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The Big Interview, 15

Sunday 2 August

Another chance to hear a highlight from Season One. Boundary-breaking British designer Thomas Heatherwick speaks to Monocle’s Andrew Tuck about building a business, revamping the great London bus and the inspiration to…

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The Recap, 22

Saturday 1 August

Highlights from the week’s news and discussion programmes on Monocle 24, featuring reflections on President Obama’s speech to the African Union, thoughts on Ukraine’s prospects for EU membership and discussions of Turkey’s…

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The Foreign Desk, 82

Saturday 1 August

Steve Bloomfield hosts the first in a series of programmes looking at politics and the arts. Today we turn to politics and theatre. What is the relationship between the two? What exactly is ‘political theatre’? And how can…

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The Curator, 198

Saturday 1 August

We spin the globe in search of the very best from last week’s M24 output. We tour Rio’s Olympic village as it nears completion, go to the Selvedge makers’ fair in Berlin and meet some brave vegetable-loving women in meat…

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The Monocle Daily, 970

Friday 31 July

We explore ways to realistically tackle Europe’s mounting migration challenge, enjoy Ben Rylan’s weekly look at obscure cinema and flick through the latest stories from the Asian newspapers.

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Midori House, 958

Friday 31 July

Andrew Mueller is joined by guests Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Quentin Peel to discuss the day’s top stories. Up for discussion are the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and Russia’s manoeuvres in the Baltics’ airspace…

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The Briefing, 972

Friday 31 July

We discuss the diplomatic intrigue surrounding Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s UK visa, our man in Istanbul talks through the week’s top Turkish stories, Imke Henkel explains a journalistic treason case in Germany and Ben Page…

Opinion

On the bench

Friday 31 July

As current Uefa president Michel Platini announces he will run to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of Fifa, Steve Bloomfield takes a long look at the man who claims he’s ready and waiting to play the game.

All hail the saviour of world football, the knight in shining armour to lead us out of the dark, (allegedly) corruption-fuelled era of Sepp Blatter. A saviour has risen, promising a new dawn. Michel Platini, one of the…

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The Globalist, 980

Friday 31 July

We discuss politics in Ukraine, urbanism in Sydney, business in Italy, retail in Japan and the future of kimchi. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through Alaska.

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The Monocle Daily, 969

Thursday 30 July

We look at Alexis Tsipras’s attmpts to keep unison in his party post-economic disaster in Greece, ask what the future holds for Rome’s Fiumicino airport and assess pétanque’s chances of becoming an Olympic sport.

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Midori House, 957

Thursday 30 July

Monocle’s executive editor Steve Bloomfield is joined by guests Nina Schick and Ivor Gaber to discuss the day’s top stories, from the growing migrant crisis in Europe to China’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Plus: we…

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The Briefing, 971

Thursday 30 July

We discuss the future of Syriza, investigate new clues in the hunt for flight MH370 and focus on pétanque's bid to get Olympic recognition.

Opinion

False promises?

Thursday 30 July

With Turkey’s ongoing engagement in Syria and the coalition against Isis, the “Zero problems with neighbours” prediction made by prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu in 2010 seems severely unfulfilled. Christopher Lord reports…

The trouble with a great one-liner is that, if you say it enough times, it’ll eventually come back to haunt you. That’s a reality that Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has faced since 2010, when he penned an article…

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The Globalist, 979

Thursday 30 July

We discuss the Turkish president’s visit to China, the state of the Russian rouble and get the business news from Paris. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through the South Pacific.

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The Monocle Daily, 968

Wednesday 29 July

We ask why Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has been freed after 30 years in a US jail, learn whether Mullah Omar might really be dead and look ahead to the shortlist for the Venice Film Festival.

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