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Adam Goodes:

In a special interview, Andrew Mueller catches up with Adam Goodes, a legend of Australian Rules football and the subject of a new documentary, ‘The Australian Dream’, which tells the story of Goodes’s life and career, and examines racism in sport and society.

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29 Oct 2020
11 min

Richard Dawson: 

Monocle’s Augustin Macellari talks to songwriter Richard Dawson to learn more about the way his prophetic ‘2020’ album changed in light of the year’s tumult.

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1719 Oct 2020
16 min

Rose Glass: 

We catch up with Rose Glass to learn about faith, art and film school as her stunning directorial debut ‘Saint Maud’ arrives in cinemas.

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1612 Oct 2020
14 min

Carla Bruni: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to singer-songwriter Carla Bruni about her eponymous new album, which was recorded during lockdown.

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159 Oct 2020
13 min

Annie: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to Norwegian singer Annie about her album ‘Dark Hearts’, which is out on 16 October and is packed with excellent synth pop.

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143 Oct 2020
22 min

Trevor Paglen: 

In this special interview, Monocle’s Augustin Macellari talks to artist Trevor Paglen about his new London exhibition, ‘Bloom’, and reflects on how technology’s complicated systems are shaping our lives.

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1330 Aug 2020
15 min

Dieter Meier: 

In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with Dieter Meier, one half of Swiss electro duo Yello. The band are back with a new album, ‘Point’, and Meier tells us about his latest food ventures: a winery, restaurant and chocolatiers.

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1229 Jul 2020
50 min

The Thinker’s Edition: politics and risk: 

In the third instalment of our special new series, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel of experts and philosophers to discuss politics, risk and how the political landscape will look beyond coronavirus. Joining us this week is political scientist and president of Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer; philosopher and political theorist, Phillip Pettit, and Associate Professor of Political Theory at The University of Oxford, Teresa M Bejan.

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1128 Jul 2020
19 min

Shirley Collins: 

Shirley Collins’ decade-spanning career has cemented her position as a cornerstone of English folk music. Monocle 24’s Augustin Macellari learns more about the relevance of ancient music on her new album, ‘Heart’s Ease’.

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1012 Jul 2020
41 min

The Thinkers Edition: Equal Citizens: 

In the second instalment of our special new series, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel of experts and philosophers to reflect on the changing nature of citizenship and equality around the world.

Joining us this week is Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ayona Datta, Professor in Urban Geography at University College London and Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Social Science at New York University.

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911 Jul 2020
15 min

Céu: 

In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with fellow Brazilian singer Céu on her new album ‘APKÁ’, which extends her engagement with tropical electronica beats.

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810 Jul 2020
22 min

Kelly Lee Owens: 

While the ‘Monocle Weekly’ takes a break, we’re still keeping up with culture and the arts. In this special interview, experimental musical artist Kelly Lee Owens discusses her forthcoming album ‘Inner Song’ with Monocle’s Augustin Macellari.

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5 Jul 2020
45 min

The Thinkers Edition: Life in the City: 

In the first of a new series of The Monocle Weekly, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel discussion with leading academics and analysts in urbanism and sociology, taking a deeper look at the changing make-up of our cities and social structures.

Joining us this week is Christoph Lindner, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London, Richard Sennett, a Senior Advisor to the UN on its Program on Climate Change and Cities and Dr Brandi Thompson Summers, an Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS) at the University of California, Berkeley.

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29 Jun 2020
11 min

Thomas Clay: 

The Monocle Weekly is on a short break but we’re keeping up to speed with all things cultural. As Thomas Clay’s long-awaited period thriller, ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’, hits streaming services, Augustin Macellari caught up with him to reflect on a strange moment in English history.

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21 Jun 2020
16 min

Donny Benet: 

In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with Australian singer Donny Benét to hear about his new album ‘Mr Experience’, described as a soundtrack to a dinner party in the late 1980s.

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56114 Jun 2020
30 min

Adam Goodes: 

In a special interview, Andrew Mueller catches up with Adam Goodes, a legend of Australian Rules football and the subject of a new documentary, ‘The Australian Dream’, which tells the story of Goodes’s life and career, and examines racism in sport and society.

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