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A selection of special interviews and reports from Monocle 24's correspondents and producers.

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1125 Apr 2017
30 min

Future of luxury travel: 

The future of luxury travel will certainly be fast-moving. Can small brands win big by telling better stories? Can long-haul travel really go low-cost? And will robots greet us in the lobbies of hotels or might common sense and human courtesy prevail? These are just a few of the questions posed at the Future of Luxury Travel panel discussion in Dublin, brought to you by Monocle and Conrad.

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1011 May 2016
46 min

Eurovision 2016 - Part 3: 

It’s all about Eurovision on our four-part weekly series leading up to the competition in Stockholm on 14 May. For the third show our Eurovision correspondents Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Georgina Godwin are joined by author and Eurovision expert Chris West to discuss the Eastern Bloc and we check in with our Istanbul bureau chief to find out why Turkey left the contest to create its very own version. Plus: William Lee Adams of Wiwibloggs asks if Eurovision can crack the US and we interview this year’s favourite: Russian entry Sergey Lazarev.

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93 May 2016
39 min

Eurovision 2016 - Part 2: 

For the second show in our four-part weekly series leading up to Eurovision in Stockholm on 14 May, our correspondents Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Georgina Godwin discuss how the competition has become so important for gay visibility in recent years; joining them are Mary Dejevsky, columnist for ‘The Independent’ and ‘The Guardian’, and Nick Duffy, the UK editor for ‘Pink News’. Plus: we welcome author and Eurovision expert Chris West to talk about the Eastern Bloc and talk to our Belgrade correspondent Guy de Launey about Serbia’s history at the event.

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825 Apr 2016
42 min

Eurovision 2016 - Part 1: 

It’s all about Eurovision on our four-part weekly series leading up to the competition in Stockholm on 14 May. For the first show our Eurovision correspondents Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Georgina Godwin will talk to the Swedish Ambassador; Christer Bjorkman, the producer of the live Eurovision show; and Anna Frid of Abba, the group that put Sweden on the map as the winners in 1974. Plus: we welcome author and eurovision expert Chris West and check in with our Stockholm correspondent Elna Nykanen Andersson.

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712 Jan 2016
25 min

Meet the makers: 

A special episode recorded at Detroit design brand Shinola's new Soho shop in London. Tune in to hear four UK-based brands – Dawson Denim, Hope in the Woods, London Tea Club and Blue Guy Pottery – chat with Monocle 24 about their lives and work.

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628 Jul 2014
44 min

Anne Zouroudi, author of the Hermes Diaktoros series, has written a thrilling short story exclusively for Mediterraneo

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514 Mar 2014
6 min

Tony Benn, a pivotal and hugely influential figure in British politics, has died at the age of 88. Last year Monocle's foreign editor, Steve Bloomfield, went to see Benn in his West London flat to look back on his long political career.

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417 Feb 2014
27 min

'A winter’s tale: Sarajevo 1984': Monocle's Tomos Lewis reports on Sarajevo’s Olympic legacy. It was the largest winter Games ever staged at the time and is still regarded as one of the most successful. But as the glow of the Games gave way to the horrors of war, how was Sarajevo transformed – and has its Olympic legacy been eroded entirely?

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327 Oct 2013
15 min

The music of Mali, like most African nations, is diverse, but its cultural importance spans far beyond its entertainment value. When armed militants imposed a ban on music in 2012, for 10 months musicians were forced to the front line. Monocle brings this special report on Malian music to assess the significance it has to its people.

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211 Jul 2013
24 min

Brazil’s Cultural Identity: Monocle’s Jack Phillips heads to São Paulo and speaks to the city’s musicians, sculptors and museum curators on how Brazil’s artists have helped give the country a sense of itself.

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117 Jun 2013
27 min

In this special feature-length documentary, M24 looks back on Iran's controversial 2009 presidential election and explores the future of the opposition Green Movement. Produced and presented by Daniel Giacopelli. Edited by Christopher Fitch. With special thanks to Dr Ali Ansari, Dr Michael Axworthy, Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, and Hooman Majd.

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