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 18 September

    Sep 18 2020

    The WHO’s warning of a coronavirus surge in Europe; a look at the warming relations between Taipei and Washington; and a highlight from Monocle’s The Chiefs summit in Switzerland.

  • Thursday 17 September

    Sep 17 2020

    We cross over to Monocle’s The Chiefs conference to hear from Tyler Brûlé and we discuss the tensions between the UK government and US Democrats. Plus: Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the music charts.

  • Wednesday 16 September

    Sep 16 2020

    Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, delivers her first State of the Union speech. Plus: how Russia wants to develop its relations with Belarus and a round-up of the week’s technology news.

  • Tuesday 15 September

    Sep 15 2020

    As the UAE and Bahrain normalise relations with Israel, we ask what that will mean for all three nations. Plus: Nato’s headache as the row between member states Greece and Turkey goes on, and we look ahead to Monocle’s eagerly awaited The Chiefs summit.

  • Monday 14 September

    Sep 14 2020

    Japan’s ruling party chooses a successor for Shinzō Abe and Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko heads to Russia looking for support. Plus: Monocle’s Chiara Rimella on the week’s culture news.

  • Friday 11 September

    Sep 11 2020

    As tensions rise between London and Brussels, we ask if the UK has a Brexit strategy. Plus: the Afghan government is due to start talks with the Taliban and what we learned this week.

  • Thursday 10 September

    Sep 10 2020

    We look at the accusations that Donald Trump downplayed reports on Russian interference in the presidential election as well as the severity of coronavirus. Plus: why other countries might have to look to Sweden for lessons on fighting the pandemic, and the top singles in the Colombian charts.

  • Wednesday 9 September

    Sep 09 2020

    Why this might be the time for governments the world over to rethink their approach to fighting the pandemic. Plus: a wine row between Slovenia and Croatia, and is organising the Tokyo Olympics for next year a good idea?

  • Tuesday 8 September

    Sep 08 2020

    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.

  • Monday 7 September

    Sep 07 2020

    The British plan to escape what was promised as part of the EU withdrawal deal with Brussels, a spat between Serbia and Russia, and a round-up of the most interesting goings-on at Helsinki Design Week.

  • Friday 4 September

    Sep 04 2020

    The UK business community voices its alarm as a no-deal Brexit looks ever likelier. Also in the programme: the prospects for nationwide elections in Libya, plus what we’ve learned this week.

  • Thursday 3 September

    Sep 03 2020

    Would Joe Biden’s administration attempt police reform in the US? Plus: Monocle 24’s Dr Chris Smith tells us about the Russian nerve agent Novichok; Alexei Korolyov on the reopening of Vienna’s opera houses; and the best of Ukrainian pop music.

  • Wednesday 2 September

    Sep 02 2020

    Are Islamic State militants using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to regroup? Plus: an update from Finland, the latest on Japan’s leadership race and Monocle’s Nic Monisse joins us for a round-up of the week’s most interesting urbanism stories.

  • Tuesday 1 September

    Sep 01 2020

    How the Czech senate president’s visit to Taiwan is angering Beijing; Saudi Arabia fires its top commander in Yemen; and the history of reporting in Russia from Lenin to Putin.

  • Monday 31 August

    Aug 31 2020

    Die Welt’s Stefanie Bolzen has the latest on coronavirus protests in Germany. Plus: Beijing threatens to stamp out separatism in Tibet, an interview with a Swedish photojournalist who has been deported from Belarus and Andrew Mueller’s positive-news round-up.

  • Friday 28 August

    Aug 28 2020

    Monocle’s Fiona Wilson and Sir David Warren, the former UK ambassador in Tokyo, on Shinzo Abe’s resignation. Plus: Trump’s speech at the Republican convention and Andrew Mueller on the week’s stranger news stories.

  • Thursday 27 August

    Aug 27 2020

    Alderman Anthony Kennedy, a Kenosha government official, speaks to us about a violent week in his city. Plus: Emmanuel Macron’s road map for Lebanon, Rolls-Royce reports a record loss and we voyage through Albania’s music charts.

