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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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Good enough to eat:

We meet Emily Gosling, editor of ‘Typenotes’ magazine, talk to the editor of Austrian food title ‘All You Can Eat’ and chat with the editor of ‘Mekong Review’, Minh Bui Jones.

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25224 Jun 2017
28 min

Good enough to eat: 

We meet Emily Gosling, editor of ‘Typenotes’ magazine, talk to the editor of Austrian food title ‘All You Can Eat’ and chat with the editor of ‘Mekong Review’, Minh Bui Jones.

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25117 Jun 2017
28 min

Reading for keeps: 

Rowan Pelling from ‘The Amorist’, plus new music magazine ‘Recorder’ and a report on newspaper consumption in the mobile age.

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25010 Jun 2017
27 min

How print media covers terrorist attacks: 

A look on how print media covers terrorist attacks with Simon Jenkins, Shashank Joshi, Philip Seib and Pascal Hollenstein.

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2493 Jun 2017
27 min

Lessons in being relevant: 

We ask whether newspapers really matter in an election. Plus: Christoph Amend from ‘Zeitmagazin’ and Studio Safar on their new journal.

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24827 May 2017
28 min

The food pages: 

The best culinary titles understand the art of eating on a deeper level and know how to capture it all on the printed page. We explore the secrets with two publishing connoisseurs: David Lane of ‘The Gourmand’ and restaurant consultant Adam Hyman.

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24720 May 2017
30 min

Interesting titles: 

We welcome the editor of Belgium art and literature magazine ‘Oogst’ plus Davide Cazzaro, editor of a ‘Nang’ magazine which looks at Asian cinema, and Gail Bichler from ‘The New York Times Magazine’.

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24613 May 2017
29 min

American newsprint: 

As a political crisis grips Washington, many in the US’s newspaper industry recalled another incident that saw journalism and politics collide – the Watergate scandal. Journalism professor John Owen joins Tom Edwards to discuss the role of the newspaper when democracy is tested. Plus: we visit a newsstand in Kiev as the city braces for the big Eurovision final.

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2456 May 2017
26 min

It’s a dog’s life: 

We speak to the team at ‘Dog’ magazine, as well as ‘Zeitmagazin’ editor in chief Christoph Amend about the title’s latest effort: ‘Zeitmagazin München’.

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24429 Apr 2017
29 min

For the business traveller: 

We speak with Melinda Stevens, editor of the UK edition of ‘Conde Nast Traveller’. Plus: ‘Bloomberg Businessweek’ editor Megan Murphy on the latest issue.

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24322 Apr 2017
29 min

Plethora of print: 

We speak to the founder of The Hyman Archive, the largest collection of magazines in the world, and chat with the editor of ‘Lodestars Anthology’. Plus: new French title ‘The Skirt Chronicles’ and a look at the French weeklies with Marie Billon.

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24215 Apr 2017
30 min

Delayed Gratification: 

A magazine review with ‘Delayed Gratification’ editor Rob Orchard and Maite Rico, deputy editor at El País. Plus: our take on the new editor of British ‘Vogue’.

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2418 Apr 2017
26 min

The art of music writing: 

We discuss music publications with Will Hodgkinson and Fernando Augusto Pacheco. Plus: Keith Caulfield from Billboard.

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2401 Apr 2017
28 min

The Gentlewoman: 

We welcome editor in chief of ‘The Gentlewoman’ Penny Martin and chat with Jake Silverstein from ‘The New York Times Magazine’.

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23925 Mar 2017
29 min

State of the newspaper business: 

We discuss the state of newspapers with George Brock and Jonathan Fenby. Plus: Corinne van Duin, editor of ‘Volkskrant’ magazine.

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23818 Mar 2017
28 min

What’s wrong with Australian newspapers?: 

Australia’s daily-newspaper sector is in trouble. Dwindling sales and little interest in digital subscriptions are leading to cost-cutting measures across the board. Our Melbourne correspondent assesses the options. Plus: advice for print retailers from Nottingham’s Ideas on Paper.

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