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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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Monocle, Gloria and Elsie:

This week on The Stack we look inside Monocle’s new issue on gentle living. Plus: we speak to the founder of ‘Elsie’ and explore the vibrant art-book scene in New Zealand.

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38618 Jan 2020
30 min

Monocle, Gloria and Elsie: 

This week on The Stack we look inside Monocle’s new issue on gentle living. Plus: we speak to the founder of ‘Elsie’ and explore the vibrant art-book scene in New Zealand.

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38511 Jan 2020
30 min

‘Sandwich’, ‘Ìrìn Journal’ and ‘The Golfer’s Journal’: 

This week we speak to the editors of two new magazines – ‘Sandwich’ and ‘Ìrìn Journal’. Plus: beautiful sports quarterly ‘The Golfer’s Journal’.

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3844 Jan 2020
30 min

The First Stack: 

This week on The Stack we speak to the CEO of ‘The Texas Tribune’. Plus: Austrian title ‘Salt & Wonder’ and celebrating 25 years of ‘Saveur’.

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38328 Dec 2019
30 min

Best of 2019: 

This week on The Stack we look back at the best interviews from 2019.

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38221 Dec 2019
30 min

‘Point.51’ and Lodestars Anthology: 

This week we speak with Rob Pinney from ‘Point.51’ magazine; the Monocle team tell us what they want for Christmas print-wise and we welcome back Liz Schaffer from ‘Lodestars Anthology’.

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38114 Dec 2019
30 min

'Zagat' and 'Delayed Gratification': 

This week on The Stack we mark the 40th-anniversary edition of restaurant guide ‘Zagat’. Plus: we meet Matthew Lee of slow journalism publication ‘Delayed Gratification’.

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3807 Dec 2019
30 min

Monocle Christmas Market special: 

Tyler Brûlé is joined by Georgina Godwin and a host of festive favourites in this special programme broadcast live from the Monocle Christmas Market.

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37930 Nov 2019
30 min

The world in print: 

This week on The Stack we go from the hyperlocal to the global: from a new title covering the best of one of London’s most exciting neighbourhoods to a photographer’s book about the nostalgic idea of old shopping malls. Plus: cartophile Ian Wright from Brilliant Maps and new Jakarta-based title, ‘Further Reading’.

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37823 Nov 2019
30 min

The Stack: Live, with Mario García: 

A special edition of The Stack, recorded at our Dufourstrasse studios in Zürich. Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, sits down with Mario García to discuss ‘The Story’, the legendary newspaper designer’s book about the future of newsrooms and newspapers.

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37716 Nov 2019
30 min

James Ball, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, Lewis H Lapham and Fabian Saul: 

This week we speak with James Ball from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Anne-Sophie Garrigou from ‘The Beam’ magazine, Lewis H Lapham from ‘Lapham’s Quarterly’ and Fabian Saul from ‘Flaneur’.

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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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