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Broadcasting from our headquarters at Midori House in London, Monocle 24 offers world news and business live at the top of every hour.

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 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 22 May: 

We check in with the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, speculate which way Ireland’s vote on same-sex marriages will go and ask whether the Arab League might create its own unified military force.

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22 May 2015
00:18:38

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Tim Robey: 

Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’, speaks to us from Cannes about three films up for the coveted Palme d'Or: Todd Haynes’ drama ‘Carol’, Hungarian Holocaust film ‘Son of Saul’ and FBI action thriller ‘Sicario’.

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21 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 21 May: 

After the Syrian city of Palmyra, a Unesco World Heritage site, falls to Isis, we ask why it’s been targeted. We also discuss press freedom in Brazil, get a taste of mezcal and speak to writer Katrine Marçal about her new book.

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21 May 2015
00:26:03

The Urbanist - Let’s hit the mall: 

From arcades to American-style malls, shopping centres are where you can find everything under one roof. But these – usually gigantic – buildings are not always welcome. This week we head to Beirut and discover an old souk turned mall and revisit the history of Europe’s first covered shopping centre. We also meet this week’s Urban Hero, who is trying to save Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens.

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21 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 21 May: 

We discuss how much weight the celebrity-endorsement factor carries in the race for political power in the US; Ivor Gaber and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera share their insights. Also, as record numbers of migrants reach Britain’s shores, are domestic politics preventing Europe from tackling the core of the issue?

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21 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 21 May: 

We ask why Isis plunders and destroys archaeological sites, hear about Russia’s place at the Riga summit and preview tonight’s second Eurovision semifinal in Vienna.

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21 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 21 May: 

We ask why nations such as the UK, France and Spain are opting out of EU plans for migration reform, ponder what Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Essebsi and Barack Obama might discuss later today and check in with the Ebace business-aviation fair in Geneva.

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21 May 2015
00:18:35

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Mark Mason: 

Writer Mark Mason talks us through other people’s literary journeys. We also discuss Steve Boggan’s quest for precious metal and poet Simon Armitage’s trip through the southwest of England. And as F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ turns 90, we assess its relevance today.

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20 May 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Wednesday 20 May: 

With news that US police will be discouraged from using militarised equipment, we weigh up whether humvees and tanks were ever a good idea for community law enforcement. We also take a look at the strike against tax increases in Spain and talk to author Kate Andersen Brower about her new book on the inner workings of the White House.

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20 May 2015
00:28:36

The Entrepreneurs - Edition 188: 

Designer and entrepreneur Jon Kolko shares his new book ‘Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love’. Elsewhere in the show our man in Madrid heads to the annual Zinc Shower event to survey the Spanish start-up scene and the Winkreative team discusses the branding of Apple’s advertising campaigns.

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20 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Wednesday 20 May: 

As Hillary Clinton calls for the speedy release of her emails from her time as secretary of state, we discuss technology, transparency and democracy. We also ask whether all leaders should serve for only two terms, after West African heads of state shelve a plan to limit regional presidents’ power. Plus: we read up on what makes for a world literary star.

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20 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Wednesday 20 May: 

We take look at Thailand’s growing migration crisis, learn why Ban Ki-moon isn’t in North Korea today and hear how Cuban rum is set to give the US market a shot in the arm.

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