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The Stack

Essential listening for anyone who cares about the printed word and developments in publishing. From independent publications, new forms of print media and graphic novels to little-known niche magazines, ‘The Stack’ is Monocle’s take on the world of print, focusing on everything from the glossiest fashion title to the grittiest local newspaper.

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Highlights from The Monocle Media Summit 2021:

Highlights from The Monocle Media Summit 2021 with Monocle’s editors and Christine Ockrent, Matti Rönkä, Mishal Husain, Christoph Amend, Jeremy Leslie, Clarissa Ward and Peter York.

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47816 Oct 2021
30 min

Highlights from The Monocle Media Summit 2021: 

Highlights from The Monocle Media Summit 2021 with Monocle’s editors and Christine Ockrent, Matti Rönkä, Mishal Husain, Christoph Amend, Jeremy Leslie, Clarissa Ward and Peter York.

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4779 Oct 2021
30 min

Steve Watson, ‘The Sensible Guides’ and ‘Movie Theatres’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we welcome Steve Watson from Stack magazines, a new travel-guide collection by Jasmina Knezović and ‘Movie Theatres’, a beautiful photo book on abandoned cinemas in the US.

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4762 Oct 2021
30 min

‘The Sunday Times’, ‘Making a Great Exhibition’ and ‘Noema’: 

We speak with Emma Tucker, editor in chief of ‘The Sunday Times’. Plus: Doro Globus from David Zwirner Books and Kathleen Miles of ‘Noema’ magazine.

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47525 Sep 2021
30 min

‘Bon Appétit’, ‘The Republic’ and ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’: 

This week we feature ‘The Republic’, a renowned political and literary title from Nigeria. Plus: the new restaurant issue of ‘Bon Appétit’, and football correspondent Andrew Downie tells us about his book, ‘The Greatest Show on Earth: The Inside Story of the Legendary 1970 World Cup’.

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47418 Sep 2021
30 min

‘Vogue Scandinavia’, ‘Thrasher’ and ‘Above the Fold’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with the editor in chief of ‘Vogue Scandinavia’, the 28th global edition of the iconic title. Plus: we meet the editor of skateboarders’ bible ‘Thrasher’ magazine and read a photo book about newspapers’ newsrooms.

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47311 Sep 2021
30 min

‘Wochenmarkt’, ‘Private Eye: Dr. Hammond’s Covid Casebook’ and Abecedário Festival: 

This week on the show we speak with Christoph Amend about the new title from the ‘Zeit’ team, ‘Wochenmarkt’, which is all about the world of food. Plus: Phil Hammond from ‘Private Eye’ on his new book, and literary festival Abecedário in Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde.

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4724 Sep 2021
30 min

‘People’ and ‘Private Eye’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we cover two iconic titles. We speak with Dan Wakeford, editor in chief of ‘People’ magazine, and ‘Private Eye’ journalist Adam Macqueen about his new book celebrating 60 years of the satirical publication.

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47128 Aug 2021
30 min

‘Uno-Due’, ‘Indiecon 2021’ and ‘Newsy Jacuzzi’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with Matteo Cossu from ‘Uno-Due’ magazine, which is about football and culture. We also preview this year’s Indiecon and a mother-daughter news podcast for kids, ‘Newsy Jacuzzi’.

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47021 Aug 2021
30 min

Diogo Bercito, Massoud Hossaini and Liz Schaffer: 

We speak with writer and journalist Diogo Bercito about ‘Brimos’, his new book on Syrian-Lebanese immigration to Brazil and how it influenced the country’s political scene. Plus: Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini and Liz Schaffer from travel title ‘Lodestars Anthology’.

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46914 Aug 2021
30 min

Lisa LaFlamme: 

This week on The Stack, we speak to the celebrated Canadian news anchor Lisa LaFlamme. Plus, the editors of ‘Mother Tongue’, a new magazine about modern motherhood.

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4687 Aug 2021
30 min

Susan Miller: astrology in print : 

We speak with astrologer Susan Miller on how the younger generation is still in love with the zodiac, before a look at astrology in print. We also speak with Rachel Arthur from the new publication ‘Flip’.

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46731 Jul 2021
30 min

‘Elle Decoration’, ‘Regain’, ‘Tokyo: Art & Photography’: 

We speak with Ben Spriggs, editor-in-chief of ‘Elle Decoration’ and Daphné Hézard from ‘Regain’ tells us about its anniversary issue, with Catherine Deneuve on the cover. We also pay a visit to ‘Tokyo: Art & Photography’, a new exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.

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46624 Jul 2021
30 min

The Olympics in print: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ it’s all about the Olympics. We speak to Tom Loxley, editor of ‘Radio Times’, about its bumper Olympics issue. Plus: Luke Kennedy from Aussie surf title ‘Tracks’ on the surfing debut at Tokyo 2020 and our Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson on how the Japanese media is covering the event.

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46517 Jul 2021
30 min

‘Hodinkee’, ‘Rolling Stone’ UK, ‘Wax Poetics’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we talk about the redesign of ‘Hodinkee’ magazine, discuss the upcoming ‘Rolling Stone’ UK and the relaunch of ‘Wax Poetics’.

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46410 Jul 2021
30 min

‘Photo No-Nos’, ‘Storied’ and a Raffaella Carrà tribute: 

We speak with photographer Jason Fulford about his new book with Aperture, ‘Photo No-Nos’, a meditation on what not to photograph. Plus, ‘Storied’, a new title about the people and traditions of Japan. We also pay tribute to Italian icon Raffaella Carrà, replaying an interview with Simone Marchetti from ‘Vanity Fair Italia’, from when he chose Carrà for his inaugural cover as editor.

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