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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 podcasts

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4 Aug 2015
00:10:37

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Nick Luscombe: 

Nick Luscombe runs through a triple bill of tracks worth sticking on your playlist this week. The first is from American bassist Thundercat who’s emerged from the backing bands of Sun Ra and Flying Lotus, among others. We hear the first track in four years from British R’n’B musician Jamie Woon and there's some country-soul from Jeb Loy Nichols.

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3 Aug 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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3 Aug 2015
00:28:34

Culture with Rob Bound - What does an editor do?: 

We gain an insight in to the role of the editor – whether creating a novel, a magazine or a movie – through the eyes of Faber and Faber’s senior editor Walter Donohue, film editor Pete Beaudreau and Monocle’s very own editor Andrew Tuck.

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3 Aug 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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3 Aug 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 3 August: 

As the US secretary of state resumes security talks in Egypt, we look at the challenging relationship between the nations. We also discuss the $5,000 helicopter ride that has finally cost Australia’s house speaker her job after weeks of mounting pressure. Plus: with Canada heading to the polls, we take a look at the sluggish economy that could make forming another majority government a tough feat for the country’s prime minister.

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3 Aug 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 3 August: 

As France bows to international pressure and cancels an order of warships bound for Russia, we ask what will happen to the ships – aside from the €1.2bn compensation bill. We also look at the taste for US brands in South Africa as Krispy Kreme joins the list of US labels eager to break into the market. Plus: we get the latest from our bureaux in Hong Kong and Tokyo and revisit our interview with photographer David Goldblatt.

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3 Aug 2015
00:17:34

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Francesca Gavin: 

For some arty summer fun, critic and curator Francesca Gavin reviews ‘Alien Sex Club’ at Ambika P3 in London, Hanna Liden’s totem-pole-like bagel sculptures in New York and Maurizio Cattelan’s Italian postcard creations ‘Greetings from Rimini’.

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2 Aug 2015
00:28:55

Asia Pac Unwrapped - Grand plans: 

Superb wine, delicious food and a restaurant design sure to impress. We’re in Melbourne, where culinary magic is a serious business. We also head to Japan, where developers and government officials are trading barbs over preparations for the 2020 Olympics. Plus: we check-in at a new luxury high-rise in Hong Kong and get the best of Singapore in 24 hours.

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2 Aug 2015
00:17:36

The Bulletin with UBS - Iran’s next revolution: 

What could the nuclear deal mean for Iran, the region and the world? We explore the economic implications of a potentially extraordinary geopolitical shift with UBS experts, analysts and investors from around the globe.

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2 Aug 2015
00:54:18

The Monocle Weekly - Setting scenes: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Tellart’s Matt Cottam about how to integrate technology into places of learning such as London’s Science Museum. We also meet Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda to chat about her serene images of dramatic locations. Plus: designer Jeff Staple educates the team about what it means, and costs, to be a true sneakerhead.

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1 Aug 2015
00:28:28

The Recap - News and analysis highlights: 

Highlights from the week’s news and discussion programmes on Monocle 24, featuring reflections on President Obama’s speech to the African Union, thoughts on Ukraine’s prospects for EU membership and discussions of Turkey’s turnaround in the fight against Isis.

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1 Aug 2015
00:27:42

The Foreign Desk - Politics on stage: 

Steve Bloomfield hosts the first in a series of programmes looking at politics and the arts. Today we turn to politics and theatre. What is the relationship between the two? What exactly is ‘political theatre’? And how can change come through placing politics on the stage? With playwright Anders Lustgarten, Belarus Free Theatre’s Natalia Kaliada and theatre critic Matt Wolf.

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