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


  • Listen to @daveyjenkins and @TimbaSmits talking about 'What I Love About Movies' on @MonocleBrief radio:

    The Globalist, episode 766, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 06 Oct '14, 6am

    We discuss the outcome of yesterday’s first-round voting in Brazil’s presidential election, hear the latest from Hong Kong as the protests there appear to dwindle, there’s also a look at the rise of far-right parties in European politics, and we hear from those behind new book

  • Made in Wales - Monocle Film / Business 28 Aug '14, 10am

    From a lavender farm in the countryside to a denim mill revitalising a harbour town, Wales is using its traditions and craft to benefit new industries. Monocle films profiles two inspiring Welsh enterprises that are bringing international success home.

  • Culture - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 03 Sep '14, 9am

    Green Man festival special: Robert Bound and the culture team head to Green Man festival in Wales with music chats and sessions from Jeffrey Lewis, Daughter, Julie Byrne, Happyness and Nick Mulvey. Plus, we learn about the festival lifestyle with Pete Paphides, hear how to curate a co...

  • Alive and kicking - Monocle Magazine / Issue 77 23 Sep '14, 1pm

    The Viennese often underestimate what they have and how special it is – the local take on the city’s media scene is no exception. It perhaps takes an outsider to see that Vienna is one of the few cities with an independent weekly that is still independent, still weekly and still charg...

  • Good slice of positive Liverpool pr in this ep of monocle's urbanist

    The Urbanist, episode 149, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 21 Aug '14, 7pm

    Independent cities: we discuss whether London could ever become a separate city state, take a look at which areas work best for independent businesses, and visit a café in Vancouver for a digital detox experience. Plus, we find out how Istanbul’s urban landscape is evolving.

  • How can ISIS be defeated? Monocle 24's Foreign Desk tries to answer with @shashj, @emile_hokayem

    The Foreign Desk, episode 33, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 24 Aug '14, 12pm

    Monocle foreign-editor Steve Bloomfield chairs a discussion on the fight against Islamic State militant forces in Iraq and Syria. Featuring Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Services Institute and Iraqi commentator Zaid al-Ali.

  • Now available: The Stack - Episode 107

    The Stack, episode 107, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 13 Sep '14, 10am

    Tom Edwards sits down with the editor of ‘The Gentlewoman’, Penny Martin, to reveal the latest issue. We also have an in-depth look at the Brazilian newsstand, including the titles ‘Época’, ‘Piauí’, ‘Junior’ and ‘Plástica & Beleza’ with Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

  • Weekend Agenda 16/17 August - Monocle Monocolumn / 2014 15 Aug '14, 4pm

    Opening simultaneously in both Des Moines at the Viaduct Gallery, in Brisbane at the Künstler bookshop and also in Vienna this weekend, The Ones We Love showcases images of muses and loved ones that have been the inspiration of photographers from around the world. The exhibition featu...

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