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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.

    Explainer 275: Venezuela’s two presidents

    Explainer 275: Venezuela’s two presidents

    Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro was comfortably re-elected to office in 2018. Or was he? Allegations of a false result have led the UK government to formally recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s official premier despite simultaneously continuing diplomatic relations with Maduro’s administration. Both are trying to access gold reserves held by the Bank of England. The British courts must now make a conclusive decision.

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    Historical series: the Suez crisis

    Historical series: the Suez crisis

    In part two of our special historical series this summer, we examine the Suez crisis of 1956. Ever since Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser announced his plans to nationalise the Suez Canal, the UK hasn’t looked quite so sure of itself. What does the country think it’s doing? What is Israel’s long game? And how will this impact the UK’s relationship with the United States? Andrew Mueller speaks to Michael Binyon, John Everard, Anshel Pfeffer and Alex von Tunzelmann.

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    • 28 min
    Explainer 274: England vs Racism

    Explainer 274: England vs Racism

    England has been awash with ugly outbursts of racism during the Euro 2020 football competition and since the national team’s defeat against Italy at the final, it has been directed at the home squad. How was bigotry allowed to fester during the tournament and how are the England players working to combat it? Andrew Mueller explains.

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    Historical series: The assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Historical series: The assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    In part one of our special historical summer series, we travel back in time to 1914 to discuss the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Who has done this and why? Is this a big deal or not? Or could it possibly become one by accident? Andrew Mueller speaks to Guy de Launey, Quentin Peel and Tamara Scheer.

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    • 31 min
    Explainer 273: Ibizagate

    Explainer 273: Ibizagate

    The party is over for former vice-chancellor of Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache, who faces corruption charges following investigations into ‘Ibizagate’. But what was the big scandal about and does it end there? Andrew Mueller explains.

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    • 6 min
    When will Australia reopen?

    When will Australia reopen?

    This week the Australian government announced plans to halve the number of international arrivals it accepts – the latest among a string of restrictions imposed in the country. On numbers alone, Australia can claim to have been a coronavirus success story. But a lockdown as rigorous as the one Australia has imposed on itself is easier to get into than out of. So when will the country actually reopen? What is the way out? And is science or politics driving the decision-making? Andrew Mueller speaks to Karen Middleton, Latika Bourke, Dr Chris Smith and Professor Marc Stears.

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    • 30 min

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4.5 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Sarita7981 ,

Weekly explainer is hilarious ..

..And Informative too. Keep it up. Some of the other items are a bit dry but I tune in just to listen to the Explainer. I like the sound effects too Thanks for making my week.

DaniloED ,

More of this, please!

Informative, concise, and topical. Highly recommended!

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