Podcast

Monocle 24: The Briefing

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.

Episodes

  • Friday 13 December

    Dec 13 2019

    A special programme on the UK general election examines the Conservative Party’s resounding victory, Labour’s collapse and the Liberal Democrats' loss of its leader. Plus: Andrew Mueller on the week’s quirkier stories and our pop countdown gets political.

  • Thursday 12 December

    Dec 12 2019

    Monocle’s Ed Stocker surmises the impeachment case against Donald Trump. Plus: the latest on Libya’s civil war, the EU’s plan to save the planet and why Vanna White has finally taken the reins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’.

  • Wednesday 11 December

    Dec 11 2019

    Why is China imprisoning record numbers of journalists? Plus: the last day of campaigning in the UK’s general election, Balkan nations boycott the Nobel prize for literature and how Christmas music encourages us to part with our hard-earned cash.

  • Tuesday 10 December

    Dec 10 2019

    Are US Democrats ready to outline the impeachment case against Donald Trump? Plus: Argentina’s Alberto Fernández takes office, the European Space Agency’s plan to clear up space junk and Monocle’s Nic Monisse talks Australian skyscrapers.

  • Monday 9 December

    Dec 09 2019

    Monocle’s Hong Kong team reflect on six months of mass protests in the city-state. Plus: we profile Finland’s 34-year-old prime minister, meet the man behind Miami’s Perez Art Museum and ask if tactical voting can keep Boris Johnson from Downing Street.

  • Friday 6 December

    Dec 06 2019

    We discuss the allegations that Russia has been posting agents in the French Alps to launch operations in the EU. Plus: why homelessness in LA is a political talking point, the latest from Design Miami and we listen to some of Iceland’s most popular current chart hits.

  • Thursday 5 December

    Dec 05 2019

    Could the UK’s general election deliver a shock result? Plus: pension reform in France, party politics in Brazil, the day’s main business stories and we hear from the official spokesperson for Sweden’s Gävle Goat.

  • Wednesday 4 December

    Dec 04 2019

    Why has Kamala Harris withdrawn from the US presidential race? Plus: Montenegro bids to join the EU, 2019’s Turner Prize is split four ways and Monocle’s Chiara Rimella reports live from Art Basel in Miami Beach.

  • Tuesday 3 December

    Dec 03 2019

    We have the latest from the Nato summit as Donald Trump takes aim at his allies. Plus: Finland’s prime minister quits, North Korea hails the completion of its ‘modern mountainous city’ and technology guru David Phelan.

  • Monday 2 December

    Dec 02 2019

    Are the UK’s leaders making ‘political capital’ out of the London Bridge terror attack? Plus: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign gets underway, Germany’s SPD shifts to the left and Monocle’s Josh Fehnert discusses the apostrophe’s demise with Robin Lustig.

  • Friday 29 November

    Nov 29 2019

    We discuss Donald Trump’s attempts to broker a peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban. Plus: a sideways take on the week’s news with Monocle’s Andrew Mueller, the best (and worst) of Angolan pop music and why the Danes are so fond of societies.

  • Thursday 28 November

    Nov 28 2019

    Will the US and China come to blows over Hong Kong? Plus: digital media in the UK’s election, leftist title *Jacobin* publishes a Brazilian edition and author Priya Basil tells us why we should all be more hospitable.

  • Wednesday 27 November

    Nov 27 2019

    Will Germany’s ‘grand coalition’ survive the SPD’s leadership election? Plus: the parallels between US Republicans and the UK’s Conservatives, a round-up of stories from the Balkans and why feminists think Father Christmas should get a makeover.

  • Tuesday 26 November

    Nov 26 2019

    Will protests in Georgia help transform the country’s political landscape? Plus, Germany’s government mounts a defence of the Nato alliance, the UK sketch writer John Crace on satirising Westminster and we discuss history’s most audacious heists.

  • Monday 25 November

    Nov 25 2019

    Can Michael Bloomberg win next year’s US presidential election? Plus: LVMH buys Tiffany & Co, the global shortage of halloumi cheese and Monocle’s affairs editor, Chris Cermak, reviews the day’s papers.

  • Friday 22 November

    Nov 22 2019

    Why has the UK refused to return control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius? Plus: the rise of Austria’s Greens, the latest from the world’s biggest tech conference and the start of Switzerland’s ski season.

