Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.
Friday 14 January
Is the EU finally preparing to create its own defence force? Plus: the landmark conviction of a senior member of the Syrian regime, what we’ve learned this week and a preview of a 24-hour concert at London’s Barbican.
Thursday 13 January
Monocle 24’s Westminster watcher Vincent McAviney has the latest as Boris Johnson fights to save his political career. Plus: we profile France’s centre-right presidential candidate, find out why Iran and China are developing closer ties and hear a theatre round-up from critic Matt Wolf.
Wednesday 12 January
We discuss Joe Biden’s attempts to push through voting reform, which he describes as ‘the biggest test of America’s democracy since the civil war’. Plus: the UN’s aid appeal for Afghanistan and Novak Djokovic’s visa row.
Tuesday 11 January
We discuss the ongoing talks between the US and Russia and look at who is in the new Dutch government. Plus: the latest business news and an insight into the new German administration’s approach to cultural policy.
Monday 10 January
We discuss the latest developments in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and hear about the verdict on Novak Djokovic’s deportation from Australia. Plus: a dispute over new identity cards in France and a basic income for artists in Ireland.
Friday 7 January
We get the latest on the withdrawal of Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa due to his vaccination status and explore how Europe is dealing with the spread of the Omicron variant. Plus: the environmental impact of empty flights and a look at what we’ve learned this week.
Great world politics podcast
Interesting guests and not always following the headlines!
Excellent way to start the day
The Globalist is a well done production that covers current world events, business and the arts in a way that’s fundamentally missing in other outlets. True the program leans towards a liberal, progressive view but does so in an educated, thoughtful way. Recorded in London and featuring guests and contributors from around the world the Globalist stays true to its name by providing an international perspective. Check it out!
News or Opinion?
Just played my first episode based on some great reviews. Very disappointed that opinion has taken over this podcast as well. First and last podcast.