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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. Nominated for ‘Best Daily Podcast’ in the 2022 British Podcast Awards.

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Friday 5 August:

Hannah Lucinda Smith has the latest on Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Chris Cermak rounds up US news and the Monocle team weighs in on elections in Colombia and Brazil. Plus: the Bilbao effect, a proposed smart linear city in Saudi Arabia and Henry Rees-Sheridan’s weekly Letter from New York.

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22745 Aug 2022
40 min

Friday 5 August: 

Hannah Lucinda Smith has the latest on Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Chris Cermak rounds up US news and the Monocle team weighs in on elections in Colombia and Brazil. Plus: the Bilbao effect, a proposed smart linear city in Saudi Arabia and Henry Rees-Sheridan’s weekly Letter from New York.

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22734 Aug 2022
40 min

Thursday 4 August: 

Alex von Tunzelmann and Yossi Mekelberg discuss Alex Jones’s defamation trial and the role of conspiracy theories, the first Israel-bound flight in Saudi airspace and the future of aviation. Plus, an interview with Ukraine’s minister for digital transformation.

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22723 Aug 2022
40 min

Wednesday 3 August: 

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. Nominated for ‘Best Daily Podcast’ in the 2022 British Podcast Awards.

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22712 Aug 2022
40 min

Tuesday 2 August: 

Marie Le Conte and Alessio Patalano discuss the killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, confusing claims from UK prime ministerial candidate Liz Truss and France’s plans to scrap the TV licence fee. Plus: Simon Kuper on ‘Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK’.

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22701 Aug 2022
40 min

Monday 1 August: 

Baria Alamuddin and Robin Lustig ask whether the Ukraine grain deal will hold. Also: Nancy Pelosi begins her closely watched Asia tour, the anniversary of the Beirut port explosion approaches and Spain tells workers to ditch their ties. Plus: an interview with Lea Ypi, author of ‘Free: Coming of Age at the End of History’.

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226929 Jul 2022
40 min

Friday 29 July: 

We look back on five months of war in Ukraine with Olga Tokariuk, look forward to Italy’s September elections with Ed Stocker, and review Pope Francis’s week-long trip to Canada with Sheena Rossiter. Plus: Mr Blobby.

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226828 Jul 2022
40 min

Thursday 28 July: 

Daniella Peled and Justin Quirk discuss how to avoid a nuclear war, the European energy crisis, if new political parties are always a flop and the Spanish government’s body-positive summer campaign. Plus, On This Day in 1794 Robespierre was overthrown in France.

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226727 Jul 2022
40 min

Wednesday 27 July: 

Justin Spike has the latest on Hungarian politics after a speech by Viktor Orbán is condemned as “pure Nazi”. Plus: Latika Bourke and Phil Clark discuss Sergey Lavrov’s African tour, the controversy over Australian football jerseys and the most memorable political debate moments.

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226626 Jul 2022
40 min

Tuesday 26 July: 

Andrew Mueller, Elisabeth Braw and Alice Sherwood discuss Russia’s decision to cut gas supplies. Plus: should Russians be allowed to holiday in Europe and how much do facts matter in the race to lead the UK?

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226525 Jul 2022
40 min

Monday 25 July: 

Andrew Mueller, Aliona Hlivco and Gwilym David Blunt on the day’s biggest news, including Ukraine’s grain exports, the Pope’s tour in Canada and what we know of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest so far.

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226422 Jul 2022
38 min

Friday 22 July: 

Andrew Mueller and Monocle’s in-house panellists discuss the day’s biggest news, including Ukrainian grain export, calls for a more practical immigration approach in the UK, and how Brazil is getting into true crime.

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226321 Jul 2022
45 min

Thursday 21 July: 

Andrew Mueller, Nadine Batchelor-Hunt and Michael Binyon cover the day’s top stories, including the resignation of Italian PM Mario Draghi, Europe’s concerns about Russian gas, and why we should appreciate Australian architecture.

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226220 Jul 2022
33 min

Wednesday 20 July: 

Nabila Ramdani and Steve Crawshaw ask how Kyiv can fight ‘war fatigue’. Plus: revelations about the UK’s Rwanda asylum plan, awkward moments at leaders’ meetings and Italy’s ambassador to Ukraine.

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226119 Jul 2022
40 min

Tuesday 19 July: 

Isabel Hilton and Stephen Dalziel discuss climate security and inaction; the contenders to be the UK’s next prime minister; independent media; and whether art should be graded? Plus: documenting the war in Ukraine.

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226018 Jul 2022
36 min

Monday 18 July: 

Andrew Mueller, Latika Bourke and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera tell us what makes for a great leader. Plus: an interview with the mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, and what Australia and Colombia can teach Europe about battling sweltering temperatures.

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