The Monocle Arts Review
Page-turners, podcasts and pop
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9 February 2018
Ted Hodgkinson, senior programmer for literature and spoken word at the Southbank Centre, and Fiona Sturges, critic for ‘The Guardian’, join Matt Alagiah to discuss what they’ve been reading and listening to. Plus we learn about the Italian music festival that inspired Eurovision.
9 February 2018
Ted Hodgkinson’s book review
Ted Hodgkinson, senior programmer for literature and spoken word at the Southbank Centre, reviews Chris Powers’ collection of short stories, ‘Mothers’, and ‘The Book of Chocolate Saints’ by Jeet Thayil.
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Fiona Sturges’s podcast review
Fiona Sturges, a critic for ‘The Guardian’, discusses two new podcasts: ‘The Walk’ and ‘Atlanta Monster’.
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Sanremo music festival
Monocle’s Chiara Rimella drops by to tell us why the Sanremo music festival is such a big deal in Italy.
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The global countdown: Norway
Fernando Augusto Pacheco runs us through the top five singles in Norway this week, including a rather controversial number one.
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