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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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23 Apr 2017
30 min

The Big Interview - Christiana Figueres: 

Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield sits down with Christiana Figueres, the former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The woman behind the 2015 Paris Agreement talks about the work involved in the legendary deal, growing up in Costa Rica, our pressing moral obligations to future generations and why it’s important to be stubborn when it comes to the environment.

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16 Apr 2017
30 min

The Big Interview - Mary Ann Tighe: 

From government arts advisor to one of New York’s most powerful women, Mary Ann Tighe sits down with Ed Stocker to discuss making big deals, tough compromises and how making friends with your competitors can be beneficial for all.

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9 Apr 2017
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Kanishk Tharoor, Peter Godfrey-Smith and Tom Jeffreys: 

Writer and journalist Kanishk Tharoor explains his short-story collection ‘Swimmer Among the Stars’. Plus, we speak with scuba-diving philosopher Paul Godfrey-Smith about underwater life and his book ‘Other Minds’, and learn why writer Tom Jeffreys chose to walk one of the UK’s newest train routes as detailed in his book ‘Signal Failure’.

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2 Apr 2017
29 min

The Big Interview - Kristin Scott Thomas: 

Academy award-nominated actress Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with Monocle 24’s Robert Bound to discuss her latest film ‘The Party’, the differences between acting for film and stage, her debut as a director and why she has chosen Europe over Hollywood.

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26 Mar 2017
30 min

The Big Interview - Agnès B: 

The French fashion designer sits down with Monocle’s Nolan Giles in Paris to discuss politics, supporting young artists, her love of London and getting France back on track.

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19 Mar 2017
29 min

The Big Interview - Susan Goldberg: 

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of ‘National Geographic’, sits down with Monocle’s Tomos Lewis in Washington to talk about the US’s new administration, the power of journalism, magazine covers and how to steer a legacy brand in changing times.

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13 Mar 2017
30 min

Culture with Robert Bound - Something old, something new: Francesca and Seana Gavin: 

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by the Gavin sisters: curator and writer Francesca and artist Seana. They discuss the books and art that have influenced their lives and work, from Bronzino’s ‘An Allegory With Venus and Cupid’ to a selection of old books once owned by cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky.

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7 Apr 2017
7 min

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka 42: Mehmet Ali: 

Menswear designer Mehmet Ali was once the creative director of the venerated Savile Row house Hardy Amies. But he’s now left all that behind to launch his own brand called MEHM+ which focuses on innovative design and a strong sense of provenance. So why leave a cushy job to venture into the unknown? Ali shares his story.

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29 Mar 2017
15 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Classics 15: Sebastian Faulks: 

Listen back to a discussion with celebrated British author Sebastian Faulks. He joined us in 2015 to talk about his new novel ‘Where My Heart Used to Beat’ and to reflect on why themes such as 20th-century history and the mysteries of the human psyche continue to fascinate him as a writer.

Original air date: 20 September 2015.

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16 Mar 2017
14 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Classics 13: James F Reilly: 

We head back to March 2015 and a chat with astronaut James F Reilly. Whether it’s space food or how to approach a space walk, Reilly’s three trips to the great beyond have made him a sought-after educator on how to operate in zero gravity with zero fuss.

Original air date: 22 March 2015.

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