC Three comedy This Country and the daytime detective drama Shakespeare and Hathaway.

54:02 | Feb 27th, 2018

For the February book club episode, Caroline and Anna discuss The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle — an Agatha Christie-esque detective story with a body-hopping, time-travelling twist — and talk to the author, Stuart Turton. Join in on #SRSLYbookcl...Show More

34:37 | Feb 20th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Greta Gerwig's film Lady Bird, the BBC police drama Collateral, and the Irish comedy Young Offenders.

30:21 | Feb 13th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the BBC supernatural horror series Requiem, the Netflix reboot Queer Eye and the Cartoon Network animated series Over the Garden Wall. You can sign up for Caroline's newsletter about podcast here: nocomplaints.substack.com.

38:51 | Feb 6th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Phantom Thread, the dark TV comedy The End of the F***ing World and the Welsh language detective drama Craith. Plus, they announced the next book for the SRSLY Book Club.

42:52 | Jan 30th, 2018

For the January book club episode, Caroline and Anna discuss The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd — a thriller with a pop culture true crime twist. We review the book, interview the author and read out some of the listener reactions to the story. Join in o...Show More

51:00 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Steven Spielberg's The Post, the second series of the dark TV comedy Search Party and the Netflix remake of Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It.

40:54 | Jan 17th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls. Plus, they revisit Arrested Development and check in on the SRSLY Book Club.

33:43 | Jan 9th, 2018

Caroline and Anna discuss the BBC crime drama McMafia and series 4 of Black Mirror. Plus, they introduce a new feature for 2018: the SRSLY Book Club! Make sure you listen to the end of the episode to hear all about it. Find the show notes at srslypod...Show More

46:43 | Dec 26th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the pick of this year's festive TV offering, including Little Women, The Miniaturist, Crooked House, Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, The Highway Rat and Black Mirror.

1:11:53 | Dec 19th, 2017

Caroline and Anna examine the major adaptations of Jane Austen's iconic novel, Emma. Who is the best Mr Knightley? Why does anyone fancy Frank Churchill? Where does Clueless fit in? We explore all this and more with special guests Emma Whipday and Al...Show More

35:17 | Dec 12th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the beautiful romance Call Me By Your Name, the documentary Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist and the BBC podcast Tracks.

37:14 | Dec 5th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Louis Tomlinson's new single "Miss You" and the Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace.

33:53 | Nov 28th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Billie Jean King film Battle of the Sexes, the festive Netflix original A Christmas Prince and the ethical minefield that is The Good Place.

33:46 | Nov 21st, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the BBC sitcom Motherland and the instagram satire film Ingrid Goes West, before rediscovering the 1984 series Robin of Sherwood.

41:02 | Nov 14th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new Taylor Swift album Reputation, the third series of Detectorists, and the 2000 series Freaks and Geeks.

36:32 | Nov 7th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the Netflix documentary Joan Didion: The Center Cannot Hold and the Taika Watiti film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

37:47 | Oct 31st, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new series of Stranger Things, the latest superhero movie from Marvel and the pilot of Amy Sherman-Palladino's new Amazon show.

45:19 | Oct 24th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new Philip Pullman book (with many spoilers 1:00 - 24:00), series three of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the queer Yorkshire romance film God's Own Country.

35:11 | Oct 17th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss St Vincent's new album Masseduction, Louis Theroux's Dark States documentaries and revisit the HBO mini series Big Little Lies.

36:44 | Oct 10th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Netflix documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson, the BBC Three vlog-style drama Overshadowed and Lisa Owens' novel Not Working.

42:39 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Myers rom com Home Again, the Jane Fonda-Robert Redford film Our Souls at Night and the music podcast Dissect.

34:51 | Sep 27th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the return of Broad City, the murder mystery film Wind River and Russian chamber prog duo iamthemorning.

59:56 | Sep 19th, 2017

Who are your problematic faves? What do they want? How can they be stopped? Live on stage at the London Podcast Festival, Caroline and Anna discuss one of the biggest dilemma in pop culture: what to do when you discover that your fave is problematic.

36:18 | Sep 12th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new non-BBC series of The Great British Bake Off, listen to the new Anna of the North album Lovers and try out the Japanese reality show Terrace House.

18:55 | Sep 5th, 2017

Caroline and Anna answer your questions, including important queries such as why is the podcast's logo a dalmatian, and why hasn't Anna watched Buffy?

