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139 9 Jun 2014
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Matt Johnson from 1980s band The The talks about album ‘Soul Mining’ on its 30th anniversary. We also head to the eighth Berlin Biennale, meet author Tom Rachman, attend a philosophy festival and learn about a satirical radio show making waves in Abidjan. Plus: live music from Katey Brooks.

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138 2 Jun 2014
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Comic-book special: Karen Krizanovich explains how strips are adapted to the silver screen. We also don our best spandex-and-cape combo for London Comic Con, find out about Japan’s manga take on Batman, hear about the comic based on French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin and meet the editor of ‘XXI’ magazine, Patrick de Saint-Exupéry.

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137 26 May 2014
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This week, Robert Bound sits down with writer Jonathan Meades to discuss his ‘Encyclopaedia of Myself’, we hear about Argentina's blossoming electro scene and ask how one of the early house bands, KLF, burned a million pounds and erased themselves from musical history.

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136 19 May 2014
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How to adapt literature for the big screen with celebrated fimmaker Michel Gondry, Robert Bound meets rock magazine publisher, writer and broadcaster Mark Ellen, and we head to the 11th Dakar biennale. Plus, music in our Midori House session from the punk-infused reggae sounds of Hollie Cook.

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135 12 May 2014
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Crime special: Robert Bound goes all cloak-and-dagger to meet crime novelist Maxim Jakubowski, hears about how to sketch courtroom scenes with artist Priscilla Coleman, and learns about an LA gallery specialising in crime photography. Plus, some criminally good sounds from Swedish band Last Lynx for our Midori house session.

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134 5 May 2014
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Alain de Botton tells Robert Bound about his new plan to change museum goers’ experiences at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Jon Ronson discusses his new film ‘Frank’, and we head to Bogotá’s annual book fair.

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133 28 Apr 2014
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Robert Bound meets international art figurehead Julian Schnabel, hears from former Aztec Camera main man Roddy Frame, and learns how to get a rock'n'roll (and soul) party started with New York DJ Jonathan Toubin.

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132 21 Apr 2014
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New Beginnings: Serbia’s culture minister settles into his new role with a bit of redecorating, we follow Sarah McCrory in her first year as director of the Glasgow International Festival GIF and watch the rom-com tackling Basque separatism with new humour. Plus: a session from Nick Waterhouse.

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131 14 Apr 2014
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We inspect the global TV industry at this year's MIPTV conference, hear how Sweden’s art scene is on the rise, and meet the new wave of playwrights bringing political theatre back to Chile. Plus, the verdict on the Sydney Biennale, and music from Seun Kuti and Novo Amor.

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130 7 Apr 2014
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Sophie Richard talks about her art-lovers guide to Japanese museums and we take a trip to Montréal to get shocked and awed by the Chapman Brothers’ first show on North American soil. We also explore another side of Moomin creator Tove Jansson, hear a session from Los Desterrados and get a lesson in Neopolitan music.

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129 31 Mar 2014
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We sit down with Sir Anish Kapoor to discuss his craft and enjoy a session from sisterly duo The Pierces.

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128 24 Mar 2014
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Titan of documentaries Errol Morris discusses his study of former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, we get some tips on bands to watch following this year's SXSW in Austin and take a tour around the new Richard Hamilton exhibition at London's Tate Modern. Plus: we celebrate 10 years of the Marrakesh biennale.

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