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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

Nayia Yiakoumaki, Rob Young and Michel Hazanavicius

5/20/2018
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Curator Nayia Yiakoumaki joins us to discuss the Whitechapel Gallery’s new show ‘Killed Negatives’. We also look back on the story of German experimental band Can with Rob Young – author of ‘All Gates Open’ – and speak to Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius about his new release ‘Redoubtable’.

Duration:00:52:40

Nargisse Benkabbou, Josh T Pearson, Matt Everitt and Jim Stoten

5/13/2018
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Cook and writer Nargisse Benkabbou discusses her new book ‘Casablanca: My Moroccan Food’, we meet Texas musician Josh T Pearson to hear his new record ‘The Straight Hits!’ and talk festivals with radio DJ Matt Everitt and illustrator Jim Stoten as detailed in their new book ‘Where’s My Welly?’.

Duration:00:55:04

Sarah Allen, Joe Warwick, Luke Sital-Singh and Rachel Harris

5/6/2018
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We discuss Tate Modern’s new show ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ with curator Sarah Allen. Plus: food writer Joe Warwick joins us to talk ‘Where Chefs Eat: Vol 3’ and we meet singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh and festival-programmer Rachel Harris to discuss Alchemy Festival at London’s Southbank Centre.

Duration:00:51:18

Ross Raisin, Nasima Razmyar and Wilhelm Sasnal

4/29/2018
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Ross Raisin, the celebrated writer behind such novels as ‘God’s Own Country’ and ‘Waterline’, discusses his new title ‘Read This if You Want to Be a Great Writer’. Plus: we meet Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal and ask Nasima Razmyar, deputy mayor of culture and leisure in Helsinki, how to make cities both productive and fun.

Duration:00:53:11

James Oldham, Joseph Cook, Rachel Reichert and Byron Folwell

4/22/2018
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Microbiologist Dr Joseph Cook explains why his work studying ice sheets is becoming more urgent than ever – and why he’s now setting it to music with composer Hannah Peel. Plus, we welcome back London photographer Tom Oldham to discuss his new project ‘The Last of the Crooners’ and learn about why the house of long-departed outsider artist James Castle is still revealing new secrets in Idaho.

Duration:00:51:04

Werner Herzog, Kathleen Soriano, Liz Rideal, Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler

4/15/2018
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We discuss communication with Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler, authors of new title ‘The Communication Book’. We also hear from Werner Herzog about why he’s passing on his directing skills to a new generation and discuss the history of, and current outlook for, female artists with curator Kathleen Soriano and artist Liz Rideal, authors of new book ‘Madam and Eve’.

Duration:00:53:40

Kristen Radtke, Pietro Anton and Gregory Berns

4/8/2018
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Designer, illustrator and graphic-novel creator Kristen Radtke discusses her memoir ‘Imagine Wanting Only This’. Plus, we discuss the story of Italo disco with filmmaker Pietro Anton, director of new documentary ‘Italo Disco Legacy’, and learn what dogs might be thinking with animal-behaviour specialist Dr Gregory Berns.

Duration:00:36:43

Robin Campillo, Kamin Mohammadi and Nigel Holmes

4/1/2018
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Film director Robin Campillo discusses his film ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ – telling the story of activists fighting discrimination and misconception about AIDS and HIV in 1980s Paris. Plus, journalist and author Kamin Mohammadi talks through her book ‘Bella Figura: How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way’, and we discuss infographics, as depicted in new book ‘Crazy Competitions’, with designer Nigel Holmes.

Duration:01:00:00

John Ralston Saul, Ruben Östlund and Lana Gay

3/25/2018
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Writer, philosopher and former president of Pen International John Ralston Saul joins us to discuss where the world might be headed and why his book, ‘The Collapse of Globalism’, is being updated for a new edition. Plus, Swedish film director Ruben Östlund talks us through his latest release ‘The Square’ and Canadian DJ and music journalist Lana Gay previews this weekend’s Juno awards ceremony in Vancouver.

