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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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End of an era:

We delve into the history of Andy Warhol’s ‘Interview’ magazine, which announced its closure this week. Plus: the boom on gardening publications and the revival of Jewish journal ‘Quest’.

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30026 May 2018
30 min

End of an era: 

We delve into the history of Andy Warhol’s ‘Interview’ magazine, which announced its closure this week. Plus: the boom on gardening publications and the revival of Jewish journal ‘Quest’.

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29919 May 2018
30 min

Fashion: 

We speak to fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, meet the team behind magazine ‘Scandinavian Man’ and review the print press at Cannes.

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29812 May 2018
30 min

‘Architectural Digest’ and Panini: 

On this week’s show we speak to Amy Astley, editor in chief of iconic title ‘Architectural Digest’, plus we pay a visit to the Panini HQ to talk about its venerated World Cup sticker album.

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2975 May 2018
30 min

Cereal: 

We speak to ‘Cereal’ editor in chief Rosa Park and preview new publication ‘Rugby’. Plus: a preview of the inaugural ‘Monocle Drinking & Dining Directory’.

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29628 Apr 2018
30 min

Icons of print: 

We speak to the editor of Danish paper ‘Weekendavisen’, which claims to be one of the oldest in the world, and get an in-depth look at iconic New York theatre title ‘Playbill’. Plus: what’s to come of our favorite newsstands?

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29521 Apr 2018
30 min

A sense of place: 

This week we explore titles that delve into the culture of a country, the cuisine of a particular city and the character of a specific street: ‘Fare’, ‘Flaneur’ and ‘Lodestars Anthology’.

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29414 Apr 2018
30 min

The best in print: 

We look at Monocle’s latest newspaper, ‘The Salone Weekly’, a new crime title on newsstands and Spanish glossy ‘Solar, plus get insight into the Australian publishing industry.

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2937 Apr 2018
30 min

‘ZEITmagazin’, ‘Pilot TV’ and ‘Record Culture Magazine’: 

A publication on cinematic television, a music-themed magazine from New York and everything that is new in the world of ‘ZEITmagazin’.

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29231 Mar 2018
30 min

Spring arrivals: 

We celebrate the arrival of a few new titles and outline the expansion plans of an iconic one.

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29124 Mar 2018
30 min

Distribution: 

A special edition of ‘The Stack’ where we look at the world of magazine distribution.

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29017 Mar 2018
30 min

A print celebration: 

We meet Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of ‘National Geographic’, celebrated author Dave Eggers tells us why the printed word still matters and Jeremy Leslie from MagCulture gives us a lesson on the art of making magazines.

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28910 Mar 2018
30 min

Craft: 

From ceramics to textiles, the print world has an incredible selection of craft magazines. We look at two of them.

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2883 Mar 2018
30 min

Monocle Media Summit 2018: 

Last week Monocle hosted its second annual Media Summit in London. Among the speakers were luminaries from across the world of print, from broadsheet CEOs to magazine editors. We bring you the best bits of our discussions with them.

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28724 Feb 2018
30 min

‘Anorak’, ‘Vogue Poland’ and ‘Kyoto Journal’: 

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the moral panic over youngsters’ addiction to social media and digital devices. But this week we speak to the founder of a children’s magazine publisher proving the kids are alright. And as Poland gets its own edition of ‘Vogue’, we pick the brains of its editor in chief. Plus: the print rebirth of an English-language title based in Japan.

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28617 Feb 2018
30 min

Happiness in magazines: 

It’s the cruellest time of year: the nights are long and the willpower to maintain new year’s resolutions is in short supply – if not already exhausted. For the sake of moral support this week we’re speaking to three people who make magazines that make you feel good.

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