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The Weekend Edition

The Weekend Edition is a refined mix of music, news and guests to see you through your weekend.

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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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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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22 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Friday 22 May: 

With Sweden intercepting two Russian fighter jets this week, we ask whether it's mere chest-thumping or a symbol of rising tension. And in El Salvador, the beatification of an archbishop is digging a deeper divide in the conflict-prone nation. Plus as the Eurovision final draws ever closer, we hit the play button (and the stop button, too) on the some of the finalists.

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22 May 2015
00:28:53

The Menu - Culinary masterminds: 

We talk to one of the world’s most successful female chefs, April Bloomfield, on her love for greens, a new London restaurant that takes localism to a new level and the Monocle Restaurant Awards nominations from Milan.

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22 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 22 May: 

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Jane Kinninmont and Michael Binyon to discuss the topics of the day, including the Isis threat to Syria, Ireland’s referendum on gay marriage and David Cameron’s bid to reform the UK’s relationship with the EU as he meets leaders in Latvia.

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22 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 22 May: 

We ask how much of Syria and Iraq Isis really controls, learn about a proposed new megacity in Turkey and get a primer on this weekend’s Polish election.

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22 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 22 May: 

We check in with the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, speculate which way Ireland’s vote on same-sex marriages will go and ask whether the Arab League might create its own unified military force.

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22 May 2015
00:18:38

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Tim Robey: 

Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’, speaks to us from Cannes about three films up for the coveted Palme d'Or: Todd Haynes’ drama ‘Carol’, Hungarian Holocaust film ‘Son of Saul’ and FBI action thriller ‘Sicario’.

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21 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 21 May: 

After the Syrian city of Palmyra, a Unesco World Heritage site, falls to Isis, we ask why it’s been targeted. We also discuss press freedom in Brazil, get a taste of mezcal and speak to writer Katrine Marçal about her new book.

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21 May 2015
00:26:03

The Urbanist - Let’s hit the mall: 

From arcades to American-style malls, shopping centres are where you can find everything under one roof. But these – usually gigantic – buildings are not always welcome. This week we head to Beirut and discover an old souk turned mall and revisit the history of Europe’s first covered shopping centre. We also meet this week’s Urban Hero, who is trying to save Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens.

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21 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 21 May: 

We discuss how much weight the celebrity-endorsement factor carries in the race for political power in the US; Ivor Gaber and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera share their insights. Also, as record numbers of migrants reach Britain’s shores, are domestic politics preventing Europe from tackling the core of the issue?

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