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Monocle is a global briefing covering international affairs, business, culture and design.


  • I talk to @Monocle24 about how design is covered in print:

    Enduring appeal - Section D 237 - Radio 27 Apr '16, 8am

    Today we turn our editorial gaze back onto our own turf and consider how to cover a subject as diverse and delightful as design in print and online. Are magazines as influential as they used to be and do clicks and online articles pay the bills? We also mull over the effects of the in...

  • Explainer 11: How to choose a new UN secretary general?, The Foreign Desk - Radio 23 Apr '16, 2am

    Explainer 12: What Dilma’s impeachment means for the rest of the world The attempted impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has thrown the country into turmoil but the impact of Brazil’s political crisis will not be felt solely inside its own borders. 21 Apr 2016 Explainer ...

  • Radio 16 Apr '16, 7am

    All the best bits from the past seven days on Monocle 24. This week we talk Hollywood and politics with Marc Adelman and profile Austria’s Conchita Wurst ahead of Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference in Vienna. Plus: London synth-pop trio Wild Palms play in the studio at Midori House.

  • Thursday 14 April, The Globalist 1164 - Radio 14 Apr '16, 7am

    As a German satirist is put under police protection after insulting the Turkish president, we ask why freedom of speech has become a matter of international politics. We also report from yesterday’s rally for Bernie Sanders in New York. Plus: why gourmet food is good for you, providin...

  • I speak some words on this internet radio thingy

    1891: Victorian London, The Urbanist 227 - Radio 16 Apr '16, 1pm

    We head back in time to find out how different London looked in 1891 and go through some of the city’s achievements to get a glimpse of what life was like in the capital. We explore the architectural legacy of Victorian London, see how the introduction of the railway changed the city ...

    1. Radio 16 Apr '16, 7am
  • Garth Greenwell, Meet the Writers 16 - Radio 26 Mar '16, 3pm

    Garth Greenwell’s ‘What Belongs To You’ has been hailed as a new US classic, the great gay novel of our times and the first great novel of 2016. We hear the story behind this extraordinary new talent as he talks about growing up gay in Kentucky, encountering poetry through opera and l...

  • Episode 228, The Entrepreneurs 228 - Radio 24 Feb '16, 8pm

    Ghostly International was founded at the turn of the millennium in the college dorm room of DJ and Detroit native Sam Valenti IV. Since then the cult-favourite record company has signed on everyone from Matthew Dear to Gold Panda and evolved beyond music into design, clothing, tech an...

  • Who will follow Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe?, The Foreign Desk 117 - Radio

    Who will follow Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe?, The Foreign Desk 117 - Radio | 02 Apr '16, 12pm

    The Foreign Desk - Who will follow Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe? The Robert Mugabe era is stumbling to an end: the 92-year-old is no longer a charismatic speaker and his aura of invincibility has long since disappeared. We ask who will follow him and what his departure will mean for…

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