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‘Year Ahead 2019’: part one

Sun, 2018-12-09 17:00
This week, in the first of two special programmes, we dive into the UBS CIO Year Ahead 2019, the definitive investment outlook for the next 12 months. The report’s editor in chief is among the guests from UBS Wealth Management who will address the key issues set to define the year ahead, from navigating volatility and asset allocation to incorporating the “three Ls” of liquidity, longevity and legacy into planning for the future.


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

Noah Horowitz, Paddy Butler, Yasmin Seale and Paulo Lemos Horta

Sun, 2018-12-09 13:02
As Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in the US, we hear about some of the highlights from the art fair’s director Noah Horowitz, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas and gallerist Bree Zucker. Plus, Christmas reads with Libreria bookshop’s Paddy Butler, and we learn the backstory of classic tale ‘Aladdin’ with Yasmin Seale and Paulo Lemos Horta.


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

Zürich Christmas Market 2018

Sun, 2018-12-09 11:00
Get in the festive spirit for a special edition of the show, broadcast live from The Monocle Christmas Market in Zürich. Raclette at the ready.


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

Christine and the Queens

Sun, 2018-12-09 10:02
The French singer’s first album ‘Chaleur Humaine’ launched in 2015 and topped the charts in France and beyond. Since then, Christine and the Queens has travelled the world, performed with Elton John and famously got spanked on stage by Madonna in Paris. Her new release ‘Chris’ is a funk-filled record full of sexual references and plays on androgyny. Ahead of her tour, the singer sits down with Monocle’s Chiara Rimella to discuss her record, her evolving persona and gender boundaries.


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

Julian Sayarer

Sat, 2018-12-08 16:02
Julian Sayarer is a true adventurer: he broke a world record in his mid-twenties, he’s hitchhiked through middle America and travelled by boat to remote islands in Asia. It’s come together with his background in political science to create a critically acclaimed travel-writing style – politics at roadsides – as he discusses with Georgina Godwin.


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

Does Europe need an army?

Sat, 2018-12-08 13:02
A unified European army is not a new idea but whenever it’s raised it’s usually forgotten just as quickly. Will this time be any different? And, if it is, what would a unified military force look like? Andrew Mueller is joined by Elisabeth Braw, Ulrike Franke and Christian Mölling.


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

Festive cheer

Sat, 2018-12-08 11:02
Join Tyler Brûlé for a special edition of ‘The Stack’, live from the Monocle Christmas Market in Zürich.


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

Highlights from Monocle 24

Sat, 2018-12-08 10:02
All the best bits from the past seven days on Monocle 24 carefully curated by Markus Hippi and Fernando Augusto Pacheco. This week: director Barry Jenkins on his new James Baldwin adaptation; the big man himself – Santa Claus; and New Zealand pop duo Broods perform live.


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

Friday 7 December

Fri, 2018-12-07 23:00
We get the latest from Paris, where major tourist attractions are closing as police prepare for another violent weekend amid the ‘yellow vests’ movement. Plus: we hear why the Greek prime minister is meeting Russia’s Vladimir Putin and find out why a famous New York bookshop is spurning protected heritage status.


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

Recipes from the Black Sea

Fri, 2018-12-07 20:02
Culinary discoveries from the Black Sea region, why the Mallorcan capital is becoming a food destination in its own right and a unique family wine business from Portugal.


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

Friday 7 December

Fri, 2018-12-07 19:00
We look ahead to this weekend’s election in Armenia, discuss whether a Brexit TV debate would help clarify anything about an increasingly confused political issue, get the latest from Canada and discuss Pantone’s chosen colour of the year.


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

Eureka 127: Violet Cakes

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:30
Claire Ptak opened Violet, her bakery in East London, in 2010 after moving to the UK from California five years earlier. She trained at Chez Panisse under renowned chef and restaurateur Alice Waters and, earlier this year, caught the eye of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who hired her to make a cake for their wedding.


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

Friday 7 December

Fri, 2018-12-07 13:00
Who will succeed Angela Merkel as the head of Germany’s Christian Democrats? Plus: a snap election in Armenia, the world’s largest start-up event in Helsinki and why living coral has been named the colour of 2019.


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

The Sessions at Midori House: Broods

Fri, 2018-12-07 10:00
Live music from Kiwi brother-and-sister pop duo Broods, who will release their album ‘Don't Feed The Pop Monster’ next February.


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

Friday 7 December

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:00
We get the latest from peace talks about the conflict in Yemen, assess the future of Germany’s CDU as Angela Merkel prepares to step down and review the top stories in issue two of Monocle’s ‘Winter Weekly’. Plus: Poland is set to name 100 national dishes.


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

Edition 1844

Thu, 2018-12-06 23:00
Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special guests both there and across the Americas, as well as experts and analysts at our studios in London.


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

Athens special

Thu, 2018-12-06 20:02
To coincide with the release of our new Athens travel guide, Monocle’s Venetia Rainey takes the temperature of the city she calls home.


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

Thursday 6 December

Thu, 2018-12-06 19:00
We assess the first week in office for Mexico’s new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as Amlo. Plus: we discuss the memorial for former US president George HW Bush, get the latest from the Cop24 climate summit and learn why Luxembourg is looking to make public transport free.


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

Extra: Printworks

Thu, 2018-12-06 16:30
The cavernous halls of the Printworks, an old newspaper printing plant in London district Canada Water, have been turned into a major destination for lovers of electronic music. The team behind the project are keen to get the most out of their building, which also happens to be a historical landmark in its own right.


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

Thursday 6 December

Thu, 2018-12-06 13:00
Can UN-sponsored talks end the war in Yemen? We also ask whether Emmanuel Macron can appease disgruntled protesters in France, check-in at Art Basel Miami Beach and find out why some people in a small Swedish town sabotage a straw goat to celebrate Advent.


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

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