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Monocle on Saturday

The perfect soundtrack to start your weekend comes courtesy of Monocle's editors, hosting out of our studios in London and Zürich. Each week you'll hear postcards from our correspondents, alongside contributions from special guests joining to discuss the week's big stories.

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Monocle on Saturday: 21 January 2023:

Charles Hecker joins Georgina Godwin to flick through the weekend papers before we meet author and monk Shoukei Matsumoto at the World Economic Forum in Davos and visit London Art Fair.

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13921 Jan 2023

Monocle on Saturday: 21 January 2023: 

Charles Hecker joins Georgina Godwin to flick through the weekend papers before we meet author and monk Shoukei Matsumoto at the World Economic Forum in Davos and visit London Art Fair.

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13814 Jan 2023

Monocle on Saturday: 14 January 2023: 

Georgina Godwin and the weekend’s biggest discussion topics. Terry Stiastny will go through the newspapers and Monocle 24’s Andrew Mueller rounds up what we learnt this week.

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1377 Jan 2023

Monocle on Saturday: 7 January 2023: 

Georgina Godwin and Stephen Dalziel review the weekend’s papers and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller recaps what we learned this week.

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13617 Dec 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 17 December 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and Alice Sherwood leaf through the weekend’s papers, Andrew Mueller recaps what we learned this week and we hear about an upcoming literature festival in Colombia.

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13510 Dec 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 10 December 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and historian Alex von Tunzelmann review the day’s papers, Monocle’s contributing editor, Andrew Mueller, examines the week’s stranger news stories and Sian Wyn Owen tells us all about ‘The River Cafe Look Book: Recipes for Kids of all Ages’.

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1343 Dec 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 3 December 2022: 

Georgina Godwin presents a festive broadcast from Zürich, as The Monocle Christmas Market is in full swing in the Swiss city. We check in with a few of our vendors, discuss the weekend’s top stories with Noelle Alejandra Salmi and hear from Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé.

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13325 Nov 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 26 November 2022: 

Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, has the latest from Turkey. Plus: the political journalist and author Terry Stiastny reviews the day’s newspapers and Monocle 24’s Tom Webb sits down with Finland’s new culture ambassador, Paula Parviainen.

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13219 Nov 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 19 November 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and historian Alex von Tunzelmann review the Saturday papers. Plus: Monocle’s contributing editor Andrew Mueller on the week’s stranger stories and we hear from US film critic Darcy Paquet, who translated the subtitles for the South Korean film ‘Parasite’.

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13112 Nov 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 12 November 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and former diplomat Lewis Lukens discuss US politics. Plus: Russia analyst Stephen Dalziel reviews the day’s newspapers and we hear from Dubai Design Week’s director, Kate Barry.

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1305 Nov 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 5 November 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and Die Welt’s Stefanie Bolzen review the Saturday papers. Plus: Monocle’s contributing editor Andrew Mueller on the week’s under-reported stories and our Lisbon correspondent Gaia Lutz on why we should visit Portugal.

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12929 Oct 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 29 October 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and Monocle’s Latin America affairs correspondent, Lucinda Elliott, examine Brazil’s crucial presidential run-off. Plus, historian Alex von Tunzelmann reviews the papers and Andrew Mueller reports on another manic week in newsrooms everywhere.

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12822 Oct 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 22 October 2022: 

Georgina Godwin reviews the Saturday papers with communications expert Simon Brooke. Plus, Andrew Mueller’s spin on the news cycle and the very latest from Frankfurt Book Fair.

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12715 Oct 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 15 October 2022: 

Emma Nelson reviews the Saturday papers with journalist Latika Bourke, Andrew Mueller offers his take on the past seven days and Monocle’s David Stevens joins us from Turin.

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1268 Oct 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 8 October 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and the political journalist Terry Stiastny examine the day’s papers, we look ahead to Austria’s presidential election and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller brings us the week’s weird and wonderful stories.

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1251 Oct 2022

Monocle on Saturday: 1 October 2022: 

Georgina Godwin and broadcaster Petroc Trelawny review the day’s papers, Andrew Mueller offers a wistful take on the past seven days and Monocle’s editor-in-chief, Andrew Tuck, eases us into the weekend.

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