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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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We head to magCulture Live, London’s annual celebration of all things print, to find out what’s happening in the industry and grab a word with some of its leading lights.

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3769 Nov 2019
30 min

MagCulture Live: 

We head to magCulture Live, London’s annual celebration of all things print, to find out what’s happening in the industry and grab a word with some of its leading lights.

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3752 Nov 2019
30 min

David Fischer and Nick Sargent: 

We meet David Fischer, founder of ‘Highsnobiety’, to discuss its new book with Gestalten, ‘The New Luxury’. We also welcome Condé Nast’s Nick Sargent, publishing director for ‘GQ’, ‘GQ Style’ and ‘Wired’.

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37426 Oct 2019
30 min

‘The Year of the Dogs’: 

Renowned ‘National Geographic’ photographer Vincent J Musi on his latest book on dogs. Plus: ‘Gay Times’ celebrates its 500th issue and we preview MagCulture Live with founder Jeremy Leslie.

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37319 Oct 2019
30 min

‘Interview: 50 Years’: 

We speak to Nick Haramis, editor in chief of ‘Interview’ magazine, about the title’s 50th anniversary and its new book, ‘Interview: 50 Years’. We also head to Frankfurt Book Fair and speak to the founder of ‘Hot Potato’.

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37212 Oct 2019
30 min

100 years of ‘Architectural Digest’: 

Editor in chief Amy Astley talks to us about the title’s 100th birthday. Plus: former ‘Time’ correspondent Charles Eisendrath on his new memoir, which includes stories from an outpost in Argentina and surviving a plane crash in Costa Rica.

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3715 Oct 2019
30 min

Why, What, ‘Which?’: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé tell us why location matters when it comes to media brands’ headquarters. Plus: Christoph Amend on the latest edition of ‘Zeitmagazin International’ and a catch-up with Harry Rose, editor of consumer magazine ‘Which?’.

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37028 Sep 2019
27 min

‘M le Magazine du Monde’ in English, ‘Louche’, ‘Boden World’: 

This week, ‘M le Magazine du Monde’ publishes in English and a magazine that’s all about the art of drag, ‘Louche’. Plus: we speak to one of the founders of Norwegian title ‘Boden World’ magazine.

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36921 Sep 2019
30 min

The Sartorialist: 

We speak to photographer Scott Schuman about his new book ‘The Sartorialist India’. Plus: we discuss the redesign of ‘Frame’ magazine and talk to James Hyman about which titles we think should return to print.

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36814 Sep 2019
30 min

‘The Face’ and ‘The Story’: 

We welcome the return of the print version of ‘The Face’ and talk to legendary newspaper designer Mario Garcia about his latest book, ‘The Story’.

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3677 Sep 2019
30 min

London Art Book Fair 2019: 

This week we visit London’s Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery. We speak to a variety of publishers and magazine editors, from big international players such as Thames & Hudson to a venerable Aussie publication that is more than 100 years old.

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36631 Aug 2019
30 min

‘Elementum’, ‘Indiecon’, ‘It’s Freezing in LA’: 

We speak to Jay Armstrong from ‘Elementum’ magazine, preview ‘Indiecon’ in Hamburg and hear from the team of new climate change title ‘It’s Freezing in LA’.

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36524 Aug 2019
30 min

Flaneur, The Maritime Edit, 99 Percent Lifestyle: 

This week we speak to the editor of ‘Flaneur’ magazine. We also head to Atlantic Canada with James Mullinger of ‘The Maritime Edit’ and Conor Rees from ‘99 Percent Lifestyle’.

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36417 Aug 2019
30 min

Robin Givhan, Katie Vanneck-Smith, Andrew Gallix: 

This week on The Stack we speak to Pulitzer prize-winning Robin Givhan, fashion critic for ‘The Washington Post’. Plus: Katie Vanneck-Smith from slow news outlet ‘Tortoise’ and author Andrew Gallix on why writers are fascinated by Paris.

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36310 Aug 2019
30 min

‘New York’ magazine: 

This week we speak to ‘New York’ magazine’s editor in chief David Haskell. We also look at the problems facing the ‘Los Angeles Times’ and review how the Hong Kong dailies are covering the protests.

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3623 Aug 2019
30 min

Summery titles: 

We speak to the founders of art and culture magazine ‘Majestic Disorder’, Konstantin Vulkov from Bulgarian title ‘Dolce Far Niente’ and ‘Create!’ magazine’s Ekaterina Popova.

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