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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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News and comment from Europe, the Middle East and beyond.

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Midori House: 

The agenda from Monocle's editors and correspondents.

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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 Curator: 

The best of the week on Monocle 24, compiled into one show.

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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.

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3 Jul 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 3 July: 

We discuss the future of Greece, the death of a Tunisian jihadist and media freedom in Turkey. Plus Ben Page of Ipsos MORI talks us through the week’s most intriguing statistics.

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3 Jul 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 3 July: 

We explore corporate transitions in the wake of Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s departure, James Schneider discusses gay rights in Africa, our man in Budapest looks at Hungary’s plans to win back emigrants, we get the latest developments from Chris Konstas in Athens and Chatham House’s Jacob Parakilas reviews the day’s newspapers.

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3 Jul 2015
00:16:32

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Tim Robey: 

Monocle’s Gillian Dobias and Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’, discuss the sequels that have hit the screens this week: ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and Terminator Genisys’. Plus we talk about Asif Kapadia’s much-anticipated and highly moving documentary that tells the story of the late singer Amy Winehouse.

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2 Jul 2015
00:55:43

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 2 July: 

Days after Colombia’s Farc rebels bombed an oil pipeline and said they’ll step up attacks on the security forces, we ask what hope remains for the peace process. Plus, we’ll hear about a state-owned media sell-off in Serbia and we meet the man behind the book ‘The League Of Regrettable Superheroes’. We also leaf through the Asian papers.

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2 Jul 2015
00:27:36

The Urbanist - City corners: 

Hear about the corners in our cities. Find out about what makes the perfect corner shop, the superb grid design of Eixample in Barcelona, London’s very own Speakers’ Corner and the most iconic corner building of all, The Flatiron Building in New York.

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2 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 2 July: 

We debate whether the UK should bomb Isis in Syria, ask what the UN’s new heightened level of humanitarian emergency in Yemen means for that country and try to decipher the Greek referendum ballot paper.

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2 Jul 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 2 July: 

We check in with our correspondent in Athens and our editor-in-chief in northern Italy, explore American diplomacy in Latin America, look at the legacy of Nike co-founder Phil Knight and discuss a US investigation into domestic airlines.

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2 Jul 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 2 July: 

We discuss the latest developments in Greece, explore China's new security laws, get today’s business news from Shanghai, look at the future of Donna Karan and review the morning newspapers.

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2 Jul 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Fleur Macdonald: 

Fleur Macdonald, editor of The Omnivore literary website reviews two novels: Louis de Bernières’ latest, ‘The Dust that Falls From Dreams’ and Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s debut ‘The Meursault Investigation’, which picks up the story of an Arab murder victim in Albert Camus’ 1942 classic ‘The Outsider’. Plus we get grammar tips from the New Yorker’s copy editor Mary Norris in her new book ‘Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen’

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1 Jul 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Wednesday 1 July: 

After Greece fails to pay money owed to the IMF, we ask what happens to states that defy the Fund. We also turn to Puerto Rico, which has kept default at bay by making payments due today, but remains far from free of debt. Plus, we hear about Flip, the international literary festival underway in Brazil.

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1 Jul 2015
00:30:00

The Entrepreneurs - Episode 194: 

A special episode on the future of hospitality featuring Greg Marsh of Onefinestay, Miguel McKelvey of WeWork and Robert Warman of Langham Hospitality Group.

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1 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Wednesday 1 July: 

We analyse the announcement by Barack Obama that the US will reopen its embassy in Cuba, get the latest on the Greek debt debacle and learn why China wants more influence in the world’s banking system.

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