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The Globalist

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.

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Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.

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26849 Dec 2021
60 min

Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.

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26838 Dec 2021
60 min

Wednesday 8 December: 

We discuss what happens now for the US, Russia and Ukraine after talks between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. Plus: unrest in the Solomon Islands, Rohingya refugees take on Facebook and the UAE adapts its working week.

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26827 Dec 2021
60 min

Tuesday 7 December: 

We discuss the spat between the US and China after Washington announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Plus: we dissect a meeting between Putin and Modi and learn more about the £4bn sale of Selfridges to a Thai conglomerate.

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26816 Dec 2021
60 min

Monday 6 December: 

We discuss the unfolding crisis at the Ukrainian border and Pope Francis’s visit to Cyprus and Greece. Plus: the latest in technology news and Laos’s new high-speed rail.

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26803 Dec 2021
60 min

Friday 3 December: 

We discuss whether Omicron will exacerbate global vaccine inequality and the controversy surrounding a presidential contender in the Philippines. Plus: why are Japanese workers dreading the office Christmas party?

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26792 Dec 2021
60 min

Thursday 2 December: 

We assess former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s warning to China over its threats to Taiwan and hear more about this year’s Turner prize winner. Plus: we’re live at Slush in Helsinki.

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26781 Dec 2021
60 min

Wednesday 1 December: 

We discuss the Nato meeting in Riga as Latvia calls for help to deter the Russian threat and Éric Zemmour’s declaration of his candidacy for next year’s French presidential election. Plus: The 'ArtReview' Power 100 list is announced.

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267730 Nov 2021
60 min

Tuesday 30 November: 

We get the latest on the global reaction to the Omicron variant and discuss the growing unrest over the economic situation in Lebanon. Plus: the latest aviation news and a record-breaking week in the entertainment industry.

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267629 Nov 2021
60 min

Monday 29 November: 

We explore the threat posed by the new coronavirus variant, and the tense border situation between Ukraine and Russia. Plus: the latest in art news, including a look at this year’s Turner prize shortlist.

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267526 Nov 2021
60 min

Friday 26 November: 

We explore Russia and China’s strengthening alliance, and look into France and Italy’s new Quirinale Treaty. Plus: on Black Friday, we ask what the future holds for the annual shopping bonanza.

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267425 Nov 2021
60 min

Thursday 25 November: 

We explore Germany’s coalition deal and discuss the challenges ahead for the country’s next chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Plus: the significance of an election in Honduras for relations between China and Taiwan, and this year’s Grammy awards.

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267324 Nov 2021
60 min

Wednesday 24 November: 

We discuss the vote that will decide whether Magdalena Andersson will become Sweden’s first female prime minister and look at Éric Zemmour’s problematic promotional tour. Plus: the modernisation of Finland’s postal service.

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267223 Nov 2021
60 min

Tuesday 23 November: 

We discuss US intelligence reports suggesting that Russia could be preparing to invade Ukraine. Plus, why the UK is extending a G7 invite to Asean members, and the modernisation of Finnish postal service Posti.

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267122 Nov 2021
60 min

Monday 22 November: 

We discuss the relationship between sport and China’s soft power. Plus: Narendra Modi’s repeal of last year’s farming laws in India and the reaction to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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267019 Nov 2021
60 min

Friday 19 November: 

We discuss the implications of the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse and preview this weekend’s election in Chile. Plus: the latest climate and environment news and a reflection on what we learned this week.

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