Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly Podcast

Want to hear from the authors, artists, creative thinkers and business leaders shaping your world? The Monocle Weekly presents just that on our longest-running radio programme.

Lauren Oyler
‘The Monocle Weekly’ catches up with writer and critic Lauren Oyler, to learn more about her remarkable debut novel ‘Fake Accounts’, which explores the mendacity and compulsion woven into social media....

Richard Mosse
In this exclusive interview, Monocle’s Augustin Macellari meets Richard Mosse, whose unique view on documentary photography has shone a fresh light on some of the world’s forgotten conflicts and offered audiences insight into the struggle of refugees seeking safety in Europe. From his studio in New York, he discusses his practice and tells us more about his new project in the Amazon....

Peter Bagge
Legendary underground cartoonist Peter Bagge joins Monocle 24 to reflect on a career in comics as his seminal series ‘Hate’ is republished as a complete collection....


Peter Bagge
Legendary underground cartoonist Peter Bagge joins Monocle 24 to reflect on a career in comics as his seminal series ‘Hate’ is republished as a complete collection....

Lisa Rovner
We meet Lisa Rovner, the director behind a new documentary ‘Sisters with Transistors’, which shines a light on the pioneering women who helped to shape early electronic music....

Lisa Rovner
We meet Lisa Rovner, the director behind a new documentary ‘Sisters with Transistors’, which shines a light on the pioneering women who helped to shape early electronic music....


Natalie Erika James
We meet Natalie Erika James, director of ‘Relic’, to learn more about ageing, loss and the very personal inspiration for her chilling debut....

Natalie Erika James
We meet Natalie Erika James, director of ‘Relic’, to learn more about ageing, loss and the very personal inspiration for her chilling debut....

Richard Dawson
Monocle’s Augustin Macellari talks to songwriter Richard Dawson to learn more about the way his prophetic ‘2020’ album changed in light of the year’s tumult....


Richard Dawson
Monocle’s Augustin Macellari talks to songwriter Richard Dawson to learn more about the way his prophetic ‘2020’ album changed in light of the year’s tumult....

Rose Glass
We catch up with Rose Glass to learn about faith, art and film school as her stunning directorial debut ‘Saint Maud’ arrives in cinemas....

Rose Glass
We catch up with Rose Glass to learn about faith, art and film school as her stunning directorial debut ‘Saint Maud’ arrives in cinemas....


Carla Bruni
In this special interview, Monocle 24’s culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to singer-songwriter Carla Bruni about her eponymous new album, which was recorded during lockdown....

Carla Bruni
In this special interview, Monocle 24’s culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to singer-songwriter Carla Bruni about her eponymous new album, which was recorded during lockdown....

Annie
In this special interview, Monocle 24’s culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to Norwegian singer Annie about her album ‘Dark Hearts’, which is out on 16 October and is packed with excellent synth pop....


Annie
In this special interview, Monocle 24’s culture correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to Norwegian singer Annie about her album ‘Dark Hearts’, which is out on 16 October and is packed with excellent synth pop....

Trevor Paglen
In this special interview, Monocle’s Augustin Macellari talks to artist Trevor Paglen about his new London exhibition, ‘Bloom’, and reflects on how technology’s complicated systems are shaping our lives....

Trevor Paglen
In this special interview, Monocle’s Augustin Macellari talks to artist Trevor Paglen about his new London exhibition, ‘Bloom’, and reflects on how technology’s complicated systems are shaping our lives....


Dieter Meier
In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with Dieter Meier, one half of Swiss electro duo Yello. The band are back with a new album, ‘Point’, and Meier tells us about his latest food ventures: a winery, restaurant and chocolatiers....

Dieter Meier
In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with Dieter Meier, one half of Swiss electro duo Yello. The band are back with a new album, ‘Point’, and Meier tells us about his latest food ventures: a winery, restaurant and chocolatiers....

The Thinker’s Edition: politics and risk
In the third instalment of our special new series, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel of experts and philosophers to discuss politics, risk and how the political landscape will look beyond coronavirus. Joining us this week is political scientist and president of Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer; philosopher and political theorist, Phillip Pettit, and Associate Professor of Political Theory at The University of Oxford, Teresa M Bejan....


Shirley Collins
Shirley Collins’ decade-spanning career has cemented her position as a cornerstone of English folk music. Monocle 24’s Augustin Macellari learns more about the relevance of ancient music on her new album, ‘Heart’s Ease’....

Shirley Collins
Shirley Collins’ decade-spanning career has cemented her position as a cornerstone of English folk music. Monocle 24’s Augustin Macellari learns more about the relevance of ancient music on her new album, ‘Heart’s Ease’....

The Thinkers Edition: Equal Citizens
In the second instalment of our special new series, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel of experts and philosophers to reflect on the changing nature of citizenship and equality around the world. Joining us this week is Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ayona Datta, Professor in Urban Geography at University College London and Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Social Science at New York University....


The Thinkers Edition: Equal Citizens
In the second instalment of our special new series, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel of experts and philosophers to reflect on the changing nature of citizenship and equality around the world. Joining us this week is Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ayona Datta, Professor in Urban Geography at University College London and Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Social Science at New York University....

Céu
In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with fellow Brazilian singer Céu on her new album ‘APKÁ’, which extends her engagement with tropical electronica beats....

Céu
In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with fellow Brazilian singer Céu on her new album ‘APKÁ’, which extends her engagement with tropical electronica beats....


Kelly Lee Owens
While the ‘Monocle Weekly’ takes a break, we’re still keeping up with culture and the arts. In this special interview, experimental musical artist Kelly Lee Owens discusses her forthcoming album ‘Inner Song’ with Monocle’s Augustin Macellari....

Kelly Lee Owens
While the ‘Monocle Weekly’ takes a break, we’re still keeping up with culture and the arts. In this special interview, experimental musical artist Kelly Lee Owens discusses her forthcoming album ‘Inner Song’ with Monocle’s Augustin Macellari....

The Thinkers Edition: Life in the City
In the first of a new series of The Monocle Weekly, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel discussion with leading academics and analysts in urbanism and sociology, taking a deeper look at the changing make-up of our cities and social structures. Joining us this week is Christoph Lindner, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London, Richard Sennett, a Senior Advisor to the UN on its Program on Climate Change and Cities and Dr Brandi Thompson Summers, an Assistant Professor...


