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Gabrielle Langholtz, Luca Silvestrini and Paul Fleckney:

Author and food writer Gabrielle Langholtz talks us through ‘America: The Cookbook’. We also speak to Italian choreographer Luca Silvestrini about his production ‘Border Tales’ and meet writer Paul Fleckney, whose new book celebrates life from a dog’s point of view.

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43612 Nov 2017
49 min

Gabrielle Langholtz, Luca Silvestrini and Paul Fleckney: 

Author and food writer Gabrielle Langholtz talks us through ‘America: The Cookbook’. We also speak to Italian choreographer Luca Silvestrini about his production ‘Border Tales’ and meet writer Paul Fleckney, whose new book celebrates life from a dog’s point of view.

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10 Nov 2017
13 min

The Classics 46: Karl Hyde: 

Musician Karl Hyde, one half of UK duo Underworld, joins us to talk about his 30-year career, bringing experimental and innovative music to the mainstream.

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4355 Nov 2017
1 hour

Sally Howard, Clare Liardet and Marion Rankine: 

Journalist and author Sally Howard discusses fashion, gender and how her collaborative show with Kinshasa-based photographer Junior D Kannah is highlighting both. Plus, we meet cook Clare Liardet to discuss non-alcoholic cocktails and her book ‘Dry’, and learn about the history of the humble umbrella with author Marion Rankine – as detailed in her new book ‘Brolliology’.

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3 Nov 2017
11 min

The Classics 45: Eleanor Catton: 

The Man Booker prize-winning novelist discusses her approach to writing with Monocle's Georgina Godwin.

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43429 Oct 2017
46 min

Little Dragon, Richard Power Sayeed and Ben Eastham: 

We meet Swedish electro band Little Dragon. Plus: Richard Power Sayeed on his latest book ‘1997’ and why that year was a defining one for the UK and Ben Eastham from ‘The White Review’ on their book chronicling the magazine’s history.

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27 Oct 2017
13 min

The Classics 44: Thurston Moore: 

A listen back to a conversation with art-rock musician Thurston Moore, discussing collaboration, storytelling and how a sense of place informs his music.

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43322 Oct 2017
1 hour

Dina Buno, Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini, Francesca Gavin and Mark Cousins: 

We meet Dina Buno, whose story is the topic of a new award-winning documentary, along with the film’s creators Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles. Plus: art curator and critic Francesca Gavin explains why the humble mushroom is the subject of her Paris show ‘Champignons!’ and film-maker and writer Mark Cousins talks us through his new book ‘The Story of Looking’.

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20 Oct 2017
10 min

The Classics 43: Paul A Young: 

We listen back to a chat about the timeless appeal of chocolate making with renowned London-based chocolatier Paul A Young.

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43215 Oct 2017
51 min

David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt, Mark Mason and Martin Usborne: 

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt talk us through their new book: ‘The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World’. We also discuss the joys of a good quiz with writer Mark Mason and talk to photographer and book-publisher Martin Usborne about new title ‘Really Good Dog Photography’.

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13 Oct 2017
12 min

The Classics 42: Langlands & Bell: 

A listen back to our conversation with Turner prize-nominated artists and designers Nikki Bell and Ben Langlands – known as artistic duo Langlands & Bell. They joined us to discuss their new work celebrating the life and career of London transport innovator Frank Pick.

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4318 Oct 2017
1 hour

John Akomfrah, Rachael Jolley and Paul Major: 

Artist and film-maker John Akomfrah joins us to discuss his new work ‘Purple’, which examines the ways climate change can affect communities around the globe. We also discuss why radio and podcasts are enjoying a golden age with Rachael Jolley, editor of ‘Index on Censorship’, whose new edition focuses on the airwaves as a tool for communication. Plus: musician and record-dealer Paul Major of the band Endless Boogie tells us how he’s made a career from hunting out obscure vinyl and forgotten gems, as profiled in his new book ‘Feel the Music’.

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6 Oct 2017
15 min

The Classics 41: Susie Dent: 

Lexicographer and etymologist Susie Dent joins Monocle’s Rob Bound and Tom Edwards to discuss her book ‘Dent’s Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain’. It looks at the uniquely specialist terms and slang used by professionals ranging from the media to emergency-room medics.

Original air date: 23 October 2016

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4301 Oct 2017
1 hour

Tony Allen, Rob Sears and Emmy the Great: 

Music legend Tony Allen on his new album ‘The Source’ and his long and varied career. Plus: writer Rob Sears, creator of new book ‘The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump’, explains why the US president’s social-media outbursts are an inspiration to him, and we welcome back musician Emmy the Great to discuss why she’s helping put the words of Jane Austen to music.

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29 Sep 2017
15 min

The Classics 40: Lauren Collins: 

Staff writer for ‘The New Yorker’ Lauren Collins joins us to discuss the challenges and humour to be found in learning a new language. Original air date: 16 October 2016.

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42924 Sep 2017
1 hour

Michael Winterbottom, Sarah Hyndman and Ben Arogundade: 

We speak to director Michael Winterbottom about his latest effort, ‘On the Road’. Plus: design researcher Sarah Hyndman on typography and what it says about you writer, and publisher and entrepreneur Ben Arogundade on his new book about Barack Obama magazine and newspaper covers.

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