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The Continental Shift

The Continental Shift is where our editors bring you three hours of curated music from Europe and beyond, with nu-disco from Oslo, jazzy soul from Stockholm and cutting-edge sounds from London.

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 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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27 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Wednesday 27 May: 

As France and Germany make plans to deepen European ties without the need to rewrite a treaty, we ask what this means for Britain’s renegotiation strategy. We also discuss Iraq’s chances of banishing IS forces from Ramadi and take a look at a super sale in France after Russia pulls out of a contract to buy two warships worth more than €1bn.

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27 May 2015
00:15:41

The Monocle Arts Review - TV: Alice Vincent: 

Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for the ‘Daily Telegraph’, reviews some recent programmes, including the much-anticipated ‘Mad Men’ finale and the new Netflix septuagenarian comedy ‘Grace and Frankie’. Plus we head to the glitziest court around to find a new queen in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.

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26 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Tuesday 26 May: 

We take a look at the implications of China putting its defence forces on the offence, discuss the public issue Turkey’s president is taking with ‘The New York Times’ and remember the setting of Superman’s workplace, ‘New York Daily News’, as it could be about to wrap-up nearly 100 years of print history.

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26 May 2015
00:29:03

Section D - On the move : 

As Monocle issues its annual Transport Survey, we look at the UP Express in Toronto, excellent new terminals at Narita and Canberra airports and the design of TAP’s in-flight magazine. Plus we don our trunks and bikinis to discover the history of swimwear.

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26 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Tuesday 26 May: 

As Britain’s prime minister seeks a reformed bond with Brussels, Andrew Tuck and guests talk about what David Cameron wants and what he’s likely to get. We also discuss the chance of a fair hearing as the trial of a Washington Post reporter opens in Tehran and ask how the case may shape already-tense relations between the US and Iran.

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26 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Tuesday 26 May: 

We assess Australia’s proposal to strip dual nationals of their Australian passport as a way to counter terrorism and examine the revamp of Malaysia Airlines. Plus we analyse Taiwan's plan to settle the conflict in the South China Sea and hitch a ride on Oslo’s new bumblebee highway.

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26 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Tuesday 26 May: 

We analyse Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s first year in office and look at the significance of the Arctic Challenge Exercise where more than 100 US and European fighter jets have begun training near the Russian border. Plus, we get the latest business stories from Paris and meet the team behind Portugal’s national carrier TAP.

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26 May 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Luke Turner: 

Luke Turner, associate editor at ‘The Quietus’, sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss three new music releases. Up for discussion are Mbongwana Star’s ‘From Kinshasa’, Holly Herndon’s ‘Platform’ and Algiers’ new self-titled ‘LP’.

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25 May 2015
00:55:47

The Monocle Daily - Monday 25 May: 

The Tunisian government wants the world to know that the shooting at an army base was not terrorism. But are the tourists listening? And more bad news for BlackBerry as market share falls to below one per cent. Plus, Israel’s former prime minister heads to prison and we leaf through a new book on the fascinating history of hair removal.

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25 May 2015
00:29:12

Culture with Rob Bound - Where did all the good adverts go?: 

As AMC’s ad drama ‘Mad Men’ draws to a close, Robert Bound asks: “Where did all the good adverts go?” He speaks to Peter Mead, chairman and founder of Abbott Mead Vickers; Richard Brim, executive creative director at Adam and Eve DDB; writer and broadcaster Sam Delaney; and cultural commentator Peter York.

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25 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 25 May: 

Mary Dejevsky and Phil Clark discuss the day’s main stories including the surprise results in Polish and Spanish elections, the latest developments in Burundi and why China organises prison tours for government officials.

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25 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 25 May: 

We assess the latest from Iraq following prime minister Haider al-Abadi’s statement that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Isis within days and as the last results from Spain’s disputed local elections are coming in, we ask if the country is entering a new political era. We also review the best from Cannes and Eurovision.

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