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11 August 2017

Episode 534

35 minutes

This week we’re talking TV and books with Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’, as well as writer and critic Mark Mason. The pair sit down with Monocle’s Matt Alagiah to discuss HBO’s latest shows and the non-fiction reads worth picking up this month. Plus: the new edition of ‘Somesuch Stories’, the journal that celebrates creative writing and interesting voices.

11 August 2017

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TV review

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Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’, talks us through the penultimate series of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the second season of HBO’s ‘Insecure’.

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Book review

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Writer and critic Mark Mason gives us his tips for August’s best non-fiction, including ‘Get me the Urgent Biscuits: An Assistant’s Adventures in Theatreland’ by Sweetpea Slight and ‘The Story of Colour’ by Gary Evans.

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Somesuch Stories

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‘Somesuch Stories’ is a website and biannual publication brimming with short stories and essays by some of the brightest writers around. Each publication is themed and the third edition explores the idea of ‘Disorientation’. Editor Suze Olbrich talks to Monocle’s Holly Fisher.

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The Global Countdown: Turkey

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This week’s Global Countdown takes us to Turkey, where we meet the country’s biggest star.

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