  • Thursday 21 November

    Nov 21 2019

    Former White House insider Amy Pope has the latest on the impeachment investigation. Plus: Canada gets a new cabinet, Monocle’s executive editor, Josh Fehnert, takes us inside the pages of ‘The Winter Weekly’ and we ask what it’s like to stand in an election you know you won’t win.

  • Wednesday 20 November

    Nov 20 2019

    Israel launches one of its biggest raids on Syria in recent years. Plus: Shinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, the role of fact-checking websites and the Global Countdown live from Zürich.

  • Tuesday 19 November

    Nov 19 2019

    What should we expect from the UK’s televised general-election debate? Plus: left-wing politics in the US, business headlines from Bloomberg and Monocle 24’s Ben Rylan discusses plans to scrap film-distribution rules.

  • Monday 18 November

    Nov 18 2019

    What should we know about Sri Lanka's new president? Plus: Germany’s ‘grand coalition’, Russia’s footballers refuse to wear their new Adidas kit and Vicky Pryce on her new book, ‘Women vs Capitalism’.

  • Friday 15 November

    Nov 15 2019

    Will Lebanon’s new government be more successful than the last? Plus: we ask whether the UK’s Liberal Democrats are in the ascendency, discuss the value of workplace meetings and hear some Ukrainian chart toppers.

  • Thursday 14 November

    Nov 14 2019

    Can Germany’s SPD recover from its abysmal approval rating? Plus: Why countries are wary of recognising Kosovo, Switzerland’s relationship with coffee and former US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, tells us how to diffuse a political scandal.

  • Wednesday 13 November

    Nov 13 2019

    What should we expect from today’s impeachment hearing? Plus: ‘Times’ columnist Matthew Parris leaves the UK’s Conservatives, Jair Bolsonaro launches a new political party and we discuss museum diplomacy in China.

  • Tuesday 12 November

    Nov 12 2019

    We concentrate on the escalation in tensions between Israel and Gaza, after an airstrike kills a senior commander of militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Plus: a long history of leaders in exile and why the International Space Station might be doing a few more laps than anticipated.

  • Monday 11 November

    Nov 11 2019

    We have the latest as Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is released from jail. Plus: Spain’s general election, Austria’s spy agencies, and one of the UK’s top satirists tells us why he’s excited about the country’s general election.

  • Friday 8 November

    Nov 08 2019

    Emmanuel Macron takes aim at Nato. Plus: the importance of radical policy in the UK’s general election, Andrew Mueller’s sideways take on the week’s best stories and we find out why scientists are sending wine to space.

  • Thursday 7 November

    Nov 07 2019

    What is the power balance between the US and Iran in the Middle East? Plus: we ask whether alliances in politics work and find out why Finland is debating the annual publication of residents’ tax information.

  • Wednesday 6 November

    Nov 06 2019

    Have Democrat state-election gains delivered a hammer blow to Donald Trump’s presidency? Plus: The UK’s general election kicks off, a diplomatic spat between Venezuela and El Salvador, and Monocle 24’s Ben Rylan on the best way to preserve film.

  • Tuesday 5 November

    Nov 05 2019

    Why is the UK government sitting on a report into alleged Russian meddling? Plus: Donald Trump’s relationship with the GOP, what colours tell us about our political parties and whether abolishing daylight saving would improve our health.

  • Monday 4 November

    Nov 04 2019

    Sir William Patey, former UK ambassador to Iraq, tells us about the protests that have engulfed the country. Plus: the world’s most profitable company prepares to go public, the UK parliament elects a new speaker and Finland anticipates a particularly cold winter.

  • Friday 1 November

    Nov 01 2019

    What should we know about Russia's new internet laws? Plus: the UK’s pro-European parties attempt to prevent a Conservative majority, New York City Council bans foie gras and Monocle 24's David Stevens joins us for a special edition of The Global Countdown.

  • Thursday 31 October

    Oct 31 2019

    Why are there new concerns over Boeing’s 737 fleet? Plus: James D Zirin, author of ‘Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3500 Lawsuits’, the value of news for children and political adverts on social media.

  • Wednesday 30 October

    Oct 30 2019

    As the UK gets ready for its sixth significant poll in as many years, we discuss where the battle lines will be drawn. Plus: Serbia and Russia join forces for military exercises known as the Slavic Shield and we ask how to write an obituary for someone truly ghastly.