The Thinkers Edition: Life in the City
In the first of a new series of The Monocle Weekly, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel discussion with leading academics and analysts in urbanism and sociology, taking a deeper look at the changing make-up of our cities and social structures. Joining us this week is Christoph Lindner, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London, Richard Sennett, a Senior Advisor to the UN on its Program on Climate Change and Cities and Dr Brandi Thompson Summers, an Assistant Professor...

Thomas Clay
The Monocle Weekly is on a short break but we’re keeping up to speed with all things cultural. As Thomas Clay’s long-awaited period thriller, ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’, hits streaming services, Augustin Macellari caught up with him to reflect on a strange moment in English history....

Thomas Clay
The Monocle Weekly is on a short break but we’re keeping up to speed with all things cultural. As Thomas Clay’s long-awaited period thriller, ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’, hits streaming services, Augustin Macellari caught up with him to reflect on a strange moment in English history....


Donny Benet
In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with Australian singer Donny Benét to hear about his new album ‘Mr Experience’, described as a soundtrack to a dinner party in the late 1980s....

Donny Benet
In this special interview, Fernando Augusto Pacheco catches up with Australian singer Donny Benét to hear about his new album ‘Mr Experience’, described as a soundtrack to a dinner party in the late 1980s....

Adam Goodes
In a special interview, Andrew Mueller catches up with Adam Goodes, a legend of Australian Rules football and the subject of a new documentary, ‘The Australian Dream’, which tells the story of Goodes’s life and career, and examines racism in sport and society....


Wolfgang Tillmans
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari catches up with Turner prize-winning artist, Wolfgang Tillmans, to hear his reflections on these unprecedented times....

Wolfgang Tillmans
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari catches up with Turner prize-winning artist, Wolfgang Tillmans, to hear his reflections on these unprecedented times....

Pantha du Prince
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Pantha du Prince to learn more about his new album and the opportunity that isolation has presented to reflect on the global networks that connect us to others....


Pantha du Prince
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Pantha du Prince to learn more about his new album and the opportunity that isolation has presented to reflect on the global networks that connect us to others....

Ghostpoet
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Obaro Ejimiwe, AKA Ghostpoet, to learn more about his listening habits – and what self-production brought to his new album....

Ghostpoet
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari talks to Obaro Ejimiwe, AKA Ghostpoet, to learn more about his listening habits – and what self-production brought to his new album....


Mark Blyth
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari catches up with Mark Blyth, to learn more about his new book, ‘Angrynomics’, co-authored with Erik Lonergan, and how progressive economics could help to stem the tide of the anger that’s reshaping our world....

Mark Blyth
While the Monocle Weekly takes a temporary break, we’ve continued conversing with some of culture’s top movers and shakers around the world. In this special interview, Augustin Macellari catches up with Mark Blyth, to learn more about his new book, ‘Angrynomics’, co-authored with Erik Lonergan, and how progressive economics could help to stem the tide of the anger that’s reshaping our world....

Dr Martin Shaw, Matthias Orsett and Ben Myers
We take a look at the roots of narrative as we meet master storyteller and mythologist Dr Martin Shaw. Plus, we reflect on a fertile time for experimental music with the man behind a new compilation, Matthias Orsett, and we peek into the dark corners of culture with novelist Ben Myers....


Sir Christopher Frayling, Tony Nourmand, Zoé Whitley and Peter Meanwell
We flick through a book of iconic French New Wave film posters with cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling and Reel Art Press founder Tony Nourmand. Plus, a closer look at a cornerstone of the London art scene, the Chisenhale Gallery, with its new director Zoé Whitley, and we head to Norway for the groundbreaking Borealis Festival – and a chat with its director, Peter Meanwell....

Pete Paphides, Carl Craig, Kelly Kivland and Will Harris
We meet music journalist Pete Paphides to talk about his new book, ‘Broken Greek’, and the impact that music has had on his life. Plus: techno legend Carl Craig and curator Kelly Kivland on Craig’s new installation at New York’s Dia:Beacon, and UK poet Will Harris talks us through his new book, ‘Rendang’....

Pete Paphides, Carl Craig, Kelly Kivland and Will Harris
We meet music journalist Pete Paphides to talk about his new book, ‘Broken Greek’, and the impact that music has had on his life. Plus: techno legend Carl Craig and curator Kelly Kivland on Craig’s new installation at New York’s Dia:Beacon, and UK poet Will Harris talks us through his new book, ‘Rendang’....


Max Alexander, Stanley Donwood and Dr Tessa Roynon
We meet Secret Cinema CEO Max Alexander to learn about experiential cinema and artist Stanley Donwood to discuss creativity in the anthropocene and his new book of linocuts, ‘Bad Island’. Plus, as a new documentary on Toni Morrison hits cinemas, we talk about the author’s legacy with Oxford academic Dr Tessa Roynon....

Leïla Slimani, Jason Blum and Hannah Lew
French-Moroccan author Leïla Slimani on her book ‘Sex and Lies’ and Jason Blum on Blumhouse Productions’ latest film, ‘The Invisible Man’. Plus: Oakland-based musician Hannah Lew....

Ian Cheng, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Alice Vincent, Alona Pardo and Hans Eijkelboom
Artist Ian Cheng uses digital technology to create extraordinary, evolving worlds. We talk to him and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist about his new exhibition in Madrid. Plus: journalist turned author Alice Vincent on gardening and her memoir, ‘Rootbound’, and we talk to the curator of an exhibition exploring the way photographers explore masculinity....


Susannah Cahalan, Martin Andersen and Ryan Mosley
We meet author Susannah Cahalan whose new book, ‘The Great Pretender’, unpacks the complicated history of the treatment of the mentally ill. Plus: photographer Martin Andersen on his photos that capture his love of Tottenham Hotspur football club and painter Ryan Mosley discusses his participation in a new group show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery....

