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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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Friday 22 January:

We discuss Joe Biden’s first full day in the Oval Office and ask how he can repair the relationship between the Democrats and GOP. Plus: we hear about the EU’s latest plans for a unified approach to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and get the latest behind the headlines.

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241322 Jan 2021
60 min

Friday 22 January: 

We discuss Joe Biden’s first full day in the Oval Office and ask how he can repair the relationship between the Democrats and GOP. Plus: we hear about the EU’s latest plans for a unified approach to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and get the latest behind the headlines.

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241221 Jan 2021
60 min

Thursday 21 January: 

We look ahead to Joe Biden’s term as the 46th president of the US. Also in the programme: Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the challenges Europe is facing and Canada’s new TV station that’s nurturing indigenous pride.

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241120 Jan 2021
60 min

Wednesday 20 January: 

We look to Washington as it prepares for Joe Biden’s inauguration and Donald Trump vacates the White House. Plus: we hear the latest from Uganda and get a round-up of the latest tech business headlines.

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241019 Jan 2021
60 min

Tuesday 19 January: 

We head to Moscow to get the latest on Alexei Navalny and then Down Under to learn about the drama around the Australia Open. Plus: a round-up of the top headlines from the world of art and culture.

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240918 Jan 2021
60 min

Monday 18 January: 

What will Armin Laschet’s election mean for both the CDU and Germany? Plus: Alexei Navalny is detained on his return to Moscow, the latest on Estonian politics and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller delivers a US-themed edition of his good news round-up.

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240815 Jan 2021
60 min

Friday 15 January: 

We get the latest on the WHO’s investigation in Wuhan and discuss the impact of Matteo Renzi’s decision to pull out of Italy’s coalition government. Plus: Andrew Mueller’s weekly column, What We Learned.

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240714 Jan 2021
60 min

Thursday 14 January: 

We get the latest from the US and the debate over whether to impeach Donald Trump for a second time. Plus: we look closer at Uganda’s general election and the opening of a major mafia trial in Italy.

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240613 Jan 2021
60 min

Wednesday 13 January: 

We get the latest from Taiwan as the visit of another high-profile US diplomat angers Beijing. Plus: we discuss a plan by the Greek government to create an EU-wide vaccine certificate and hear about calls to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.

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240512 Jan 2021
60 min

Tuesday 12 January: 

We discuss the likelihood of Donald Trump becoming the first US president to be impeached twice and get an update on relations between Seoul and Pyongyang. Plus: Paris pushes ahead with another bold green-city plan.

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240411 Jan 2021
60 min

Monday 11 January: 

We have the latest as plans to remove Donald Trump from office are unveiled. Plus: an update on Saturday’s plane crash in Indonesia, the race to succeed Angela Merkel and Andrew Mueller’s good news round-up.

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24038 Jan 2021
60 min

Friday 8 January: 

We get the latest from the US on the fallout from violent scenes at the Capitol and discuss Donald Trump’s final days in office. Plus: we untangle Italy’s latest political drama and meet photographer Richard Mosse.

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24027 Jan 2021
60 min

Thursday 7 January: 

Suzanne Lynch, Chris Cermak and Thomas Gift recap the chaotic scenes in Washington after Donald Trump’s violent supporters breached the Capitol building – and discuss what it means for the state of US democracy.

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24016 Jan 2021
60 min

Wednesday 6 January: 

We discuss how the direction of US politics will be decided by Senate runoff elections in Georgia and head to Qatar to hear what it will take to end the Gulf crisis. Plus: the latest TV and film news.

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24005 Jan 2021
60 min

Tuesday 5 January: 

We discuss the latest lockdown in the UK, which comes just as the first effects of Brexit are being felt by businesses and consumers. Plus: we ask why South Korea’s population is dropping and hear about the latest man-made monoliths causing a stir.

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23994 Jan 2021
60 min

Monday 4 January: 

We discuss Iran’s move to increase uranium enrichment and ask what it means for Joe Biden’s incoming administration. Plus: we check in with our Hong Kong bureau chief after media mogul Jimmy Lai is taken back to jail.

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