Pour yourself a coffee with Monocle’s ideal weekend companion. Ease into the day with a look at the international newspapers and hear from an array of leading cultural figures, from the ablest architects and auteur film-makers to crafty coffee roasters and the wittiest writers.
The art of remembering
We visit Berlin’s Soviet War Memorial, where an impressive design belies a deeper meaning for both Germany and Russia. Plus: archaeologist Claire Smith explains why restoring Notre Dame won’t make it any less authentic.
Isabelle Huppert and the qualities of camp
Academy award-winning director Neil Jordan discusses his campy new thriller “Greta”, which stars Isabelle Huppert as a deranged stalker. Plus: how an arts education is raising the standards in US prisons and economist Cornelia Meyer reviews the weekend newspapers.
Salone del Mobile
Monocle’s Georgina Godwin sits down for a cinnamon bun with leading designers and architects in this special edition broadcast live from the world’s largest furniture fair.
A nature series worth nurturing
Sir David Attenborough’s new Netflix Original series ‘Our Planet’ is both a visual masterpiece and an urgent call to action. We meet its producers, Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey. Plus: artist Oliver Jeffers on how politics informs creativity, and a review of the weekend newspapers.
Tackling men’s mental health
We look at a play that is bringing the issue of men’s mental health to the forefront. Plus: one of the world’s top 100 start-ups, weekend papers and we celebrate Burmese New Year.
Enter stage left (and right)
We look at how political issues can be successfully transferred to the stage. Plus: finding your ‘fragrance wardrobe’, a new novel based around the Holocaust and London restaurant Mortimer House Kitchen.
Perfect relaxing Sunday listen
My go-to for a dose of culture each week. Helps me feel more connected to arts and culture around the globe.