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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 30 July:

Monocle’s Olympics correspondent Kieran Pender unpacks week one of the Tokyo Games. Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Louis Harnett O’Meara discuss Brazil’s film archive being destroyed by fire, government handouts and a goodbye to ‘The X-Factor’.

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200530 Jul 2021
40 min

Friday 30 July: 

Monocle’s Olympics correspondent Kieran Pender unpacks week one of the Tokyo Games. Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Louis Harnett O’Meara discuss Brazil’s film archive being destroyed by fire, government handouts and a goodbye to ‘The X-Factor’.

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200429 Jul 2021
40 min

Thursday 29 July: 

Our bureau chief James Chambers explains Hong Kong’s census, before panellists Daniella Peled and Lance Price discuss UK coronavirus cases, apparent war crimes in Gaza, London’s potential holocaust memorial and New Zealand (is it the best place to go if society collapses?). Plus: our series on the Olympics continues.

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200328 Jul 2021
40 min

Wednesday 28 July: 

The latest on the 6 January committee hearing with Suzanne Lynch in Washington, DC. Our panel, Natalia Sobrevilla Perea and Stephen Dalziel, discuss UK travel rules, Peru’s Pedro Castillo and US-Russia talks in Geneva. Plus: our Olympics series continues.

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200227 Jul 2021
40 min

Tuesday 27 July: 

Our Beirut correspondent, Leila Molana-Allen, on the country’s new (old) leader. Nadine Batchelor-Hunt and Jonathan Fenby discuss the UK’s crime plan, China’s tech crackdown and smoking on film. Plus: our series on Olympic moments turns to Canada.

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200126 Jul 2021
40 min

Monday 26 July: 

We are live in Tunis with Layli Foroudi to get the latest on the country’s political crisis, and Isabel Hilton and Michael Binyon discuss the US-China Tianjin meeting, Afghanistan and climate change goals. Plus: our Olympics series continues with a look at Rio 2016.

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200023 Jul 2021
40 min

Friday 23 July: 

Monocle’s Olympics correspondent Kieran Pender reports from the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, with analysis from our panel in the studio too. Plus: we examine US Republicans and Jair Bolsonaro’s vaccine tactics in Brazil and CNN’s move into streaming.

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199922 Jul 2021
40 min

Thursday 22 July: 

We hear from Suzanne Lynch in Washington, DC as US Republicans reject a probe on the Capitol riots. Our panellists Charles Hecker and Yossi Mekelberg discuss Hungary’s referendum on its anti-LGBT law, extreme weather and Cuban protests, and our regular feature ‘On This Day’ takes us to 1894 and the world’s first car race.

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199821 Jul 2021
40 min

Wednesday 21 July: 

Robin Lustig and Mary Dejevsky on France-UK border crossings, the Tokyo Games and Liverpool losing World Heritage status. Plus: a Nord Stream 2 update with Elisabeth Braw and Marie Le Conte on her new book ‘Honourable Misfits’.

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199720 Jul 2021
40 min

Tuesday 20 July: 

Christopher Sabatini discusses the ongoing crisis in Haiti. Then, Terry Stiastny and James Rodgers explore the impact of Dominic Cummings’ revelations on Boris Johnson, Project Pegasus and more. Plus: Monocle’s James Chambers on the Gay Games in Hong Kong.

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199619 Jul 2021
40 min

Monday 19 July: 

John Everard and Latika Bourke on ‘freedom day’ as all coronavirus restrictions are lifted in England. We also discuss Germany’s devastating floods and ask whether Kim Jong-un is afraid of K-pop. Plus: ‘Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories’.

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199516 Jul 2021
40 min

Friday 16 July: 

Chiara Rimella and Chris Cermak on the future of the US-German relationship, Italy’s anti-homophobia law and alfresco dining in the UK. Plus: Tomos Lewis on Canada’s election prospects and the Cannes Film Festival.

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199415 Jul 2021
40 min

Thursday 15 July: 

We get the latest from Angela Merkel’s trip to the White House with Ryan Heath in Washington, DC. Then, Mary Dejevsky and Jonathan Fenby discuss British spies, China’s GDP figures and France’s coronavirus strategy.

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199314 Jul 2021
40 min

Wednesday 14 July: 

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Daniella Peled on the wave of protests in Cuba, Brazil and Colombia. Plus: the UAE becomes the first Gulf Arab nation to open an embassy in Israel and we visit Tokyo in 3D at the Mori Building.

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199213 Jul 2021
40 min

Tuesday 13 July: 

Marie Le Conte and Vincent McAviney discuss France and the UK’s respective coronavirus strategies, foreign aid cuts and South Korea’s ruling on workout tunes. Plus: Carlota Rebelo on LA mayor Eric Garcetti and the Emmy nominations.

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199112 Jul 2021
40 min

Monday 12 July: 

Quentin Peel and Lewis Lukens discuss the wave of protests in Cuba and what it means for the country. Plus: Donald Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and the G20 greenlights a global corporate tax.

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