The Monocle Weekly

Scott Z Burns, DJ Shadow and Teresa Monachino

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3 November 2019

Episode 539

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The enhanced interrogation techniques employed by US security services in the wake of 9/11 remain an international scandal. Director and screenwriter Scott Z Burns joins us to discuss ‘The Report’, his new political procedural that unpicks how the shocking truth came to light. Plus: legendary hip-hop beatmaker DJ Shadow unpacks his latest album, and we hear from designer Teresa Monachino whose interventions in text cast a fresh eye on the oddities of the English language.

3 November 2019

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Introduction

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

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Chapter 2

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Scott Z Burns

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Screenwriter and director Scott Z Burns joins us to discuss his new film, ‘The Report,’ which takes a close look at the inquiry that exposes the truth of America’s enhanced interrogation techniques.

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DJ Shadow

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Legendary beatmaker DJ Shadow became a household name when his debut album - composed almost entirely of samples - made waves around the world. He tells the Monocle Weekly about his latest release, ‘Our Pathetic Age’.

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Chapter 4

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Teresa Monachino

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The English language is an undeniably strange thing. Designer Teresa Monachino’s column, ‘Words Fail Me’, has been a Private Eye staple for years. She explains how a simple visual touch can be used to highlight the oddest of linguistic conventions.

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