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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

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London, United Kingdom

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Monocle

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​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

Language:

English


Episodes

And finally, Florida

9/26/2020
In the final episode in our series on the 2020 US presidential election, we take a close look at Florida, the most crucial of swing states. What makes it so volatile? How can Donald Trump or Joe Biden win there? And who is Florida Man? Andrew Mueller talks to Bianca Padró Ocasio, Michael Grunwald and Craig Pittman. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:24

And finally, Florida

9/26/2020
In the final episode in our series on the 2020 US presidential election, we take a close look at Florida, the most crucial of swing states. What makes it so volatile? How can Donald Trump or Joe Biden win there? And who is Florida Man? Andrew Mueller talks to Bianca Padró Ocasio, Michael Grunwald and Craig Pittman. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:24

Explainer 234: Italy’s parliamentary shake-up

9/23/2020
Italy’s Five Star Movement has won a referendum to reduce the numbers in parliament. But what does this actually mean – and can it be seen as an accurate reflection of the party’s clout? Andrew Mueller explains. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:13

What is QAnon and why does it matter?

9/19/2020
QAnon is not the first conspiracy theory to have run wild in American politics but it is the first to have been indulged and encouraged by the sitting president. Many millions of US voters believe some or all of it, despite a complete lack of evidence. Could it be a factor in this election? Andrew Mueller talks to Will Sommer, Tia Mitchell and former believer Jitarth Jadeja. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:22

Explainer 233: Peru’s culture of presidential corruption

9/16/2020
Peru’s president, Martín Vizcarra, is facing impeachment. This would be more outrageous for Peruvians were he not just the latest in a long line of presidents to be caught on corruption charges, as Andrew Mueller explains. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:56

The Democrats – what have they learnt?

9/12/2020
In the second episode of our series on the US election, we take a closer look at the party taking on the president. Have the Democrats learnt from their mistakes? What has changed since 2016? And can Joe Biden unify the party? Andrew Mueller talks to Errin Haines, Amy Pope and Brian Klaas. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:14

Ethiopia’s struggle to stay united

9/9/2020
The Ethiopian state of Tigray is holding elections despite instructions from the federal government not to do so. Andrew Mueller explains the history behind this and the future ramifications. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:46

How did the GOP become the party of Trump?

9/5/2020
In the first episode of our series on the US election, we take a closer look at the party in power. Was Donald Trump an extension of a journey that the Republican party was taking already, or is the current president an anomaly? And what does the future of the GOP look like? Andrew Mueller talks to three Never Trumper Republicans: Bill Kristol, Linda Chavez and Tom Nichols. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:09

Explainer 231: Paul Rusesabagina’s arrest

9/2/2020
Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration for the film ‘Hotel Rwanda’, has been arrested by the Rwandan government on charges of terrorism – but could dissent be his real crime? Andrew Mueller explores president Paul Kagame’s history of silencing critics. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:07

Explainer 231: Paul Rusesabagina’s arrest

9/2/2020
Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration for the film ‘Hotel Rwanda’, has been arrested by the Rwandan government on charges of terrorism – but could dissent be his real crime? Andrew Mueller explores president Paul Kagame’s history of silencing critics. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:07

Black Lives Matter: a movement or a moment?

8/29/2020
Three months after the global wave of protests that followed the death of George Floyd, has anything shifted? The shooting of Jacob Blake Jr by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, might seem a disheartening suggestion that nothing much has changed. Why is the transition from solidarity to reform so difficult? Andrew Mueller speaks to Rokhaya Diallo, Madeline Hayman-Reber, Yasmine Ouirhrane, Fatima Zaman and Nesrine Malik. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:17

Explainer 230: Greece vs Turkey

8/27/2020
Andrew Mueller explains Greece and Turkey’s centuries-old geopolitical grudge match, stretching from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:46

After Mali’s coup

8/22/2020
After this week’s coup d’etat, how serious is Mali’s military about giving power back? How will it affect France’s relationship with Mali? And how worried are Mali’s neighbours? Andrew Mueller is joined by Amadou Thiam, Regina Sondo and Vincent Rouget.

Duration:00:29:53

After Mali’s coup

8/22/2020
After this week’s coup d’etat, how serious is Mali’s military about giving power back? How will it affect France’s relationship with Mali? And how worried are Mali’s neighbours? Andrew Mueller is joined by Amadou Thiam, Regina Sondo and Vincent Rouget. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:53

Explainer 229: Israel and the UAE: why now and what’s next?

8/19/2020
Andrew Mueller explains why the deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates might not be a big deal in itself – but what happens next could be significant.

Duration:00:06:18

Explainer 229: Israel and the UAE: why now and what’s next?

8/19/2020
Andrew Mueller explains why the deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates might not be a big deal in itself – but what happens next could be significant. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:18

Explainer 228: Lebanon’s government resigns – now what?

8/19/2020
Following last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon’s government resigned. Andrew Mueller looks at a country that was already in economic and political turmoil, and asks how it can rebuild itself from here. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:25

The end of Europe’s last dictatorship?

8/15/2020
Last weekend’s presidential election led to an unprecedented level of protest against Belarus’s authoritarian government. Police have cracked down with violence and mass arrests. How did Belarus get here? To what lengths will Alexander Lukashenko – and his security forces – go to cling to power?

Duration:00:29:36

The end of Europe’s last dictatorship?

8/15/2020
Last weekend’s presidential election led to an unprecedented level of protest against Belarus’s authoritarian government. Police have cracked down with violence and mass arrests. How did Belarus get here? To what lengths will Alexander Lukashenko – and his security forces – go to cling to power? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:36

Explainer 228: Lebanon’s government resigns – now what?

8/12/2020
Following last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon’s government resigned. Andrew Mueller looks at a country that was already in economic and political turmoil, and asks how it can rebuild itself from here.

Duration:00:07:24