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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.

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Monday 22 October:

Mary Dejevsky and John Everard discuss Saudi Arabia’s latest explanation for what happened to Jamal Khashoggi – and the likely consequences. Plus: the US threat to withdraw from a nuclear treaty with Russia and the ongoing search for a functional version of Brexit.

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177322 Oct 2018
30 min

Monday 22 October: 

Mary Dejevsky and John Everard discuss Saudi Arabia’s latest explanation for what happened to Jamal Khashoggi – and the likely consequences. Plus: the US threat to withdraw from a nuclear treaty with Russia and the ongoing search for a functional version of Brexit.

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177219 Oct 2018
30 min

Friday 19 October: 

Monocle’s Ben Rylan, Markus Hippi and Melkon Charchoglyan weigh in on the story that has dominated the week: the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Plus: why has Facebook hired Nick Clegg and what can Ecuador do about Julian Assange?

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177118 Oct 2018
29 min

Thursday 18 October: 

Daniella Peled and Samira Shackle discuss Saudi Arabia's attempts to clean up its own mess. Plus: a debate on a change of name for another Indian city and the situation in Afghanistan, after the Taliban assassinates Kandahar's leadership 48 hours before an election.

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177017 Oct 2018
30 min

Wednesday 17 October: 

Peter Goodman and Michael Binyon discuss the latest on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Plus: the economic potential of a UK-US trade deal – and is Canada’s legalisation of marijuana a model for good governance?

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176916 Oct 2018
30 min

Tuesday 16 October: 

Florence Biedermann and Robert Fox debate the fallout as Riyadh decides whether to change its story on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Plus: how vocational training is being used in China to stop militant activities and the implications of the ‘dieselgate’ scandal in Bavaria.

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176815 Oct 2018
29 min

Monday 15 October: 

What next for the West’s relationship with Saudi Arabia after Donald Trump has blamed Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance on ‘rogue killers’ and dispatched Mike Pompeo to Riyadh? We also get the latest on Bavaria’s elections and discuss the implications of Canada’s move to legalise recreational cannabis.

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176712 Oct 2018
29 min

Friday 12 October: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Chiara Rimella and Paige Reynolds discuss the rise of politically motivated attacks in Brazil, elections in Bavaria, a new exhibition on camp and why horror is popular when times are tough.

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176611 Oct 2018
30 min

Thursday 11 October: 

Carole Walker and Jeffrey Howard discuss missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, politicians who change political sides and Denmark’s proposal to create a new island for housing people in Copenhagen.

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176510 Oct 2018
30 min

Wednesday 10 October: 

How is Brazil tackling a wave of fake news – and will it work? We also ask whether off-the-record interviews with missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi should have been broadcast. Plus: an end to the ‘gay cake’ row and yet another emotional-support animal mishap.

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17649 Oct 2018
30 min

Tuesday 9 October: 

George Brock and Sebastian Borger discuss the latest IMF report, Angela Merkel’s leadership challenges and Australia’s plan to limit the number of new immigrants in its cities.

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17638 Oct 2018
30 min

Monday 8 October: 

On this special edition we discuss the results of the first round of the presidential election in Brazil. Why did a far-right candidate get the most votes in the first round and what does that mean for the country? Our guests are Antonio Sampaio and Isabel Hilton, joined by Monocle 24's Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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17625 Oct 2018
30 min

Friday 5 October: 

How much does the Nobel Peace prize matter? Also in the programme: why Japan’s imperial flag causes upset, the French fight against the term ‘fake news’ and company renamings gone wrong.

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17614 Oct 2018
30 min

Thursday 4 October: 

We consider the US senate’s response to the FBI’s inquiry into Brett Kavanaugh. Plus: the UK journalists snubbed by the prime minister, the former US secretaries of state with guest spots on TV dramas and Sans Forgetica: the new font you’ll never forget.

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17603 Oct 2018
30 min

Wednesday 3 October: 

Brian Klaas and Joy Lo Dico review deepening divisions in the UK’s government, the dodgy tax schemes that made Donald Trump rich, the EU’s Australia-style offshore immigration idea and Netflix's choose-your-own-ending novelty.

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17592 Oct 2018
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Tuesday 2 October: 

Mary Dejevsky and Charles Hecker discuss the increasingly transparent leadership ambitions of the UK’s Brexit-loving Boris Johnson. Plus: why Melania Trump's tour has attracted her husband's ire, the state of liberal resistance and a question – should commuters be given a say in changes to public transport?

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