36:41 | Aug 29th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss this year's Edinburgh Festival, the BBC TV adaptation of JK Rowling's crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling and the radio comedy Love in Recovery.

32:59 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss The Emoji Movie, the BBC period comedy Quacks and the Perfume Genius album No Shape.

36:34 | Aug 15th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss Kesha's long-awaited new album Rainbow, the BBC Three mockumentary Coconut and Leanne Shapton's memoir Swimming Studies.

34:43 | Aug 8th, 2017

Caroline and Anna have a great time with Girls Trip, analyse the crime drama sequel Top of the Lake: China Girl and recommend some great podcasts from the ShoutOut network.

49:09 | Aug 1st, 2017

Caroline and Anna go back to recent TV favourites Master of None, Search Party, Catastrophe and Skam to review all their episodes (spoilers everywhere).

36:47 | Jul 25th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, the BBC cookery show Nadiya's British Food Adventure and the mumps episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

31:51 | Jul 18th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss "Dragonstone", the first episode of Game of Thrones series 7 (spoilers abound), the new Haim album Something to Tell You and the RSC play Queen Anne.

39:30 | Jul 10th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Edgar Wright film Baby Driver, the Netflix feature Okja and the BBC drama Happy Valley. Find the show notes at srslypod.com/episodes/101.

1:09:50 | Jun 29th, 2017

For the 100th episode of SRSLY, we revist the Harry Potter series, taking a closer look at creatures, family, wizarding media, magical home life and the romances of the series. Plus: favourite obscure characters and a dramatic fanfic reading.

28:31 | Jun 27th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Netflix wrestling series GLOW, the web series FANtasies and the millennial crime drama Search Party.

38:54 | Jun 20th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing show Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.

30:58 | Jun 13th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the fifth series of Orange is the New Black, the new SZA album Ctrl and the Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe.

28:48 | Jun 6th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss Wonder Woman, the BBC series White Gold and the Channel 4 comedy Flowers.

37:07 | May 30th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Salazar's Revenge, the BBC series Three Girls and the Channel 4 series Loaded.

28:44 | May 24th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the debut solo single from Liam Payne, the Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the David Lynch film Mulholland Drive.

34:35 | May 16th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the debut solo album from Harry Styles, the Netflix series Anne with an E and the novel Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic. Find the show notes at srslypod.com/episodes/93.

29:08 | May 9th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss Master of None, the BBC Three series Can't Cope Won't Cope and the podcast The Black Tapes.

33:55 | May 2nd, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the Netflix series Dear White People and the mobile game Lumino City.

31:20 | Apr 25th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the final episode of Girls, the black cabbie documentary The Knowledge and the true crime podcast My Favorite Murder.

1:15:26 | Apr 18th, 2017

We're returning to the Friends SRSLY special! Anna, Caroline and special guests discuss why Ross is The Worst, economics, political correctness, friendship, and the show's legacy. [04.40] Ross (Barbara Speed, Stephen Bush) [19:02] Economics (Helen L...Show More

32:56 | Apr 11th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Harry Styles’s new single “Sign of the Times”, the French horror film Raw and HBO TV show This is Us.. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/89 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter* tw...Show More

32:49 | Apr 4th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, the new BBC adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall and the graphic novel Becoming Unbecoming. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/88 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id...Show More

28:58 | Mar 28th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the horror film Get Out, teen drama Riverdale and the mobile game Prune. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/87 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter* twitter.com/srslypod *Facebook* fac...Show More

33:34 | Mar 21st, 2017

We chat Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, the ethically dubious podcast Missing Richard Simmons and HBO crime drama The Night Of. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/86 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt...Show More

26:52 | Mar 14th, 2017

We take a critical look at Ed Sheeran’s new album, ÷, the Netflix original series Love and the Terence Malik film Days of Heaven. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/85 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter* twitt...Show More

27:12 | Mar 7th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss Kelly Reichardt’s Montana movie Certain Women and the BBC Three drama Cliquediscuss all the action from the Oscars. Plus: we get our revenge with MTV campus rape drama Sweet/Vicious. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/84 *...Show More

34:45 | Feb 27th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss all the action from the Oscars. Plus: we give out own personal pop culture awards. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/83 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter* twitter.com/srslypod *Fac...Show More

33:52 | Feb 21st, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the hotly-tipped Oscar favourite Moonlight, the Norwegian teen drama Skam and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/82 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter*...Show More

