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.


  • Monday 28 September

    Monday 28 September

    28/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We learn more about Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee and get to know Leuven, the city named as Europe’s new capital of innovation. Plus we bring you the latest climate and energy news.

  • Friday 25 September

    Friday 25 September

    25/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We look ahead to a Swiss referendum on the purchase of F-35 fighter jets, get the latest business headlines and hear about the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to cancel a full year of performances.

  • Thursday 24 September

    Thursday 24 September

    24/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We get the latest from Belarus, after the country’s embattled president is quietly inaugurated for another term. Plus: we hear about Justin Trudeau’s economic recovery plan and look ahead to the Zürich film festival.

  • Wednesday 23 September

    Wednesday 23 September

    23/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    The UK government has been criticised for its messaging around coronavirus. Can they get it right? Plus: we hear about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final interview and dissect Lufthansa’s plans to fly high once again.

  • Tuesday 22 September

    Tuesday 22 September

    22/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We discuss the relevance of the UN as it marks its 75th anniversary amid a global pandemic. Plus: the business headlines and we hear about the latest twist in the battle between LVMH and Tiffany.

  • Monday 21 September

    Monday 21 September

    21/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We look closer at Washington’s warnings for London over breaking the Good Friday Agreement. Plus: we assess a referendum in Italy which could reshape the country’s politics and recap the Emmy awards.

  • Friday 18 September

    Friday 18 September

    18/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We hear the latest from Israel as a new national lockdown begins. Plus: we unpack the business headlines and evaluate the future of Boeing after a damning report into the fatal crashes of two 737 Max jets is released.

  • Thursday 17 September

    Thursday 17 September

    17/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We unpack the EU’s state of the union address and its so-called Green Deal. Plus: we hear how climate change has taken centre stage in the US election and head to St Moritz to check in with Monocle’s The Chiefs conference.

  • Wednesday 16 September

    Wednesday 16 September

    16/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    After the signing of the US-brokered Abraham Accords, we look at the motivations of Gulf states in aligning themselves with Israel. Plus: we unveil the Booker prize 2020 shortlist and examine California governor Gavin Newsom’s polite diplomacy with Donald Trump as wildfires rage.

  • Tuesday 15 September

    Tuesday 15 September

    15/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We get the latest on Brexit as the UK parliament debates whether to break international law. Plus: Colombia’s anti-police protests; the deal between Oracle and TikTok; and US intelligence says Iran is plotting to assassinate one of its ambassadors – truth or conspiracy theory?

  • Monday 14 September

    Monday 14 September

    14/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    As Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party chooses its new leader, we assess the candidates to replace Shinzo Abe. Plus: 50 days until the US election, China’s military’s pressure on Taiwan and regional elections in Russia.

  • Friday 11 September

    Friday 11 September

    11/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    As tensions on the Himalayan border continue to rise, Chinese and Indian defence ministers meet face to face in Moscow – so is a resolution in sight? Plus: why trade treaties might not be as hard as they look and a Tiffany takeover gone awry.

  • Thursday 10 September

    Thursday 10 September

    10/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    As UK prime minister Boris Johnson defends the changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement, we assess how the decision has affected the country’s reputation. Plus: the consequences of suspending the coronavirus-vaccine trial, Cathay Pacific parks half its fleet, Berlin nightclub Berghain opens as an art gallery and the Academy Awards pushes for diversity.

  • Wednesday 9 September

    Wednesday 9 September

    09/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    As changes to the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the EU are accused of breaking international law, we get the latest on Brexit. Plus: how the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has affected the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project; border tensions between China and India; and Radio Free Europe launches in Hungary.

  • Tuesday 8 September

    Tuesday 8 September

    08/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    As the UK plans to override parts of its EU deal, we get the view from Europe. We also visit Turkey and hear about how 2,000 police and military personnel have become election candidates in Brazil. Plus: urbanism news.

  • Monday 7 September

    Monday 7 September

    07/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    As protests continue in Belarus, the rights of citizens and journalists are at risk – we get the latest. Plus: why Russian troll farms are back in action, a flick through the morning’s papers and what films are high on this week’s box-office charts.

  • Friday 4 September

    Friday 4 September

    04/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    A look at France’s efforts to pull itself out of its worst economic slump since the Second World War; controversy over former Australian PM Tony Abbott’s possible appointment to join the Brexit negotiations; and a round-up of the week in US politics.

  • Thursday 3 September

    Thursday 3 September

    03/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We cover the global reaction to Germany’s announcement that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. Also in the programme: the latest turn in the India-China border dispute and an effort to normalise relations between Serbia and Kosovo.

  • Wednesday 2 September

    Wednesday 2 September

    02/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We unpack the US president’s visit to Kenosha, the site of protests following the police shooting of a black man last month. Plus: as China’s foreign minister completes his European tour we ask if he made any friends and we learn more about political bias in comedy.

  • Tuesday 1 September

    Tuesday 1 September

    01/09/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    We appraise Lebanon’s next prime minister and ask if a continuation of the status quo is what the country needs. Plus: does the first passenger flight between Israel and UAE signal the end to turbulence in relations between the two countries? And Norman Foster unpacks the impact of coronavirus on our cities.

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