Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly
The Monocle Weekly - Weird wild west08/23/15
Robert Bound and Tom Edwards grapple with the origins of some ghoulish intruders as they talk to author Roger Luckhurst about his new book ‘Zombies: A Cultural History’. We also hear about some more welcome visitors as we chat to Matthew Shaw, curator...
The Monocle Weekly - Roll on summer
Tom Edwards and Steve Bloomfield explore the sights, sounds and tastes of summer. We cover DJ legend Norman Jay, then take to the waves with author William Finnegan and discuss his new book devoted to surfing, ‘Barbarian Days’. Plus we here Pete...
The Monocle Weekly - Nicely done
Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet style guru Peter York to learn why he’s trying to become a nicer person. Plus, we here about the Travel Photographer of the Year event with Chris Coe and learn why cricket is in need of rediscovering its gentlemanly...
The Monocle Weekly - Setting scenes
Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Tellart’s Matt Cottam about how to integrate technology into places of learning such as London’s Science Museum. We also meet Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda to chat about her serene images of dramatic...
The Monocle Weekly - City stories
Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet writer Brian Case to discuss meeting Al Pacino, Michael Caine, jazz greats and more. They also learn how to depict the city of London with photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg and hear why Danish band Efterklang are...
The Monocle Weekly - The modern dance
Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet Sven Hansen-Løve, one of the minds behind a new film about the French dance-music scene, ‘Eden’. They also chat economics with a Nobel Prize-winner Alvin Roth and discuss Ballet Folklórico de México with the company’s...
The Monocle Weekly - The sound of the underground
Steve Bloomfield and Tom Edwards talk to US author Stephen Witt about why the music industry imploded at the end of the 20th century, meet a farmer who is using London’s abandoned bomb shelters to grow food and chat with veteran journalist Tim...
The Monocle Weekly - Food for thought
Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound get a new slant on art with Dana Arnold, learn how to make authentic New York pizza with chef Bruno di Fabio and find out why the Moog keyboard is still king of the disco (and the concert hall) with Goldfrapp’s Will...
The Monocle Weekly - Quality time
Robert Bound and Andrew Tuck meet Lisson Gallery owner Nicholas Logsdail and discover how art can enhance the quality of life in the spaces it inhabits. They also talk to the cast of War Horse about authentically horsing around and learn about the...
The Monocle Weekly - Lighting the way
We meet Dr Matthew Green to find out about the untold history of London, hear from Austrian activist Christian Felber to learn how to create an economy for the common good and learn about one of Helsinki’s most valuable natural resources: light.
The Monocle Weekly - Forward momentum
We meet governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, to discuss cycling and the spinning wheels of US politics. We also talk to band Alabama Shakes about its recent successes and get tips for global financial trends with director of the McKinsey Global...
The Monocle Weekly - Rank and file
Robert Bound and Andrew Tuck meet Major General JC Lawrence to talk about the history of the Gurkhas. We also take a look at the Open City Documentary Festival with producer Chloe Trainer and filmmaker Katharine Round and discuss the fate of Syria...
The Monocle Weekly - Brutalist beauty
Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound scale prefab tower blocks in East Germany and discuss communist architecture with Owen Hatherley. Plus we hear from Mexican authors Laia Jufresa and Daniel Saldaña Paris as well as from bestselling author David Brooks...
The Monocle Weekly - Walk this way
Robert Bound and Tom Edwards talk it like they walk it with poet Simon Armitage, experience a musical epiphany or two with editor of ‘The Wire’ music magazine Tony Herrington and learn how to clone a mammoth with evolutionary molecular biologist Beth...
The Monocle Weekly - Conflicts of interest
Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet Syrian artist Sara Shamma to discuss how to interpret conflict, hear from Monocle correspondent Adam Lebor about his new espionage novel and learn about the indigenous history of Australia with British Museum curator...
The Monocle Weekly - Changing sides
Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet celebrated French film director François Ozon to discuss gender on the big screen, learn about the story of the Greenpeace Arctic Thirty protestors with Ben Stewart and ask how the chicken became such a familiar...
The Monocle Weekly - A matter of choice
Tom Edwards and Andrew Tuck meet philosopher Julian Baggini to discuss whether we have any control over free will, journalist and academic Brian Cathcart retraces the steps of the industry’s first scribes and Heidi Blake talks about the scandal of...
The Monocle Weekly - On a roll
Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson to discuss the young skateboarding girls of Kabul, hear about the history of swimming in the River Thames with writer Caitlin Davies and learn why there’s still plenty of gold to be...
The Monocle Weekly - Creative Freedoms
Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet PEN International president John Ralston Saul to discuss freedom of expression, learn how to make films in one of the toughest environments on earth with Farida Pacha, and hear from art-rock icon Thurston Moore about...
The Monocle Weekly - Drone logic
Tom Edwards and Andrew Tuck discuss drones with film-maker Tonje Hessen Schei, learn how to create a revolution with Srda Popovic and ask how you smuggle a live monkey in an overcoat with ex-customs officer Jon Frost.
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