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The Briefing, 969

Tuesday 28 July

We discuss today’s Nato meeting and Barack Obama’s speech at the African Union headquarters, focus on today’s top luxury and technology news and find out why the Swiss raided a French lake to help thirsty cows.

Opinion

No rest for the Greeks

Tuesday 28 July

The country may be hobbled by debt and unemployment but Sunday trading hours, which have finally come into force, may meet with some resistance.

Last week, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras managed to cobble together enough support in parliament to pass a second round of reforms demanded by his country’s creditors. It must have left a bitter taste in the mouth…

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The Globalist, 977

Tuesday 28 July

We discuss politics in Ukraine, tourism in Barcelona, television in Australia and business in Greece. Plus: our Hong Kong bureau chief describes a favourite journey to Malaysia.

Radio

The Monocle Arts Review, 107

Tuesday 28 July

Country music expert Baylen Leonard discusses a new covers album by family duo Watkins Family Hour, Americana artist Eilen Jewell’s latest release ‘Sundown Over Ghost Town’ and a new track from Grammy-nominated country…

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The Monocle Daily, 966

Monday 27 July

We look at Turkey’s intentions for dealing with IS, hear about a Greek plan to reinstall the Drachma and learn why a Kentucky distillery is playing music to its brandy.

Radio

Culture with Rob Bound, 198

Monday 27 July

Myths are like history only they’re not real. But they’re reasonable, kind of. To answer the question “How do you make a myth?” we talk to classicist Natalie Haynes about their enduring appeal. We also ask art historian…

Radio

Midori House, 954

Monday 27 July

Tim Marshall and Daniella Peled discuss the day's top stories: from President Barack Obama's trip to Ethiopia to the escalating violence in Turkey. Plus: we examine the remarks from the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb…

Radio

The Briefing, 968

Monday 27 July

We discuss the latest news from Turkey, analyse Russia’s strategy in the Kuril Islands and review the newly unveiled Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo.

Opinion

Early to bed, early to rise…

Monday 27 July

Japan’s government has launched a campaign to encourage government employees to finish at the office earlier than usual, but will it work?

It’s been nearly a month since Japanese government employees started leaving the office early for yu-katsu.

Radio

The Globalist, 976

Monday 27 July

We examine the successes and failures of Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s tenure in office, look at the top news stories from our bureaus in Singapore and Hong Kong, discuss the business news from Prague, analyse Barack…

Radio

The Monocle Arts Review, 106

Monday 27 July

Cultural commentator and writer Peter York talks Robert Bound through an exhibition about British punk band The Jam at Somerset House and a retrospective of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures at Tate Modern. Plus: as cartoonist…

Radio

Asia Pac Unwrapped, 13

Sunday 26 July

Can Japanese carmaker Suzuki tap into the higher end of the market in India? Plus, despite claims of an accommodation shortage, we look at why Melbourne is set to lose one of its most historic hotels. We also learn how…

Radio

The Bulletin with UBS, 42

Sunday 26 July

To integrate or to exclude: approaches to sustainable investing are in the spotlight. UBS analysts and experts from around the world share their insights into an area of increasing interest for institutional and individual…

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The Monocle Weekly, 316

Sunday 26 July

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet writer Brian Case to discuss meeting Al Pacino, Michael Caine, jazz greats and more. They also learn how to depict the city of London with photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg and hear why…

Radio

The Big Interview, 14

Sunday 26 July

Hotelier and entrepreneur Ian Schrager meets Monocle’s culture editor 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…

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