The Monocle Weekly

John Ralston Saul, Ruben Östlund and Lana Gay

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25 March 2018

Episode 455

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Writer, philosopher and former president of Pen International John Ralston Saul joins us to discuss where the world might be headed and why his book, ‘The Collapse of Globalism’, is being updated for a new edition. Plus, Swedish film director Ruben Östlund talks us through his latest release ‘The Square’ and Canadian DJ and music journalist Lana Gay previews this weekend’s Juno awards ceremony in Vancouver.

25 March 2018

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks ahead to some of next week’s possible stories with Robert Bound and Tom Edwards.

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John Ralston Saul

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Canadian writer and philosopher John Ralston Saul is the former president of Pen International and his book, ‘The Collapse of Globalism’, first published more than a decade ago, looks at the forces that have shaped society over the past 50 years. He joins us to discuss why he’s updated the book to include perspective on the turbulent times we currently live in.

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Ruben Östlund

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Swedish film director Ruben Östlund created the darkly comic success that was ‘Force Majeure’ back in 2014. He talks to Monocle’s Gaia Lutz about his latest production ‘The Square’, a satire that skewers everything from contemporary art to male privilege.

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Lana Gay

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With the Juno awards currently celebrating the best in Canadian musical talent, we talk to music journalist and radio DJ Lana Gay in Vancouver about the ceremony and some of the best music the nation has to offer.

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