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.


  • Friday 3 July

    Friday 3 July

    03/07/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Hong Kong as the crackdown from Beijing continues. Plus: the unrest sparked by the murder of a pop singer in Ethiopia and why some want Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to become a functioning mosque again.

  • Thursday 2 July

    Thursday 2 July

    02/07/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    The latest from Moscow following Russia’s vote on reforms that could enable Vladimir Putin to serve two more terms. Plus: Australia moves to bolster its defence capabilities, Monocle’s pick of the summer’s top songs and we round-up the aviation news.

  • Wednesday 1 July

    Wednesday 1 July

    01/07/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest reaction from Hong Kong and ask what China’s new security bill means for the city’s way of life. Plus: we hear from the mayor of Tampa, Florida, round-up the business news and unpack the latest woes for Broadway.

  • Tuesday 30 June

    Tuesday 30 June

    30/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    As the leaders of France and Germany meet, we’ve got the latest on the EU recovery fund. Plus: the business news, a historic re-election in Malawi and Monocle’s creative director on the legacy of Milton Glaser.

  • Monday 29 June

    Monday 29 June

    29/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We unpack the municipal election results across France and what they mean for Emmanuel Macron. Plus: the debate around proposed legislation to abolish some jury trials in the UK and the job opening that could be key to European space ambitions.

  • Friday 26 June

    Friday 26 June

    26/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    The latest from Russia as voters decide on Vladimir Putin’s constitutional reforms, which could extend his grip on power. Plus: we look ahead to Poland’s election at the weekend and hear about plans to allow fashion weeks to go ahead in Paris.

  • Thursday 25 June

    Thursday 25 June

    25/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Singapore after its snap election call and look at how coronavirus has had a disproportionate effect on minorities. Plus: a new film about Eurovision and fresh woes for the cruise industry.

  • Wednesday 24 June

    Wednesday 24 June

    24/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We hear about the riots that rocked Stuttgart and how confronting the past is an essential part of police training in Germany. Plus: an update on Hong Kong’s security bill and a look ahead to a general election in Mongolia.

  • Tuesday 23 June

    Tuesday 23 June

    23/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Vienna as the US and Russia discuss the future of their nuclear arsenals. Plus: we look at the situation in Libya as Egypt warns of a military intervention and consider what’s next for London’s theatre scene.

  • Monday 22 June

    Monday 22 June

    22/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    As Donald Trump begins his re-election campaign, how will the conversation around race affect the US election? Plus: the EU’s coronavirus recovery plan and what a party-free summer in Ibiza could look like.

  • Friday 19 June

    Friday 19 June

    19/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We dissect the relationship between the leaders of the UK and France as Johnson meets Macron. Plus: the latest on the border dispute between China and India and why Toronto is banning singing and dancing on its patios.

  • Thursday 18 June

    Thursday 18 June

    18/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Brazil as its coronavirus crisis deepens. Plus: we speak to screenwriter and LGBTQ activist Dustin Lance Black, discuss the role of policing in cities and hear about London’s looming transit woes as lockdown eases.

  • Wednesday 17 June

    Wednesday 17 June

    17/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We ask if Trump’s new order for police reform carries any real weight? Plus: what a bloody border brawl means for Sino-Indian relations and why US conservatives can’t be too annoyed with the new Supreme Court ruling.

  • Tuesday 16 June

    Tuesday 16 June

    16/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Brussels on EU-UK trade talks and unpack the historic coalition agreed in Dublin. We also hear from a former Metropolitan police commander on his new book about institutional racism in the UK force.

  • Monday 15 June

    Monday 15 June

    15/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We unpack France’s plan for post-pandemic life and meet the CEO of Wizz Air to hear about the airline’s plans for further growth. Plus: we learn about the latest chapter in Berlin’s airport drama and get a round-up of good news from the past seven days.

  • Friday 12 June

    Friday 12 June

    12/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest from the US as Trump heads to the campaign trail and check in on Hong Kong – one year since the start of the anti-government protests. Plus: how Hollywood is getting back to work.

  • Thursday 11 June

    Thursday 11 June

    11/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    Boris Johnson announces changes to UK lockdown restrictions; the US and Russia resume nuclear disarmament talks; and we examine the role of statues. Plus: our editor in chief on why the office is still important.

  • Wednesday 10 June

    Wednesday 10 June

    10/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We dissect the reasons behind the severing of communications between Seoul and Pyongyang, get an update on Brexit negotiations and hear the latest climate news. Plus: London’s plans to reopen galleries.

  • Tuesday 9 June

    Tuesday 9 June

    09/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    After Minneapolis votes to dismantle its police department, we ask whether the ‘Defund the Police’ movement will have an impact in other US cities. Plus: we discuss what newspaper opinion pages are really for and hear why the Vatican is launching its own streaming service.

  • Monday 8 June

    Monday 8 June

    08/06/2020 Duration: 01h00s

    We get the latest on the protests sweeping the US and find out about a proposed law in the Philippines that could see political dissent labelled as terrorism. Plus, we get a round-up of the good-news stories missed over the past seven days.

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