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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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26 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Monday 26 September: 

We look to Russia as the country faces accusations of war crimes in Syria. Meanwhile, Sweden decides to return permanent troops to the island of Gotland. Plus: Bosnia’s less successful train project.

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26 Sep 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Art: Jane Morris: 

Jane Morris, editor at large at ‘The Art Newspaper’, drops by to give us the lowdown on London’s art shows.

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25 Sep 2016
00:17:28

The Bulletin with UBS - Are central banks in the endgame?: 

Central-bank policy has driven both news and investment flow in the years since the global financial crisis but nearly a decade on investors are beginning to question whether monetary policy is still the only viable game for global markets.

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25 Sep 2016
00:54:28

The Monocle Weekly - Herman Koch, Philip Curtis, Jakob Søndergård Pedersen and Aimee Hartley: 

Dutch writer Herman Koch discusses darkness, comedy and his new book ‘Dear Mr M’, we speak to map experts Philip Curtis and Jakob Søndergård Pedersen about their new project ‘War Map: Pictorial Conflict Maps 1900-1950’ and wine-lover Aimee Hartley talks us through her new design-minded wine magazine ‘Above Sea Level’.

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24 Sep 2016
00:20:58

Meet the Writers - Jay McInerney: part two : 

In the final instalment of our two-part series featuring the critically acclaimed author of ‘Bright Lights, Big City’, Jay McInerney, we hear about his children, the parallels between his writing and personal life and the current mood in New York.

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24 Sep 2016
00:26:46

The Foreign Desk - ‘The Good Immigrant’: 

The immigration debate in the UK is, like in so many countries around the world, not known for its nuance. Charged with racism and the fear of ‘otherness’, it seems that a nation that was built on immigration should be better than this. A new book called ‘The Good Immigrant’ is trying to change that with essays that are funny, angry, thought-provoking – and much needed. Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by the book’s editor Nikesh Shukla and one of its essayists Musa Okwonga.

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24 Sep 2016
00:28:31

The Stack - Eye on design: 

We welcome Simon Esterson, art director of ‘Eye’ magazine, and speak with the editor of new men’s title ‘Zeitmagazin Mann’ from the publishers of ‘Die Zeit’.

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24 Sep 2016
00:56:51

The Curator: 

The best of the week on Monocle 24, compiled into one show.

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24 Sep 2016
00:16:28

The Sessions at Midori House - Ala.ni: 

Ala.ni is a UK singer who makes music with a dash of vintage cinema. This year she released her album ‘You+I’, a series of song about her past relationships. She visits the Midori House studios to play from the album and discuss musicals and her move to Paris.

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23 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Friday 23 September: 

We ask whether presidential debates actually help to convince undecided voters and meet the man who translated conversations between President Nixon and Chairman Mao in 1972. Plus: take a tour of Washington’s Museum of African American History and Culture.

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23 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Cinema Show - ‘Baden Baden’ and Simon Callow: 

Actor and writer Simon Callow discusses the emergence of the gay-best-friend character and how it has promoted diversity on screen. Plus: film-maker Rachel Lang on the role of Strasbourg’s architecture in her feature debut ‘Baden Baden’, a recap of Rome’s Live Cinema Festival and the blazing colours of Joan Crawford’s wardrobe as seen in 1954’s ‘Johnny Guitar’.

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23 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Menu - Rum’s new dimensions: 

Rum tips from spirits writer Dave Broom, Australia’s kitchen goddess Donna Hay on achieving balance in life and food, a Kazakhstan business producing unusually large apples and the week’s top news stories from Europe.

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23 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 23 September: 

We discuss racial unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Brazil’s ongoing political crisis.

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23 Sep 2016
00:29:47

The Global Election - What does Trump versus Clinton mean for the US versus China?: 

At some stage in the near future China is likely to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy. The nations are clashing diplomatically too – over what the US sees as Chinese aggression in the South China Sea and what China sees as American interference in “their” region. What would the election of Trump or Clinton mean for US relations with China – and who would Chinese leaders prefer? Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Chas Freeman, president Nixon’s interpreter at his famous meeting with Mao in 1972; Rana Mitter, the director of the Oxford China Centre; Kerry Brown author of ‘The Rise of Xi Jinping’; and the Chinese novelist Diane Wei Liang.

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23 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 23 September: 

After a week of failures around the negotiating table for the US and Russia, we ask whether nations have Syria’s best interests at heart. Plus: we learn why India just bought €7bn worth of fighter jets from France and check in with our man at Milan Fashion Week.

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