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The Big Interview

Monocle 24’s new series features in-depth interviews with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and design. Hosted by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Monocle’s senior editors.

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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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25 May 2015
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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25 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 25 May: 

We’re live in Poland where we assess the results from the second round of presidential elections. Plus: we get the latest business stories from Moscow and review the day’s front pages with Darren McCaffrey.

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25 May 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Photography: Kathlene Fox-Davies: 

Art consultant and dealer Kathlene Fox-Davies provides snapshots of some of this month’s photography exhibitions in London. We explore the limitations of photography in Clare Strand’s latest show at the Grimaldi Gavin gallery, look at the photographic record of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and investigate Austrian artist Ernst Haas’s previously unseen images of London.

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24 May 2015

Asia Pac Unwrapped - Japan makes tracks : 

As a surprising number of think-tanks pop up across China we discuss what might be behind the government’s new venture. We also take a look at a new regional rail project in Japan and explore the sticky business of investing in Indonesian infrastructure.

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24 May 2015
00:15:00

The Bulletin with UBS - Bubble trouble: 

Is it time to regulate against market bubbles? We consider potential measures and explore the possible risks of over-regulation.

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24 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Weekly - Walk this way: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards talk it like they walk it with poet Simon Armitage, experience a musical epiphany or two with editor of ‘The Wire’ music magazine Tony Herrington and learn how to clone a mammoth with evolutionary molecular biologist Beth Shapiro.

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24 May 2015
00:30:00

The Big Interview - Jonathan Meades: 

Monocle’s culture editor Robert Bound meets the writer, essayist and auteur Jonathan Meades. Hear this unique critical voice reflect on reviewing restaurants, appraising architecture and assessing what the audience really wants.

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23 May 2015
00:28:29

The Recap - New and analysis highlights: 

From our analysis on the developments of Isis in Syria to the EU’s desperate plan to tackle the immigrant crisis and our Eurovision predictions, we hear the highlights from the past week on Monocle 24.

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23 May 2015
00:28:38

The Foreign Desk - Freedom of movement: 

As some EU member states start to call the principle of freedom of movement into question, Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield chairs a discussion on where migration stands today. Featuring the Polish ambassador to the UK, Witold Sobkow; former UK home secretary Charles Clarke and the director of the Migration Observatory at Oxford University, Madeleine Sumption.

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23 May 2015
00:28:35

The Stack - Words’ worth: 

Tom Edwards meets publishing aficionados Bruno Ceschel and Yannik Bouillis as they put on the Offprint independent publishing fair at London's Tate Modern. Plus we hear from alternative literary journal ‘Table Talk’ and Tyler Brûle’s reflects on ‘Thailand Tatler’ magazine.

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23 May 2015
00:56:57

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

Top picks from across Monocle 24 this week including the best in product design with Jon Kolko, a search of Beirut's old souks and ‘Meter’ magazine’s running insights, plus we hear from ghost writer Fanny Blake.

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23 May 2015
00:17:35

The Sessions at Midori House - Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear: 

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are a mother-and-son duo from Kansas City who have been wowing crowds and critics across Europe and North America this year. They hit the Monocle 24 studios to perform a selection of songs from their new record ‘Skeleton Crew’ and spoke to Robert Bound about life on the road.

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