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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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5 May 2015
00:56:03

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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5 May 2015
00:30:00

Section D - Quality assured: 

Famed Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld speaks to Tom Morris on the importance of quality of life and we look back at some of our departing design editor’s favourite Section D moments. Plus we take a tour of Madrid’s iconic Edificio Princesa apartment complex.

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5 May 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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5 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Tuesday 5 May: 

We learn why a new surveillance law is causing concern in France, hear how Burundi is on the brink of major political unrest and get a picture of the changing Austrian retail landscape.

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5 May 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Tuesday 5 May: 

We look at why Qatar is buying French warplanes, learn why Ukraine’s prime minister is looking to rewrite history, and hear about the plans to rebrand the German Wings airline.

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5 May 2015
00:18:24

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Pete Paphides: 

Music critic and broadcaster Pete Paphides gives us his top three tracks from the albums to listen out for this week. His picks include Monocle 24 favourite Saint Etienne, whose lead singer has gone solo, and the latest coming of Talulah Gosh.

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4 May 2015
00:57:028

The Monocle Daily - Monday 4 May: 

We discuss Sino-European relations and protests in Israel, meet the director of the documentary ‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and the photographer behind ‘Every Bodega In Manhattan’, comedy writer Jon Macks discusses his new book ‘Monologue: What Makes America Laugh...Before Bed’ and John Everard reviews the Asian newspapers.

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4 May 2015
00:28:34

Culture with Rob Bound - How do you reboot a classic?: 

Great works and well-loved products are always being rewritten, redesigned, remixed or remade. But how do you do this successfully? How subtle or brash should you be about reworking something the public are so au fait with? We pose the question, ‘How do you reboot a classic?’ to a few experts including theatre critic Matt Wolf, ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ screenwriter David Nicholls, director Thomas Vinterberg and professor of illustration Lawrence Zeegen.

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4 May 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 4 May: 

With thousands more migrants crossing the Mediterranean at the weekend, is the European Union any closer to a political solution? Samira Shackle and Alessio Patalano discuss the continued diplomatic bickering with Andrew Mueller. Plus Australia considers selling citizenship to highest bidder - is this the sign of a “banana republic”? And we consider the strategic consequences of environmental degradation in the Arctic.

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4 May 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 4 May: 

As conflicting reports emerge of Saudi troops on the ground we bring the latest news from Yemen. Plus we learn about Thailand’s battle against human traffickers and hear why Berlin is deploying mime artists to help cut down on urban noise pollution.

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4 May 2015
00:58:52

The Globalist - Monday 4 May: 

We discover the latest on the 6,000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, learn what the the naval operation Dynamic Mongoose will achieve this year in the Nordic region and get the business stories from Germany.

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4 May 2015
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Ossian Ward: 

Ossian Ward from the Lisson Gallery gives us a preview of the 56th Venice Art Biennale, starting on Saturday May 9. Among the topics discussed is this year’s curator Okwui Enwezor and of course the highlights of the National Pavilions.

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