32:28 | Feb 14th, 2017

This week, we chat about biopic Hidden Figures, BBC drama The Moorside and the album Process by Sampha. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/81 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter* twitter.com/srslypod *Facebook...Show More

37:30 | Feb 7th, 2017

This week, we discuss Netflix's suburban horror series, Santa Clarita Diet, the Oscar-nominated biopic Loving, and the adventure game 80 Days. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/80 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *T...Show More

29:08 | Jan 31st, 2017

We chat Oscar-nominated biopic Lion, BBC Three comedy Witless and Daisy Johnson’s short story collection Fen. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/79 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter* twitter.com/srslypod *Fa...Show More

31:54 | Jan 24th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the new Jackie Kennedy biopic, sexy BBC thriller Apple Tree Yard and nerdy sitcom Silicon Valley. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/78 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt=2 *Twitter* twitter.com...Show More

30:30 | Jan 17th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the new CBBC version of The Worst Witch and the MTV podcast Speed Dial. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/77 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id101440...Show More

29:50 | Jan 10th, 2017

Caroline and Anna discuss Tom Hardy’s period drama Taboo, the musical delights of La La Land and a children’s TV throwback with The Box of Delights. *Show notes* srslypod.com/episodes/76 *Subscribe* itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srsly/id1014404879?mt...Show More

35:04 | Jan 3rd, 2017

We pick our TV and film highlights for the coming year, review the first episode of series 4 of Sherlock, and enjoy Sara Taylor’s short story collection The Shore.

31:31 | Dec 27th, 2016

Caroline and Anna discuss this year's slightly sleuth-heavy festive TV offering, including Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution, Jonathan Creek, Grantchester, To Walk Invisible and Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes.

57:14 | Dec 24th, 2016

In honour of the festive season, Caroline and Anna revisit that problematic Christmas fave Love, Actually, with a little help from friends of the podcast Anoosh Chakelian, Barbara Speed, Stephen Bush and Jonn Elledge.

44:29 | Dec 20th, 2016

Look what we did, ya little jerks! That's right, a Home Alone special! We're joined by Stephanie Boland, Simran Hans, India Bourke and Jonn Elledge to discuss coming-of-age, violence, consumerism and more in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New Y...Show More

28:59 | Dec 13th, 2016

We chat chlamydia comedy Lovesick, the Zayn and Taylor Swift duet “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” and Netflix’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

30:47 | Dec 6th, 2016

We chat Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, teen movie The Edge of Seventeen and the 2015 film Maggie’s Plan.

34:08 | Nov 29th, 2016

This week, we finally discuss Netflix revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life! Plus, a new graphic memoir by Grace Wilson and 1938 classic Bringing Up Baby.

31:26 | Nov 22nd, 2016

This week, we discuss new Potterverse film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the BBC adaptation of Zadie Smith's novel NW and Tavi Gevinson's Infinity Diaries.

54:38 | Nov 15th, 2016

In honour of the forthcoming Netflix revival, we devote a whole episode to the world of Gilmore Girls.

28:29 | Nov 8th, 2016

We discuss Netflix royal family drama The Crown, the Ali Smith “Brexit” novel Autumn and the 2012 French film Populaire.

27:41 | Nov 1st, 2016

We discuss teen Doctor Who spin-off Class, true crime podcast In the Dark and Laurie Anderson's experimental musical film Heart of the Dog.

26:27 | Oct 25th, 2016

We chat series 3 of Black Mirror, new E4 horror-comedy Crazyhead, and the 2011 romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love.

34:45 | Oct 18th, 2016

This week, we chat Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, The Divine Comedy’s Foreverland album and tour, and the “Two Swords” episode of Game of Thrones.

32:22 | Oct 11th, 2016

We discuss new film The Girl on the Train, Marvel-Netflix production Luke Cage and 1985 teen movie The Sure Thing.

27:17 | Oct 4th, 2016

On the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox, Solange Knowles’ album A Seat at the Table and ITV drama The Bletchley Circle.

30:03 | Sep 27th, 2016

We look ahead to the exciting new TV shows coming out in the rest of the year, watch ITV's new period drama Victoria and read Joan Didion's grief memoir The Year of Magical Thinking.

30:21 | Sep 21st, 2016

Our views on the current series of GBBO so far, the new Bridget Jones film, and a heart-breaking Netflix documentary about end-of-life care.

