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3 Dec 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Michael Holding: 

The West Indies cricket legend looks back on his time as a fast bowler in the 1970s and 1980s and shares why he decided to write a deeply personal book about prejudice he faced both on and off the pitch.

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26 Nov 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Janina Kugel: 

The CV of German board-management expert, Janina Kugel, reads like a vertical line pointing upwards. In this edition, Monocle’s Emma Nelson sits down with the former chief human resources manager of Siemens to discuss leadership and the future of work.

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19 Nov 2021
27 min

The Big Interview - Dirk Boll: 

President of Christie’s in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Dirk Boll, sits down with Monocle’s Robert Bound to discuss what it takes to oversee one of the world’s most prestigious auction houses.

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12 Nov 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Albie Sachs: 

South African freedom fighter and former Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs sits down with Monocle’s Andrew Mueller to discuss his influential role in the anti-apartheid struggle, and how he managed to resist the impulse to take revenge against the bomber who cost him his right arm.

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5 Nov 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Juan Manuel Santos: 

Former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace prize winner, Juan Manuel Santos, speaks to Monocle’s Andrew Mueller about his efforts to end more than 50 years of civil war in his country.

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22 Oct 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Chris Hadfield: 

The Canadian former astronaut speaks to Andrew Mueller about his storied career as a space station commander, and the sheer pressure of dealing with dangerous situations in space.

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15 Oct 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Jung Chang: 

The fearless author of ‘Wild Swans’ speaks to Monocle’s Georgina Godwin about her award-winning books and experience growing up inside Mao Zedong’s communist China.

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8 Oct 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: 

Belarus’s exiled opposition leader speaks to Monocle’s Tomos Lewis about the state of the resistance movement and her hopes for the country’s future.

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1 Oct 2021
30 min

The Big Interview - Benjamin Zander: 

We kick off a new season of The Big Interview with something magically different. Monocle’s Emma Nelson speaks to world-renowned conductor Benjamin Zander, the founder of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, about the transformative power of classical music.

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30 Oct 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Theaster Gates: 

In our final episode of a special series of conversations ahead of the US elections, Chicago-born visual artist and urban planner Theaster Gates talks to Tomos Lewis about making art, redeeming spaces that have been left behind and the ongoing existence of racial violence in the US.

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23 Oct 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Jane Fonda : 

The Academy Award-winning actor and legendary campaigner talks to Tomos Lewis about the importance of protest, using her celebrity platform for social change and why she is inspired by a new generation of activists.

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16 Oct 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Charlie Sykes : 

The former radio host and founder of the conservative news website The Bulwark talks to Chris Cermak about a career of two halves: before and after the rise of Trump, losing listeners to Trumpism and how to win them back over to the moderate fold.

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9 Oct 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Karen Donfried: 

In the third episode of our US election series, Karen Donfried, the president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, talks to Chris Cermak about the challenges for the transatlantic relationship and how to get the alliance back on track, regardless of who takes the White House in November.

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2 Oct 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Chris Wallace: 

The veteran Fox News anchor was the man tasked with moderating the fractious first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. In our second episode in our special US election series, Tomos Lewis speaks with Wallace about the state of US media, what makes a good question and why after a long career in journalism, moderating a presidential debate is still a nerve-wrecking event.

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25 Sep 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Ben Rhodes: 

In our first episode of a special series on the US election, Monocle’s Tomos Lewis sits down with Ben Rhodes, the former speechwriter, foreign-policy adviser and deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama. He talks about how the US has changed since the Obama years and about his new podcast “Missing America”.

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11 Sep 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Michel Comte: 

For more than 40 years, the Swiss artist and photographer has worked for all the major fashion houses and publications including ‘Vogue’ and ‘Vanity Fair’. The subject of his forthcoming book is his grandfather, Alfred Comte, a legendary Swiss aviation pioneer. He sits down with Tyler Brûlé to reflect on the golden age of commercial air travel and on the extraordinary life and achievements of his grandfather.

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4 Sep 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Masha Gessen: 

Now a columnist for ‘The New Yorker’, the prize-winning journalist and author spent over two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia. Gessen’s latest book ‘Surviving Autocracy’, turns a lens on the US. Andrew Mueller spoke to Gessen about meeting Putin, Donald Trump’s America and how to find the tools, and the language, to recognise an autocracy, and survive it.

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28 Aug 2020
30 min

The Big Interview - Adam Goodes: 

One of the greatest ever players of Australian Rules football, former Sydney Swans captain Adam Goodes was also named Australian of the Year in 2014 for his advocacy for his fellow Indigenous Australians. In a rare interview, he talks to Andrew Mueller about connecting with his aboriginal roots, confronting racism on and off the football field and about changing things for the better for future generations.

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