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19 Nov 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Julian Rosefeldt, Sudan Archives and Sam Leith: 

Artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt discusses ‘Manifesto’, his collaboration with Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett. We also hear from US musician Sudan Archives, whose music combines progressive beats, global influences and a healthy dose of the good old-fashioned violin, and we talk writing with journalist and author Sam Leith.

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18 Nov 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Donald Trelford: 

In a week where we have seen Zimbabwe implode, we feature a man whose career was defined by events there. He was the editor of the influential ‘Observer’ newspaper for nearly two decades, he’s been described as the ‘Rocky Marciano of newspaper politics’ and in his new book he recounts adventures and misadventures during 60 years on Fleet Street – including his encounter with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man behind the assumed military take over in Harare.

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12 Nov 2017
49 min

The Monocle Weekly - Gabrielle Langholtz, Luca Silvestrini and Paul Fleckney: 

Author and food writer Gabrielle Langholtz talks us through ‘America: The Cookbook’. We also speak to Italian choreographer Luca Silvestrini about his production ‘Border Tales’ and meet writer Paul Fleckney, whose new book celebrates life from a dog’s point of view.

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5 Nov 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Sally Howard, Clare Liardet and Marion Rankine: 

Journalist and author Sally Howard discusses fashion, gender and how her collaborative show with Kinshasa-based photographer Junior D Kannah is highlighting both. Plus, we meet cook Clare Liardet to discuss non-alcoholic cocktails and her book ‘Dry’, and learn about the history of the humble umbrella with author Marion Rankine – as detailed in her new book ‘Brolliology’.

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4 Nov 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Jeffrey Archer: 

He’s been an international athlete and a politician; he’s served time in prison and is a member of the House of Lords. He also happens to be one of the bestselling writers in the world. Jeffrey Archer sits down with Georgina Godwin to discuss his life, work and the current political climate.

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29 Oct 2017
46 min

The Monocle Weekly - Little Dragon, Richard Power Sayeed and Ben Eastham: 

We meet Swedish electro band Little Dragon. Plus: Richard Power Sayeed on his latest book ‘1997’ and why that year was a defining one for the UK and Ben Eastham from ‘The White Review’ on their book chronicling the magazine’s history.

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22 Oct 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Dina Buno, Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini, Francesca Gavin and Mark Cousins: 

We meet Dina Buno, whose story is the topic of a new award-winning documentary, along with the film’s creators Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles. Plus: art curator and critic Francesca Gavin explains why the humble mushroom is the subject of her Paris show ‘Champignons!’ and film-maker and writer Mark Cousins talks us through his new book ‘The Story of Looking’.

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21 Oct 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Sarah Winman: 

Sarah Winman’s creative career started as an actress on both stage and screen. Her debut novel catapulted her to international-bestseller status. She talks to Georgina Godwin about her beautifully nuanced work, which captures landscape, love, sexual identity and the frailty of human relationships.

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20 Oct 2017
37 min

The Monocle Arts Review - Lights, camera, action!: 

Tom Edwards is joined in the studio by film critics Karen Krizanovich and Jason Solomons to discuss their highlights of this year’s London Film Festival. We also head to the Frankfurt Book Fair to find out about its partnership with Georgia next year.

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16 Oct 2017
29 min

Culture with Robert Bound - Something Old, Something New: Melissa Harrison and Dan Richards: 

Melissa Harrison and Dan Richards are friends and writers who both deal with, among other things, the natural world. They chat to Robert Bound about the books, music and places that have inspired them throughout their careers.

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15 Oct 2017
51 min

The Monocle Weekly - David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt, Mark Mason and Martin Usborne: 

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt talk us through their new book: ‘The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World’. We also discuss the joys of a good quiz with writer Mark Mason and talk to photographer and book-publisher Martin Usborne about new title ‘Really Good Dog Photography’.

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8 Oct 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - John Akomfrah, Rachael Jolley and Paul Major: 

Artist and film-maker John Akomfrah joins us to discuss his new work ‘Purple’, which examines the ways climate change can affect communities around the globe. We also discuss why radio and podcasts are enjoying a golden age with Rachael Jolley, editor of ‘Index on Censorship’, whose new edition focuses on the airwaves as a tool for communication. Plus: musician and record-dealer Paul Major of the band Endless Boogie tells us how he’s made a career from hunting out obscure vinyl and forgotten gems, as profiled in his new book ‘Feel the Music’.

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7 Oct 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Sigrid Rausing: 

Sigrid Rausing is the editor of ‘Granta’ magazine and the company’s publishing arm. In this powerful conversation she talks to Georgina Godwin about death, drugs, false accusations and the tragedy that shook the famous Tetrapak family to its core.

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1 Oct 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Tony Allen, Rob Sears and Emmy the Great: 

Music legend Tony Allen on his new album ‘The Source’ and his long and varied career. Plus: writer Rob Sears, creator of new book ‘The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump’, explains why the US president’s social-media outbursts are an inspiration to him, and we welcome back musician Emmy the Great to discuss why she’s helping put the words of Jane Austen to music.

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30 Sep 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Chris Mullin: 

Former UK Labour party politician Chris Mullin is acclaimed for his diaries, which cover the rise and fall of New Labour. He’s also won both an Emmy and a Bafta for the adaption of his novel ‘A Very British Coup’. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his life in politics under Tony Blair, his work in Vietnam and Cambodia, his campaign to free the Birmingham Six and his witty new memoir.

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