25:57 | Sep 13th, 2016

We chat BBC sitcom pilot Motherland, Isabel Greenberg’s new graphic novel and Buzzfeed’s video series “Ladylike”.

26:40 | Sep 6th, 2016

We chat the new Eimear McBride novel, Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix take on the 1970s Bronx music scene and a film starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney.

1:07:10 | Aug 30th, 2016

Disappointed by 2016's paltry crop of summer blockbusters? Never fear – Caroline and Anna are here with recommendations of what to watch while it’s still hot.

31:09 | Aug 23rd, 2016

We talk about Frank Ocean's three new works, including his latest studio album, Blonde, the new film adaption of Swallows & Amazons, and 1970s classic BBC TV show All Creatures Great and Small.

30:34 | Aug 16th, 2016

We chat BBC Three’s Fleabag, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG, and Channel 4 dating show Naked Attraction.

33:44 | Aug 9th, 2016

This week, we chat Netflix original series Stranger Things, Pixar's sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, and Federico Fellini's 1963 film 8½.

36:03 | Aug 2nd, 2016

This week: a spoiler-filled dissection of the new Harry Potter play David Bowie at the Proms, and agony aunt column Ask Polly. Skip the first 21 mins to avoid HP spoilers!

38:09 | Jul 26th, 2016

We chat Anthony Horowitz police procedural New Blood, the Absolutely Fabulous movie and the 2005 film Bewitched by Nora Ephron. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Barbara Speed)

35:56 | Jul 19th, 2016

We chat the new Ghostbusters reboot, series four of Netflix original Orange is the New Black and Janet Malcolm’s book about Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Silent Woman. Show notes: bit.ly/29WRZoH

33:32 | Jul 5th, 2016

For our first birthday, we look back over the last year of podcasting, and the pop culture highlights and lowlights of the last 12 months.

30:04 | Jun 28th, 2016

We chat The Great British Sewing Bee, read new novel The Essex Serpent and revisit 2013's The Lady Vanishes.

15:26 | Jun 21st, 2016

Caroline is joined for this special episode of SRSLY by Alex Hern, tech reporter of the Guardian, who tells us all about why he is very, very serious about the cyberpunk living card game Netrunner. Show notes: http://bit.ly/28KvJjH

30:48 | Jun 14th, 2016

Caroline and Anna discuss the huge excitement that is the new Harry Potter play (spoiler free - 04:35)), Jane Austen movie adaptation Love and Friendship (14:04), and the latest Louis Theroux documentary (22:09). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1Ub5F56

32:27 | Jun 7th, 2016

Caroline and Anna discuss BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders, the Turkish-French film Mustang and Tina Fey sitcom 30 Rock. More info and show notes: http://bit.ly/1Y3lf24

30:29 | May 24th, 2016

We chat Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s literary memoir (04:30), our histories on the internet (13:05), and an Oscar-winning 2009 Argentinian thriller (23:19). Show notes: http://bit.ly/20BbQhz

34:15 | May 17th, 2016

Caroline and Anna discuss Maggie Nelson's memoir The Argonauts (7:10), TV series Jane the Virgin (17:06) and the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom (25:44). Shownotes: http://tinyurl.com/h34qezh

31:09 | May 10th, 2016

We chat The Hollow Crown (04:17), Not By Accident, a podcast about middle-aged single motherhood (16:22), and Cry Baby, a John Waters musical comedy spoof starring Johnny Depp (23:05). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1s39jRJ

33:46 | May 3rd, 2016

We chat Drake’s new album Views (08:45), BBC Three comedy-drama Witless (14:22) and the first ever episode of The West Wing (24:15). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1q0eDnP

33:40 | Apr 26th, 2016

On Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade (02:50), Bake Off spin-off Crème de la Crème (13:45) and serial killer thriller Zodiac (22:30). Shownotes: http://bit.ly/1XW1lo1

32:36 | Apr 19th, 2016

We chat one-take film Victoria (05:15), BBC drama Undercover (16:00) and mobile game Monument Valley (26:00). (Spoiler warning: this week, we recommend you watch Victoria and Undercover before listening.) Shownotes: http://bit.ly/1NkYOmA

33:24 | Apr 12th, 2016

We talk: BBC drama The A Word (05:40), the first novel in Barbara Mertz’ Amelia Peabody series (13:10) and crime drama Luther (24:00). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1Q4UOkC

