Schedule

00:01 on air

Global Music

01:01 on air

The Sessions at Midori House

We welcome the best new band in the world: Sunflower Bean. This cool-as-anything New York three-piece look like they mean business and sound like they have a very good record collection starring Television, The Velvet Underground, The Pretenders and The Cure. In one of our loudest ever Sessions at Midori House, Sunflower Bean play tracks from their brand new album ‘Human Ceremony’.

01:15 on air

Global Music

03:01 on air

The Curator

We look back at the highlights from the past seven days on Monocle 24, including renowned product designer Tom Dixon on Toronto’s Interior Design Show. We also listen to British actor and author Richard E Grant discuss his memoirs on the classic ‘Withnail & I’. Plus: Oliviero Toscani reveals what feeds his creativity.

04:01 on air

Global Music

05:01 on air

The Stack

One of the legends of his field, George Lois is often considered the original “Mad Man”. He’s credited with developing the political brand of Robert Kennedy and helping to spearhead what became known as the “creative revolution” in US advertising. Plus: his work for ‘Esquire’ magazine resulted in no less than 38 iconic covers, immortalised in an exhibition at New York’s Moma.

05:30 on air

Global Music

06:01 on air

The Foreign Desk

Polls are not always accurate and in the US they are more regular and more detailed than everywhere else. But can polling actually shape a campaign, rather than merely reflect it? In this special edition of ‘The Foreign Desk’ from New York we look at the upcoming US elections and ask why polling is important. Featuring Jason Husser from the Elon University Poll; Dr Frank Newport, editor in chief of The Gallup Poll; and Azi Paybarah from Politico New York.

06:30 on air

Global Music

07:01 on air

Meet the Writers

This week on ‘Meet The Writers’ we welcome two guests. Journalist, author and former politician Peter Sichrovsky founded Austria’s liberal newspaper ‘Der Standard’ and then joined the right-wing Freedom party. He’s written more than 15 books, the most famous of which looks at the descendants of Nazis; his new work is a collection of short stories about love in a post-Holocaust world. Katherine Sheers is a mother, a lover of silk and a lingerie designer. She’s produced a book on intimate apparel and she tells us her own love story, from designing for Victoria’s Secret in a Chinese industrial town to coming home to marry the boy next door.

08:02 on air

The Weekend Edition

08:30 on air

The Menu

We get an Italian recipe for great craft beer, learn how England can rival the region of Champagne when it comes to sparkling wine and get the week’s news from ‘Food Republic’.

09:02 on air

The Big Interview

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche sits down with Steve Bloomfield to discuss his early years in his native Ireland and moving to the US. He also talks about working with some of the greatest names in the field, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, and explains why retirement is not on his mind.

09:30 on air

The Weekend Edition

11:02 on air

The Sessions at Midori House

We welcome the best new band in the world: Sunflower Bean. This cool-as-anything New York three-piece look like they mean business and sound like they have a very good record collection starring Television, The Velvet Underground, The Pretenders and The Cure. In one of our loudest ever Sessions at Midori House, Sunflower Bean play tracks from their brand new album ‘Human Ceremony’.

11:15 on air

The Weekend Edition

12:02 on air

The Monocle Weekly

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound discuss this week’s sale of a Francis Bacon masterpiece with its seller, art writer Michael Peppiatt. Meanwhile, Italian film-director Luca Guadagnino talks through his new release ‘A Bigger Splash’, starring Tilda Swinton. Plus: Tim Ellison of London’s Postal Museum explains the historic quirk of sending a not-so-loved one a “Vinegar Valentine”.

13:02 on air

The Weekend Edition

14:02 on air

The Curator

We look back at the highlights from the past seven days on Monocle 24, including renowned product designer Tom Dixon on Toronto’s Interior Design Show. We also listen to British actor and author Richard E Grant discuss his memoirs on the classic ‘Withnail & I’. Plus: Oliviero Toscani reveals what feeds his creativity.

15:02 on air

The Weekend Edition

16:01 on air

The Bulletin with UBS

This week we pick apart pegged currencies and consider how the mechanisms and structures behind them come under pressure during times of market turbulence. We look at some contemporary problem areas and recall some famous historical examples of mechanisms that have unravelled.

16:15 on air

The Cinema Show

Spurred on by the paranoia of an America at war and the arrival of European film-makers in Hollywood, pulpy detective pot-boilers took on a genre of their own in the 1940s – and the classic film noir was born. Author and historian Eddie Muller discusses Bogart’s ‘In a Lonely Place’ (1950) and noir queen Lizabeth Scott. Plus: one Viennese cinema’s intimate love affair with 1949’s ‘The Third Man’.

16:45 on air

Global Music

18:01 on air

The Entrepreneurs

Seán Dagan Wood of ‘Positive News’ and designer Paul Blackburn explain how they rebranded the magazine for an evolving readership and Edward Neale tells us how his company Reunidas is rediscovering and reviving Brazil’s rich tailoring heritage. Plus: Winkreative’s Sally Oldfield explores the branding conundrums faced by a company when it matures beyond the start-up phase.​

18:30 on air

Section D

Our Toronto team bring us an episode on the design scene in Canada’s cultural capital. Four of Toronto’s finest tell us what makes the city’s design scene tick and we check out a dining-cum-design feast held at the Design Exchange museum. Plus: we talk to two international guests at the city’s Interior Design Show that took place at the end of January.

19:01 on air

Global Music

20:01 on air

Meet the Writers

This week on ‘Meet The Writers’ we welcome two guests. Journalist, author and former politician Peter Sichrovsky founded Austria’s liberal newspaper ‘Der Standard’ and then joined the right-wing Freedom party. He’s written more than 15 books, the most famous of which looks at the descendants of Nazis; his new work is a collection of short stories about love in a post-Holocaust world. Katherine Sheers is a mother, a lover of silk and a lingerie designer. She’s produced a book on intimate apparel and she tells us her own love story, from designing for Victoria’s Secret in a Chinese industrial town to coming home to marry the boy next door.

20:30 on air

Culture with Rob Bound

A picture’s worth a thousand words, they say, so how do political and topical cartoonists drill down into the core of a news story, a scandal or a cover-up to reveal its essence? How do they transform the news into something worthy of a laugh? We sit down with cartoonist Nick Newman, whose work appears in ‘The Sunday Times’, ‘Private Eye’ and ‘The Spectator’, and we find out why ABC in Australia has decided to commission a comic that tells the story of Isis and why getting caught being funny in Lebanon can land you in the slammer.

21:01 on air

Global Music

22:01 on air

The Big Interview

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche sits down with Steve Bloomfield to discuss his early years in his native Ireland and moving to the US. He also talks about working with some of the greatest names in the field, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, and explains why retirement is not on his mind.

22:30 on air

Global Music

23:01 on air

The Monocle Weekly

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound discuss this week’s sale of a Francis Bacon masterpiece with its seller, art writer Michael Peppiatt. Meanwhile, Italian film-director Luca Guadagnino talks through his new release ‘A Bigger Splash’, starring Tilda Swinton. Plus: Tim Ellison of London’s Postal Museum explains the historic quirk of sending a not-so-loved one a “Vinegar Valentine”.

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