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‘Meanwhile City’ and Monocle’s Small Cities Index

Thu, 2022-12-01 20:00
We discuss temporary urban interventions with Petra Marko, author of ‘Meanwhile City’, and visit one of the pop-up projects that it describes. We also look at Bozeman, Montana, to see how it found itself in Monocle’s Small Cities Index in the latest edition of ‘The Forecast’.


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

Thursday 1 December

Thu, 2022-12-01 18:00
Somnath Batabyal and Lynne O’Donnell look at India’s presidency of the G20 and its relationship with Russia. Also in the programme, a suicide attack by the Pakistan Taliban, teaching in local languages at Nigeria’s schools and new EU rules on plastic packaging. Plus: Henry Rees-Sheridan’s weekly Letter from New York.


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

The Global Countdown World Cup - Groups G and H

Thu, 2022-12-01 16:00
Listen to The Global Countdown World Cup to find out which country’s number-one song deserves the trophy. This week we listen to songs from the countries in Groups G and H, so expect Swiss rap and Uruguayan ballads.


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

Monocle Reads: ‘Unsuitable for Females’

Thu, 2022-12-01 13:45
Georgina Godwin speaks to sports journalist and academic Carrie Dunn about her new book ‘Unsuitable for Females’, which tells the story of the Lionesses and the inspiring yet troubled history of women’s football in England.


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

Thursday 1 December

Thu, 2022-12-01 12:00
What is known about Russian and Chinese jets entering South Korean airspace? Plus: Emmanuel Macron visits the White House, Lucinda Elliott on the relationship between Latin American nations and China, and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco’s World Cup pop countdown.


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

Thursday 1 December

Thu, 2022-12-01 07:00
The latest on the unrest in China and the easing of some coronavirus restrictions in response. Plus: the repercussions of the Belarusian foreign minister’s sudden death, Oath Keepers go on trial for the Capitol riots in the US and ArtReview’s annual Power 100.


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

Subdial and ID Genève

Wed, 2022-11-30 20:00
The founders of Subdial, the online trading platform that’s reimagining how watches are bought, sold and collected, explain their passion for building a new community of collectors. Plus: the innovative Swiss watch-maker committed to creating timepieces sourced from the circular economy.


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

Wednesday 30 November

Wed, 2022-11-30 18:00
The death and legacy of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. Ivor Gabor and Baria Alamuddin join Andrew Mueller to discuss Nato’s reassurances to Russia’s neighbours, the UK census and religion in politics, and long work lunches. Plus: Chris Lord is at Art Basel Miami Beach.


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

Explainer 344: Cracks in a fragile China

Wed, 2022-11-30 15:25
Unrest has been brewing in China, where the threat of a heavy-handed police state is usually enough to dissuade dissent. Andrew Mueller explains why there are protests – and why now.


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

Wednesday 30 November

Wed, 2022-11-30 12:00
The latest on the EU’s attempts to set up a specialised court to investigate alleged Russian war crimes. Plus: India and the US conduct cold-weather drills near the Chinese border, we ask whether inflation has peaked and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco tells us why he loves travel guides.


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

Winter skin rituals, wreath-making and Christmas figurines

Wed, 2022-11-30 09:30
This month, host Sophie Grove presents the show from Dufourstrasse 90 – our Zürich outpost – and it’s full of festive fun. From how to keep your skin protected from the elements with the owner of modern apothecary Eden to a trip to Petersham Nurseries to discover the dos and don’ts of wreath-making and perfecting your Christmas cooking with chefs Ethel and Jakob of Austria’s Restaurant Klösterle – this episode contains a whole host of seasonal tips. Plus: a report from Saxony on the craftspeople still making striking nativity figurines and a final thought on the positive effect of learning dance moves by heart.


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

Wednesday 30 November

Wed, 2022-11-30 07:00
Nato foreign ministers meet in Bucharest to discuss how to support Ukraine in the winter months. Plus: Turkey plans for a ground operation in Syria, Qatar agrees to supply Germany with gas and Art Basel Miami Beach.


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

‘The Forecast’ 2023

Tue, 2022-11-29 20:00
A preview of design and fashion stories in ‘The Forecast’, Monocle’s annual look ahead to the year to come. Plus: a bell foundry producing bronze and ceramic bells and wind chimes and bedframe brand Reframed.


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

Tuesday 29 November

Tue, 2022-11-29 18:00
Patricia Thornton discusses Chinese authorities’ crackdown on those protesting against coronavirus restrictions. In the studio, Julie Norman and Stephen Dalziel assess Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington and ask why Russians aren’t demonstrating and whether the West is holding back on its aid to Ukraine? Plus: a new collection of translated classical stories edited by Daisy Dunn.


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

Food Neighbourhoods 313: Recipe edition, Rafael Cagali

Tue, 2022-11-29 15:58
One of the best Brazilian chefs plying his trade in Europe on his favourite recipe.


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

Tuesday 29 November

Tue, 2022-11-29 12:00
What might the relaxation of China’s strict coronavirus rules mean for the rest of us? Plus: Moscow reacts angrily to the Pope’s comments about Russian fighters, we discuss the day’s business news and Monocle’s David Phlean joins us live from New York to tell us about a big development at JFK Airport.


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

Tuesday 29 November

Tue, 2022-11-29 07:00
The Pentagon considers a new plan to provide Ukraine with precision bombs that could hit far behind Russian lines. Plus: are Venezuela’s government and opposition finding some common ground? And how long will Beijing tolerate protests?


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

Tuesday 29 November

Tue, 2022-11-29 07:00
The Pentagon considers a new plan to provide Ukraine with precision bombs that could hit far behind Russian lines. Plus: are Venezuela’s government and opposition finding some common ground? And how long will Beijing tolerate protests?


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

Twenty years of Art Basel Miami Beach

Mon, 2022-11-28 20:00
Robert Bound and guests mark 20 years of Art Basel Miami Beach. Artnet’s executive editor Julia Halperin shares her memories of the fair, while outgoing and incoming directors Marc Spiegler and Noah Horowitz discuss the history and future of Art Basel Miami Beach. Plus: Heather Hubbs, director of the New Art Dealers Alliance fair, on how this upstart art fair became an institution all on its own.


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

Monday 28 November

Mon, 2022-11-28 18:00
Daniella Peled and Phil Clark discuss attacks on journalists in China, concern of a new Turkish offensive in Syria, Russian troops looting Ukrainian museums and the schools considering a smartphone ban. Plus: Henry Rees-Sheridan’s Letter from New York.


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

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