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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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Wednesday 13 November:

Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Robert Fox and Georgina Godwin discuss the biggest news of the day: the future of Bolivia after Evo Morales, how much countries can do to protect their elections from foreign meddling and the floods in Venice.

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202113 Nov 2019
30 min

Wednesday 13 November: 

Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Robert Fox and Georgina Godwin discuss the biggest news of the day: the future of Bolivia after Evo Morales, how much countries can do to protect their elections from foreign meddling and the floods in Venice.

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202012 Nov 2019
30 min

Tuesday 12 November: 

Mary Dejevsky, Alex von Tunzelmann and Andrew Mueller discuss the day’s top news stories: Nigel Farage’s non-aggression pact with the Tories, leaders in exile and the bromance between presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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201911 Nov 2019
30 min

Monday 11 November: 

Emma Nelson, Terry Stiastny and Michael Binyon discuss the day’s top news stories: the Vox party becoming the third-biggest force in Spain’s congress, how much Russian money is funding UK politics and the demise of France’s bakeries.

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201810 Nov 2019
30 min

Sunday 10 November: 

Emmanuel Macron’s recent change of tone has caught the attention of many. Florence Biedermann examines who the French president is targeting with his rhetoric. Plus: A review of the Sunday newspapers.

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20179 Nov 2019
30 min

Saturday 9 November: 

Stephen Dalziel, who covered the collapse of the Soviet Union for British media, joins Georgina Godwin and Vincent McAviney as Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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20168 Nov 2019
30 min

Friday 8 November: 

Monocle’s editorial team analyse the week in current affairs, including the UK’s upcoming election, 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and whether James Dean should really be back on our screens via CGI.

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20157 Nov 2019
30 min

Thursday 7 November: 

Lance Price and Yossi Mekelberg join Andrew Mueller to discuss the UK election campaign, why Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is at the centre of political deadlock and how speaking a second language can open doors.

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20146 Nov 2019
30 min

Wednesday 6 November: 

Journalists James Rodgers and Adam LeBor discuss the ongoing impeachment process in the US and why the UK Tory party are being accused of manipulating video footage. Plus: should the working week be shorter?

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20135 Nov 2019
30 min

Tuesday 5 November: 

Juliette Foster and Jonathan Fenby discuss the news stories of the day as the US informs the UN of its intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change. Plus: Turkey’s plan to send captured IS fighters back to their home countries and how Microsoft in Japan boosted its employees’ productivity by up to 40 per cent.

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20124 Nov 2019
26 min

Monday 4 November: 

Holly Dagres and Somnath Batabyal explain what US sanctions against Iran mean for other oil-buying nations. Plus: Toxic smog in New Delhi and, as the UK elects a new speaker, we discuss how the role differs in other countries.

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20113 Nov 2019
30 min

Sunday 3 November: 

Has Brexit soured France’s relationship with the UK? Plus: an irreverent look at the week’s best stories and a review of the world’s best Sunday supplements.

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20102 Nov 2019
30 min

Saturday 2 November: 

Emma Nelson, Quentin Peel and Joy Lo Dico discuss next month’s UK general election and the art of writing an obituary, then sift through some of the weekend’s weightier supplements.

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20091 Nov 2019
30 min

Friday 1 November: 

Today is the first day the UK was supposed to be out of the EU – but it’s still in. We discuss what a tremendous surprise this was. Plus: a bad week for Boeing and we reflect on a soft-power triumph: the Rugby World Cup.

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200831 Oct 2019
30 min

Thursday 31 October: 

Tessa Szyszkowitz and Kapil Komireddi join Andrew Mueller to ask why Narendra Modi allowed far-right EU MEPs to visit Kashmir. Plus: endangered buildings and should social media allow political campaigning?

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200730 Oct 2019
30 min

Wednesday 30 October: 

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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