The Monocle Weekly

Anu Partanen, Lola Odujinrin and Jim Herrington

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26 November 2017

Episode 438

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A chat with Anu Partanen, the Finnish-American journalist whose book “The Nordic Theory of Everything” explains the best bits of the region to the rest of the world. Plus, we hear from Lola Odujinrin, the pilot whose dream to fly a light plane solo around the world saw him taking the long way around, and we meet photographer and climber Jim Herrington, whose new book “The Climbers” celebrates some of the world’s most high-minded athletes.

26 November 2017

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan joins Robert Bound and Tom Edwards to discuss some of next week’s big stories.

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Chapter 2

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Anu Partanen

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Finnish journalist Anu Partanen has been looking at some of the best qualities of her home region and asking, “Could Nordic welfare work in her adopted home in the US?” The resulting book is “The Nordic Theory of Everything”.

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Lola Odujinrin

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Commercial pilot Lola Odujinrin recently achieved his ambition to fly a light plane solo around the world. He joins us to talk about how he did it.

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Chapter 4

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Jim Herrington

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Photographer Jim Herrington is known for having photographed some of the world’s most distinctive figures: from the Rolling Stones to Morgan Freeman and Dolly Parton. In his new book “The Climbers” he turns his lense on the less well-known faces who have achieved equally impressive heights.

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