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20 Feb 2018
30 min

Section D - Divine provenance: 

With the hows and wheres of production more important than ever, we bag an interview with Swedish accessories brand Sandqvist and design journalist Katie Tregidden. Plus: why gloomy headlines aren’t dampening the spirits of Greece’s native makers.

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18 Feb 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Roma Agrawal, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Paul Graham : 

Engineer Roma Agrawal joins us to discuss her book ‘Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures’, we also hear from music legend Ryuichi Sakamoto about his career and collaborations, and discuss how to capture the American experience on camera with photographer Paul Graham.

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11 Feb 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Antonio Damasio, Hanli Prinsloo and Katy Arnander: 

We speak to neuroscientist Antonio Damasio about his new book ‘The Strange Order of Things’, which looks at the role feelings play in the workings of the body and mind. Plus: freediver Hanli Prinsloo explains the benefits of a life spent near water and we learn why London’s Sadlers Wells theatre is embracing the spirit of flamenco in 2018 with its director of artistic programme, Katy Arnander.

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10 Feb 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Paula Hawkins: 

The author of ‘Girl on a Train’ tells Georgina Godwin about her journey from sleepy Harare to producing one of the bestselling books of recent times.

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4 Feb 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Ghislaine Wood, Brett Morgen, Yto Barrada and Lotte Johnson: 

We meet Ghislaine Wood, one of the creators of the V&A Museum’s new exhibition “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style”. Plus: film-maker Brett Morgen discusses his latest production “Jane”, which celebrates the life and career of primatologist Jane Goodall, and we learn the story of the Moroccan city of Agadir with artist Yto Barrada and curator Lotte Johnson.

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28 Jan 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Daniel Pink, Julia Ducournau and Jeff Koehler: 

Behaviour and business specialist Daniel Pink talks about his book: ‘When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing’. Plus, director of hit film ‘Raw’ Julia Ducournau discusses why French filmmaking is on the ascendant and we learn the story of the world’s favourite drink with Jeff Koehler, author of ‘Where the Wild Coffee Grows’.

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27 Jan 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Joanna Walsh: 

To call Walsh just an award-winning author would be a disservice. She’s also a journalist, campaigner, a literary judge, speaker and a diarist. She spoke to Georgina Godwin about her extraordinary output.

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24 Jan 2018
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Master & Dynamic: 

Jonathan Levine is the co-founder and CEO of Master & Dynamic, a New York-based company that makes high-end headphones and audio accessories. Levine talks about the early days of the company, its many collaborations and why it is important to be a contrarian at times.

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14 Jan 2018
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Alice Black, Travis Elborough and Julia Hobsbawm: 

Alice Black, co-director of London’s Design Museum, discusses what makes for good design in 2018 and this month’s nominations for the Beazley designs of the year. We also welcome back Travis Elborough to talk about his new book – ‘Our History of the 20th Century’ – and meet social-health and connectedness speaker Julia Hobsbawm to learn about her book ‘Fully Connected’.

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13 Jan 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Professor Muhammad Yunus: 

Meet the man who invented micro finance and has won the Nobel Peace prize for his endeavours to end poverty. He tells us about his latest book, A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions, which argues that we need a new economic system based on a more realistic vision of human nature.

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6 Jan 2018
30 min

Meet the Writers - Jeetendr Sehdev: 

Sehdev, professor of marketing at the University of Southern California, is best known for pioneering a scientific, research-based approach to quantify celebrity influence. He’s now written an eye-opening guide to understanding why only the boldest and baddest ideas survive – and here shares his tips on how to make sure yours is one of them.

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25 Dec 2017
30 min

Culture with Robert Bound - Something Old, Something New: the highlights: 

We take a trip down memory lane and listen back to some of our favourite interviews from our ‘Something Old, Something New’ series, where we invite creative people – from publishers to pop stars – to talk about the things that have influenced them throughout their lives and careers.

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23 Dec 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - Jeremy Thompson: 

"Award-winning broadcaster Jeremy Thompson has reported on monumental events around the world, from Indira Ghandi’s assassination and the Tiananmen Square massacre to the release of Nelson Mandela, countless wars, elections and military coups. He tells Georgina Godwin all about his more than 50 years in journalism. "

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19 Dec 2017
30 min

Section D - Burton Kramer: 

Renowned Canadian graphic designer Burton Kramer discusses his 60-year career and the state of today’s industry. Plus: a lesson in good gift-wrapping with UK design firm Esme Winter.

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10 Dec 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Patricia Michelson, Melkon Charchoglyan and Brett Wolstencroft: 

We get into the holiday spirit with Patricia Michelson, founder of La Fromagerie cheese shop, who talks us through the perfect seasonal cheeseboard. We also hear from Tromsø in northern Norway, where Monocle’s Melkon Charchoglyan has been meeting reindeer herders, and we meet Brett Wolstencroft of London’s Daunt Books, to discuss what kind of books make great gifts.

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9 Dec 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - 100 Years of Finland Part 2: Horatio Clare: 

As Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, we continue to explore the country’s literary scene. We talk to travel writer, memoirist and children’s author Horatio Clare. A message from the Finnish embassy launched him on a voyage around an extraordinary country, which he documents in his book ‘Icebreaker’. He tells Georgina Godwin about the journey.

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3 Dec 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Annie Warburton, Phoebe Cummings, Paddy Butler and José Pizarro: 

Annie Warburton from the Crafts Council and artist Phoebe Cummings discuss why works by some of the best British crafters will be heading to Miami this week. We also hear from bookseller Paddy Butler about the success of London store Libreria and speak to chef José Pizarro about his favourite dishes from Catalonia.

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2 Dec 2017
30 min

Meet the Writers - 100 Years of Finland Part 1: Pajtim Statovci: 

As Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, we have the first of two programmes with a special focus on the country’s literary scene. Georgina Godwin talks to Pajtim Statovci about his debut book ‘My Cat Yugoslavia’ and David Hackston – the man that translated it.

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