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17 Sep 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Stephen Bayley, Roger Mavity, Alice Vincent and Marty Jopson: 

Creative minds Stephen Bayley and Roger Mavity join us to discuss why they’ve updated their business and etiquette classic ‘Life’s a Pitch’. Plus, arts and culture critic Alice Vincent previews this weekend’s Emmy awards and we talk to science broadcaster Marty Jopson about the unusual events that go on in our kitchens.

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17 Sep 2017
30 min

The Big Interview - Glenn Lowry : 

Lowry has been at the helm of New York’s Moma for 22 years, overseeing acquisitions of works by major artists, the creation of new departments and various expansions and renovations. He joined Monocle’s Tomos Lewis to talk about the importance of museums when it comes to enriching public life.

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10 Sep 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Helen Gordon, Travis Elborough, Zola Jesus and Caz Hildebrand : 

We look at what it takes to develop authorly talent with Helen Gordon and Travis Elborough, co-creators of book ‘Being a Writer’. Plus, musician Zola Jesus discusses new album ‘Okovi’, and we speak with cookery book designer and writer Caz Hildebrand about her latest title, ‘The Grammar of Spice’.

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10 Sep 2017
30 min

The Big Interview - Clarissa Ward: 

CNN’s senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward talks to Monocle’s Christopher Lord about her fascinating career. From her early days as an intern in CNN’s Moscow bureau to reporting undercover from Syria, Ward has seen it all and continues to believe journalism can give a voice to those caught on the frontline.

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3 Sep 2017
46 min

The Monocle Weekly - Andrew Ellis, Nathalie Savaricas and Karen Flett: 

Andrew Ellis, director of Art UK, joins us to discuss the Art Detective initiative, an online resource dedicated to unearthing obscure works. Meanwhile, we hear from Monocle’s Athens correspondent Nathalie Savaricas, who has been enjoying the city’s Open Air Film Festival. Plus: designer and author Karen Flett explains the enduring appeal of Airstream trailers and life on the open road.

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3 Sep 2017
30 min

The Big Interview - Massimo Bottura: 

We kick off season six of The Big Interview in conversation with the chef, art enthusiast and social entrepreneur Massimo Bottura. The man behind the three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana talks about food, art and beauty, as well as the role and responsibility of a chef in 2017 as an agent of change.

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2 Sep 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Dominic Dromgoole: 

Georgina Godwin asks what North Korea has against Shakespeare, what Barack Obama thinks of The Globe Theatre, what happens when a production cast comes down with food poisoning and how difficult it is to be (or not to be) in 197 countries. The answers come from award-winning writer and theatre director Dominic Dromgoole.

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27 Aug 2017
44 min

The Monocle Weekly - Saint Etienne, Josh Fehnert and Emiko Davies: 

We talk to UK pop band Saint Etienne about how to write songs for the summer and their new EP ‘Dive’. Plus: Monocle’s Josh Fehnert joins us to discuss some of the highlights of ‘The Summer Weekly’ and food writer Emiko Davies explains the appeal of Italian cooking as detailed in her book ‘Acquacotta’.

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20 Aug 2017
56 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Rails, Venetia Rainey, Sara Shamsavari and Jo Wallace: 

We meet singer-songwriters The Rails, whose new record ‘Other People’ continues the husband-and-wife duo’s smart update on folk traditions. Plus, a report on how the Amsterdam brewing scene hots up for summer and we speak with artist Sara Shamsavari and creative Jo Wallace about their new exhibition ‘There’s a Good Immigrant’, which highlights the benefit of mixing cultures.

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15 Sep 2017
6 min

The Cinema Show - Action! 15: Neil Jordan: 

Meet the man behind ‘The Crying Game’, ‘Interview with the Vampire’, ‘Michael Collins’, and ‘The End of the Affair’. Today he’s one of the most sought-after film-makers.

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13 Sep 2017
12 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Classics 38: Radmila Topalovic and Tom Kerss: 

Astronomers Radmila Topalovic and Tom Kerss join Monocle's Robert Bound to discuss stargazing and the seemingly infinite potential for making new discoveries. Original air date: 16 October 2016

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8 Sep 2017

The Monocle Weekly - The Classics 37: Sacha Jenkins: 

A listen back to our discussion with filmmaker, journalist and creative Sacha Jenkins, who visited ‘The Monocle Weekly’ to talk about ‘Fresh Dressed’, his documentary on hip-hop and fashion.

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1 Sep 2017
17 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Classics 36: Peter Mead: 

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and Culture editor Robert Bound meet advertising luminary Peter Mead. He joined the show to discuss his career path from 16-year-old office boy to co-founder of one of the most successful agencies in the industry, AMV, as detailed in his book ‘When in Doubt Be Nice: Lessons from a Lifetime in Business’.

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24 Aug 2017
7 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Classics 35: Rebecca Gowers: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet writer Rebecca Gowers, whose great-grandfather Sir Ernest Gowers created one of the go-to guides to good writing, ‘Plain Words’, more than 60 years ago. Rebecca had just published an updated version back in 2014 and joined us in the studio to talk about it.

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18 Aug 2017
15 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Classics 34: DBC Pierre: 

Author DBC Pierre joins The Monocle Weekly team to discuss tips and tricks for writing, as detailed in his book ‘Release the Bats’.

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