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Tuesday 20 August

4 hours 2 min ago
Are the world’s superpowers entering a new arms race? We also examine India’s space ambitions and ask whether nations should be allowed to strip jihadists of citizenship. Plus: Brigitte Macron goes back to school.


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

Edition 2037

9 hours 2 min ago
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.

Crisis looms in Italy

10 hours 2 min ago
A political crisis looms in Italy, dark days ahead for Lebanon’s economy, US department stores experiment with second-hand clothing and how would the UK react to Jeremy Corbyn as caretaker prime minister?


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

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Mon, 2019-08-19 22:00
Last week saw the UK release of what is supposedly Quentin Tarantino’s penultimate film: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Robert Bound, Simran Hans and Tim Robey discuss the counter-culture, cowboys and controversies surrounding it.


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

Monday 19 August

Mon, 2019-08-19 20:00
Monocle’s Daniel Bach is joined Latin America specialist Victor Bulmer-Thomas and former UK diplomat John Everard to discuss the outlook for Argentina’s embattled president, South Korea and Japan’s trade-war standoff and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Plus: the latest opinion from Monocle’s editors.


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

Tall Stories 170: Cuba’s Coppelia

Mon, 2019-08-19 17:14
We take another flick through the pages of our ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper, this week visiting the hulking modernist flagship of Cuba’s state owned ice-cream brand Coppelia. It’s been serving scoops for more than half a century and has become a symbol of the nation’s resilient culture.


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

Urban preparedness

Mon, 2019-08-19 16:30
In the final episode of What Moves You, with Rimowa, we meet legendary streetwear iconoclast Jeff Staple, who has been at the beating heart of the industry for more than 20 years. He explains how his passion for the culture has shaped his prodigious travel itinerary. Plus: the lowdown on the globalised history of trainers from shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack.


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

Monday 19 August

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:00
Should Donald Trump send more US troops to Afghanistan? We also examine attempts to unseat UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Plus: Monocle’s Guy De Launey on North Macedonia and Iceland bids farewell to a glacier.


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

Monday 19 August

Mon, 2019-08-19 09:00
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.

Edition 6

Mon, 2019-08-19 08:00
Now you can listen to The Monocle Minute and The Weekend Edition, our free-to-subscribe email newsletters. This snappy daily audio bulletin delivers news, views and a swathe of recommendations from our editors, correspondents and bureaux. Stay informed and inspired with Monocle.


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

Adélaïde Bon

Sun, 2019-08-18 16:00
Adélaïde Bon is a French actor and writer. Her debut book is already a bestseller in France and now ‘The Little Girl on the Ice Floe’ has just been published in English. This compelling book, a powerful and personal account of the end of innocence, is changing the conversation around sexual violence.


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

Bat For Lashes, Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’ and Tiffany Francis-Baker

Sun, 2019-08-18 14:00
Natasha Khan, AKA Bat For Lashes, talks us through her dreamy, LA-inflected new album, ‘Lost Girls’. Plus: we meet Tiffany Francis-Baker, whose new book, ‘Dark Skies’, explores humanity’s complicated and mystical relationship with the night, and we get a special report on composer Mort Garson’s cult classic album for plants, ‘Plantasia’.


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

Sunday 18 August

Sun, 2019-08-18 11:00
Vincent McAviney and Adam LeBor join Paul Osbourne to discuss the world headlines and the international Sunday newspapers.


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

Highlights from Monocle 24

Sun, 2019-08-18 02:00
Highlights from the past seven days on Monocle 24 presented by Tom Edwards and Fernando Augusto Pacheco. This week we speak to the editor of ‘New York’ magazine and discuss the results of the Argentinian primaries.


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

Can a cure for Ebola be a cure for the DRC?

Sat, 2019-08-17 14:00
As two new anti-Ebola treatments prove effective, making the disease potentially 90 per cent survivable, we ask how close we are to completely beating the virus, what a cure could mean for ending violence in the DRC and how big a role widespread diseases still play in restricting Africa’s development. Andrew Mueller is joined by Dr Ike Anya, Dr Margaret Harris and J Stephen Morrison.


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

Robin Givhan, Katie Vanneck-Smith, Andrew Gallix

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
This week on The Stack we speak to Pulitzer prize-winning Robin Givhan, fashion critic for ‘The Washington Post’. Plus: Katie Vanneck-Smith from slow news outlet ‘Tortoise’ and author Andrew Gallix on why writers are fascinated by Paris.


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

Saturday 17 August

Sat, 2019-08-17 11:00
Juliette Foster and Charles Hecker join Emma Nelson for an insightful look at the week’s news and a rustle through the weekend newspapers.


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

Edition 1

Sat, 2019-08-17 10:15
Monocle 24 provides the perfect soundtrack to your weekend. Ease into Saturdays and Sundays with Monocle Weekends, featuring a leaf through international newspapers and insights from an array of leading figures in the arts, media, literature and design.


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

Cointreau’s 170 years

Fri, 2019-08-16 22:00
As Cointreau celebrates it 170th anniversary, how has the French liqueur brand remained relevant? Plus: why some of the world’s best sea salt comes from southern Portugal.


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

Friday 16 August

Fri, 2019-08-16 20:00
Monocle 24 producers Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Paige Reynolds and Ben Rylan join Andrew Mueller to discuss Argentina, protests in Russia and the fallout from the Pacific Island Forum. Plus: Monocle’s senior editor Rob Bound talks about the art of filling air time in sport and Josh Fehnert takes us through the latest edition of ‘The Summer Weekly’ newspaper.


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

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