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The Foreign Desk

Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.

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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.

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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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1 Oct 2016
00:30:00

Meet the Writers - Judith Kerr: 

Author and illustrator Judith Kerr has captured the heart of countless children with her books, including ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and the ‘Mog the Friendly Cat’ series. She was born in 1923 and after escaping Nazi Germany settled with her family in the UK in 1936. In this touching episode of ‘Meet the Writers’ Georgina Godwin meets one of her most admired authors.

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1 Oct 2016
00:29:05

The Foreign Desk - The Dutch and the far-right: 

Next year one of the most liberal nations in the world, the Netherlands, will hold an election that could see a far-right politician come out on top. We learn how even if Geert Wilders wins it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll become prime minister.

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1 Oct 2016
00:28:28

The Stack - Autumn review : 

We welcome Rob Orchard, editor of ‘Delayed Gratification’, and interview Steven Gregor, editor of ‘Gym Class Magazine’.

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1 Oct 2016
00:57:02

The Curator: 

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

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1 Oct 2016
00:13:15

The Sessions at Midori House - Tiny Ruins: 

Back in 2014, New Zealander Tiny Ruins – otherwise known as Hollie Fullbrook – came to Midori House armed with an acoustic guitar to play a beautiful set of songs from her album ‘Brightly Painted One’. We revisit the performance in this week’s ‘Sessions at Midori House’.

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30 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Friday 30 September: 

We assess the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan and hear from former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis about his view on the US election. Plus: how do you hide a stolen Van Gogh?

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30 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Cinema Show - Raindance, James Dean and President Muffley: 

Are film-makers and audiences afraid of taking risks? We ask Elliot Grove, founder of the Raindance Film Festival. We also recall a US president who was never far from the nuclear codes and take a look at pre-fame James Dean. Plus: former TV talk-show host Sally Jessy Raphael tells us about the last time she spoke to Audrey Hepburn.

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30 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Menu - The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining: 

This special edition of ‘The Menu’ is all about our new book. Learn how to launch a restaurant, explore the best food and drink packaging and discover how to host great parties. Plus: Martha Stewart’s “last meal”.

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30 Sep 2016
00:10:41

The Entrepreneurs - Eureka #17: Kurt Zdesar: 

This week we hear the story of restaurateur Kurt Zdesar. Australian-born Kurt kicked off his culinary career with stints at McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken but was soon overseeing Nobu’s first European location in London, which received a Michelin star within 10 months. He’s brought all-day dim sum to London with his popular Ping Pong brand, launched Black Roe in Mayfair, his restaurant Chotto Matte is going international and he’s just opened a new Italian joint Fucina. Kurt shares his inspiration.

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30 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Friday 30 September: 

From presidential endorsements of US newspapers to the future of in-flight meals, we discuss the day’s top news stories with Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Steve Bloomfield, Christopher Lord and Henry Rees-Sheridan.

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30 Sep 2016
00:25:23

The Global Election - Europe’s hopes and fears – mainly fears – for the US election: 

Europe doesn’t always like to admit this but it needs the US. The US economy has an outsized effect on Europe’s, while Europe often needs the diplomatic and (sometimes) military heft of the US. All of which means that those of us in Europe are keenly watching what happens in the US this November. Trump’s few foreign-policy pronouncements have filled many Europeans with fear. Are they right to be afraid? Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis; Quentin Peel, former foreign editor of the ‘Financial Times’; and Europe correspondent for the ‘The Irish Times’, Suzanne Lynch.

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30 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Friday 30 September: 

We outline the damage that the Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte is doing to his country’s brand and discuss why this weekend’s municipal elections in Brazil matter. Plus: the latest news from the Paris Fashion Week.

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30 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 30 September: 

We discuss the global implications of Opec’s decision to limit oil output and why the French campaign to woo international businesses from London post-Brexit may not work out. Plus the day’s top business headlines.

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30 Sep 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Film: David Jenkins: 

David Jenkins, the editor of ‘Little White Lies’, talks us through the week’s film releases, including fantastical castaway adventure ‘Swiss Army Man’, oil-rig drama ‘Deepwater Horizon’ and Iranian horror movie ‘Under the Shadow’.

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29 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Thursday 29 September: 

We discuss US and Spanish politics, Swedish conscription and Austrian elections. Plus: a chat with the editors at ‘Nikkei Asian Review’.

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