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The Weekend Edition is a refined mix of music, news and guests to see you through your weekend.

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An exploration of Antarctica with historian Huw Lewis-Jones and a homely slice of Wisconsin with an author whose debut book distils his neighbourhood. Plus, actor Stellan Skarsgård of Breaking Waves, Good Will Hunting and Mamma Mia! fame speaks about his latest film: In Order of Disappearance.

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11 12 Sep 2014
00:57:53

An exploration of Antarctica with historian Huw Lewis-Jones and a homely slice of Wisconsin with an author whose debut book distils his neighbourhood. Plus, actor Stellan Skarsgård of Breaking Waves, Good Will Hunting and Mamma Mia! fame speaks about his latest film: In Order of Disappearance.

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10 31 Aug 2014
00:48:26

We hear from bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, archaeologist, writer and journalist Mike Pitts, who has written a book about the recent excavation of Richard III, and we meet Tom Barbash to discuss his recent book of short stories Stay Up With Me.

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9 12 Aug 2014
00:55:21

Georgina Godwin enjoys a middle-eastern dining experience with the owners of London restaurant Honey & Co, delves into Seoul’s musical-theatre industry with playwright and translator Hansol Jung, and sits down with Booker Prize-winning author DBC Pierre. Plus, Monocle’s Markus Hippi meets compatriot Finn musicians Tuomo at Helsinki’s Flow Festival.

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8 17 Jul 2014
00:56:09

We meet award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, whose books provided the inspiration for the TV detective show Vera, talk to Monique Roffey about the attempted coup d’état in Trinidad in 1990, and sit down with prolific American writer and producer Jonathan Levi.

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7 12 Jul 2014
00:50:15

During this episode we meet one of the founders of verbatim theatre, Nicolas Kent, learn about an organisation that partners the corporate world with the artistic Susannah Simons of Showcase, and discuss philanthropy and loving death with Satish Modi.

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6 30 Jun 2014
00:59:18

In this show we hear from one of the most powerful people in media, Arianna Huffington and we sit down with the team behind a podcast all about scent ‘Life in Scents’. Plus, we talk to Mitch Cullin, author behind ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’a book that tells the tale of an elderly, immobile Sherlock Holmes.

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5 29 Jun 2014
00:54:55

During this episode we hear what life is like after Walking on Sunshine from Katrina of Katrina and the Waves fame, get an intimate conversation with Seun Kuti, the eldest son of afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, are introduced to Sergei Prokofiev’s grandson who works to keep classical music relevant, discover what One World Media aims to achieve with Clothilde Redfern and we meet an American crime writer based in Venice, Donna Leon.

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4 28 Jun 2014
01:00:32

On this Weekend Edition special, Georgina Godwin meets two talented authors and hears about the redesigned family bookshop that is stocking their work. Nick Harkaway talks about his new book ‘Tigerman’ – all about ex-colonies, superheroes and paternal love. He's followed by Carys Bray, who tells us how it was only after leaving the Mormon faith that she could write her debut novel, ‘A Song for Issy Bradley’. Finally, Foyles, the Uk’s most iconic bookshop, has been redesigned for a new century. Georgina takes a tour of the new premises with architect Alex Lifschutz – and meets writers Caitlin Moran and David Nicholls.

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3 6 Jun 2014
00:47:08

A selection of highlights from Monocle's Weekend Edition, which airs 08.00 to 15.00 Saturdays, UK time. You can hear from James Ward – organiser of a surprisingly successful event called the Boring Conference – enjoy a celebration of 40 years of ABBA and get a fresh take on the thinking person’s drink: whisky.

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2 6 Jan 2014
00:35:00

Highlights from interviews conducted by books editor Georgina Godwin.

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1 28 Dec 2013
01:00:00

Georgina Godwin hears stories of old Hollywood from US writer John Burnham Schwartz, talks to author Nick Harkaway about being human in the digital age, gets the lowdown on why ‘Stuff Matters’ from scientist Mark Miodownik and hears some quite interesting stories from television producer John Lloyd and his chief elf Molly Oldfield.

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