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3 Aug 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - The Fight: 

Robert Bound speaks to film-maker Eli B Despres about ‘The Fight’, a new documentary that he’s co-directed about four different cases taken on by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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27 Jul 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Back to business: 

As Tate reopens its museums, we visit Tate Modern to speak to art critic Louisa Buck and Tate’s director, Maria Balshaw, about the importance of seeing art in the flesh and the new challenges of running a gallery.

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20 Jul 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - A time for change?: 

Robert Bound is joined by guests from the film, publishing, art and music industries to talk about the future of the arts, how they have been affected by lockdown and whether this is an opportunity for positive change.

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13 Jul 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘The Booksellers’: 

We speak to DW Young and Judith Mizrachy, the director and producer of new documentary ‘The Booksellers’, which offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of New York’s book collectors and traders.

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6 Jul 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Summer round-up: 

We dial up some of our cultural experts to find out what we should be watching, listening to and reading this summer. Robert Bound chats to broadcaster and journalist Kate Hutchinson, the writer Alex Preston and film critic Simran Hans.

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29 Jun 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Brit Bennett: 

Author Brit Bennett tells Robert Bound about her new novel, ‘The Vanishing Half’, which explores the lives of twin sisters in a black community in the US Deep South, who run away and live their lives differently: one as black, the other as white.

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22 Jun 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Home: 

The AppleTV+ documentary series ‘Home’ visits unique properties around the world that have a sustainable or social remit. Robert Bound speaks to the series director, Doug Pray, and one of the featured designers, Christopher Brown, about what ‘home’ means.

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15 Jun 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Reopening the Guggenheim: 

The directors of the Guggenheim’s Bilbao, Venice andNew York museums reflect on what they’ve missed since we went into lockdown, how they have been getting their art fixes and how things are different now as gallery doors reopen.

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8 Jun 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Róisín Murphy: 

Solo artist Róisín Murphy, the former lead singer of Moloko, tells us about the wonderfully trippy home music videos that she’s been making during lockdown and how her influences include Italian TV shows, queer music culture and cities with big rivers.

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1 Jun 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Full stream ahead : 

Since people have been cooped up indoors thanks to the pandemic, streaming services have seen an uptick in viewership. We speak to two programme directors from MUBI and Curzon to find out about the opportunities that this presents.

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25 May 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - What’s the future for music mags?: 

As some publications are suspended while others are in danger of being discontinued, we explore how the music press is holding up during the pandemic – and why it’s important that we keep it going. Robert Bound speaks to Stuart Stubbs, editor of ‘Loud and Quiet’ and Laura Snapes, deputy music editor at ‘The Guardian’.

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18 May 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Richard Russell, XL Recordings: 

We speak to Richard Russell, head of XL Recordings, about his new book, his career producing records for the likes of Adele and Bobby Womack and his collaboration with Gil Scott-Heron.

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11 Jul 2020
15 min

The Monocle Weekly - Céu: 

In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with fellow Brazilian singer Céu on her new album ‘APKÁ’, which extends her engagement with tropical electronica beats.

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5 Jul 2020
45 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Thinkers Edition: Life in the City: 

In the first of a new series of The Monocle Weekly, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel discussion with leading academics and analysts in urbanism and sociology, taking a deeper look at the changing make-up of our cities and social structures.

Joining us this week is Christoph Lindner, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London, Richard Sennett, a Senior Advisor to the UN on its Program on Climate Change and Cities and Dr Brandi Thompson Summers, an Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS) at the University of California, Berkeley.

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21 Jun 2020
16 min

The Monocle Weekly - Donny Benet: 

In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with Australian singer Donny Benét to hear about his new album ‘Mr Experience’, described as a soundtrack to a dinner party in the late 1980s.

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22 May 2020
13 min

The Monocle Weekly - Wolfgang Tillmans: 

While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari catches up with Turner prize-winning artist, Wolfgang Tillmans, to hear his reflections on these unprecedented times.

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19 May 2020
17 min

The Monocle Weekly - Pantha du Prince: 

While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Pantha du Prince to learn more about his new album and the opportunity that isolation has presented to reflect on the global networks that connect us to others.

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17 May 2020
13 min

The Monocle Weekly - Ghostpoet: 

While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Obaro Ejimiwe, AKA Ghostpoet, to learn more about his listening habits – and what self-production brought to his new album.

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