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Wednesday 23 April

On a recent road trip in the Algarve, Alexa Firmenich was struck by the many disused and derelict properties – a result of Portugal’s soaring rental costs.

The signs are everywhere. Above narrow streets, their crumbling walls peeling with paint and azure ceramic tiles, the town’s wrought-iron balconies are decorated with large placards. On each is printed VENDE SE – proclai…

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The Globalist, 648

Wednesday 23 April

Kenji Hall and John Hemmings discuss Barack Obama’s trip to Asia, we look at Iran’s changing economy with Marcus George, review the newspapers with Adam Hug, and discuss the latest business news with Loren Feldman of the…

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The Monocle Daily, 642

Tuesday 22 April

We ask if Bashar al-Assad is looking to be re-elected as the massacre against his people continues, head to Ukraine where US vice-president Joe Biden has been making some not very threatening threats against Russia, and…

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Midori House, 635

Tuesday 22 April

We discuss what’s coming soon for President Obama’s upcoming trip to Asia, discuss whether genocide is taking place in South Sudan, and ask if Russian special forces are operating in Ukraine. Plus, we discuss whether comic…

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The Briefing, 639

Tuesday 22 April

This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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The Globalist, 647

Tuesday 22 April

Tom Stevenson discusses the trial of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, Alessio Patalano previews Barack Obama’s trip to Asia, we get the business news from Moscow, and review the morning newspapers with Giles Winn.

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The Monocle Daily, 641

Monday 21 April

We ask if South Africa is consigned to staying a one-party democracy, head to Venezuela where fresh violence is unfolding, and get some tips for new New Yorkers from author and illustrator Nathan Pyle.

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Midori House, 634

Monday 21 April

John Everard and Dr James D Boys join Tyler Brûlé to discuss the day’s top stories, we also sit down with Deyan Sudjic of the Design Museum to discuss his new book, ‘B is for Bauhaus’, and review the week’s art exhibitions…

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The Briefing, 638

Monday 21 April

Tyler Brûlé and Jason Strother discuss brand South Korea after the recent ferry disaster there, we hear why Vladimir Putin wants to make it easier to get a Russian passport, and learn about Italian newspaper Corriere della…

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The Globalist, 646

Monday 21 April

Nataliya Gumenyuk and Robert Fox discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine, Naveena Kottoor reports live from Algiers, FT’s Kiran Stacey explains the UK’s public political forums, and Vincent McAviney reviews the morning’s…

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The Monocle Weekly, 250

Sunday 20 April

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards host this week’s edition of the Monocle Weekly, featuring interviews with author John Spurling, founder of “movement creators” Purpose, Jeremy Heimans, and the now-former administrator of the…

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The Foreign Desk, 15

Saturday 19 April

Is the political biography still a relevant force in our understanding of those who shape the world around us? Three biographers explain what it's like to have exclusive access the lives of some of the world's most influ…

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The Curator, 131

Saturday 19 April

Markus Hippi presents the best of the week’s programming from Monocle 24, including a look at La Paz’s renewed public infrastructure, a tribute to branding genius Wally Olins, and a sit-down with Australian chef, Donna Hay…

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