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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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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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