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​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

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​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

    El Salvador bets on Bitcoin; what could go wrong?

    El Salvador bets on Bitcoin; what could go wrong?

    Wearing a backwards baseball cap, El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele unveiled plans to build “Bitcoin City” at the base of a volcano and adopt cryptocurrency as legal tender. While supporters have hailed the president’s ambitions, not all Salvadorans “Feel the Bit”. Is Bukele’s big idea as mad as it sounds? Andrew Mueller speaks to Carmen Valeria Escobar, Danielle Mackey and professor Cathy Mulligan.

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    • 30 min
    El Salvador bets on Bitcoin; what could go wrong?

    El Salvador bets on Bitcoin; what could go wrong?

    Wearing a backwards baseball cap, El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele unveiled plans to build “Bitcoin City” at the base of a volcano and adopt cryptocurrency as legal tender. While supporters have hailed the president’s ambitions, not all Salvadorans “Feel the Bit”. Is Bukele’s big idea as mad as it sounds? Andrew Mueller speaks to Carmen Valeria Escobar, Danielle Mackey and professor Cathy Mulligan.

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    • 30 min
    Nordic Council of Ministers series, part nine: Preparedness

    Nordic Council of Ministers series, part nine: Preparedness

    People in the Nordics often joke about global warming bringing better weather to a region not overly blessed with sun and warmth but, of course, climate change is already having a negative impact – and it’s probably going to get worse. In this episode of the Foreign Desk Explainer, in association with the Nordic Council of Ministers, we hear from experts in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Sweden about how the wide-ranging challenges are likely to affect populations there, and how they are preparing for the worst.

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    • 29 min
    Albin Kurti: prankster to politician

    Albin Kurti: prankster to politician

    Andrew Mueller is joined by Albin Kurti, the prime minister of Kosovo, for an in-depth conversation. They discuss the unusual challenges the country faces, its tumultuous relationship with Serbia and how a prankster became a politician.

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    • 32 min
    War: what is it good for?

    War: what is it good for?

    In this special episode, we explore an uncomfortable and challenging subject: war. Why do we fight wars? How does conflict shape us? And does human nature doom us to fight one another? Andrew Mueller sits down with celebrated historian, Margaret MacMillan.

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    • 29 min
    Lukashenko’s migrant warfare

    Lukashenko’s migrant warfare

    Migrants hoping for a new life in Europe have been trapped at the Belarusian border for weeks, clashing with the authorities of countries such as Poland. Andrew Mueller explains what Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, who promised them easy access to the EU, stands to gain.

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    • 7 min

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