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The Briefing, 772

Friday 24 October

This one-hour show airs at 12 noon London time and includes analysis of the day’s news in Europe. This is also our drivetime show for the US East Coast.

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Eyes wide shut

Friday 24 October

Intrigued by the notion of a Champion’s League game being played behind closed doors, Monocle’s Robert Bound explores the idea of playing to the crowd.

For a recent radio interview, I spoke to a zoologist about animal sex. Turns out that pandas are really good at sex but really hate an audience and this is one of the key reasons they don’t (not can’t) conceive. One group…

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The Globalist, 780

Friday 24 October

What is behind Russia’s latest moves in the Baltic sea? We also get the latest on the Brazilian elections, and hear from a legal expert about the world’s responsibility to prevent mass atrocities by acting early.

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The Monocle Daily, 774

Thursday 23 October

As the Syrian government continues its air strikes against rebels in the country, we assess whether Bashar al-Assad’s regime is winning the war. Plus, the latest from the closing stages of Toronto’s mayoral campaign and we…

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The Urbanist, 158

Thursday 23 October

Water: this week we talk about one of the most essential elements in any urban environment and visit cities using water to their advantage. We also learn why others are battling over it, explore some of the world’s lost…

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Midori House, 767

Thursday 23 October

How Canada is choosing to tackle what it sees as an Islamic threat, we check in with our correspondent in Amsterdam, and find out why Hong Kong protestors have been singing along at the sit-ins.

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The Briefing, 771

Thursday 23 October

With Canada's prime minister vowing to “redouble” his nation’s fight against terrorist organisations, we reflect on yesterday’s shootings in Ottawa. Plus the latest from the European Council summit and business news from…

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Divided loyalties

Thursday 23 October

Angela Merkel may be a popular German leader but factions within the nation’s parties and an uneasy relationship with the far right should make the political landscape there one to watch, says Monocle’s Tomos Lewis.

It’s a Monday morning in Berlin and the mood is upbeat at the headquarters of Germany’s newest political party, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), which as the name suggests is meant to offer an alternative for Germany.

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The Globalist, 779

Thursday 23 October

We look at US-Philippines relations and the prospects for peace in South Sudan, discuss the business news from France and review the morning newspapers with Paola Totaro.

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The Monocle Daily, 773

Wednesday 22 October

As the lockdown of Canada’s parliament building continues, we report on the Ottawa gun attack. We ask how products branded with images of Hitler made it to the shelves and trace the life of Madrid’s first skyscraper.

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Midori House, 766

Wednesday 22 October

James Schneider and Brett Mason discuss Australia’s attempt to stamp out home-grown terror and Tunisia’s impending election. Plus the bird photographer who took to the wild to capture the perfect shot.

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The Briefing, 770

Wednesday 22 October

Have arms airdropped by the US fallen into Isis hands? And why has North Korea released one of its American prisoners? Also on the programme we pay tribute to former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee.

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Keys to the city

Wednesday 22 October

Familiarising yourself in an unfamiliar city means finding tell-tale signs of how friendly a neighbourhood might be. Monocle editor Andrew Tuck says that if an unlocked bike is safe on the streets then you might be, too.

How do you judge a city? When you arrive fresh in a place that you’ve never visited before, what signs reveal to you whether this is a safe or edgy place to be, a place that people cherish or despise? Would you look at the…

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The Globalist, 778

Wednesday 22 October

We analyse Hong Kong’s protest movement, get the business news from Greece, look at the responsibilities of the international community to protect Syria’s civilians and review the morning newspapers with Giles Winn.

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