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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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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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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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27913 Feb 2017
27 min

Why hasn’t the digital world killed the world of paper?: 

Once declared a thing of the past, why do we still love paper so much? We speak to the founder of a stationery shop, visit a paper mill and gallery in Singapore and examine the colour palette of an established papermaker.

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2786 Feb 2017
29 min

How does Netflix commission original content?: 

Robert Bound heads to Netflix HQ in LA to meet the people behind the behemoth of online streaming.

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27730 Jan 2017
29 min

Should art be political?: 

We take a look at the responsibility of art to represent the opinions of the world in today's political climate.

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27623 Jan 2017
28 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle, issue 100: 

We find out how the Culture pages of the latest issue of Monocle came together, including a chat with our Milan correspondent about his report on ‘La Repubblica’ and a snapshot of life as the magazine’s photography director with Matthew Beaman.

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27516 Jan 2017
29 min

How do you write an obituary?: 

It was a busy year for the obituaries desk at newspapers the world over as some of our favourite cultural figures have bade farewell. We speak to Harry de Quetteville of ‘The Telegraph’ about how an obituary is written and Will Hodgkinson, chief rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, joins us in the studio to discuss how the death of David Bowie has played out in the press over the course of a year.

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2749 Jan 2017
29 min

How do you put on a fashion show?: 

We go backstage with British label E Tautz at London Fashion Week Men's to find out how they put together their autumn/winter runway show. We meet the crew behind the catwalk, including creative director Patrick Grant, hair and make-up, the commercial team and the models.

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2732 Jan 2017
29 min

Looking ahead to 2017: 

Robert Bound sits down with DJ and broadcaster Georgie Rogers, film critic Jason Solomons and author Mark Mason to discuss the year to come in music, film and books.

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27226 Dec 2016
56 min

Culture with Robert Bound: best of 2016: 

Robert Bound and producer Holly Fisher sit down to discuss their 'Culture' highlights from the past year.

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27119 Dec 2016
28 min

What makes a good Christmas TV special?: 

Robert Bound is joined by Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for 'The Telegraph', to discuss why nostalgia and cosiness get us all huddled around the television at Christmas.

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