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The Weekend Edition

The Weekend Edition is a refined mix of music, news and guests to see you through your weekend.

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 podcasts

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2 Aug 2015
0:54:18

The Monocle Weekly - Setting scenes: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Tellart’s Matt Cottam about how to integrate technology into places of learning such as London’s Science Museum. We also meet Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda to chat about her serene images of dramatic locations. Plus: designer Jeff Staple educates the team about what it means, and costs, to be a true sneakerhead.

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2 Aug 2015
00:30:00

The Big Interview - Thomas Heatherwick: 

Another chance to hear a highlight from Season One. Boundary-breaking British designer Thomas Heatherwick speaks to Monocle’s Andrew Tuck about building a business, revamping the great London bus and the inspiration to place people – and plants – at the heart of the River Thames.

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1 Aug 2015
00:28:28

The Recap - News and analysis highlights: 

Highlights from the week’s news and discussion programmes on Monocle 24, featuring reflections on President Obama’s speech to the African Union, thoughts on Ukraine’s prospects for EU membership and discussions of Turkey’s turnaround in the fight against Isis.

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1 Aug 2015
00:27:42

The Foreign Desk - Politics on stage: 

Steve Bloomfield hosts the first in a series of programmes looking at politics and the arts. Today we turn to politics and theatre. What is the relationship between the two? What exactly is ‘political theatre’? And how can change come through placing politics on the stage? With playwright Anders Lustgarten, Belarus Free Theatre’s Natalia Kaliada and theatre critic Matt Wolf.

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1 Aug 2015
00:28:33

The Stack - Shelf life : 

Tyler Brûlé speaks to the editor of ‘Elephant’ magazine and retail expert, Marc Valli, and discusses the best way to display and sell magazines. Plus we find out what Parisians might be picking up to read during their summer breaks.

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1 Aug 2015
00:56:47

The Curator - Highlights from Monocle 24: 

We spin the globe in search of the very best from last week’s M24 output. We tour Rio’s Olympic village as it nears completion, go to the Selvedge makers’ fair in Berlin and meet some brave vegetable-loving women in meat-eating Uruguay.

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1 Aug 2015
00:15:02

The Sessions at Midori House - Old 97’s: 

We listen to some live music from Texan band Old 97’s. Plus: they talk to Andrew Mueller about their career to date and the enduring themes in their songs.

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31 Jul 2015
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Friday 31 July: 

We explore ways to realistically tackle Europe’s mounting migration challenge, enjoy Ben Rylan’s weekly look at obscure cinema and flick through the latest stories from the Asian newspapers.

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31 Jul 2015
00:28:33

The Menu - The green alternatives : 

We visit Uruguay to ask the country’s beef-loving population whether they would consider having some vegetables on their menus. We also hear about Rio’s craft-beer bike-delivery service and sample a new spirit called Lanique.

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31 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 31 July: 

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Quentin Peel to discuss the day’s top stories. Up for discussion are the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and Russia’s manoeuvres in the Baltics’ airspace.

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31 Jul 2015
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 31 July: 

We discuss the diplomatic intrigue surrounding Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s UK visa, our man in Istanbul talks through the week’s top Turkish stories, Imke Henkel explains a journalistic treason case in Germany and Ben Page details the week in statistics.

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31 Jul 2015
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 31 July: 

We discuss politics in Ukraine, urbanism in Sydney, business in Italy, retail in Japan and the future of kimchi. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through Alaska.

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