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The Monocle Weekly is a mix of smart discussion, previews, field reports and feature interviews.
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Latest episode: January 21, 2018 | 5:02 am - Laura Shapiro, Alex Klein and Don Thompson

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Laura Shapiro, Alex Klein and Don Thompson (01:00:00) January 21, 2018 | 5:02 am
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 (01:00:00) January 14, 2018 | 5:02 am
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 (01:00:00) January 07, 2018 | 5:02 am
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 (01:00:00) December 31, 2017 | 5:02 am
We listen back to some of our favourite conversations from 2017, featuring Yasmeen Ismail, Booker T Jones, Phyllida Lloyd, Sudan Archives and more.
Tyler Brûlé’s column: A radical departure (00:05:27) December 29, 2017 | 5:20 am
Recalling a great 20th-century design innovation, our editor in chief wonders if true progress has been grounded by technological mores.
Special 4: Mountain living (00:06:19) December 27, 2017 | 2:30 am
Monocle’s Sophie Grove and Marie-Sophie Schwarzer discuss how to make great architecture in snowbound settings.
Judith Flanders, Eliza Reid, Richard Smyth and Guy de Launey (00:50:48) December 24, 2017 | 5:02 am
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.
Tyler Brûlé’s column: A break, with tradition (00:04:59) December 22, 2017 | 8:32 am
Our editor in chief anticipates another full and varied festive itinerary as long-established seasonal customs continue to evolve and expand
Special 3: Ice work (00:06:22) December 20, 2017 | 2:40 am
Monocle’s Guy de Launey visits a fearless group of ice climbers practising their talents on a simulated ice-face just outside Ljubljana in Slovenia.
Lisa Markwell, Ivan Carvalho, Pasi Remsu and Markus Hippi (01:00:00) December 17, 2017 | 5:02 am
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.
Tyler Brûlé’s column: Secret Santa (00:04:33) December 15, 2017 | 9:38 am
From issue two of ‘The Monocle Winter Weekly’ newspaper, our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé helps you get in the spirit of Christmas.
Special 2: The gift that keeps on giving (00:04:48) December 13, 2017 | 6:12 am
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 (01:00:00) December 10, 2017 | 5:02 am
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 December 08, 2017 | 12:00 pm
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 (00:04:55) December 08, 2017 | 4:05 am
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 (00:07:57) December 07, 2017 | 4:29 am
This week ‘The Monocle Winter Weekly’ 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 (01:00:00) December 03, 2017 | 5:02 am
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 (00:11:09) December 01, 2017 | 11:20 am
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 (01:00:00) November 26, 2017 | 5:02 am
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.
The Classics 48: November 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm






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