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Long-form conversations about the lives and careers of the world's leading and most exciting names from the worlds of art, design, literature, politics, business and food. We hear from the masters themselves, about their art, their craft, their secrets and successes.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Description:

Long-form conversations about the lives and careers of the world's leading and most exciting names from the worlds of art, design, literature, politics, business and food. We hear from the masters themselves, about their art, their craft, their secrets and successes.

Twitter:

@monocle24

Language:

English


Episodes
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Joel Meyerowitz

6/14/2024
London and New York-based street photographer Joel Meyerowtiz sits down with Monocle’s photography director, Matthew Beaman, to discuss quitting his job after working with Robert Frank, finding “decisive moments”, how smartphones changed the world, his love of Leica and large-format cameras and how time has affected his photographs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:50

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Gabrielius Landsbergis

6/7/2024
The minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss the importance of military preparedness, diplomatic efforts and being able to explain and justify your arguments to the electorate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:19

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Jacob Collier

2/23/2024
The six-time Grammy award-winning musician sits down with Robert Bound to discuss the release of the fourth and final instalment of his ‘Djesse’ album series, his creative process, the influence of his mother and how he transforms his audiences into choirs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:55

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Tim Peake

12/8/2023
The British astronaut sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss his remarkable career, the future of space exploration and his new book ‘Space: The Human Story’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:42

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Madhur Jaffrey

11/30/2023
The culinary legend and actress sits down with Robert Bound to discuss her cookbooks, which span the flavours of India, and how she unintentionally became a household name for anyone with a taste for South Asian cuisine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:39

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Malcolm Gladwell

11/24/2023
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell sits down with Georgina Godwin to discuss his life, career and gripping podcast series, ‘Revisionist History’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:10

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Bob Brown

11/17/2023
The former Australian senator sits down with Andrew Mueller to reflect on the highlights of his political career and how he became leader of the world’s first Green party. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:15

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Margaret MacMillan

11/10/2023
The celebrated Canadian historian sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss her bestselling books, the history of warfare and the challenge that Vladimir Putin poses to the world order. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:24

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Badiucao

11/2/2023
Chinese dissident artist Badiucao sits down with Georgina Godwin to discuss his life in self-imposed exile and how he uses his art to challenge censorship and human-rights abuses in China. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:37

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Rhiannon Giddens

10/27/2023
The Grammy award-winning American singer sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss her remarkable career and mission to highlight the untold stories of people who have contributed to musical history in the US. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:59

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Steve Earle

7/14/2023
Steve Earle, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, joins Andrew Mueller to discuss his new tour, play and why his enduring hit ‘Copperhead Road’ is the newest state song of Tennessee, where marijuana remains illegal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:55

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Erna Solberg

7/7/2023
The former prime minister of Norway sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss her political career and the future of Europe’s relationship with Russia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:48

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Chuck D

6/30/2023
Andrew Mueller sits down with the ground-breaking hip-hop pioneer and revolutionary activist to discuss his extraordinary career and his new illustrated memoir, ‘Livin’ Loud: ARTitation’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:29

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Jason Rezaian

6/23/2023
Journalist Jason Rezaian of ‘The Washington Post’ discusses his 544 days in an Iranian prison, what it took to get him out and what he believes should be done to help other journalists who have been wrongfully detained. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:43

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Carla Hayden

6/16/2023
The first African American and female Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, joins Christopher Cermak to discuss the role of libraries as a cornerstone of democracy and her efforts to spread the word about their wonders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:53

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Angélique Kidjo

6/9/2023
Five-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo joins Emma Searle to discuss her unstoppable career and genre-defying repertoire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:31

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James Olson

6/2/2023
The former chief of counterintelligence for the CIA, looks back on his 30-year career with the agency and discusses how he coped with the moral dilemmas of spying. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:11

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Nathan Law

5/26/2023
Trailblazing pro-democracy activist Nathan Law joins Andrew Mueller to discuss his new memoir and how he went from being Hong Kong’s youngest legislator to living in political exile in the UK. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:53

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Mubin Shaikh

5/18/2023
Former counterterrorism operative Mubin Shaikh joins Andrew Mueller to explain how he went from being a supporter of Islamist extremism to working undercover for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service inside the “Toronto 18” terrorist group. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:30

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Hella Pick

5/18/2023
Veteran journalist Hella Pick reflects on her remarkable life, from arriving in the UK on a Kindertransport in 1938 to becoming a trailblazer for women in journalism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:20