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Our guide to the world of food, drink and entertaining, The Menu serves up interviews with the world’s most creative chefs, introduces the makers behind the scenes and the ingredients that will soon be landing on your restaurant table.

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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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29 May 2015
00:57:30

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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29 May 2015
00:28:55

The Menu - Chinese secrets: 

Chef, broadcaster and cookery-school founder Jeremy Pang says Chinese people can be secretive about the tricks that give their food flavour. Pang has set himself a mission to unveil these secrets, first by launching a cookery school in London and now by publishing a book on the topic. Tune in to The Menu to hear more, on Friday at 19.00 UK time.

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29 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 29 May: 

Andrew Mueller and guests discuss David Cameron’s charm offensive on Europe after he holds talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel. They also reflect on the scandal at Fifa and take a look at the candidates hoping to become the next US president.

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29 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 29 May: 

As crowds gather in Abuja for the inauguration ceremony of Muhammadu Buhari, we assess if the new Nigerian president will be able to unite the divided nation. Plus, we examine security summit Shangri-La Dialogue and look at the polls ahead of the Danish elections.

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29 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 29 May: 

We delve into the recent words of Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani who says that Syria’s powerful anti-government group won’t attack the West unless provoked. Plus, Serbia backs a proposed gas pipeline that will lessen Europe’s dependence on Russia and we get the latest business stories from Shanghai.

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29 May 2015
00:15:15

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Cassam Looch: 

We get Hollywood-heavy in this week’s Monocle Arts Review as Cassam Looch runs us through action-packed blockbuster ‘San Andreas’, Simon Pegg and Lake Bell’s blind date gone wrong in rom-com ‘Man Up’ and Al Pacino as an ageing musician trying to reconnect with his family in ‘Danny Collins’.

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28 May 2015
00:58:57

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 28 May: 

We discuss how Fifa’s Sepp Blatter has turned world football into a personality cult, why Nebraska decided to abolish the death penalty and why the US military accidentally sent anthrax to its comrades; plus a round-up of the day’s Asian papers.

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28 May 2015
00:30:00

The Urbanist - On the move: 

We take the lead from Monocle’s pages as we look at how transport is changing our cities. Tune in as we hitch a ride in a water taxi in Toronto, go to Bolivia’s capital by ‘teleférico’, explore Vienna’s aviation links and meet Beirut’s train guardians.

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28 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 28 May: 

As David Cameron sets off on a charm offensive to argue for EU reform, Andrew Mueller and guests discuss his chances of success. They also reflect on the scandal plaguing Fifa as its president defies calls to step down. We also look at Tony Blair’s legacy as envoy to the Quartet group of Middle East nations.

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28 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 28 May: 

As David Cameron prepares to meet his European counterparts to lobby for EU reform, we assess his prospects for success. Then we’re live in Paris as the country hosts a conference to debate the future of its military; and can hi-tech toilets boost Japan’s economy?

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28 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 28 May: 

As the European Commission’s migrant quota proposal faces heavy opposition, we discuss the possibility of the proposal becoming a reality. Plus, could renaming Nicolas Sarkozy’s party help him become president of France again and we see how rural Japanese towns are dealing with an ageing population.

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28 May 2015
00:15:45

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Parul Sehgal: 

Parul Sehgal, editor of ‘The New York Times Book Review’ talks Tom Edwards through poet Maggie Nelson’s memoir, Oliver Sacks’ latest autobiography as well as a new biography of Anders Breivik, who was behind the 2011 Norwegian massacre.

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