39:27 | Apr 5th, 2016

Caroline and Anna go deep on Zayn’s first solo album Mind of Mine (05:10), Disney animated film Zootropolis (14:43) and Lev Grossman’s magical thriller The Magicians (25:35). Shownotes: http://bit.ly/1V8VNrW

34:46 | Mar 29th, 2016

This week, we chat ITV's Doctor Thorne (03:30), Female Friendship Week on the New Statesman website (13:40), and the debut album from the British band Alt-J (27:10). Shownotes: http://bit.ly/1ZL05W2

33:11 | Mar 22nd, 2016

This week, we chat BBC Three's kidnap drama Thirteen (03:13), stop motion animated movie Anomalisa (15:10) and Alan Rickman-directed film A Little Chaos (23:20). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1SfXuju

33:20 | Mar 15th, 2016

This week, we chat fictional podcast serial Alice Isn't Dead (02:26), BBC thriller The Night Manager (11:02), and 1993 romcom Benny & Joon (23:35). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1S242lS

34:01 | Mar 8th, 2016

We chat The 1975's second album (04:30), The People v OJ Simpson (14:00) and Tina Fey/Steve Carell comedy Date Night (26:17). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1pvSsWN

36:33 | Mar 1st, 2016

We chat the Oscars, Coen brothers' film Hail, Caesar! (04:00), Radio 4 drama season Riot Girls (16:20), and the Brie Larson film Short Term 12 (29:45). Show notes: srslypod.com/blog/hail-channing

29:45 | Feb 23rd, 2016

This week, we discuss the new Netflix romcom series Love (02:30), new film A Bigger Splash (12:30), and Shonda Rhimes's Year of Yes (22:00). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1KHqtNs

34:40 | Feb 15th, 2016

This week, we discuss Kanye West's bizarre album launch/fashion show (2:05), Reggie Yates's Extreme UK: Men at War (11:50), and Ali Smith's Public Library and Other Stories (25:10). Show notes: bit.ly/1QFVpKq

32:19 | Feb 8th, 2016

We discuss awards season's big trio: the Oscars, the BAFTAs, and, of course, the SRSLYs.

1:15:07 | Feb 1st, 2016

It's a Friends SRSLY special! Anna, Caroline and special guests talk Ross is The Worst, economics, political correctness, friendship, and the show's legacy. [04.40] Ross (Barbara Speed, Stephen Bush) [19:02] Economics (Helen Lewis, Jonn Elledge) [29...Show More

38:11 | Jan 25th, 2016

Caroline and Anna chat important men biopics (pecs?!) The Revenant and The Big Short (3:35), James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke (18:30), and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (29:39).

39:15 | Jan 18th, 2016

This week, we discuss the film Room (04:03), Marvel's Jessica Jones (18:26), and children's cartoon Sheep in the Big City (31:43). Show notes: bit.ly/1ZwxNwK

39:27 | Jan 11th, 2016

Caroline and Anna chat the Netflix documentary phenomenon Making a Murderer (05:30), Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (19:15), and the film Quartet (27:50). Shownotes: http://bit.ly/1ULEtpm

40:05 | Jan 4th, 2016

Caroline and Anna discuss the new Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper film Joy, the Sherlock special, and Channel 4 series First Dates. Show notes: http://bit.ly/1TA6MXx

40:27 | Dec 28th, 2015

Caroline and Anna discuss this year's festive TV offering, plus listener recommendations for the best films to watch at Christmas. Show notes: http://bit.ly/1n2cOpv

56:08 | Dec 21st, 2015

It's the first of two SRSLY Christmas specials! First up, we revisit Love, Actually in great detail, with a little help from our friends. Joining Caroline and Anna are: Anoosh Chakelian, Barbara Speed, Stephen Bush, Jonn Elledge. Show notes: http://b...Show More

46:52 | Dec 14th, 2015

We chat the BBC adaptation of Capital, find joy in Rainbow Rowell’s novels Fangirl and Carry On, and get our teeth into Adventure Time.

