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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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‘The Opening of the American Mind’, The Information and ‘Point.51’:

We talk to the team behind ‘The Point’ magazine about their new book, ‘The Opening of The American Mind’. Plus Jessica Lessin, editor in chief of The Information website and Rob Pinney from ‘Point.51’ magazine.

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42617 Oct 2020
30 min

‘The Opening of the American Mind’, The Information and ‘Point.51’: 

We talk to the team behind ‘The Point’ magazine about their new book, ‘The Opening of The American Mind’. Plus Jessica Lessin, editor in chief of The Information website and Rob Pinney from ‘Point.51’ magazine.

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42510 Oct 2020
30 min

Hymag archive, Banca do Kiro and ‘The Book of Horror’: 

This week we visit the largest magazine collection in the world, Hymag, formerly the Hyman Archive. Plus: we speak with one of the founders of Banca do Kiro, a cool newsstand in Sao Paulo, and chat with film journalist Matt Glasby on his new book explaining our fascination with horror.

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4243 Oct 2020
30 min

‘Sweet Dreams’, ‘Nowhere’ and ‘DIG’: 

We speak to Dylan Jones, editor of British ‘GQ’, about his latest book, ‘Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics’. Plus: Tony Kelly on ‘Nowhere’, his new book of LA photography, and a magazine for record collectors: ‘DIG’.

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42326 Sep 2020
30 min

‘The Modern House’, ‘Modern Ikebana’, ‘Material’: 

This week we speak with The Modern House’s co-founder Matt Gibberd about the agency’s new print title. Plus the editors of ‘rakesprogress’ magazine chat about their new book ‘Modern Ikebana’ and craftsman Nick Kary leafs through his book ‘Material’.

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42219 Sep 2020
30 min

‘Noble Rot’, ‘Stars and Stripes’, ‘FourFourTwo’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak to the founders of ‘Noble Rot’ about their magazine and new restaurant in London’s Soho. Plus: we delve into the history and importance of military newspaper ‘Stars and Stripes’ with the title’s ombudsman, Ernie Gates, and we also speak to James Andrew, editor of football title ‘FourFourTwo’.

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42112 Sep 2020
30 min

Clarissa Ward: 

We speak to CNN’s chief international correspondent, Clarissa Ward, about her new memoir, ‘On All Fronts’. Plus: a new Italian daily newspaper and we preview ‘The Monocle Book of Gentle Living’ and our October issue.

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4205 Sep 2020
30 min

‘Racquet’, ‘Meantime’ and ‘Crafts’.: 

We speak to the team behind ‘Racquet’ magazine about a new book featuring the best writing from the title. Plus: ‘Meantime’ from Singapore and ‘Crafts’ magazine.

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41929 Aug 2020
30 min

Indiecon 2020: 

We preview Indiecon 2020 in Hamburg by speaking to event co-founder Urs Spindler as well as magazine editors and attendees Liz Gomis from ‘Off To’ and Anna Broujean from ‘Club Sandwich’. Plus: we talk to Hannah Taylor from ‘Delicate Rébellion’.

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41722 Aug 2020
30 min

The new magazine makers, ‘Weinseller Journal’ and ‘Print Matters!’: 

Monocle’s Culture Editor Chiara Rimella previews our September issue featuring the new magazine makers. Plus: Chandra Kurt talks wine and ‘Weinseller Journal’, and we visit ‘Print Matters!’ in Zürich.

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41615 Aug 2020
30 min

‘Verse’, ‘Food & Friends’ and ‘Where Is The Cool’: 

We head to Taiwan to talk about new bi-monthly title ‘Verse’. Plus: Polish food publication ‘Food & Friends’ and a magazine that asks ‘Where Is The Cool’.

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4158 Aug 2020
30 min

‘Huck’, ‘Little White Lies’, ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Here’: 

We meet Vince Medeiros, publisher of ‘Huck’ and ‘Little White Lies’. Plus: we speak to the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs about its latest exhibition that chronicles the history of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, and hear about a new architecture title from New Zealand - ‘Here’.

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4141 Aug 2020
30 min

New magazines: ‘Limbo’, ‘Légende’, ‘command+i’ and ‘The White Room’: 

This week it’s all about the first issue. We have a fantastic selection of new titles on the newsstands: ‘Limbo’, ‘Légende’, ‘command+i’ and ‘The White Room’.

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41325 Jul 2020
30 min

‘Maple’, Frances Cha, ‘The Passenger’: 

This week on The Stack we speak to the editor of ‘Maple’, a Canadian wellbeing publication that also offers a subscription of Canadian goods. Plus: a new travel writing series, ‘The Passenger’, and an exciting debut novel from Frances Cha set in contemporary Seoul.

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41218 Jul 2020
30 min

Escape: 

This week on The Stack, it’s time to escape. We speak with Enric Pastor, editor-in-chief of ‘AD Spain’. Plus: ‘Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture’ from Gestalten and we meet the founder of travel publisher Wildsam.

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41111 Jul 2020
30 min

‘Empire’, ‘Candy’, ‘Oath’: 

We speak to Nick de Semlyen, acting editor of film title, ‘Empire’. Plus: a book celebrating the story of ‘Candy Magazine’, and a new title dedicated to contemporary African photography called ‘Oath’.

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