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Midori House: 

The agenda from Monocle's editors and correspondents.

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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.

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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 Voyager: 

Your guide to the world's most dynamic emerging cities

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The Rundown: 

From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide.

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30 Sep 2016

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka #17: Kurt Zdesar: 

This week we hear the story of restaurateur Kurt Zdesar. Australian-born Kurt kicked off his culinary career with stints at McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken but was soon overseeing Nobu’s first European location in London, which received a Michelin star within 10 months. He’s brought all-day dim sum to London with his popular Ping Pong brand, launched Black Roe in Mayfair, his restaurant Chotto Matte is going international and he’s just opened a new Italian joint Fucina. Kurt shares his inspiration.

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30 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 30 September: 

From presidential endorsements of US newspapers to the future of in-flight meals, we discuss the day’s top news stories with Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Steve Bloomfield, Christopher Lord and Henry Rees-Sheridan.

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30 Sep 2016
00:25:23

The Global Election - Europe’s hopes and fears – mainly fears – for the US election: 

Europe doesn’t always like to admit this but it needs the US. The US economy has an outsized effect on Europe’s, while Europe often needs the diplomatic and (sometimes) military heft of the US. All of which means that those of us in Europe are keenly watching what happens in the US this November. Trump’s few foreign-policy pronouncements have filled many Europeans with fear. Are they right to be afraid? Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis; Quentin Peel, former foreign editor of the ‘Financial Times’; and Europe correspondent for the ‘The Irish Times’, Suzanne Lynch.

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30 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 30 September: 

We outline the damage that the Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte is doing to his country’s brand and discuss why this weekend’s municipal elections in Brazil matter. Plus: the latest news from the Paris Fashion Week.

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30 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 30 September: 

We discuss the global implications of Opec’s decision to limit oil output and why the French campaign to woo international businesses from London post-Brexit may not work out. Plus the day’s top business headlines.

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30 Sep 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: David Jenkins: 

David Jenkins, the editor of ‘Little White Lies’, talks us through the week’s film releases, including fantastical castaway adventure ‘Swiss Army Man’, oil-rig drama ‘Deepwater Horizon’ and Iranian horror movie ‘Under the Shadow’.

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29 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 29 September: 

We discuss US and Spanish politics, Swedish conscription and Austrian elections. Plus: a chat with the editors at ‘Nikkei Asian Review’.

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29 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Urbanist - Abandoned buildings: 

Some buildings are completely derelict and inspire their fair share of urban myths while plans to repurpose long-abandoned structures mean that they’re often left in limbo. Plus: we chat to Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities.

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29 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 29 September: 

We look to Turkey as President Erdogan extends the country’s state of emergency and, as Marine Le Pen alters her moniker, we ask what’s in a name. Plus: Saudi lawsuits.

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29 Sep 2016
00:05:56

Section D - On Design 10: What did the German architect say to the Turkish one? : 

This week our Istanbul bureau chief delves into the long-standing (if at times strained) relationship between Germany and Turkey. We see how some Turkish homes still bear the mark of visiting German guest workers and learn what this says about the two countries today.

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29 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 29 September: 

We ask why US president Barack Obama is trying to persuade the relatives of September 11 victims not to sue Saudi Arabia. Plus: why Australia’s massive power shortage has reignited the country’s political debate on fossil fuels and we hear from Merlin Holland – grandson of Oscar Wilde – about a new exhibition on the literary icon.

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29 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 29 September: 

As Aleppo is hit by continuous attacks, we ask whether John Kerry has any diplomatic options left when negotiating with Russia and the Assad regime. Plus: French politician Nicolas Sarkozy looks to appeal to the UK with future policies and we remember the life of Shimon Peres with author and journalist Jonathan Levi.

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29 Sep 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Sarah Shaffi: 

Sarah Shaffi, online editor for ‘The Bookseller’, discusses some of her favourite upcoming titles, including ‘Another Day in the Death of America’ by Gary Younge, ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead and ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood.

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28 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Wednesday 28 September: 

We discuss the US’s involvement in Iraq, analyse a new report on the fate of flight MH17 and predict the future of the world’s beer market. Plus: we present ‘The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining’ and investigate how city streets can make us happy.

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28 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Entrepreneurs - Craftwork: 

Hirofumi Kurino from United Arrows and Simone Cipriani from the Ethical Fashion Initiative discuss the creative partnership that led them to hitch a ride to Ethiopia. Then the CEO of Oliver Peoples explains why the US eyewear brand is making moves in Europe. And Palida Boonyarungsrit reveals how she’s leveraging her family’s multigenerational history of craft in Thailand to create her very own business.

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