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Monocle culture editor Robert Bound takes an international look at the latest in film, music and the arts. Plus – weekly Midori House music sessions.

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Robert Bound gets the lowdown on storytelling phenomenon The Moth with bestselling author Neil Gaiman, meets abstract painter Sean Scully, and enjoys a Midori House session from Boston-born dream-folk artist Marissa Nadler.

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151 1 Sep 2014
00:57:12

Robert Bound gets the lowdown on storytelling phenomenon The Moth with bestselling author Neil Gaiman, meets abstract painter Sean Scully, and enjoys a Midori House session from Boston-born dream-folk artist Marissa Nadler.

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150 25 Aug 2014
00:54:20

Robert Bound assesses the best value for money in cultural performance with David Jays, editor of the Dance Gazette. We also report from this year’s Liverpool Biennial, visit Kosovo-based film festival Dokufest, head to Berlin to discover Readux, who make pocket-sized books to accompany you around the city, and we get our music fix at Canada’s Edmonton Folk Festival.

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149 18 Aug 2014
00:53:49

Green Man festival special: Robert Bound and the culture team head to Green Man festival in Wales with music chats and sessions from Jeffrey Lewis, Daughter, Julie Byrne, Happyness and Nick Mulvey. Plus, we learn about the festival lifestyle with Pete Paphides, hear how to curate a comedy tent with Henry Widdicombe, peruse the event’s mighty ale selection with Pete Brown, and we also meet Dr Roger Kneebone to understand why surgery is finding its way out into the fields.

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148 11 Aug 2014
00:54:34

Folk special: Robert Bound investigates the weird and wonderful world of folk traditions including a music chat with journalist Jude Rogers and trips to some of the UK’s quirkier festivals and ceremonies including Whitstable Oyster Festival and Swan Upping. We also learn how Morris dancing skipped its way from the UK to the US, and there’s a live session from folk legend Richard Thompson.

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147 4 Aug 2014
01:00:00

Piano-virtuoso Chilly Gonzales gives Robert Bound a piano lesson, we head to the V&A’s latest exhibition Disobedient Objects to discover how protest can inspire creativity in art and design, hear from the Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden, and novelist Alex Preston drops by to tell us about his new book In Love and War.

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146 28 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Robert Bound meets music-business impresario Shep Gordon – star of the new Mike Myers documentary Supermensch, talks Blaxploitation soundtracks with Edward Griffiths, we also get the lowdown on auteur filmmaking with Mark Herbert of Warp Films, hear about the weirder side of horror with Michael Blyth of the BFI, and enjoy a session from Scottish troubadour King Creosote.

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145 21 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Monocle culture editor Robert Bound meets the mind behind London’s Secret Cinema events ahead of one of their most audacious plans yet, talks to author and journalist Simon Heffer, and enjoys a Midori House session from celebrated French musician Sébastien Tellier.

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144 14 Jul 2014
01:00:00

We meet the men behind Global Breakfast Radio, a station that streams shows from wherever it's breakfast time in the world. Peter White of ‘Broadcast’ magazine drops by to talk TV formats and CBC's Matt Galloway tells us how he gets up in the morning to present his radio show. We also visit radio stations in Vienna and Socotra.

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143 7 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Robert Bound chats with Irish art-dealer Lorcan O’Neill about his new gallery in Rome, we hear about the forgotten genius of US street-photographer Vivian Maier, get the lowdown on Portugal’s fado music – the saddest tunes in the world – and perk up with a Midori House session from Boston soul and jazz types, Lake Street Dive.

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142 30 Jun 2014
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Robert Bound sits down with artist Tracey Emin to discuss the sale of her iconic unmade bed, writer Will Hodgkinson discusses his formative years in English suburbia, we meet filmmaker Tom Berninger and his brother Matt – lead singer for US band the National, and enjoy a visit from country-music royalty, Holly Williams, in our Midori House session.

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141 23 Jun 2014
01:00:00

King of the camera Wolfgang Tillmans drops in to tell us about his life in photography, we also head to Art Basel to discover the best new contemporary art, review this year’s NXNE festival in Toronto, and get pitch-perfect at the Edinburgh Pitch festival. Plus, a live Midori House session from New Zealand indie-folk trio, Tiny Ruins.

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140 16 Jun 2014
01:00:00

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the mastermind behind ‘Amelie’ drops by to tell us about his new film, ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’. We also discover Beirut’s burgeoning indie music scene, and visit a sound-art exhibition inside a wind tunnel in the south of England. Plus, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor provides live music from his new album.

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