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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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A print selection :

This week, we speak to the CEO of Fortune Media, Alan Murray, and Brazilian photographer Gleeson Paulino. Plus: we visit a charming kiosk in Rougemont.

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5464 Feb 2023
30 min

A print selection : 

This week, we speak to the CEO of Fortune Media, Alan Murray, and Brazilian photographer Gleeson Paulino. Plus: we visit a charming kiosk in Rougemont.

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54528 Jan 2023
30 min

Dian Hanson’s ‘The History of Men’s Magazines’: 

We speak with Taschen’s Sexy Book editor Dian Hanson on her impressive six-volume collection on the history of men’s magazines. Plus the remarkable comeback of printed maps.

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54421 Jan 2023
30 min

‘Dagens Nyheter’, ‘Franchise’ and ‘20 Seconds’: 

We speak with the editor-in-chief of one of Sweden’s leading papers, ‘Dagens Nyheter’. Plus: a magazine where basketball meets art and a title on experimental music and art.

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54314 Jan 2023
30 min

The Monocle Companion and Eurozine: 

This week on The Stack we delve into the second instalment of ‘The Monocle Companion’, which features 50 essays for a brighter future. We also speak with the team behind ‘Eurozine’ about the importance of European cultural journals.

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5427 Jan 2023
34 min

‘Forbes Ukraine’ and ‘Buffalo Zine’: 

This week on The Stack we speak with the team behind ‘Forbes Ukraine’ to find out how the magazine reinvented itself. Plus the latest issue of the always fascinating ‘Buffalo Zine’.

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54131 Dec 2022
30 min

The Best Of - Part 2: 

We feature another selection of the best interviews on The Stack from 2022.

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54024 Dec 2022
30 min

The Best Of – Part 1: 

We look back at the best interviews and reports from The Stack this year.

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53917 Dec 2022
30 min

‘The Number Ones’: 

This week on The Stack, we speak with Tom Breihan, Stereogum’s senior editor and columnist, about his new book, ‘The Number Ones – Twenty Chart-Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music’. Plus: The River Cafe’s executive chef, Sian Wyn Owen, on the restaurant’s new book, ‘The River Cafe Look Book: Recipes for Kids of All Ages’.

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53810 Dec 2022
30 min

A book on the best documentaries, Sudan’s first fashion zine and a local newspaper from Montana: 

We speak with Ian Haydn Smith about his book ‘Well Documented’, a celebration of documentaries. Plus Sudan’s first fashion zine ‘REVout’ and we speak with the publisher of ‘The Bozeman Daily Chronicle’.

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5373 Dec 2022
30 min

Sight & Sound’s greatest films of all time: 

We speak with Mike Williams, editor in chief of ‘Sight & Sound’ magazine, about their new issue, with its list of the greatest films of all time. Plus: Vanessa Grall, founder of Messy Nessy Chic, tells us about the perfect travel guide and the updated version of ‘Don’t Be a Tourist in Paris’.

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53626 Nov 2022
30 min

‘Bon Appétit’ redesign, ‘Tatler Hong Kong’ and George Lois: 

This week on The Stack, we talk to ‘Bon Appétit’ creative director Arsh Raziuddin and the editor-in-chief of ‘Tatler Hong Kong’, Jacqueline Tsang. Plus: we revisit a 2016 interview with George Lois, the legendary ad man who died last week aged 91.

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53519 Nov 2022
30 min

‘Remote Experiences’ and ‘Delayed Gratification’: 

This week on The Stack we speak to photographer David De Vleeschauwer and writer Debbie Pappyn about their new book. Plus: Rob Orchard from ‘Delayed Gratification’ magazine.

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53412 Nov 2022
30 min

Steven Klein: 

This week on The Stack we speak with celebrated photographer Steven Klein about his first monograph. Plus we bring you highlights from our Chiefs conference in Dallas with Katrice Hardy from ‘The Dallas Morning News’ and Rebecca Wesson Darwin from ‘Garden & Gun’.

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5335 Nov 2022
30 min

‘Semafor’, ‘Linseed Journal’ and food writer Grace Dent: 

This week on The Stack, we speak with Justin B Smith, CEO and co-founder of the new global news website ‘Semafor’. Plus Louise Long from ‘Linseed Journal’ and food writer Grace Dent.

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53229 Oct 2022
30 min

‘Condé Nast Traveler’, ‘Creem’ and ‘Process’: 

We discuss the future of travel with Jesse Ashlock from ‘Condé Nast Traveler’. Plus: the return of iconic rock’n’roll title ‘Creem’ and a Malaysian title celebrating creativity, ‘Process’.

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