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18 Apr 2022
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Spring music releases: 

Georgie Rogers and Fernando Augusto Pacheco join Robert Bound to look ahead to the most exciting albums of the coming months, including new releases from a Brazilian pop star, a classic British indie band and a camera-shy cowboy.

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4 Apr 2022
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘Henry VI’: Behind the scenes of a new play of heroic proportions: 

While some of William Shakespeare’s plays are reproduced again and again, there are others that theatre companies tend to steer clear of. The Royal Shakespeare Company is undertaking the challenge of putting on ‘Henry VI: Part II’, renaming it ‘Henry VI: Rebellion’, which has the longest dramatis personae of any Shakespearean drama. We go behind the scenes and speak to those putting on this epic play.

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21 Mar 2022
30 min

Monocle on Culture - The American Song Contest: Eurovision heads stateside: 

The 65-year old mainstay of the European cultural calendar, the Eurovision Song Contest, heads across the Atlantic this week. A new show will pit all 50 states, five US territories and Washington DC against each other in a spinoff of dazzling proportions. We chat to the show’s producers about the challenges of Americanising the format, and Robert Bound is joined by Emily Yahr and Fernando Augusto Pacheco to discuss what might be in store.

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28 Feb 2022
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘The Collaboration’: a new play about Basquiat and Warhol: 

In 1980s New York, two notorious members of the city’s art scene have just met. Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat become close friends and collaborators as they plan to hold a joint exhibition, which promises to be the greatest in the history of modern art. ‘The Collaboration’, a new play at London’s Young Vic Theatre, tells this story. We speak to its writer, Anthony McCarten, director Kwame Kwei-Armah and stars Jeremy Pope and Paul Bettany.

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31 Jan 2022
30 min

Monocle on Culture - LA women: 

In December 2021, we lost two of the West Coast’s literary greats: Eve Babitz and Joan Didion. This week, Robert Bound is joined by Lili Anolik, author of ‘Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of LA’, and David Ulin, books editor of ‘Alta Journal’, a quarterly publication that celebrates California and the West. They discuss the imprint that Didion and Babitz left on the Los Angeles literary scene and how they expanded what women’s writing was and could be.

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10 Jan 2022
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Review: ‘Licorice Pizza’: 

Robert Bound and guests Simran Hans and Jason Solomons discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, a coming-of-age tale set in the heady summer heat of 1970s California. Underpinned by a soundtrack of original music and 1970s classics, the film winds a gentle story of young love with riotous escapades and cameos from the likes of Sean Penn and Bradley Cooper.

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3 Jan 2022
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Looking ahead to 2022: 

We look to the year ahead with guests Amah-Rose Abrams, John Mitchinson and Scott Bryan, who recommend the art exhibitions, books and TV series that should be on our radar this season.

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20 Dec 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - 2021 in review: 

Robert Bound and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.

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6 Dec 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Who has the best Christmas song of 2021?: 

Robert Bound is joined by Will Hodgkinson and Georgie Rogers for a fun festive review of the season’s music releases, including albums and singles by Norah Jones, Eagles of Death Metal, Mariah Carey and Abba.

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29 Nov 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Review: ‘House of Gucci’: 

Robert Bound, Tim Robey and Simran Hans discuss the accents, outfits and performances in Ridley Scott’s true-crime drama, ‘House of Gucci’. Has it lived up to the hype?

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22 Nov 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘Keyboard Fantasies’, libraries and a Balearic disco: 

We meet Posy Dixon, the director of new documentary ‘Keyboard Fantasies’, which tells the story of how musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland found an audience 30 years after the release of his album. Plus: we nip over to a new exhibition in Naples to talk about book collecting and the importance of libraries, and meet the Venezuelan DJ who has put together a compilation album of Ibizan music from the 1980s that’s just the shot of vitamin D we need.

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15 Nov 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘London Grads Now 21’, Saatchi Gallery: 

We celebrate the next generation of artists at the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘London Grads Now 21’ exhibition, which brings together work by students from major art schools across the capital.

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8 Nov 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Selling the silver screen: 

We head to Prop Store, an auction house that specialises in the sale of objects and costumes from some of the biggest blockbusters in film history. Inside, we find Batman, Spiderman, Marty McFly’s hoverboard, replicas of some of cinema’s most notorious monsters and all sorts of other artefacts, all ready to go under the hammer.

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1 Nov 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Pablo Larraín and a seasonal lookahead: 

Chilean director Pablo Larraín tells us about his new Princess Diana biopic, ‘Spencer’. Back in the studio, Robert Bound is joined by journalists Susannah Butter and Kate Hutchinson to review this autumn’s best books and album releases.

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25 Oct 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Review: ‘Dune’: 

Robert Bound is joined by film critics Simran Hans and Karen Krizanovich to review Denis Villeneuve's epic new sci-fi blockbuster, ‘Dune’.

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11 Oct 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - 10 years of ‘Monocle on Culture’: 

To celebrate 10 years of Monocle 24, some of our regular critics talk to us about the defining moments of the past decade in art, music and film. Robert Bound is joined by Tim Robey, Francesca Gavin and Will Hodgkinson.

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4 Oct 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Emile Mosseri, Kapwani Kiwanga and Jessica Hawkins: 

Musicians Emile Mosseri and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith tell us about their new collaborative album; we chat to Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga about her archival work at Art Basel; and we meet the British stunt driver Jessica Hawkins, who landed her first on-screen job on the new James Bond movie.

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27 Sep 2021
30 min

Monocle on Culture - James Bond: ‘No Time to Die’: 

We speak to director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson about the much-anticipated new James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’. They discuss the long-awaited movie, how Daniel Craig has shaped the character of 007 and making Bond for 2021.

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