Latest podcasts on Transport

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23 May 2018
8 min

The Monocle Daily - Swiss railways: 

Transport specialist Christian Wolmar joins us to discuss Switzerland’s triumphant railways and the beauty of rail travel in the UK.

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18 Apr 2019
30 min

The Urbanist - In praise of the city airport: 

Bigger planes and more flights have forced many cities to move their key airport far from the centre. But there is something special about watching the city from above as you land in what feels like the middle of it. This week we ask what makes a great city airport.

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15 Nov 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - The London bus: 

We devote an episode to London’s most recognisable form of transport: the bus. Authors Travis Elborough and Joe Kerr discuss their book ‘Bus Fare’.

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17 Apr 2018
27 min

Monocle on Design - Design for the long haul: 

On the back of Qantas’s first non-stop Perth-to-London flight, we meet David Caon, the man charged with designing a comfortable long-haul experience. Plus: our first impressions from Milan Design Week 2018. 

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1 Mar 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Congestion charge: 

As London marks 15 years since it started getting cars off the streets with its congestion charge, we turn the spotlight to the UK’s roads. Does the congestion charge go far enough?

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30 Nov 2017
30 min

The Urbanist - Bike lights, trains and neighbours: 

Our man in Seoul climbs aboard one of the new express trains to the Olympic village, Dublin is the testing ground for a new smart bike light and when was the last time you spoke to your neighbour?

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25 Jul 2017
30 min

Monocle on Design - Driving force: automotive design special: 

Buckle up for a driving tour of the best in automotive design with Gordon Murray, the man behind the McLaren F1 road car. Plus: Monocle’s Robert Bound on the merits of being in the driving seat (and why George Jetson may have a steer on the future of motoring), and the third instalment of our Ljubljana design biennial mini-series.

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23 Jul 2017
19 min

The Bulletin with UBS - Electric vehicles: the road ahead: 

We take a drive into the UBS Q-Series Evidence Lab ‘teardown’ of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. It’s a granular study of the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle and extends beyond the automotive sector into the likes of technology, chemicals, capital goods, semiconductors and more.

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4 May 2017
5 min

The Monocle 100 - 99: Hit the road: 

We take to the road in this episode as we discuss why countries are best explored by car, including a drive from Osaka to Tokyo.

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24 Nov 2016
30 min

The Urbanist - All aboard – choo, choo!: 

The city that is bringing back trains from the late 1950s, an award-winning station with no town and how Austria is aiming to become Europe’s largest night-train operator.

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16 Nov 2016
30 min

The Entrepreneurs - Road ready: 

Cousins Robert Nightingale and Jonathan Cazzola grew up in the British countryside, where they developed a passion for vintage motorcycles. Amid careers in branding and design, they realised that the motorcycle world lacked a handsome and robust luggage and accessories brand and so decided to create one. The pair share the origins of their company, Malle London and tell us why they tested products on a 10,000-mile road trip across North America.

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11 Jul 2019
9 min

Meet the Writers - Monocle Reads: ‘Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees’: 

Conservation biologist Thor Hansen’s book ‘Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees’ outlines everything from the insects’ biology to their relationship with flowers, and discusses the threats posed to bees from climate change and pollution.

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28 Feb 2019
5 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Right on time: Vienna’s Silver Arrow: 

The Silver Arrow, the first generation of Vienna’s U-Bahn trains, was awarded the state design prize in 1981. Today the train is approaching its final destination but the design is not yet scheduled for departure.

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14 Jan 2019
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 139: Moscow's trolleybuses: 

Trolleybuses have been used extensively in Moscow since they first appeared in 1933. Now the city’s government wants to get rid of them, citing traffic concerns and maintenance costs.

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30 May 2018
3 min

The Foreign Desk - Explainer 117: What does a high-speed railway project have to do with diplomacy in Southeast Asia?: 

One of Southeast Asia’s largest infrastructure projects has stalled. But, as our Asia editor at large Kenji Hall explains, the high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore was about far more than a quick connection across the border.

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4 Dec 2017
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 85: Ho Chi Minh City’s scooters: 

Ho Chi Minh City is arguably most well known as being the site of one of the world’s most poignant political protests in the 1960s. But for modern-day visitors it is known for something more novel: scooters.

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7 Sep 2017
5 min

Monocle on Design - On Design 57: How do you upholster a commuter train?: 

Upholstering seats used by millions of people each day is no mean feat. Thankfully for Londoners, a line of ingenious designers have proven themselves up to the job of outfitting commuter trains.

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17 Aug 2017
7 min

Monocle on Design - On Design 54: Off the rail: saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Vienna’s trams: 

Many of Vienna’s older (and better-designed) trams are being phased out. We track the history of the vehicle that’s long kept the Austrian capital moving.

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