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Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly


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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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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Dina Buno, Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini, Francesca Gavin and Mark Cousins

We meet Dina Buno, whose story is the topic of a new award-winning documentary, along with the film’s creators Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles. Plus: art curator and critic Francesca Gavin explains why the humble mushroom is the subject of her Paris show ‘Champignons!’ and film-maker and writer Mark Cousins talks us through his new book ‘The Story of Looking’.

Duration: 00:47:09

The Classics 43: Paul A Young

We listen back to a chat about the timeless appeal of chocolate making with renowned London-based chocolatier Paul A Young.

Duration: 00:10:40

David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt, Mark Mason and Martin Usborne

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt talk us through their new book: ‘The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World’. We also discuss the joys of a good quiz with writer Mark Mason and talk to photographer and book-publisher Martin Usborne about new title ‘Really Good Dog Photography’.

Duration: 00:47:38

The Classics 42: Langlands & Bell

A listen back to our conversation with Turner prize-nominated artists and designers Nikki Bell and Ben Langlands – known as artistic duo Langlands & Bell. They joined us to discuss their new work celebrating the life and career of London transport innovator Frank Pick.

Duration: 00:12:19

John Akomfrah, Rachael Jolley and Paul Major

Artist and film-maker John Akomfrah joins us to discuss his new work “Purple”, which examines the ways climate change can affect communities around the globe. We also discuss the golden age of radio and podcasts with Rachael Jolley, editor of ‘Index on Censorship’, whose new edition focuses on the airwaves as a tool for communication. Plus: musician and record-dealer Paul Major of the band Endless Boogie tells us how he’s made a career from hunting out obscure vinyl and forgotten gems, as...

Duration: 00:51:00

Tony Allen, Rob Sears and Emmy the Great

Music legend Tony Allen on his new album ‘The Source’ and his long and varied career. Plus: writer Rob Sears, creator of new book ‘The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump’, explains why the US president’s social-media outbursts are an inspiration to him, and we welcome back musician Emmy the Great to discuss why she’s helping put the words of Jane Austen to music.

Duration: 00:52:25

The Classics 40: Lauren Collins

Staff writer for ‘The New Yorker’ Lauren Collins joins us to discuss the challenges and humour to be found in learning a new language. Original air date: 16 October 2016.

Duration: 00:15:23

Michael Winterbottom, Sarah Hyndman and Ben Arogundade

We speak to director Michael Winterbottom about his latest effort, ‘On the Road’. Plus: design researcher Sarah Hyndman on typography and what it says about you writer, and publisher and entrepreneur Ben Arogundade on his new book about Barack Obama magazine and newspaper covers.

Duration: 00:53:11

The Classics 39: Ed Yong

Science-writer Ed Yong discusses his book ‘I Contain Multitudes’ and explains why the tiny organisms living within us deserve more credit. Original air date: 4 September 2016.

Duration: 00:14:24

Stephen Bayley, Roger Mavity, Alice Vincent and Marty Jopson

Creative minds Stephen Bayley and Roger Mavity join us to discuss why they’ve updated their business and etiquette classic ‘Life’s a Pitch’. Plus, arts and culture critic Alice Vincent previews this weekend’s Emmy awards and we talk to science broadcaster Marty Jopson about the unusual events that go on in our kitchens.

Duration: 01:00:00

The Classics 38: Radmila Topalovic and Tom Kerss

Astronomers Radmila Topalovic and Tom Kerss join Monocle's Robert Bound to discuss stargazing and the seemingly infinite potential for making new discoveries. Original air date: 16 October 2016

Duration: 00:12:55

Helen Gordon, Travis Elborough, Zola Jesus and Caz Hildebrand

We look at what it takes to develop authorly talent with Helen Gordon and Travis Elborough, co-creators of book ‘Being a Writer’. Plus, musician Zola Jesus discusses new album ‘Okovi’, and we speak with cookery book designer and writer Caz Hildebrand about her latest title, ‘The Grammar of Spice’.

Duration: 00:51:38

The Classics 37: Sacha Jenkins

A listen back to our discussion with filmmaker, journalist and creative Sacha Jenkins, who visited ‘The Monocle Weekly’ to talk about ‘Fresh Dressed’, his documentary on hip-hop and fashion.

Duration: 00:13:09

Andrew Ellis, Nathalie Savaricas and Karen Flett

Andrew Ellis, director of Art UK, joins us to discuss the Art Detective initiative, an online resource dedicated to unearthing obscure works. Meanwhile, we hear from Monocle’s Athens correspondent Nathalie Savaricas, who has been enjoying the city’s Open Air Film Festival. Plus: designer and author Karen Flett explains the enduring appeal of Airstream trailers and life on the open road.

Duration: 00:42:52

The Classics 36: Peter Mead

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and Culture editor Robert Bound meet advertising luminary Peter Mead. He joined the show to discuss his career path from 16-year-old office boy to co-founder of one of the most successful agencies in the industry, AMV, as detailed in his book ‘When in Doubt Be Nice: Lessons from a Lifetime in Business’.

Duration: 00:17:16

Saint Etienne, Josh Fehnert and Emiko Davies

We talk to UK pop band Saint Etienne about how to write songs for the summer and their new EP ‘Dive’. Plus: Monocle’s Josh Fehnert joins us to discuss some of the highlights of ‘The Summer Weekly’ and food writer Emiko Davies explains the appeal of Italian cooking as detailed in her book ‘Acquacotta’.

Duration: 00:44:49

The Classics 35: Rebecca Gowers

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet writer Rebecca Gowers, whose great-grandfather Sir Ernest Gowers created one of the go-to guides to good writing, ‘Plain Words’, more than 60 years ago. Rebecca had just published an updated version back in 2014 and joined us in the studio to talk about it.

Duration: 00:07:06

The Rails, Venetia Rainey, Sara Shamsavari and Jo Wallace

We meet singer-songwriters The Rails, whose new record ‘Other People’ continues the husband-and-wife duo’s smart update on folk traditions. Plus, a report on how the Amsterdam brewing scene hots up for summer and we speak with artist Sara Shamsavari and creative Jo Wallace about their new exhibition ‘There’s a Good Immigrant’, which highlights the benefit of mixing cultures.

Duration: 00:56:12

The Classics 34: DBC Pierre

Author DBC Pierre joins The Monocle Weekly team to discuss tips and tricks for writing, as detailed in his book ‘Release the Bats’.

Duration: 00:15:07

Eileen Cooper, Frederick Bernas and Vhils

We meet Eileen Cooper: artist, keeper of London’s Royal Academy art school and co-ordinator of its famed Summer Exhibition. Plus: reporter Frederick Bernas checks out the Paraty International Literary Festival in Brazil and we look at the influence of Portugal’s culture around the world with Lisbon-based street-artist Vhils.

Duration: 00:48:58

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