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3 Jan 2021
1 hour

The Curator - Big name special: Part 2: 

Markus Hippi looks back on a year of big-name interviews across Monocle 24.

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27 Dec 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Big name special: Part 1: 

Markus Hippi looks back on a year of big-name interviews across Monocle 24.

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7 Dec 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Jonathan Coe: 

Novelist Jonathan Coe joins Robert Bound to discuss his new book, ‘Mr Wilder and Me’, a fictional depiction of a young woman who finds herself on a Greek island working for American film director Billy Wilder.

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22 Nov 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

This week: Irish writer and activist Sinéad Burke discusses judging the 2021 International Woolmark prize; Nigella Lawson shares a top recipe; and we meet Norwegian travel writer, Erika Fatland.

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16 Nov 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - 2020 vision: 

In this 2020 television bonanza, we discuss the streaming services eyeing up linear TV opportunities, whether the news has been the most popular TV show of the year and how well satirists are keeping up with the rolling headlines. Robert Bound is joined by guests Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Inkoo Kang and Scott Bryan.

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9 Nov 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘Shirley’: 

Anna Smith and Lucy Scholes join Robert Bound to review ‘Shirley’, Josephine Decker’s new film starring Elisabeth Moss, based on the life of the US horror writer Shirley Jackson.

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2 Nov 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Autumn 2020 preview: 

To recommend the best music, television programmes and books still to come this year, Robert Bound is joined by Sharmaine Lovegrove, publisher at Dialogue Books; Ammar Kalia, The Guardian’s assistant TV editor; and the writer and editor Liv Siddall.

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26 Oct 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - James O’Brien: 

Writer and broadcaster James O'Brien joins Robert Bound to talk about his new book ‘How Not To Be Wrong’, a more personal follow-up to his last, ‘How To Be Right’. They discuss the difference between winning an argument and being right, how much language gets in the way, and the penny-drop moments for both him and his listeners.

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5 Oct 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Miranda July: 

As her new film, ‘Kajillionaire’, is shown at the London Film Festival, director Miranda July tells Robert Bound about the characters, colours and conversations that brought it to life.

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22 Jan 2021
23 min

The Monocle Weekly - Lauren Oyler: 

‘The Monocle Weekly’ catches up with writer and critic Lauren Oyler, to learn more about her remarkable debut novel ‘Fake Accounts’, which explores the mendacity and compulsion woven into social media.

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12 Jan 2021
30 min

The Monocle Weekly - Richard Mosse: 

In this exclusive interview, Monocle’s Augustin Macellari meets Richard Mosse, whose unique view on documentary photography has shone a fresh light on some of the world’s forgotten conflicts and offered audiences insight into the struggle of refugees seeking safety in Europe. From his studio in New York, he discusses his practice and tells us more about his new project in the Amazon.

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7 Jan 2021
18 min

Monocle on Culture - The Power of Sound: Susan Rogers: 

When Susan Rogers started out as an audio technician she had no idea that she would eventually contribute to some of the biggest pop hits ever made. She is best known for being Prince’s sound engineer on seminal albums including ‘Purple Rain’, but she has also worked with the likes of David Byrne, KD Lang, Barenaked Ladies and Tricky as an engineer and producer. These days the Californian has turned to education. Rogers currently teaches at the famed Berklee College of Music where her interests lie particularly in psychoacoustics. Rogers tells us about her unexpected path into recording, some mind-blowing moments in the studio and, of course, a few tales about working with Prince.

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17 Dec 2020
10 min

Monocle on Culture - The Power of Sound: Jamie Cullum: 

Grammy-nominated jazz star Jamie Cullum tells us about the making of his first ever Christmas album, ‘The Pianoman at Christmas’. He discusses the keys and chords that make classic Christmas songs, the festive music he was brought up on and why this is also a time of year for the spooky and the melancholic.

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3 Dec 2020
13 min

Monocle on Culture - The Power of Sound: Chris Watson: 

Award-winning sound recordist Chris Watson is one of the leading documenters of the natural world, having recorded wildlife across all continents. Watson is also a musician and was a founding member of experimental group Cabaret Voltaire in the early 1980s. His compositions can be heard across radio and TV, including in the HBO series ‘Chernobyl’ and David Attenborough’s ‘Life’ and ‘Frozen Planet’, and he has been exhibited in the National Gallery and The Louvre. In this episode he talks about where his passion for sound came from, and some of the experiences it has offered him, recording everything from blue whales in Baja to hedgehogs in his Northumberland garden. Plus: we hear recordings from his album ‘Stepping into the Dark’.

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19 Nov 2020
17 min

The Monocle Weekly - Lisa Rovner: 

We meet Lisa Rovner, the director behind a new documentary ‘Sisters with Transistors’, which shines a light on the pioneering women who helped to shape early electronic music.

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30 Oct 2020
12 min

The Monocle Weekly - Natalie Erika James: 

We meet Natalie Erika James, director of ‘Relic’, to learn more about ageing, loss and the very personal inspiration for her chilling debut.

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19 Oct 2020
16 min

The Monocle Weekly - Rose Glass: 

We catch up with Rose Glass to learn about faith, art and film school as her stunning directorial debut ‘Saint Maud’ arrives in cinemas.

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12 Oct 2020
14 min

The Monocle Weekly - Carla Bruni: 

In this special interview, Monocle 24’s culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to singer-songwriter Carla Bruni about her eponymous new album, which was recorded during lockdown.

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