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Highlights from Monocle 24

4 hours 49 min ago
A big week for diplomacy as the Nato summit takes place in Madrid. We visit the new Royal College of Art building, meet the duo behind Suri toothbrushes, flick through the history of festivals and cities, and look back at the life and legacy of Italian businessman Leonardo del Vecchio.


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

Nato’s Madrid summit: the most important yet

Sat, 2022-07-02 13:00
In this special episode, the team travels to Madrid for Nato’s most important summit in generations. How much stronger has Russia made the alliance, if only by accident? Andrew Mueller speaks to Lithuania’s foreign minister, Gabrielius Landsbergis; the head of policy planning in the office of the secretary general at Nato, Benedetta Berti-Alberti; and Slovenia’s minister of foreign affairs, Tanja Fajon.


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

Mafalda Anjos from ‘Visão’ and Russ Slater from ‘Sounds and Colours’

Sat, 2022-07-02 11:00
This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak to Mafalda Anjos, editor in chief of celebrated Portuguese weekly ‘Visão’. Plus: Russ Slater from Latin American cultural title and record label ‘Sounds and Colours’ on its compilation featuring the new sounds of Rio.


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

Monocle on Saturday: 2 July 2022

Sat, 2022-07-02 10:00
Monocle’s Georgina Godwin and the political journalist Terry Stiastny explore the day’s weighty papers and we hear from Denmark’s foreign minister, Jeppe Kofod.


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

Topping the pastry game

Fri, 2022-07-01 21:00
Maira Yeo on the skills that made her the best pastry chef in Asia. Plus: how Turkish restaurateur Umut Ozkanca wants to change people’s perceptions of his home country’s food and how spices have changed world history.


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

Friday 1 July

Fri, 2022-07-01 19:00
As the Nato summit wraps up, we hear from Greece’s ambassador, Spiros Lambridis. Monocle’s Chiara Rimella and Alexis Self look at Tory sleaze and Venice’s plans to fight mass tourism. And we ask: what does the Supreme Court decision on the Environmental Protection Agency mean for cities and climate change?


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

Eureka 301: Flow Hive

Fri, 2022-07-01 16:31
Meet Stuart and Cedar Anderson, the father-son duo who are the co-founders of Flow Hive, a revolutionary product that has reshaped the honey-extraction process and offers critical support to bees.


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

Friday 1 July

Fri, 2022-07-01 13:00
What has prompted Russia to resume attacks in southern Ukraine? Plus: the latest on another highly contentious ruling by the US Supreme Court, the business headlines and an incident-packed week in Madrid.


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

Vitali Shkliarov

Fri, 2022-07-01 12:00
The Belarusian-American democratic activist and political strategist sits down with Christopher Cermak to discuss what it was like to work on Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns, his imprisonment in Belarus and his lifelong goal to help opposition politicians challenge authoritarian regimes in eastern Europe.


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

Friday 1 July

Fri, 2022-07-01 08:00
How is China marking the 25th anniversary of Beijing ruling Hong Kong? Plus: the dissolution of parliament and calls for more elections in Israel, and a record heatwave in Japan.


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

Monocle Reads: ‘Every Family Has a Story’

Thu, 2022-06-30 22:15
On ‘Monocle Reads’ this week, we give you a highlight from the Hay Festival, where Georgina Godwin spoke to bestselling author and psychotherapist Julia Samuel about her latest book, ‘Every Family Has a Story’. Diving deep into eight case studies, she reveals how deeply we are influenced by our families and offers insights into how we can face challenges together.


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

Extra: Ljubljana Biennial

Thu, 2022-06-30 22:10
Our Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, visits the Slovenian capital for the world’s longest-running design biennial.


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

Festivals and cities

Thu, 2022-06-30 21:00
Not only do festivals bring culture and fun to urban areas but they can also be the driving force behind regeneration – or even grow to define a city.


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

Thursday 30 June

Thu, 2022-06-30 19:00
Isabel Hilton and Lewis Lukens on the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover and Xi Jinping’s visit. They also discuss Vladimir Putin’s ambitions in Ukraine; China and Russia’s reactions to the Nato summit; and the first black woman to become a US Supreme Court justice. Plus: an interview with Luxembourg’s defence minister.


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

Summer soundtrack, part three

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:00
Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco has fashioned the ultimate holiday playlist full of fresh releases and timeless classics.


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

Edition 17

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:00



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

Edition 2794

Thu, 2022-06-30 13:00
A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.


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

Thursday 30 June

Thu, 2022-06-30 08:00
Ukraine dominates the agenda at this week’s Nato summit. Plus: the latest from the 6 January hearings in the US, a crackdown on press freedoms in the Philippines, and a new exhibition on Afrofuturism in London.


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

Suri

Wed, 2022-06-29 21:00
Gyve Safavi and Mark Rushmore are the founders of the innovative toothbrush brand that champions great design, accepts no compromise when it comes to performance and has established market-leading sustainability credentials. Plus: María Mendiluce of the We Mean Business Coalition.


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

Wednesday 29 June

Wed, 2022-06-29 19:00
Belgium’s ambassador to Nato speaks to Andrew Mueller at the alliance summit in Madrid. Sarah Churchwell and Charles Hecker discuss revelations and consequences of the Capitol riot hearings, women in leadership and Germany’s Peace Prize for literature. Plus: Nic Monisse visits a temporary performance space at the London Festival of Architecture.


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

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