Monocle, the magazine which became a shop has now extended to a weekly audio broadcast. Yesterday the first installment of the half hour show debuted. The program will feature a mix of smart discussion, previews, field reports and feature interviews. The show will focus on the horizon and explore the looming stories within the five areas that define the magazine’s editorial agenda: global affairs, business, culture, design and consumer culture. The show is hosted by editor in chief Tyler Brûlé.
The launch program takes a look ahead at the global landscape for 2009. From Oslo Martin Skancke, director general of Norway’s ministry of finance, tells how his nation dodged the excesses of the global financial crisis and what advice he would give to finance ministers. FT markets correspondent Rachel Morarjee reveals why ‘under the mattress’ has become a favourite place for many to keep their savings, and philosopher Alain de Botton explains why happiness will be more important than watching your salary over the year ahead.
You can listen to the broadcasts at The Monocle Weekly website or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
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