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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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28 Apr 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Tuesday 28 April: 

We hear from Jakarta as Indonesia prepares to execute foreign convicts on death row, denying their pleas for clemency. We also ask why South Korea’s prime minister has resigned and reflect on the changing political fortunes of Europe's most famous finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Plus the latest business news and a look ahead to Expo Milano 2015.

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28 Apr 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Tuesday 28 April: 

We discuss disaster management and recovery in Nepal after the worst earthquake in eight decades kills more than 4,000 people. We also hear about a deal for Russia to provide China with a state-of-the-art missile system and learn about what could become the world’s northernmost oil platform. Plus the business news from France, an interview with Denmark's minister of foreign affairs and a look at the day’s newspapers.

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28 Apr 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Will Hodgkinson: 

Will Hodgkinson, rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’ reviews Blur's brilliant new album ‘The Magic Whip’ and gets folky with new releases from British musicians Bill Fay and Olivia Chaney.

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27 Apr 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Monday 27 April: 

We discuss US-Japan defence relations, disaster diplomacy in Nepal and North Cypriot politics. Plus David Dunlap from the ‘New York Times’ on the Ellis Island Museum and a review of the Asian newspapers.

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27 Apr 2015
00:28:37

Culture with Rob Bound - Whatever happened to fanzines?: 

Will Hodgkinson from ‘The Times’ and British Undergound’s Crispin Parry talk about the romance of waxing lyrical about your favourite bands in a homemade mag and whether fanzines can only exist in print. Plus we open the topic up beyond music with a ’zine dedicated to people who have been on game shows.

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27 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 27 April: 

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise after the weekend’s devastating earthquake, how might the country begin its mission to rebuild? Andrew Tuck is joined by James Schneider and Jane Kinninmont for analysis. Plus a diplomatic row between South Africa and Nigeria, and the so-called Islamic State launches its own healthcare service.

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27 Apr 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 27 April: 

After Nepal suffers its worst earthquake in over 80 years, we discuss the lives lost, the damage done and the recovery project ahead. Plus we hear live from Burundi’s capital as protests continue against the president's bid to run for a third term. Also on the programme: we ask what's on the agenda at the EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev and author and illustrator Alice Stevenson discusses ‘Ways to Walk in London’.

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27 Apr 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 27 April: 

As Japan’s prime minister visits the US, we discuss defence, deterrence and the mutual interests of the two states. We also hear from Jakarta as Indonesia prepares to execute foreign drug convicts on death row and our correspondent in Warsaw updates us on the progress of a pro-Kremlin biker group heading for Berlin. Plus the business news from Italy and the view from two journalists working in the Arctic Circle.

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27 Apr 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Photography: Sue Steward: 

Sue Steward runs us through some of this month’s photography highlights in London including the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, ‘Skate Girls of Kabul’ by Jessica Fulford-Dobson at the Saatchi Gallery and an Alexander Gronsky show at the Wapping Project.

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26 Apr 2015

Asia Pac Unwrapped: 

Coming soon: Anchored by Monocle’s unrivalled team of editors and correspondents, and produced out of our bureaux in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, Asia Pac Unwrapped is an unmissable weekly briefing from the world’s most dynamic region.

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26 Apr 2015
00:15:20

The Bulletin with UBS - Taper tantrum: 

We look back at the IMF/World Bank spring meeting and investigate the so-called “super taper tantrum”. We’ll hear what the impact of this is likely to be and how it might have reshaped the emerging market landscape.

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26 Apr 2015
00:54:45

The Monocle Weekly - On a roll: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson to discuss the young skateboarding girls of Kabul, hear about the history of swimming in the River Thames with writer Caitlin Davies and learn why there’s still plenty of gold to be had in the California hills with author Steve Boggan.

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