Susannah Cahalan, Martin Andersen and Ryan Mosly
We meet author Susannah Cahalan whose new book, ‘The Great Pretender’, unpacks the complicated history of the treatment of the mentally ill. Plus: photographer Martin Andersen on his photos that capture his love of Tottenham Hotspur football club and painter Ryan Mosly discusses his participation in a new group show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery....

William Gibson, Andrea Chalupa and Matthew Flowers
We meet science-fiction author William Gibson to unpick his legendary prescience and discuss his new book, ‘Agency’. Plus: journalist and author Andrea Chalupa on the family ties that inspired her to write new drama, ‘Mr Jones’, and, as London’s Flowers Gallery turns 50, we discuss the art world with its MD, Matthew Flowers....


Afua Hirsch, Darren Waterston and Rikke Villadsen
Broadcaster and writer Afua Hirsch tells us about her new podcast series exploring the impact and legacy of the British empire. Plus: US-based painter Darren Waterston discusses his homage to James Whistler and graphic novelist Rikke Villadsen unpacks her subversive new take on the western, ‘Cowboy’....

Ben Brody, An-My Lê and Giles Price
We meet Ben Brody, whose debut book of images draws on his tours of duty as a US military combat photographer. Plus: An-My Lê discusses her work, which probes the impact of conflict on the landscape, and Giles Price on embracing emerging technologies to find new ways of visual storytelling....

Robert Eggers, Okay Kaya and Francesca Wade
Robert Eggers’ 2015 film, ‘The Witch’, depicted terror in an early New England settlement; he joins us to discuss his latest period horror, ‘The Lighthouse’. Plus, Kaya Wilkins, aka Okay Kaya, on her forthcoming album, and we meet author Francesca Wade, whose new book explores a key address of London’s literary ladies in the interwar years....


Sam Mendes, Nicolas Godin and Radie Peat
We meet Oscar-winning director Sir Sam Mendes to learn more about his First World War epic, ‘1917’. Plus: Nicolas Godin – one half of French electro-rocking legends, Air -– talks us through his latest album, and Radie Peat, a lynchpin of the contemporary Irish Folk scene, on how she uses ancient instruments to explore new sonic palettes....

The year ahead
As the new decade dawns, Monocle's Rob Bound and Augustin Macellari look ahead to 2020 with Jacques Testard, founder of London's influential publishing house, Fitzcarraldo Editions. Plus, Clare Gough, director of Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, unpacks the upcoming programme and Mode Exchange director Chris Vaughan explains the experimental music ties between the UK and Japan that his festival will be exploring in 2020....

Best of 2019
Rob Bound and Augustin Macellari look back at 2019, revisiting the conversations and motifs that made the year. A conservateur and a mudlark explain how a tactile engagement with the past can facilitate time travel, while journalists, artists and documentarians reflect on surveillance capitalism. Plus: an author and a popstar on the psychic resonance of the US landscape....


Chris Maynard, Eleonora Biason and Hereward Tilton
Chris Maynard, author of cult Usborne children’s book, ‘All About Ghosts’, joins us to discuss his work on a publication that sent chills up the spines of a generation of kids. Plus, a Christmas cocktail-making workshop from one of Rosewood London’s Scarfes Bar’s crack bartenders, and a look at the psychedelic magic that underpins pre-Christian Christmas....

Destroyer, Philipp Humm, Martin Hancock and Marie-Elsa Bragg
We meet musician Dan Bejar, better known as Destroyer, to find out about his forthcoming album, ‘Have We Met’. Plus: CEO-turned-filmmaker Philipp Humm and actor Martin Hancock discuss their adaptation of Goethe’s ‘Faust’, and priest Marie-Elsa Bragg on her intensely personal new book....

Yann Tiersen, Humphrey Ocean and Art Basel in Miami Beach
Musician and composer Yann Tiersen talks about collaboration, misinterpretation and going analogue as he releases his new album, ‘Portrait’. Plus: Humphrey Ocean, one of the UK’s great painters, discusses his 50-year career, and our culture editor, Chiara Rimella, reports from Art Basel in Miami Beach....


André Aciman, Francesca Cartier Brickell and Jockum Nordström
André Aciman, author of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ tells us why he wanted to revisit the characters in its recent sequel, ‘Find Me’. Plus: we speak to Francesca Cartier Brickell, a scion of the Cartier dynasty, about her family history and join Jockum Nordström’s on a tour of his latest exhibition at London’s David Zwirner gallery....

Rana Foroohar, Xylouris White and Emma Lewis
We meet Rana Foroohar, FT columnist and author of ‘Don’t be Evil,’ a new book that explores just how and when Big Tech lost its way. Plus: Greco-Australian duo Xylouris White talk turning the Myth of Sisyphus from a negative to a positive, and the curator of a major new Dora Maar exhibition at the Tate unpacks her legacy....

Rana Foroohar, Xylouris White and Emma Lewis
We meet Rana Foroohar, FT columnist and author of ‘Don’t be Evil,’ a new book that explores just how and when Big Tech lost its way. Plus: Greco-Australian duo Xylouris White talk turning the Myth of Sisyphus from a negative to a positive, and the curator of a major new Dora Maar exhibition at the Tate unpacks her legacy....


Simon Gillespie, Bradford Parkinson and Hugo Fruehauf, Pelin Opcin
We meet painting conservator Simon Gillespie in his studio to learn more about the fine art of his profession – and get up close and personal with some truly amazing paintings. Plus: as they receive the Queen Elizabeth prize for engineering, we sit down with Bradford Parkinson and Hugo Fruehauf. It’s hard to imagine a world without the technology they invented: GPS. And we hear about this year’s London Jazz Festival from director Pelin Opcin....

Ben Lerner, Eleanor Pinfield and Larry Achiampong
Novelist and poet Ben Lerner discusses how his new book, ‘The Topeka School’ explores language, masculinity and violence in Trump’s America. Plus: Eleanor Pinfield, head of Art on the Underground, unpacks the project’s mission to bring colour to London’s transport network, and artist Larry Achiampong discusses his upcoming commission....

Scott Z Burns, DJ Shadow and Teresa Monachino
The enhanced interrogation techniques employed by US security services in the wake of 9/11 remain an international scandal. Director and screenwriter Scott Z Burns joins us to discuss ‘The Report’, his new political procedural that unpicks how the shocking truth came to light. Plus: legendary hip-hop beatmaker DJ Shadow unpacks his latest album, and we hear from designer Teresa Monachino whose interventions in text cast a fresh eye on the oddities of the English language....


