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Hear our take on the news and enjoy sharp reporting on the big stories every weekday. Tune in as our guest panel reviews the day’s events in Europe, follows developing stories in the Americas and welcomes early risers in Asia and Australasia. Plus: reports and analysis from Monocle’s correspondents and bureaux around the world.

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Friday 22 October:

Why ambiguity can be a force for good in international relations, how the media should report on right-wing politicians, and why you may get a bucket if you get your coronavirus jab in Finland.

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206522 Oct 2021
40 min

Friday 22 October: 

Why ambiguity can be a force for good in international relations, how the media should report on right-wing politicians, and why you may get a bucket if you get your coronavirus jab in Finland.

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206421 Oct 2021
40 min

Thursday 21 October: 

The WHO warns that the pandemic will continue longer than it needs to; Israel and the UAE sign an ambitious space-exploration agreement; and US secretary of state Antony Blinken visits Latin America. Daniella Peled, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Andrew Mueller discuss the day’s main stories.

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206320 Oct 2021
40 min

Wednesday 20 October: 

Latika Bourke and Tim Dowling discuss a damning new report on Jair Bolsonaro’s actions as Brazil’s president. Plus: Australia’s coronavirus policy and why the BBC has updated its visual identity.

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206219 Oct 2021
40 min

Tuesday 19 October: 

Stephen Dalziel and Kate Proctor discuss Russia’s decision to suspend its diplomatic mission to Nato, and the online abuse of public figures. Plus: an update from the start of Frankfurt’s Book Fair.

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206118 Oct 2021
40 min

Monday 18 October: 

Isabel Hilton and Kapil Komireddi discuss the legacy of former US secretary of state Colin Powell. Plus, China’s economic uncertainty and, as we look ahead to COP26, we ask whether it matters if the world’s biggest contributor to greenhouse gases only attends virtually.

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206015 Oct 2021
40 min

Friday 15 October: 

Monocle’s Chris Cermak and Chiara Rimella discuss the stabbing of British MP David Amess and how Germany honours Afghan veterans. Plus, our regular Letter from New York and reflections on 10 years of Monocle 24.

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205914 Oct 2021
40 min

Thursday 14 October: 

In a special live edition of ‘The Monocle Daily’, Marie Le Conte and Enrico Franceschini join Andrew Mueller and an array of guests live at the Monocle Media Summit. We look at the current state of global media and what the rest of Europe really thinks about the Northern Ireland protocol. Plus: Italy says goodbye to Alitalia.

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205813 Oct 2021
40 min

Wednesday 13 October: 

Robin Lustig and Nadine Batchelor-Hunt discuss the future of the Northern Ireland Protocol, climate multilateralism ahead of the COP26 summit and why record numbers of people are quitting their jobs. Plus: Monocle’s Chiara Rimella unpacks London’s Frieze art fair.

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205712 Oct 2021
40 min

Tuesday 12 October: 

Julie Norman and Somnath Batabyal discuss the Texan ban on vaccine mandates, where the energy crisis goes from here, India’s border reopening and the pitfalls of food diplomacy. Plus: the latest on the G20 summit on Afghanistan.

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205611 Oct 2021
40 min

Monday 11 October: 

Lynne O’Donnell and Vincent McAviney discuss the US and Taliban’s first talks in Doha, the way forward after a global deal on minimum corporate taxes, and whether corporate rebranding ever makes any sense. Plus: an interview with the winner of Canada’s Margolese prize for urban design.

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20558 Oct 2021
40 min

Friday 8 October: 

Paige Reynolds and Fernando Augusto Pacheco discuss the Nobel Peace prize and the power of journalism, the 2022 Eurovision song contest being hosted in Turin and 10 years of Monocle 24. Plus: an interview with ‘Major Labels’ author and rock critic Kelefa Sanneh.

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20547 Oct 2021
40 min

Thursday 7 October: 

Isabel Hilton and Mark Galeotti discuss the announcement of a summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin’s birthday and the New York Public Library’s decision to scrap late fees. Plus: London mayor Sadiq Khan.

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20536 Oct 2021
40 min

Wednesday 6 October: 

Caroline Frost and Michael Binyon discuss Boris Johnson’s speech at his party’s conference, the filibuster in the US and Spain’s proposal to help under-35s pay for rent. Plus: we report from the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

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20525 Oct 2021
40 min

Tuesday 5 October: 

Daniella Peled and Enrico Franceschini on the results of Italy’s local elections, the arrest of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and the first film to be shot in space. Plus: Carrie Lam’s annual address.

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20514 Oct 2021
40 min

Monday 4 October: 

Alex von Tunzelmann and Lewis Lukens discuss the Pandora Papers document leak, the UK’s new travel rules and the defection by nine players of a Cuban baseball team. Plus: can boycotting Amazon help high-street bookshops?

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