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The Monocle Culture Show

Robert Bound 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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‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls:

This summer’s ultimate poolside read, ‘Sweet Sorrow’ is the latest novel by award-winning author and screenwriter David Nicholls. Robert Bound, Georgina Godwin and John Mitchinson talk love stories and 1990s nostalgia.

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40515 Jul 2019
30 min

‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls: 

This summer’s ultimate poolside read, ‘Sweet Sorrow’ is the latest novel by award-winning author and screenwriter David Nicholls. Robert Bound, Georgina Godwin and John Mitchinson talk love stories and 1990s nostalgia.

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4048 Jul 2019
30 min

Cindy Sherman: 

The art world’s master of disguise has a retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery; we try to get to the bottom of the wit and wigs that have made her one of the greatest contemporary artists. Robert Bound is joined by Kathlene Fox-Davies and Francesca Gavin.

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5 Jul 2019
16 min

The Sessions at Midori House: From the archives – The Charlatans: 

We relive a performance by The Charlatans from 2017. Robert Bound met the band at the time of the release of their album ‘Different Days’.

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4031 Jul 2019
30 min

Summer lookahead 2019: 

Robert Bound is joined by Leonie Cooper, Susannah Butter and Scott Bryan to round up our cultural checklist for the summer. Find out what you'll be reading, watching and dancing to this season.

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27 Jun 2019
16 min

The Sessions at Midori House: From the archives – Oscar Jerome: 

Take another listen to a 2018 performance by UK neo-soul singer Oscar Jerome, who brought some chilled, summery vibes to Midori House.

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40224 Jun 2019
30 min

‘Rolling Thunder Revue’: 

We try to separate fact from fiction in Martin Scorsese’s pseudo-documentary about Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Will we ever know the real Dylan? Robert Bound discusses with Liv Siddall, Tim Robey and Will Hodgkinson.

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21 Jun 2019
14 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Mixtape: 

We revisit performances by Julia Holter, Sam Evian, Saint Etienne and Margo Price from our musical archives.

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40117 Jun 2019
30 min

Art Basel, 2019: 

Monocle’s Culture editor, Chiara Rimella, shows us around the biggest art event of the year – and speaks to the curators, collectors and critics.

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13 Jun 2019
20 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Lewis OfMan: 

This week’s guest is French pop musician Lewis OfMan, who might only be in his early twenties but is fast on the rise. He has already soundtracked fashion shows for some of France’s top maisons, composed and produced for Vendredi Sur Mer and Rejjie Snow, and is in the process of finishing his debut solo album.

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40010 Jun 2019
30 min

The RA’s Summer Exhibition: 

Robert Bound, Eddy Frankel and Ossian Ward discuss this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Francis Bacon at the Gagosian and the responsibilities of an art critic.

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7 Jun 2019
13 min

The Sessions at Midori House: From the archives: Jordan Rakei: 

Ahead of the release of his third album, we listen back to a few tracks that New Zealand-born, Brisbane-raised musician Jordan Rakei played for us during performances in 2016 and 2017.

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3993 Jun 2019
30 min

‘Diego Maradona’ and ‘Halston’: 

Robert Bound is joined by film critics Anna Smith and Jason Solomons to discuss two of this month’s documentary releases: ‘Halston’ and ‘Diego Maradona’.

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30 May 2019
14 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Andreya Triana: 

British singer Andreya Triana performs some tracks from her new album ‘Life In Colour’.

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39827 May 2019
24 min

Thunder Road : 

Robert Bound meets Jim Cummings, director, writer and star of brand new film ‘Thunder Road’. It’s a tender comedy about a Texan police officer trying to forge a relationship with his young daughter, while also grieving for his recently deceased mother.

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23 May 2019
20 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Lola Kirke: 

You might recognise actress Lola Kirke from Gone Girl and Mistress America but she revealed her musical talents last year with debut album Heart Head West. She dropped into Midori House to play tracks new and old.

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