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The Stack

Essential listening for anyone who cares about what they read – and how they read it. The Stack is Monocle’s take on the world of print, focusing on everything from the glossiest fashion title to the grittiest newspaper.

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Live from Salone del Mobile:

We’re live from Milan where we meet Christoph Amend from ‘Zeitmagazin’, Julius Wiedemann from Taschen and Mette Barfod from new Danish architecture publication ‘The Ark Journal’.

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34613 Apr 2019
30 min

Live from Salone del Mobile: 

We’re live from Milan where we meet Christoph Amend from ‘Zeitmagazin’, Julius Wiedemann from Taschen and Mette Barfod from new Danish architecture publication ‘The Ark Journal’.

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3456 Apr 2019
30 min

The return of ‘The Face’: 

This week we welcome the return of ‘The Face’ and speak to its new editor Stuart Brumfitt. Plus: we chat to Paul Croughton, editor in chief of luxury title ‘Robb Report’, and Romano Pizzichini and Vanessa Minshull discuss their latest project ‘Atlântico Sul’.

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34430 Mar 2019
30 min

Small but perfectly formed: 

On ‘The Stack’ this week it’s all about small-sized publications. They are not just practical but they look pretty good too. We speak to the editors and designers of ‘502 Bad Gateway’, ‘99 Percent Lifestyle’, ‘Matters Journal’ and ‘Jewish Quarterly’.

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34323 Mar 2019
30 min

Love for print: 

This week we speak to the editor in chief of ‘Condé Nast Traveller’. We also look at an exciting new title from Brazil called ‘Pop-se’, check out a design magazine from the Pacific Northwest called ‘Gray’ and visit the new Monocle printers in Germany.

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34216 Mar 2019
30 min

‘Interview’, ‘Homesick’ and British ‘Vogue’: 

Nick Haramis, editor in chief of ‘Interview’, explains why the title is returning to its original size. Plus, a magazine that covers things you can’t find online and a century of imagery from British ‘Vogue’.

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3419 Mar 2019
30 min

On the cover of a magazine: 

This week we speak to Penny Martin, editor of ‘The Gentlewoman’. We also take a look at Indonesia’s publishing scene and chat to Richard West from photography magazine ‘Source’.

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3402 Mar 2019
30 min

The first issue: 

This week is all about the first issue of a magazine. What are the secrets for a successful launch? We speak to editors of new titles and also revisit the very first issue of ‘Monocle’.

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33923 Feb 2019
30 min

Print bonanza: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with Alex Bilmes, editor of ‘Esquire UK’, about the title’s new look. Plus: Naphalai Areesorn from ‘Thailand Tatler’, and a newspaper exhibition in Slovenia’s capital.

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33816 Feb 2019
30 min

Sunny outlook: 

We speak to Simone Marchetti, the new editor of ‘Vanity Fair Italy’, take a look at ‘Boat International’ magazine and check out ‘The Summer Hunter’ from Brazil.

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3379 Feb 2019
30 min

From business to pleasure: 

This week we speak to the first Europe editor at ‘Forbes’ and the founder of biannual ‘More or Less’. Plus: a new title about female pleasure.

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3362 Feb 2019
30 min

Print lessons: 

This week we speak to the editor in chief of ‘Monocle’, Tyler Brûlé, about his top five print lessons for 2019. Plus: we speak to ‘The Oldie’ editor Harry Mount and chat to the team behind Brazilian erotic-art publication ‘Nin’.

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33526 Jan 2019
30 min

Style: 

We speak to the editor in chief of French men’s title ‘L’etiquette’. Plus: the new publication from the ‘Fantastic Man’ team, ‘What Men Wear’, and a look at French kiosks.

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33419 Jan 2019
30 min

The way ahead: 

Media connoisseur Mario Garcia explains why we should all be optimistic about journalism in 2019. Plus: the editor of Taiwanese publication ‘White Fungus’ and a visit to the new home of legendary UK travel bookshop Stanfords.

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33312 Jan 2019
30 min

‘Lodestars’, ‘Above Sea Level’, ‘DOG’: 

We leaf through a travel journal taking readers on unforgettable trips while making strides of its own, a new indy changing the conversation around wine and a canine-focused magazine that always has a new trick.

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7 Jan 2019
19 min

The Last Newspaper Reader: part four: 

Listen to our audio adaptation of “The Last Newspaper Reader”, a book by Michael Angele. The author muses on the public and private where people tend to read the paper.

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