Schedule

23:02 on air

The Pacific Shift

01:02 on air

Culture with Robert Bound

Robert Bound explores some of the stories from the April issue of Monocle’s culture pages, including Chinese book shops, Thai music festivals and a photography exhibition in Kyoto.

01:30 on air

The Pacific Shift

02:02 on air

The Entrepreneurs

Fabien Riggall is the founder of Secret Cinema, a fast-growing company that organises complex large-scale productions of much-loved films, from ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ to ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, in which the audience and performance come together as one. It’s all done with a healthy dose of secrecy: locations are hidden until the final moment and smartphones are strictly forbidden. So how did Fabien build a secret brand in an oversharing era? And what has he learnt along the way? He shares his story.

02:30 on air

The Pacific Shift

03:02 on air

The Big Interview

The French fashion designer sits down with Monocle’s Nolan Giles in Paris to discuss politics, supporting young artists, her love of London and getting France back on track.

03:30 on air

The Pacific Shift

05:02 on air

The Bulletin with UBS

We delve into a sector that has traditionally been difficult to quantify. With the help of a new research project produced for UBS and Art Basel by the cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, we’ll try to paint a picture of the art market with all its complexities. We’ll also put it in a wider context, including considering what an investment in art can deliver beyond a conventional asset class.

05:15 on air

The Pacific Shift

06:02 on air

The Urbanist

Cities are busy beasts but being constantly surrounded by people doesn’t necessarily prevent us from feeling lonely. The hustle and bustle of city life can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers – so what’s the best way to tackle urban loneliness?

07:00 on air

The Globalist

What will happen once Isis militants are driven from Iraq and Syria? We also discuss the seemingly inexorable rise of Italy's Five Star Movement and ask whether the Kremlin feels threatened by Alexei Navalny. Plus: how does data encryption work?

08:02 on air

The Continental Shift

09:02 on air

The Sessions at Midori House

Multiplatinum-selling singer Katie Melua joins us in the studio to perform from her most recent album, ‘In Winter’, which she recorded with the Gori Women’s Choir in her home country of Georgia.

09:15 on air

Meet the Writers

Born and based in rural Poland, Olga Tokarczuk trained as a psychologist – but after discovering she was more neurotic than her clients she quit to became an author. We visit the London Book Fair to speak to her about her unconventional books – and also meet Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher series.

09:45 on air

The Continental Shift

10:02 on air

The Ten

A fast-paced daily news-and-views show packed with insight and opinion from Monocle's editors, live in our Midori House studios, from our global bureaux and on the road. Snappy analysis of the headlines and a glance at some offbeat stories you might have missed, guaranteed every weekday.

10:30 on air

The Continental Shift

11:02 on air

The Monocle Arts Review

Theatre critic Matt Wolf and writer Lucy Jones join Matt Alagiah in the studio to review this week’s West End and TV shows, we head to Amsterdam to learn about a recently solved art heist and we speak to one of the creative minds behind the London-based art, music and technology festival Convergence.

11:45 on air

The Continental Shift

12:00 on air

The Briefing

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani visits Moscow, we unpack the latest deal between American Airlines and China Southern and hear why foreigners are being told to undress in Finland.

12:30 on air

The Continental Shift

13:30 on air

The Menu

We meet the founders of Mindful Chef recipe boxes who have released a book to explain their cooking philosophy. Plus: what connects Melania Trump and sausages, and the week’s headlines from Australia.

15:02 on air

The Foreign Desk

The battle for Mosul was supposed to be over by now but the coalition has found it harder than it predicted. The toll has been great: hundreds of civilians have died and tens of thousands have fled. What happens next?

15:30 on air

The Atlantic Shift

18:00 on air

Midori House

Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.

18:30 on air

The Atlantic Shift

19:02 on air

Section D

We visit the Barbican Centre for a new show on postwar domestic architecture in Japan and jump up and down on the beds at Jerusalem’s first design hotel. Plus: a closer look at fashion brand Vetements’ decision to ditch Paris for Zürich.

19:30 on air

The Atlantic Shift

20:02 on air

The Cinema Show

A special screening at the Barbican in London aims to present the great French film-maker Henri-Georges Clouzot’s unfinished film ‘The Inferno’ as it might have been; we speak to its director, Serge Bromberg. Plus: Vienna’s unluckiest address and how Brazil’s ‘Aquarius’ director Kleber Mendonça Filho became a reluctant but popular political symbol.

20:30 on air

The Atlantic Shift

22:00 on air

The Monocle Daily

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.

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