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The Continental Shift is where our editors bring you three hours of curated music from Europe and beyond, with nu-disco from Oslo, jazzy soul from Stockholm and cutting-edge sounds from London.

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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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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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24 Aug 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Theatre: Off Broadway and Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 

We head Off Broadway to discover theatre critic Matt Wolf’s top New York productions and check out Dominic Maxwell’s favourite comedy shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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23 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Tuesday 23 August: 

We assess why Turkey is bombing both Isis and Kurdish targets near its border, discuss why the burkini is such a divisive item of clothing and ask whether Germany is right to tell its citizens to stock up on supplies in case of a major disaster.

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23 Aug 2016
00:28:31

Section D - Carry on London: 

This week we turn our attention to London. Storm clouds of uncertainty may be overhead in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave Europe but a few design-minded developments are showing the British capital in a sunnier light.

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23 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Tuesday 23 August: 

The leaders of the EU’s three biggest economies announce a “new beginning” for the union, while the Czech prime minister’s calls for a European army. Plus: we assess Donald Trump’s post-election ambitions and remember Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans, who has died at the age of 94.

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23 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Tuesday 23 August: 

We discuss the Iran-Russia relationship after Tehran ends Moscow’s access to its airbases and profile Nicolas Sarkozy as the former French president prepares for another tilt at his nation’s top office. We also explore what the defence pact between Finland and the US might look like. Plus: after disgraced US swimmer Ryan Lochte loses lucrative deals with Speedo, Ralph Lauren and others we ponder the perils of big sporting sponsorships.

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23 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Tuesday 23 August: 

As an opinion poll reveals mixed feelings about Angela Merkel’s open-door policy, we assess Germany’s attitude towards the refugee crisis. Meanwhile, as Australia asks why its laws allow foreigners to make contributions to local politicians, we look at the phenomenon globally. Plus: business news from Norway and a review of the morning newspapers.

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23 Aug 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Music: Laura Snapes: 

Music critic Laura Snapes swings by Midori House fresh from this year’s Green Man festival to give us her highlights. Plus: we discuss two new albums by Scott Hirsch and Exploded View.

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22 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Monday 22 August: 

We ask whether the destruction of ancient monuments should be considered a war crime and ask how a failed coup 25 years ago helped bring about the end of the Soviet Union. Plus: North Korea’s top brass launch their equivalent of Netflix.

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22 Aug 2016
00:29:54

Culture with Robert Bound - How do you run a music festival?: 

This weekend the Culture team took their tents and waterproofs and set up camp in the Welsh valleys for this year’s Green Man. Robert Bound meets the team behind one of the best independent UK festivals to find out what exactly goes into running the show.

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22 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Monday 22 August: 

We discuss the European project in the wake of a meeting between Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi and François Hollande. Meanwhile, we look to Turkey as the country is devastated by yet another suicide attack. Plus: how Brexit has prompted a rush to foreign embassies and Shinzo Abe’s super cameo at the Rio Olympics Games closing ceremony.

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22 Aug 2016
00:03:57

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 20: the tabaccheria sign: 

What is the secret to effective, eye-catching shop signage? In the case of the Italian tabaccheria – known for its white “T” against a dark background – consistency is key.

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22 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Monday 22 August: 

As more than 50 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Turkey, we ask how the already crisis-hit country will respond. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of US troops are participating in military exercises with South Korea but the North is not impressed. Plus: as the Rio Olympic Games wraps up, we look back at the highs and lows.

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22 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 22 August: 

As Nicolas Sarkozy tries to muscle into the Élysée Palace, we assess his chances of becoming the French conservative candidate in next year’s presidential election. We also look back on Barack Obama’s presidency and assess this year’s Paralympic Games with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Plus: business in Milan, defence in Japan and architecture in Australia.

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22 Aug 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Kim Bradley: 

Monocle’s Vienna correspondent Kim Bradley guides us through the city’s best exhibitions.

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