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Monocle 24: The Briefing

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.

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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.

Monday 25 October

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Why has Turkey’s president picked a fight with his Nato allies? We also explore what Germany’s new government will look like, why Croatia’s Eurosceptics are pushing back against plans to join the single currency and Japan’s royal wedding preparations.

Oct 25 2021

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Friday 22 October

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Has the US committed to defending Taiwan at all costs? Plus: we profile the hard-right French politician Éric Zemmour, find out why South Korea has joined the space race and reflect on the week’s stranger news stories.

Oct 22 2021

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Thursday 21 October

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Will greater vaccine equity help end the coronavirus pandemic? Plus: Donald Trump announces his plans to return to social media, the headlines from Latin America and Fernando Augusto Pacheco explores the UK’s pop charts.

Oct 21 2021

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Wednesday 20 October

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What should we know about North Korea’s new ballistic missile? Plus: English doctors warn the government that it needs a plan B to tackle coronavirus, the EU considers changing its fiscal rules and Brazil’s Globoplay arrives in Europe.

Oct 20 2021

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Tuesday 19 October

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Are leaders in Russia and Belarus intent on forming an ever-closer relationship? Plus: Monocle’s Dr Chris Smith on the so-called Delta Plus variant, an update on Italy’s local election results and Anna Brady has the very latest art-market news.

Oct 19 2021

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Monday 18 October

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What impact will the killing of David Amess have on the way that UK MPs operate? Plus, Barack Obama wades into Virginia’s governor race, we examine the significance of Kosovo’s local elections and David Whitehouse tells us about the first movie to be shot in orbit.

Oct 18 2021

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Friday 15 October

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We hear the latest from Brussels, as both the EU and the UK refuse to budge on their proposals to rework the Northern Ireland protocol. Plus: the day’s business headlines and an update on coalition talks in Germany.

Oct 15 2021

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Thursday 14 October

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We discuss a new advisory panel that the WHO says marks the final chance to discover the origins of coronavirus. Plus: we get a round-up of the latest urbanism news and countdown the pop charts in Nepal.

Oct 14 2021

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Wednesday 13 October

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The EU prepares to set out proposals to address the row with the UK about trade in Northern Ireland. Plus: Frieze Art Fair in London and Japan’s ruling party suggests increasing the country’s defence budget.

Oct 13 2021

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Tuesday 12 October

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A new report criticises the UK government’s response to the coronavirus-19 pandemic and Thailand announces that it will be reopening for tourists. Plus: the week’s biggest news from Latin America.

Oct 12 2021

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Monday 11 October

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We analyse the talks between the US and Taliban, conducted while Washington is desperate to get humanitarian aid into Afghanistan. Plus: with winter looming, can Russia help end Europe’s energy crisis?

Oct 11 2021

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Friday 8 October

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Are we witnessing the start of a new crisis in the Taiwan Strait? Plus: Monocle’s Mary Fitzgerald reports on Libya’s prospective presidential election, Armin Laschet prepares to step down as the head of Germany’s CDU and a round-up of the week’s stranger stories.

Oct 08 2021

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Thursday 7 October

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What will the world’s first malaria vaccine mean for Africa? Plus: Japan’s national election, a round-up of stories from Latin America and Fernando Augusto Pacheco travels to Austria for this week’s Global Countdown.

Oct 07 2021

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Wednesday 6 October

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The US and China meet to avert an international crisis over Taiwan. Plus: an update on Germany’s tricky coalition talks, the day’s business headlines and Frieze’s Nathan Clements-Gillespie previews this year’s showpiece.

Oct 06 2021

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Tuesday 5 October

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The US signals a hardline approach in trade relations with China. Plus: whistleblower allegations against Facebook, the papers and a Russian film crew’s quest to shoot the first feature-length movie in space.

Oct 05 2021

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Monday 4 October

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The UK army steps in amid the country’s fuel crisis. Plus: the U.S Supreme Court opens its new term, Israel’s “green pass” and a new season of ‘The Big Interview’.

Oct 04 2021

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Friday 1 October

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We have the latest as Australia declares that it will reopen its international borders. Plus: President Biden’s economic woes, a media frenzy over the marriage of a Japanese princess and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller tells us why there’s a scarcity of clowns in Northern Ireland.

Oct 01 2021

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Thursday 30 September

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Why is the US calling for Taiwan’s participation on the global stage? Plus, Portugal’s impressive vaccine rollout, the day’s business headlines from Bloomberg and we ask which James Bond film has the best soundtrack.

Sep 30 2021

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Wednesday 29 September

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What should we know about Japan’s new leader? Plus: Nato troops are sent to the Kosovo-Serbia border; the UK Labour Party’s Keir Starmer delivers a make-or-break speech in Brighton; and Monocle’s culture editor Chiara Rimella rounds up the stories that she’s been following.

Sep 29 2021

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Tuesday 28 September

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Why are France and Greece strengthening their military ties? Plus, the latest on coalition talks in Germany, Bloomberg’s Yuan Potts brings us the day’s business headlines and we find out why Brazilian TV has stopped physically producing soundtracks for soap operas.

Sep 28 2021

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Thoughtful and entertaining

By Frozennate - Oct 16 2017
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This podcast consistently provides high entertainment value while being informative.

Excellent global news!

By BlueJeep - Jun 06 2014
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Wonderful podcast with diverse topics and views!