A pacy round-up of the day’s main news stories, anchored from London by a Monocle editor. The show features informed reporting, prescient business analysis and invaluable industry reports covering everything from technology to aviation and retail to media.
Friday 18 June
Will Iran become increasingly hardline following the country’s presidential election? Plus: Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and regular contributor Florian Egli unpack the landmark Geneva summit, Alexei Korolyov tells us about the world’s oldest Alpine railway, and Sagra Maceira de Rosen’s luxury round-up.
Thursday 17 June
Hong Kong police raid ‘Apple Daily’. Plus: the EU’s vaccination passports, the US reaction to Biden’s European tour, and this week’s Global Countdown.
Wednesday 16 June
We have the latest as Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin arrive in Geneva for a one-on-one summit. Plus: Taiwan’s outrage at Chinese military incursions, Lawrence Wright on ‘The Plague Year’ and culture with Chiara Rimella.
Tuesday 15 June
Why has the Delta coronavirus variant become dominant across much of the world? Plus: Nato considers training Afghan forces in Qatar, the UK signs a trade deal with Australia, and the headlines from Latin America.
Monday 14 June
Is Nato preparing to get tough with Russia and China? Plus: Israel forms a new government, Lisbon’s mayor faces calls to resign, and fashion and retail expert Jamie Waters rounds up the best stories from his beat.
Friday 11 June
Is the US trying to shape the G7 into the anti-China club? Plus: Monocle’s Dr Chris Smith explains mix-and-match vaccines, Yemen’s Sanaa airport prepares to reopen and Andrew Mueller offers his assessment on the week’s stranger news stories.
Keeping me sane
A wide range of expert voices & opinions, not always in agreement with each other. Regular hosts but not always the same person. Well delivered and an hour of my time well spent daily.
Informative podcasts but spoiled by constant interruptions re. alliance.
Alliance ads are too much.
The recent sponsorship by Alliance really upsets the the flow of the podcast. Especially the 1/2 time ad. I understand the ads are important but surely not at the risk of listenership.