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11 May 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Pop in a pandemic: 

Music journalists Kate Hutchinson and Will Hodgkinson join Robert Bound to take a look at how the music industry has reacted and adapted to the current pandemic, and what sort of creativity that has sparked.

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4 May 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Onscreen in lockdown: 

Critics Simran Hans and Scott Bryan divulge a few hidden TV and film gems to get you through the rest of lockdown.

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27 Apr 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Olivia Laing: 

Novelist and art writer Olivia Laing tells Robert Bound about ‘Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency’, her new collection of essays, columns and character studies from the past decade.

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20 Apr 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Spring books and music: 

Will Hodgkinson and Lucy Scholes tell us about the best new music and books to enjoy this month, and the golden oldies they have been revisiting during lockdown.

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13 Apr 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Melissa Harrison: 

Writer Melissa Harrison tells Robert Bound about her new podcast on nature, ‘The Stubborn Light of Things’. She talks about writing during a period of change, how getting in touch with the outdoors changed her life and why we should believe the hype about nightingales.

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6 Apr 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Craig Brown: 

Robert Bound speaks to writer Craig Brown about his new biography of the Beatles, called ‘One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time’. How do you say something fresh about one of the most written-about bands in history?

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30 Mar 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Broadcasting during a pandemic: 

We look at the role of public broadcasters during the pandemic. TV critic Scott Bryan tells us what the BBC has been up to while the CBC/Radio-Canada’s Catherine Tait talks about the practicalities of producing for a multilingual country. Plus: we head to northern California to discuss the value of local radio.

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23 Mar 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - The art of an online gallery: 

As art institutions and commercial galleries shut their doors to the public, we speak to critics Ben Luke and Jane Morris about what effect closures will have on audiences and businesses. Plus: we speak to Art Basel director Marc Spiegler about its brave new online world.

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16 Mar 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘The Mirror & the Light’ by Hilary Mantel: 

Robert Bound, John Mitchinson and Ted Hodgkinson review the final – and rather hefty – instalment of Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell trilogy.

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9 Mar 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘Among the Trees’: 

Robert Bound, Francesca Gavin and Ossian Ward get to the root of the Hayward Gallery’s new exhibition.

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2 Mar 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Portrait of a Lady on Fire: 

We discuss female relationships, the queer gaze and the beauty of Céline Sciamma’s latest film. Ben Rylan is in conversation with Karen Krizanovich, Caspar Salmon and Chiara Rimella.

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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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17 Feb 2020
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘Adults’ by Emma Jane Unsworth: 

Lucy Scholes and Susannah Butter discuss Emma Jane Unsworth’s new novel about Jenny McLaine, a thirtysomething London journalist whose addiction to social media begins to take over her life.

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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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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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