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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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7 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 7 May: 

The outcome of Israel's race to form a coalition government, why German train staff are on strike and Indonesia's relationship with the Middle East.

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7 May 2015
00:17:57

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Sharmaine Lovegrove: 

Sharmaine Lovegrove, literary consultant for Dialogue Berlin, scopes the bookshelf with Tom Edwards to discuss Ian McEwan’s latest release ‘The Children Act’, screenwriter Jesse Armstrong’s first venture into novel-writing in ‘Love Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals’ and ‘When to Rob a Bank: A Rogue Economist’s Guide to the World’ by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner, the men behind the Freakonomics blog.

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6 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Wednesday 6 May: 

Campaign strategies for the UK election, surprising results in Alberta's polls, a round-up of today's Asian papers and why the pet industry is blossoming in Brazil.

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6 May 2015
00:28:36

The Entrepreneurs - Edition 186: 

A special episode featuring an in-depth look at the entrepreneurship scene in Montréal and the business minds on a mission to reclaim the glory of Québec’s largest city.

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6 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Wednesday 6 May: 

On the eve of the most uncertain UK election in a generation, Xenia Wickett joins Andrew Mueller to discuss the potential new reality after the votes are counted. Elsewhere on the show, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz blames the US president for a terrorist attack in Texas, the fate of NBC's Brian Williams and why the world has fallen out of love with the happy meal.

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6 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Wednesday 6 May: 

We find out why Israel faces a race to form a coalition government by midnight, learn what the latest findings on the German Wings crash suggest and hear why Monocle’s Markus Hippi is a military force to be reckoned with.

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6 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Wednesday 6 May: 

We examine what fresh talks on Syria's future may mean for the region? We also learn why Hungary is becoming politically alienated from Europe and get the business news from Turkey.

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6 May 2015
00:18:19

The Monocle Arts Review - Theatre: Donald Hutera: 

We discuss the month’s best plays on show in London with Donald Hutera, critic for ‘The Times’. He chooses reproductions of ‘Gypsy’ and ‘American Buffalo’ plus new show ‘Golem’, which melds theatre together with animation and is about to tour the world.

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5 May 2015
00:56:03

The Monocle Daily - Tuesday 5 May: 

As Yemen’s unrest spills to Saudi Arabia, we ask what the consequences may be. We also hear of the work of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station in the Mediterranean and of problems between parents and children in politics.

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5 May 2015
00:28:45

Section D - Quality assured: 

Famed Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld speaks to Tom Morris on the importance of quality of life and we look back at some of our departing design editor’s favourite Section D moments. Plus we take a tour of Madrid’s iconic Edificio Princesa apartment complex.

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5 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Tuesday 5 May: 

When a police officer is confronted, how close is too close? After the Baltimore riots, some police think it's time for a review of protocol. Andrew Tuck is joined by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Michael Binyon for their insights. Plus France's far-right family rift deepens, Colombia's homicide rate drops and is the concept of a political golden age a mere myth?

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5 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Tuesday 5 May: 

We learn why a new surveillance law is causing concern in France, hear how Burundi is on the brink of major political unrest and get a picture of the changing Austrian retail landscape.

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