40:53 | Dec 7th, 2015

Caroline and Anna go searching for the secrets of life and death with Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein, sniff out success with Leslie Knope, and track down treasure with the Detectorists. Show notes: http://bit.ly/1IA920b

40:17 | Nov 30th, 2015

Caroline and Anna talk albums from Joanna Newsom, Bjork and Grimes, Todd Haynes film Carol, and comedy web series Ex-Best. Show notes: http://bit.ly/1jtzIDL

39:23 | Nov 23rd, 2015

We discuss teen horror TV show Scream Queens (02:15), the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van (14:30) and the children’s dog-based literary-TV crossover Wishbone (32:10). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1MOvMps

38:15 | Nov 16th, 2015

Caroline and Anna chat the film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn, Aziz Ansari's new show Master of None, and the 2005 film Transamerica. Show notes: bit.ly/1PLJm1a

43:25 | Nov 9th, 2015

We discuss historical TV sensation Outlander, otherworldly podcast Welcome to Night Vale and Chris Kraus’ epistolary novel I Love Dick. Show notes: http://bit.ly/1MWp1Yb

37:15 | Oct 26th, 2015

This week, we talk modern dystopia The Lobster, fangirl over Lorde, and remember 90s sitcom on As Time Goes By.

43:23 | Oct 20th, 2015

We discuss Suffragette, the Channel 4 TV series Chewing Gum, and Kim Kardashian’s Selfish. Show notes: http://bit.ly/1kpguAk

41:58 | Oct 12th, 2015

We discuss the Robert De Niro-Anne Hathaway film The Intern, the very last series of Downton Abbey, and Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novel Lolly Willowes. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1hC3Zzj

46:50 | Oct 6th, 2015

We discuss Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth, the recent BBC adaptations of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Cider with Rosie, and reminisce about teen movie Shakespeare retelling She’s the Man. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz). Show notes: http://bit.ly/...Show More

44:51 | Sep 29th, 2015

We talk the patronising critical reaction to Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift cover album, why we love The Great British Bake Off, and The Lives of Christopher Chant by Dianna Wynne Jones.

47:55 | Sep 22nd, 2015

This week the past haunts the present: we talk about new film 45 Years, the This Is England series and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. Show notes: http://bit.ly/1j6mBc1

38:54 | Sep 17th, 2015

Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz talk genre-twisting action movie American Ultra, new Channel 4 series Hunted and BBC Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure. Also: what TV shows you should watch if you're ill, sequels vs "original" screenplays and how g...Show More

41:36 | Sep 7th, 2015

This week, we talk Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy, the BBC’s new sitcom Boy Meets Girl and the Carol Morley film The Falling. Show notes: bit.ly/1EMeAmy

34:50 | Aug 31st, 2015

This week, we talk Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marvel's Agent Carter, and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz). Show notes: bit.ly/1hQy2V3

43:13 | Aug 24th, 2015

We ask: who is Margo Roth Spiegelman? Is this the end of One Direction? Who killed Elsie Frost? And why should you be watching Broad City? (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz). Show notes: bit.ly/1hYB4Gr

36:49 | Aug 17th, 2015

We get all weepy over Pixar's Inside Out, delve into the world of the Cumberfandom, and get acquainted with The Wicked and the Divine. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz). Show notes: http://bit.ly/1KtdpEO

37:35 | Jul 27th, 2015

We talk Taylor vs Nicki, the therapeutic qualities of My Mad Fat Diary, the gender issues in Marvel's Ant-Man and applaud the way Obvious Child handles abortion. With Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Barbara Speed and Stephen Bush. Show notes: ht...Show More

41:13 | Jul 20th, 2015

This week, SRSLY comes to you from the Latitude festival in Suffolk. Plus, we chat about Harper Lee's new book, Go Set a Watchman, and get all flustered by Showtime's Masters of Sex. With: Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Erica Wagner. Show notes...Show More

41:29 | Jul 13th, 2015

We analyse the many layers of Arnold Schwarzenegger, examine Sense8's overly sentimental moments, and wish that Rookie magazine had come along ten years earlier. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Yo Zushi, Caroline Criado-Perez). Show notes: http...Show More

37:07 | Jul 6th, 2015

In this week’s episode, we discuss Rihanna’s new video, our love for Magic Mike XXL and why Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice totally works on YouTube. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, June Eric-Udorie) Show notes: http://bit.ly/1gjOigd

30:58 | Jun 29th, 2015

This week, we talk the new Amy Winehouse biopic, discover our inner Directioner, and try our hardest to read E L James's Grey. (Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Kate Mossman). The links to what we discuss in the show can be found here: http://bit...Show More

1:10:04 | Jun 29th, 2015

In this special New Statesman/SRSLY collaboration, the NS team explore the politics, economics, and pedagogy of the Harry Potter series. (Helen Lewis, Caroline Crampton, Anna Leszkiewicz, Stephen Bush, Stephanie Boland, Barbara Speed, Jonn Elledge)