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Want to hear from the authors, artists, creative thinkers and business leaders shaping your world? Hosts Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound present just that on our longest-running radio programme.

Want to hear from the authors, artists, creative thinkers and business leaders shaping your world? Hosts Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound present just that on our longest-running radio programme.
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London, United Kingdom

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Want to hear from the authors, artists, creative thinkers and business leaders shaping your world? Hosts Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound present just that on our longest-running radio programme.

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English

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Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

Barry Adamson, Rosie Kay, Adam Curtis, Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby

11/11/2018
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Documentary-maker Adam Curtis and choreographer Rosie Kay discuss their dance production ‘MK Ultra’, we talk music with Barry Adamson and learn about the workings of the mind and memory with writer Hilde Østby and her sister, neuropsychologist Ylva Østby.

Duration:00:54:09

Simon Garfield, Maya Benton and Giles Whittell

11/4/2018
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We welcome back polymath Simon Garfield whose new book, ‘In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate the World’, zooms in on the world’s mini marvels. Plus: photography curator Maya Benton talks us through two exhibitions that are running simultaneously and showcase the work of photographer Roman Vishniac, and writer and journalist Giles Whittell discusses his new book ‘Snow: The Biography’.

Duration:00:51:43

Subhadra Das, Morgan Neville and Paul Anthony Jones

10/28/2018
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As Halloween approaches, we speak to historian and curator from University College London Subhadra Das about the enduring appeal of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ – and why both the science and science fiction contained within it still asks challenging questions today. Plus: Oscar-winning documentary-maker Morgan Neville talks us through his new film about Orson Welles, ‘They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead’, and author Paul Anthony Jones discusses his book ‘Around the World in 80 Words’.

Duration:00:51:25

Nora Krug, Sandi Tan and Katherine Findlay

10/21/2018
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German-American author and illustrator Nora Krug talks through the challenging themes found in her new graphic novel ‘Heimat’. We also meet film-maker and novelist Sandi Tan to hear the story behind her new Netflix documentary ‘Shirkers’ and learn the tale of Pike Ward – a British fish merchant who helped shape the history of Iceland – with heritage specialist Katherine Findlay.

Duration:00:55:52

Panos Cosmatos, Kathleen Burk and Val Garland

10/14/2018
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Director Panos Cosmatos discusses his new horror ‘Mandy’, historian Kathleen Burk looks at how the US and UK have intertwined over the years and revered make-up artist Val Garland discusses her new book ‘Validated’.

Duration:00:51:15

Róisín Murphy, Mary Kelly and Thomas Morris

10/7/2018
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Musician and singer Róisín Murphy discusses her collaboration with producer Maurice Fulton and The Vinyl Factory. We also meet pioneering conceptual artist Mary Kelly to discuss her show ‘Face-to-Face’ and learn some of the more unusual stories from medical history with author Thomas Morris.

Duration:00:53:30

Annie-B Parson, Martin Creed, Fatos Ustek and Sheena Rossiter

9/30/2018
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We hear from choreographer, dancer and director Annie-B Parson about her new show ‘17c’ – part of London’s Dance Umbrella festival. Plus, we welcome back artist Martin Creed and curator Fatos Ustek to discuss their latest project for the David Roberts Art Foundation, and Monocle’s Sheena Rossiter discusses her new documentary ‘3 Siblings’.

Duration:00:52:45

Stephanie Macdonald, Richard Reed Parry and Harley Weir

9/23/2018
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Stephanie Macdonald of 6A Architects discusses her work on the new wing of South London Gallery, we hear from musician Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire to learn about his new solo album ‘Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1’, and meet photographer Harley Weir whose show ‘Homes’ is part of the Brighton Photo Biennial.

Duration:00:51:07

Agnès Varda and JR, Ed Vulliamy, and Mark Mason

9/16/2018
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Pioneering French film-maker Agnès Varda and artist JR on their latest project ‘Faces Places’, writer and war reporter Ed Vulliamy on his book about music, ‘When Words Fail’, and author Mark Mason on ‘The Book of Seconds’, profiling those who didn’t quite get there first.

Duration:00:53:58

Desiree Akhavan, Travis Elborough, and Rossif Sutherland

9/9/2018
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We welcome back author Travis Elborough to discuss his new book ‘Atlas of the Unexpected’. Plus: film-maker Desiree Akhavan talks us through her acclaimed new teen drama ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’, and we discuss Canadian film-making and ‘Trench 11’ with actor Rossif Sutherland.

