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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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31 Aug 2016
00:04:27

The Foreign Desk - Explainer 31: Can Le Pen win?: 

The Front National may do well in the first round of French elections but they rarely win the second. That means Marine Le Pen can’t win the French presidency, right? Don’t be so sure.

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31 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Wednesday 31 August: 

As Donald Trump prepares for a potentially awkward visit, we look at what Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto might have to gain by inviting the divisive GOP nominee. Plus: France’s economy minister flags a run for president and our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé examines a new advertising campaign that promotes in-flight etiquette.

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31 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Wednesday 31 August: 

The chairman of the Britain’s defence committee tells Monocle that the UK may need to increase its defence spending by 50 per cent. Meanwhile, former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres increases his lead in the race to become the next secretary-general of the UN. Plus: security in Kyrgyzstan and the first commercial flight to Cuba.

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31 Aug 2016
00:14:43

The Monocle Arts Review - TV: Jesse David Fox: 

We round up the week in television with Jesse David Fox, senior editor at ‘Vulture’. We check out an Emmy’s preview, take a sneak peak at a comedian-led series and learn what to expect on Comedy Central’s upcoming ‘Rob Lowe Roast’.

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30 Aug 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Tuesday 30 August: 

We speak to Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, about why Apple has been back-charged €13bn. Plus: we analyse the diplomatic row emerging over the status of refugees in Calais and hear why New York taxi drivers will no longer have to take English-language tests.

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30 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Section D - Style council: 

On today’s show we bring you some sartorial delights as we look ahead to the October fashion special of Monocle magazine.

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30 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Tuesday 30 August: 

We ask whether Apple should have to pay more than £10m in back-dated taxes and discuss whether the UK can limit immigration and retain its access to the single market. Plus: have tourists ruined Venice?

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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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