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Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Hear our take on the news and enjoy sharp reporting on the big stories every weekday. Tune in as our guest panel reviews the day’s events in Europe, follows developing stories in the Americas and welcomes early risers in Asia and Australasia. Plus: reports and analysis from Monocle’s correspondents and bureaux around the world.

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Friday 22 October

Why ambiguity can be a force for good in international relations, how the media should report on right-wing politicians, and why you may get a bucket if you get your coronavirus jab in Finland.


22 Oct 2021

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Thursday 21 October

The WHO warns that the pandemic will continue longer than it needs to; Israel and the UAE sign an ambitious space-exploration agreement; and US secretary of state Antony Blinken visits Latin America. Daniella Peled, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Andrew Mueller discuss the day’s main stories.


21 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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Wednesday 20 October

Latika Bourke and Tim Dowling discuss a damning new report on Jair Bolsonaro’s actions as Brazil’s president. Plus: Australia’s coronavirus policy and why the BBC has updated its visual identity.


20 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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Tuesday 19 October

Stephen Dalziel and Kate Proctor discuss Russia’s decision to suspend its diplomatic mission to Nato, and the online abuse of public figures. Plus: an update from the start of Frankfurt’s Book Fair.


19 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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Monday 18 October

Isabel Hilton and Kapil Komireddi discuss the legacy of former US secretary of state Colin Powell. Plus, China’s economic uncertainty and, as we look ahead to COP26, we ask whether it matters if the world’s biggest contributor to greenhouse gases only attends virtually.


18 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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Friday 15 October

Monocle’s Chris Cermak and Chiara Rimella discuss the stabbing of British MP David Amess and how Germany honours Afghan veterans. Plus, our regular Letter from New York and reflections on 10 years of Monocle 24.


15 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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Thursday 14 October

In a special live edition of ‘The Monocle Daily’, Marie Le Conte and Enrico Franceschini join Andrew Mueller and an array of guests live at the Monocle Media Summit. We look at the current state of global media and what the rest of Europe really thinks about the Northern Ireland protocol. Plus: Italy says goodbye to Alitalia.


14 Oct 2021

Rank #7

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Wednesday 13 October

Robin Lustig and Nadine Batchelor-Hunt discuss the future of the Northern Ireland Protocol, climate multilateralism ahead of the COP26 summit and why record numbers of people are quitting their jobs. Plus: Monocle’s Chiara Rimella unpacks London’s Frieze art fair.


13 Oct 2021

Rank #8

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Tuesday 12 October

Julie Norman and Somnath Batabyal discuss the Texan ban on vaccine mandates, where the energy crisis goes from here, India’s border reopening and the pitfalls of food diplomacy. Plus: the latest on the G20 summit on Afghanistan.


12 Oct 2021

Rank #9

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Monday 11 October

Lynne O’Donnell and Vincent McAviney discuss the US and Taliban’s first talks in Doha, the way forward after a global deal on minimum corporate taxes, and whether corporate rebranding ever makes any sense. Plus: an interview with the winner of Canada’s Margolese prize for urban design.


11 Oct 2021

Rank #10