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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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21 Apr 2015
00:15:00

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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20 Apr 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily: 

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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20 Apr 2015
00:28:35

Culture with Rob Bound - Is acoustic on its way out?: 

To answer this week’s question on Culture, we discover the ‘yaybahar’ – a new acoustic instrument from Istanbul that sounds electronic – we speak to oboe makers Howarth of London, piano-making masters Steinway & Sons and a woman in San Francisco who makes instruments out of whatever she can get her hands on.

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20 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Midori House: 

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.

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20 Apr 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 20 April: 

We look at the Italian media’s reaction to last weekend’s migrant disaster in the Mediterranean, learn about the new US defence secretary’s interest in Silicon Valley and look back at Monocle’s Quality of Life conference in Lisbon.

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20 Apr 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 20 April: 

We hear who’s taken the top spot in Finnish politics with the weekend's election result, learn how the arrest of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato will affect wider Spanish politics and hear about freedom of speech from the president of PEN International, John Ralston Saul.

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20 Apr 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Nick Luscombe: 

Broadcaster and music aficionado Nick Luscombe takes us on a harmonic trip of Japan where he’s sourcing some of the country’s best sounds. There is music from Tatsumi – a skateboarding monk making electronica from his monastery bedroom – Shinakosei, a tea-oil farmer brewing up some heady beats, and some haunting polyrhythms from Cuushe.

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19 Apr 2015
00:16:50

The Bulletin with UBS - The price of success: 

In a special edition of the programme Paul Donovan, UBS global economist and author of new book ‘The Truth About Inflation’, explains how investors can make better decisions to achieve the real returns they need.

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19 Apr 2015
00:52:42

The Monocle Weekly - Creative Freedoms: 

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet PEN International president John Ralston Saul to discuss freedom of expression, learn how to make films in one of the toughest environments on earth with Farida Pacha, and hear from art-rock icon Thurston Moore about his latest collaboration with Christian Marclay and The Vinyl Factory.

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18 Apr 2015
00:15:00

The Sessions at Midori House - Larkin Poe: 

We welcome Larkin Poe into the studio to play tracks from their recently released album 'Kin' and for a chat with Andrew Mueller.

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18 Apr 2015
00:30:00

The Recap - News and analysis highlights: 

Highlights of the best news from our live shows this week, from birthdays in North Korea to a look at the life of German novelist Gunter Grass.

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18 Apr 2015
00:28:48

The Foreign Desk - Syria: is Assad losing?: 

Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield asks if Bashar al-Assad is finally losing the battle for Syria? He analyses the ongoing war – now in its fifth year – with acting editor at ‘Syria Deeply’, Katarina Montgomery, and Liz Sly, Beirut bureau chief for the ‘Washington Post’.

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