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Robert Bound 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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Seasonal music lookahead:

Robert Bound is joined by guests Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Laura Snapes to look ahead at some of this season’s most exciting music releases from the likes of Stromae, Cate Le Bon and Cecile McLorin Salvant.

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53617 Jan 2022
30 min

Seasonal music lookahead: 

Robert Bound is joined by guests Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Laura Snapes to look ahead at some of this season’s most exciting music releases from the likes of Stromae, Cate Le Bon and Cecile McLorin Salvant.

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53510 Jan 2022
30 min

Review: ‘Licorice Pizza’: 

Robert Bound and guests Simran Hans and Jason Solomons discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, a coming-of-age tale set in the heady summer heat of 1970s California. Underpinned by a soundtrack of original music and 1970s classics, the film winds a gentle story of young love with riotous escapades and cameos from the likes of Sean Penn and Bradley Cooper.

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5343 Jan 2022
30 min

Looking ahead to 2022: 

We look to the year ahead with guests Amah-Rose Abrams, John Mitchinson and Scott Bryan, who recommend the art exhibitions, books and TV series that should be on our radar this season.

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53327 Dec 2021
30 min

Best of 2021: 

We revisit some of our favourite interviews of the year, including Sir Tom Jones, writer Patricia Lockwood, film director Cary Joji Fukunaga, screenwriter Kemp Powers, and Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Lump.

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53220 Dec 2021
30 min

2021 in review: 

Robert Bound 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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53113 Dec 2021
30 min

Ghost stories at Christmas: 

Why do we love a ghost story at Christmas? Robert Bound puts this question to writer Andrew Male and the British Library’s Tanya Kirk as we get festive and frightened in equal measure.

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5306 Dec 2021
30 min

Who has the best Christmas song of 2021?: 

Robert Bound is joined by Will Hodgkinson and Georgie Rogers for a fun festive review of the season’s music releases, including albums and singles by Norah Jones, Eagles of Death Metal, Mariah Carey and Abba.

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52929 Nov 2021
30 min

Review: ‘House of Gucci’: 

Robert Bound, Tim Robey and Simran Hans discuss the accents, outfits and performances in Ridley Scott’s true-crime drama, ‘House of Gucci’. Has it lived up to the hype?

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52822 Nov 2021
30 min

‘Keyboard Fantasies’, libraries and a Balearic disco: 

We meet Posy Dixon, the director of new documentary ‘Keyboard Fantasies’, which tells the story of how musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland found an audience 30 years after the release of his album. Plus: we nip over to a new exhibition in Naples to talk about book collecting and the importance of libraries, and meet the Venezuelan DJ who has put together a compilation album of Ibizan music from the 1980s that’s just the shot of vitamin D we need.

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52715 Nov 2021
30 min

‘London Grads Now 21’, Saatchi Gallery: 

We celebrate the next generation of artists at the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘London Grads Now 21’ exhibition, which brings together work by students from major art schools across the capital.

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5268 Nov 2021
30 min

Selling the silver screen: 

We head to Prop Store, an auction house that specialises in the sale of objects and costumes from some of the biggest blockbusters in film history. Inside, we find Batman, Spiderman, Marty McFly’s hoverboard, replicas of some of cinema’s most notorious monsters and all sorts of other artefacts, all ready to go under the hammer.

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5251 Nov 2021
30 min

Pablo Larraín and a seasonal lookahead: 

Chilean director Pablo Larraín tells us about his new Princess Diana biopic, ‘Spencer’. Back in the studio, Robert Bound is joined by journalists Susannah Butter and Kate Hutchinson to review this autumn’s best books and album releases.

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52425 Oct 2021
30 min

Review: ‘Dune’: 

Robert Bound is joined by film critics Simran Hans and Karen Krizanovich to review Denis Villeneuve's epic new sci-fi blockbuster, ‘Dune’.

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52318 Oct 2021
30 min

Adam Jeppesen: 

Danish-American artist Adam Jeppesen joins Robert Bound to talk about his work that pushes the boundaries of what photography can be. They discuss anthotypes (and what they are), material and process, and interpreting art in a gallery setting.

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52211 Oct 2021
30 min

10 years of ‘Monocle on Culture’: 

To celebrate 10 years of Monocle 24, some of our regular critics talk to us about the defining moments of the past decade in art, music and film. Robert Bound is joined by Tim Robey, Francesca Gavin and Will Hodgkinson.

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