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The Pacific Shift

The Pacific Shift brings you music from around the Pacific Rim, Asia and beyond. J-pop, K-pop, T-pop and more, Monocle is the soundtrack to your day by the Pacific.

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
00:15:00

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: 

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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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: 

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.

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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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26 Apr 2015
00:28:30

The Big Interview - Erik Spiekermann: 

‘The Big Interview’ is Monocle’s bold new series of in-depth interviews with inspirational names from global politics, business, culture and design. In this inaugural episode, Tom Edwards meets typographer, designer and information architect Erik Spiekermann, who reflects upon his awe-inspiring career spent making our lives and our cities more legible.

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25 Apr 2015
00:28:37

The Recap - News and analysis highlights: 

What should the EU do to prevent more migrant deaths? We also hear how Politico Europe is going to succeed in Brussels and what the backdrop is for South Africa’s violence against foreigners.

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