  • Wednesday 26 August

    Aug 26 2020

    Monocle’s Chris Cermak and Chatham House’s Amy Pope have the latest on the violent protests in Wisconsin. Plus: an interview with Tom Fletcher, the UK’s former ambassador in Lebanon, the business news from Bloomberg and Fernando Augusto Pacheco’s box-office round-up.

  • Tuesday 25 August

    Aug 25 2020

    Have the US and China finally made a breakthrough in trade talks? Plus: Turkey and Greece conduct military drills in the Mediterranean, Tokyo’s see-through public toilets and a look at the Latin American newspapers.

  • Monday 24 August

    Aug 24 2020

    Can the UK government avert a full-blown political crisis? Plus: the latest on the Republican National Convention, the day’s business headlines and Monocle’s Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, rounds up the region’s quirkier stories.

  • Friday 21 August

    Aug 21 2020

    Monocle’s Andrew Mueller and Chris Cermak dissect Joe Biden’s presidential pitch. Plus: Egypt’s role in Libya, the business news from Bloomberg and our reflections on the past seven days.

  • Thursday 20 August

    Aug 20 2020

    We have the latest on the reported poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Plus: Barack Obama delivers a withering attack on Donald Trump’s presidency, Germany’s politicians urge us to buy the country’s wine and we play the best (and worst) of Danish pop.

  • Wednesday 19 August

    Aug 19 2020

    Danielle Paquette of ‘The Washington Post’ and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller have the latest on the military coup in Mali. Plus: opinion polls in Germany, the Latin American newspapers and Carlota Rebelo’s urbanism round-up.

  • Tuesday 18 August

    Aug 18 2020

    Can Kamala Harris help to broker peace in Kashmir? Plus: the EU moves to impose sanctions on Belarus, the latest from the US Democrats’ virtual gathering and Chiara Rimella guides us through the new issue of Monocle magazine.

  • Monday 17 August

    Aug 17 2020

    The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin, has the latest on the situation in the country. Plus: Lebanon considers fresh elections, the Democrats attempt to counter Donald Trump and Monocle’s Dr Chris Smith on the positive effects of coronavirus.

  • Friday 14 August

    Aug 14 2020

    Will the release of 400 Taliban prisoners pave the way for peace in Afghanistan? Plus: France gets involved in a spat between Turkey and Greece, Simon Anholt tells us about his new book, and the week’s quirkier stories.

  • Thursday 13 August

    Aug 13 2020

    The latest from Belarus as the UN issues a warning over police brutality in the country. Plus: India-China tensions, Carlota Rebelo on politics in Portugal and the very best (and worst) of Swiss pop music.

  • Wednesday 12 August

    Aug 12 2020

    Monocle’s US election correspondent has the latest on Joe Biden’s newly anointed running mate, Kamala Harris. Plus: Switzerland’s relationship with the EU, an update on Venezuela and Fernando Augusto Pacheco surveys the European press.

  • Tuesday 11 August

    Aug 11 2020

    Monocle’s James Chambers assesses the impact of Hong Kong’s security law on the territory’s press. Plus: Germany’s SPD picks its election candidate, Yemen’s cultural heritage and a design round-up with Nolan Giles.

  • Monday 10 August

    Aug 10 2020

    John Everard, the UK’s former ambassador in Belarus, on the country’s presidential election. Plus: Hong Kong businessman Jimmy Lai is detained, Donald Trump criticises postal voting and the US version of Eurovision.

  • Friday 7 August

    Aug 07 2020

    Monocle’s correspondent in Beirut, Leila Molana-Allen, has the latest from the site of the deadly blast. Plus: Iran and the US, a Latin America round-up and an assessment of the week’s stranger news stories.

  • Thursday 6 August

    Aug 06 2020

    Friend of Monocle, Kamal Mouzawak, and former US ambassador to Lebanon, Jeffrey Feltman, have the latest on the Beirut explosion. Plus, we explore the concept of ‘vaccine nationalism’, discuss Swiss architecture and design, and play the best Belgian pop music.

  • Wednesday 5 August

    Aug 05 2020

    Leila Molana-Allen and Lina Khatib have the latest on the huge explosion in Beirut. Plus: an update from Markus Hippi in Zürich, developing ‘designer’ coronavirus antibodies and Nic Monisse’s urbanism round-up.

