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The Monocle Weekly

Want to hear from the authors, artists, creative thinkers and business leaders shaping your world? Hosts Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound present just that on our longest-running radio programme.

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Dale Pinnock, Ed Eisler and Tomos Lewis:

Dale Pinnock, known as the ‘medicinal chef’, gives Robert Bound and Tom Edwards food for thought as we start the new year. We also find out where to find the world’s best teas with Ed Eisler, founder of Jing Tea, and Monocle’s Tomos Lewis discusses the virtues of waterside living in his adopted home of Toronto.

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39315 Jan 2017

Dale Pinnock, Ed Eisler and Tomos Lewis: 

Dale Pinnock, known as the ‘medicinal chef’, gives Robert Bound and Tom Edwards food for thought as we start the new year. We also find out where to find the world’s best teas with Ed Eisler, founder of Jing Tea, and Monocle’s Tomos Lewis discusses the virtues of waterside living in his adopted home of Toronto.

3928 Jan 2017

Stuart Semple, Tim Marshall and Anna Smith: 

Artist Stuart Semple explains why he created what he thinks is the world’s pinkest-ever shade of pink; foreign-affairs journalist Tim Marshall discusses the history of flags as detailed in his book ‘Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags’; and we look ahead to some of 2017’s most anticipated film releases with critic Anna Smith.

3911 Jan 2017

Looking ahead to 2017: 

We talk to our bureau chiefs around the globe to look ahead to what the new year will bring in the worlds of global affairs, culture, design and more.

39025 Dec 2016

The Monocle Weekly Christmas special: 

Featuring British actor Jason Isaacs discussing new Netflix hit ‘The OA’, food with Danish writer Trine Hahnemann, wine with Kathleen Burk, music from Bill Laurance and design chat with Peter Murray and Eva Calduch.

38918 Dec 2016

The Monocle Weekly: best of 2016: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound revisit some of our favourite chats from the past 12 months. Includes Italian director Luca Guadagnino, actor Ethan Hawke, broadcaster and comedy favourite Harry Shearer and many more.

38811 Dec 2016

Leo Villareal, Sarah Gaventa, Tom Burges Watson, Ben Parker and Margaret Sweeney: 

Light-artist Leo Villareal and public-space expert Sarah Gaventa discuss ‘The Illuminated River’: a bold new plan to light up London’s bridges at night. Plus: journalist Tom Burges Watson on France 24’s 10th anniversary and we hear from Ben Parker of Made Thought – and paper-business expert Margaret Sweeney – about how they’re looking to the future with paper brand GF Smith.

9 Dec 2016

The Classics 6: Andy Bell: 

We delve into the ‘The Monocle Weekly’ archives to revisit a chat with Andy Bell, one half of synth-pop masters Erasure with producer Vince Clarke. Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck and Culture editor Robert Bound talk through three decades of hits – and give a little respect.

Original air date: 1 November 2015.

3874 Dec 2016

Nitin Sawhney, Patrick Shen and Alan Connor: 

Summary: We welcome musician and composer Nitin Sawhney with his new ‘Animal Symphony’, documentary-maker Patrick Shen talks about his latest film, ‘In Pursuit of Silence’, and author Alan Connor accepts questions about his new book, ‘The Joy of Quiz’.

2 Dec 2016

The Classics 5: Jimmy Wales: 

We delve through ‘The Monocle Weekly’ archive from Monocle 24’s first five years on air and revisit a 2013 interview with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. The technology guru came to Studio 1 to discuss London’s position as a start-up hub and technology’s role in activism.

Original air date: 18 August 2013

38627 Nov 2016

Darren Wall, David Pajo, Clara Gaggero Westaway and Adrian Westaway: 

We welcome back Darren Wall, the publisher whose beautifully designed books shed light on the evolution of unsung technology stories. Plus, musician David Pajo (also known as Papa M) talks us through his new record and design duo Clara Gaggero Westaway and Adrian Westaway of Special Projects highlight the unlikely common ground found between wellbeing and flat-pack furniture.

25 Nov 2016

The Classics 4: Julien Temple: 

Our regular look back at ‘The Monocle Weekly’ and Monocle 24’s first five years on air takes us to a 2012 interview with British film director Julien Temple. He visited Midori House to talk to Robert Bound about his latest film ‘London: The Modern Babylon’. During the interview they looked at the evolving nature of London that – since their talk – has been transformed politically and socially yet again.

Original air date: 5 August 2012.

38520 Nov 2016

Alex Hartley, Robert Glasper, Tim Wharton: 

Jazz and hip-hop musician Robert Glasper talks us through his album ‘ArtScience’ and artist Alex Hartley explains his exhibition ‘After You Left’, which plays with notions of time. Plus: Tim Wharton on new book ‘Ugly Food’.

38413 Nov 2016

Ed Stocker, Tomos Lewis, Simon Coley, Tom Barton and Florian Kaps: 

After a week that shook global politics we discuss what Donald Trump will bring to Washington as president-elect of the US. Plus: a chat on how to do ethical business with Simon Coley of Karma Cola and Tom Barton of Honest Burgers, and we speak to Florian Kaps, co-founder of The Impossible Project, about his new book ‘Polaroid: The Magic Material’.

11 Nov 2016

The Classics 3: Kylie Minogue: 

This week our show looking back at some of our favourite interviews from the past few years on air revisits a chat with Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue. She stopped by Midori House in between playing sold-out concerts, telling Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé and Culture editor Robert Bound how to put on a show.

Original air date: 5 October 2014.

3836 Nov 2016

Deyan Sudjic, Mimi Mollica and Paula Zuccotti: 

This week we talk to Deyan Sudjic, director of the soon-to-be-opened Design Museum in London. Plus: the latest project of Italian photographer Mimi Mollica and the everyday objects of US candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the latest series of photographs by Paula Zuccotti.

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