Scott Z Burns, DJ Shadow and Teresa Monachino
The enhanced interrogation techniques employed by US security services in the wake of 9/11 remain an international scandal. Director and screenwriter Scott Z Burns joins us to discuss ‘The Report’, his new political procedural that unpicks how the shocking truth came to light. Plus: legendary hip-hop beatmaker DJ Shadow unpacks his latest album, and we hear from designer Teresa Monachino whose interventions in text cast a fresh eye on the oddities of the English language....

Alejandro Landes, Elizabeth Semmelhack and Steve Goodman
‘Monos’ has been described as a cross between ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’. The film’s director, Alejandro Landes, joins us to discuss how he brought his uncompromising and timely vision to the screen. We also hear from shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack, whose new book explores how trainers have been shaped by the spirit of collaboration. Plus: we meet Steve Goodman, an electronic musical artist and head of London’s iconic Hyperdub record label, to learn more about a new subsidiary devoted to ...

Ariel Pink, Doug Aitken and Hyun Jin Cho
Since his album ‘The Doldrums’ was released in 2004 to critical acclaim, Ariel Pink has built up a cult following. Sitting on hundreds of unreleased tracks, he tells us that now’s the time to open his archives. Plus: Artist Doug Aitken reflects on how art can help us find our bearings in the world and the London Korean Film Festival director, Hyun Jin Cho, explains how Korean cinema has left its mark....


Ariel Pink, Doug Aitken and Hyun Jin Cho
Since his album ‘The Doldrums’ was released in 2004 to critical acclaim, Ariel Pink has built up a cult following. Sitting on hundreds of unreleased tracks, he tells us that now’s the time to open his archives. Plus: Artist Doug Aitken reflects on how art can help us find our bearings in the world and the London Korean Film Festival director, Hyun Jin Cho, explains how Korean cinema has left its mark....

Valentine Warner, Marie Le Conte and Karim Fanous
Chef, writer and raconteur Valentine Warner explains why he’s shifted his focus from traditional recipe books in his new work, ‘The Consolation of Food’. Plus: Political journalist Marie Le Conte takes us through the knotty web of he-said-she-said in Westminster as she unpacks her new study of government gossip, ‘Haven’t You Heard?’. And we meet the head of innovation at iconic recording studio Abbey Road to learn how tech will continue to shape the music industry....

Hettie Judah, William Feaver and Frieze London
Monocle’s Rob Bound and Augustin Macellari head to Frieze London for a special episode of the Monocle Weekly. Writer and journalist Hettie Judah comes into the studio to discuss her essential new guide to London’s arty past and present. Plus: we meet art critic and painter William Feaver to discuss his comprehensive new biography of Lucian Freud, built on a long friendship with the artist....


Trevor Paglen, Joe Mount and Clare Barlow
We pull back the curtain for a look at the complicated – and concerning – biases and preconceptions being programmed into artificial intelligences, with artist Trevor Paglen. Plus: Metronomy frontman Joe Mount takes us through the band’s latest album and we find out what it takes to put on a permanent exhibition as we meet London’s Wellcome Collection curator, Clare Barlow....

Amanda Palmer, David Goldblatt and The Utopia Strong
Musician Amanda Palmer joins us to talk about her recent album ‘There Will Be No Intermission’ and how to make music with a message. Plus: writer David Goldblatt discusses his book ‘The Age of Football’ and we meet former professional snooker player-turned-DJ and musician Steve Davis, along with his bandmates Kavus Torabi and Michael J York, who make up trio The Utopia Strong....

Jay Rayner, Shana Moulton and Mark Radcliffe
Journalist, broadcaster and food critic Jay Rayner joins us to discuss the epic feast that would constitute his last meal on Earth – and forms the basis of his latest book, ’My Last Supper’. Plus: artist Shana Moulton on the New Age ideas that have informed her latest exhibition and we hear from one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters, Mark Radcliffe....


Lara Maiklem, Freeman & Lowe, and James Meek
For over 20 years Lara Maiklem has strolled the foreshore of London’s River Thames in search of treasures from the past. She joins us to discuss what she’s learned, as outlined in her new bestseller, ‘Mudlarking’. Plus: we meet immersive artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe for a tour of their bold new exhibition in London, and author and journalist James Meek unpacks his latest book ‘To Calais, in Ordinary Time’....

Peter Webber, Tom Burke, Kirsteen McNish and Luke Turner
Director Peter Webber joins us to talk about ‘Inna De Yard,’ a cinematic portrait of some of the 20th century’s most important musicians. Plus: we hear from Tom Burke, co-star of auteur Joanna Hogg’s new film ‘The Souvenir’, and curator Kirsteen McNish and writer Luke Turner take us through their current project – a year-long programme of events set in and around London’s mysterious and ancient Epping Forest....

Peter Webber, Tom Burke, Kirsteen McNish and Luke Turner
Director Peter Webber joins us to talk about ‘Inna De Yard,’ a cinematic portrait of some of the 20th century’s most important musicians. Plus: we hear from Tom Burke, co-star of auteur Joanna Hogg’s new film ‘The Souvenir’, and curator Kirsteen McNish and writer Luke Turner take us through their current project – a year-long programme of events set in and around London’s mysterious and ancient Epping Forest....


Matthew Yokobosky, Ash Koosha and Liz Gilmore
Matthew Yokobosky, fashion and material culture curator at the Brooklyn Museum, discusses a new exhibition on retro-futurist icon Pierre Cardin. Plus: we meet Ash Koosha, an electronic composer and futurist, to learn more about his latest creation – an artificial intelligence called Yona, and we take a trip to the seaside to learn more about the recently rebranded Hastings Contemporary from its director Liz Gilmore....

Bat For Lashes, Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’ and Tiffany Francis-Baker
Natasha Khan, AKA Bat For Lashes, talks us through her dreamy, LA-inflected new album, ‘Lost Girls’. Plus: we meet Tiffany Francis-Baker, whose new book, ‘Dark Skies’, explores humanity’s complicated and mystical relationship with the night, and we get a special report on composer Mort Garson’s cult classic album for plants, ‘Plantasia’....

