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The Stack

Essential listening for anyone who cares about the printed word and developments in publishing. From independent publications, new forms of print media and graphic novels to little-known niche magazines, ‘The Stack’ is Monocle’s take on the world of print, focusing on everything from the glossiest fashion title to the grittiest local newspaper.

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Bryan Adams and the Pirelli Calendar:

We speak with musician and photographer Bryan Adams about shooting the Pirelli Calendar 2022. Plus: we visit the Index Art Book Fair in Mexico and discuss the future of ‘The Good Food Guide’.

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49222 Jan 2022
30 min

Bryan Adams and the Pirelli Calendar: 

We speak with musician and photographer Bryan Adams about shooting the Pirelli Calendar 2022. Plus: we visit the Index Art Book Fair in Mexico and discuss the future of ‘The Good Food Guide’.

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49115 Jan 2022
30 min

‘1611’ and ‘Being Hong Kong’: 

This week we speak with Kurt Lin from new business and finance title ‘1611’, and look at ‘Being Hong Kong’, a quarterly that focuses exclusively on the history, culture and daily life of the city.

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4908 Jan 2022
30 min

‘McSweeney’s Quarterly’, ‘Karl: No Regrets’ and ‘Isolarii’: 

This week we speak with Claire Boyle from ‘McSweeney’s Quarterly’. Plus: a new biography of Karl Lagerfeld and Sebastian Clark from ‘Isolarii’.

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4891 Jan 2022
30 min

The best of ‘The Stack’, part two: 

Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks back at the highlights of this year’s ‘The Stack’, including key conversations at The Monocle Media Summit, and with skateboarding iconic title ‘Thrasher’ and ‘People’ magazine.

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48825 Dec 2021
30 min

The best of ‘The Stack’, part one: 

Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks back at the highlights of this year's Stack, including the centenary celebration of Brazil's daily 'Folha de São Paulo', a book celebrating 'Ebony' magazine and Susan Miller discussing astrology in print.

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48718 Dec 2021
30 min

‘The Unseasonal’, ‘It’s a Passion Thing’ and ‘NR’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with Ger Ger from ‘The Unseasonal’; Sandra Reichl and Karin Novazamsky from ‘It’s a Passion Thing’; and Nima Habibzadeh and Jade Removille from ‘NR’.

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48611 Dec 2021
30 min

Guinness World Records and ‘Akin’: 

This week we visit the Guinness World Records HQ in London to speak with its editor in chief Craig Glenday. Plus: Norfolk-based title ‘Akin’ magazine.

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4854 Dec 2021
30 min

‘Wrong Journal’, ‘Polle’ and ‘Meantime’: 

We speak with Ricardo Galésio from new travel title ‘Wrong Journal’, Ferdinand Lutz from kids comic ‘Polle’ and Pang Xue Qiang, editor of Singapore magazine ‘Meantime’.

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48427 Nov 2021
30 min

Richard Christiansen from Flamingo Estate and Tom Hodgkinson from ‘Idler’: 

We speak with Richard Christiansen from home-and-garden brand Flamingo Estate in LA, who just launched the publication ‘Fridays From the Garden’ with his imprint Flamingo Editions. Plus: Tom Hodgkinson from ‘Idler’ magazine on his new book ‘An Idler’s Manual’.

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48320 Nov 2021
30 min

CNN Portugal, ‘Inque’ and ‘Nsenene’: 

We speak with Nuno Santos, director of CNN Portugal, about the launch of the channel. Plus: Dan Crowe from new literary title ‘Inque’, and ‘Nsenene’, a new book by Italian photographer Michele Sibiloni on grasshopper-catching in Uganda.

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48213 Nov 2021
30 min

‘The Stahl House’ and ‘Get Familiar’: 

We speak to the team behind a new book about ‘The Stahl House’, an iconic modernist house. Plus: a new Dutch title called ‘Get Familiar’ explores the intersection between hip hop culture and the world around us.

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4816 Nov 2021
30 min

‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Beano’: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with Lydia Slater, editor in chief of the UK edition of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’. Plus: we visit a new exhibition about iconic comic strip ‘Beano’ at Somerset House.

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48030 Oct 2021
30 min

‘The Official Christmas No 1 Singles Book’ and ‘We Jazz Magazine’: 

On a musical theme this week we speak to Michael Mulligan, pop-charts expert and author of ‘The Official Christmas No 1 Singles Book’. Plus, new jazz title ‘We Jazz Magazine’.

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47923 Oct 2021
30 min

‘Condé Nast Traveler’, Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 and Magculture Live: 

This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak with Jesse Ashlock, US editor and deputy global editorial director for ‘Condé Nast Traveler’. Plus: we welcome back Jeremy Leslie from Magculture to talk Magculture Live and Monocle’s Marie-Sophie Schwarzer reports from this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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47816 Oct 2021
30 min

Highlights from The Monocle Media Summit 2021: 

Highlights from The Monocle Media Summit 2021 with Monocle’s editors and Christine Ockrent, Matti Rönkä, Mishal Husain, Christoph Amend, Jeremy Leslie, Clarissa Ward and Peter York.

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