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The Monocle Arts Review

Daily cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. They’ll tell you the shows to see, books to read and music to hear each week in a tasty 15-minute chunk.

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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 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.

Weekend shows

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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.

Latest episodes

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29 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 29 May: 

We delve into the recent words of Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani who says that Syria’s powerful anti-government group won’t attack the West unless provoked. Plus, Serbia backs a proposed gas pipeline that will lessen Europe’s dependence on Russia and we get the latest business stories from Shanghai.

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29 May 2015
00:15:15

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Cassam Looch: 

We get Hollywood-heavy in this week’s Monocle Arts Review as Cassam Looch runs us through action-packed blockbuster ‘San Andreas’, Simon Pegg and Lake Bell’s blind date gone wrong in rom-com ‘Man Up’ and Al Pacino as an ageing musician trying to reconnect with his family in ‘Danny Collins’.

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28 May 2015
00:58:57

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 28 May: 

We discuss how Fifa’s Sepp Blatter has turned world football into a personality cult, why Nebraska decided to abolish the death penalty and why the US military accidentally sent anthrax to its comrades; plus a round-up of the day’s Asian papers.

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28 May 2015
00:30:00

The Urbanist - On the move: 

We take the lead from Monocle’s pages as we look at how transport is changing our cities. Tune in as we hitch a ride in a water taxi in Toronto, go to Bolivia’s capital by ‘teleférico’, explore Vienna’s aviation links and meet Beirut’s train guardians.

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28 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 28 May: 

As David Cameron sets off on a charm offensive to argue for EU reform, Andrew Mueller and guests discuss his chances of success. They also reflect on the scandal plaguing Fifa as its president defies calls to step down. We also look at Tony Blair’s legacy as envoy to the Quartet group of Middle East nations.

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28 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 28 May: 

As David Cameron prepares to meet his European counterparts to lobby for EU reform, we assess his prospects for success. Then we’re live in Paris as the country hosts a conference to debate the future of its military; and can hi-tech toilets boost Japan’s economy?

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28 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 28 May: 

As the European Commission’s migrant quota proposal faces heavy opposition, we discuss the possibility of the proposal becoming a reality. Plus, could renaming Nicolas Sarkozy’s party help him become president of France again and we see how rural Japanese towns are dealing with an ageing population.

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28 May 2015
00:15:45

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Parul Sehgal: 

Parul Sehgal, editor of ‘The New York Times Book Review’ talks Tom Edwards through poet Maggie Nelson’s memoir, Oliver Sacks’ latest autobiography as well as a new biography of Anders Breivik, who was behind the 2011 Norwegian massacre.

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27 May 2015
00:58:18

The Monocle Daily - Wednesday 27 May: 

On today’s show, we hear that Fifa president Sepp Blatter is still planning to stand for re-election. We also cover a Qatar royal warning against negative media coverage of Islam, a high-profile Mafia arrest and how the NBC network might change the nature of television.

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27 May 2015
00:30:00

The Entrepreneurs - Edition 189: 

We meet Björn Jeffery, co-founder and CEO of Stockholm-based game development studio Toca Boca and discuss innovation in education with Finnish entrepreneur Saku Tuominen. Plus, the Winkreative team looks at KidZania, the role-playing theme parks for children.

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27 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Wednesday 27 May: 

As the European Commission presents measures to address the vast loss of life in the Mediterranean, Steve Bloomfield and guests ask whether critics’ frustrations will be furthered or calmed. We also reflect on the latest setback to Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation and discuss investigations under way into alleged corruption at Fifa.

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27 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Wednesday 27 May: 

We take a look at the latest scandal in the football world after several senior Fifa officials were arrested under corruption charges. We also examine why France’s most powerful man Bernard Arnault wants to acquire the popular daily newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ and discuss the latest news from the technology world.

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