  • Tuesday 29 October

    Oct 29 2019

    Have protests brought Hong Kong’s economy to the brink of recession? Plus: the difficulties facing Justin Trudeau’s minority administration in Canada, Taiwan’s concerns over tourist numbers and a world exclusive from our technology correspondent.

  • Monday 28 October

    Oct 28 2019

    Are Germany’s political extremists in the ascendency? Plus: Argentina’s new president, press freedom in Australia and we ask a veteran hack what it’s like to cover a winter election in the UK.

  • Friday 25 October

    Oct 25 2019

    Can a top political strategist become Argentina’s next president? Plus: the latest on Robert Mueller’s investigation, the rise of Europe’s Green parties, Andrew Mueller’s take on the week’s stories and pop in Uruguay.

  • Thursday 24 October

    Oct 24 2019

    When will UK voters head back to the polls? Plus: Argentina’s presidential election, political protest in Lebanon, an age-old dispute between India and Pakistan and whether the location of historical statues matters.

  • Wednesday 23 October

    Oct 23 2019

    Are Turkey and Russia attempting a power grab in the Middle East? Plus, we have the latest on protests in Chile, discuss EU accession talks with the Western Balkans and find out why railways are often the source of aggravation between major powers.

  • Tuesday 22 October

    Oct 22 2019

    We have the latest as Justin Trudeau wins Canada’s federal elections but falls short of an outright majority. Plus: Taiwan’s plans to build its own fighter jet and ‘The Times’ transforms one of London’s busiest Underground stations.

  • Monday 21 October

    Oct 21 2019

    Monocle’s team in Canada unpacks the country’s most uncertain federal election in decades. Plus: Bolivia’s president fights for his future, climate change and Austria’s grapes, and Germany plans to build a spaceport.

  • Friday 18 October

    Oct 18 2019

    The latest on the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry and Canada’s election, with opinion polls showing that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party and the Progressive Conservatives are neck and neck. Plus: Brazil’s singles chart.

  • Thursday 17 October

    Oct 17 2019

    Does international diplomacy have written rules? We consider this question and also ask whether the proposed new Brexit deal will have the support of politicians in Westminster. Plus: The science behind a 20-hour non-stop flight and a look inside the latest edition of Monocle magazine.

  • Wednesday 16 October

    Oct 16 2019

    Has Madrid’s stance on Catalan independence emboldened the secessionists? Plus: James Verini on life as a war reporter, former ambassador Sir David Warren on Japan’s monarchy, and the value of televised political debates.

  • Tuesday 15 October

    Oct 15 2019

    Could a Brexit deal be agreed this week? Plus: Cuba’s relationship with its Communist party, the challenges facing France’s wine producers and Slovenia’s attempts to attract tourists who want eco-friendly holidays.

  • Monday 14 October

    Oct 14 2019

    The latest on Typhoon Hagibis, Japan’s worst storm in decades. Plus: Scotland’s leader calls for another vote on independence, we ask whether diplomatic immunity should be scrapped and the Monocle 24 team get excited about the season finale of ‘Succession’.

  • Friday 11 October

    Oct 11 2019

    Two Trump donors are embroiled in a legal case over campaign funding. Plus: Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Adam LeBor on the Nobel Peace prize, the Berlin Wall and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on Kosovo’s pop music.

  • Thursday 10 October

    Oct 10 2019

    How dynamics are shifting after the Turkish assault on northern Syria. Plus: is there something wrong with how Brexit is reported and why is Iceland trying to attract foreign artists to its recording studios?

  • Wednesday 9 October

    Oct 09 2019

    The White House has officially refused to cooperate in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Monocle’s Americas editor at large, Ed Stocker, explains what’s likely to happen next.

  • Tuesday 8 October

    Oct 08 2019

    Why has the US blacklisted dozens of Chinese firms? Plus: why Germany might be on the brink of recession, MP Jess Phillips on the peculiarities of her job and Monocle senior editor Robert Bound reviews the day’s papers.

  • Monday 7 October

    Oct 07 2019

    Donald Trump accuses his political opponents of treason, Emmanuel Macron flexes his muscles on the European stage and Monocle’s Petri Burtsov brings us the news from Finland. Plus: Japan’s space agency works with Nasa.

