Tag Archives: Monocle 24

Podcast Interviews: 57-Year Old German Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

Monocle 24 - The Big Interview PodcastViolinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the world’s pre-eminent classical soloists. For 40 years the German performer has collaborated with distinguished composers and musicians, winning numerous awards. She talks to Monocle’s Robert Bound about Beethoven, her Stradivarius and sending biscuits to John Williams.
 

Anne-Sophie Mutter (born 29 June 1963) is a German violinist. She was supported early in her career by Herbert von Karajan, and has had several works composed especially for her, by Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, Wolfgang Rihm, John Williams and others.

Media Podcasts: New European Magazine Titles

The StackMonocle 24 – The Stack looks at first issues of European magazine titles on the newsstands: ‘Limbo’, ‘Légende’, ‘command+i’ and ‘The White Room’.

  • LimboWe speak with Nick Chapin and Francesca Gavin from ‘Limbo’ magazine
  • LégendeWe meet François Vey, editor in chief of a new French title ‘Légende’
  • Command+i – Cameron Prentice and Alex Longson from ‘command+i’ magazine
  • The White RoomWe speak with Marthe Lisson from ‘The White Room’ magazine

Top Travel Podcasts: “Longitude 131” & “Mt. Mulligan” Lodges In “Outback” Australia

Monocle 24 - Only in Australia PodcastWith bravery, optimism and often a wry smile, Australian entrepreneurs have forged a progressive and innovative tourism industry, that offers travelers unparalleled experiences from the ocean to the outback. 

 

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In this episode, meet some of the country’s best and brightest tourism minds, and learn how their vision and ambition have transformed what it means to holiday in Australia.

Sunday Morning Podcast: News From Switzerland, London And Tokyo

Monocle on Sunday PodcastMonocle’s Markus Hippi is joined by a line-up of guests from Switzerland, London and Tokyo for the weekend’s liveliest discussion.

New Travel Guide Videos: “San Francisco” (Monocle)

Poised on the Californian peninsula, San Francisco is an energetic enclave with a storied libertine history, undeniable entrepreneurial fervor, and vibrant cultural patronage. It may be known for its thriving technology sector, but look beyond the numbers and you’ll find a dynamic urban offering, complete with easygoing charm and dramatic natural beauty.

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Dining: Interview With Private Chef Platform “APT” – Richard Lee Massey

The EntrepreneursRichard Lee Massey is the founder of Apt, a new hospitality platform in London. The reopening of London’s restaurants earlier this month was a welcome relief for many. But with physical-distancing restrictions still in place, Apt will allow groups of friends to dine in a more intimate setting.

They can choose from a host of top chefs and rent one of 98 private apartments at east London’s Town Hall Hotel for their meal.

Architecture: “Australia 108 – Melbourne” – Highest Residences In Southern Hemisphere (Podcast)

Monocle 24 - The UrbanistWe visit the highest rooftop in Australia, to learn about a skyscraper providing a refreshing change from the usual cookie-cutter projects that dot the country’s east coast.

Australia 108, highest residences in the Southern Hemisphere. A 101-storey landmark with panoramic views to match.

Author Interviews: Slavoj Žižek On His New Book “Hegel In A Wired Brain”

Monocle 24 Meet The WritersSlavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and writer whose vast catalogue of work has earned him celebrity status across the globe. A radical leftist, his work encompasses everything from psychoanalysis and political theory to art and film criticism. 

Described as “the leading Hegelian of our time”, he speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest book, ‘Hegel in a Wired Brain’, which is an evaluation of the German philosopher’s relevance in the 21st century that ties in with the 250th anniversary of his birth.

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of G.W.F. Hegel, Slavoj Žižek gives us a reading of the philosophical giant that changes our way of thinking about our new posthuman era. No ordinary study of Hegel, Hegel in a Wired Brain investigates what he might have had to say about the idea of the ‘wired brain’ – what happens when a direct link between our mental processes and a digital machine emerges. Žižek explores the phenomenon of a wired brain effect, and what might happen when we can share our thoughts directly with others. He hones in on the key question of how it shapes our experience and status as ‘free’ individuals and asks what it means to be human when a machine can read our minds.

With characteristic verve and enjoyment of the unexpected, Žižek connects Hegel to the world we live in now, shows why he is much more fun than anyone gives him credit for, and why the 21st century might just be Hegelian.

Architecture Podcasts: Editor Interviews -“AD Spain” And “Dreamscapes”

The StackMonocle 24’s ‘The Stack’ speaks with Enric Pastor, editor-in-chief of ‘AD Spain’. Plus: ‘Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture’ from Gestalten and we meet the founder of travel publisher Wildsam.

  • Enric Pastor – Editor-in-chief of ‘AD Spain’
  • Elli Stuhler –  Editor of Gestalten title ‘Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture’ and discuss a new trend in publishing
  • Taylor Bruce – Founder of travel publisher Wildsam, which specialises in guides for cities in the US.

World News Podcast: The Latest In Europe And Asia

Monocle on Sunday PodcastLive from Zürich: Tyler Brûlé and his guests discuss the weekend’s news, the Swiss design world and the best recipes for a Sunday dinner.

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