The Monocle Weekly

David Baddiel, Kristen Visbal, Francesca Gavin, Matt Tyrnauer and Robert Hammond

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16 April 2017

Episode 406

57 minutes

We’re joined by writer, comedian and broadcaster David Baddiel to discuss his new stage show ‘My Family: Not the Sitcom’. Plus: the sculptor behind the Fearless Girl statue explains her work to art critic Francesca Gavin, and we discuss a new documentary about city-planning activist Jane Jacobs with film-makers and urbanists Matt Tyrnauer and Robert Hammond.

16 April 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Steve Bloomfield and Tom Edwards to discuss the past seven days and the week ahead.

9 minutes

Chapter 2

21 minutes

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Chapter 2

David Baddiel

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David Baddiel has been known to UK TV viewers for the past 30 years for his trademark droll humour, delivered across shows ranging from straight-up comedy to panel shows and documentaries. He talks us through latest project – the stage hit: ‘My Family: Not the Sitcom’.

21 minutes

Chapter 3

12 minutes


Photo: Anthony Quintano

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Chapter 3

Kristen Visbal and Francesca Gavin

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Manhattan statue ‘Fearless Girl’ has divided opinion. We speak to its creator Kristen Visbal and ask art critic Francesca Gavin about the changing face of public art.

12 minutes

Chapter 4

13 minutes


Photo: Photo of Jane Jacobs from Matt Tyrnauer’s CITIZEN JANE BATTLE FOR THE CITY. Courtesy of IFC Films. A Sundance Selects release

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Chapter 4

Matt Tyrnauer and Robert Hammond

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Matt Tyrnauer, editor at large of ‘Vanity Fair’, and Robert Hammond, a co-founder of New York’s High Line park, have made a documentary about urban-planning activist Jane Jacobs. It’s called ‘Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’, and the filmmakers joined the Weekly team to tell Jacobs’ story.

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