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Samantha Power: part II

Sat, 2020-01-18 13:00
Former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power also served as a foreign policy adviser for Barack Obama. She talks to Andrew Mueller about her memoir and discusses Obama’s foreign policy, Trump’s disruption of the diplomatic order and whether the US can reconcile its interests with its values.


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

Monocle, Gloria and Elsie

Sat, 2020-01-18 11:00
This week on The Stack we look inside Monocle’s new issue on gentle living. Plus: we speak to the founder of ‘Elsie’ and explore the vibrant art-book scene in New Zealand.


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

Edition 2081

Sat, 2020-01-18 10:00
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.

The rise of Portuguese gastronomy

Fri, 2020-01-17 21:00
How Bar Douro gave Portuguese food the recognition it deserves in London. Plus: drinks writer Fiona Beckett on getting the most out of non-alcoholic drinking.


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

Friday 17 January

Fri, 2020-01-17 19:00
We discover why some South Koreans are upset about an ambassador’s moustache, get het up ourselves about the misuse of nouns and verbs and look forward to the launch of Monocle 24’s latest show, Monocle on Sunday.


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

Edition 12

Fri, 2020-01-17 14:12
The Pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You’ll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the earth for future generations. Gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting received wisdom for the better; and learn how fearless action continues to be the crucial driver of change.


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

Friday 17 January

Fri, 2020-01-17 13:00
Peace negotiator Jonathan Powell on the best ways to resolve a military conflict. Plus: China’s birth rate plummets, a row over a US ambassador’s moustache, the week’s strangest stories and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on Austrian pop music.


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

Eureka 181: Volta Trucks

Fri, 2020-01-17 10:57
Carl-Magnus Norden is the CEO and founder of Volta Trucks, a Swedish company that’s developed an electric truck aimed at commercial use in dense urban areas. A serial entrepreneur, Norden came out of retirement in Switzerland to start the company.


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

Edition 2145

Fri, 2020-01-17 08:00
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 question of conscience

Fri, 2020-01-17 07:00
As the Italian government comes under pressure to modify its draconian security laws, we ask what’s next for the country’s immigration policy. Plus: why we need better copywriting in advertisements.


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

Small Cities

Thu, 2020-01-16 21:00
They’re not for everyone but the best small cities can have life-enhancing advantages. Living in them isn’t only about space, comfort and affordability – but a more community-minded feel too.


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

Thursday 16 January

Thu, 2020-01-16 19:00
Host Andrew Mueller is joined by Marie Le Conte and Alex von Tunzelmann to discuss Pope Francis appointing a woman to the Vatican’s Secretariat of State and the decision to let cameras into courts in England and Wales.


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

Extra: Cuba’s golden age of graphic design

Thu, 2020-01-16 14:18
Posters have always sought to persuade and this week we review the work of the Organisation of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America which is the subject of a bold exhibition at London’s House of Illustration.


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

Monocle Reads: Guy Spier

Thu, 2020-01-16 14:14
Guy Spier, a Zürich-based investor and author, talks to Georgina Godwin about his candid memoir, ‘The Education of a Value Investor’, which takes the reader into some of Wall Street’s darkest corners. It’s also a smart and practical guide to becoming a successful investor.


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

What is Russia really doing in Libya?

Thu, 2020-01-16 13:00
Could the US Senate vote to impeach Donald Trump? Plus: the latest on Putin’s power grab, Australian spin doctor Isaac Levido and Monocle’s Tomos Lewis on why a Welsh folk song has topped the UK’s iTunes chart.


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

Edition 2144

Thu, 2020-01-16 08:00
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.

President Putin’s grand plan

Thu, 2020-01-16 07:00
As the Russian government resigns following President Vladimir Putin’s proposed constitutional changes, we ask what the country’s longstanding leader has planned for Russia’s future. Plus: why you should sometimes take the media’s coverage of ‘outrage’ with a pinch of salt.


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

JJ Corry

Wed, 2020-01-15 21:00
Louise McGuane launched Irish-whiskey label JJ Corry in 2015 after spending more than 20 years working in marketing for premium drinks brands. She has revived the practice of whiskey bonding, a popular practice in Ireland before the industry was decimated in the 1930s. McGuane sources, matures and bottles her own blends and single malts from her family farm in County Clare.


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

Edition 2078

Wed, 2020-01-15 19:00
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.

Wednesday 15 January

Wed, 2020-01-15 13:00
Could Donald Trump strike a nuclear deal with Iran? Plus: the virologist Chris Smith on the outbreak of a mysterious virus in China, one of the world’s biggest art fairs gets a new boss and we ask what constitutes a reasonable expenses claim.


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

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