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The battle for Rojava

Sat, 2019-10-19 14:00
When US president Donald Trump withdrew US troops from Syria, he bewildered many among his own military, intelligence and foreign-policy establishments. But, most of all, his decision dismayed the Kurds of Northern Syria, long-serving allies to the US in the fight against Isis. As Turkish forces roll into the region known as Rojava, what, if anything, can the Kurds do to stop them?


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‘Interview: 50 Years’

Sat, 2019-10-19 12:00
We speak to Nick Haramis, editor in chief of ‘Interview’ magazine, about the title’s 50th anniversary and its new book, ‘Interview: 50 Years’. We also head to Frankfurt Book Fair and speak to the founder of ‘Hot Potato’.


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Saturday 19 October

Sat, 2019-10-19 11:00
Mary Dejevsky and Simon Brooke join Georgina Godwin to discuss Boris Johnson’s attempts to win support for his Brexit deal while Theresa May is struck by deja vu. Plus: Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff undercuts the president’s defence against impeachment and a look at the Saturday newspapers.


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Eating fish, nose to tail

Fri, 2019-10-18 22:00
Australia’s top chef Josh Niland on cooking fish with nothing going to waste. Plus: What happens when a Greek beverage brand launches a hotel and Jancis Robinson on how the world of wine is changing.


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Friday 18 October

Fri, 2019-10-18 20:00
Monocle's editor Andrew Tuck and affairs editor Chris Cermak join Andrew Mueller to discuss the latest on Brexit and leaf through the new edition of our magazine. Plus: Daniel Bach and Tomos Lewis look ahead to Canada’s election and Markus Hippi explains why Finland has a strange preoccupation with buckets.


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Eureka 170: Year & Day

Fri, 2019-10-18 18:58
Kathryn Duryea is the CEO and founder of Year & Day, the San Francisco-based tableware company making ceramics, cutlery and glassware. In creating a brand that helps people connect around the table at home, she set out on her own, finding partners in Italy and Portugal to craft the necessary pieces.


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Friday 18 October

Fri, 2019-10-18 14:00
The latest on the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry and Canada’s election, with opinion polls showing that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party and the Progressive Conservatives are neck and neck. Plus: Brazil’s singles chart.


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Friday 18 October

Fri, 2019-10-18 09:00
A showdown looms as the Boris Johnson takes his Brexit deal to Westminster. Plus: Thailand’s opposition parties make their voices heard, why Sweden searched for a Russian submarine that never existed and the films to watch this winter.


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Rules of diplomacy

Fri, 2019-10-18 08:00
Washington tells China’s diplomats to ask permission before they meet US officials. Plus: Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU won’t grant another Brexit extension after a deal is reached between London and Brussels, why German sniffer dogs are learning new skills and how bookshops can thrive in the future.


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Making space

Thu, 2019-10-17 22:00
How do you design and develop spaces for specific groups and activities? And how do these spaces affect the urban fabric of our cities? The use of public areas guides the way we connect with one another, so it’s important to get it right.


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Thursday 17 October

Thu, 2019-10-17 20:00
Peter Goodman and Terry Stiastny join host Guy De Launey to discuss the proposed new Brexit deal, the IMF’s warning that corporate debt could trigger the next financial crisis and Donald Trump’s strange and threatening letter to his Turkish counterpart.


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Extra: Best seats in the house

Thu, 2019-10-17 18:18
We speak to Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon of London’s Pinch Design about how to create furniture that’s elegant yet homely.


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Monocle Reads: Richard Davies

Thu, 2019-10-17 17:02
Former economics editor at ‘The Economist’, Richard Davies also served as advisor to the chancellor. His book ‘Extreme Economies’ explores life at the world’s margins. He travelled thousands of miles and interviewed 500 people to examine how humans and markets adapt to their environments, no matter how varied.


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Applied artistry

Thu, 2019-10-17 16:00
The world-renowned Scott Campbell owns Saved Tattoos in New York. His designs adorn the bodies of numerous famous customers, from Marc Jacobs to Courtney Love. But his craft doesn’t end at the tip of the needle: he is a visual artist too, known for his sculptures and watercolours. Monocle 24’s Carlota Rebelo meets him in his LA studio.


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Thursday 17 October

Thu, 2019-10-17 14:00
Does international diplomacy have written rules? We consider this question and also ask whether the proposed new Brexit deal will have the support of politicians in Westminster. Plus: The science behind a 20-hour non-stop flight and a look inside the latest edition of Monocle magazine.


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Edition 2079

Thu, 2019-10-17 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.


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Recapturing Mosul

Thu, 2019-10-17 08:00
It was only in 2017 that Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, was recaptured. Now, as fighting in Syria intensifies, the world is grappling with the possibility of a re-energised Isis. We hear from journalist James Verini, who witnessed the city’s recapture first hand. Plus: Frankfurt Book Fair and Andrew Mueller profiles Tunisia’s new president.


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Edition 418

Wed, 2019-10-16 22:00
Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, reinvigorating the family firm or developing new technology.


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Edition 1993

Wed, 2019-10-16 20:00
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.


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Explainer 187: Who is Kais Saied?

Wed, 2019-10-16 17:47
Tunisia has just elected a new president and it’s only the second time it has ever done so. Kais Saied is a big favourite among Tunisia’s impatient youth – but can he meet their expectations?


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