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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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159920 Feb 2018
30 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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159819 Feb 2018
30 min

Monday 19 February: 

We analyse the latest findings of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and ask whether the articulate statements from those affected by last week’s shooting in Florida can help bring more gun control to the US. Plus: a war of words between Israel and Iran and why curling is in the spotlight at the Winter Olympics.

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159716 Feb 2018
30 min

Friday 16 February: 

We discuss the coverage of this week’s tragic mass shooting in Florida, analyse the current political difficulties facing Venezuela and look at how Chinese New Year celebrations vary around the globe. Plus: what exactly is a Quad Lutz?

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159615 Feb 2018
30 min

Thursday 15 February: 

We discuss the political journey of South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa and the debate on US gun control. Meanwhile, why does Emmanuel Macron want to re-introduce military service in France? Plus: a big win for Finnish knitwear at the Winter Olympics.

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159514 Feb 2018
30 min

Wednesday 14 February: 

Isabel Hilton and George Brock reflect on the UK’s global ambitions post-Brexit in regions ranging from Europe to the South China Sea. Plus, we discuss the importance of media brands keeping local reporters on the ground, get the latest on South Africa’s deepening political crises and learn how snowboarder Chloe Kim is helping shape the US’s image abroad.

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159413 Feb 2018
30 min

Tuesday 13 February: 

We discuss the latest political crisis in South Africa after the ANC asks for president Jacob Zuma’s resignation. Plus: a diplomatic row between the US and the UK and Obama art at the National Portrait gallery.

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159312 Feb 2018
30 min

Monday 12 February: 

We discuss North Korean diplomacy, the privatisation of the International Space Station and the death of activist and human-rights lawyer Asma Jahangir.

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15929 Feb 2018
30 min

Friday 9 February: 

A round-up of media stories this week, the latest on the Winter Olympics and the importance of Marvel’s Black Panther.

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15918 Feb 2018
30 min

Thursday 8 February: 

We consider the status of UK citizens in Europe in the wake of Brexit and discuss Nancy Pellosi’s marathon speech in the US House of Representatives. Plus: the future of Angela Merkel’s government and what should and shouldn’t be displayed in museums.

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15907 Feb 2018
30 min

Wednesday 7 February: 

We discuss Germany’s coalition talks, consider the future of the ‘Los Angeles Times’ and ask why New Zealand’s national day is divisive. Plus: pitching business ideas while stood in a pool of icy water – a recipe for start-up success?

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15896 Feb 2018
30 min

Tuesday 6 February: 

We look at the latest developments in the US’s Russia probe, analyse relations between Poland and Israel and look back at 100 years of suffrage for women in the UK. Plus: will the private sector be the ultimate winner in the space race?

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15885 Feb 2018
30 min

Monday 5 February: 

We discuss relations between North and South Korea, get the latest on Brexit negotiations and ask how politicians use body language. Plus: London’s attempts to become a cyclists’ city.

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15872 Feb 2018
30 min

Friday 2 February: 

Donald Trump releases the disputed FBI memo and the redevelopment of the Gestapo’s HQ causes outrage in Germany. Plus: how much should employers know of their staff members’ moves?

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15861 Feb 2018
30 min

Thursday 1 February: 

We outline Donald Trump and the FBI’s argument over a memo that allegedly proves a bias within the agency and discuss Poland’s controversial bill that outlaws accusing Poles of complicity in the Holocaust. Plus: the latest Brexit argument in the UK.

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158531 Jan 2018
30 min

Wednesday 31 January: 

Brian Klaas and Terry Stiastny join Andrew Mueller to review Donald Trump’s curious State of the Union speech. Plus: why Italian voters are turning away from the centre-left and how Australian government secrets wound up inside a secondhand filing cabinet.

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