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Midori House: Monday 23 January
We discuss the women’s protests that swept across the world this weekend, question Donald Trump’s relationship with the press and look at the fate of The Gambia following the departure of its former president. Plus: does Theresa May really have her finger on the nuclear button?
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Inauguration day: Donald Trump
Emma Nelson is joined by Chatham House's Leslie Vinjamuri and David Usborne of ‘The Independent’ to unpack what it means for the world.
Trump’s speech – what did we learn?
Andrew Tuck, Steve Bloomfield and Daniel Giacopelli analyse the inauguration address.
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Andrew Mueller and Robert Fox question why the UK governement's pro-Brexit rhetoric is becoming increasingly desperate and nonsensical.
Music: Will Hodgkinson
Will Hodgkinson and Robert Bound discuss the latest albums by The Flaming Lips and Courtney Marie Andrews, and a new collaboration between Matthew E White and Flo Morrissey.
The Trump-Russia report
When a report filled with unsubstantiated allegations of Donald Trump’s relationship with the Russian government began circulating throughout various media outlets, newspapers declined to publish the material – but online publications had no such qualms. We assess the ethics. Plus: the UK’s ‘Radio Times’ is snapped up by a German media company and the designers behind the MinaLima brand discuss the firm’s work.
Design Miami is a special event, with about 40,000 private collectors and privileged onlookers vying for one-off pieces and more than 30 galleries displaying their wares from a rather pretty perch in Miami beach. Rodman Primack, chief creative officer of Design Miami, tells us about the fair and his role in putting it together.
Today we’re on safari for the architectural outliers known as white elephants: those buildings built with the best of intentions that – through poor conception, spiralling costs or unforeseen circumstances – have fallen from favour and out of use. We also talk to Richard Rogers and the Riba International Prize winners Grafton Architects.
Alain de Botton
De Botton reclaimed the self-help genre in 2004 with ‘How Proust Can Change Your Life’ and has since written a stack of non-fiction books that attempt to philosophically unpick complex subjects. But his first book was a novel and now, 23 years later, he has released the sequel: an unromantic novel called ‘The Course of Love’. He joins Georgina Godwin to discuss the complicated world of relationships.
All about Oscar
How did the Oscars make it to the top of the awards-show heap? We trace the backstory of cinema’s shiniest show and ask whether it’s time to reassess its place in the cinematic calendar. Plus: from Sophia Loren to Giulietta Masina, how Italy stormed the best foreign-language category.