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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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22 Apr 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Broadway: Matt Wolf: 

As we approach the nominations for the 69th annual Tony Awards next week, Matt Wolf, critic for the ‘International New York Times’, joins Tom Edwards to discuss a few Broadway shows he expects to make the cut, including musicals 'An American in Paris' and 'On the Twentieth Century', and dark puppet comedy 'Hand to God'.

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21 Apr 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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21 Apr 2015
00:28:34

Section D - Salone special: numero uno: 

The first of our two-part selection from Milan's Salone del Mobile where we meet world-class designers Jasper Morrison, Rodolfo Dordoni and Vitra's Ronan Bouroullec.

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21 Apr 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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21 Apr 2015
00:29:45

The Briefing - Tuesday 21 April: 

We learn about the fate of the jailed former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, discover why Venezuela is in China's pocket and get the latest on the Mediterranean migration crisis.

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21 Apr 2015
00:58:52

The Globalist - Tuesday 21 April: 

We look at the launch of Politico in Europe, hear from the Asian-African Business Summit in Indonesia and Monocle’s transport editor questions the future of the jumbo jet.

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21 Apr 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Nick Luscombe: 

Broadcaster and music aficionado Nick Luscombe takes us on a harmonic trip of Japan where he’s sourcing some of the country’s best sounds. There is music from Tatsumi – a skateboarding monk making electronica from his monastery bedroom – Shinakosei, a tea-oil farmer brewing up some heady beats, and some haunting polyrhythms from Cuushe.

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20 Apr 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Monday 20 April: 

We discuss Greece’s Golden Dawn party, China-Pakistan trade relations, the foreign affairs of Argentina and Syrian intelligence links with France. Plus we meet Wendy Goodman of ‘New York Magazine’ and review the day’s Asian newspapers.

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20 Apr 2015
00:28:35

Culture with Rob Bound - Is acoustic on its way out?: 

To answer this week’s question on Culture, we discover the ‘yaybahar’ – a new acoustic instrument from Istanbul that sounds electronic – we speak to oboe makers Howarth of London, piano-making masters Steinway & Sons and a woman in San Francisco who makes instruments out of whatever she can get her hands on.

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20 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 20 April: 

After the weekend’s boat disaster in the Mediterranean, officials from 28 nations hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis. We discuss how the EU might handle the increasingly desperate situation. Plus France’s new anti-racism law and Queen Elizabeth II’s 89th birthday - with no sign of retirement imminent.

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20 Apr 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 20 April: 

We look at the Italian media’s reaction to last weekend’s migrant disaster in the Mediterranean, learn about the new US defence secretary’s interest in Silicon Valley and look back at Monocle’s Quality of Life conference in Lisbon.

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20 Apr 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 20 April: 

We hear who’s taken the top spot in Finnish politics with the weekend's election result, learn how the arrest of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato will affect wider Spanish politics and hear about freedom of speech from the president of PEN International, John Ralston Saul.

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