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2 Sep 2018
52 min

The Monocle Weekly - Suzanne Ciani, William Miller and Chris Nichols: 

We hear from music pioneer and analogue-synthesiser luminary Suzanne Ciani about her career and upcoming appearance at Brighton Digital Festival. Plus: William Miller on growing up among London’s most storied cultural figures and his book ‘Gloucester Crescent’, and the story of Disneyworld with cultural historian Chris Nichols.

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10 Jun 2018
54 min

The Monocle Weekly - Owen Hatherley, Paloma Varga Weisz and Shirley Collins: 

Writer and journalist Owen Hatherley discusses his new book ‘Trans-Europe Express’, we meet German artist Paloma Varga Weisz and folk-music legend Shirley Collins talks about her life in music and her new book, ‘All in the Downs’.

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3 Jun 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Leonor Antunes, Tim Marshall and David Hollander: 

We welcome back foreign-affairs specialist and best-selling author Tim Marshall to discuss his book ‘Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls’. Plus: installation artist Leonor Antunes talks us through her show ‘A Thousand Realities from an Original Mark’ and curator David Hollander talks about his new book ‘Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music’.

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20 May 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Nayia Yiakoumaki, Rob Young and Michel Hazanavicius: 

Curator Nayia Yiakoumaki joins us to discuss the Whitechapel Gallery’s new show ‘Killed Negatives’. We also look back on the story of German experimental band Can with Rob Young – author of ‘All Gates Open’ – and speak to Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius about his new release ‘Redoubtable’.

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13 May 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Nargisse Benkabbou, Josh T Pearson, Matt Everitt and Jim Stoten: 

Cook and writer Nargisse Benkabbou discusses her new book ‘Casablanca: My Moroccan Food’, we meet Texas musician Josh T Pearson to hear his new record ‘The Straight Hits!’ and talk festivals with radio DJ Matt Everitt and illustrator Jim Stoten as detailed in their new book ‘Where’s My Welly?’.

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12 May 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Jeremy Bailenson: 

Jeremy Bailenson is one of the most influential architects of virtual reality. He talks to Georgina Godwin about his latest book ‘Experience on Demand’, and how VR can transform education, environmental conservation, empathy and health.

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6 May 2018
30 min

The Big Interview - Ian Bremmer: 

For our season finale we sit down with Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group. He is one of the world’s leading political-risk experts, specialising in US foreign policy, states in transition and global political risk. He talks to Tom Edwards about his new book ‘Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism’, which explains the rise of populist leaders and why we shouldn’t blame their supporters.

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29 Apr 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Ross Raisin, Nasima Razmyar and Wilhelm Sasnal: 

Ross Raisin, the celebrated writer behind such novels as ‘God’s Own Country’ and ‘Waterline’, discusses his new title ‘Read This if You Want to Be a Great Writer’. Plus: we meet Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal and ask Nasima Razmyar, deputy mayor of culture and leisure in Helsinki, how to make cities both productive and fun.

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28 Apr 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Mihkel Mutt: 

Renowned Estonian writer Mikhel Mutt is a former head of propaganda for the government, as well as a former theatre and literary critic. He made his writing debut in the 1970s and has now published more than 40 titles. He takes Georgina Godwin through his varied career.

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24 Apr 2018
30 min

Monocle on Design - Milan Design Week digest: 

This year’s Salone del Mobile clocked a record attendance figure. We bring you interviews with designers and buyers in a special report with the highlights worth hearing. Plus a day out in London to consider design for children.

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22 Apr 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Tom Oldham, Joseph Cook, Rachel Reichert and Byron Folwell: 

Microbiologist Dr Joseph Cook explains why his work studying ice sheets is becoming more urgent than ever – and why he’s now setting it to music with composer Hannah Peel. Plus, we welcome back London photographer Tom Oldham to discuss his new project ‘The Last of the Crooners’ and learn about why the house of long-departed outsider artist James Castle is still revealing new secrets in Idaho.

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22 Apr 2018
30 min

The Big Interview - Robert Harris: 

The author of numerous bestsellers, including ‘Fatherland’, ‘The Fear Index’ and ‘An Officer and a Spy’, sits down with Robert Bound to talk about his new novel ‘Munich’, as well as themes ranging from ancient Rome to contemporary politics and why it’s difficult to write political fiction in the modern world.

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21 Apr 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Eddie Ayres: 

Ayres was widely known in Australia as Emma, a celebrated radio presenter. Unhappy in his own body, he gave it all up to travel to Afghanistan and teach music in a school. However an incident there led him to return to Australia and begin his transition from female to male. He tells Georgina Godwin that story.

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18 Apr 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Career change: 

What does it take to say goodbye to a safe monthly salary and strike out on your own? This week we hear from company founders who left high-powered jobs to head off into the uncharted waters of entrepreneurship. First, Peter Milne, who left finance to start The Nunhead Gardener. We also meet Bryce Gracey, who set aside a career in architecture to co-found No. 22 Bicycle Company, a bespoke titanium manufacturer. We’ll also hear why Jackie Fast left her media-marketing business Slingshot Sponsorship to launch a vineyard and wine brand in her native Canada.

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15 Apr 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Werner Herzog, Kathleen Soriano, Liz Rideal, Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler: 

We discuss communication with Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler, authors of new title ‘The Communication Book’. We also hear from Werner Herzog about why he’s passing on his directing skills to a new generation and discuss the history of, and current outlook for, female artists with curator Kathleen Soriano and artist Liz Rideal, authors of new book ‘Madam and Eve’.

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15 Apr 2018
30 min

The Big Interview - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 

The Nigerian novelist known for critically acclaimed titles such as ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘Americanah’ joins Monocle foreign editor Megan Gibson to talk about being black in America, becoming a global feminist icon, Nigerian fashion and the challenges facing the Left.

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14 Apr 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Cory Doctorow: 

The British-Canadian journalist and author – co-founder of ‘Boing Boing’, one of the most influential blogs in the world – talks about his vision for our digital world.

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8 Apr 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Kristen Radtke, Pietro Anton and Gregory Berns: 

Designer, illustrator and graphic-novel creator Kristen Radtke discusses her memoir ‘Imagine Wanting Only This’. Plus, we discuss the story of Italo disco with filmmaker Pietro Anton, director of new documentary ‘Italo Disco Legacy’, and learn what dogs might be thinking with animal-behaviour specialist Dr Gregory Berns.

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