The Monocle Weekly

Shawn Levy, Jenny Hval and Zahra Hankir

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11 August 2019

Episode 527

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Author Shawn Levy reveals the secrets of Hollywood’s most hedonistic – and iconic – hotel: the Chateau Marmont. Plus Norwegian cult singer-songwriter Jenny Hval tells us about her eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Practice of Love’. We also hear from Lebanese-British journalist Zahra Hankir, editor of ‘Our Women on the Ground’, a new book detailing the experiences of female journalists in the Arab world.

11 August 2019

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle’s Tom Edwards joins Augustin Macellari and Fernando Augusto Pacheco for a look ahead to next week’s news.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Shawn Levy

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Author Shawn Levy joins us to discuss his new book ‘The Castle on Sunset,’ which tells the stories hidden behind the walls of the Chateau Marmont, long Hollywood’s most notorious hotel.

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Chapter 3

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Jenny Hval

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Norwegian musician Jenny Hval has attracted critical acclaim for her beautiful, melodic and sometimes unsettling work. Monocle’s Tom Hall sits down with her to find out more about her upcoming album, ‘The Practice of Love.’

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Zahra Hankir

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Over recent years, a new generation of fearless female journalists have been reporting from the front line of the changes rocking the Arab world. We hear from journalist Zahra Hankir, the editor of new book ‘Our Women on the Ground’, which tells their stories firsthand.

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