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New year’s resolutions

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4 January 2016

Episode 221

28 minutes


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We ring in the new year with comedian James Mullinger, who tells us why his resolutions for 2016 could leave him with a red face on Canadian television. Plus: we hear about New Year’s Eve celebrations from folk in Morocco, London and Amazonian Brazil.

4 January 2016

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Chapter 1

Comedian James Mullinger’s new year’s resolution

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James Mullinger has set himself the rather daunting task of performing his first ever stadium show to a (hopefully) sold-out audience in 2016 – and to make things a little bit harder he’s decided to film his efforts for television. Robert Bound speaks to the comedian about how making new year’s resolutions might just be the boost your career needs.

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Amazonian Brazil

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Monocle’s São Paulo correspondent Sheena Rossiter heads to Alter do Chao, a small Amazonian city in Brazil, to join in the week-long celebrations on its pristine river beaches.

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The quest for a New Year’s Eve party in Fes, Morocco

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We send reporter Lily Ames to Fes to find out how a holy Islamic city celebrates the new year.

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