Monocle 24: The Globalist

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The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocles morning news programme. Join Monocle 24s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.


  • Friday 22 May

    Friday 22 May

    22/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We speak to Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization and ask whether there are reasons to be optimistic about a coronavirus vaccine. Plus: the latest from Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu is ordered to appear at his corruption trial and a round-up of the business news.

  • Thursday 21 May

    Thursday 21 May

    21/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    Emmanuel Macron was once at the forefront of radical politics – is it coming back to bite him? Plus: we analyse tensions in Westminster, ask why Japan’s top prosecutor is in trouble and hear the latest technology news.

  • Wednesday 20 May

    Wednesday 20 May

    20/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest on the spat between China and Taiwan over input to the World Health Organization and discuss Thailand’s international flight ban. Plus: the headlines in climate and energy, and the morning papers.

  • Tuesday 19 May

    Tuesday 19 May

    19/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We report on the latest woes for Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, as he battles to extend the country’s lockdown. Plus: a new Franco-German initiative to bring Paris and Berlin closer, and we meet the organiser of Hong Kong’s Gay Games.

  • Monday 18 May

    Monday 18 May

    18/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    As the World Health Assembly meets, we dissect the delicate diplomacy of public health and politics in Asia. Plus: the business decisions driving the reopening of Europe’s football leagues and a round-up of the week’s positive news stories.

  • Friday 15 May

    Friday 15 May

    15/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    Israel’s unity government is put on hold due to cabinet disputes, we examine the global manufacturing and supply chain and hear from Bulgaria’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant. Plus: what have the paparazzi been up to?

  • Thursday 14 May

    Thursday 14 May

    14/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We look at plans from the European Commission for a phased reopening of borders in time for summer, discuss Jacinda Ardern’s leadership during the pandemic and get an update on the film industry.

  • Wednesday 13 May

    Wednesday 13 May

    13/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    An international row is simmering as Taiwan is barred from attending the World Health Assembly. Plus: the drastic rise in coronavirus cases in Russia and a look ahead to the weekend’s special Eurovision broadcast.

  • Tuesday 12 May

    Tuesday 12 May

    12/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    Donald Trump’s administration considers a second pandemic relief bill. Plus: we turn our gaze to Asia and discuss the coronavirus success stories in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the recent spikes in Seoul and China and Shinzo Abe’s legacy in Japan. Also we’ve got good news with Andrew Mueller and an architect tells us about the pandemic’s impact on the built environment.

  • Monday 11 May

    Monday 11 May

    11/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    As UK prime minister Boris Johnson lays down his lockdown exit strategy, we ask how it stacks up against the plans of other European countries. Plus: we hear from the president of CBC/Radio-Canada and ask whether Poland and Hungary are using coronavirus to push through undemocratic legislation.

  • Friday 8 May

    Friday 8 May

    08/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    The UK has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll. We look at how Boris Johnson is trying to tackle the outbreak. Plus: what we’ve learnt this week and the day’s technology headlines.

  • Thursday 7 May

    Thursday 7 May

    07/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Germany as shops reopen after Angela Merkel says the goal of slowing the spread of coronavirus has been achieved. Plus: we hear about the “new normal” in South Korea.

  • Wednesday 6 May

    Wednesday 6 May

    06/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    The UK and the US begin the first round of post-Brexit trade talks and our science and health correspondent on France’s revelation that its first coronavirus case was in December. Plus: the US Supreme Court goes digital.

  • Tuesday 5 May

    Tuesday 5 May

    05/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    The latest from Italy as the first country to go into lockdown slowly begins to reopen. Plus: we dig into Israel’s coalition deal as it’s challenged in the country’s supreme court and hear how architects are responding to the challenge of life after coronavirus.

  • Monday 4 May

    Monday 4 May

    04/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    As India extends its lockdown for two more weeks, we get the latest from New Delhi. Plus: Poland’s presidential election is marred by controversy, Brazil’s mishandling of the pandemic and today’s front pages.

  • Friday 1 May

    Friday 1 May

    01/05/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    As Donald Trump claims that coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory, we ask how his deflection of blame will affect Sino-American relations. Plus: May Day in Helsinki, quizzes and what we’ve learnt this week.

  • Thursday 30 April

    Thursday 30 April

    30/04/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    Spain’s plan to lift its lockdown in four phases and the tricky question over whether the Tokyo Olympics can happen next year. Plus: new coronavirus slang.

  • Wednesday 29 April

    Wednesday 29 April

    29/04/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    France reveals plans to ease lockdown restrictions. Also in the programme: the mystery over North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s health and a round-up of the day’s top business stories.

  • Tuesday 28 April

    Tuesday 28 April

    28/04/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We discuss the UK’s strategy as Boris Johnson returns to work and hear a report from Stuttgart as Germany eases restrictions. Plus: aviation, philanthropy and good news from Andrew Mueller.

  • Monday 27 April

    Monday 27 April

    27/04/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We have the latest view on Donald Trump’s troubling response to the pandemic and dig into the politics behind Italy’s bid to ease lockdown restrictions. Plus: headlines from the world of retail.

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