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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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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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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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36127 Jul 2019
30 min

‘Empire’, ‘Love Injection’, ‘Architectural Design’: 

We speak with Terri White, editor-in-chief of film magazine ‘Empire’, the founders of New York-based fanzine ‘Love Injection’ and the guest editor of the latest issue of ‘Architectural Design’.

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36020 Jul 2019
30 min

‘Yolo Journal’, ‘Backstage Talks’, Steve Watson: 

This week we speak to Yolanda Edwards from ‘Yolo Journal’, a new travel publication. Plus: we meet Steve Watson from Stack magazines and check out Slovak title ‘Backstage Talks’.

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35913 Jul 2019
29 min

‘Racquet’, Magculture, ‘Missing Marks’: 

We speak with Caitlin Thompson from ‘Racquet’ magazine, Jeremy Leslie from Magculture and the team behind ‘Missing Marks’, a book about the punctuation we wish existed.

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3586 Jul 2019
30 min

‘Playboy’, Women’s World Cup, Adam Moss, Enric Pastor: 

This week we speak to Shane Michael Singh, the executive editor of ‘Playboy’, about the title’s recent changes. Plus: a look at the rise in media interest for the Women’s World Cup and highlights from the Monocle Quality of Life Conference in Madrid with Adam Moss and Enric Pastor.

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