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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.

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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 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Tuesday 30 August: 

The trial of suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff enters its second day. Plus: Kenyan police thwart a suspected Isis cell, Tunisia’s new government cuts staff from its state airline and Greece’s government upsets the media as it announces a controversial policy to crackdown on corruption.

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30 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Tuesday 30 August: 

Washington delivers a sharp rebuke of Turkey’s efforts against the Isis just days after Joe Biden’s visit. Meanwhile, as the health of Uzbekistan’s long-time ruler fades, we look at the future without him. Plus: the rise of cyber warfare, the business news from Milan and how one Japanese ski community is defying gloomy predictions.

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30 Aug 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Nick Luscombe : 

Nick Luscombe reviews a few of his favourite of this month’s global music releases.

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29 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Monday 29 August: 

We assess the US’s relationship with Kurdish forces after the former criticises Turkey’s aggression against them. Plus: the catchphrase came back to haunt Angela Merkel and the latest from the trial of Dilma Rousseff.

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29 Aug 2016
00:28:58

Culture with Robert Bound - How do you design a front cover?: 

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by Monocle’s creative director Richard Spencer Powell and Adrian Shaughnessy, co-founder of independent publishing house Unit Editions, to discuss the art of making an eye-catching front cover.

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29 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 29 August: 

We ask whether French mayors who are refusing to lift restrictions on burkinis are right to do so and discuss Uzbekistan’s leader, who has ruled the country with an iron first for the past 25 years. Plus: is refusing to stand for your national anthem an effective protest?

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29 Aug 2016
00:03:55

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 21: the Cascade: 

In the Armenian capital of Yerevan there is one structure that draws attention like no other: the Cascade. We check out the brainchild of a group of pioneering modernist architects in the 1960s.

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29 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 29 August: 

We head to Madrid to ask whether a resolution to Spain’s political deadlock is imminent and cross to Canberra to check out Australia’s new crop of senators, who are back at school learning the intricacies of the nation’s political system. Plus: the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and why some bad 3D has left Chinese film-goers feeling sick.

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29 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 29 August: 

As Italy mourns more than 290 victims of last week’s earthquake, we cross to Perugia to assess the local media coverage and the prime minister’s handling of the disaster. Plus: a ceasefire in Syria draws closer, the imminent impeachment of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and the day’s newspapers with Baria Alamuddin.

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29 Aug 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Charlotte Burns: 

Georgina Godwin is joined by Charlotte Burns of ‘The Art Newspaper’ for a rundown of the latest New York exhibitions, with shows at MoMA, the Met Breuer and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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28 Aug 2016
00:15:00

The Bulletin with UBS - Abenomics rebooted: 

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has been busy revamping his economic revival plan after receiving a fresh electoral mandate. We gauge the impact of “Abenomics” and ask whether the government’s latest moves can deliver long-term success.

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28 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Weekly - Paul MacAlindin, Michael Bird and Travis Elborough: 

Orchestra conductor Paul MacAlindin describes how he helped musicians form the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and we get a creative lesson in art history from Michael Bird, author of ‘Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories’. Plus: we celebrate open spaces with Travis Elborough, whose book “A Walk in the Park” is just that.

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27 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Meet the Writers - Jane Rogers: 

Georgina Godwin talks to award-winning author Jane Rogers, whose brain haemorrhage and subsequent coma helped her finish her superb novel ‘Conrad and Eleanor’, which she had abandoned 10 years earlier. She tells us about the experience, as well as her work in radio, television and teaching.

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27 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Foreign Desk - Spotlight on Angola: 

When José Eduardo Dos Santos first came to power in Angola, Jimmy Carter was president of the US and Leonid Brezhnev was leader of the Soviet Union. Some 37 years later Dos Santos’s grip on power remains as strong as ever. Next year he will once again lead his party, the MPLA, into elections that he will surely win. But as the oil-dependent economy crumbles and the crackdown intensifies, will ordinary Angolans find a way to fight back?

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27 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Stack - The role of the bureau: 

As the news market evolves some publishers are seeing greener pastures beyond the geography of their traditional readership. Tyler Brûlé discusses the role of the bureau with ‘The New York Times’ London chief Steven Erlanger. Plus: editor Matthias Brügelmann previews a new newspaper from ‘Bild’ that is dedicated entirely to football.

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