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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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Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards host this week’s edition of the Monocle Weekly, featuring interviews with author John Spurling, founder of “movement creators” Purpose, Jeremy Heimans, and the now-former administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Sig Gissler.

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250 20 Apr 2014
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Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards host this week’s edition of the Monocle Weekly, featuring interviews with author John Spurling, founder of “movement creators” Purpose, Jeremy Heimans, and the now-former administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Sig Gissler.

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249 13 Apr 2014
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Filmmaker and critic Mark Cousins joins Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound to discuss his documentary ‘A Story of Children and Film’. Danny Rhodes discusses his new book, ‘Fan’, a tribute to the Hillsborough disaster, and Dr Mike Martin explains the lessons to be learned from the war in Afghanistan.

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248 6 Apr 2014
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The Weekly team explore the apartheid-era exploits of mysterious Frenchman Jean Yves Ollivier – as exposed in new documentary, “Plot for Peace”. Author Michael Bear explains his new book, “Expat Etiquette: How to Look Good in Bad Places”, and we also peruse the weird world of vernacular photography.

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247 30 Mar 2014
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We meet Phil Klay, author of ‘Redeployment’, chat with Andrew Lycett about his biography of Wilkie Collins and discuss a new photography exhibition on Rwanda with Dr Zoe Norridge.

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246 23 Mar 2014
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Robert Bound and Tom Edwards discuss the world's most powerful address with author Michael Gross, Andrew Pettegree explains the origin of news and Rebecca Gowers gives lessons from her book ‘Plain Words: A Guide to the Use of English’.

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245 16 Mar 2014
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We paint a portrait of 21st-century Delhi with acclaimed writer Rana Dasgupta, hear which lovelorn character in Peter Froberg Idling’s new novel ‘Song For An Approaching Storm' turned into one of the 20th century’s greatest monsters, and we look at why Paris’s banlieues are simmering, with the author of ‘The French Intifada’.

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244 9 Mar 2014
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Author Danny Dorling explains why housing is the defining issue of our times. We also explore ‘A History of the First World War in 100 Objects’ with author and broadcaster John Hughes-Wilson and talk erotic Arabic literature with Daniel Newman.

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243 2 Mar 2014
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Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound discuss whether public broadcasting is in crisis with the author of a new book on the BBC. We also speak to the fashion designer attempting to debunk the stereotypes around African fashion and look ahead to New York's Armory Show with director Noah Horowitz.

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242 23 Feb 2014
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Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck meet an explorer who conquered the Antarctic, following in the footsteps of Captain Scott's doomed expedition in 1912. They also catch up with an author whose new book assesses the artistic legacy of the Second World War, while we look ahead to one of London's newest contemporary art fairs, Art14, with Stephanie Dieckvoss.

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241 16 Feb 2014
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Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound head to Afghanistan, where the storied Buddhas of Bamiyan are being rebuilt in secret, without the permission of Unesco. However, is it the case that some destroyed works of art should never be restored? We also speak to the Productivity Ninja to find out how to lead a more fruitful life and are in northern Sweden with the man behind the country's first ice orchestra.

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240 9 Feb 2014
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The story of how Angola managed to beat civil war to become one of the richest countries in Africa. We also head into the Brixton Academy, one of Britain’s most iconic music venues, and discuss the year that was in stats with the CEO of Ipsos Mori.

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239 2 Feb 2014
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We meet Syrian composer Malek Jandali and sit down with US writer Jonathan Lethem to discuss his latest novel. Plus: literature critic John Sutherland talks us through his new book ‘Jumbo’, the world's favourite elephant.

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