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The Monocle Arts Review

Daily cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. They’ll tell you the shows to see, books to read and music to hear each week in a tasty 15-minute chunk.

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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.

Catch up

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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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26 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 26 August: 

Italy declares a state of emergency following its devastating earthquake and Angela Merkel continues her European tour. Plus: what will be Barack Obama’s legacy? We hear from Brian Klaas, a fellow in comparative politics at LSE and Jan Halper-Hayes, worldwide vice-president and UK chairman of Republicans Overseas.

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26 Aug 2016
00:16:33

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: Karen Krizanovich: 

We review the weekend in film with critic Karen Krizanovich, who looks at Spanish family drama ‘Julieta’, music-industry spoof ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ and the final instalment of the Purge franchise.

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25 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 25 August: 

We assess whether Colombia might have managed to end 50 years of conflict with Farc rebels, hear about the first day of Brazil’s impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff and ask why some political PR stunts are doomed to fail.

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25 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Urbanist - Housing: 

This week we explore housing projects and how to make them work, from Sydney’s most notorious and somewhat unusual Sirius Building to Singapore’s social housing and the UK’s infamous council estates.

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25 Aug 2016
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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25 Aug 2016
00:04:51

Section D - On Design 5: What is Jengki design?: 

This week our Singapore bureau chief Nolan Giles talks us through a charming, playful and uniquely Indonesian style of architecture and design from the 1950s. Jengki betrays the politics of its day but remains a popular reference point for Indonesian design.

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25 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 25 August: 

We discuss Italy’s deadly earthquake, check out Colombia’s landmark peace deal with Farc rebels and talk French presidential politics. Plus: the least favoured words in the English language.

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25 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 25 August: 

We report live from Italy’s earthquake-recovery zone, discuss the role of blockchain technology in the banking sector and look at the future of bricks-and-mortar shopping malls. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and the day’s top business news.

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25 Aug 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Amanda Craig: 

In this week’s book review we have two wartime reads, Elizabeth Buchan novel ‘The New Mrs Clifton’ and Anne Sebba’s look at women in 1940s Paris, ‘Les Parisiennes’. We also leaf through CJ Skuse’s new teen thriller ‘The Deviants’.

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24 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Wednesday 24 August: 

We get the latest from Italy after an earthquake hit the centre of the country and ask why Theresa May wants to remove the Human Rights Act from UK law. Plus: we investigate what kind of sounds make an airport more appealing.

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24 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Entrepreneurs - Dark and stormy: 

Failure is an experience that no entrepreneur wants to encounter, yet one that pretty much every one will. This week we explore what happens when your luck runs out and the best ways to bounce back. Mark Jennings is the founder of Shaken Cocktails, a cocktail-subscription start-up. Shaken, however, no longer exists, having shipped their final box back in June. The company had a growing customer base, secured promising deals with spirits brands and went through a number of successful funding rounds. So what made the company go under? And what did Mark learn from the experience?

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24 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Wednesday 24 August: 

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon appoints a Brexit minister, US vice president Joe Biden arrives in Ankara and civilian gun-ownership is on the rise in the EU. Plus: ‘The New York Times’ plans to expand to Australia and Canada.

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24 Aug 2016
00:03:28

The Foreign Desk - Explainer 30: Athletes claiming asylum: 

For some sportsmen and women from poor countries, the chance to perform abroad isn’t simply about representing their nation. Sometimes it’s about an opportunity to escape.

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24 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Wednesday 24 August: 

We discuss Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey, analyse China’s Hollywood ambitions and ask why London wants a “Night Czar”. Plus: we quiz Midori House’s Australians on their vocabulary as the Australian National Dictionary gets revised for the first time since 1988.

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24 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Wednesday 24 August: 

We discuss security in Kenya, journalism in Hungary, business in the Balkans, tourism in Paris and politics in Ukraine. Plus: Barack Obama’s presidential legacy vis-à-vis gay rights and a review of the morning newspapers.

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