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20 Oct 2019
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Ariel Pink, Doug Aitken and Hyun Jin Cho: 

Since his album ‘The Doldrums’ was released in 2004 to critical acclaim, Ariel Pink has built up a cult following. Sitting on hundreds of unreleased tracks, he tells us that now’s the time to open his archives. Plus: Artist Doug Aitken reflects on how art can help us find our bearings in the world and the London Korean Film Festival director, Hyun Jin Cho, explains how Korean cinema has left its mark.

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13 Oct 2019
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Valentine Warner, Marie Le Conte and Karim Fanous: 

Chef, writer and raconteur Valentine Warner explains why he’s shifted his focus from traditional recipe books in his new work, ‘The Consolation of Food’. Plus: Political journalist Marie Le Conte takes us through the knotty web of he-said-she-said in Westminster as she unpacks her new study of government gossip, ‘Haven’t You Heard?’. And we meet the head of innovation at iconic recording studio Abbey Road to learn how tech will continue to shape the music industry.

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7 Oct 2019
30 min

Monocle on Culture - Brett Anderson: 

The Suede frontman has just released his second memoir, ‘Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn’. He tells Robert Bound about his unconventional approach to a rock autobiography, how the 1990s music press shaped his career and what it was like for an indie band to exist during the Britpop wars.

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29 Sep 2019
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Highlights from the past week on Monocle 24, presented by Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi. This week: musical force of nature Amanda Palmer discusses her new album, we take a culinary tour of bayside suburb Port Melbourne; and the poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay talks us through his latest book, ‘My Name is Why’.

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22 Sep 2019
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

All the best bits from the past seven days on Monocle 24 including: writer, food critic and jazz musician Jay Rayner; Alex O’Brien, art director for 'The Face'; and Ben Evans, co-founder and director of the London Design Festival.

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1 Sep 2019
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

All the best bits from the past week squeezed into 60 minutes. This week: the founder of Cobra beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria; electronic composer Ash Koosha; and British duo Ider perform live.

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5 Aug 2019
30 min

Monocle on Culture - ‘Old Town Road’: 

We take a deep dive into Lil Nas X’s US record-breaking number-one single, “Old Town Road”. Baylen Leonard and Leonie Cooper join Robert Bound to discuss genre, sexuality, remixes and what it takes to make a hit song.

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6 May 2019
30 min

Monocle on Culture - May music: 

Laura Snapes and Georgie Rogers give Robert Bound their top tips for albums released this month, including records by Carly Rae Jepsen, The National, Hayden Thorpe and Holly Herndon.

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12 Apr 2019
30 min

The Menu - Enrique Olvera’s Mexican home cooking : 

Mexican chef Enrique Olvera’s favourite recipes for home cooks and a Yarra Valley business offering customers a chance to distil their own spirits. Plus: what makes for a high-end instant-coffee brand?

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13 Jun 2019
20 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Lewis OfMan: 

This week’s guest is French pop musician Lewis OfMan, who might only be in his early twenties but is fast on the rise. He has already soundtracked fashion shows for some of France’s top maisons, composed and produced for Vendredi Sur Mer and Rejjie Snow, and is in the process of finishing his debut solo album.

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7 Jun 2019
13 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: From the archives: Jordan Rakei: 

Ahead of the release of his third album, we listen back to a few tracks that New Zealand-born, Brisbane-raised musician Jordan Rakei played for us during performances in 2016 and 2017.

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30 May 2019
14 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Andreya Triana: 

British singer Andreya Triana performs some tracks from her new album ‘Life In Colour’.

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23 May 2019
20 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Lola Kirke: 

You might recognise actress Lola Kirke from Gone Girl and Mistress America but she revealed her musical talents last year with debut album Heart Head West. She dropped into Midori House to play tracks new and old.

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10 May 2019
16 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Noga Erez: 

Listen back to our 2017 session by Israeli musician and producer Noga Erez who played us a few tracks from her album “Off The Radar”.

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25 Apr 2019
17 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Rodrigo y Gabriela: 

Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela wow us with their strumming skills as they play from their new album ‘Mettavolution’ and discuss a career that’s taken them from busking in Dublin to playing at the White House.

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19 Apr 2019
15 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Weyes Blood – from the archives: 

As Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood, releases her new critically acclaimed album “Titanic Rising” we revisit some tracks she played for us in two previous sessions from 2015 and 2017.

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11 Apr 2019
15 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Luke Sital-Singh: 

UK singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh tells us why a Californian road trip inspired both his new album 'A Golden State' and his relocation from Bristol to Los Angeles. He also discusses the power of a sad song as he performs a few tracks from his new LP.

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29 Mar 2019
23 min

Monocle on Culture - The Sessions at Midori House: Night Works: 

Night Works is the solo project of Gabriel Stebbing – ex-Metronomy and Christine and the Queens guitarist. After his first album in 2013 he’s revived the project for a new EP, followed by an album later this year. Stebbing is at Midori House to talk synth pop, collaboration and to play some new songs.

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