Schedule

00:00 on air

Global Music

01:15 on air

Global Music

03:00 on air

The Curator

Some of the best interviews and reports from the past week of coverage on Monocle 24 featuring: Stephen Pulvirent, the managing editor of Hodinkee; Belgian fashion designer Dries van Noten; and home-brewing in Budapest.

04:00 on air

Global Music

05:00 on air

The Stack

A special one-hour edition broadcasting live from the Monocle Christmas Market with Tyler Brûlé and Emma Nelson. Author and former newspaper editor Jonathan Fenby discusses the state of the newspaper industry in 2016 and Stack Magazines’ Steve Watson looks back at the year’s standout titles. Plus: our guide to the best Christmas gifts for lovers of print.

05:30 on air

Global Music

06:00 on air

The Foreign Desk

President François Hollande has an approval rating of 4 per cent and it’s hard to see how any of the leading Socialists candidates can make it into the second round of next spring’s presidential election. So how did the French left get into this mess and what would it take for it to rise again?

06:30 on air

Global Music

07:00 on air

Meet the Writers

Horowitz has brought us the Alex Ryder series of teen fiction, two Sherlock Holmes books and a James Bond novel, among others. He indulges us in his enthusiasm for storytelling, saying, “As the world bends out of shape these things have an importance that is ever greater and ever more urgent. We have to instill humanity and empathy into people – and reading is the first and foremost way to do it.”

07:30 on air

Global Music

08:02 on air

The Weekend Edition

08:30 on air

The Menu

Author Tim Hayward has written a book focusing on the world’s greatest knives, from extravagantly expensive Japanese sushi blades to the humble bread knife. Also on the show: Dutch chef Sergio Herman’s new potato-related project and why home-brewing is easier than ever before.

09:02 on air

The Big Interview

Steve Bloomfield sits down with the BBC’s world affairs editor to talk about his 50-year career, the responsibilities, danger and excitement of being a war correspondent and some advice he would give to his younger self.

09:30 on air

The Weekend Edition

11:15 on air

The Weekend Edition

12:02 on air

The Monocle Weekly

Summary: We welcome musician and composer Nitin Sawhney with his new ‘Animal Symphony’, documentary-maker Patrick Shen talks about his latest film, ‘In Pursuit of Silence’, and author Alan Connor accepts questions about his new book, ‘The Joy of Quiz’.

13:02 on air

The Weekend Edition

14:02 on air

The Curator

Some of the best interviews and reports from the past week of coverage on Monocle 24 featuring: Stephen Pulvirent, the managing editor of Hodinkee; Belgian fashion designer Dries van Noten; and home-brewing in Budapest.

15:02 on air

The Weekend Edition

16:00 on air

The Bulletin with UBS

We focus on potential political risk ahead for Europe: the likelihood of further successes for anti-establishment politics, the impact of more populism (and maybe more anti-EU sentiment) for the bloc and how investors can be best placed to exploit such turbulent times.

16:15 on air

The Cinema Show

In recognition of World Aids Day we look back at the people and films that have shaped LGBT history on the screen with writer Benjamin Law, Harvey Milk’s nephew Stuart, actress and author Magda Szubanski, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of ‘The Imitation Game’ Graham Moore, and LA nightclub pioneer Jewel Thais-Williams.

16:45 on air

Global Music

17:00 on air

The Urbanist

This week we head to Cairo to talk about how good design has helped the city change for the better, chat with Brazil’s tourism minister Marx Beltrão and catch up with Buenos Aires mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta.

17:30 on air

Global Music

18:00 on air

The Entrepreneurs

It’s a tough time to be a wristwatch business. Swiss watch exports have plunged, global demand has sunk and the industry is in a slump. But is it all doom and gloom? Where are the opportunities? This week Daniel Giacopelli sits down with Stephen Pulvirent, managing editor at the world’s most popular online watch magazine ‘Hodinkee’. Pulvirent explains the ups and downs of the sector and charts the evolution of ‘Hodinkee’ as the spiritual home for a new generation of mechanical-watch lovers.

18:30 on air

Section D

Hong Kong started out as a city that made things and later became a trading hub for buying and selling. Now it has its sights set on becoming a regional centre of creativity, innovation and design. In this episode we take a look at what progress is being made, checking in with some of the main players from across the industry and talking to representatives from both the public and private sectors. Join us for the ride.

19:00 on air

Global Music

20:00 on air

Meet the Writers

Horowitz has brought us the Alex Ryder series of teen fiction, two Sherlock Holmes books and a James Bond novel, among others. He indulges us in his enthusiasm for storytelling, saying, “As the world bends out of shape these things have an importance that is ever greater and ever more urgent. We have to instill humanity and empathy into people – and reading is the first and foremost way to do it.”

20:30 on air

Global Music

21:00 on air

The Big Interview

Steve Bloomfield sits down with the BBC’s world affairs editor to talk about his 50-year career, the responsibilities, danger and excitement of being a war correspondent and some advice he would give to his younger self.

21:30 on air

Global Music

22:00 on air

Culture with Robert Bound

It’s not often that you get your hands on a manuscript, whether it’s the first draft of a novel or an ancient text etched on vellum. On the show today we get to know stories in their original formats and discover what can be learned by experiencing them first hand.

22:30 on air

Global Music

23:00 on air

The Monocle Weekly

Summary: We welcome musician and composer Nitin Sawhney with his new ‘Animal Symphony’, documentary-maker Patrick Shen talks about his latest film, ‘In Pursuit of Silence’, and author Alan Connor accepts questions about his new book, ‘The Joy of Quiz’.

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