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Culture with Robert Bound

Our Culture editor and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.

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Poetry, what poetry?:

We get our rhyming couplets in order with poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne, discover a collaborative project aimed at promoting poetry across different cities around the world and head to Singapore to find out why the country loves poetry so much.

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29429 May 2017
28 min

Poetry, what poetry?: 

We get our rhyming couplets in order with poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne, discover a collaborative project aimed at promoting poetry across different cities around the world and head to Singapore to find out why the country loves poetry so much.

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29322 May 2017
30 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle: issue 104: 

Hear from the people who put together this month’s culture section of Monocle. We find out about the factory that produces film sets for ‘Saturday Night Live’, discover what it’s like to be a TV critic and meet the woman behind a new arts concept in Toronto.

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29215 May 2017
30 min

Something old, something new: Paula Scher and Adrian Shaughnessy: 

This month Robert Bound is joined by graphic designer and first female principal at Pentagram, Paula Scher, and Adrian Shaughnessy who teaches visual communication at the Royal College of Art and is also co-founder of Unit Editions. They bring in the objects that have aided and inspired them throughout their careers.

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2918 May 2017
30 min

What’s the role of a fan?: 

In the good old days fans tended to adore from behind a barrier but now the lines between them and their adored subject have been blurred by the internet. On the show today we’re interested in why some people decide to devote themselves to a particular celebrity or brand and what their dedication does for them.

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2901 May 2017
28 min

How do you run an independent bookshop?: 

From London to Milan and Belgrade to Toronto, we showcase the independent bookshops that are thriving around the world.

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28924 Apr 2017
28 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle, issue 103: 

We meet some of the people who contributed the May edition of Monocle. Georgina Godwin tells us about her story on the Hay Festival turning 30, Andrew Mueller chats about his trip to the Paris apartment of Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan and Robert Bound sits down with our photo director, Matt Beaman, to discuss why Photo London is a must-attend event this year.

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28817 Apr 2017
30 min

How do you write true crime?: 

People have always loved a good murder-mystery but recently there’s been an influx of binge-worthy documentaries, books and podcasts based on true crime, such as ‘Serial’ and Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’. From Malaysia to Rio via the streets of 1960s New York, we find out why this genre has become so popular recently and how writers and film-makers use real cases to feed our thirst for a twisted tale.

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28710 Apr 2017
28 min

Something old, something new: Alex Preston and Walter Donohue: 

Robert Bound sits down with author Alex Preston and his editor at Faber & Faber, Walter Donohue, to discuss the objects, books, plays and, in this case, plants, that have influenced them.

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2863 Apr 2017
29 min

Spring into action: 

Robert Bound is joined by a panel of experts on film, music and art to discuss the things we should be listening to, watching and queueing up for this spring. His guests are head of content for the Lisson Gallery, Ossian Ward, music broadcaster and DJ, Georgie Rogers, and film critic Jason Solomons.

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28527 Mar 2017
28 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle, issue 102: 

Robert Bound explores some of the stories from the April issue of Monocle’s culture pages, including Chinese book shops, Thai music festivals and a photography exhibition in Kyoto.

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28420 Mar 2017
30 min

How do you talk about music?: 

Robert Bound is joined by Hrishikesh Hirway, who’s the creator of the podcast “Song Exploder”, and music journalist Laura Snapes to discuss the formats, language and knowledge required to write and talk about music.

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28313 Mar 2017
30 min

Something old, something new: Francesca and Seana Gavin: 

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by the Gavin sisters: curator and writer Francesca and artist Seana. They discuss the books and art that have influenced their lives and work, from Bronzino’s ‘An Allegory With Venus and Cupid’ to a selection of old books once owned by cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky.

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2826 Mar 2017
28 min

How do you make a hit podcast?: 

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by podcast critic Pete Naughton to discuss the rise of the format, how it works alongside radio and how it’s doing on both sides of the Atlantic. Plus: podcast-makers Helen Zaltzman and John Mitchinson sit down to talk about the process of making interesting audio.

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28127 Feb 2017
30 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle, issue 101: 

We go behind the scenes of the Culture pages in our 10th-anniversary issue, in which we head to Prague to meet the music industry’s go-to orchestra, discuss true crime in Hamburg, meet the editor of Paul Auster’s latest novel ‘4 3 2 1’ and find out about a new Norwegian gameshow with the journalist who wrote the story: Susie Mesure.

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28020 Feb 2017
30 min

Something old, something new: 

Once a month this show will bring together two people linked by profession, passion or friendship. To kick things off we invited in Will Hodgkinson, chief music critic for ‘The Times’, and Tom Hodgkinson, the writer, critic and founder of ‘The Idler’ magazine. And we asked the brothers to bring along two things that fascinate them: something old and something new.

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