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


  • Branding Finland - Monocle Monocolumn / affairs 20 Feb '15, 2pm

    A silicon valley of social innovations, a land where the lakes are virtually drinkable, a country that has managed to export its unbeatable education system just as the French did with their healthcare and Médecins sans Frontières. This is how Finland sees itself in 2030, according to...

  • Japanese mascots - Monocle Film / Edits 19 Feb '15, 2pm

    As their cutesy, cartoon profiles – and fanbases – continue to soar, Japan's cuddly collection of corporate mascots has come to inhabit a central part of the nation's identity. We meet these celebrated creations and the people who bring them to life.

  • The Foreign Desk, episode 55, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 24 Jan '15, 5pm

    Steve Bloomfield speaks to Israel's ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, about life for Jews in Europe and their relationship with Israel in the aftermath of the terror attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris

  • The Menu: Madrid Fusión food fair, Singapore restaurateur Low Lik Peng, culinary news from Istanbul and more:

    The Menu, episode 173, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 06 Feb '15, 8pm

    We are at Madrid Fusión fair which has brought together some of the greatest innovators of the food industry. Plus special recognition for the oldest Lebanese restaurant in Paris and the week's headlines from Istanbul.

  • The Globalist - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 22 Jan '15, 8am

    After a State of the Union speech filled with hopeful words, how will Barack Obama enact his vision in a Republican-controlled congress? We also get the latest on Japan’s reaction to two of its citizens being held hostage by Islamic State, check the business headlines in Shanghai and ...

  • The Bulletin with UBS - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 04 Jan '15, 9am

    This week we take an in-depth look at the UBS Chief Investment Office Year Ahead 2015, which focuses on the ways that investors can navigate the occasionally choppy waters of an increasingly divergent world in the next 12 months.

  • The Foreign Desk, episode 49, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 13 Dec '14, 1pm

    Following the annexation of Crimea, Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield asks where Russia might start meddling next. With Mary Dejevsky, Tonia Samsonova and Max Sher.

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    The Globalist, episode 840, - Monocle 24 (Radio) / Shows 16 Jan '15, 7am

    We look at Yemen's role in the shootings in Paris and how it has become the world's al-Qaeda capital. Plus: as Thailand's new constitution looks at recognising a third gender, we ask how this will help ladyboys; we also see what is making business headlines in Moscow.

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