Shawn Levy, Jenny Hval and Zahra Hankir
Author Shawn Levy reveals the secrets of Hollywood’s most hedonistic – and iconic – hotel: the Chateau Marmont. Plus Norwegian cult singer-songwriter Jenny Hval tells us about her eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Practice of Love’. We also hear from Lebanese-British journalist Zahra Hankir, editor of ‘Our Women on the Ground’, a new book detailing the experiences of female journalists in the Arab world....


Dirk Maggs, Eliza Spindel and Sharon Eyal
We meet Dirk Maggs, who has spent his career at the vanguard of audio drama. Plus: a discussion with curator Eliza Spindel about ‘Artist: Unknown’, a new exhibition at Cambridge’s Kettle’s Yard, and we hear from choreographer Sharon Eyal of the L-E-V dance company to discuss her residency in London’s Bold Tendencies space....

Nick Broomfield, Louise Doughty and Richard King
Film-maker Nick Broomfield tells us about his new Leonard Cohen documentary, ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love’. Plus: we discuss the nominations for this year’s Booker prize with author and critic Louise Doughty and speak to writer Richard King about music’s relationship with the UK countryside, the topic of his new book, ‘The Lark Ascending’....

Laura Beatty, Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim and William McGregor
Academy Award-nominated directors Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim discuss their new film, ‘The Great Hack’, which explains how big tech and data privacy have become everybody’s problem. Plus: author Laura Beatty on her beautiful new odyssey, ‘Lost Property’, and William McGregor talks industrialisation and mysticism in his debut film ‘Gwen’....


Gary Hustwit, Maria Balaska and Felix White
Filmmaker Gary Hustwit joins us to discuss his documentary about influential German designer Dieter Rams. Plus: former Maccabees guitarist Felix White tells us about new cricket documentary ‘The Edge’, for which he wrote the soundtrack, and we meet philosopher Maria Balaska....

Lynne Truss, Clare Lilley and Sophie Green
Author Lynne Truss on her research into 1950s Brighton for her new book, ‘The Man That Got Away’, Frieze Sculpture curator Clare Lilley offers a tour and photographer Sophie Green discusses her striking new book....

Jesca Hoop, Brian Jungen, Oriel Sullivan and Jonathan Gershuny
US musician Jesca Hoop talks us through her new album ‘Stonechild’. Plus: we meet Canadian artist Brian Jungen and discuss time (and how people use it) with professors Oriel Sullivan and Jonathan Gershuny, authors of new book ‘What we Really do all Day’....


Shahidha Bari, Sammy Harkham and Vladimir Antaki
Writer, academic and broadcaster Shahidha Bari discusses her book about clothing, ‘Dressed’. Plus: we meet the mind behind comics anthology ‘Kramers Ergot’, Sammy Harkham, and speak to artist and photographer Vladimir Antaki about his project ‘The Guardians’....

María Wills, Alexis Fabry, Laird Hamilton, Bruce McLean and Anda Winter
We hear from curators María Wills and Alexis Fabry about a new Latin American showcase at The Photographers’ Gallery called ‘Urban Impulses’. Plus: surfing legend Laird Hamilton discusses his book ‘Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean’, and we meet art pioneer Bruce McLean and Anda Winter, the artistic director of London’s Coronet Theatre, to discuss the artist’s new show....

Johny Pitts, Nathalie Herschdorfer and Andrew Mueller
Author, journalist and broadcaster Johny Pitts joins us to discuss his book ‘Afropean: Notes from Black Europe’. Plus, we meet curator and historian Nathalie Herschdorfer whose new book collects standout photography of the human body, and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller drops in for a chat about one of his home country’s most popular sports: Australian rules football....


Kate Bryan, Erland Cooper and Frank Stella
Art commentator and curator Kate Bryan discusses her new book ‘The Art of Love’, musician Erland Cooper talks us through his recent album ‘Sule Skerry’ and we meet pioneering artist Frank Stella to discuss his life and work....

Oh Land, Clare Strand and May Rosenthal Sloan
Danish musician Oh Land joins us to discuss her new album ‘Family Tree’. We also meet photographer and artist Clare Strand, and visit the V&A Museum in London’s new food exhibition with co-curator May Rosenthal Sloan....

Cate Le Bon, Ciro Guerra, Christina Gallego and the Venice Biennale
Musician Cate Le Bon talks us through her new album ‘Reward’. We also hear from filmmakers Ciro Guerra and Christina Gallego about their Colombia-set drama ‘Birds of Passage’, and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella checks out some of the best art on show at the Venice Biennale....


Holly Herndon, Claire Denis, and Caren, Claudia and Todd Strauss-Schulson
Experimental musician Holly Herndon discusses how she put cutting-edge technology to work on her groundbreaking new album ‘Proto’. Plus: legendary film-maker Claire Denis on deep space and busting taboos in her new film ‘High Life’, and the custodians of a collection of doodles by some of the world’s greatest minds explain how they compiled them into a book....

Will Storr, Káryyn, Deyan Sudjic and Adrienne Groen
We meet journalist and author Will Storr to discuss his new book ‘The Science of Storytelling’. Plus: musician Káryyn talks us through her album ‘The Quanta Series’ and we meet Deyan Sudjic and Adrienne Groen, curators of The Design Museum in London’s new Stanley Kubrick exhibition....

Viken Berberian, Dan Richards and Fayann Smith
Viken Berberian examines the pitfalls of development with his new graphic novel, *The Structure is Rotten, Comrade*. Plus: Dan Richards on his new book *Outpost* and Fayann Smith’s new project in Venice....


Dionne Warwick, Oscar Murillo and David Coles
Music legend Dionne Warwick discusses her new record “She’s Back”, artist Oscar Murillo talks us through his new exhibition “Violent Amnesia”, and David Coles talks about his new book “Chromatopia”....

Hannah Peel, Will Burns, David Spiegelhalter, Sarah McCrory and Rosie Cooper
Composer Hannah Peel and poet Will Burns join us to discuss the collision of their disciplines in their new collaborative album “Chalk Hill Blue”. Plus, we hear about how figures can all too easily be put into the service of facts: statistician and writer Sir David Spiegelhalter and curators Sarah McCrory and Rosie Cooper tell us about the work of the Chicago Imagists....

