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  • The revival of American satire, The Foreign Desk 164 - Radio 25 Feb '17, 12pm

    President Trump presents a formidable challenge to satirical writers, broadcasters, comedians and visual artists. What are the ins and outs of covering such an unpredictable president and more importantly, how do you satirise the self-satirising?

  • 10 years of Monocle, The Stack 235 - Radio 25 Feb '17, 10am

    Can news magazines survive 2017? And is starting a media venture in today’s climate a crazy idea? We ask Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé. Plus: The New York Times vanishes in China and the key menswear titles of the…

  • The Monocle Media Summit - Events - Shop 22 Feb '17, 2pm

    Be part of the audience as a stellar cast of chefs, entrepreneurs and industry experts join Monocle’s Markus Hippi and Josh Fehnert for a special live broadcast of our weekly food, drink and hospitality show. Expect a fun and fresh discussion on London’s position as a culinary capital...

  • Watch me now, The Entrepreneurs 268 - Radio 21 Feb '17, 12am

    It’s a tough time to be a wristwatch business. Swiss watch exports have plunged, global demand has sunk and the industry is in a slump. But is it all doom and gloom? Where are the opportunities? This week Daniel Giacopelli sits down with Stephen Pulvirent, managing editor at the world...

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  • Is London’s food scene broken? , The Menu 280 - Radio | 24 Feb '17, 7pm

    Is London’s food scene broken? In a special edition live from Monocle HQ, Grace Dent, Nicholas Lander, Martin Morales and Jonathan Downey discuss what needs fixing in the capital’s restaurants – and what they can teach the rest of the world.

  • Tall Stories 44: Pirelli Tower, The Urbanist - Radio 20 Feb '17, 5pm

    Tall Stories 43: Hong Kong’s street names Our Hong Kong bureau chief James Chambers gives us a snapshot of how the city’s historical ties with the UK can be seen all across its streets – and what that means for residents.

  • Interesting report by Monocle on Stockholm Design Week

    Stockholm syndrome, Section D 279 - Radio 18 Feb '17, 8am

    Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the main event of Stockholm Design Week, held in Stockholmsmässan, the city’s international conference centre. The fair features all the big brands you’d expect but also promotes independent designers and student work – and Greenhouse acts as a spri...

  • GF Smith papermakers - Culture with Robert Bound 279 - Radio 14 Feb '17, 5pm

    GF Smith was founded in 1885 and in December 2016 opened a new showroom in London to showcase its work and colour palette. Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco visited the space and spoke with the company’s director of business development Margaret Sweeney.

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