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Monocle 24’s new series features in-depth interviews with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and design. Hosted by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Monocle’s senior editors

Monocle 24’s new series features in-depth interviews with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and design. Hosted by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Monocle’s senior editors
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London, United Kingdom

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Monocle 24’s new series features in-depth interviews with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and design. Hosted by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Monocle’s senior editors

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@monocle24

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English


Episodes

The chefs

4/29/2018
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Ahead of the publication of Monocle’s inaugural ‘Drinking & Dining Directory’, we hear from some of the great chefs and restaurateurs who have featured on past episodes of ‘The Big Interview’. Join Tom Edwards for a tasty mix of insights from the likes of Massimo Bottura, Ruth Rogers, Bill Granger and Jeremy King.

Duration:00:29:01

Robert Harris

4/22/2018
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The author of numerous bestsellers, including ‘Fatherland’, ‘The Fear Index’ and ‘An Officer and a Spy’, sits down with Robert Bound to talk about his new novel ‘Munich’, as well as themes ranging from ancient Rome to contemporary politics and why it’s difficult to write political fiction in the modern world.

Duration:00:29:27

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

4/15/2018
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The Nigerian novelist known for critically acclaimed titles such as ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘Americanah’ joins Monocle foreign editor Megan Gibson to talk about being black in America, becoming a global feminist icon, Nigerian fashion and the challenges facing the Left.

Duration:00:29:32

Vik Muniz

4/1/2018
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The acclaimed Brazilian visual artist and photographer Vik Muniz is best known for his bold and layered recreations of canonical artworks using a range of media. In conversation with Monocle’s Robert Bound, Muniz muses on the role of art, his fascination with illusion and image and his influences, which range from Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys to his grandmother and his childhood in 1970s Brazil.

Duration:00:27:39

Dame Jane Goodall

3/25/2018
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Renowned primatologist Dame Jane Goodall has spent nearly six decades researching our closest non-human relatives. Since her first trip to Tanzania in 1960 her work has vastly expanded our comprehension of chimpanzees. She talks to Andrew Mueller about her groundbreaking discoveries, chimpanzees’ sense of humour and the work still ahead.

Duration:00:29:06

Sir Kenneth Grange

3/18/2018
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Sir Kenneth Grange is known as the godfather of UK product design. He is the man behind quintessentially British everyday products for brands such as Kenwood, Parker, Kodak and Anglepoise – but also behind the InterCity 125 train, the regional Royal Mail postbox and the latest London BlackTaxi. Grange is one of the founding members of the famous interdisciplinary design consultancy Pentagram and during his more than half a century of work he has come to define, change and modernise British...

Duration:00:28:21

Sandra Bernhard

3/11/2018
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Comedienne, actress, activist, singer and pioneer of the one-woman show Sandra Bernhard sits down with Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé to talk about everything from stand-up to Tinder, the media to the 1970s.

Duration:00:28:30

Dave Eggers

3/4/2018
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Eggers is the author behind bestselling and award-winning books such as ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’, ‘What is the What’ and ‘The Circle’. But apart from a career as an author, Eggers is also a journalist, editor, graphic designer and artist. He is the founder of independent publishing company McSweeney’s, which produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing and a monthly magazine. He met Monocle’s Ed Stocker to talk about his work, influences and more.

Duration:00:29:27

Edition 74

11/5/2017
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Monocle 24’s new series features in-depth interviews with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and design. Hosted by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Monocle’s senior editors.

Duration:00:29:14

Margot Wallström

10/29/2017
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Sweden’s splendidly outspoken foreign minister Margot Wallström joins Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker to discuss, among other things, her feminist foreign policy, Sweden’s non-aligned military position, the country’s role as a temporary member in the UN’s Security Council and how she upholds her moral views while also being diplomatic.

Duration:00:29:53

Alexandre de Betak

10/15/2017
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Alexandre de Betak is commonly referred to as “the Fellini of fashion” and it is easy to see why. For the past 25 years the Frenchman has been creating exuberant shows for the world’s best designers. He sat down with Monocle’s Jamie Waters to talk about supermodels, New York in the nineties and the changing role of the runway in the age of smartphones and social media.

Duration:00:28:41

Graham Stirk

10/8/2017
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Graham Stirk is a partner at the internationally acclaimed and award-winning architecture practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. He has designed iconic London buildings such as the Leadenhall Building (or “Cheesegrater”) and NEO Bankside. He joins Monocle’s Tom Edwards to talk about the complexity of some of the practice’s projects and what keeps him going.

Duration:00:30:17

Glenn Lowry

9/17/2017
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Lowry has been at the helm of New York’s Moma for 22 years, overseeing acquisitions of works by major artists, the creation of new departments and various expansions and renovations. He joined Monocle’s Tomos Lewis to talk about the importance of museums when it comes to enriching public life.

Duration:00:28:30

Massimo Bottura

9/3/2017
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We kick off season six of The Big Interview in conversation with the chef, art enthusiast and social entrepreneur Massimo Bottura. The man behind the three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana talks about food, art and beauty, as well as the role and responsibility of a chef in 2017 as an agent of change.

Duration:00:29:39

Tessa Ross

5/14/2017
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Monocle Culture editor Robert Bound sits down with legendary film producer and former head of Film4 Tessa Ross. The woman behind ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘12 Years a Slave’, ‘Under the Skin’ and many more tells us about what goes on behind the scenes, the importance of listening and starting her own production company.

Duration:00:28:49

Lyse Doucet

5/7/2017
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Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield sits down with the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet to talk about the start of her career, the impact that Afghanistan has had on her life, her current reporting on Syria and why she continues to see working in journalism as a privilege.

Duration:00:28:30

Ilse Crawford

4/30/2017
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The UK designer, academic and creative director Ilse Crawford sits down with Monocle editor Andrew Tuck to discuss her early days as a journalist, how her family has influenced her career and the importance of good design in social projects.

Duration:00:29:32

Christiana Figueres

4/23/2017
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Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield sits down with Christiana Figueres, the former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The woman behind the 2015 Paris Agreement talks about the work involved in the legendary deal, growing up in Costa Rica, our pressing moral obligations to future generations and why it’s important to be stubborn when it comes to the environment.

Duration:00:29:35

Mary Ann Tighe

4/16/2017
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From government arts advisor to one of New York’s most powerful women, Mary Ann Tighe sits down with Ed Stocker to discuss making big deals, tough compromises and how making friends with your competitors can be beneficial for all.

Duration:00:29:00

Isabel Allende

4/9/2017
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Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker sits down with celebrated Chilean author Isabel Allende to discuss the art of storytelling, her deep-rooted affection for Chile and Latin America, the dangers of the US’s new government and her human-rights work.

Duration:00:28:21