Duration:00:55:43

Caroline Till, Eliades Ochoa and Dharshini David

3/11/2018
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We discuss new design book ‘Radical Matter’ with forecaster and creative thinker Caroline Till, meet legendary Cuban musician Eliades Ochoa ahead of his appearance at London’s La Linea festival and hear from economist and broadcaster Dharshini David about her new book ‘The Almighty Dollar’.

Duration:00:48:55

Tony Kitous, Meg Jay and Brian Robinson

3/4/2018
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Restaurateur Tony Kitous, founder of Comptoir Libanais, discusses his new book, “Feasts From the Middle East”. Plus, we learn about how to be resilient in the face of a challenge with psychologist Meg Jay, author of “Supernormal”, and look at some of the best film talent showing at London’s upcoming BFI Flare: London LGBTQ + Film Festival with programmer Brian Robinson.

Duration:00:54:11

Jeremy Gavron, Chiara Rimella, Josh Fehnert and James Erskine

2/25/2018
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Author Jeremy Gavron discusses his new book ‘Felix Culpa’, we preview the latest edition of ‘Monocle’ magazine with Chiara Rimella and Josh Fehnert, and learn about the story of British ice-skating pioneer and gold medalist John Curry with filmmaker James Erskine, director of new documentary ‘The Ice King’.

Duration:00:58:16

Antonio Damasio, Hanli Prinsloo and Katy Arnander

2/11/2018
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We speak to neuroscientist Antonio Damasio about his new book ‘The Strange Order of Things’, which looks at the role feelings play in the workings of the body and mind. Plus: freediver Hanli Prinsloo explains the benefits of a life spent near water and we learn why London’s Sadlers Wells theatre is embracing the spirit of flamenco in 2018 with its director of artistic programme, Katy Arnander.

Duration:00:53:18

Ghislaine Wood, Brett Morgen, Yto Barrada and Lotte Johnson

2/4/2018
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We meet Ghislaine Wood, one of the creators of the V&A Museum’s new exhibition “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style”. Plus: film-maker Brett Morgen discusses his latest production “Jane”, which celebrates the life and career of primatologist Jane Goodall, and we learn the story of the Moroccan city of Agadir with artist Yto Barrada and curator Lotte Johnson.

Duration:00:49:37

Laura Shapiro, Alex Klein and Don Thompson

1/21/2018
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Author, historian and journalist Laura Shapiro discusses her book ‘What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories’. Plus, we learn how to build a computer with Alex Klein, co-founder of technology startup Kano, and find out how it’s possible – and whether it’s sensible – that some artworks fetch prices in the millions of dollars with economist Don Thompson.

Duration:00:56:38

Lookahead to 2018

1/7/2018
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For the first edition of ‘The Monocle Weekly’ of 2018 we’re joined by our bureau staff from Tokyo, Toronto and New York to discuss a global spread of themes and stories to look out for over the next 12 months.

Duration:00:45:26

The best of The Monocle Weekly 2017

12/31/2017
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We listen back to some of our favourite conversations from 2017, featuring Yasmeen Ismail, Booker T Jones, Phyllida Lloyd, Sudan Archives and more.

Duration:00:58:33

Tyler Brûlé’s column: A radical departure

12/29/2017
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Recalling a great 20th-century design innovation, our editor in chief wonders if true progress has been grounded by technological mores.

Duration:00:05:26

Special 4: Mountain living

12/27/2017
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Monocle’s Sophie Grove and Marie-Sophie Schwarzer discuss how to make great architecture in snowbound settings.

Duration:00:06:18

Judith Flanders, Eliza Reid, Richard Smyth and Guy de Launey

12/24/2017
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We discuss the history of Christmas with Judith Flanders, meet birdsong expert Richard Smyth, enjoy some winter sports in Slovenia and learn about a Christmas Eve tradition in Iceland with Eliza Reid.

Duration:00:50:47

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