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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 ‘Folha de S.Paulo’:

We celebrate 100 years of Brazil’s renowned daily ‘Folha de S.Paulo’ and speak to its editor-in-chief, Sérgio Dávila. Plus, a trip to Barcelona’s best newsstands and a new Austrian title dedicated to Muslim culture.

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44527 Feb 2021
30 min

100 years of ‘Folha de S.Paulo’: 

We celebrate 100 years of Brazil’s renowned daily ‘Folha de S.Paulo’ and speak to its editor-in-chief, Sérgio Dávila. Plus, a trip to Barcelona’s best newsstands and a new Austrian title dedicated to Muslim culture.

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44420 Feb 2021
30 min

Politico, ‘The Week’, ‘Spiral’: 

We discuss the expansion of Politico in France, meet the chief executive of ‘The Week’ and ‘The Week Junior’, and look at a new title on the culture of American football.

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44313 Feb 2021
30 min

‘Stranger’s Guide’, Peter Harrington Rare Books and ‘Hä?’: 

We speak with Abby Rapoport from the quarterly magazine ‘Stranger’s Guide’. Plus: the romantic catalogue from Peter Harrington Rare Books and ‘Hä?’, a cool health title sold in Swiss pharmacies.

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4426 Feb 2021
30 min

Resilience: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with John Paton, chairman of ‘The Independent’ and ‘The Evening Standard’. Plus: ‘Justsmile’, a brand new fashion title promoting diversity and a conversation with the editor of ‘Strong Words’, a magazine dedicated to books.

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44130 Jan 2021
30 min

Film, travel and photography: 

This week we speak to Bill Kramer, director and president of the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Plus: Liz Schaffer from ‘Lodestars Anthology’ on making a travel title during a pandemic, and Luis Juárez from ‘Balam’, a Latin American photography magazine.

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44023 Jan 2021
30 min

The state of news media in the US: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with Jennifer Brandel, founder of media consultancy Hearken, on the state of news in the US. Plus ‘Boys! Boys! Boys!’ a new title on queer and gay photography.

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43916 Jan 2021
30 min

‘Architectural Digest’, ‘Scandinavian Mind’, ‘99 Percent Lifestyle’: 

We speak to Amy Astley, global editorial director for ‘Architectural Digest’, Konrad Olsson about his new title ‘Scandinavian Mind’ and Conor Rees from ‘99 Percent Lifestyle’.

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4389 Jan 2021
30 min

‘Populista’, ‘Seen’, ‘The Mushroom’: 

This week we speak with Will Grant about his new book ‘Populista: The Rise of Latin America’s 21st Century Strongman’, a new film and visual culture journal ‘Seen’ and a magazine all about mushrooms.

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4372 Jan 2021
30 min

Best of 2020, part 2: 

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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43626 Dec 2020
30 min

The Stack: Best of 2020, part 1: 

We highlight some of the best interviews from this year on ‘The Stack’.

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43519 Dec 2020
30 min

‘Index on Censorship’, ‘Valet’, ‘An Obsession Made in Japan’: 

We speak with Jemimah Steinfeld, editor of ‘Index on Censorship’ magazine. Plus: a new menswear title, ‘Valet’, and ‘An Obsession Made in Japan’ about fanatic fashion consumption in the country in the 1990s and 2000s.

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43412 Dec 2020
30 min

‘Rouleur’, ‘The Face’, ‘Lindsay’: 

This week, we celebrate 100 issues of cycling magazine ‘Rouleur’, meet the new editor of ‘The Face’ and discover Melbourne-based title ‘Lindsay’.

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4335 Dec 2020
30 min

‘Konfekt’, ‘A-Z’, ‘Living In’: 

This week we preview Monocle’s new sister title, ‘Konfekt’, with its editor Sophie Grove. Plus: German newcomer ‘A-Z Das Deutschlandmagazin’ and Mariluz Vidal from ‘Openhouse’ magazine about their new book ‘Living In’, which features impressive modern residential architecture.

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43228 Nov 2020
30 min

Debrett’s, ‘Like The Wind’, ‘Boom Saloon’: 

We learn manners from Lucy Hume of UK etiquette institution Debrett’s. Plus: Simon Freeman from running title ‘Like The Wind’ and Rachel Arthur from ‘Boom Saloon’ magazine.

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43121 Nov 2020
30 min

‘Liberties’, ‘Anorak’, ‘The Age of Static’: 

We speak to Bill Reichblum, publisher of new quarterly ‘Liberties’, Cathy Olmedillas from children’s title ‘Anorak’ and TV critic Phil Harrison about his new book, ‘The Age of Static’.

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