The Monocle Weekly

Laura Shapiro, Alex Klein and Don Thompson

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21 January 2018

Episode 446

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Author, historian and journalist Laura Shapiro discusses her book ‘What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories’. Plus, we learn how to build a computer with Alex Klein, co-founder of technology startup Kano, and find out how it’s possible – and whether it’s sensible – that some artworks fetch prices in the millions of dollars with economist Don Thompson.

21 January 2018

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Bill Leuty joins Tom Edwards and Henry Rees-Sheridan to look at the week just gone and the one coming up.

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Laura Shapiro

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Writer and culinary historian Laura Shapiro’s new book, ‘What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories’, looks at the role food plays in our lives both past and present.

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Alex Klein

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The entrepreneur and co-founder of Kano joins us to explain why he thinks new technology should be accessible and easy to create – not just to own.

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Don Thompson

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In his new book ‘The Orange Balloon Dog’, economist Don Thompson seeks to explain some of the seemingly inexplicable trends seen in the art market.

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