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Omar Shahid Hamid

3 hours 36 min ago
Omar Shahid Hamid is an award-winning Pakistani writer. A serving member of the Karachi Police, he has been actively targeted by various terrorist groups and wounded in the line of duty. He’s hailed for his ability to translate the complexity of life in Pakistan, especially the criminal underbelly of Karachi, into nail-biting crime fiction.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Dr Martin Shaw, Matthias Orsett and Ben Myers

5 hours 36 min ago
We take a look at the roots of narrative as we meet master storyteller and mythologist Dr Martin Shaw. Plus, we reflect on a fertile time for experimental music with the man behind a new compilation, Matthias Orsett, and we peek into the dark corners of culture with novelist Ben Myers.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Who's the boss?

8 hours 36 min ago
Tyler Brûlé is joined by Benno Zogg and Juliet Linley for a look at how the global press is covering the pandemic and whether the tone of the discussion needs a rethink. Plus: Andrew Mueller’s look at what we learnt this week.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Highlights from Monocle 24

17 hours 36 min ago
Highlights from the past week on Monocle 24 presented by Markus Hippi. As many find themselves spending more time at home, we delve into the world of great recipes; Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé looks at the impact of coronavirus on the print industry; and we hear from the award-winning Nigerian novelist, Oyinkan Braithwaite.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

A century of multilateralism

Sat, 2020-03-28 12:00
If we date modern multilateralism from the founding of the League of Nations, it is an idea which celebrates its hundredth birthday this year. As the world attempts to tackle a global crisis, what have our multilateral institutions learned? Andrew Mueller is joined by Sarah Cliffe, Edward Girardet and John Everard.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Jim Moore, Gill Saunders and Margaret Timmers

Sat, 2020-03-28 10:00
This week we speak with legendary creative director Jim Moore, plus we look at a new book about the historical importance of posters.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Edition 2136

Sat, 2020-03-28 09:00
Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big business and frontline politics, this is the programme you need to hear to make sense of a dynamic and sometimes volatile world.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Edition 441

Fri, 2020-03-27 20:00
Our guide to the world of food, drink and entertaining, The Menu serves up interviews with the world’s most creative chefs, introduces the makers behind the scenes and the ingredients that will soon be landing on your restaurant table.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Eureka 190: Laka

Fri, 2020-03-27 12:25
Tobias Taupitz is the CEO and co-founder of Laka, a London-based insurance company aimed at cyclists, which has found great success is upending the traditional insurance model. Members contribute to a collective fund and only have to pay if claims are made in the community.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Friday 27 March

Fri, 2020-03-27 12:00
Monocle's editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, and Bloomberg's Ed Robinson assess the economic impact of coronavirus. Plus, the latest as Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19, Monocle’s Andrew Mueller reflects on an extraordinary week in newsrooms across the world and our global countdown shows solidarity with our listeners in Italy. 


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Edition 2195

Fri, 2020-03-27 07:00
The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news programme. Join Monocle 24’s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

A pandemic in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Fri, 2020-03-27 06:00
Our Rio de Janeiro correspondent reports on Jair Bolsonaro’s dangerous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: cultural institutions embrace the online world and how urban planners are using their one-walk-a-day to look forward to a friendlier future. 


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Monocle Reads: Ben Arthur

Thu, 2020-03-26 23:16
Ben Arthur is a songwriter and producer who hosts and interviews notable literary figures on his podcast SongWriter, where he explores stories and “answer songs”. It’s now his turn to be interviewed.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Coronavirus and the climate

Thu, 2020-03-26 20:00
More than a quarter of the world’s population is currently living under lockdown. Restrictive measures are necessary to keep us – and our cities – safe. What is the impact on our planet of people staying at home, offices closing and factories stopping?


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tomorrow's CEO

Thu, 2020-03-26 15:08
We take a look at how younger generations stand to re-shape the workplace and ask what skills they'll need to navigate future uncertainties. Will the C-Suite leaders of tomorrow need university degrees? And what can today's C-suite learn from the new generation as it enters the workplace.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 26 March

Thu, 2020-03-26 12:00
Tyler Brûlé, Monocle’s editor in chief, and Chris Smith, our health and science correspondent, have the latest on the fight against Covid-19. Plus, why some authoritarian countries are in denial about the virus, the latest business news and we offer some life hacks if you are working from home. 


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Extra: Setting the scene

Thu, 2020-03-26 10:15
In the age of coronavirus, broadcast news has never been more important. We visit Bloomberg TV's London HQ, designed by Norman Foster, to find out what it takes to build a cutting-edge news set.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Extra: Setting the scene

Thu, 2020-03-26 10:15
In the age of coronavirus, broadcast news has never been more important. We visit Bloomberg TV's London HQ, designed by Norman Foster, to find out what it takes to build a cutting-edge news set.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Extra: Setting the scene

Thu, 2020-03-26 10:15
In the age of coronavirus, broadcast news has never been more important. We visit Bloomberg TV's London HQ, designed by Norman Foster, to find out what it takes to build a cutting-edge news set.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 26 March

Thu, 2020-03-26 07:00
As China pushes propaganda supporting its fight against coronavirus, will it have difficult questions to answer? Plus: Bolsonaro loses public confidence, cultural tips for self-isolation and we hear from Tyler Brûlé.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

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