Erling Kagge, Tamara Rojo, Pauline Ballet and Andy McGrath
Norwegian writer and explorer Erling Kagge joins us to discuss his book ‘Walking: One Step at a Time’. We also hear from Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet, and speak to the talents behind ‘Rouleur’ magazine about the upcoming Paris–Roubaix bike race....


Matthew L Tompkins, Julia Blackburn and Daniel O’Sullivan
Magician-turned-psychologist Matthew L Tompkins joins us to discuss his new book, ‘The Spectacle of Illusion,’ which explores the many ways tricksters have exploited the brain’s vulnerabilities over the ages. Plus: we learn about Doggerland, the sunken landmass that once connected the UK to mainland Europe, from author and poet Julia Blackburn, and hear from musician Daniel O’Sullivan....

YolanDa Brown, Keith Gessen and Todd McLellan
Saxophonist YolanDa Brown discusses her career and a new award to help young musicians. We also hear from author and journalist Keith Gessen about living in and writing about Russia and speak with photographer Todd McLellan about his book, ‘Things Come Apart 2.0’....

Simon Amstell, Rachel Reeves and Kadir van Lohuizen
Simon Amstell talks us through his new film ‘Benjamin’, politician and author Rachel Reeves discusses her book ‘Women of Westminster’, and we learn about the Arctic region with photographer Kadir van Lohuizen....


Anna Danneman, Mary Timony and Soumik Datta
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize rewards innovation behind the lens. Anna Danneman, curator of its accompanying show at The Photographers’ Gallery, stops by to put this year’s nominees in focus. Plus: songwriter Mary Timony discusses her new record and we meet sarod-playing musician and composer Soumik Datta....

David Gray, Stefi Orazi and Aïcha Mehrez
Musician David Gray on his upcoming album ‘Gold in a Brass Age’. Plus designer Stefi Orazi discusses her new book ‘Modernist Estates Europe’ and curator Aïcha Mehrez reflects on the work of renowned photojournalist Don McCullin, whose retrospective is on show at Tate Britain....


Lydia Yee, Andy Holden and Ece Temelkuran
We talk to Lydia Yee, curator of Whitechapel Gallery’s ‘Is This Tomorrow?’. Plus: artist Andy Holden on his animation project, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’, and Ece Temelkuran’s book, ‘How To Lose A Country’....

Seu Jorge, Nicole Berry and Marlon Fuentes
Musician, songwriter and actor Seu Jorge joins us to talk through his latest shows celebrating the music of David Bowie and more. Plus: a lookahead to this year’s Armory Show art fair in New York with its executive director Nicole Berry, and a preview of this weekend’s Grammys with Marlon Fuentes, ethnomusicologist and World Music Awards manager for the ceremony....


Jessica Helfand, Beatrice Gibson, Keith Harrison and Beatrice Dillon
We discuss book-cover design with Jessica Helfand, co-founder of the Design Observer website. Plus: artist Beatrice Gibson talks us through her new show ‘Crone Music’, and we hear from Keith Harrison and Beatrice Dillon about their new music-and-art showcase ‘Ecstatic Material’....

Grace Weir, Craig Oldham and Lisa O’Neill
We celebrate cult-classic film ‘They Live’ with designer and book-publisher Craig Oldham. Plus: singer Lisa O’Neill discusses how she is revitalising folk traditions and we meet artist and film-maker Grace Weir, whose new work ‘Time Tries All Things’ is on show at the Gallery at the Institute of Physics....

Reinaldo Marcus Green, Mick Harvey and Jane Dickson
We catch up with Reinaldo Marcus Green to learn more about his hard-hitting debut film, ‘Monsters and Men’; discuss Serge Gainsbourg, the First World War and the process of collaboration with former Bad Seed Mick Harvey; and look back at the dangerous, creative energy of 1970s New York with artist Jane Dickson....


The Monocle Weekly: The year ahead
We get 2019 off on the right foot by speaking to organisational guru Ryder Carroll, creator of The Bullet Journal system. Plus, Monocle’s bureau chiefs and correspondents from around the globe stop by to talk to us about what is in store in locations such as Canada, the US and Japan....

The Monocle Weekly: Best of 2018
We look back on some of the most memorable chats of 2018, with highlights from film-maker Eugene Jarecki, musician Róisín Murphy, photojournalist Lynsey Addario and more....


Julie Cohen, Betsy West, Jas Shaw, Gold Panda and Pedro Corrêa do Lago
We hear from documentary filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen about their film ‘RBG’, which profiles the life of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Plus, Selling, the musical duo formed by beatmakers Gold Panda and Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco, discuss their record ‘On Reflection’, and pre-eminent collector of letters and documents Pedro Corrêa do Lago discusses his life’s work and new book from Taschen, ‘The Magic of Handwriting’....

Noah Horowitz, Paddy Butler, Yasmine Seale and Paulo Lemos Horta
As Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in the US, we hear about some of the highlights from the art fair’s director Noah Horowitz, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas and gallerist Bree Zucker. Plus, Christmas reads with Libreria bookshop’s Paddy Butler, and we learn the backstory of classic tale ‘Aladdin’ with Yasmine Seale and Paulo Lemos Horta....

Toby Walsh, Olivia Sudjic and Siân Pattenden
Toby Walsh, professor of AI at the University of New South Wales, is a leader in his field; he joins us to unpack his new book, ‘2062 – The World that AI Made’, an exploration of the increasingly intelligent technologies that stand to shape the world around us. Plus, author Olivia Sudjic talks social media, anxiety and the essay, and we learn about some of London’s cultural highlights from artist and writer Siân Pattenden....


Tim Wardle, Ragnar Kjartansson and Amanda Siebert
Tim Wardle, who directed the documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers’, talks us through the film. We also meet Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson – who discusses his collaboration with The Vinyl Factory and rock band The National – and look at changing attitudes towards marijuana with author and journalist Amanda Siebert, writer of ‘The Little Book of Cannabis’....


Simon Garfield, Maya Benton and Giles Whittell
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’....