  • Tuesday 4 August

    Aug 04 2020

    How have journalists been dragged into the diplomatic dispute between China and the US? Plus: Benno Zogg on elections in Belarus, Angela Merkel’s political legacy and a round-up of the week’s culture stories.

  • Monday 3 August

    Aug 03 2020

    How will the resignation of Lebanon’s foreign minister affect the country’s fractious politics? Plus: elections in Sri Lanka, the US Republican party’s relationship with the press and our round-up of positive news stories.

  • Friday 31 July

    Jul 31 2020

    We’ve got the latest as the US Republican party warns Donald Trump that he can’t delay the presidential election. Plus: the erosion of democracy in Hong Kong, plans to introduce TV press briefings in the UK and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on the future of music journalism.

  • Thursday 30 July

    Jul 30 2020

    The latest as Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates are barred from standing in its forthcoming election. Plus: US troops prepare to leave Germany, a potential breakthrough in Yemen and Cyprus makes its debut on our global countdown.

  • Wednesday 29 July

    Jul 29 2020

    How should European nations manage spikes of coronavirus? Plus: Vienna’s role in international diplomacy, predictions of Eurozone growth and plans to get us all to shed some weight.

  • Tuesday 28 July

    Jul 28 2020

    We have the latest as former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is found guilty of corruption. Plus: an interview with Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, the US presidential debates and Japanese robotics.

  • Monday 27 July

    Jul 27 2020

    Why has the UK government imposed a 14-day quarantine on people entering the country from Spain? Plus: an update from Beirut, China Dialogue’s Isabel Hilton on tit-for-tat diplomacy and a round-up of good news stories.

  • Friday 24 July

    Jul 24 2020

    Joe Biden and Barack Obama join forces, Hagia Sophia holds its first Islamic service in almost 90 years, and why China is so keen to get to Mars.

  • Thursday 23 July

    Jul 23 2020

    We discuss the controversy over Donald Trump’s plan to send federal officers to US cities. Plus: why one of the most important forums for dialogue between Russia and the West is in crisis and the day’s business news.

  • Wednesday 22 July

    Jul 22 2020

    Airlines are calling for coronavirus testing for passengers flying between the EU and the US. Plus: a stand-off between US cities and Donald Trump and why some hotels are finding opportunity in the midst of the pandemic.

  • Tuesday 21 July

    Jul 21 2020

    Spanish and Dutch reactions to the EU’s coronavirus recovery package and why Greece is trying to attract pensioners to retire there. Plus: author Peter Geoghegan on Russia’s influence in the UK.

  • Monday 20 July

    Jul 20 2020

    As EU talks on a recovery package to alleviate the effects of coronavirus continue, we get an update from Brussels. Plus: how Beijing might feel the international pressure over Hong Kong and the UAE’s mission to Mars.

  • Friday 17 July

    Jul 17 2020

    Monocle 24’s Dr Chris Smith discusses Russia’s targeting of vaccine research and the further easing of England’s lockdown. Plus: the latest from the US campaign trail, Suriname gets a new president, and Andrew Tuck on the end of the jumbo jet.

  • Thursday 16 July

    Jul 16 2020

    Are Taiwan’s generals preparing for military confrontation with Beijing? Plus: the latest on talks within the EU, why a US football team is changing its name and an urbanism round-up with Monocle’s Nic Monisse.

  • Wednesday 15 July

    Jul 15 2020

    Former US diplomat Lewis Lukens discusses the tensions between Beijing and Washington. Plus: clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the latest from our editors in Zürich and why London’s Frieze won’t be going ahead.

  • Tuesday 14 July

    Jul 14 2020

    Chris Smith on the WHO’s warning that the coronavirus pandemic will get “worse and worse” without more decisive action. Plus: journalism in Russia, the US primaries and the 1975 dismissal of an Australian prime minister.

  • Monday 13 July

    Jul 13 2020

    Monocle’s Chris Cermak discusses the effects of coronavirus in Florida. Plus: Poland’s presidential election, the latest on the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran and plans for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

  • Friday 10 July

    Jul 10 2020

    The latest from Istanbul where a court decision might pave the way for the restoration of Hagia Sophia as a mosque. Also, how the nature of peace-making is changing and why a collaboration between two newspapers in Brazil and Portugal is a clever move.

