The Monocle Daily


Hear our take on the news and enjoy sharp reporting on the big stories every weekday. Tune in as our guest panel reviews the day’s events in Europe, follows developing stories in the Americas and welcomes early risers in Asia and Australasia. Plus: reports and analysis from Monocle’s correspondents and bureaux around the world. Nominated for ‘Best Daily Podcast’ in the 2022 British Podcast Awards. 

  • 41 minutes 18 seconds
    Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention

    In his first public appearance since surviving an assassination attempt, Donald Trump was rapturously received at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Plus: Germany has banned a right-wing magazine and are Danish politicians spending too much time on social media?

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    16 July 2024, 6:03 pm
  • 38 minutes 6 seconds
    Tensions rise between China and Nato

    Nato has accused China of being a ‘decisive enabler’ of Russia in Ukraine. Beijing has rejected the claim and warned Nato against stirring confrontation. What is the path forward for relations between the two military powers? Plus: the fallout from the attempt on Donald Trump’s life and the Norwegian satellite bringing broadband to the Arctic.

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    15 July 2024, 5:46 pm
  • 34 minutes 57 seconds
    Ukrainian literature in wartime

    We speak to writer Anna Romandash about how Ukrainian literature has evolved over the course of the conflict with Russia. We also check in with Andrew Mueller on the final day of the 75th Nato summit in Washington and hear a live session from American singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux.

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    12 July 2024, 5:44 pm
  • 38 minutes 24 seconds
    Macron’s letter to the French

    Emmanuel Macron breaks a 10-day silence to publish a letter to the French, calling for a broad parliamentary coalition. But does his opinion matter any more? Plus: we check in on the last day of the 75th Nato summit in Washington.

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    11 July 2024, 5:49 pm
  • 41 minutes 6 seconds
    Biden addresses Nato

    Joe Biden is at the 75th Nato summit, hoping to reinvigorate both the organisation’s image and his own. Plus: Australia appoints an antisemitism envoy. And: should politicians and entertainment media ever mix?

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    10 July 2024, 6:03 pm
  • 48 minutes 30 seconds
    Russia, Ukraine and Nato

    As Ukraine mourns dozens killed in the worst Russian airstrikes in months, Nato leaders in Washington weigh up how to respond. Plus: Narendra Modi in Moscow – and should Milan’s main airport be renamed after Silvio Berlusconi?

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    9 July 2024, 5:58 pm
  • 41 minutes 2 seconds
    France’s snap election: a shake-up in parliament

    France’s shock election result feels like a victory for the left but how will a disrupted and hung parliament fare when it comes to actually governing the country? Plus, a check in from the 75th anniversary Nato summit in Washington DC.

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    8 July 2024, 5:55 pm
  • 39 minutes 34 seconds
    A Labour landslide

    As Labour celebrate a landslide victory in the UK election, Monocle’s staff gather at Midori House to dissect the rout.



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    5 July 2024, 6:02 pm
  • 33 minutes 20 seconds
    Polling day in the UK

    As voters cast their ballots in what has been billed as a historic election, we look back on the campaign and consider the likely outcomes. Plus: Joe Biden is bullish a week on from “debate-gate” and Japan’s war on floppy disks.

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    4 July 2024, 5:53 pm
  • 37 minutes 22 seconds
    UK elections: They think it’s all over...

    On the eve of a general election, even senior Conservative Party members seem resigned to a Labour landslide. But is the real jeopardy for Keir Starmer to be found in Scotland? Plus, Pyongyang’s fears of an “Asian Nato”, Giorgia Meloni’s condemnation of fascism in her party and cheese-related police misconduct in Germany.

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    3 July 2024, 5:57 pm
  • 39 minutes 59 seconds
    UK election: Has Keir Starmer done enough?

    With two days to go before UK voters go to the polls, we ask whether Keir Starmer and the Labour Party have done enough to end Conservative rule. Plus, can the French “republican front” hold against a resurgent National Rally and what role (if any) should the Taliban have in Afghanistan’s international relations?

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    2 July 2024, 5:54 pm
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