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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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‘Racquet’, Magculture, ‘Missing Marks’:

We speak with Caitlin Thompson from ‘Racquet’ magazine, Jeremy Leslie from Magculture and the team behind ‘Missing Marks’, a book about the punctuation we wish existed.

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35913 Jul 2019
29 min

‘Racquet’, Magculture, ‘Missing Marks’: 

We speak with Caitlin Thompson from ‘Racquet’ magazine, Jeremy Leslie from Magculture and the team behind ‘Missing Marks’, a book about the punctuation we wish existed.

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3586 Jul 2019
30 min

‘Playboy’, Women’s World Cup, Adam Moss, Enric Pastor: 

This week we speak to Shane Michael Singh, the executive editor of ‘Playboy’, about the title’s recent changes. Plus: a look at the rise in media interest for the Women’s World Cup and highlights from the Monocle Quality of Life Conference in Madrid with Adam Moss and Enric Pastor.

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35729 Jun 2019
30 min

Singapore Art Book Fair, ‘Battles’, ‘Baccalà’: 

This week we speak to the founders of fashion title ‘Baccalà’ and meet the editor of ‘Battles’, a magazine about the world of combat sports. Plus: Monocle’s James Chambers visits the Singapore Art Book Fair.

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35622 Jun 2019
30 min

Glenn Greenwald: 

This week we speak to journalist and author Glenn Greenwald on the biggest scoop of the year in Brazil. Plus: Laura Snapes on celebrity profiles and Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck gives us a preview of what’s to come this summer.

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35515 Jun 2019
30 min

Fashion and football: 

We speak to one of the most influential figures in the world of fashion: former ‘Vogue’ fashion director Tonne Goodman. She tells us about her new memoir. Also on the show: we welcome Felicia Pennant from ‘Season’ magazine, a title on women’s football.

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3548 Jun 2019
30 min

Print overload : 

The secrets of a good travel book, a magazine about migrants called Nansen and fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul returns with a new title: ‘HommeGirls’.

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3531 Jun 2019
30 min

‘Kinfolk’, ‘Zadig’, ‘Jezga’: 

We visit the office of ‘Kinfolk’ magazine, check out a new French title called ‘Zadig’ and a magazine showcasing Baltic creativity, ‘Jezga’.

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35225 May 2019
30 min

Print is all we need: 

This week we speak to Lina Ghaibeh from the Arabic Comics Initiative. Plus: the return of ‘Jocks & Nerds’ and Monocle 24’s Ben Rylan gives us the lowdown on the printed press at Cannes Film Festival.

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35118 May 2019
30 min

Global newsstand tour: 

This week we head to Tel Aviv to speak with the editor in chief of Israeli daily ‘Haaretz’. Plus we speak to the editor of a magazine dedicated to Asian cinema and finally we speak with Mr Magazine himself

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35011 May 2019
30 min

Travel special: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ it’s all about travel magazines: we speak to the editors of ‘Suitcase’, ‘Return Trip’ and ‘Lodestars Anthology’.

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3494 May 2019
30 min

‘Buffalo Zine’, ‘Tom Tom Magazine’, ‘Weinseller Journal’: 

This week we speak to the team behind ‘Buffalo Zine’. We also take a look at a magazine dedicated to female drummers and check out a beautiful Swiss title about wine.

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34827 Apr 2019
30 min

Vince Aletti, Calum Jacobs, Nikki Simpson: 

Vince Aletti discusses his new book on photography in fashion magazines. Plus: Calum Jacobs, founder of ‘Caricom’, a magazine about football and black culture, and Nikki Simpson from International Magazine Centre.

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34720 Apr 2019
30 min

Nadav Kander, Michael Harvey, Anthony Burrill: 

On this week’s The Stack we speak with photographer Nadav Kander, we look at “The Road Rat”, a new beautiful magazine about cars, and we speak to influential graphic artist Anthony Burrill.

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34613 Apr 2019
30 min

Live from Salone del Mobile: 

We’re live from Milan where we meet Christoph Amend from ‘Zeitmagazin’, Julius Wiedemann from Taschen and Mette Barfod from new Danish architecture publication ‘The Ark Journal’.

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3456 Apr 2019
30 min

The return of ‘The Face’: 

This week we welcome the return of ‘The Face’ and speak to its new editor Stuart Brumfitt. Plus: we chat to Paul Croughton, editor in chief of luxury title ‘Robb Report’, and Romano Pizzichini and Vanessa Minshull discuss their latest project ‘Atlântico Sul’.

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