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The Monocle Culture Show

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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‘Pilot TV’ magazine and ‘Killing Eve’:

Peter White, international editor for ‘Hollywood Deadline’ joins Robert Bound to discuss ‘Pilot TV’ – the new magazine from the people behind ‘Empire’ – that’s dedicated to cinematic television, and ‘Killing Eve’, the darkly comedic new thriller from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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19 Apr 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: mixtape: 

We relive some of the great performances from the Sessions’ archives. Music by Bill Ryder-Jones, Jamie Woon, Sunflower Bean and Jaakko Eino Kalevi.

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34016 Apr 2018
28 min

‘Pilot TV’ magazine and ‘Killing Eve’: 

Peter White, international editor for ‘Hollywood Deadline’ joins Robert Bound to discuss ‘Pilot TV’ – the new magazine from the people behind ‘Empire’ – that’s dedicated to cinematic television, and ‘Killing Eve’, the darkly comedic new thriller from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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12 Apr 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Mona: 

Nashville rockers Mona join us in the studio to perform a few tracks from their upcoming album ‘Soldier On’.

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3399 Apr 2018
30 min

Kacey Musgraves: 

This week we put country singer Kacey Musgrave’s new album ‘Golden Hour’ under the microscope. Joining Robert Bound in the studio are broadcaster Baylen Leonard and music writer for ‘The Telegraph’ Sarah Carson.

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5 Apr 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Middle Kids: 

Australian indie trio Middle Kids drop by to play us a set of songs ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Lost Friends’.

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3382 Apr 2018
30 min

Isle of Dogs: 

In the first episode of our brand-new revamped culture show we take Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ for a walk with film critic for ‘The Telegraph’ Tim Robey and ‘It’s Nice That’ design writer Jenny Brewer.

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33726 Mar 2018
39 min

New beginnings: 

Ahead of our new-look ‘Monocle Culture Show’ we look back on the best of the last 367 episodes of ‘Culture with Robert Bound’.

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33619 Mar 2018
30 min

Book-hunting: 

We tour Hong Kong, Toronto, Ljubljana, Johannesburg and London for a snapshot of people who work in the business of collecting books; from historians and curators to booksellers and publishers.

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33512 Mar 2018
30 min

Google Arts & Culture: 

Robert Bound takes a trip to Paris to visit Google Arts & Culture, the branch of the internet giant that marries art and technology for both digital solutions and fun.

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3345 Mar 2018
29 min

How do you design a film?: 

We speak to Oscar-winning production designer Paul D Austerberry about his work on ‘The Shape of Water’, and meet Erica Dorn, the lead graphic designer on Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘Isle of Dogs’, to talk visual worlds.

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33326 Feb 2018
30 min

Creative vision: 

Robert Bound heads to London’s Photographers’ Gallery to meet the nominees for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, which seeks innovation and bold messages in contemporary photography from around the world.

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33219 Feb 2018
30 min

What makes a great singer?: 

Robert Bound chats to Nick Coleman, author of new book ‘Voices: How a Great Singer Can Change Your Life’, about beloved songs and sounds from rock, pop and soul music. Plus: we invite a few Monocle contributors to tell us which voices they can’t get out of their heads – and don’t want to.

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33112 Feb 2018
30 min

Selling the sin sector: 

As Taschen releases its new book ‘20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads’, we go back in time to explore the golden age of advertising for cigarettes and alcohol. Robert Bound speaks to the book’s editor Jim Heimann and design critic Stephen Bayley.

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3305 Feb 2018
30 min

Ragnar Kjartansson: 

We pay a visit to the National Museum Cardiff to meet Icelandic visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson as his latest work begins a five-week cycle: a performance piece called ‘The Sky In A Room’.

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32929 Jan 2018
28 min

Gursky at the Hayward: 

After two years of renovation the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery has just thrown open its doors to the public. Robert Bound heads down to meet director Ralph Rugoff and architect Richard Battye, and we speak to Jane Morris to find out the significance of the opening exhibition by Andreas Gursky.

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