  • Friday 4 October

    Oct 04 2019

    Why is Russia building China’s missile defence system? Plus: Kosovo’s parliamentary elections, a round-up from our Zürich bureau with Monocle contributing editor Jessica Bridger, and Fernando Augusto Pacheco returns with his Global Countdown.

  • Thursday 3 October

    Oct 03 2019

    We ask why Iraq’s government has imposed curfews across much of the country. Plus: prolific Chinese satirist Badiucao speaks to us about his life as a cartoonist in exile, we profile the Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine and Monocle’s Athens correspondent, Daphne Karnezis, brings us the headlines from Greece.

  • Wednesday 2 October

    Oct 02 2019

    UK PM Boris Johnson’s ‘final’ Brexit offer and Ljubljana loses half of its international-flight network after the bankruptcy of Adria Airways. Plus: a look at this year’s Frieze London art fair.

  • Tuesday 1 October

    Oct 01 2019

    As China marks 70 years of communist rule, we discuss how Hong Kong views the celebrations. Plus: Trump’s new headache about his phone calls to Australian PM Scott Morrison and a look at the legacy of Eurovision mastermind Jon Ola Sand, who steps down as head of the contest next year.

  • Monday 30 September

    Sep 30 2019

    We discuss Austria’s election results and why they are bad news for the country’s far right, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitious plan to make the country self-sufficient in defence by 2023, and how Finland is trying to support peaceful coexistence between people and the country’s wolf population.

  • Friday 27 September

    Sep 27 2019

    What should we know about the whistleblower at the centre of the Trump impeachment case? Plus: Afghanistan’s election, Austria’s main tabloid and some of Australia’s best – and worst – AFL songs.

  • Thursday 26 September

    Sep 26 2019

    We examine the legacy of former French president Jacques Chirac, who has died aged 86. Plus: ‘New Yorker’ writer Adam Gopnik on attempts to impeach Donald Trump, Israel’s election and Monocle’s ‘The Entrepreneurs’.

  • Wednesday 25 September

    Sep 25 2019

    Trump and impeachment: what happens next? And is Boris Johnson’s stint as prime minister about to end? Plus: Russia’s state-run internet, Canberra’s plans to legalise cannabis and Monaco Yacht Show.

  • Tuesday 24 September

    Sep 24 2019

    What does the UK Supreme Court’s judgement that prorogation of parliament was unlawful mean for Boris Johnson and Brexit? Plus: what’s been achieved at the UN climate summit in New York and the business headlines.

  • Monday 23 September

    Sep 23 2019

    The new scandal involving Donald Trump and Ukraine, horse-trading after Israel’s election, plus how the Hong Kong protests are hitting the city’s businesses – and how hotels are trying to benefit from them.

  • Friday 20 September

    Sep 20 2019

    Why has a US intelligence official made a formal complaint about Donald Trump? Plus: the UK Conservative party’s Islamophobia problem, the movement behind global climate change protests and the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off in Tokyo.

  • Thursday 19 September

    Sep 19 2019

    We discuss Saudi Arabia’s move to blame Iran for the weekend’s attack on its oil facilities, ask whether Justin Trudeau’s past turned up just in time to ruin his election campaign and speak to Nesrine Malik about her new book ‘We Need New Stories’.

  • Wednesday 18 September

    Sep 18 2019

    Will California hit back at Donald Trump’s plans to revoke its ability to set its own car-emission rules? Plus: the latest on Israel’s political stalemate and the headlines in Italy from Monocle’s new outpost in Milan.

  • Tuesday 17 September

    Sep 17 2019

    What does Israel’s election mean for its ties with the US? The UK Supreme Court investigates whether Boris Johnson suspension of parliament was legal, and how will attacks on Saudi oil facilities affect the war in Yemen?

  • Monday 16 September

    Sep 16 2019

    We discuss finger-pointing between Washington, Riyadh and Tehran over the bombing of Saudi oil facilities, Israel’s elections and another weekend of protests in Hong Kong. Plus: the world’s most splendid mail ship.

  • Friday 13 September

    Sep 13 2019

    We discuss Carrie Lam’s attempts to buy off demonstrators by solving problems they weren’t protesting about, and assess the winners and fallers from last night’s Democratic candidates’ debate in the US. Plus: Imelda Staunton talks to us about ‘Downton Abbey’ and its graduation to the big screen.

