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Our Culture editor 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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‘Colette’:

We discuss sexuality, period drama, and Keira Knightley and Dominic West’s starring roles in our review of Wash Westmoreland’s ‘Colette’, with film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey.

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37914 Jan 2019
30 min

‘Colette’: 

We discuss sexuality, period drama, and Keira Knightley and Dominic West’s starring roles in our review of Wash Westmoreland’s ‘Colette’, with film critics Anna Smith and Tim Robey.

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10 Jan 2019
14 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Dave Keuning: 

This year the founding member and guitarist in The Killers, Dave Keuning, is going solo. He chats to Kieron Banerji and plays us a few tracks from his new record ‘Prismism’.

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3787 Jan 2019
30 min

Lookahead 2019: 

Robert Bound is joined by Peter White, Anna Smith and Gareth Harris to look at the year ahead in film, TV and art.

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37731 Dec 2018
30 min

Culture review 2018: 

We review the best books, music and film of 2018 with Kate Hutchinson, Tim Robey and Katie Law.

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37624 Dec 2018
30 min

The Monocle Culture Quiz: 

Robert Bound hosts the first Monocle Culture Quiz, featuring panellists Alice Vincent, Jason Solomons, Simran Hans and John Mitchinson.

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20 Dec 2018
16 min

The Sessions at Midori House: The Christmas edition: 

In this bumper festive special we relive some of our favourite sessions from 2018, including Sam Evian, Anna Calvi, Jess Williamson and Charles Watson, and get into the Christmas spirit with New Zealand duo Broods who play us their cover of ‘Silent Night’.

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37517 Dec 2018
30 min

‘Middle England’ by Jonathan Coe: 

Robert Bound is joined by John Mitchinson, publisher at Unbound, and Susannah Butter, deputy features editor at ‘The Evening Standard’ to discuss ‘Middle England’, the new state-of-the-nation novel by Jonathan Coe.

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13 Dec 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Best of 2018: 

We take a trip down memory lane and relive some of our favourite performances from the past year, including tracks by Cults, Yazmin Lacey, Cub Sport and Tiny Ruins.

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37410 Dec 2018
30 min

Christmas crooners: 

Robert Bound rounds up the best (and worst) Christmas tunes of 2018 with Will Hodgkinson, chief rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, and broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers.

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7 Dec 2018
18 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Broods: 

Live music from Kiwi brother-and-sister pop duo Broods, who will release their album ‘Don't Feed The Pop Monster’ next February.

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3733 Dec 2018
30 min

Commercial Christmas: 

With the annual battle for the best Christmas advert well underway we take a look at this year’s offerings and work out where festive TV commercials can go next. Robert Bound is joined by Toby Earle and Scott Bryan. Plus: what are Christmas ads like elsewhere in the world? We put the question to the Monocle team.

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29 Nov 2018
17 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Julia Jacklin: 

Making her return to the Sessions, Australian musician Julia Jacklin plays from her upcoming album and chats to Andrew Mueller about the making of it and dealing with writer’s block.

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37226 Nov 2018
30 min

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: 

Up for discussion this week is the latest film by The Coen brothers, a series of beautiful Western vignettes. Robert Bound is joined by film critics Tim Robey and Terri White.

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22 Nov 2018
19 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Joey Dosik: 

LA jazz and soul singer Joey Dosik plays from his debut album ‘Inside Voice’ and talks about writing love songs about basketball.

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37119 Nov 2018
30 min

Suspiria: 

Film critics Simran Hans and Jason Solomons review Luca Guadagnino's remake of the 1977 supernatural dance-school horror ‘Suspiria’ to see if it lives up to the original.

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