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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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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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22 May 2020
13 min

Wolfgang Tillmans: 

While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari catches up with Turner prize-winning artist, Wolfgang Tillmans, to hear his reflections on these unprecedented times.

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19 May 2020
17 min

Pantha du Prince: 

While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Pantha du Prince to learn more about his new album and the opportunity that isolation has presented to reflect on the global networks that connect us to others.

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17 May 2020
13 min

Ghostpoet: 

While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Obaro Ejimiwe, AKA Ghostpoet, to learn more about his listening habits – and what self-production brought to his new album.

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15 May 2020
25 min

Mark Blyth: 

While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari catches up with Mark Blyth, to learn more about his new book, ‘Angrynomics’, co-authored with Erik Lonergan, and how progressive economics could help to stem the tide of the anger that’s reshaping our world.

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56029 Mar 2020
1 hour

Dr Martin Shaw, Matthias Orsett and Ben Myers: 

We take a look at the roots of narrative as we meet master storyteller and mythologist Dr Martin Shaw. Plus, we reflect on a fertile time for experimental music with the man behind a new compilation, Matthias Orsett, and we peek into the dark corners of culture with novelist Ben Myers.

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55922 Mar 2020
1 hour

Sir Christopher Frayling, Tony Nourmand, Zoé Whitley and Peter Meanwell: 

We flick through a book of iconic French New Wave film posters with cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling and Reel Art Press founder Tony Nourmand. Plus, a closer look at a cornerstone of the London art scene, the Chisenhale Gallery, with its new director Zoé Whitley, and we head to Norway for the groundbreaking Borealis Festival – and a chat with its director, Peter Meanwell.

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55815 Mar 2020
1 hour

Pete Paphides, Carl Craig, Kelly Kivland and Will Harris: 

We meet music journalist Pete Paphides to talk about his new book, ‘Broken Greek’, and the impact that music has had on his life. Plus: techno legend Carl Craig and curator Kelly Kivland on Craig’s new installation at New York’s Dia:Beacon, and UK poet Will Harris talks us through his new book, ‘Rendang’.

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5578 Mar 2020
1 hour

Max Alexander, Stanley Donwood and Dr Tessa Roynon: 

We meet Secret Cinema CEO Max Alexander to learn about experiential cinema and artist Stanley Donwood to discuss creativity in the anthropocene and his new book of linocuts, ‘Bad Island’. Plus, as a new documentary on Toni Morrison hits cinemas, we talk about the author’s legacy with Oxford academic Dr Tessa Roynon.

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