Subhadra Das, Morgan Neville and Paul Anthony Jones
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’....

Nora Krug, Sandi Tan and Katherine Findlay
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....


Panos Cosmatos, Kathleen Burk and Val Garland
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’....

Róisín Murphy, Mary Kelly and Thomas Morris
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....

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


Stephanie Macdonald, Richard Reed Parry and Harley Weir
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....

Agnès Varda and JR, Ed Vulliamy, and Mark Mason
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....

Desiree Akhavan, Travis Elborough, and Rossif Sutherland
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....


Suzanne Ciani, William Miller and Chris Nichols
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....

Eugene Jarecki, Chilly Gonzales and Beatrice Dillon
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....

Anna Meredith, Vincent Honoré and Michael Lehmann
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....


Thomas Riedelsheimer, Wayne Kramer and Lilia Schwarcz
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’....

John Harris Dunning, Journey Gunderson and Nathan Crowley
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....

Helen Jukes, Simon Raymonde and Barry Hatton
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....


Alice Black, David Toop and Malachy Tallack
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....

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

Clare Lilley, Marcus Miller and Oliver Wainwright
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....


James Hyman, Sarah Driver and Jim Heimann
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’....

Marinella Senatore, Jim Broadbent, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Stephen Nomura Schible
Visual artist Marinella Senatore discusses her project ‘The London Procession’, part of the upcoming Art Night event this July in the city. We also hear from actor Jim Broadbent about his new graphic novel written with artist Dix, ‘Dull Margaret’, and welcome back composer Ryuichi Sakamoto along with filmmaker Stephen Nomura Schible to hear about the latter’s new documentary on Sakamoto’s life: ‘Coda’....

Rupert Everett, Nina Miranda and Simon Doonan
Actor Rupert Everett discusses his life and career and his new film ‘The Happy Prince’. We also learn the history of Tropicália music in Brazil and beyond, and look at the role of fashion in football with style guru Simon Doonan....


Owen Hatherley, Paloma Varga Weisz and Shirley Collins
Writer and journalist Owen Hatherley discusses his new book ‘Trans-Europe Express’, we meet German artist Paloma Varga Weisz and folk-music legend Shirley Collins talks about her life in music and her new book, ‘All in the Downs’....

Leonor Antunes, Tim Marshall and David Hollander
We welcome back foreign-affairs specialist and best-selling author Tim Marshall to discuss his book ‘Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls’. Plus: installation artist Leonor Antunes talks us through her show ‘A Thousand Realities from an Original Mark’ and curator David Hollander talks about his new book ‘Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music’....

Noah Charney, Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft and Mathew Carver
Art-crime specialist and historian Noah Charney discusses his new book ‘The Museum of Lost Art’. We hear from Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and her literary interpreter Jennifer Croft about their book ‘Flights’ – recent winner of the Man Booker International prize, and discuss the enduring appeal of cheese with Mathew Carver, one of the faces from this weekend’s London Cheese Project festival....


Nayia Yiakoumaki, Rob Young and Michel Hazanavicius
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’....

Nargisse Benkabbou, Josh T Pearson, Matt Everitt and Jim Stoten
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?’....

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


Ross Raisin, Nasima Razmyar and Wilhelm Sasnal
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....

Tom Oldham, Joseph Cook, Rachel Reichert and Byron Folwell
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....

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


Kristen Radtke, Pietro Anton and Gregory Berns
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....

Robin Campillo, Kamin Mohammadi and Nigel Holmes
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....

John Ralston Saul, Ruben Östlund and Lana Gay
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....


Jenna Rossi-Camus, Alexis Okeowo and Tom Holkenborg
Fashion curator Jenna Rossi-Camus discusses her new exhibition ‘T-Shirt: Cult, Culture, Subversion’, journalist and author Alexis Okeowo on the individuals who inspired her celebrated book ‘A Moonless, Starless Sky’ and film-score composer Tom Holkenborg discusses his soundtracks for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and more....

Caroline Till, Eliades Ochoa and Dharshini David
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’....

Tony Kitous, Meg Jay and Brian Robinson
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....


Jeremy Gavron, Chiara Rimella, Josh Fehnert and James Erskine
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’....

Roma Agrawal, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Paul Graham
Engineer Roma Agrawal joins us to discuss her book ‘Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures’, we also hear from music legend Ryuichi Sakamoto about his career and collaborations, and discuss how to capture the American experience on camera with photographer Paul Graham....

Antonio Damasio, Hanli Prinsloo and Katy Arnander
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....


Ghislaine Wood, Brett Morgen, Yto Barrada and Lotte Johnson
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....

Daniel Pink, Julia Ducournau and Jeff Koehler
Behaviour and business specialist Daniel Pink talks about his book: ‘When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing’. Plus, director of hit film ‘Raw’ Julia Ducournau discusses why French filmmaking is on the ascendant and we learn the story of the world’s favourite drink with Jeff Koehler, author of ‘Where the Wild Coffee Grows’....

Laura Shapiro, Alex Klein and Don Thompson
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....


Alice Black, Travis Elborough and Julia Hobsbawm
Alice Black, co-director of London’s Design Museum, discusses what makes for good design in 2018 and this month’s nominations for the Beazley designs of the year. We also welcome back Travis Elborough to talk about his new book – ‘Our History of the 20th Century’ – and meet social-health and connectedness speaker Julia Hobsbawm to learn about her book ‘Fully Connected’....

Lookahead to 2018
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....

The best of The Monocle Weekly 2017
We listen back to some of our favourite conversations from 2017, featuring Yasmeen Ismail, Booker T Jones, Phyllida Lloyd, Sudan Archives and more....


Special 4: Mountain living
Monocle’s Sophie Grove and Marie-Sophie Schwarzer discuss how to make great architecture in snowbound settings....


Special 3: Ice work
Monocle’s Guy de Launey visits a fearless group of ice climbers near Ljubljana in Slovenia....

Lisa Markwell, Ivan Carvalho, Pasi Remsu and Markus Hippi
We discuss how to refresh Christmas cooking with writer and chef Lisa Markwell. Plus, a Christmas market in Italy that’s revitalising one town’s winter calendar and we learn why the sauna is a big part of the Finnish identity with Pasi Remsu and Markus Hippi....


