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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: 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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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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25 Apr 2020
60 min

Monocle on Saturday: 25 April 2020: 

We discuss the resignation of Brazil’s justice minister after a row with President Bolsonaro, what explains the differences in how Asian nations have reacted to Covid-19, and take a look at the weekend papers.

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18 Apr 2020
60 min

Monocle on Saturday: 18 April 2020: 

Monocle’s Georgina Godwin and guests discuss the day’s most interesting stories and take a look at the weekend papers. Plus: Enrico Franceschini, the London correspondent for ‘La Repubblica’, on what’s in his newspaper this weekend.

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11 Apr 2020
60 min

Monocle on Saturday: 11 April 2020: 

Monocle’s Georgina Godwin and guests discuss the day’s news – including Easter in the Vatican and lockdown in the Welsh countryside. Plus: Christoph Amend of ‘Zeitmagazin’ on what’s in his publication this weekend.

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4 Apr 2020
60 min

Monocle on Saturday: 4 April 2020: 

Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé, Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief James Chambers and journalist and former Vatican correspondent Juliet Linley discuss the day’s most interesting news stories – live from Zürich.

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