  • Thursday 12 September

    Sep 12 2019

    We ask whether the US-China trade war is cooling down, speak to Jon Gertner about his new book on Greenland and find out why Air New Zealand has been told to mind its language – on pain of a boycott.

  • Wednesday 11 September

    Sep 11 2019

    What will be the legacy of John Bolton’s time as US national security adviser – and was his tenure ever destined to end badly? Plus: why Turkey’s president is sending one million refugees back to Syria and fears that the new EU defence arm could tread on Nato’s toes.

  • Tuesday 10 September

    Sep 10 2019

    Following the resignation of the UK’s combative speaker of the house, we ask if the timing is mischievous. Plus: what Iran hopes to gain from doing exactly what it said it wouldn’t and the excruciating near-success of India’s latest lunar mission.

  • Monday 9 September

    Sep 09 2019

    We discuss fears of renewed violence in Afghanistan after Donald Trump calls off peace talks with the Taliban. Plus: we look at a censorship row in Brazil and hear from the co-host of a new television show in Iceland that’s aimed at reviving the country’s ancient language.

  • Friday 6 September

    Sep 06 2019

    The latest from Zimbabwe as the country reacts to the death of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe. Plus: headlines from Japan, New York Fashion Week and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco tells us about Estonian pop music.

  • Thursday 5 September

    Sep 05 2019

    Why has Iran lifted more limits on its nuclear programme? Plus: Boris Johnson’s MP brother resigns, France’s mayoral elections and we check in with Monocle’s David Phelan at Europe’s biggest technology show.

  • Wednesday 4 September

    Sep 04 2019

    Is the UK heading for an unprecedented political crisis? Plus: Huawei accuses the US of undermining its business, Hannah Lucinda Smith profiles Recep Tayyip Erdogan and why Finland tops so many surveys.

  • Tuesday 3 September

    Sep 03 2019

    Controversy over a recording claimed to reveal Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s wish to resign, the UK’s turbulent Brexit week, plus Samuel Johnson prize-winning author Frank Dikötter discusses his new book on personality cults, ‘How to Be a Dictator’.

  • Monday 2 September

    Sep 02 2019

    Why is Germany’s far right in the ascendency? Plus: the UK’s government threatens to “purge” opponents of a no-deal Brexit, Japan reasserts itself on the diplomatic stage and Monocle 24’s Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, has the latest headlines from the region.

  • Friday 30 August

    Aug 30 2019

    Are Pakistan and India close to military confrontation over Kashmir? Plus: Colombia’s Farc rebels prepare to walk away from the landmark peace accord with the country’s government, we sit down with the acclaimed Australian novelist Thomas Keneally and Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco examines Italian pop.

  • Thursday 29 August

    Aug 29 2019

    Is Boris Johnson behaving like a dictator? Plus: Mitt Romney’s former campaign chief on the Democratic candidates for 2020, headlines from Japan and we find out why an Indian judge thinks ‘War and Peace’ is dangerous.

  • Wednesday 28 August

    Aug 28 2019

    Will a failure to reignite the Middle East peace process lead to chaos in the region? Plus: the UK government asks the Queen to suspend parliament, Bernie Sanders unveils his plans to transform journalism and we ask whether political debate needs to be more civil.

  • Tuesday 27 August

    Aug 27 2019

    Can the UK’s opposition leaders unite to prevent a no-deal Brexit? Plus: Brazil rejects help in tackling wildfires in the Amazon, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck reviews the newspapers and which palaces are the best to visit?

  • Monday 26 August

    Aug 26 2019

    Why have political protests in Hong Kong taken a violent turn? Plus: the electoral prospects of Austria’s far-right Freedom party, rent controls in Berlin, Disney’s new streaming service and should laws apply in outer space?

  • Friday 23 August

    Aug 23 2019

    Could Syria’s bitter civil war be nearing its conclusion? We also ask whether the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is forcing politicians to act on climate change, find out about a coastal resort that’s popular with China’s leaders and examine why a traditional Swiss sport is making a comeback.

  • Thursday 22 August

    Aug 22 2019

    What do the Irish think about Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans? Plus: Brazil struggles to contain wildfires, political protest in Russia and will Donald Trump’s former spin doctor Sean Spicer have better luck with dancing?