  • Thursday 9 July

    Jul 09 2020

    What does the UK’s rescue package mean for Brexit? Plus: the latest from Japan, Monocle’s Lucinda Elliott takes us to Paraguay and we bring you the very best of Spain’s summer music charts.

  • Wednesday 8 July

    Jul 08 2020

    Why is the FBI claiming that China wants to become the world’s only superpower? Plus: the day’s latest business headlines, Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco and Dr Chris Smith on coronavirus in Latin America and Nic Monisse’s urbanism round-up.

  • Tuesday 7 July

    Jul 07 2020

    Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief, James Chambers, tells us how the world’s biggest tech firms are resisting Chinese interference. Plus: heated exchanges between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Linda Scott on her book ‘The Double X Economy’, and Chiara Rimella’s cultural round-up.

  • Monday 6 July

    Jul 06 2020

    Who is behind attacks on military compounds across Iran? Plus: Dr Chris Smith has the latest on coronavirus, Mark Gevisser on his new book ‘The Pink Line: The World’s Queer Frontiers’ and a tribute to composer Ennio Morricone.

  • Friday 3 July

    Jul 03 2020

    We’ve got the latest from Paris following the resignation of the French prime minister, Édouard Philippe. Plus: Tomos Lewis on the US campaign trail, the relationship between Brazil and Argentina and the reopening of England’s restaurants.

  • Bonus edition

    Jul 02 2020

    In a special bonus edition of the programme, Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Allianz, joins Monocle’s Josh Fehnert to take a look beyond the horizon at the shifting sands of the global economy. As a key decision-maker and researcher at the world’s largest insurer and asset manager, Subran knows more than most about human behaviour, the global economy and the risks and rewards we’re all facing.

  • Thursday 2 July

    Jul 02 2020

    What’s behind the US decision to withdraw almost 10,000 troops from Germany? Plus: the latest from Lebanon, an urbanism round-up from Carlota Rebelo and the very best of India’s music charts.

  • Wednesday 1 July

    Jul 01 2020

    Russia expert and author Luke Harding tells us about the country’s relationship with the West. Plus: we examine the huge surge in coronavirus cases in the US, get the business headlines and hear from Chiara Rimella about New Zealand’s film industry.

  • Tuesday 30 June

    Jun 30 2020

    We hear from the former UK foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind as China passes a new security law for Hong Kong. Plus: the latest from Japan, an explanation of contact tracing and Brazilian football kicks off.

  • Monday 29 June

    Jun 29 2020

    Do Donald Trump’s re-election hopes hinge on his response to coronavirus? Plus: the latest on the political situation in Sudan, a profile of Ireland’s new leader and Robert Bound explains why a famous rock group is threatening to sue the White House.

  • Friday 26 June

    Jun 26 2020

    We’ve got the latest as China deploys troops to its border with India. Plus: an update from Finland, the unstoppable rise of game shows and Monocle’s Andrew Mueller on the week’s quirkier stories.

  • Thursday 25 June

    Jun 25 2020

    Are the US and Iran preparing to hold high-level talks? Plus: the latest from Australia, a cultural round-up with Monocle’s Chiara Rimella and we travel to Iceland to survey the country’s music charts.

  • Wednesday 24 June

    Jun 24 2020

    Yemen expert Iona Craig tells us about her recent visit to the war-torn country. Plus: Vladimir Putin’s attempts to stay in power in Russia, an interview with a leading Hong Kong political activist and a round-up of the week’s best urbanism stories.

  • Tuesday 23 June

    Jun 23 2020

    Why has Singapore’s government called a general election during a pandemic? Plus: an interview with International Committee of the Red Cross president Peter Maurer and the latest from Monocle’s newsrooms across the world.

  • Monday 22 June

    Jun 22 2020

    Has Lebanon’s economy spiralled out of control? Plus: Joe Biden’s choice of running mate for November’s presidential election, China’s disputes with its near neighbours and the week’s more positive stories.

  • Friday 19 June

    Jun 19 2020

    We examine law in the US following two landmark rulings from the Supreme Court. Plus: the latest from Chile, counter-terrorism legislation in Switzerland and Monocle’s Nolan Giles on his grand European tour.

