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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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Fipp 2017:

Reports from print-industry events in London and Frankfurt. Plus: Monocle's editor in chief on the latest edition of the magazine.

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26814 Oct 2017
30 min

Fipp 2017: 

Reports from print-industry events in London and Frankfurt. Plus: Monocle's editor in chief on the latest edition of the magazine.

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2677 Oct 2017
30 min

The Objects that Power the Global Economy: 

A digital news outlet trades pixels for paper, Caledonian craftsmanship gets a boost and erotic drawing with MagCulture’s Jeremy Leslie.

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26630 Sep 2017
30 min

Hugh Hefner and Peddler Journal: 

‘Peddler Journal’ is a magazine that understands that the importance of food extends beyond the edge of your plate. Plus: a look back at the life and times of ‘Playboy’ founder Hugh Hefner.

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26523 Sep 2017
30 min

Distripress 2017: 

A report from the trade fair that covers print and digital distribution. We show some love to the underappreciated army of publishers, retailers and more who are as important to the industry as the writers, editors and photographers who put our beloved magazines together.

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26416 Sep 2017
30 min

Weekend warrior: 

This week we speak to the editor of one of the UK’s leading weekend newspapers about how to strike a balance between out-of-hours fun and business as usual. Plus: Monocle’s finest pick some of their favourites from the newsstand and we discuss a car magazine that’s happy to go off-road.

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2639 Sep 2017
30 min

In depth: 

We take stock of two magazines that show the virtues of going deep rather than wide when it comes to subject matter: first with travel and then with flowers. Plus: a look ahead to this year’s Stack Awards.

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2622 Sep 2017
30 min

Indiecon 2017 : 

Markus Hippi brings us a report from Indiecon, one of our favourite independent-magazine festivals, which wrapped up last week in Hamburg. Plus: a globetrotting magazine enjoying a second golden age.

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26126 Aug 2017
30 min

Countercultural print: 

Andrea Kurland from ‘Huck’ magazine, plus changes at the ‘Los Angeles Times’, the closure of ‘The Village Voice’ and a look at the Taiwanese print industry.

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26019 Aug 2017
30 min

Barcelona: covering tragedy: 

We take stock of coverage of last week’s attack in Barcelona and editor at large of ‘The Art Newspaper’ Jane Morris casts her eye over the newsstand. Plus: a new publication designed to get your creative juices flowing.

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25912 Aug 2017
30 min

Icon and Yes & No: 

We take a closer look at two publications looking to get beneath the surface of the modern world, ‘Icon’ and ‘Yes & No’. Plus: at work with our resident magazine connoisseur at Monocle’s Kioskafé.

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2585 Aug 2017
30 min

Slowing down for summer: 

We speak to the editor of pioneering slow journalism quarterly ‘Delayed Gratification’ and take a look at Monocle’s new weekly newspaper ‘The Summer Weekly’. Plus: trouble at Conde Nast.

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25729 Jul 2017
30 min

Rethinking fashion magazines: 

This week on The Stack we speak to the editor of a magazine aiming to be a platform for critical thinking in fashion. Plus, a closer look at the ‘FT Weekend Magazine’.

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25622 Jul 2017
30 min

Oldie but a goodie: 

We speak to the editor of ‘The Oldie’ magazine, Harry Mount’. Plus: the editor of ‘Soffa’ magazine in the Czech Republic and the second edition of ‘Gentle Rain’, a publication on all things Hamburg.

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25515 Jul 2017
30 min

MagCulture and The Maritime Edit: 

We speak to Jeremy Leslie from magCulture and James Mullinger, editor in chief of The Maritime Edit.

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2548 Jul 2017
30 min

Racquet: 

We meet the ace team behind ‘Racquet’ magazine and the editor of ‘M, le Magazine du Monde’. Plus: highlights from Monocle’s third annual Quality of Life Conference.

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