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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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Friday 21 September:

Karen Krizanovich, Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Ben Rylan discuss the dirty politics surrounding efforts to confirm the next US Supreme Court justice, a boneheaded editorial disaster at ‘The New York Review of Books’, the return of TV’s ‘Murphy Brown’ and the next director to take on the ‘James Bond’ film franchise.

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175221 Sep 2018
30 min

Friday 21 September: 

Karen Krizanovich, Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Ben Rylan discuss the dirty politics surrounding efforts to confirm the next US Supreme Court justice, a boneheaded editorial disaster at ‘The New York Review of Books’, the return of TV’s ‘Murphy Brown’ and the next director to take on the ‘James Bond’ film franchise.

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175120 Sep 2018
30 min

Thursday 20 September: 

Michael Goldfarb and Samira Shackle review yet another purported warming of relations with North Korea, how the legal fate of Pakistan’s former prime minister leads back to London’s property market, Facebook’s plan to clamp down on misinformation and Venice’s latest attempt to bring order to its disorderly tourism industry.

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175019 Sep 2018
30 min

Wednesday 19 September: 

We discuss the return of Hillary Clinton to the political stage, the tricky business of funding public broadcasters, the pickle facing Emmanuel Macron and the strange things one finds in a prime minister’s office.

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174918 Sep 2018
30 min

Tuesday 18 September: 

Carole Walker and Linda Yueh consider Russia’s strategy as another highly public poisoning comes to light. Plus: why some Apple products have escaped US tariffs and why another minister has flagged his exit from Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet.

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174817 Sep 2018
30 min

Monday 17 September: 

John Everard and Mary Dejevsky review the mayor of London’s intervention in the UK’s Brexit stand-off, rising tensions at hearings to confirm the US’s next supreme court justice and how an investigation into Australia’s care of elderly people sparked a Royal Commission. Plus: a new direction for ‘Time’ magazine.

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174714 Sep 2018
30 min

Friday 14 September: 

Monocle 24’s Paige Reynolds, Augustin Macellari and Tom Edwards ask whether anyone believes the novichok suspects’ denials, how a paper’s new editor might impact the UK’s public’s perceptions of Brexit – and when, if ever, is the right time for a popstar to retire.

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174613 Sep 2018
30 min

Thursday 13 September: 

James Boys and Terry Stiastny discuss EU sanctions against Hungary, Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of jailing Reuters journalists and Naomi Osaka’s contract with Nissan.

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174512 Sep 2018
29 min

Wednesday 12 September: 

Live from Zürich, Florian Egli of think-tank Foraus and Ralph Atkins from the ‘Financial Times’ discuss the impact of the US-China trade war on emerging markets, the EU’s vote to punish Viktor Orban and how popularity is shifting away from establishment parties in Europe.

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174411 Sep 2018
30 min

Tuesday 11 September: 

Ivor Gaber and Robin Lustig discuss the challenge laid down to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Órban in the European Parliament, plans to change Macedonia's name and a bagel that is causing a stir in New York’s gubernatorial elections.

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174310 Sep 2018
30 min

Monday 10 September: 

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and James Rodgers discuss the results of the Swedish election, the latest in the Brazilian presidential race, the biggest war games in Russia's history and what’s next for Obama.

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17427 Sep 2018
30 min

Friday 7 September: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Markus Hippi and Melkon Charchoglyan discuss the day’s top stories, including the stabbing of the front-runner in the Brazilian presidential race, a preview of the Swedish elections and why we love tradeshows so much.

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17416 Sep 2018
30 min

Thursday 6 September: 

Mary Dejevsky and Matthew Green discuss a meeting between Russia, Turkey and Iran about Syria. Plus: the latest on White House dissent, Germans’ greatest fears and the first ever film to be released on Election Day in the US.

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17405 Sep 2018
30 min

Wednesday 5 September: 

Daniella Peled and Stephen Dalziel discuss the latest on the UK Novichok attack, take a look at our rating culture and explain why France is imposing a daily cap on Mont Blanc.

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17394 Sep 2018
30 min

Tuesday 4 September: 

Michael Binyon and Stefanie Bolzen discuss China-Africa economic relations, Macron’s cabinet reshuffle and the world’s largest gardening fair.

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17383 Sep 2018
29 min

Monday 3 September: 

Sebastian Borger, Robert Fox and Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco discuss Germany’s reaction to its recent far-right protests, a preview of the Swedish elections and the importance of museums on the national consciousness.

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