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14 April 2016

Episode 235

30 minutes

This week is all about how we experience our cities. We discover the joys of urban tree-climbing, hop over to sunny Portugal with our Lisbon Passport and hear the sounds of the Amazon in Times Square.

14 April 2016

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Times Square and the Amazon

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On average 300,000 people walk through Times Square each day; on a busy day that number can exceed 460,000. The Times Square Arts programme makes this busy place a little more friendly and this April it has teamed up with Soundwalk Collective to bring the sounds of the Amazon to the streets.

6 minutes

Chapter 2

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

Lisbon Passport

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There are a few different ways to explore a city: getting lost as you discover hidden pockets; tagging along with locals; or religiously following your favourite travel guide. Now another option has been added to the Portuguese capital: Lisbon Passport.

7 minutes

Chapter 3

13 minutes

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Chapter 3

The joys of urban tree-climbing with Jack Cooke

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Above our heads is a place to escape from the hustle and bustle: our city's trees. Jack Cooke, author of the ‘The Tree Climber’s Guide’, urges us to release our inner gibbon. Monocle’s Bill Leuty takes a leafy tour.

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