  • Wednesday 21 August

    Aug 21 2019

    We have the latest as Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro claims to be holding secret talks with the Trump administration. Plus: Boris Johnson’s clash with the EU, Italy’s chaotic government and what’s top of the pops in Côte d'Ivoire.

  • Tuesday 20 August

    Aug 20 2019

    Are the world’s superpowers entering a new arms race? We also examine India’s space ambitions and ask whether nations should be allowed to strip jihadists of citizenship. Plus: Brigitte Macron goes back to school.

  • Monday 19 August

    Aug 19 2019

    Should Donald Trump send more US troops to Afghanistan? We also examine attempts to unseat UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Plus: Monocle’s Guy De Launey on North Macedonia and Iceland bids farewell to a glacier.

  • Friday 16 August

    Aug 16 2019

    As the CEO of Cathay Pacific resigns, we get the latest from our bureau chief in Hong Kong. Plus: news from the Middle East and North Africa, and a look at how statistics reflect the world’s shifting moral priorities.

  • Thursday 15 August

    Aug 15 2019

    We analyse Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s latest comments on tensions in Kashmir. Plus: is the UK’s opposition doing enough to prevent a no-deal Brexit? And we preview Monocle’s latest ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper.

  • Wednesday 14 August

    Aug 14 2019

    The latest on Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini’s attempt to upend the government. Plus: Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign against the Amazon and why is Saudi Arabia preoccupied with appearing to value human rights?

  • Tuesday 13 August

    Aug 13 2019

    What could a legal challenge to Boris Johnson’s plan for a no-deal Brexit mean? Plus: South Korea and Japan downgrade each other’s trading status and will tensions in Kashmir impact US negotiations with the Taliban?

  • Monday 12 August

    Aug 12 2019

    As US national security adviser John Bolton visits the UK, we ask what’s next for the “special relationship”. Plus: Argentine president Mauricio Macri is disappointed in the primaries and Versace apologies to China for a One Country faux pas.

  • Friday 9 August

    Aug 09 2019

    We ask how Italy might answer Matteo Salvini’s call for a snap election. Plus: the latest on the political tensions in Kashmir and we enjoy some of the best tunes topping charts in Australia.

  • Thursday 8 August

    Aug 08 2019

    We analyse the latest developments in the troubled region of Kashmir, discuss gun control in the US, and talk to journalist and author Frank Langfitt about his new book ‘The Shanghai Free Taxi’.

  • Wednesday 7 August

    Aug 07 2019

    We look at the UK’s confusing and contradictory statements towards the EU regarding Brexit. Plus: will the US’s latest round of sanctions on Venezuela have any effect? And we look back at the life of influential US author Toni Morrison, who died this week.

  • Tuesday 6 August

    Aug 06 2019

    We discuss China’s statements on the political crisis in Hong Kong. Plus: we analyse the tensions between Turkey and Kurdish communities and learn about Melbourne’s transport workers’ new approach to strike action.

  • Monday 5 August

    Aug 05 2019

    We discuss the issue of domestic terrorism in the US after a weekend of gun violence. Plus: the latest on the unrest in Hong Kong and we ask whether the cassette tape is due a comeback.

  • Friday 2 August

    Aug 02 2019

    We look at why the UK’s Liberal Democrats are drawing support away from Boris Johnson. Plus: we assess Washington’s position on the protests in Hong Kong and hear why Ukraine’s politicians are having to learn on the job.

  • Thursday 1 August

    Aug 01 2019

    We look at how the US and the EU are becoming increasingly divided over Iran. Plus: the latest as Asean ministers and Mike Pompeo meet in Bangkok and why France and the US aren’t seeing eye to eye on wine.

  • Wednesday 31 July

    Jul 31 2019

    UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s latest headache with the Irish border, a new row in Italy over its fascist past and why Saudi Arabia thinks it’s a good idea to launch a new annual media prize.

  • Tuesday 30 July

    Jul 30 2019

    We hear from Hong Kong as protestors disrupt transport, discuss whether the US will ever pull out of Afghanistan and get the latest on UK politics too.

  • Monday 29 July

    Jul 29 2019

    We learn the latest on the weekend’s protests in Moscow, discuss why unrest in Hong Kong shows no signs of abating and hear why competition regulators in Australia want to get tough on big technology firms.