Following the conclusion of a new radio series featuring in-depth interviews with inspirational names in global politics, business and the arts, we've picked out and compiled four of our favourites for you to listen to. Thirty minutes each, Monocle 24's collection of Big Interviews have heard from the likes of London-based designer Thomas Heatherwick, architectural critic, writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades, plus developers and hoteliers Ian Schrager and André Balazs.
Robert Bound meets the writer, essayist and auteur Jonathan Meades. Hear this unique critical voice reflect on reviewing restaurants, appraising architecture and assessing what the audience really wants.
Boundary-breaking British designer Thomas Heatherwick speaks to Andrew Tuck about building a business, revamping the great London bus and the inspiration to place people—and plants—at the heart of the River Thames.
Hotelier and entrepreneur Ian Schrager meets Robert Bound in New York City to reflect on the early days of Studio 54, the changing world of hospitality and the subtle alchemy of crafting the very best hotel experiences.
Hotelier and entrepreneur André Balazs talks to Tyler Brûlé about capturing neighbourhood culture, recruiting the very best teams, crafting the optimum hotel experience and doing business on both sides of the Atlantic.
Listen to more podcast interviews—spanning graphic design, photography, writing and publishing—from the series here.