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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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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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164220 Apr 2018
29 min

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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164119 Apr 2018
29 min

Thursday 19 April: 

Terry Stiastny and Robert Fox on how the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting might just have proved its utility, the risks of rolling back New York’s double-jeopardy law, worrying signs of Trumpism in Brazil and what world leaders’ pets say about them.

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164018 Apr 2018
30 min

Wednesday 18 April: 

We discuss the end of the Castro dynasty, what the Windrush scandal says about English institutions and the Commonwealth’s inability to confront member states’ outdated laws. Plus: eighty years of the Man of Steel.

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163917 Apr 2018
30 min

Tuesday 17 April: 

Joy Lo Dico and Jacob Parakilas explore the problems faced by Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. Plus: the Russian state’s clampdown on Telegram, the encrypted messenger service, Macron’s warning words to the European Parliament and the winners of this year’s Pulitzer prizes.

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163816 Apr 2018
30 min

Monday 16 April: 

Jane Kinninmont and Stephen Dalziel unpack the misinformation surrounding Syria’s White Helmets, the new problems faced by the Windrush generation, the importance of moral fibre in world leaders and whether Elon Musk has been too enthusiastic to replace his human workforce.

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163713 Apr 2018
30 min

Friday 13 April: 

Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Tom Edwards and Daniel Bach discuss Donald Trump’s conspicuous absence from the Summit of the Americas, the arresting winner of the World Press photo of the year, whether eating popcorn in the cinema can ever be forgiven and cricket’s growing popularity in Iceland.

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163612 Apr 2018
30 min

Thursday 12 April: 

Jonathan Fenby and Sebastian Borger on Trump's sudden militaristic reticence, trouble with the new partners for Merkel, disarray at the top for Sweden's literati and the distasteful issue of duel food.

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163511 Apr 2018
30 min

Wednesday 11 April: 

Florence Biedermann and Victor Bulmer-Thomas weigh up Donald Trump’s escalating Twitter threats, Emmanuel Macron’s controversial approach to French Catholics and Nicolas Maduro’s decision not to represent Venezuela at the upcoming Summit of the Americas.

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163410 Apr 2018
30 min

Tuesday 10 April: 

Samira Shackle and James Rodgers discuss Donald Trump’s intervention in Syria, the threat faced by foreign correspondents around the world, Northern Ireland 20 years after the Good Friday Agreement and what Mark Zuckerberg’s outfit says about Facebook.

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16339 Apr 2018
29 min

Monday 9 April: 

Carole Walker and James Boys discuss Trump’s response to chemical weapon attacks in Syria. Plus: we assess rumours of a new political party in the UK, the unceremonious ousting of Deutsche Bank’s CEO and whether French politicians should enshrine the right to a doggy bag in law.

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16326 Apr 2018
29 min

Friday 6 April: 

Matt Alagiah, Markus Hippi and Ben Rylan discuss the main topics of the day, including Viktor Orban’s likely re-election in Hungary. Plus: is politics too serious for sitcoms?

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16315 Apr 2018
30 min

Thursday 5 April: 

We discuss former Brazilian president Lula’s battle at the Supreme Court, preview Hungary’s upcoming elections and find out more about Saudi Arabia’s tourism push.

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16304 Apr 2018
30 min

Wednesday 4 April: 

We discuss Trump sending the National Guard to the Mexican border and the US’s ongoing trade war with China. Plus: Martin Luther King Jr 50 years on.

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16293 Apr 2018
30 min

Tuesday 3 April: 

We discuss Israel suspending plans to send African migrants west, Malaysia’s anti-fake news bill, the Commonwealth Games and a new Saudi law that punishes snooping on your spouse’s phone.

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16282 Apr 2018
30 min

Monday 2 April: 

We discuss the trade war between China and the US and the BBC’s expansion into Serbia. Plus: what’s the furthest you’ve been to see your sports team?

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