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The Recap, 7

Saturday 18 April

Highlights of the best news from our live shows this week, from birthdays in North Korea to a look at the life of German novelist Gunter Grass.

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The Foreign Desk, 67

Saturday 18 April

Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield asks if Bashar al-Assad is finally losing the battle for Syria? He analyses the ongoing war – now in its fifth year – with acting editor at ‘Syria Deeply’, Katarina Montgomery, and…

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The Curator, 183

Saturday 18 April

This week we discuss the sleep pods that may change the art of napping in the workplace, meet ‘Men in this Town’ founder Giuseppe Santamaria, learn the business tricks from the chairman of a specialist rice company and…

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The Monocle Daily, 895

Friday 17 April

Sets the agenda in Asia and considers what’s been dominating the day in Europe and North America. The programme is sometimes co-hosted out of our Toronto and New York bureaux and features regular interviews with special…

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Midori House, 883

Friday 17 April

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…

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The Briefing, 897

Friday 17 April

As Azerbaijan warms up to host the inaugural European Games this summer, we discuss the conviction of a leading rights defender there. Plus we hear about new ‘country’ Liberland – proclaimed independent by a Czech national…

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Changing lanes

Friday 17 April

Switching business for politics, tycoon Pierre Karl Péladeau is currently the frontrunner to lead Québec’s Partis Québécois. Yet, as Monocle’s Tomos Lewis asks, will he be able to revive the political party’s fortunes?

Pierre Karl Péladeau is not – in conventional terms – a politician. He is one of Québec’s most famous business personalities after becoming the CEO of his father’s vast media empire, Quebecor, in 1999.

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The Globalist, 905

Friday 17 April

A look ahead to this weekend's parliamentary election in Finland; we also discuss the numerous factions shaping the political crisis in Yemen and hear about the extended search for MH370. Also on the programme: the business…

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The Monocle Daily, 894

Thursday 16 April

We discuss the security situation in Yemen, political drama in Brazil and a (potential) threat to aviation computer systems. Plus: a film chat with Karen Krizanovich and John Everard reviews the Asian newspapers.

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The Urbanist, 183

Thursday 16 April

It's a necessity of life but is a city sleep a different kind of sleep? In this episode we look at how a city should deal with sleep in public spaces and the ways in which the urban environment has shaped sleep patterns in…

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Midori House, 882

Thursday 16 April

Russian president Vladimir Putin has just finished his annual marathon televised phone-in; we tuned in so you didn’t have to. Nina Schick and James Boys join Steve Bloomfield for robust debate, plus Marco Rubio's climate…

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The Briefing, 896

Thursday 16 April

As representatives of Libya’s rival parliaments meet for UN-brokered peace talks, we ask what chances there are for solving the crisis of governance in the broken North African state. Plus we ask why Japan is scrambling…

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Trading places

Thursday 16 April

Istanbul’s vibrant and chaotic culture, retail and street-life will be hard to say goodbye to but will have left a lasting definition of ‘quality of life’ says Monocle’s outgoing bureau chief Sophie Grove.

I am folding my tents here in Istanbul. Tomorrow morning after nearly two years as Monocle’s bureau chief I’ll return home to London via Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon.

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The Globalist, 904

Thursday 16 April

After the European Parliament votes to label the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces as “genocide”, we reflect on the politics and rhetoric of genocide recognition in Turkey. Plus we discuss the EU’s ant…

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