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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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Something Old, Something New: Andrew Harrison and Andrew Mueller:

Music journalists and old friends Andrew Harrison and Andrew Mueller are the guests on this month’s ‘Something Old, Something New’. They pick the items that have piqued their interest throughout their lives and careers.

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31018 Sep 2017
30 min

Something Old, Something New: Andrew Harrison and Andrew Mueller: 

Music journalists and old friends Andrew Harrison and Andrew Mueller are the guests on this month’s ‘Something Old, Something New’. They pick the items that have piqued their interest throughout their lives and careers.

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30911 Sep 2017
28 min

Autumn preview: 

We take a look at what we might be listening to, watching and reading this autumn. Robert Bound is joined in the studio by John Mitchinson, co-founder of Unbound, broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers, and Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’.

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3084 Sep 2017
30 min

Part of the action: 

We head to the theatre – but this theatre could be anywhere. It could be in a bar, a stairwell, an old warehouse or on the street. We’re talking immersive theatre, which isn’t a new thing but it has certainly become a trendy one. We ask industry experts what’s caused this.

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30728 Aug 2017
28 min

Technology talk: 

We explore the ways that technology has influenced and changed the English language with publicist Hamish Thompson and assistant senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary Clifford Sofield.

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30621 Aug 2017
28 min

Green Man turns 15: 

We make our annual pilgrimage to the Green Man Festival in south Wales to meet some of the musicians who have been integral to its success and to relive some memories from the field with the festival’s return customers.

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30514 Aug 2017
27 min

Culture in The Summer Weekly: 

Robert Bound introduces us to the the latest addition to the Monocle family, ‘The Summer Weekly’: the newspaper we’re printing throughout August. From the nightclubs of Ibiza to music festivals in Helsinki, we take a sunny trip through the stories that have made the culture pages of our new publication.

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3047 Aug 2017
29 min

Do we need a new wave of rave?: 

Monocle Culture editor Robert Bound discusses the entrepreneurship and communal spirit of rave culture with DJ Norman Jay; former promoter for Bagleys and Pacha Debby Lee; and chairman of the Night Time Industries Association Alan Miller.

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30331 Jul 2017
29 min

What’s the point of literary prizes?: 

Off the back of last week’s Man Booker long list announcement Sharmaine Lovegrove, publisher at Dialogue Books; Anne Meadows, commissioning editor at Granta and Portobello; and Ted Hodgkinson, senior programmer of literature and the spoken word at London’s Southbank Centre, join Robert Bound to discuss the merits and problems of literary prizes.

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30224 Jul 2017
27 min

The Escapist: 

We dive into summer through Monocle’s sister publication ‘The Escapist’, a journal of places less explored. Robert Bound is joined by some of the team who brought the stories to life on the page and we head to one of our destinations, Bucharest, to find out about its burgeoning arts scene.

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30117 Jul 2017
27 min

Wish you were here…: 

As people head off to warmer climes during the summer-holiday season we celebrate the postcards that they might be posting back home.

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30010 Jul 2017
30 min

Something Old, Something New: Fiona Stewart and Ben Coleman: 

Fiona Stewart and Ben Coleman, the mother-and-son duo behind Green Man Festival, discuss how music and the Brecon Beacons inspired 15 years of their annual bonanza.

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2993 Jul 2017
27 min

How do you write an essay?: 

The essay is a format that prompts a mixed response. While some marvel at the endless possibilities for ideas and considered prose, for others it’s a style of writing that brings back memories of homework and set texts. Robert Bound sits down with writer Travis Elborough to tackle what an essay is.

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29826 Jun 2017
29 min

Summer lookahead 2017: 

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by co-founder of Unbound John Mitchinson, art critic and curator Francesca Gavin and film critic Karen Krizanovich to discuss the art, books and film to look out for this summer.

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29719 Jun 2017
28 min

Behind the scenes at Monocle: issue 105: 

In the July/August issue of Monocle, Robert Bound goes dancing in Tel Aviv and learns how to paint in Cornwall, while Andrew Mueller meets Saint Etienne as they release their new album ‘Home Counties’.

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29612 Jun 2017
28 min

Something Old, Something New: Sharmaine Lovegrove and Elizabeth Day: 

Tom Edwards stands in for Robert Bound in this month’s episode of ‘Something Old, Something New’. He's joined in the studio by Sharmaine Lovegrove, co-founder of Dialogue Scouting and literary editor for ‘Elle’ magazine, and journalist and author Elizabeth Day, to discuss the items that have influenced and interested them.

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