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31 January 2016

Episode 343

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Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound sit down with reporter Jack Shenker to learn where Egypt and the legacy of the Arab Spring might be headed. We also talk to psychology expert Maria Konnikova about the murky world of confidence tricksters. Plus: we try to trace the links between art that emerged from Soviet-era Russia and its influence on nations across Africa, with curator Mark Nash.

31 January 2016

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Tom Edwards sits down with Andrew and Robert to look back at the week gone by and ahead to the next seven days.

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Jack Shenker

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We chat to Jack Shenker, a regular Monocle voice, who has now put his experience reporting on Egypt and the events of the Arab Spring into a new book: “The Egyptians: A Radical Story”.

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Maria Konnikova

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Journalist and author Maria Konnikova’s work regularly focuses on the field of psychology. We hear about her latest book, “The Confidence Game”, which looks at how confidence tricksters use psychology to dupe even the most hardened cynics.

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Mark Nash

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Red Africa is a new season of events at London’s Calvert 22 gallery that explores the links between Soviet-era Russia and its influence on countries from Africa to North Korea. Art curator Mark Nash sits down with Robert to talk about his contribution, the exhibition “Things Fall Apart”.

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