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Want to hear from the authors, artists, creative thinkers and business leaders shaping your world? The Monocle Weekly presents just that on our longest-running radio programme.

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Brendan Murdock, Anatomē:

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks with designer and entrepreneur Brendan Murdock, founder of London apothecary Anatomē. They speak about the company’s new products and Murdock’s new book, ‘The Modern Apothecary’.

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13 Jun 2024
19 min

Brendan Murdock, Anatomē 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks with designer and entrepreneur Brendan Murdock, founder of London apothecary Anatomē. They speak about the company’s new products and Murdock’s new book, ‘The Modern Apothecary’.

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16 May 2024
20 min

Ace of Base 

 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks with two pop music legends – Jenny Berggren and Ulf Ekberg – from Swedish group Ace of Base. They meet in Copenhagen to discuss their legacy as one of the best-selling bands in the 1990s, as well as their recent documentary for Viaplay.

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5 Apr 2024
15 min

Primavera Sound 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks with Marta Pallarès, head of press for Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival. They discuss its forthcoming 22nd edition, stellar line-up and international expansion. 

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22 Mar 2024
13 min

Farm Rio celebrates 100 years of Copacabana Palace 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco celebrates the centenary of the iconic Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio. He speaks with Belmond brand and marketing director Roberta Almeida and Gabriel Oliveira, Farm Rio’s brand director, who recently launched a special selection of products to celebrate the hotel.

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15 Mar 2024
11 min

Lauro Andrade, DW! São Paulo Design Week 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks with Lauro Andrade, founder of DW! São Paulo Design Week, one of the most important urban-design festivals in the world. They meet at the modernist Edifício Renata Sampaio building to discuss the 13th iteration of the event.

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8 Mar 2024
43 min

MH370’s 10th anniversary 

We hear from the journalists, investigators and aviation analysts whose lives were turned upside down by the aviation world’s greatest mystery: the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which happened 10 years ago today. 

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6 Mar 2024
1 hour 24 min

Oscars special 

For this special episode of ‘The Monocle Weekly’, we look back at interviews with some of this year’s Oscar nominees, including Christopher Nolan of ‘Oppenheimer’, Jeffrey Wright and ‘American Fiction’ to Celine Song of ‘Past Lives’.

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20 Feb 2024
14 min

Bolis Pupul, ‘Letter To Yu’ 

Monocle Radio’s senior correspondent, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, speaks with Belgian-Chinese musician Bolis Pupul about his forthcoming album, ‘Letter To Yu’, a homage to his late mother.

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15 Feb 2024
14 min

Allie X, ‘Girl With No Face’ 

Monocle Radio’s senior correspondent, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, speaks with Toronto-born singer Allie X about her new self-produced album, which is heavily influenced by the sounds of the 1980s.

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2 Feb 2024
16 min

Lorne Balfe 

Monocle Radio’s Laura Kramer speaks with Grammy-winning composer Lorne Balfe about his latest project, the spy comedy Argylle. Balfe reflects on his impressive career and working with the likes of Michael Bay, Matthew Vaughn and Hans Zimmer. Plus: how The Beatles’ last song, ‘Now and Then’, ended up on his new film.

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26 Jan 2024
10 min

Jeffrey Wright, ‘American Fiction’ 

Monocle Radio’s senior correspondent, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, speaks with Jeffrey Wright of ‘American Fiction’, a satirical film nominated for five Oscars, including Best Actor for Wright. 

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19 Jan 2024
8 min

Alexander Payne, ‘The Holdovers’ 

Monocle Radio’s senior correspondent, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, speaks with Alexander Payne, director of ‘The Holdovers’, a dramatic comedy that’s getting Oscar buzz. Set in the 1970s, it follows three lonely people at a New England boarding school over a winter break.

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20 Dec 2023
20 min

Jon Batiste 

Monocle’s Steph Chungu speaks to American musician Jon Batiste about the documentary ‘American Symphony’. He shares the journey that leads up to the symphonic performance, while his partner, Suleika Jaouad, undergoes cancer treatment.

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18 Dec 2023
11 min

Bob van den Oord, Langham Hospitality Group 

Monocle Radio’s senior correspondent, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, speaks to Bob van den Oord, CEO of the Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group. He tells us about a record year for the group and its plans for expansion next year.

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14 Dec 2023
22 min

André Namitala, Handred 

Monocle Radio’s senior correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks with the founder and designer of Brazilian brand Handred. For the latest collection of the brand, he teamed up with the Sergio Rodrigues Institute to create a beautiful collection inspired by the Brazilian furniture designer.

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