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Alain Elkann Interviews podcasts are an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years. Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview, approaching the task as somewhere between snapping a photograph and writing a short story. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, Alain infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. A small selection, to which we will gradually add, are presented here as podcasts for the first time.

Alain Elkann Interviews podcasts are an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years. Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview, approaching the task as somewhere between snapping a photograph and writing a short story. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, Alain infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. A small selection, to which we will gradually add, are presented here as podcasts for the first time.

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United Kingdom

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Alain Elkann Interviews podcasts are an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years. Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview, approaching the task as somewhere between snapping a photograph and writing a short story. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, Alain infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. A small selection, to which we will gradually add, are presented here as podcasts for the first time.

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@alainelkann

Language:

English


Episodes

Edmund de Waal - 75 - Alain Elkann Interviews

4/10/2021
A TRAGIC ASSIMILATION. Edmund de Waal is an artist who exhibits in museums and a bestselling author. His new book is LETTERS TO CAMONDO.

Duration:00:40:26

Giovanna Buzzi - 74 - Alain Elkann Interviews

4/3/2021
HER OWN WOMAN. Giovanna Buzzi is a costume designer and fabricator, owner of SlowCostume workshop for the creation of costumes for the theatre.

Duration:00:32:20

Nicolò Castellini Baldissera - 73 - Alain Elkann Interviews

3/28/2021
AT HOME IN TANGIER. Nicolò Castellini Baldissera is an interior designer, aesthete, and garden dilettante who found his happiness in Tangier.

Duration:00:46:14

Ronald Lauder - 72 - Alain Elkann Interviews

3/21/2021
ONE WORLD. Ronald Lauder is President of the World Jewish Congress, on the board of the Estée Lauder Companies & Chairman of Clinique Laboratories.

Duration:00:24:12

Salvatore Settis - 71 - Alain Elkann Interviews

3/13/2021
CONTEMPORARY ART AND TRADITION. Salvatore Settis is an archaeologist & art historian. The author of Incursioni has just curated an extraordinary exhibition of the Torlonia Marbles.

Duration:00:32:07

Alber Elbaz - 70 - Alain Elkann Interviews

3/6/2021
AZ FACTORY: smart fashion that cares, made for everyone. Israeli fashion designer ALBER ELBAZ is the founder of Richemont-backed AZ Factory.

Duration:00:34:59

Minouche Shafik - 69 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/27/2021
A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT: LESS ABOUT ME. MORE ABOUT WE. Minouche Shafik is an Egyptian-born British-American economist who has been the Director of the London School of Economics (LSE) since 2017. Minouche Shafik was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2014 to 2017.

Duration:00:38:23

Fabrizio Moretti - 68 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/20/2021
THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION. Fabrizio Moretti is the founder of Galleria Moretti, located first in Florence and then London and most recently Monaco. The prestigious and philanthropic Moretti gallery is internationally known, particularly for its work with Old Master paintings.

Duration:00:44:41

Gabrielle Tana - 67 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/13/2021
MAKING THE DIG. Gabrielle Tana is producer of The Dig, a Netflix 2021 release in which Ralph Fiennes plays amateur archaeologist Basil Brown

Duration:00:29:01

Philip Mansel - 66 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/6/2021
TO WRITE A MASTERWORK. Philip Mansel is a historian of France & the Middle East. His latest book is “King of the World, The Life of Louis XIV”.

Duration:00:41:43

René de Ceccatty - 65 - Alain Elkann Interviews

1/30/2021
TO BE A WRITER. René de Ceccatty is a writer, both of numerous novels & also biographies, including those of Pasolini, Moravia & Elsa Morante.

Duration:00:38:51

Nathalie Farman-Farma - 64 - Alain Elkann Interviews

1/26/2021
Décors Barbares is the textile company and design studio of Nathalie Farman-Farma, who specializes in fabrics inspired by the decorative history of Iran, Russia, and Central Asia. Prior to that, Nathalie worked in the publishing industry in New York City. She was an associate editor for The New Yorker magazine and a cultural producer for the Charlie Rose Show.

Duration:00:33:17

Simon Sebag Montefiore - 63 - Alain Elkann Interviews

1/16/2021
HOW THE WORLD WE LIVE IN WAS CREATED. Historian, novelist and TV presenter Simon Sebag Montefiore has been reading extensively during lockdown. He recommends some delightful books and offers his perspective on Trump’s failed putsch.

Duration:00:32:44

Alvise Casellati - 62 - Alain Elkann Interviews

12/26/2020
A MAN WITH A MISSION. The conductor Alvise Casellati is creator of “Opera Italiana is in the Air” whose debut was in Central Park, New York.

Duration:00:42:54

Vincent Bevins - 61 - Alain Elkann Interviews

12/19/2020
THE KILLING CODE. Washington Post reporter Vincent Bevins is the author of “The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder that Shaped Our World”. His book asks why the US government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians in 1965, and shows that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington’s final triumph in the Cold War.

Duration:00:30:50

Dr Virgilio Sacchini - 60 - Alain Elkann Interviews

12/5/2020
Dr Virgilio Sacchini is a professor of surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the University of Milan.

Duration:00:36:07

Alexandre de Vogüé - 59 - Alain Elkann Interviews

11/28/2020
THE STORY OF VAUX-LE-VICOMTE. Alexandre de Vogüé and his two brothers own and run the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, one of the greatest Historical Monuments in France.

Duration:00:38:17

Ferruccio Ferragamo - 58 - Alain Elkann Interviews

11/21/2020
FERRUCCIO FERRAGAMO: PATERFAMILIAS OF MERIT. The Executive Chairman of the Board of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. has recently received Italy's highest business award.

Duration:00:34:29

Robert Lacey - 57 - Alain Elkann Interviews

11/14/2020
FACT OR FICTION? Robert Lacey is a writer and historical consultant to THE CROWN. Netflix releases the fourth TV series on November 15, 2020. Lacey recently published Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.

Duration:00:39:46

James Fox - 56 - Alain Elkann Interviews

11/7/2020
AUTHENTIC VOICES. James Fox is an acclaimed writer whose books include White Mischief, Life - Keith Richards, and Look Again – David Bailey.

Duration:00:44:31