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Our original Sunday show is hosted by Robert Bound and Andrew Tuck, covering key interviews of the week and looking ahead to the next seven days.

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We chat with Paul Charles about his new novel The Lonesome Heart is Angry, discuss the Edinburgh International Festival with outgoing head Sir Jonathan Mills, and meet Tom Saater of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project.

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264 27 Jul 2014
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We chat with Paul Charles about his new novel The Lonesome Heart is Angry, discuss the Edinburgh International Festival with outgoing head Sir Jonathan Mills, and meet Tom Saater of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project.

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263 20 Jul 2014
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Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck and culture editor Robert Bound meet the Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj, talk to financial journalist Alex Brummer, and hear the private histories of 20 pianos with the musician Ed McKeon.

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262 13 Jul 2014
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Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet author Maria Venegas to find out about her new memoir, chronicling her reconciliation with her father 14 years after his extradition to Mexico on a murder charge. We also celebrate the 90th anniversary of one of the UK's most intriguing design awards.

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261 6 Jul 2014
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Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet Isabelle Legeron, master of wine and author of a new book on the joys of natural vines. Plus, one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent novelists, Romesh Gunesekera, discusses his new collection of stories, and veteran journalist Tim Parks talks about his new murder mystery.

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260 29 Jun 2014
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Robert Bound and Steve Bloomfield speak to Zelda la Grange, author of the memoir ‘Good Morning Mr Mandela’, discussing her life as the former South African president’s private secretary. Plus, we meet the curator of a new exhibition on the life of Tove Jansson, and the filmmaker who unpicking football’s cultural legacy in Brazil.

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259 22 Jun 2014
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The Weekly team speak to US commentator PJ O’Rourke, meet the head of a London gallery celebrating this year’s World Cup, and hear from author Stephen Bates about the grizzly tale of Palmer the poisoner.

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258 15 Jun 2014
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The Weekly team speak to 17-year-old Haris Suleman who wants to complete a flight around the world in record time, discuss the situation in Russia with author Vanora Bennett and learn about the “real” Indonesia with Elizabeth Pisani.

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257 8 Jun 2014
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The Monocle Weekly team are joined former Labour MP David Marquand to discuss whether the UK has turned into a nation of greed, meet John Sutherland to learn how to be well-read, and discover the history of the humble toilet with Rachel Erikson.

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256 1 Jun 2014
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Lord Browne joins Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and culture editor Robert Bound to discuss business, secrecy, and his new book ‘The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business’, acclaimed writer Geoff Dyer explores life in the US navy, and Cristina Henríquez gives a reading from her new book on the experience of immigrants in the US.

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255 25 May 2014
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The Weekly team meet the journalists behind a new investigative documentary about Africa’s oldest national park, Virunga, sit down with Granta’s Sigrid Rausing to discuss her new memoir about living in a collective farm in Estonia, and discuss the origins of Argentina’s Dirty War with historian Federico Finchelstein.

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254 18 May 2014
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Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet Willem Marx – one of the only journalists to have crossed into the Balochistan region of Pakistan. Plus, we trace the history of one of the most important inventions ever – paper – and we ask if there really is such a thing as a ‘gay voice’ with the director of new documentary called ‘Do I Sound Gay?’

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253 11 May 2014
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We ask journalist Carlotta Gall whether the US has been fighting the wrong enemy in Afghanistan. We also discuss the preposterous history of the Postcard Records label with author Simon Goddard and ponder why other people have such bad taste with music journalist Carl Wilson.

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