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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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252 4 May 2014
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We discuss senior fashion with Ari Seth Cohen, the man behind blog ‘Advanced Style’. We also meet Iranian photographer Azadeh Akhlaghi, who re-enacts infamous murder scenes from her country's history, and discuss flight-free travel with author Ed Gillepsie.

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251 27 Apr 2014
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The Weekly team look back at 150 years of John Lewis, Jacob Soll discusses his new book ‘The Reckoning’, and George Butler explains why illustration is his preferred medium for reporting from war zones.

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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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