Schedule

00:02 on air

The Pacific Shift

01:02 on air

Culture with Robert Bound

We make our annual pilgrimage to the Green Man Festival in south Wales to meet some of the musicians who have been integral to its success and to relive some memories from the field with the festival’s return customers.

01:30 on air

The Pacific Shift

02:02 on air

The Entrepreneurs

Paul Brown is the founder of popular healthy-food start-up BOL Foods, whose bestselling products included meat and fish until the company relaunched this summer as a plant-based brand. So why the dramatic change in strategy? Will customers flock to them or flee? And what sort of planning went into the decision? Brown walks us through the company’s story.

02:30 on air

The Pacific Shift

03:02 on air

Section D

As some of architecture and design’s flagship titles lag, are the smaller independents asking the biggest questions? Journalist Katie Treggiden joins us for a review of the newsstand. Plus we speak to IA Collaborative’s Dan Kraemer about his mission to revive and reprint a long-lost title he thinks every designer should own.

03:30 on air

The Pacific Shift

05:02 on air

The Bulletin with UBS

This week we look toward the risk horizon to consider the shifting sands of geopolitics. We’ll assess how events – particularly regarding North Korea – are reshaping the narrative and the risk profile. We’ll also consider what the investment implications are of rising geopolitical risk across the globe and ask our expert panel what else should be in investors’ sightlines.

05:15 on air

The Pacific Shift

06:02 on air

The Urbanist

What are the logistical aspects of creating land? We discover the Netherlands’ approach to land reclamation and examine the rise and fall of London’s Garden Bridge. Plus: in Austria even terrible, awful, unplanned architecture gets rewarded.

06:30 on air

The Pacific Shift

07:00 on air

The Globalist

We find out why an annual military exercise provoked a threat from North Korea aimed at Australia. Plus: Angela Merkel’s election campaign takes shape, Michael Bloomberg’s new global business forum and Brazil’s carwash scandal becomes a musical.

08:02 on air

The Continental Shift

09:02 on air

The Sessions at Midori House

British band My Sad Captains play from their upcoming album ‘Sun Bridge’ and discuss how a new line-up has influenced their sound.

09:15 on air

Meet the Writers

Georgina Godwin meets a man who is not a sports writer – even though he’s written what has been described as one of the best books about sport. He’s not a musician but he’s produced a brilliant book about music. He’s also not one of at least 10 people in the public eye who go by the same name. He tells us how reading saved his life.

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

In the studio we talk books and podcasts with John Mitchinson, co-founder of Unbound, and Fiona Sturges, arts columnist for ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Financial Times’. Plus we head to Moscow to learn how Soviet music lovers managed to smuggle music into the USSR on old hospital X-rays and we dial up Edinburgh to find out how the fringe festival is going so far.

11:45 on air

The Continental Shift

12:00 on air

The Briefing

A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.

12:30 on air

The Continental Shift

13:02 on air

The Cinema Show

With both Disney and Apple focusing on exclusive streaming platforms we look at how the new world of online cinema might be repeating Hollywood history. Plus: a tribute to the screen’s original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima, and we hear from the director of ‘Tom of Finland’, Dome Karukoski.

13:30 on air

The Menu

Why Finland may challenge its Scandi neighbours on Nordic fare, what makes the best butter in the world, plus the top food and drink news headlines from the US.

14:02 on air

The Atlantic Shift

15:02 on air

The Foreign Desk

In part three of our summer series we explore how autocratic leaders have built a personality cult. We look at the personality traits needed to build one and look at dictators’ legacies once the parades cease and the statues are toppled. Author Kapka Kassabova tells us what it was like to grow up in a place where the leader’s portrait hung in every classroom and shop.

15:30 on air

The Atlantic Shift

16:02 on air

The Entrepreneurs

Paul Brown is the founder of popular healthy-food start-up BOL Foods, whose bestselling products included meat and fish until the company relaunched this summer as a plant-based brand. So why the dramatic change in strategy? Will customers flock to them or flee? And what sort of planning went into the decision? Brown walks us through the company’s story.

16:30 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

Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

19:30 on air

The Atlantic Shift

20:02 on air

The Stack

We take stock of coverage of last week’s attack in Barcelona and editor at large of ‘The Art Newspaper’ Jane Morris casts her eye over the newsstand. Plus: a new publication designed to get your creative juices flowing.

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.

23:02 on air

The Pacific Shift

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