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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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28 Jul 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Baylen Leonard: 

Country music expert Baylen Leonard discusses a new covers album by family duo Watkins Family Hour, Americana artist Eilen Jewell’s latest release ‘Sundown Over Ghost Town’ and a new track from Grammy-nominated country singer Will Hoge.

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27 Jul 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 Jul 2015
00:28:38

Culture with Rob Bound - How do you make a myth?: 

Myths are like history only they’re not real. But they’re reasonable, kind of. To answer the question “How do you make a myth?” we talk to classicist Natalie Haynes about their enduring appeal. We also ask art historian Christopher Dell where paintings would be without myth and discuss how a person becomes a myth with Peter York. Plus: Dr David Clarke, writer for the ‘Fortean Times’, tells us about the supernatural side of urban legends.

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27 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 27 July: 

Tim Marshall and Daniella Peled discuss the day's top stories: from President Barack Obama's trip to Ethiopia to the escalating violence in Turkey. Plus: we examine the remarks from the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, about the anti-Moroccan stand in his country.

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27 Jul 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 27 July: 

We discuss the latest news from Turkey, analyse Russia’s strategy in the Kuril Islands and review the newly unveiled Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo.

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27 Jul 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 27 July: 

We examine the successes and failures of Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s tenure in office, look at the top news stories from our bureaus in Singapore and Hong Kong, discuss the business news from Prague, analyse Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia and go on a Canadian train journey.

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27 Jul 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Peter York: 

Cultural commentator and writer Peter York talks Robert Bound through an exhibition about British punk band The Jam at Somerset House and a retrospective of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures at Tate Modern. Plus: as cartoonist Osbert Lancaster’s name is immortalised on a blue plaque at his childhood home, we remember the artist and his work.

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26 Jul 2015
00:29:12

Asia Pac Unwrapped - Tapping into potential: 

Can Japanese carmaker Suzuki tap into the higher end of the market in India? Plus, despite claims of an accommodation shortage, we look at why Melbourne is set to lose one of its most historic hotels. We also learn how foreign investment is spawning tiny bars in Phnom Penh. And what to do if you have just 24 hours in Bangkok.

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26 Jul 2015
00:17:47

The Bulletin with UBS - Sustainable investing: 

To integrate or to exclude: approaches to sustainable investing are in the spotlight. UBS analysts and experts from around the world share their insights into an area of increasing interest for institutional and individual investors alike.

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26 Jul 2015
00:50:20

The Monocle Weekly - City stories: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet writer Brian Case to discuss meeting Al Pacino, Michael Caine, jazz greats and more. They also learn how to depict the city of London with photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg and hear why Danish band Efterklang are putting on an opera in one of Copenhagen’s Cold War bunkers.

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26 Jul 2015
00:29:09

The Big Interview - Ian Schrager: 

Hotelier and entrepreneur Ian Schrager meets Monocle’s culture editor Robert Bound in New York City to reflect on the early days of Studio 54, the changing world of hospitality and the subtle alchemy of crafting the very best hotel experiences.

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25 Jul 2015
00:30:00

The Recap - News and analysis highlights: 

The pick of this week’s news and discussion programmes on Monocle 24, featuring reflections on the Iran nuclear deal, insight into Yemen’s evolving conflict and coverage of the UK prime minister’s bid to tackle extremism. Plus: a monologue from Monocle’s culture editor.

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