Duration:01:00:00

Suzanne Ciani, William Miller and Chris Nichols

9/2/2018
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We hear from music pioneer and analogue-synthesiser luminary Suzanne Ciani about her career and upcoming appearance at Brighton Digital Festival. Plus: William Miller on growing up among London’s most storied cultural figures and his book ‘Gloucester Crescent’, and the story of [Disneyworld](https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/popculture/all/01172/facts.walt_disneys_disneyland.htm) with cultural historian Chris Nichols.

Duration:00:52:32

Eugene Jarecki, Chilly Gonzales and Beatrice Dillon

8/26/2018
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We meet film-maker Eugene Jarecki to hear about ‘The King’, his new documentary about Elvis and the American dream. Plus: musician Chilly Gonzales joins us to discuss his new album ‘Solo Piano III’ and we hear from artist and producer Beatrice Dillon about her recent work and appearance at Berlin Atonal festival.

Duration:00:55:56

Anna Meredith, Vincent Honoré and Michael Lehmann

8/19/2018
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Composer and producer Anna Meredith tells us about the place where classical music breaks down, as she takes us through her ambitious new release ‘Anno’. Plus, curator Vincent Honoré explains the social and cultural relevance of drag, and we dive into the dark world of the cult eighties high-school film, ‘Heathers’, as we meet its director, Michael Lehmann.

Duration:00:55:14

Thomas Riedelsheimer, Wayne Kramer and Lilia Schwarcz

8/12/2018
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Film-maker Thomas Riedelsheimer on ‘Leaning into the Wind’, the new cinematic portrait of UK artist Andy Goldsworthy, we meet Wayne Kramer, the guitarist of legendary proto-punk rockers MC5, and hear from academic and writer Lilia Schwarcz about her epic work ‘Brazil: A Biography’.

Duration:00:54:06

John Harris Dunning, Journey Gunderson and Nathan Crowley

8/5/2018
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We meet journalist turned comics writer John Harris Dunning to discuss his new work ‘Tumult’, hear from Journey Gunderson, the director of a new museum dedicated to laughs in the US, and discuss how ‘The Dark Knight’ helped shape the modern superhero blockbuster with production designer Nathan Crowley.

Duration:00:56:57

Helen Jukes, Simon Raymonde and Barry Hatton

7/29/2018
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We talk to writer and beekeeper Helen Jukes about her new book “A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings”, discuss the life of musical arranger and songwriter Ivor Raymonde with his son, musician and label head Simon Raymonde, and learn the story of Lisbon with author and journalist Barry Hatton.

Duration:00:47:53

Alice Black, David Toop and Malachy Tallack

7/22/2018
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Alice Black, co-founder and director of the Alice Black gallery, joins us to discuss a season of performance art that’s taking over the space. We also hear from musical polymath David Toop on the occasion of the republication of his literary study into ambience, ‘Oceans of Sound’. Plus, we talk to author and writer Malachy Tallack about how his background on the Shetland Islands came to inform his latest novel.

Duration:00:55:23

Simon Oldfield, Jessy Jetpacks, Ben Okri, Rachel Pimm and Mihir Bose

7/15/2018
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We hear from Simon Oldfield, Jessy Jetpacks and Ben Okri about a new story collection, ‘A Short Affair’. Plus: we meet artist Rachel Pimm, in anticipation of a performance of her new work at the now-defunct Bell Foundry in London’s Whitechapel. All that and a look back at the World Cup, as well as a look forward to the final, with author and sports journalist Mihir Bose.

Duration:00:54:54

Clare Lilley, Marcus Miller and Oliver Wainwright

7/8/2018
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We meet art curator Clare Lilley, who’s overseeing the Frieze Sculpture fair in London, hear from bassist and bandleader Marcus Miller about playing with everyone from Miles Davis to Luther Vandross, and speak with Oliver Wainwright, the architecture critic whose new book from Taschen, ‘Inside North Korea’, looks at the unusual design within the isolated nation.

Duration:00:54:04

James Hyman, Sarah Driver and Jim Heimann

7/1/2018
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Photography curator and gallerist James Hyman discusses new exhibition ‘Modern Nature’, currently on at Wakefield’s Hepworth Gallery. Plus: film-maker Sarah Driver talks us through her documentary about New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Boom For Real’, and cultural historian Jim Heimann of Taschen America explains outlandish architecture and the enduring appeal of his book ‘California Crazy’.

Duration:00:52:44