Monocle 24: The Globalist



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.


  • Wednesday 21 July

    21/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Peru after Pedro Castillo is declared the country’s president-elect. Plus: the EU’s Rule of Law Report on Hungary and a long-awaited return for theatre in London’s West End.

  • Tuesday 20 July

    20/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We analyse the security implications of the Pegasus spyware scandal and examine exactly how the technology was deployed. Our correspondent in Bangkok discusses the recent anti-government protests and the country’s worsening coronavirus situation. Plus: the second part in our series on Lebanon’s multiple crises.

  • Monday 19 July

    19/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We discuss the risk and reaction to Boris Johnson’s move to ease coronavirus restrictions in England. Plus: an update from South Africa, the latest film news from Cannes and we hear about China’s jump past Italy on the Unesco list.

  • Friday 16 July

    16/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    Could Poland crash out of the EU? Plus: Spanish citizens sue the government over “illegal” lockdown laws and what we learned this week.

  • Thursday 15 July

    15/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    Angela Merkel heads to Washington, DC, for her last trip as German chancellor. We also examine the unfolding violence in South Africa and ask whether this is the country’s gravest crisis since the end of apartheid. Plus: Venice finally bans cruise ships.

  • Wednesday 14 July

    14/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    China bans pro-independence parties in Macau; are we due to see a repeat of Hong Kong? And the UK’s Channel 4 launches a true crime channel in order to compete with streaming services. Plus: the politics of embassy architecture.

  • Tuesday 13 July

    13/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    What could US climate envoy John Kerry hope to achieve in his visit to Moscow? Plus: we unpack the fallout from Moldova’s election and discuss the aviation sector’s sustainability goals.

  • Monday 12th July

    12/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    As the US and Nato pull out of Afghanistan, Iran and Russia step in to fill the void. Then we look at the football, and an Italian in England and an Englishman in Italy give us their reactions from last night’s big game. Plus: we check in with our reporters in Tokyo and Cannes.

  • Friday 9 July

    09/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    As Narendra Modi dismisses most of his cabinet, we ask whether his reputation can be salvaged from the wreckage of the past six months. We also get the lowdown on the agenda for today’s G20 finance ministers’ meeting, and question whether New Zealand can keep coronavirus out forever.

  • The Chinese Communist Party at 100

    08/07/2021 Duração: 40min

    In this special edition of ‘The Globalist’, we look back on 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party. From the origin story to personal explorations of how it feels to live under party rule, we speak to correspondents, authors and academics about what the party’s past and present can teach us about its future.

  • Thursday 8 July

    08/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We hear the latest on the unrest in Peru and about the reaction to the shooting of a prominent Dutch journalist known for investigating the mob. Plus: a round-up of the latest aviation news.

  • Wednesday 7 July

    07/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We get the latest on the UN Security Council showdown over humanitarian aid for Syria. Plus: we find out about Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam’s call for parents to monitor their children’s political beliefs and the French cities that are imposing restrictions on Airbnb.

  • Tuesday 6 July

    06/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We get the latest on the Nato withdrawal from Afghanistan and the deteriorating situation in the north of the country. Then, as the UK prepares to end all lockdown restrictions, we ask whether that’s such a good idea. Plus: Sydney Airport is up for sale.

  • Monday 5 July

    05/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    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 2 July

    02/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We look ahead to Angela Merkel’s visit with Boris Johnson and wrap up our series on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Plus: the morning newspapers and business headlines.

  • Thursday 1 July

    01/07/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We discuss Xi Jinping’s vision for China’s future, as the country marks one hundred years since the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Plus: we round up the latest urbanism news and look closer at Canada’s sweltering heatwave.

  • Edition 2554

    30/06/2021 Duração: 01h00s
  • Tuesday 29 June

    29/06/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We ask whether Australia’s “no Covid” policy has any future besides perennial lockdowns and perpetual isolation. Plus: we assess the security implications of the leak that led to the resignation of the UK health secretary and consider what Brussels can possibly do about Viktor Orbán’s Hungary.

  • Monday 28 June

    28/06/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    We discuss the results of this weekend’s second round of French regional elections. Then, after Kamala Harris’s first trip to the US’s southern border, we ask whether she’s the right person to solve the country’s perennial immigration issues. Plus: why does everyone hate North Macedonia?

  • Friday 25 June

    25/06/2021 Duração: 01h00s

    As US secretary of state Antony Blinken lands in Paris, we ask what the White House’s relations with France, Italy and the Vatican will be like. Then, we hear from an ‘Apple Daily’ journalist on the closure of the Hong Kong newspaper. Plus: why Slovenia has become a Tour de France powerhouse.

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