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The Monocle Arts Review

Daily cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. They’ll tell you the shows to see, books to read and music to hear each week in a tasty 15-minute chunk.

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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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30 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Friday 30 September: 

We look to Turkey as President Erdogan extends the country’s state of emergency and, as Marine Le Pen alters her moniker, we ask what’s in a name. Plus: Saudi lawsuits.

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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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29 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Urbanist - Abandoned buildings: 

Some buildings are completely derelict and inspire their fair share of urban myths while plans to repurpose long-abandoned structures mean that they’re often left in limbo. Plus: we chat to Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities.

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29 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Thursday 29 September: 

We look to Turkey as President Erdogan extends the country’s state of emergency and, as Marine Le Pen alters her moniker, we ask what’s in a name. Plus: Saudi lawsuits.

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29 Sep 2016
00:05:56

Section D - On Design 10: What did the German architect say to the Turkish one? : 

This week our Istanbul bureau chief delves into the long-standing (if at times strained) relationship between Germany and Turkey. We see how some Turkish homes still bear the mark of visiting German guest workers and learn what this says about the two countries today.

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29 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Thursday 29 September: 

We ask why US president Barack Obama is trying to persuade the relatives of September 11 victims not to sue Saudi Arabia. Plus: why Australia’s massive power shortage has reignited the country’s political debate on fossil fuels and we hear from Merlin Holland – grandson of Oscar Wilde – about a new exhibition on the literary icon.

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29 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Globalist - Thursday 29 September: 

As Aleppo is hit by continuous attacks, we ask whether John Kerry has any diplomatic options left when negotiating with Russia and the Assad regime. Plus: French politician Nicolas Sarkozy looks to appeal to the UK with future policies and we remember the life of Shimon Peres with author and journalist Jonathan Levi.

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29 Sep 2016
00:15:00

The Monocle Arts Review - Books: Sarah Shaffi: 

Sarah Shaffi, online editor for ‘The Bookseller’, discusses some of her favourite upcoming titles, including ‘Another Day in the Death of America’ by Gary Younge, ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead and ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood.

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28 Sep 2016
01:00:00

The Monocle Daily - Wednesday 28 September: 

We discuss the US’s involvement in Iraq, analyse a new report on the fate of flight MH17 and predict the future of the world’s beer market. Plus: we present ‘The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining’ and investigate how city streets can make us happy.

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28 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Entrepreneurs - Craftwork: 

Hirofumi Kurino from United Arrows and Simone Cipriani from the Ethical Fashion Initiative discuss the creative partnership that led them to hitch a ride to Ethiopia. Then the CEO of Oliver Peoples explains why the US eyewear brand is making moves in Europe. And Palida Boonyarungsrit reveals how she’s leveraging her family’s multigenerational history of craft in Thailand to create her very own business.

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28 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Midori House - Wednesday 28 September: 

We discuss the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team’s findings on flight MH17, the death of Shimon Peres and peace in Colombia. Plus: what is the political purpose of referendums?

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28 Sep 2016
00:06:16

The Monocle Weekly - BONUS: The Big Interview, season 4: 

‘The Big Interview’ series is back on Monocle 24, featuring in-depth conversations with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and design. To kick off the fourth season, Tyler Brûlé sits down with Hong Kong businessman and concert pianist Sir David Tang to talk about nationality and the notion of nice. The full interview airs this Sunday October 2. Head to The Big Interview or your usual podcast provider for this episode and the complete archive.

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28 Sep 2016
00:04:56

The Foreign Desk - Explainer 35: Should Japan have a seat on the UN Security Council?: 

Prime minister Shinzo Abe knows that in order for Japan’s voice to be heard he has to be as direct as possible. Last week, before he made his address to the UN, Abe wrote an op-ed making the case for Japan to be given a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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28 Sep 2016
00:30:00

The Briefing - Wednesday 28 September: 

We consider the legacy of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres and discuss the fight between the US republicans and President Obama over the appointment of an ambassador to Cuba. Plus: what does it take for a country to adopt a new official language?

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