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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: 8 August 2020:

The biggest discussion topics from Italy, a round-up of the weekend’s Brazilian papers and what we’ve learned over the past seven days. Georgina Godwin and guests set the tone for the weekend.

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158 Aug 2020

Monocle On Saturday: 8 August 2020: 

The biggest discussion topics from Italy, a round-up of the weekend’s Brazilian papers and what we’ve learned over the past seven days. Georgina Godwin and guests set the tone for the weekend.

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141 Aug 2020

Monocle On Saturday: 1 August 2020: 

A look at the diverse Booker Prize longlist, a leaf through the day’s international newspapers, plus what we learnt this week.

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1325 Jul 2020

Monocle On Saturday: 25 July 2020: 

We discuss how the publishing industry is changing to give more visibility to underrepresented writers, how the city of Florence is getting back on track after the worst of the pandemic, and we take a look at the weekend’s papers.

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1218 Jul 2020
60 min

Monocle On Saturday: 18 July 2020: 

How the hospitality industry is getting back to business in London. Plus: an art project for asylum seekers during lockdown and a look at the weekend’s hot discussion topics.

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1111 Jul 2020
41 min

Monocle On Saturday: 11 July 2020: 

A look at the day’s top discussion topics, a fresh project to support the arts sector after the pandemic and new music by singer-songwriter Waiting for Smith.

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104 Jul 2020
45 min

Monocle On Saturday: 4 July 2020: 

We hear about ‘The Lockdown Plays’ podcast, speak to Philip Jones of ‘The Bookseller’ about the British Book Awards and review the newspapers with Charles Hecker of Control Risks. Plus: our editor’s weekly column.

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927 Jun 2020
60 min

Monocle On Saturday: 27 June 2020: 

How Hay Festival is getting back to business, the London Contemporary Voices alternative choir and what’s making headlines in the Faroe Islands. Plus: a round-up of the day’s Lusophone newspapers.

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820 Jun 2020
60 min

Monocle On Saturday: 20 June 2020: 

How the pandemic has boosted populist movements, a campaign for more diverse statues in London and Dustin Lance Black’s fight for LGBTQ rights. Plus: a round-up of the day’s newspapers.

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713 Jun 2020
60 min

Monocle On Saturday: 13 June 2020: 

What we learned this week, a look at the weekend offering of Italy’s ‘La Repubblica’ newspaper and a round-up of Brazil’s papers.

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66 Jun 2020
60 min

Monocle On Saturday: 06 June 2020: 

Georgina Godwin and guests set the tone for the weekend with a look at the day’s headlines and fresh news stories. Plus: a round-up of what we’ve learned in the past seven days.

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530 May 2020
60 min

Monocle On Saturday: 30 May 2020: 

The weekend’s top discussion topics, a round-up of the day’s fresh news stories and our culture editor recommends what to watch and listen to right now.

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423 May 2020
30 min

Monocle On Saturday: 23 May 2020: 

We look at the top stories in the weekend newspapers, meet the founder of the perfume brand Gallivant and speak to the director of the film ‘Cook Off’. Plus: Carlo Bonini of ‘La Repubblica’ on what’s in his publication this weekend.

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316 May 2020
40 min

Monocle On Saturday: 16 May 2020: 

A look at the weekend’s essential newspaper stories and the evening’s special Eurovision broadcast. Plus: how Hay Festival, one of the world’s leading literary conventions, is going online this year.

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29 May 2020
35 min

Monocle On Saturday: 9 May 2020: 

Monocle’s Georgina Godwin hosts a line-up of guests for a round-up of fresh newspapers and a discussion of the weekend’s most interesting stories.

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12 May 2020
60 min

Monocle on Saturday: 2 May 2020: 

A look at the weekend’s Lusophone papers, we hear from Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck, plus drinks expert Joel Harrison shares his top tips for cocktails made at home.

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