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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 at the Monocle Christmas Market:

A special one-hour edition broadcasting live from the Monocle Christmas Market with Tyler Brûlé and Emma Nelson. Author and former newspaper editor Jonathan Fenby discusses the state of the newspaper industry in 2016 and Stack Magazines’ Steve Watson looks back at the year’s standout titles. Plus: our guide to the best Christmas gifts for lovers of print.

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2233 Dec 2016
00:56:07

Live at the Monocle Christmas Market: 

A special one-hour edition broadcasting live from the Monocle Christmas Market with Tyler Brûlé and Emma Nelson. Author and former newspaper editor Jonathan Fenby discusses the state of the newspaper industry in 2016 and Stack Magazines’ Steve Watson looks back at the year’s standout titles. Plus: our guide to the best Christmas gifts for lovers of print.

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22226 Nov 2016
00:30:00

A racquet of one’s own: 

We speak to the editor and publisher of ‘Racquet Magazine’, a brand-new publication about tennis. Plus: a review of the latest titles to hit newsstands with Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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22119 Nov 2016
00:28:26

Canada calling: 

We talk Canada with Liz Schaffer from ‘Lodestars Anthology’ magazine and look back at both ‘The Face’ magazine and The Stack Awards.

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22012 Nov 2016
00:30:00

Newspapers in the age of Trump: 

‘American Psycho’ is how the French newspaper ‘Libération’ greeted its readers the morning after Donald Trump’s shock election win in the US. But what role did the print press play in his rise? Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards unpick this extraordinary week in world media.

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2195 Nov 2016
00:30:00

An eye for redesign: 

On this week’s episode of ‘The Stack’ we look into redesigning a magazine or newspaper with leading graphic designer Mark Porter and Gail Bichler from ‘The New York Times Magazine’.

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21829 Oct 2016
00:29:26

The Modern Magazine Conference: 

We bring you a special episode of ‘The Stack’ from this year’s edition of the Modern Magazine Conference, featuring Tony Rushton from ‘Private Eye’ and the editors of ‘The Happy Reader’, ‘MacGuffin’ and ‘Empire’.

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21722 Oct 2016
00:30:00

Frankfurt Book Fair special: 

On this special edition of ‘The Stack’ recorded at the Frankfurt Book Fair we speak to Christoph Amend, editor in chief of ‘Zeit Magazin’, and Urs Spindler from independent magazine festival Indiecon.

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21615 Oct 2016
00:28:37

Dogs, Fantastic Man, and Montevideo: 

We meet the editor of newly released ‘Dog’ magazine and review the latest issue of ‘Fantastic Man’ with editor Gert Jonkers

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2158 Oct 2016
00:28:55

Hungry for print?: 

We welcome David Lane from ‘The Gourmand’ magazine and speak to Carine Nevejans from Distripress, which had its annual gathering of publishers and distributors in Dubai this week.

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2141 Oct 2016
00:28:28

Autumn review : 

We welcome Rob Orchard, editor of ‘Delayed Gratification’, and interview Steven Gregor, editor of ‘Gym Class Magazine’.

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21324 Sep 2016
00:28:31

Eye on design: 

We welcome Simon Esterson, art director of ‘Eye’ magazine, and speak with the editor of new men’s title ‘Zeitmagazin Mann’ from the publishers of ‘Die Zeit’.

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21217 Sep 2016
00:28:26

Gentle Rain: 

How do you inspire the fine folk of your city to dive into the printed page? We flick through Hamburg’s new magazine ‘Gentle Rain’, published by Die Brueder. Plus: we talk to MagCulture’s Jeremy Leslie and preview the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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21110 Sep 2016
00:28:27

So long summer: 

We take you on a publishing tour from Hamburg to New York as we chat to some independent magazine makers at this year’s Indiecon. Plus: Nadia Saccardo, co-founder of ‘Pallet’ magazine, tells us why beer runs through the veins of her publication.

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2103 Sep 2016
00:29:30

Running the numbers: 

Consumer confidence is a delicate thing but how does it affect the world of print media? From fears of a Brexit hangover to the changing relationship between ad agencies and publishers, Tyler Brûlé runs the industry numbers with Alex Wisch from Bloomberg Intelligence.

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20927 Aug 2016
00:30:00

The role of the bureau: 

As the news market evolves some publishers are seeing greener pastures beyond the geography of their traditional readership. Tyler Brûlé discusses the role of the bureau with ‘The New York Times’ London chief Steven Erlanger. Plus: editor Matthias Brügelmann previews a new newspaper from ‘Bild’ that is dedicated entirely to football.

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