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The selection at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival suggests that 2017’s festival season is likely to be dominated by political films. We take a look at the titles that are capturing attention with ‘New Republic’ magazine’s Alex Shephard. Plus: the new documentary recalling the incredible life of actress-turned-inventor Hedy Lamarr and director Katel Quillévéré discusses her new film ‘Heal the Living’.
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China’s long game
Former UK ambassador in Pyongyang John Everard and Chinese politics expert Jonathan Fenby discuss China’s attempts to cool the US-North Korea crisis.
Monocle’s technology correspondent David Phelan explains why we could all soon be piloting flying cars.
Nafta: who’ll get the best deal?
Ed Stocker in the US and James Fredrick in Mexico discuss what renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will mean for Mexico, the US and Canada.
Georgina Godwin meets Irvine Welsh, the hugely acclaimed and often controversial author who defined a generation with his debut novel ‘Trainspotting’. In his new book ‘The Blade Artist’, Begbie is back. Find out how this bad boy of Glasgow has reinvented himself – and how the author has too.
The Classics 18: Dennis Morris
A listen back to a chat with photographer and creative Dennis Morris, whose work with musicians such as Bob Marley and John Lydon – for whom he designed the classic ‘Metal Box’ album art – has earned him a unique place in music history. Original air date: 6 March 2016
On Design 37: Who was Josef Frank?
Stockholm’s design chops are much touted but one practitioner from Austria helped shape the scene more than most locals. Josh Fehnert explores the legacy of the late Josef Frank.
Bianca Bosker left her career as a journalist and taught herself to be a top wine expert. She tells us what we don’t know about the subculture of the most passionate wine-lovers.
April film review
Ben Rylan and film critics Karen Krizanovich and Tim Robey discuss four of April’s cinema releases: ‘Lady Macbeth’, ‘The Handmaiden’, ‘Tommy’s Honour’ and ‘Their Finest’.
This week we meet Ben Saunders, one of the world’s most famous polar explorers. In 2004, he became the youngest person to ski solo to the North Pole and a decade later he completed the longest human-powered polar expedition in history: a 1,800-mile return journey to the South Pole on foot. Saunders is also the founding editor and publisher of ‘Avaunt Magazine’, a brand ambassador and a public speaker. He shares the most exhilarating moments of his career, why the less glamorous side of exploring involves spreadsheets and all the many lessons he’s learnt.
Explainer 60: What Donald Trump means for Congo
Congo’s presidential election was supposed to happen last year as Joseph Kabila’s second five-year term came to an end – but he doesn’t want to stand down. Under President Obama the US took a leading role in putting pressure on Kabila to step aside. But what happens now?