Affairs

The Briefing, 897

Friday 17 April

As Azerbaijan warms up to host the inaugural European Games this summer, we discuss the conviction of a leading rights defender there. Plus we hear about new ‘country’ Liberland – proclaimed independent by a Czech national…

Global

Affairs / Politics

Changing lanes

Friday 17 April

Switching business for politics, tycoon Pierre Karl Péladeau is currently the frontrunner to lead Québec’s Partis Québécois. Yet, as Monocle’s Tomos Lewis asks, will he be able to revive the political party’s fortunes?

Pierre Karl Péladeau is not – in conventional terms – a politician. He is one of Québec’s most famous business personalities after becoming the CEO of his father’s vast media empire, Quebecor, in 1999.

Affairs

The Globalist, 905

Friday 17 April

A look ahead to this weekend's parliamentary election in Finland; we also discuss the numerous factions shaping the political crisis in Yemen and hear about the extended search for MH370. Also on the programme: the business…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 894

Thursday 16 April

We discuss the security situation in Yemen, political drama in Brazil and a (potential) threat to aviation computer systems. Plus: a film chat with Karen Krizanovich and John Everard reviews the Asian newspapers.

Global

Affairs

The Urbanist, 183

Thursday 16 April

It's a necessity of life but is a city sleep a different kind of sleep? In this episode we look at how a city should deal with sleep in public spaces and the ways in which the urban environment has shaped sleep patterns in…

Global

Affairs

Midori House, 882

Thursday 16 April

Russian president Vladimir Putin has just finished his annual marathon televised phone-in; we tuned in so you didn’t have to. Nina Schick and James Boys join Steve Bloomfield for robust debate, plus Marco Rubio's climate…

Global

Affairs

The Briefing, 896

Thursday 16 April

As representatives of Libya’s rival parliaments meet for UN-brokered peace talks, we ask what chances there are for solving the crisis of governance in the broken North African state. Plus we ask why Japan is scrambling…

Global

Affairs / Travel

Trading places

Thursday 16 April

Istanbul’s vibrant and chaotic culture, retail and street-life will be hard to say goodbye to but will have left a lasting definition of ‘quality of life’ says Monocle’s outgoing bureau chief Sophie Grove.

I am folding my tents here in Istanbul. Tomorrow morning after nearly two years as Monocle’s bureau chief I’ll return home to London via Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon.

Affairs

The Globalist, 904

Thursday 16 April

After the European Parliament votes to label the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces as “genocide”, we reflect on the politics and rhetoric of genocide recognition in Turkey. Plus we discuss the EU’s ant…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 893

Wednesday 15 April

As Pakistan refuses to send troops to Yemen, we ask what this is doing to the country’s relationship with the Saudis. Plus Vincent McAviney and Isabel Oakeshott join our political panel as we analyse how the economy is…

Global

Affairs

Midori House, 881

Wednesday 15 April

As the US president agrees to allow congress veto powers over the Iran sanctions and Hillary Clinton courts Hollywood's endorsement, Xenia Wickett and Justin Marozzi join Emma Nelson with their analysis. Plus how did Cli…

Global

Affairs

The Briefing, 895

Wednesday 15 April

We discuss the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lübeck to discuss the world’s conflicts and America’s planned removal of Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism and ask whether our skies are safer. Plus we hear…

Global

Affairs

The Globalist, 903

Wednesday 15 April

Is Iran a plausible peacemaker in the Middle East? We take a closer look at its foreign minister Javad Zarif and discuss the state’s style of diplomacy. Plus we hear from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s global summit…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 892

Tuesday 14 April

We discuss an arms embargo on Yemeni rebels, the rise of US presidential candidate Marco Rubio and the logistics of political polling. Plus a review of the Asian front pages.

Global

Affairs

Midori House, 880

Tuesday 14 April

Live from the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Tyler Brûlé chats to an array of influential forces setting the scene at this year’s premiere furniture fair. Roberto Gavazzi from Boffi, Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia and Petter Neby of…

Global

Show more
Loading

0:00:00 0:01:00

Drag me