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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 episodes

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1 Jun 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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1 Jun 2015
00:30:00

Culture with Rob Bound - How close are fact and fiction?: 

We look at the blurred lines between fact and fiction with novelist and former travel writer Lawrence Osborne, comedian Mark Watson and journalist and author Adam LeBor.

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1 Jun 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 1 June: 

After the US Senate lets the NSA spy programme lapse for now, Tom Edwards and guests discuss the state of surveillance in the US. Plus, amid unrest in Burundi due to its president’s bid to stand for a third term, they discuss postponing elections in the small state. As the scandal around Fifa persists, we ask: what can fans and states do to reform world football?

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1 Jun 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 1 June: 

We wonder what might rescue Malaysia Airlines, deemed ‘technically bankrupt’ by its CEO, discuss the concerns surrounding the health of king Bhumibol of Thailand and ask what’s next for the Solar Impulse 2 plane project.

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1 Jun 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 1 June: 

We look at the prominent names on the blacklist Russia has produced and hear what the results at Italy’s local elections tell of PM Matteo Renzi's support. We also browse through the day’s European papers.

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1 Jun 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Ossian Ward: 

Ossian Ward, head of content at the Lisson Gallery, walks Robert Bound through a trio of art exhibitions. They head to the roof of a car park to see sculptures by Richard Wentworth, wander around Portland in southwest England aided by a new work by Katrina Palmer and explore Shirazeh Houshiary’s new show ‘Smell of First Snow’.

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31 May 2015
00:28:34

Asia Pac Unwrapped - Brave new world: 

Watch out Silicon Valley, a new hotspot for entrepreneurial tech start-ups is on the horizon. We’re also popping the cork on the emerging market for wine collectors across Asia. We hear about a Japanese city that’s turning its sewage into sought-after fuel. And fresh off a flight from Sydney, Tyler Brûlé discusses the city's harbour redevelopment.

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31 May 2015
00:16:25

The Bulletin with UBS - The Billionaire Report: 

We delve into the UBS/PwC 2015 Billionaire Report to explore the creation, preservation and philanthropic impact of extreme wealth.

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31 May 2015
00:54:40

The Monocle Weekly - Brutalist beauty: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound scale prefab tower blocks in East Germany and discuss communist architecture with Owen Hatherley. Plus we hear from Mexican authors Laia Jufresa and Daniel Saldaña Paris as well as from bestselling author David Brooks about his new book ‘The Road to Character’.

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31 May 2015
00:30:00

The Big Interview - David Goldblatt: 

Monocle’s executive editor Steve Bloomfield meets the leading South African photographer David Goldblatt. Tune in to hear him discuss the pure pleasure of image-making, his attachment to the country that shaped him and his memories recalled from decades spent behind the lens.

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30 May 2015
00:28:54

The Recap - News and analysis highlights: 

The best interviews and reports from the past week of coverage, from the migrant crisis and Madrid’s mayoral election to Miss World Canada and the history of hair removal.

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30 May 2015
00:57:05

The Foreign Desk - Crisis in the Mediterranean : 

Since the beginning of the year, 1,700 people have perished at sea and the International Organization for Migration believes that number might reach 30,000 by the end of 2015. In partnership with The Frontline Club, we bring together a panel of experts to discuss the unfolding crisis.

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