Monocle on Culture
00:00 / 00:00
7 June 2021
Photo: Jon Tonks
The writer Andrew O’Hagan pops into Midori House to chat to Robert Bound about his novel ‘Mayflies’, which is loosely based on his own teenage years and has just been published in paperback. They discuss the politics and music of the 1980s, and the romance of male friendships.
7 June 2021
Want more radio episodes like these in your inbox?
Sign up to Monocle’s email newsletters to stay on top of news and opinion, plus the latest from the magazine, radio, film and shop.
Monocle on Culture - latest episodes
Review: ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’ and ‘Return to Seoul’
Robert Bound is joined in the studio by critics Simran Hans and Tim Robey to discuss two new films: a tender coming-of-age tale adapted from a book by one of America’s best-loved children’s authors and a moving exploration…
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Over the past 20 years, Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have strummed their way from busking on the streets of Dublin to superstardom. The Grammy Award-winning musicians join Robert Bound in the studio to discuss their…
Conceptual artist Jeremy Deller is a winner of the coveted Turner Prize and has represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. He joins Robert Bound in the studio to discuss his new book,’Art is Magic’, a vibrant catalogue of…
British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is famed for her catchy songs and hit podcast ‘Table Manners’. She stops by Midori House to chat to Robert Bound about the making of her new album, ‘That! Feels Good!’.
What to read this spring
Mia Levitin and John Mitchinson join Robert Bound in the studio for the definitive guide to what to read in the coming months.
Dameer, ‘Cairo Conspiracy’ and the Tenderloin Arts Festival
We meet Tarik Saleh, director of ‘Cairo Conspiracy’, a thrilling new film that explores the relationship between Egypt’s religious and political elites, and speak to up-and-coming Bangladeshi musician Dameer. Plus: we head…
Give up the day job?
For many budding creative types, being tethered to a day job is a sign of not having “made it” in your chosen discipline. But what if the relationship between artists and their day jobs is more complicated than that? On…
Meet me on the dance floor
We head onto the dance floor as Robert Bound explores the need to carve out spaces to move and what dancing can tell us about ourselves. We meet Emma Warren, author of ‘Dance Your Way Home: A Journey Through the Dancefloor’…
On Collecting: Erving and Joyce Wolf
In the latest episode of Monocle’s production for Sotheby’s, we learn about oil and gas pioneers Erving and Joyce Wolf, who were passionate collectors of American art and design. Over a marriage spanning seven decades, the…
What to watch this spring
Natty Kasambala and Toby Earle join Robert Bound in the studio to present the definitive list of which TV shows you should be watching in the coming months.
We take a trip to southeast London to celebrate the release of the charming new film ‘Rye Lane’. Writers Nathan Bryon and Tom Melia join us in the studio to discuss their working relationship, influences and the desire to…
Is sex in film on the decline?
We discuss the new BBC Storyville documentary, ‘Sex on Screen’, with film critic Leila Latif and look at the messy history of eroticism in cinema. Plus: Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco laments the demise of erotic movies…
Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons
The British artist has represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale, shown work at the Lyon, Sydney and Istanbul biennales and exhibited at some of the world’s finest galleries. We explore his new survey at London’s…
‘Hungry Ghosts’ by Kevin Jared Hosein
‘Hungry Ghosts’ is a powerful new novel that explores religious tensions, class differences and violence in 1940s Trinidad. Kevin Jared Hosein joins Robert Bound in the studio to discuss his book and how he found a way to…
Beyond the streets
We explore the creative and commercial genius that emerged from the street-art movement of 1970s New York. We meet street art historian and creator of a new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, Roger Gastman, and catch up with…