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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 16 July:

We discuss the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, offer our final thoughts on the World Cup and suggest some summer reading suggestions.

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170316 Jul 2018
30 min

Monday 16 July: 

We discuss the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, offer our final thoughts on the World Cup and suggest some summer reading suggestions.

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170213 Jul 2018
30 min

Friday 13 July: 

We discuss the main topics of the day including Trump’s visit to the UK and the final days of the World Cup.

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170112 Jul 2018
30 min

Thursday 12 July: 

We look at the UK’s new plan for Brexit, discuss Donald Trump’s visit to London, analyse Vladimir Putin’s diplomatic plays at the World Cup and ask whether anyone still has a use for fax machines.

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170011 Jul 2018
30 min

Wednesday 11 July: 

Isabel Hilton and Peter Goodman discuss the day’s top stories, including the latest from the Nato summit, the US and China's escalating trade war and why a Vancouver neighbourhood is cracking down on hopscotch.

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169910 Jul 2018
30 min

Tuesday 10 July: 

Carole Walker and Jeffrey Howard discuss Theresa May’s unravelling government, Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Europe, the future of the US supreme court and what World Cup teams say about the nations they represent.

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16989 Jul 2018
29 min

Monday 9 July: 

We discuss the implications of David Davis’s and Boris Johnson’s resignations. Plus: president Rodrigo Duterte’s relationship with Catholicism.

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16976 Jul 2018
30 min

Friday 6 July: 

We discuss the World Cup, enjoy a singalong in a taxi and find out how Helsinki is preparing for the meeting between Trump and Putin.

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16965 Jul 2018
30 min

Thursday 5 July: 

We discuss the meeting between Theresa May and Angela Merkel and ask why the opposition leader in Zimbabwe is threatening to pull out of the election. Plus: the Wimbledon men’s final set to clash with that of the World Cup.

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16954 Jul 2018
30 min

Wednesday 4 July: 

We discuss the ongoing row between Nato and the US. Plus: Poland’s judicial ‘reform’ and what it means today to be American.

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16943 Jul 2018
30 min

Tuesday 3 July : 

Mary Dejevsky and Victor Bulmer-Thomas ask if the World Cup will change Russia. Plus: how Mexico’s new president will rub along with Donald Trump and Uganda’s plan to start taxing social media.

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16932 Jul 2018
30 min

Monday 2 July: 

Daniella Peled and James Rodgers discuss the result of the presidential elections in Mexico, the World Cup in Russia and restrictive immigration laws in Denmark.

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169229 Jun 2018
30 min

Friday 29 June: 

We discuss the week's top stories with Monocle's in-house team, including the latest from the World Cup, Canada and the US's increasingly heated trade war, and why Australia's government is stepping in to influence companies' branding.

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169128 Jun 2018
30 min

Thursday 28 June: 

We’re live from the Monocle Quality of Life Conference in Zürich, with contributions from Monocle's editor in chief Tyler Brûlé, Carlota Rebelo, Carlo Silberschmidt and more.

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169027 Jun 2018
30 min

Wednesday 27 June: 

Linda Yueh and Somnath Batabyal discuss the day’s most interesting stories including a surprise political win in New York, the ongoing difficulties for Angela Merkel in Germany and why China is upping the stakes in its trade war with the US. Plus: we learn what the Internet of Cows means.

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168926 Jun 2018
30 min

Tuesday 26 June: 

Charles Hecker and Isabel Hilton discuss what to expect from the Trump-Putin summit, why Democrats are divided on how to confront the US president and how a World Cup result can affect a country’s morale.

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