  • Thursday 18 June

    Jun 18 2020

    Why is Germany urging the EU to prepare for a no-deal Brexit? Plus: Canada loses out on a UN Security Council seat, Monocle’s Chiara Rimella has a cultural round-up and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on the best of Brazilian pop.

  • Wednesday 17 June

    Jun 17 2020

    Are India and China on the brink of war? Plus: policing in the US, the steroid hailed as a coronavirus game-changer and why the White House is trying to halt the publication of former advisor John Bolton’s new book.

  • Tuesday 16 June

    Jun 16 2020

    Why has North Korea blown up its joint liaison office with South Korea? Plus: Poland’s president and his anti-LGBT rhetoric, Tokyo’s mayoral contest, the day’s business headlines and the latest on the Oscars.

  • Monday 15 June

    Jun 15 2020

    We have the latest as a high-profile journalist is found guilty of libel in the Philippines. Plus: Beijing sees a rise in coronavirus cases, comment from Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and we explore the Emirates Mars mission.

  • Friday 12 June

    Jun 12 2020

    We reflect on Hong Kong’s future after its year of violent protests. Plus: an interview with David Miliband, the latest from Germany and Monocle editors Andrew Tuck and Josh Fehnert take us inside the newsroom.

  • Thursday 11 June

    Jun 11 2020

    Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, has the latest as Lufthansa looks set to axe tens of thousands of jobs. Plus: opinion polling data in the US, the latest from Peru and the best (and worst) of Mexico’s pop music.

  • Wednesday 10 June

    Jun 10 2020

    How should Nato respond to the threat posed by China? Plus: why the investigation into the 1986 murder of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme has been closed, the week’s best urbanism stories and the latest from Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé.

  • Tuesday 9 June

    Jun 09 2020

    Can new legislation radically overhaul the US police service? Plus: the latest on vaccine trials, an update from the western Balkans and Monocle’s culture editor, Chiara Rimella, on the future of controversial statues.

  • Monday 8 June

    Jun 08 2020

    Lucinda Elliott and Fernando Augusto Pacheco have the latest as Brazil is accused of manipulating coronavirus data. Plus: a row over US troops in Germany, politics in Taiwan and the week’s positive news stories.

  • Friday 5 June

    Jun 05 2020

    Monocle 24’s security correspondent, Benno Zogg, explains Switzerland’s leading role in international diplomacy. Plus, the editor of ‘The Sunday Times’ Emma Tucker, Monocle’s view from Andrew Tuck and Fiona Wilson and the latest from the world of luxury.

  • Thursday 4 June

    Jun 04 2020

    Swedish Radio’s Ulrika Björkstén and Monocle 24’s Chris Smith examine Sweden’s response to coronavirus. Plus: the latest from Brazil, Chiara Rimella’s cultural check-in and an assessment of South Africa’s pop music.

  • Wednesday 3 June

    Jun 03 2020

    Former UK foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind and Monocle’s James Chambers have the latest on the situation in Hong Kong. Plus: tackling the causes of racism in the US, plans for a truce in Libya and Nic Monisse’s urbanism round-up.

  • Tuesday 2 June

    Jun 02 2020

    Professor Deborah Archer from NYU’s School of Law tells us about the impact that the protests are having in the US. Plus: Dr Chris Smith has an update on coronavirus, Westminster returns and we talk to Monocle’s design editor, Nolan Giles.

  • Monday 1 June

    Jun 01 2020

    Political strategist Ryan Williams talks to Monocle’s Chris Cermak about the violent protests gripping the US. Plus, Andrew Mueller has an update on the Gough Whitlam dismissal, Japan considers easing entry restrictions and the best of Italy’s cultural sites.

  • Friday 29 May

    May 29 2020

    We have the latest from Brazil, now the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Iran’s parliament elects a new speaker, we assess the approval ratings for the UK’s government and this week’s Global Countdown takes us to Indonesia.

  • Thursday 28 May

    May 28 2020

    We ask how Europe’s leaders are co-ordinating their response to the pandemic. Plus, the latest from Hong Kong, an interview with, Jens Henriksson, the CEO of Swedbank, and a cultural round-up with Monocle’s Chiara Rimella.

