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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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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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15 Nov 2018
17 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Bill Ryder-Jones: 

Bill Ryder-Jones is back in the Monocle 24 studios to perform songs from his new record 'Yawn', which he discusses with host Andrew Mueller.

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37012 Nov 2018
30 min

Mickey Mouse at 90: 

As Mickey hits a significant birthday, we take a look at his career as a film star, logo, toy and all-round international brand superstar.

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8 Nov 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Gold Star: 

The Austrian-born, Los Angeles-based artist joins us to play tracks old and new – and a Velvet Underground cover.

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3695 Nov 2018
30 min

‘A Very, Very Dark Matter’: 

As Martin McDonagh’s latest play takes to the stage at the Bridge Theatre, Georgina Godwin sits down with Matt Wolf, theatre critic for the ‘International New York Times’, and Monocle 24’s Augustin Macellari to review it.

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1 Nov 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Cosha : 

Irish R&B singer Cosha performs from her album ‘RIP Bonzai’.

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36829 Oct 2018
30 min

‘Honey’ by Robyn: 

Andrew Mueller is joined by the journalist and broadcaster Kate Hutchinson and Laura Snapes, deputy music editor of ‘The Guardian’, to give the new record by Robyn a spin.

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25 Oct 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Mixtape: 

We relive some of our favourite performances by Nerina Pallot, Devendra Banhart, Laurel and JFDR.

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