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Adélaïde Bon

Sun, 2019-08-18 22:00
Adélaïde Bon is a French actor and writer. Her debut book is already a bestseller in France and now ‘The Little Girl on the Ice Floe’ has just been published in English. This compelling book, a powerful and personal account of the end of innocence, is changing the conversation around sexual violence.


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Bat For Lashes, Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’ and Tiffany Francis-Baker

Sun, 2019-08-18 20:00
Natasha Khan, AKA Bat For Lashes, talks us through her dreamy, LA-inflected new album, ‘Lost Girls’. Plus: we meet Tiffany Francis-Baker, whose new book, ‘Dark Skies’, explores humanity’s complicated and mystical relationship with the night, and we get a special report on composer Mort Garson’s cult classic album for plants, ‘Plantasia’.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Sunday 18 August

Sun, 2019-08-18 17:00
Vincent McAviney and Adam LeBor join Paul Osbourne to discuss the world headlines and the international Sunday newspapers.


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Highlights from Monocle 24

Sun, 2019-08-18 08:00
Highlights from the past seven days on Monocle 24 presented by Tom Edwards and Fernando Augusto Pacheco. This week we speak to the editor of ‘New York’ magazine and discuss the results of the Argentinian primaries.


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Can a cure for Ebola be a cure for the DRC?

Sat, 2019-08-17 20:00
As two new anti-Ebola treatments prove effective, making the disease potentially 90 per cent survivable, we ask how close we are to completely beating the virus, what a cure could mean for ending violence in the DRC and how big a role widespread diseases still play in restricting Africa’s development. Andrew Mueller is joined by Dr Ike Anya, Dr Margaret Harris and J Stephen Morrison.


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Robin Givhan, Katie Vanneck-Smith, Andrew Gallix

Sat, 2019-08-17 18:00
This week on The Stack we speak to Pulitzer prize-winning Robin Givhan, fashion critic for ‘The Washington Post’. Plus: Katie Vanneck-Smith from slow news outlet ‘Tortoise’ and author Andrew Gallix on why writers are fascinated by Paris.


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Saturday 17 August

Sat, 2019-08-17 17:00
Juliette Foster and Charles Hecker join Emma Nelson for an insightful look at the week’s news and a rustle through the weekend newspapers.


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Edition 1

Sat, 2019-08-17 16:15
Monocle 24 provides the perfect soundtrack to your weekend. Ease into Saturdays and Sundays with Monocle Weekends, featuring a leaf through international newspapers and insights from an array of leading figures in the arts, media, literature and design.


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Cointreau’s 170 years

Sat, 2019-08-17 04:00
As Cointreau celebrates it 170th anniversary, how has the French liqueur brand remained relevant? Plus: why some of the world’s best sea salt comes from southern Portugal.


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Friday 16 August

Sat, 2019-08-17 02:00
Monocle 24 producers Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Paige Reynolds and Ben Rylan join Andrew Mueller to discuss Argentina, protests in Russia and the fallout from the Pacific Island Forum. Plus: Monocle’s senior editor Rob Bound talks about the art of filling air time in sport and Josh Fehnert takes us through the latest edition of ‘The Summer Weekly’ newspaper.


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Eureka 161: Now Then

Sat, 2019-08-17 00:10
Andrea Salinas is the founder of eco-swimwear brand Now Then. While the landlocked Spanish capital of Madrid is the unlikely nerve centre for a women’s swimwear brand, Andrea’s savvy decision to base there has allowed her to shore up business opportunities and reliable logistics. Her eco-friendly fabrics are fitted around the idea that both consumers and industry insiders need to change their ways.


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Friday 16 August

Fri, 2019-08-16 20:00
As the CEO of Cathay Pacific resigns, we get the latest from our bureau chief in Hong Kong. Plus: news from the Middle East and North Africa, and a look at how statistics reflect the world’s shifting moral priorities.


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Friday 16 August

Fri, 2019-08-16 15:00
An update on the political and social unrest in Hong Kong and we ask why Australia is struggling to address climate change at the Pacific Islands Forum. Plus: the latest headlines and global summer-playlist favourites.


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The trouble with Trudeau

Fri, 2019-08-16 14:00
Market woes spark fears of a global recession, an ethics report brings pre-election jitters for Canada’s Justin Trudeau, design and diplomacy on display at Seoul’s new Swiss embassy and Robert Bound’s tips for filling dead air.


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Heatwave

Fri, 2019-08-16 04:00
Following one of the hottest summers on record, we look at the impact that rising temperatures are having on our cities.


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Thursday 15 August

Fri, 2019-08-16 02:00
Host Andrew Mueller is joined by political commentator Lance Price and Terry Stiastny, a journalist and author, to discuss UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to avert a hard Brexit and bring down Boris Johnson’s government. Plus: when is the right time for a politician to take a holiday?


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Extra: Designs on summer

Fri, 2019-08-16 01:12
From Monocle’s ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper, we learn the design story of Strandkörbe, the seasonal beachside seating put to good use every summer in Germany.


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Monocle Reads: Bill Samuel

Fri, 2019-08-16 00:51
Bill Samuel’s grandfather started the iconic London bookshop Foyles more than a century ago. In his new memoir, ‘An Accidental Bookseller’, Samuel tells the story of his lifelong relationship with Foyles. It covers fond childhood memories of his eccentric and brilliant grandfather, William Foyle, and touches on his own time in charge of the famous shop.


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Thursday 15 August

Thu, 2019-08-15 20:00
We analyse Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s latest comments on tensions in Kashmir. Plus: is the UK’s opposition doing enough to prevent a no-deal Brexit? And we preview Monocle’s latest ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper.


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From El Hierro to Toucanopolis

Thu, 2019-08-15 19:00
Our guests tell us their ideal holiday spots. Joining Tyler Brûlé, Robert Bound and Andrew Tuck are Parisian pop masters Bleu Toucan; Chris Dercon, president of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux in France; Victoire de Taillac, co-founder of Buly 1803; and Marc Beaugé, editor in chief of 'L’Étiquette' and 'Holiday' magazines.


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