Special 2: The gift that keeps on giving
This week on ‘The Monocle Winter Weekly’, we’ll be hearing from Govone in the northwest of Italy, where our correspondent Ivan Carvalho has been enjoying the town’s annual Christmas market....

Patricia Michelson, Melkon Charchoglyan and Brett Wolstencroft
We get into the holiday spirit with Patricia Michelson, founder of La Fromagerie cheese shop, who talks us through the perfect seasonal cheeseboard. We also hear from Tromsø in northern Norway, where Monocle’s Melkon Charchoglyan has been meeting reindeer herders, and we meet Brett Wolstencroft of London’s Daunt Books, to discuss what kind of books make great gifts....


The Classics 50: Beth Shapiro
We talk to evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro about whether it might ever be possible to bring back extinct creatures such as the woolly mammoth – and what developments in this field mean for creatures currently roaming the Earth....

Tyler Brûlé’s column: Keeping retail real
In the first of his regular columns from ‘The Monocle Winter Weekly’ newspaper, our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé explains why the festive season is a time to remember the advantages of traditional retail over online marketplaces. [Read more](/newspaper/)....

Special 1: Winter wonderland
This week ‘The Monocle Winter Weekly’ [newspaper](/newspaper/) hits shelves. In this audio highlight, Melkon Charchoglyan heads to Tromsø in Norway to learn how reindeer herders are bringing ancient skills to the local economy. Tune in to ‘The Monocle Winter Weekly’ programme for his report and more seasonal fare....


Annie Warburton, Phoebe Cummings, Paddy Butler and José Pizarro
Annie Warburton from the Crafts Council and artist Phoebe Cummings discuss why works by some of the best British crafters will be heading to Miami this week. We also hear from bookseller Paddy Butler about the success of London store Libreria and speak to chef José Pizarro about his favourite dishes from Catalonia....

The Classics 49: Nitin Sawhney
A listen back to a discussion with the composer Nitin Sawhney, who joined Monocle’s Robert Bound to explain why the animal kingdom had inspired his latest project....

Anu Partanen, Lola Odujinrin and Jim Herrington
A chat with Anu Partanen, the Finnish-American journalist whose book “The Nordic Theory of Everything” explains the best bits of the region to the rest of the world. Plus, we hear from Lola Odujinrin, the pilot whose dream to fly a light plane solo around the world saw him taking the long way around, and we meet photographer and climber Jim Herrington, whose new book “The Climbers” celebrates some of the world’s most high-minded athletes....


Julian Rosefeldt, Sudan Archives and Sam Leith
Artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt discusses ‘Manifesto’, his collaboration with Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett. We also hear from US musician Sudan Archives, whose music combines progressive beats, global influences and a healthy dose of the good old-fashioned violin, and we talk writing with journalist and author Sam Leith....

The Classics 47: Charles Saumarez Smith
Cultural historian Charles Saumarez Smith is chief executive of The Royal Academy of Arts – one of the UK’s foremost creative institutions. He joined us back in 2013 to discuss the venue’s history....


Gabrielle Langholtz, Luca Silvestrini and Paul Fleckney
Author and food writer Gabrielle Langholtz talks us through ‘America: The Cookbook’. We also speak to Italian choreographer Luca Silvestrini about his production ‘Border Tales’ and meet writer Paul Fleckney, whose new book celebrates life from a dog’s point of view....

The Classics 46: Karl Hyde
Musician Karl Hyde, one half of UK duo Underworld, joins us to talk about his 30-year career, bringing experimental and innovative music to the mainstream....

Sally Howard, Clare Liardet and Marion Rankine
Journalist and author Sally Howard discusses fashion, gender and how her collaborative show with Kinshasa-based photographer Junior D Kannah is highlighting both. Plus, we meet cook Clare Liardet to discuss non-alcoholic cocktails and her book ‘Dry’, and learn about the history of the humble umbrella with author Marion Rankine – as detailed in her new book ‘Brolliology’....


Little Dragon, Richard Power Sayeed and Ben Eastham
We meet Swedish electro band Little Dragon. Plus: Richard Power Sayeed on his latest book ‘1997’ and why that year was a defining one for the UK and Ben Eastham from ‘The White Review’ on their book chronicling the magazine’s history....

The Classics 44: Thurston Moore
A listen back to a conversation with art-rock musician Thurston Moore, discussing collaboration, storytelling and how a sense of place informs his music....


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’....

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....

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’....


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....

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 why radio and podcasts are enjoying a golden age 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 profil...

The Classics 41: Susie Dent
Lexicographer and etymologist Susie Dent joins Monocle’s Rob Bound and Tom Edwards to discuss her book ‘Dent’s Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain’. It looks at the uniquely specialist terms and slang used by professionals ranging from the media to emergency-room medics. Original air date: 23 October 2016...


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....

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....

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....


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....

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....

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...


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’....

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....

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....


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’....

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’....

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....


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....

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’....

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....


The Classics 33: Jonathan Yeo
Artist Jonathan Yeo discusses his career creating portraits of everyone from Dennis Hopper to Cara Delevingne and his subversive images of George W Bush. Original air date: 27 March 2016....

Noma Bar, Guy De Launey and Andrew O’Neill
Israeli illustrator and graphic artist Noma Bar discusses his career and new retrospective book collection ‘Bittersweet’. We also head to Belgrade – where Monocle’s Guy De Launey has been sampling summer with the city’s ice-cream makers – and writer and comedian Andrew O’Neill stops by to talk us through his book ‘A History of Heavy Metal’....

The Classics 32: Dan Cruickshank
We listen back to a discussion with British art historian and architecture expert Dan Cruickshank, who joined us in 2015 to tell us about the 100 most important buildings ever made. Original air date: 8 November 2015....


Trajal Harrell, Zoë Lescaze and Fergus Linehan
We meet choreographer and artist Trajal Harrell, whose new show at London’s Barbican, ‘Hoochie Koochie’, is combining art, dance, and everything in between. Plus, writer Zoë Lescaze joins us to discuss her book ‘Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past’ and we preview this year’s Edinburgh International Festival with its director Fergus Linehan....