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24 Feb 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Steve McQueen at Tate Modern: 

We discuss the new show of the artist and filmmaker, Steve McQueen, and revisit an interview with the man himself.

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16 Feb 2020
50 min

Monocle on Sunday - Breakfast, Swiss style: 

Chef Ralph Schelling and Florian Egli from the Foraus think-tank join Georgina Godwin for a morning of clever conversation, broadcast live in front of an audience at the Monocle Shop and café in Zürich.

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16 Feb 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Markus Hippi and Fernando Augusto Pacheco present a selection of highlights from the past seven days on Monocle 24. This week: Sweden’s first state architect, Helena Bjarnegård; founder and CEO of skincare brand Rodial, Maria Hatzistefanis; and we take a culinary tour of one of south India’s most populous cities, Bangalore.

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9 Feb 2020
55 min

Monocle on Sunday - Can we ever agree?: 

Georgina Godwin is joined by Maaza Mengiste, author of ‘The Shadow King’, a captivating novel set during Benito Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935. Plus: Benno Zogg, senior researcher at ETH Zürich, discusses the state of political polarisation across Europe.

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3 Feb 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Mushrooms: the art, design and future of fungi: 

Curator Francesca Gavin takes Monocle’s very own fun-guy, Robert Bound, on a tour of her new mushroom exhibition at Somerset House, which explores the ways fungi have been used in art.

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27 Jan 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Uncle Vanya: 

Theatre critics Matt Wolf and Lyn Gardner join Robert Bound to give their verdict on the new production of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre, starring Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

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26 Jan 2020
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Ben Brody, An-My Lê and Giles Price: 

We meet Ben Brody, whose debut book of images draws on his tours of duty as a US military combat photographer. Plus: An-My Lê discusses her work, which probes the impact of conflict on the landscape, and Giles Price on embracing emerging technologies to find new ways of visual storytelling.

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20 Jan 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - New year, new music: 

Robert Bound is joined by the chief rock & pop critic for ‘The Times’, Will Hodgkinson, and the writer and broadcaster Kate Hutchinson to round up the best albums of 2020 so far – from forgotten 1970s folk music to the brightest new pop

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19 Jan 2020
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Robert Eggers, Okay Kaya and Francesca Wade: 

Robert Eggers’ 2015 film, ‘The Witch’, depicted terror in an early New England settlement; he joins us to discuss his latest period horror, ‘The Lighthouse’. Plus, Kaya Wilkins, aka Okay Kaya, on her forthcoming album, and we meet author Francesca Wade, whose new book explores a key address of London’s literary ladies in the interwar years.

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13 Jan 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘1917’: 

As it’s nominated for 10 Academy Awards, we head into the trenches to join George MacKay on a mission in ‘1917’. Robert Bound, Simran Hans and Jason Solomons review the film and we hear from its director, Sam Mendes.

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5 Jan 2020
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - The year ahead: 

As the new decade dawns, Monocle's Rob Bound and Augustin Macellari look ahead to 2020 with Jacques Testard, founder of London's influential publishing house, Fitzcarraldo Editions. Plus, Clare Gough, director of Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, unpacks the upcoming programme and Mode Exchange director Chris Vaughan explains the experimental music ties between the UK and Japan that his festival will be exploring in 2020.

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8 Dec 2019
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Yann Tiersen, Humphrey Ocean and Art Basel in Miami Beach: 

Musician and composer Yann Tiersen talks about collaboration, misinterpretation and going analogue as he releases his new album, ‘Portrait’. Plus: Humphrey Ocean, one of the UK’s great painters, discusses his 50-year career, and our culture editor, Chiara Rimella, reports from Art Basel in Miami Beach.

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18 Nov 2019
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Will Apple be the new Netflix?: 

As Apple and Disney launch their own streaming services, Terri White and Toby Earle join Robert Bound to ask whether this rapidly expanding market is increasing not just the quantity of TV shows but their quality.

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11 Nov 2019
30 min

Monocle on Culture - The Irishman: 

Martin Scorsese’s new film tells the story of Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, a 1950s truck driver turned hitman who became union boss Jimmy Hoffa’s right-hand man. But does it keep you gripped for its three-and-a-half hours? Robert Bound asks Tim Robey and Simran Hans.

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10 Nov 2019
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Ben Lerner, Eleanor Pinfield and Larry Achiampong: 

Novelist and poet Ben Lerner discusses how his new book, ‘The Topeka School’ explores language, masculinity and violence in Trump’s America. Plus: Eleanor Pinfield, head of Art on the Underground, unpacks the project’s mission to bring colour to London’s transport network, and artist Larry Achiampong discusses his upcoming commission.

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21 Oct 2019
15 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Nobel Perspectives live in Hong Kong: 

A new documentary from The Bulletin with UBS brings together three Nobel laureates working with UBS to offer solutions to the challenges of a fast-changing world. Bengt Holmström, Robert Merton and Michael Spence discuss sustainable growth for emerging economies and the future of the millennial generation.

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20 Oct 2019
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

All the best bits from Monocle 24, including big-name interviews with UK actors Imelda Staunton and Simon Callow, fashion designer Norma Kamali and wine critic Jancis Robinson.

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13 Oct 2019
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24 : 

This week: US novelist James Ellroy, UK Labour MP Jess Phillips and Suede frontman Brett Anderson.

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