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22 Jul 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Laurence Krauss: 

Krauss is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, academic, commentator and public intellectual. On top of that he’s produced several books, the most recent of which is called ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far’. From Galileo to Higgs boson, it addresses a crucial question: why are we here?

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16 Jul 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Fabrizio Ballabio, Matthew Engel, Danny Goldberg: 

We discuss Milanese entrance halls with Fabrizio Ballabio, Americanisms with Matthew Engel and the idealism of the 1960s with Danny Goldberg.

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9 Jul 2017
55 min

The Monocle Weekly - Phyllida Lloyd, Daniel O’Sullivan and Adam Wagner: 

We speak to film and stage director Phyllida Lloyd, creator of such screen hits as ‘Mamma Mia!’ and ‘The Iron Lady’, about her newest project: Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ performed by an all-female cast. Plus, musician Daniel O’Sullivan discusses his new album ‘Veld’ and Adam Wagner, founder of human-rights site rightsinfo.org, tells us why everyday freedoms should never be taken for granted.

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2 Jul 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Andy Hamilton, Peter Randall-Page and Clare Conville : 

We’re joined by comedy and satire writer Andy Hamilton to talk over his podcast ‘Inside Donald Trump’. Plus: sculptor Peter Randall-Page discusses his career and his new work that’s part of London’s Sculpture in the City showcase and literary agent Clare Conville tells us how to spot talent – and why some of that talent will be appearing at her festival Curious Arts.

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25 Jun 2017
54 min

The Monocle Weekly - Lydia Polgreen, Gregory Crewdson and Pete Brown: 

We’re joined by editor in chief of ‘HuffPost’ Lydia Polgreen, speak with photographer and artist Gregory Crewdson about his show ‘Cathedral of the Pines’ and welcome back beer expert and writer Pete Brown to discuss his new book ‘Miracle Brew’.

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18 Jun 2017
52 min

The Monocle Weekly - Brian Dillon, Tamsie Thomson and Tom Oldham: 

Photographer Tom Oldham, whose new exhibition ‘The Herder Boys of Lesotho’ looks at life in the southern African country, joins us to talk about his career. Plus: we also meet Tamsie Thomson, director of the the London Festival of Architecture, and speak with author and critic Brian Dillon about his new book ‘Essayism’.

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11 Jun 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Terry Stiastny, Guy Delisle and Jules Evans: 

Journalist and author of political thrillers such as ‘Acts of Omission’, Terry Stiastny, joins us to discuss the chaos that was this week’s UK election. Plus, Canadian cartoonist, illustrator and animator Guy Delisle talks us through his new book ‘Hostage’, and we get ecstatic with philosopher Jules Evans, whose book ‘The Art of Losing Control’ seeks to learn why letting go might be the best way to get a better hold on life.

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28 May 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Tim Moore, David Michôd and Alex Booker: 

Author and journalist Tim Moore joins us to talk about why he rode more than 8,000km along the former Iron Curtain route, as told in his book “The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold”. Plus: film director David Michôd discusses his new Netflix film ‘War Machine’, starring Brad Pitt, and we look at the best of Clerkenwell Design Week with printmaker Alex Booker.

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14 May 2017
52 min

The Monocle Weekly - James Hawes, Clare Barlow and Kaspar Astrup Schröder: 

Writer James Hawes discusses nationality and why his book ‘The Shortest History of Germany’ aims to enlighten and entertain. Plus: Tate Britain curator Clare Barlow talks us through the gallery’s exhibition ‘Queer British Art – 1861 to 1967’ and we meet filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder, whose new documentary ‘Big time’ focuses on influential Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels.

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14 May 2017
28 min

The Big Interview - Tessa Ross: 

Monocle Culture editor Robert Bound sits down with legendary film producer and former head of Film4 Tessa Ross. The woman behind ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘12 Years a Slave’, ‘Under the Skin’ and many more tells us about what goes on behind the scenes, the importance of listening and starting her own production company.

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7 May 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Grace Dent, Ben Davis and Laurent Binet: 

Columnist and food critic Grace Dent joins the Weekly to discuss London’s culinary scene and the forthcoming London Food Month. Plus: Ben Davis, director of documentary ‘Northern Disco Lights’, tells the unlikely story of Norway’s progressive dance-music scene and French author Laurent Binet discusses the weekend’s election and his politically charged new book ‘The 7th Function of Language’.

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7 May 2017
30 min

The Big Interview - Lyse Doucet: 

Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield sits down with the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet to talk about the start of her career, the impact that Afghanistan has had on her life, her current reporting on Syria and why she continues to see working in journalism as a privilege.

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30 Apr 2017
29 min

The Big Interview - Ilse Crawford: 

The UK designer, academic and creative director Ilse Crawford sits down with Monocle editor Andrew Tuck to discuss her early days as a journalist, how her family has influenced her career and the importance of good design in social projects.

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14 Jul 2017
12 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 56: Brianna Wettlaufer: 

Stocksy United is an artist-owned co-op that specialises in high-end curated stock photography. The Canadian startup was launched by entrepreneur Brianna Wettlaufer, who cut her teeth in the trade after rising through the ranks at the photography giant iStock. This week on Eureka, Brianna shares her story.

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23 Jun 2017
11 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 53: Unbound: 

Unbound is a London-based start-up that’s revolutionising the publishing world, giving authors the tools to pitch, crowdfund and launch their own books. This week, Unbound’s co-founder and chief executive Dan Kieran shares the company’s story.

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