Monocle is a global affairs and lifestyle magazine, 24-hour radio station, website, and media brand, all produced by Winkontent Ltd. It was founded by Tyler Brûlé, a Canadian entrepreneur, Financial Times columnist, and formally founder of Wallpaper magazine.
In December 2008, Monocle launched "The Monocle Weekly", a weekly radio programme/podcast, hosted by Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and culture editor, Robert Bound discussing affairs and hot topics from around the globe. The show was recorded in studios around the world, including Tokyo, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, London and Sydney.
Following the popularity of the Monocle Weekly, the company launched Monocle 24 on 17 October 2011, styled on the BBC World Service. The internet based radio station, broadcast from studios on the ground floor of Monocle's Marylebone offices, is live 24 hours a day. When asked why the magazine was expanding into radio Brûlé said: "It's still, after almost a century of regular broadcasts, the most intimate medium in an ever expanding buffet of choice".
'The Globalist' is a one-hour show that airs at 06.00 London time and looks ahead to events that will shape the day in Europe, and beyond, with a special focus on Turkey and the Gulf. I commend Monocle to everyone reading 'The Third'!