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Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.

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Affairs

The Briefing, 864

Tuesday 3 March

Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend managed to flee Russia this morning for her mother’s home in Ukraine but will intimidation from the Kremlin follow her? We also find out how the rise of the right is affecting Italy’s political…

Global

Affairs

The Globalist, 872

Tuesday 3 March

As Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress approaches, we discuss American president Barack Obama’s labelling of the visit as a “distraction”. Plus, after the death of Boris Nemtsov, who now represents Russia’s…

Global

Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 2

Tuesday 3 March

Will Hodgkinson – rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’ – swings by Midori House to chat to Robert Bound about the latest releases from artists such as queen of pop Madonna, Canadian electro-duo Purity Ring and Arthur, a…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 861

Monday 2 March

Is Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov more dangerous to Vladimir Putin dead than alive? Commentators Robert Fox and John Everard discuss this and the day’s other main news stories.

Global

Culture

Culture with Rob Bound, 177

Monday 2 March

We look into the use – and misuse – of that much-thrown around word “curator”; can a shop window be curated like a fine-art gallery can be? We speak to art experts, writers and delve in to the murky world of PR to try and…

Global

Affairs

Midori House, 849

Monday 2 March

Is Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov more dangerous to Vladimir Putin dead than alive? Commentators Robert Fox and John Everard discuss this and the day’s other main news stories.

Global

Affairs

The Briefing, 863

Monday 2 March

We look at an awkward potential confrontation between US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, hear how energy talks with Ukraine might be affected by the crisis, and ask is Australia…

Global

Affairs

The Globalist, 871

Monday 2 March

With the death of Boris Nemtsov attracting tens of thousands of marchers in Moscow we discuss the aftermath of his assassination, we also hear about Uruguay’s new president, and analyse the state of human rights in Austr…

Global

Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 1

Monday 2 March

Gallerist and critic Ossian Ward walks Robert Bound through art highlights in New York and London including a lesson in cultural history at the Hayward Gallery, a look at this year's Armory Show and Wael Shawky's puppet…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Weekly, 295

Sunday 1 March

Dominick Tyler walks us through the lush photographic lexicon of the British landscape and writer Mark Gevisser discusses his memoir ‘Lost and Found in Johannesburg’. Plus, we hear about a new exhibition exploring the…

Global

Affairs

The Foreign Desk, 60

Saturday 28 February

Greece’s creditors may not like it but debt write-offs have succeeded in the past. Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield hears from a campaigner, an economist and a historian to learn why old battles point the way forward to a Greek…

Global

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