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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.

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 Voyager: 

Your guide to the world's most dynamic emerging cities

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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 podcasts

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29 Aug 2015
00:29:51

The Foreign Desk - Rwanda’s Paul Kagame: 

Despite his dubious approach to democracy and his role in regional conflict, Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame has received the ear and praise of many world leaders. Why? Steve Bloomfield asks his guests Phil Clark and Vincent Gasana. Plus: investigative journalist Linda Melvern reflects on allegations made against Kagame after the death of President Habyarimana in 1994, prior to the Rwandan genocide.

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29 Aug 2015
00:30:00

The Stack - Print professionals: 

Tyler Brûlé meets CEO and founder of London agency Protein to talk about the commercial side of funding a magazine start-up. We also hear from Malte Brenneisen, organiser of Indiecon, the independent-magazine conference taking place in Hamburg this weekend. Plus: Monocle’s Ben Rylan praises cult-film journal ‘Little White Lies’.

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29 Aug 2015
00:57:13

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

This show-stopping selection from the week’s radio shows kicks off with an interview with world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who has just revealed a new tower for Jerusalem. We also speak to Reykjavik’s mayor and trained medic Dagur Eggertsson and discuss the cultural significance of Zombies with academic Roger Luckhurst.

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29 Aug 2015
00:14:08

The Sessions at Midori House - Roseau: 

British singer and multi-instrumentalist Roseau is in the studio to play a selection of songs from her debut record ‘Salt’.

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28 Aug 2015
00:55:53

The Monocle Daily - Friday 28 August: 

As officials from 121 governments meet in Cancun to sign the Arms Trade Treaty, we assess whether or not this will be able to regulate the international arms industry. Plus: we bring you our weekly take on cinema with Monocle’s Cinémathèque and discover why young Germans are using the name “Merkel” as a slang word.

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28 Aug 2015
00:28:25

The Menu - World on a plate: 

Chef Shaun Hergatt explains how to bring together influences from around the world, we find out about a collaboration between the Adrià brothers and Cirque du Soleil and a small Beirut restaurant that wants to bring diversity to the city.

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28 Aug 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 28 August: 

We discuss the calls for a change in terminology to what much of the media calls “Europe’s migrant crisis”. We also take a look at whether Australia’s border control should be so heavily militarised. Plus: we join the debate in the US over whether or not the public should see the horrific video of two journalists being shot dead.

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28 Aug 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 28 August: 

After 71 people are found dead in a lorry near Vienna and hundreds drown off the coast of Libya, we discuss the challenges facing European leaders in what’s become known as ‘the migrant crisis’. Plus, we hear from Greece as a poll suggests Syriza will be the biggest party after the elections set for September and Henry Rees-Sheridan reports from Eurobike, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry.

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28 Aug 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 28 August: 

We ask how Hungary is addressing the arrival of migrants in Budapest, as people seeking a new life in Europe gather in “transit zones” at the city’s train stations. We also look at Russia’s plans for a Hollywood-style walk of fame celebrating its own cinematic history. Plus: the Ukrainian-born chef Olia Hercules explains why the crisis in Crimea led her to write the recipe book ‘Mamushka’.

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28 Aug 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Jason Solomons: 

Cinema gets musical this week as we review ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about California hip-hop group NWA, and new EDM flick ‘We Are Your Friends’. We also discuss the re-issue of Michelangelo Antonioni’s romantic drama from the 1960s, ‘L’Eclisse’. All reviewed by film critic Jason Solomons.

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27 Aug 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 27 August: 

As talks between Venezuela and Colombia fail to reopen the border, we get the latest from Bogotá. We also find out how New Orleans has rebuilt and rebranded, 10 years on from hurricane Katrina. Plus: we assess how Caroline Kennedy is doing as US ambassador to Japan and ask whether Holland’s freezing of the assets of suspected terrorists is dealing with the problem or avoiding it.

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27 Aug 2015
00:26:57

The Urbanist - Discover Reykjavik: 

How does a remote city such as Reykjavik mark its spot on the map? Listen in as we chat to the mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertsson; find out how the city’s bookstores are bringing the community together and why geothermal power is being used to heat part of the Atlantic Ocean.

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