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Midori House, 957

Thursday 30 July

Monocle’s executive editor Steve Bloomfield is joined by guests Nina Schick and Ivor Gaber to discuss the day’s top stories, from the growing migrant crisis in Europe to China’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Plus: we…

Radio

The Briefing, 971

Thursday 30 July

We discuss the future of Syriza, investigate new clues in the hunt for flight MH370 and focus on pétanque's bid to get Olympic recognition.

Opinion

False promises?

Thursday 30 July

With Turkey’s ongoing engagement in Syria and the coalition against Isis, the “Zero problems with neighbours” prediction made by prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu in 2010 seems severely unfulfilled. Christopher Lord reports…

The trouble with a great one-liner is that, if you say it enough times, it’ll eventually come back to haunt you. That’s a reality that Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has faced since 2010, when he penned an article…

Radio

The Globalist, 979

Thursday 30 July

We discuss the Turkish president’s visit to China, the state of the Russian rouble and get the business news from Paris. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through the South Pacific.

Radio

The Monocle Arts Review, 109

Thursday 30 July

As the long list for the 47th Man Booker International Prize is announced, we review the nominees with Sharmaine Lovegrove and delve into three of the novels on the list: ‘The Year of the Runaways’ by Sunjeev Sahota, ‘The…

Radio

The Monocle Daily, 968

Wednesday 29 July

We ask why Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has been freed after 30 years in a US jail, learn whether Mullah Omar might really be dead and look ahead to the shortlist for the Venice Film Festival.

Radio

The Entrepreneurs, 198

Wednesday 29 July

The team behind California-based wilderness perfumer Juniper Ridge share their passion for their products. We also investigate the business model and future of car-sharing service DriveNow. Plus: one year after profiling…

Radio

Midori House, 956

Wednesday 29 July

Andrew Tuck is joined by Kathleen Burk and Martin Plaut to discuss the day’s top stories: from a look back at US president Barack Obama’s Africa tour to an analysis of the current conflict between the PKK and Turkey. We…

Radio

The Briefing, 970

Wednesday 29 July

We discuss Turkey’s attacks on the PKK, explore the aftermath of a Finnish politician’s controversial remarks and look at a planned multibillion-dollar facelift for New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Plus: Monocle’s fashion…

Opinion

Lessons in Britishness

Wednesday 29 July

The number of Chinese parents hoping to send their children to top British schools is on the rise, but at what cost?

You arrive at the airport with only the minimum amount of time to spare in order to sweep through check-in and security before making it to your gate just as boarding begins. But there’s no concern as everything is well…

Radio

The Globalist, 978

Wednesday 29 July

We discuss the future of the UK in the EU, investigate nationalism in Hungary and the recent Chinese stock-market tumble, talk business in Melbourne and take a journey across Sardinia. Plus: we review the morning newspapers…

Radio

The Monocle Arts Review, 108

Wednesday 29 July

Donald Hutera, theatre critic for ‘The Times’ reviews ‘What’s it all About? Bacharach Reimagined’, an all-singing, all-dancing interpretation of the songwriter’s most-loved hits, an open-air performance of ‘Seven Brides for…

Radio

The Monocle Daily, 967

Tuesday 28 July

We analyse Barack Obama’s speech at the African Union in Ethiopia, learn why Boston has pulled out of the race to host the Olympic games and hear how Rio has restarted its tram system.

Radio

Section D, 198

Tuesday 28 July

As the Olympic Games in Rio approach, our correspondent dons a hard hat and takes a look at the near-completed Olympic Village. Plus we visit the ‘Disarming Design from Palestine’ exhibition in Ramallah, Josh Fehnert meets…

Radio

Midori House, 955

Tuesday 28 July

We assess the day’s top stories, from the last-minute Nato summit called by Turkey to US president Barack Obama’s speech to the African Union. We also take a look at what kind of justice has been served in the case of…

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