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28 Jun 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

This week: the president of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, explains the challenges facing the world’s leading nations. Plus: we review the new Netflix film, ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’, and meet the author Paul Mendez

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14 Jun 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Highlights from the past week on Monocle 24 including: Sharmaine Lovegrove, publisher of Dialogue Books; former lead singer of Moloko, Róisín Murphy; and US economist and author Robert Reich.

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24 May 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

The best bits from the past seven days on Monocle 24, including record-label boss and producer Richard Russell, author Amish Tripathi and journalist Alexandra Shulman.

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29 Mar 2020
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Dr Martin Shaw, Matthias Orsett and Ben Myers: 

We take a look at the roots of narrative as we meet master storyteller and mythologist Dr Martin Shaw. Plus, we reflect on a fertile time for experimental music with the man behind a new compilation, Matthias Orsett, and we peek into the dark corners of culture with novelist Ben Myers.

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15 Mar 2020
1 hour

The Monocle Weekly - Pete Paphides, Carl Craig, Kelly Kivland and Will Harris: 

We meet music journalist Pete Paphides to talk about his new book, ‘Broken Greek’, and the impact that music has had on his life. Plus: techno legend Carl Craig and curator Kelly Kivland on Craig’s new installation at New York’s Dia:Beacon, and UK poet Will Harris talks us through his new book, ‘Rendang’.

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26 Jan 2020
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Markus Hippi and Fernando Augusto Pacheco present highlights from the past week on Monocle 24, including Samantha Power, a former US ambassador to the UN and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, and the London-based musician and producer Dave Okumu. Plus: we explore the alleys of Shibuya in Tokyo.

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15 Dec 2019
56 min

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Markus Hippi and Fernando Augusto Pacheco present all the best bits from the past seven days on Monocle 24, including: composer and musician Yann Tiersen, top US chef Mary Sue Milliken and the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz.

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17 Nov 2019
1 hour

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Markus Hippi and Fernando Augusto Pacheco squeeze the best bits from the past week on Monocle 24 into 60 minutes. This week’s big-name interviews include the musician and producer Pharrell Williams, French film director François Ozon and Gert Jonkers of ‘Fantastic Man’.

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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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28 Jul 2020
19 min

The Monocle Weekly - Shirley Collins: 

Shirley Collins’ decade-spanning career has cemented her position as a cornerstone of English folk music. Monocle 24’s Augustin Macellari learns more about the relevance of ancient music on her new album, ‘Heart’s Ease’.

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12 Jul 2020
41 min

The Monocle Weekly - The Thinkers Edition: Equal Citizens: 

In the second instalment of our special new series, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel of experts and philosophers to reflect on the changing nature of citizenship and equality around the world.

Joining us this week is Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ayona Datta, Professor in Urban Geography at University College London and Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Social Science at New York University.

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10 Jul 2020
22 min

The Monocle Weekly - Kelly Lee Owens: 

While the ‘Monocle Weekly’ takes a break, we’re still keeping up with culture and the arts. In this special interview, experimental musical artist Kelly Lee Owens discusses her forthcoming album ‘Inner Song’ with Monocle’s Augustin Macellari.

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