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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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We meet the only man in the Spanish village of Sodeto who didn’t win big in the El Gordo lottery – so made a film about it. Plus, we're joined by The Waterboys’ Mike Scott, head down memory lane to an exhibition about those kid’s literary classics the Ladybird Books, and there's live music from Alex Burey.

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172 26 Jan 2015
00:55:08

We meet the only man in the Spanish village of Sodeto who didn’t win big in the El Gordo lottery – so made a film about it. Plus, we're joined by The Waterboys’ Mike Scott, head down memory lane to an exhibition about those kid’s literary classics the Ladybird Books, and there's live music from Alex Burey.

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171 19 Jan 2015
01:00:00

We discuss this year’s Oscar nominations with Karen Krizanovich, writer Gareth Murphy gives us a lesson in the history of the music industry, Canadian musician Dan Mangan plays a live session, and we head to Portland Oregon to find out about the ancient skill of Japanese tattooing. Plus, a nose around Madrid to sniff out ‘The Art of Scent 1889-2014'.

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170 12 Jan 2015
00:55:06

Documentary-maker Fred Wiseman introduces new film 'National Gallery', the team behind PJ Harvey’s upcoming album recording at Somerset House drop by and we speak to photo journalist Julius Schrank. Plus we assess a gay art tour of the Vatican and Laura Welsh performs tracks from her record Soft Control.

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169 5 Jan 2015
01:00:00

Gallerist David Zwirner talks to Robert Bound about the art of collecting, how he began his career and why he decided against becoming a jazz drummer. We also look to the year ahead in film with Little White Lies editor David Jenkins and documentary-maker Joshua Oppenheimer, take a tour of Beirut’s Sursock Museum, and there’s live music from Icelandic electro outfit GusGus.

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168 29 Dec 2014
00:55:02

Writer James Ellroy is in the studio with Georgina Godwin, we head to Spain to look at political broadcasting that's entertaining the masses of a Saturday night, hear from Nordic music maestro Joakim Haugland of Smalltown Supersound, and there's a live session from Mali's Kassé Mady Diabaté.

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167 22 Dec 2014
00:55:03

We revisit our highlights of 2014, including Boy George, the Green Man Festival and Tracey Emin. Plus: some of our favourite sessions from Gregory Porter, Anna Calvi and plenty more.

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166 15 Dec 2014
00:54:46

We explore one of this year’s biggest Christmas ad campaigns, visit the Singapore International Film Festival and report on artist David Shrigley’s new musical venture. Plus live music from Cristobal and the Sea.

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165 8 Dec 2014
00:53:47

Art Basel Miami Beach special: the best paintings, deals, and, of course, parties at Florida’s most flamboyant art fair. We meet the event’s director Marc Spiegler, speak to the many gallerists showing, head to satellite fair Nada, and learn how to make art rock with musicians TV on the Radio.

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164 1 Dec 2014
00:52:02

Three orchestras around the globe: one used in Spanish protests, another that straddles Lisbon and New York and is purely for the media, and a final one in London that has adopted an innovative conducting technique. We also learn about the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and head to Independent Label Market for some festive record recommendations.

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163 24 Nov 2014
00:53:41

We talk to curator Errol Fuller as a collection of extinct species goes under the hammer, Saint Etienne’s Pete Wiggs tells us about his score for the film How We Used To Live, and we meet British broadcaster and comedian David Mitchell. Plus, we visit new art exhibitions in London and Istanbul and there’s live music from Bahamas.

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162 17 Nov 2014
00:53:37

Author Hassan Abdulrazzak talks Arabic science fiction, we take the temperature of Contemporary Istanbul and head to a literary festival in Rio. Plus we check out a new exhibition in London that explores the city of Lagos and there’s live music from Mali's Songhoy Blues.

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161 10 Nov 2014
00:53:37

Andrew Mueller talks us through his memoir of life as a music journalist. We also head to CPH:DOX in Copenhagen to see which documentaries should be on our must-watch list, profile female electronic-sound pioneers from the 1950s and learn about 1990s East Berlin life through a new photography book.

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