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Global Music

From Seoul to Stockholm, Monocle selects an international playlist to fill your day (or night).

Daily shows

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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.

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.

Latest podcasts

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14 Feb 2016
00:17:20

The Bulletin with UBS - Pegged currencies: 

This week we pick apart pegged currencies and consider how the mechanisms and structures behind them come under pressure during times of market turbulence. We look at some contemporary problem areas and recall some famous historical examples of mechanisms that have unravelled.

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14 Feb 2016
00:55:00

The Monocle Weekly - The bigger picture: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound discuss this week’s sale of a Francis Bacon masterpiece with its seller, art writer Michael Peppiatt. Meanwhile, Italian film-director Luca Guadagnino talks through his new release ‘A Bigger Splash’, starring Tilda Swinton. Plus: Tim Ellison of London’s Postal Museum explains the historic quirk of sending a not-so-loved one a “Vinegar Valentine”.

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14 Feb 2016
00:29:00

The Big Interview - Kevin Roche: 

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche sits down with Steve Bloomfield to discuss his early years in his native Ireland and moving to the US. He also talks about working with some of the greatest names in the field, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, and explains why retirement is not on his mind.

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13 Feb 2016
00:28:41

Meet the Writers - Peter Sichrovsky and Katherine Sheers: 

This week on ‘Meet The Writers’ we welcome two guests. Journalist, author and former politician Peter Sichrovsky founded Austria’s liberal newspaper ‘Der Standard’ and then joined the right-wing Freedom party. He’s written more than 15 books, the most famous of which looks at the descendants of Nazis; his new work is a collection of short stories about love in a post-Holocaust world. Katherine Sheers is a mother, a lover of silk and a lingerie designer. She’s produced a book on intimate apparel and she tells us her own love story, from designing for Victoria’s Secret in a Chinese industrial town to coming home to marry the boy next door.

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13 Feb 2016
00:28:26

The Foreign Desk - US election special: Polling: 

Polls are not always accurate and in the US they are more regular and more detailed than everywhere else. But can polling actually shape a campaign, rather than merely reflect it? In this special edition of ‘The Foreign Desk’ from New York we look at the upcoming US elections and ask why polling is important. Featuring Jason Husser from the Elon University Poll; Dr Frank Newport, editor in chief of The Gallup Poll; and Azi Paybarah from Politico New York.

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13 Feb 2016
00:29:31

The Stack - The original ad man: 

One of the legends of his field, George Lois is often considered the original “Mad Man”. He’s credited with developing the political brand of Robert Kennedy and helping to spearhead what became known as the “creative revolution” in US advertising. Plus: his work for ‘Esquire’ magazine resulted in no less than 38 iconic covers, immortalised in an exhibition at New York’s Moma.

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13 Feb 2016
00:56:58

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

We look back at the highlights from the past seven days on Monocle 24, including renowned product designer Tom Dixon on Toronto’s Interior Design Show. We also listen to British actor and author Richard E Grant discuss his memoirs on the classic ‘Withnail & I’. Plus: Oliviero Toscani reveals what feeds his creativity.

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13 Feb 2016
00:18:49

The Sessions at Midori House - Sunflower Bean: 

We welcome the best new band in the world: Sunflower Bean. This cool-as-anything New York three-piece look like they mean business and sound like they have a very good record collection starring Television, The Velvet Underground, The Pretenders and The Cure. In one of our loudest ever Sessions at Midori House, Sunflower Bean play tracks from their brand new album ‘Human Ceremony’.

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12 Feb 2016
00:59:00

The Monocle Daily - Friday 12 February: 

We look back on Justin Trudeau’s first hundred days in office as Canada’s prime minister with reports and analysis from Monocle’s Toronto bureau and beyond. Plus: we review today’s Asian newspapers and check in with the fourth annual LA Art Book Fair.

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12 Feb 2016
00:30:00

The Cinema Show - Noir: 

Spurred on by the paranoia of an America at war and the arrival of European film-makers in Hollywood, pulpy detective pot-boilers took on a genre of their own in the 1940s – and the classic film noir was born. Author and historian Eddie Muller discusses Bogart’s ‘In a Lonely Place’ (1950) and noir queen Lizabeth Scott. Plus: one Viennese cinema’s intimate love affair with 1949’s ‘The Third Man’.

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12 Feb 2016
00:28:47

The Menu - Raising the bar: 

We get an Italian recipe for great craft beer, learn how England can rival the region of Champagne when it comes to sparkling wine and get the week’s news from ‘Food Republic’.

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12 Feb 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 12 February: 

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Alessio Patalano and James Rodgers to discuss the day’s top news stories, from the security situation in Syria and Nato’s role in Europe to the Eurovision’s effect on geopolitics.

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12 Feb 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing: 

A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.

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12 Feb 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 12 February: 

We discuss the upcoming meeting between the pope and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, hear how Bernie Sanders is attempting to win African-American voters and talk Polish-German relations.

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12 Feb 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Jason Solomons: 

We shine our critical light on Tom McCarthy’s newsroom drama ‘Spotlight’ and Luca Guadagnino’s psycho-sexual drama ‘A Bigger Splash’. Plus: we see Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson strutting their stuff in ‘Zoolander 2’.

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