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Tomer Baruch, ‘Synthesized Sounds of the Sea’:

Israeli musician Tomer Baruch is known for his Instagram account Animals and Synthesizers, which combines nature videos with synth music. His new project, an album called ‘Synthesized Sounds of the Sea’, is dedicated to marine life, from octopuses to hairy frogfish.

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4 Aug 2022
15 min

Tomer Baruch, ‘Synthesized Sounds of the Sea’: 

Israeli musician Tomer Baruch is known for his Instagram account Animals and Synthesizers, which combines nature videos with synth music. His new project, an album called ‘Synthesized Sounds of the Sea’, is dedicated to marine life, from octopuses to hairy frogfish.

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1 Aug 2022
30 min

‘Abba Voyage’: 

‘Abba Voyage’ recently opened to the public in London.The concert sees Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid perform digitally with a 10-piece band during a residency that is due to run until May 2023, in a purpose-built arena based in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. On this special edition of ‘The Monocle Weekly’, Georgina Godwin meets the world-class creative team: lead producer Svana Gisla, known for her work with David Bowie and Beyoncé, and producer Ludvig Andersson, who worked on ‘Mamma Mia!’. The pair tell us the background to the show, give us more information on the custom-designed venue, reveal a little of the technological wizardry behind the performance and explain how the magic of Abba is celebrated every night.

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17 Jun 2022
10 min

François Ozon: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to French director François Ozon about his new film ‘Everything Went Fine’.

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30 May 2022
18 min

Marisa Monte: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to Brazilian singer Marisa Monte about her forthcoming European tour.

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13 May 2022
16 min

Gary Indiana, Fire Season: 

In this episode, Alexis Self speaks to critic and novelist Gary Indiana about his new essay collection Fire Season, New York City and whether or not there's hope for humanity.

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11 Apr 2022
11 min

Virginie Efira: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to Belgian actress Virginie Efira on her role in Paul Verhoeven’s latest film, ‘Benedetta’.

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7 Apr 2022
14 min

Sofi Tukker: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to US pop duo Sofi Tukker about their forthcoming album ‘Wet Tennis’.

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18 Mar 2022
12 min

Kungs: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to French DJ Kungs about his new album, ‘Club Azur’.

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18 Feb 2022
13 min

Sally Shapiro: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to elusive Swedish duo Sally Shapiro about their new album, ‘Sad Cities’.

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13 Dec 2021
10 min

Paolo Sorrentino and Filippo Scotti: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24 senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and Filippo Scotti, lead actor in new film ‘The Hand of God’.

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30 Nov 2021
60 min

Monocle 24 celebrates 10 years: part eight: 

To celebrate 10 years of Monocle 24, we’re counting down some of our favourite moments on air, from live broadcasts out on the road to coverage of the decade’s biggest news stories. In this eighth edition, we chat with Pharrell Williams as part of Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in Tokyo; sit down with film-maker Steve McQueen; and Tyler Brûlé conducts what would turn out to be Karl Lagerfeld’s final interview.

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25 Nov 2021
60 min

Monocle 24 celebrates 10 years: part seven: 

To celebrate 10 years of Monocle 24, we’re counting down some of our favourite moments on air, from live broadcasts out on the road to coverage of the decade’s biggest news stories. In this seventh edition, we sit down with Formula One star Lewis Hamilton; speak to legendary Australian food stylist Donna Hay; and Andrew Mueller meets Charlie Duke, the lunar-module pilot on Apollo 16.

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24 Nov 2021
1 hour 3 min

Monocle 24 celebrates 10 years: part six: 

To celebrate 10 years of Monocle 24, we’re counting down some of our favourite moments on air, from live broadcasts out on the road to coverage of the decade’s biggest news stories. In this sixth edition, Georgina Godwin meets Oscar-winning actress Sally Field; Gregory Porter performs at Midori House; and Daniel Bach meets Luis Von Ohn, the man behind the hugely popular language-learning platform Duolingo.

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23 Nov 2021
60 min

Monocle 24 celebrates 10 years: part five: 

To celebrate 10 years of Monocle 24, we’re counting down some of our favourite moments on air, from live broadcasts out on the road to coverage of the decade’s biggest news stories. In this fifth edition, Lord Norman Foster joins Tyler Brûlé to talk about big thinking and urban planning; Andrew Mueller speaks to the former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd about his life in politics; and we sit down with Ruth Rogers from London’s River Café.

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22 Nov 2021
42 min

Monocle 24 celebrates 10 years: part four: 

To celebrate 10 years of Monocle 24, we’re counting down some of our favourite moments on air, from live broadcasts out on the road to coverage of the decade’s biggest news stories. In this fourth edition, David Tang tells Tyler Brûlé about his favourite Asian cities; Georgina Godwin speaks to the master of noir crime fiction, James Ellroy; and Fernando Augusto Pacheco sits down with Carla Bruni.

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