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Monday 28 September

Mon, 2020-09-28 22:00
‘The New York Times’ publishes tranches of Donald Trump’s long-concealed tax returns. Plus: we speak to the mayor of Leuven in Belgium and ask what GB News will mean for the UK’s news landscape.


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

‘Vic Reeves Art Book’

Mon, 2020-09-28 21:00
Comedian and artist Jim Moir, better known as Vic Reeves, joins Robert Bound to talk about his new book, a collection of his paintings that range from the dark to the absurd.


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

Tall Stories 225: No. 77 China Eastern Plaza Premium Lounge, Shanghai

Mon, 2020-09-28 13:50
Monocle’s David Stevens discusses the joy that simple luxuries can bring when you’re halfway through a trip around the world.


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

Monday 28 September

Mon, 2020-09-28 13:00
The IATA’s Chris Goater tells Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé how the aviation industry can prevent an economic catastrophe. Plus: the Swiss narrowly back procuring new fighter jets; the latest on Austria’s municipal elections; and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella delivers her weekly cultural round-up.


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

Monday 28 September

Mon, 2020-09-28 08:00
We learn more about Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee and get to know Leuven, the city named as Europe’s new capital of innovation. Plus we bring you the latest climate and energy news.


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

UBS Global Visionaries: Dr Daniel Cordaro of The Contentment Foundation

Mon, 2020-09-28 01:00
This week we are joined by another of the inspirational thought leaders and innovators that UBS supports and celebrates through its Global Visionaries programme. This time it’s the turn of Daniel Cordaro of The Contentment Foundation. Cordaro’s mission is to improve the lives of millions around the world by creating scalable mental wellbeing technologies and transformative programs for institutions.


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

Max Seeck

Sun, 2020-09-27 13:00
Georgina Godwin speaks to the Finnish best-selling author Max Seeck, whose unique and gripping style of crime fiction is earning him plaudits across the world. He discusses the influence of his military past and the inevitable comparisons with Stieg Larsson.


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

Live from Zürich

Sun, 2020-09-27 10:00
Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé and guests Wolfram Klingler, Cornelia Meyer and Urs Bühler on the weekend’s top topics, plus check-ins with Monocle’s editors in London and Hong Kong.


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

Highlights from Monocle 24

Sun, 2020-09-27 01:00
Highlights from the past week on Monocle 24 including: Booker prize-nominated author Brandon Taylor; ​Mexican chef Santiago Lastra; and journalist ​Razia Iqbal recalling one of the last interviews Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave before her death.


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

And finally, Florida

Sat, 2020-09-26 13:00
In the final episode in our series on the 2020 US presidential election, we take a close look at Florida, the most crucial of swing states. What makes it so volatile? How can Donald Trump or Joe Biden win there? And who is Florida Man? Andrew Mueller talks to Bianca Padró Ocasio, Michael Grunwald and Craig Pittman.


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

‘The Modern House’, ‘Modern Ikebana’, ‘Material’

Sat, 2020-09-26 11:00
This week we speak with The Modern House’s co-founder Matt Gibberd about the agency’s new print title. Plus the editors of ‘rakesprogress’ magazine chat about their new book ‘Modern Ikebana’ and craftsman Nick Kary leafs through his book ‘Material’.


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

Monocle On Saturday: 26 September 2020

Sat, 2020-09-26 10:00
A round-up of the day’s international papers, a letter from Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck, a look ahead to the Cheltenham Literature Festival, plus how the Comedy Women in Print award supports female comedy writers.


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

Friday 25 September

Fri, 2020-09-25 22:00
Republicans commit to a peaceful transition after the election; an attack in Paris; and New York’s Metropolitan Opera cancels an entire year of performances. Plus: a revival of the long lunch?


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

Ben Rhodes

Fri, 2020-09-25 21:00
In our first episode of a special series on the US election, Monocle’s Tomos Lewis sits down with Ben Rhodes, the former speechwriter, foreign-policy adviser and deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama. He talks about how the US has changed since the Obama years and about his new podcast “Missing America”.


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

Eureka 216: Ÿnsect

Fri, 2020-09-25 13:00
Antoine Hubert is the CEO and co-founder of Ÿnsect, a French agri-tech company that farms insects to make high-quality feed for fish, plants and pets. Launched in 2011, the company is a leader in environmentally friendly products and farming techniques. To date it’s raised almost $200m and is in the process of building an automated insect farm in Amiens in Northern France, with plans to expand the vertical farming model around the world.


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

Friday 25 September

Fri, 2020-09-25 13:00
Does Germany’s army have a problem with far-right extremism? Plus: an update on a suspected terrorist attack in Paris, Japan’s diplomatic push, Art Basel’s Marc Spiegler and fashion news with Dana Thomas.


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

Olivier Nsengimana

Fri, 2020-09-25 09:38
Rwandan veterinarian Olivier Nsengimana tells us about his mission to save the endangered grey-crowned crane, an elegant bird that represents wealth and prosperity but has been poached for people to keep as a pet.


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

Friday 25 September

Fri, 2020-09-25 08:00
We look ahead to a Swiss referendum on the purchase of F-35 fighter jets, get the latest business headlines and hear about the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to cancel a full year of performances.


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

Thursday 24 September

Thu, 2020-09-24 22:00
US cities protest following a grand jury ruling on the death of Breonna Taylor. Plus: a Republican former White House advisor on immigration reform; and the Zürich International Film Festival gets underway.


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

The Chiefs conference

Thu, 2020-09-24 21:00
We gathered some of the sharpest minds in hospitality and city living to discuss how the world should move forward. Topics ranged from urban forests to mobility, the future of the office and tips from the mayor of Athens.


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

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