  • Wednesday 27 May

    May 27 2020

    We ask if the drug Remdesivir will be a game changer in treating patients with Covid-19. Plus, Monocle's Tyler Brûlé on Switzerland’s plans to return to normal, the latest on Suriname and how New York is rethinking its public spaces.

  • Tuesday 26 May

    May 26 2020

    Are the protagonists in Libya’s civil war using coronavirus as a smokescreen? Plus: the latest on UK chief adviser Dominic Cummings, whether clothing should be quarantined and the author Alan Levinovitz on his new book, ‘Natural’.

  • Monday 25 May

    May 25 2020

    Why has UK PM Boris Johnson refused to sack a top aide who travelled during lockdown? Plus: we ask whether it’s safe for children to return to schools, have the latest from Japan and bring you the week’s positive news stories.

  • Friday 22 May

    May 22 2020

    We’ve got the latest as China attempts to impose a controversial new law in Hong Kong. Plus: the extent of coronavirus in major cities, a round-up of the week’s stranger stories and the best of US pop music.

  • Thursday 21 May

    May 21 2020

    Has the White House failed to ascertain the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in the US? Plus: we speak to Value Retail’s CEO, Scott Malkin, have all the latest from Mexico and round-up the week’s culture stories.

  • Wednesday 20 May

    May 20 2020

    Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck cover the day’s news. Plus: the performance of the UK Labour party’s new leader, the Franco-German recovery programme and the week’s best urbanism stories.

  • Tuesday 19 May

    May 19 2020

    Has the Kremlin covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in Russia? Plus: the latest from Japan, the race to develop a vaccine and the battle to save Picasso murals in Oslo.

  • Monday 18 May

    May 18 2020

    Can the World Health Assembly co-ordinate a global response to the coronavirus pandemic? Plus: the latest from Brazil, a power-sharing agreement in Afghanistan and Andrew Mueller’s roundup of the week’s positive stories.

  • Friday 15 May

    May 15 2020

    We have the latest from Japan as the country begins to ease its state of emergency. Plus: Monocle’s Josh Fehnert tells us how the hospitality industry is bouncing back, the week’s stranger stories and Eurovision.

  • Thursday 14 May

    May 14 2020

    Monocle 24’s Dr Chris Smith on how scientists are trying to manage coronavirus. Plus: how journalists assess the validity of stories about the pandemic, Chiara Rimella’s cultural round-up and a homage to the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Wednesday 13 May

    May 13 2020

    What impact will the conflict with China have on the US election? Plus: the science behind physical distancing, the latest from Costa Rica and how restaurants are facing the challenges of the pandemic.

  • Tuesday 12 May

    May 12 2020

    Why is the US’s top scientist concerned about plans to restart the country’s economy? Plus: Germany sees a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, Monocle’s design editor, Nolan Giles, tells us about a congregation of creative talent in Milan and we bring you the week’s positive news stories.

  • Monday 11 May

    May 11 2020

    Tyler Brûlé and guests assess Switzerland’s attempts to kick-start its economy. Plus: Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and political strategist Lance Price on the abysmal messaging from the UK government, and we also have a Eurovision update.

  • Friday 8 May

    May 08 2020

    Tyler Brûlé has the latest from Switzerland as it prepares to reopen. Plus: news from Brazil, the unheralded role of Boeing’s 747 cargo planes during the pandemic and a cultural round-up with Monocle’s Chiara Rimella.

  • Thursday 7 May

    May 07 2020

    Have China and the US reached breaking point? Plus: how antiviral drugs could be used to treat Covid-19, a failed plot to overthrow Venezuela’s government, retail news and our weekly pop countdown.

  • Wednesday 6 May

    May 06 2020

    Why does the UK now have the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe? Plus: how the world’s navies are coping with the virus and how major cities are planning to keep us out of our cars as restrictions ease.

  • Tuesday 5 May

    May 05 2020

    Tyler Brûlé explores how national governments are starting to ease coronavirus restrictions. Plus: an update from Tokyo, aviation news and Monocle’s Nolan Giles on what Australian architects are learning about suburbia.