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Simon Garfield, Maya Benton and Giles Whittell

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4 November 2018

Episode 487

51 minutes


Photo: Mara Vishniac Kohn

We welcome back polymath Simon Garfield whose new book, ‘In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate the World’, zooms in on the world’s mini marvels. Plus: photography curator Maya Benton talks us through two exhibitions that are running simultaneously and showcase the work of photographer Roman Vishniac, and writer and journalist Giles Whittell discusses his new book ‘Snow: The Biography’.

4 November 2018

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Bill Leuty joins Tom Edwards and Augustin Macellari to look ahead to some of next week’s news.

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Chapter 2

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Simon Garfield

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Simon Garfield returns to The Weekly to talk about his new book ‘In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate the World’, which looks at why shrinking the everyday is such a compulsive part of the human psyche.

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Chapter 3

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Photo: Mara Vishniac Kohn

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Maya Benton

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‘Roman Vishniac Rediscovered’, at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Jewish Museum in London, showcases the Russian-American photographer’s career. His images have helped define our understanding of the lead-up to the Second World War and beyond. Curator Maya Benton tells us more.

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Chapter 4

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Giles Whittell

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With winter closing in, writer and journalist Giles Whittell has been exploring why snow adds mystery and magic to any scene. He sits down to tell us why it’s the inspiration behind his new book ‘Snow: The Biography’.

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