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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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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 Jan 2021
23 min

Lauren Oyler: 

‘The Monocle Weekly’ catches up with writer and critic Lauren Oyler, to learn more about her remarkable debut novel ‘Fake Accounts’, which explores the mendacity and compulsion woven into social media.

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12 Jan 2021
30 min

Richard Mosse: 

In this exclusive interview, Monocle’s Augustin Macellari meets Richard Mosse, whose unique view on documentary photography has shone a fresh light on some of the world’s forgotten conflicts and offered audiences insight into the struggle of refugees seeking safety in Europe. From his studio in New York, he discusses his practice and tells us more about his new project in the Amazon.

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211 Dec 2020
25 min

Peter Bagge: 

Legendary underground cartoonist Peter Bagge joins Monocle 24 to reflect on a career in comics as his seminal series ‘Hate’ is republished as a complete collection.

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19 Nov 2020
17 min

Lisa Rovner: 

We meet Lisa Rovner, the director behind a new documentary ‘Sisters with Transistors’, which shines a light on the pioneering women who helped to shape early electronic music.

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30 Oct 2020
12 min

Natalie Erika James: 

We meet Natalie Erika James, director of ‘Relic’, to learn more about ageing, loss and the very personal inspiration for her chilling debut.

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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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