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1 December 2017

Episode 550

45 minutes

Ossian Ward, head of content for the Lisson Gallery, discusses the new film by Ai Weiwei and Shanghai’s latest museum openings, while writer Mark Mason brings in a couple of non-fiction books that have caught his attention this season. Plus: we meet US singer-songwriter Jim White as he releases his new album.

1 December 2017

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Chapter 1

Art review with Ossian Ward

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Fresh off the plane from Shanghai, Ossian Ward, head of content for the Lisson Gallery, tells us about the latest openings that are boosting the city’s art scene. Plus, we discuss the new film by Ai Weiwei.

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Book review with Mark Mason

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The writer Mark Mason reviews two recent non-fiction releases: poet Michael Rosen’s memoir and ‘11 Explorations into Life on Earth: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution’.

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Jim White

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US singer-songwriter Jim White chats to Andrew Mueller about his new album, ‘Waffles, Triangles & Jesus’.

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The global countdown: The Netherlands

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco returns with this week’s global countdown, which takes us to the Netherlands to find out what's topping the charts there.

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