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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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The final day of the Republican National Convention:

This year’s Republican National Convention has put forward a convincingly re-energised Trumpism that stands in stark contrast to Biden’s ailing Democratic campaign. We take stock on the event’s final day. Plus: Keir Starmer hosts leaders for the European Political Community summit and umbrella rentals take off in Japan. 

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281218 Jul 2024
37 min

The final day of the Republican National Convention 

This year’s Republican National Convention has put forward a convincingly re-energised Trumpism that stands in stark contrast to Biden’s ailing Democratic campaign. We take stock on the event’s final day. Plus: Keir Starmer hosts leaders for the European Political Community summit and umbrella rentals take off in Japan. 

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281117 Jul 2024
39 min

Democracy in wartime 

How can democracy function in a conflict zone? We explore that question with a focus on Ukraine. Plus: day three of the Republican National Convention and will Portugal force shopping centres to close on Sundays?

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281016 Jul 2024
41 min

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention 

In his first public appearance since surviving an assassination attempt, Donald Trump was rapturously received at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Plus: Germany has banned a right-wing magazine and are Danish politicians spending too much time on social media?

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280915 Jul 2024
38 min

Tensions rise between China and Nato 

Nato has accused China of being a ‘decisive enabler’ of Russia in Ukraine. Beijing has rejected the claim and warned Nato against stirring confrontation. What is the path forward for relations between the two military powers? Plus: the fallout from the attempt on Donald Trump’s life and the Norwegian satellite bringing broadband to the Arctic.

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280812 Jul 2024
34 min

Ukrainian literature in wartime 

We speak to writer Anna Romandash about how Ukrainian literature has evolved over the course of the conflict with Russia. We also check in with Andrew Mueller on the final day of the 75th Nato summit in Washington and hear a live session from American singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux.

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280711 Jul 2024
38 min

Macron’s letter to the French 

Emmanuel Macron breaks a 10-day silence to publish a letter to the French, calling for a broad parliamentary coalition. But does his opinion matter any more? Plus: we check in on the last day of the 75th Nato summit in Washington.

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280610 Jul 2024
41 min

Biden addresses Nato 

Joe Biden is at the 75th Nato summit, hoping to reinvigorate both the organisation’s image and his own. Plus: Australia appoints an antisemitism envoy. And: should politicians and entertainment media ever mix?

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28059 Jul 2024
48 min

Russia, Ukraine and Nato 

As Ukraine mourns dozens killed in the worst Russian airstrikes in months, Nato leaders in Washington weigh up how to respond. Plus: Narendra Modi in Moscow – and should Milan’s main airport be renamed after Silvio Berlusconi?

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28048 Jul 2024
41 min

France’s snap election: a shake-up in parliament 

France’s shock election result feels like a victory for the left but how will a disrupted and hung parliament fare when it comes to actually governing the country? Plus, a check in from the 75th anniversary Nato summit in Washington DC.

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28035 Jul 2024
39 min

A Labour landslide 

As Labour celebrate a landslide victory in the UK election, Monocle’s staff gather at Midori House to dissect the rout.

 

 

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28024 Jul 2024
33 min

Polling day in the UK 

As voters cast their ballots in what has been billed as a historic election, we look back on the campaign and consider the likely outcomes. Plus: Joe Biden is bullish a week on from “debate-gate” and Japan’s war on floppy disks.

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28013 Jul 2024
37 min

UK elections: They think it’s all over... 

On the eve of a general election, even senior Conservative Party members seem resigned to a Labour landslide. But is the real jeopardy for Keir Starmer to be found in Scotland? Plus, Pyongyang’s fears of an “Asian Nato”, Giorgia Meloni’s condemnation of fascism in her party and cheese-related police misconduct in Germany.

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28002 Jul 2024
39 min

UK election: Has Keir Starmer done enough? 

With two days to go before UK voters go to the polls, we ask whether Keir Starmer and the Labour Party have done enough to end Conservative rule. Plus, can the French “republican front” hold against a resurgent National Rally and what role (if any) should the Taliban have in Afghanistan’s international relations?

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27991 Jul 2024
41 min

Elections in France: National Rally makes big gains 

After the far-right National Rally makes big gains in the first round of France’s parliamentary elections, we assess what it means for the nation’s politics. Plus: Joe Biden’s decision to soldier on and Swedish sleeper trains.

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279828 Jun 2024
38 min

Monocle’s Quality of Life Survey 

As Monocle’s annual quality-of-life special hits newsstands across the globe, our foreign editor, Alexis Self, explains the thinking behind this year’s rankings. Plus: a closer look at the US presidential debate.  

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