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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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10 years of Monocle:

We celebrate 10 years of Monocle and meet the editor in chief of ‘M, Le Magazine du Monde’.

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23525 Feb 2017
00:25:49

10 years of Monocle: 

We celebrate 10 years of Monocle and meet the editor in chief of ