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The Late Edition

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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Friday 7 May:

Ahead of the relaunch of ‘The Daily’, it’s our last ‘Late Edition’. But it’s a packed show: a delve into Labour’s demise in the UK, a letter from New York and the office versus mobile working.

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24207 May 2021
20 min

Friday 7 May: 

Ahead of the relaunch of ‘The Daily’, it’s our last ‘Late Edition’. But it’s a packed show: a delve into Labour’s demise in the UK, a letter from New York and the office versus mobile working.

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24196 May 2021
20 min

Thursday 6 May: 

Should patents for coronavirus vaccines be waived temporarily? Plus: England’s mayoral elections and Switzerland’s new pitch to tourists, featuring Roger Federer and Robert De Niro.

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24185 May 2021
20 min

Wednesday 5 May: 

Elections take place in the UK tomorrow; we’ll assess what their results could mean for the state of the union. Plus: the future of Hong Kong’s public broadcaster and the prospect of a boom in cinemagoing as theatres prepare to reopen.

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24174 May 2021
20 min

Tuesday 4 May: 

India and the UK unveil a major new trade agreement, the US Supreme Court reviews gun control and we look at the winning design for a new, retractable floor at the Colosseum in Rome.

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24163 May 2021
20 min

Monday 3 May: 

The UK government looks at international travel, regional elections in Madrid heat up as an anti-lockdown candidate leads the race and the city of Liverpool trials a live-music event.

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241530 Apr 2021
20 min

Friday 30 April: 

We assess US president Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office. Plus: the UK’s soft power and a letter from New York City.

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241429 Apr 2021
20 min

Thursday 29 April: 

Joe Biden unveils his economic recovery plan to a joint session of Congress and The New York Times retires the term ‘op-ed’. Plus: whatever happened to the pop group?

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241328 Apr 2021
20 min

Wednesday 28 April: 

International shipments of medical aid arrive in India as it continues to battle record daily coronavirus infections. Plus: US president Joe Biden’s first address to congress and transforming office spaces into homes in the City of London.

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241227 Apr 2021
20 min

Tuesday 27 April: 

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau announces the deployment of the military to parts of the country hardest hit by a third wave of coronavirus infections. Plus: Italy’s green economic plan and the first findings from the 2020 US census.

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241126 Apr 2021
20 min

Monday 26 April: 

The EU hints at a reopening of summer travel for vaccinated Americans. Plus, this year’s Academy Award winners and Turkmenistan’s new national holiday dedicated to the country’s native breed of dog, the alabai.

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241023 Apr 2021
20 min

Friday 23 April: 

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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240922 Apr 2021
20 min

Thursday 22 April: 

US president Joe Biden unveils ambitious new climate goals. Plus: why celebrities run for political office and Italy’s espresso battles.

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240821 Apr 2021
20 min

Wednesday 21 April: 

Former police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty by a jury of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. Plus: this year’s World Press Freedom Index is published and the wrangle over Verona’s most famous balcony.

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240720 Apr 2021
20 min

Tuesday 20 April: 

Why is a third wave of coronavirus infections hitting Canada so severely? Plus: wildfires destroy South Africa’s national archive; and Collision, one of North America’s largest tech summits, begins in Toronto.

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240619 Apr 2021
20 min

Monday 19 April: 

Germany’s Green party put forward a candidate for chancellor for the first time in 40 years. Plus, a royal summit to decide the future of the monarchy, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the rise in dog theft in the UK.

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