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146 28 Jul 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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