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With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments.

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The Globalist: 

News and comment from Europe, the Middle East and beyond.

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Midori House: 

The agenda from Monocle's editors and correspondents.

Weekly shows

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Section D: 

A review of design, architecture and craft.

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The Voyager: 

Your guide to the world's most dynamic emerging cities

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The Urbanist: 

What makes cities tick, from city hall to the suburbs.

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The Menu: 

Monocle's guide to food, drink and entertaining.

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The Curator: 

The best of the week on Monocle 24, compiled into one show.

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The Stack: 

The people and players shaping the future of print media.

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The Recap: 

Catch up with all of the week's big stories.

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28 Aug 2015
00:55:53

The Monocle Daily - Friday 28 August: 

As officials from 121 governments meet in Cancun to sign the Arms Trade Treaty, we assess whether or not this will be able to regulate the international arms industry. Plus: we bring you our weekly take on cinema with Monocle’s Cinémathèque and discover why young Germans are using the name “Merkel” as a slang word.

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28 Aug 2015
00:28:25

The Menu - World on a plate: 

Chef Shaun Hergatt explains how to bring together influences from around the world, we find out about a collaboration between the Adrià brothers and Cirque du Soleil and a small Beirut restaurant that wants to bring diversity to the city.

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28 Aug 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 28 August: 

We discuss the calls for a change in terminology to what much of the media calls “Europe’s migrant crisis”. We also take a look at whether Australia’s border control should be so heavily militarised. Plus: we join the debate in the US over whether or not the public should see the horrific video of two journalists being shot dead.

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28 Aug 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 28 August: 

After 71 people are found dead in a lorry near Vienna and hundreds drown off the coast of Libya, we discuss the challenges facing European leaders in what’s become known as ‘the migrant crisis’. Plus, we hear from Greece as a poll suggests Syriza will be the biggest party after the elections set for September and Henry Rees-Sheridan reports from Eurobike, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry.

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28 Aug 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 28 August: 

We ask how Hungary is addressing the arrival of migrants in Budapest, as people seeking a new life in Europe gather in “transit zones” at the city’s train stations. We also look at Russia’s plans for a Hollywood-style walk of fame celebrating its own cinematic history. Plus: the Ukrainian-born chef Olia Hercules explains why the crisis in Crimea led her to write the recipe book ‘Mamushka’.

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28 Aug 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Jason Solomons: 

Cinema gets musical this week as we review ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about California hip-hop group NWA, and new EDM flick ‘We Are Your Friends’. We also discuss the re-issue of Michelangelo Antonioni’s romantic drama from the 1960s, ‘L’Eclisse’. All reviewed by film critic Jason Solomons.

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27 Aug 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 27 August: 

As talks between Venezuela and Colombia fail to reopen the border, we get the latest from Bogotá. We also find out how New Orleans has rebuilt and rebranded, 10 years on from hurricane Katrina. Plus: we assess how Caroline Kennedy is doing as US ambassador to Japan and ask whether Holland’s freezing of the assets of suspected terrorists is dealing with the problem or avoiding it.

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27 Aug 2015
00:26:57

The Urbanist - Discover Reykjavik: 

How does a remote city such as Reykjavik mark its spot on the map? Listen in as we chat to the mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertsson; find out how the city’s bookstores are bringing the community together and why geothermal power is being used to heat part of the Atlantic Ocean.

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27 Aug 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 27 August: 

As the White House tries to find a new way to react to yet another grotesque gun crime, Mary Dejevsky and Michael Goldfarb give their take on whether this incident is any different to the many others that took place before. We also look at Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Milan and discover why Hillary’s emails no longer have her laughing. Plus: the European Commission wants Ukraine and Russia back at the table to talk about gas. But will it be a whole lot of hot air?

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27 Aug 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 27 August: 

After two journalists are shot live on air in the US, we ask how one reports the story without glamorising the act. Plus, we find out why some analysts have suggested that Turkish nationals could be involved in last week’s Bangkok bombing. Also on the show: why does Panasonic want to stop making lithium-ion batteries in Beijing?

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27 Aug 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 27 August: 

As the Indian city of Ahmedabad is brought to a standstill over protests for more jobs and college places, we hear about caste inequality in the state of Gujarat. Plus we discuss the rising militarisation of Australia’s migration policy, meet the mayor of Reykjavik and hear the business news from Tokyo.

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27 Aug 2015
00:15:19

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Parul Sehgal: 

We raid the bookshelf with Parul Sehgal, editor at ‘The New York Times Book Review’. Up for discussion are Steve Silberman’s exploration of the treatment of autism in ‘Neurotribes’, Ottessa Moshfegh’s ‘Eileen’ and Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’.

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