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Bettany Hughes, Ander Monson and Philip Hook

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12 February 2017

Episode 397

01 hour

We retrace Istanbul’s identities with Bettany Hughes, author of ‘Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities’. Essayist Ander Monson explains writing project ‘March Fadness’, which celebrates music’s one-hit wonders. And Philip Hook, senior director from Sotheby’s, discusses ‘Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers’, showing how art dealers can be as influential as artists.

12 February 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli attempts to forecast next week’s news with Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound.

7 minutes

Chapter 2

17 minutes


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Chapter 2

Bettany Hughes

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Historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes has been visiting Istanbul for the past 30 years – and the last 10 of those have been spent writing an ambitious new book about the area: ‘Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities’.

17 minutes

Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Ander Monson

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Music’s one-hit wonders are being celebrated in an essay-writing project pitting tunes such as Snow’s ‘Informer’ and Des'ree’s ‘You Gotta Be’ against one another in a knockout writing tournament. Ander Monson is the author behind the project known as ‘March Fadness’.

14 minutes

Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Philip Hook

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Sotheby’s senior director of impressionist and modern art, Philip Hook, is well placed to discuss the role of dealers in the art world. And his new book, ‘Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers’, does just that.

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