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Wednesday 27 January

2 hours 37 min ago
We discuss the potential diplomatic fallout caused by disruptions to Covid-19 vaccines in Europe and examine a trade deal between New Zealand and China. Plus: we look at the future of the Centre Pompidou.


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

Tuesday 26 January

Tue, 2021-01-26 21:00
We examine the EU’s argument with Covid-19 vaccine suppliers after they warn that they cannot deliver the expected volume. Also in the programme: Estonia becomes the only country in the world to have both a female prime minister and president and Cairo’s plans for a new tourist attraction.


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

What can we learn from unbuilt architecture?

Tue, 2021-01-26 20:00
We look at the winning design of the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work and author Christopher Beanland shares some unrealised visions for expressways. Plus: Sou Fujimoto explains how fragments of imagined ideas have been used in other projects.


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

Food Neighbourhoods 219: Recipe edition, Amy Elles

Tue, 2021-01-26 12:26
A Spanish-inspired recipe from the chef at The Harbour Café in the beautiful village of Elie on the eastern coast of Scotland.


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

Tuesday 26 January

Tue, 2021-01-26 12:00
We have the latest on an extraordinary row over the efficacy and availability of Covid-19 vaccines in Europe. Plus: Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigns, the headlines from Latin America and Monocle’s Nic Monisse has a round-up of urbanism news.


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

Tuesday 26 January

Tue, 2021-01-26 07:00
We assess the first direct talks between Greece and Turkey in five years and hear about Estonia’s first female prime minister. Plus: the latest instalment of our conflict-resolution series.


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

Edition 2346

Mon, 2021-01-25 21:00
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.

Monocle recommends

Mon, 2021-01-25 20:00
As many nations face at least the next few weeks stuck inside, we’ve enlisted TV critic Scott Bryan and music journalist Georgie Rogers to tell us the best things that are on television, streaming and coming out on record over the next month or so – all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.


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

Monte Testaccio, Rome

Mon, 2021-01-25 12:26
We look to an ancient Roman waste-management technique that has permanently shaped the city’s topography.


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

Monday 25 January

Mon, 2021-01-25 12:00
Monocle 24’s Dr Chris Smith assesses claims that some Covid-19 variants are more deadly than others. Plus: an update on Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the latest on anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands and Andrew Mueller delivers his good news round-up.


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

Monday 25 January

Mon, 2021-01-25 07:00
Does Russian president Vladimir Putin have a challenger? We look at the unrest in Russia as opposition politician Alexei Navalny attempts a call to arms. Plus: the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, the Egyptian revolution 10 years on and the first part of this week’s series on conflict resolution.


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

The UBS x Luminary Fellowship Program

Mon, 2021-01-25 00:00
Founder and CEO of Luminary, Cate Luzio (pictured), and Carey Shuffman, head of the Women’s Strategic Client Segment in UBS, discuss the UBS x Luminary Fellowship Program, which aims to support businesses owned by women of colour who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. It does so by delivering them the tools needed to rebuild, maintain, manage and grow their companies.


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

Alexandra Heminsley

Sun, 2021-01-24 12:00
Writer and bestselling author Alexandra Heminsley began her career in publishing before moving into journalism in 2004 and going on to become books editor at ‘Elle’. Her latest book, ‘Some Body To Love’ is an honest and thoughtful memoir that touches on difficult contemporary topics.


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

Live from Zürich

Sun, 2021-01-24 09:00
The weekend’s biggest talking points are dissected by Tyler Brûlé, Rob Cox and Chandra Kurt, with commentary from our editors in London and Milan. Plus: Christoph Amend of ‘Zeit Magazin’.


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

Highlights from Monocle 24

Sun, 2021-01-24 00:00
Highlights from the past seven days on Monocle 24. This week: Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the challenges Europe is facing; a favourite recipe from a top chef; and writer Max Porter discusses his new book.


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

Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Sat, 2021-01-23 13:00
In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck take a trip to Athens to visit Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Mansion Maximos. They discuss Greece’s newfound sense of national confidence, the strategic importance of the eastern Mediterranean and why Greece is back on the map for citizens, visitors and investors alike.


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

The future of migrant caravans

Sat, 2021-01-23 12:00
A migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US has been halted by military personnel in Guatemala, prompting speculation about the success of future migrations under the Biden administration. Andrew Mueller explains.


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

The state of news media in the US

Sat, 2021-01-23 10:00
This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with Jennifer Brandel, founder of media consultancy Hearken, on the state of news in the US. Plus ‘Boys! Boys! Boys!’ a new title on queer and gay photography.


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

Monocle On Saturday: 23 January 2021

Sat, 2021-01-23 09:00
We flick through the weekend’s papers across the Middle East and North Africa and examine the future relationship between the UK and the US under Joe Biden. Plus: Andrew Tuck’s Saturday column.


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

Friday 22 January

Fri, 2021-01-22 21:00
We discuss the EU and the vaccine, its post-Brexit relationship with the UK and the changing of the guard in US politics.


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

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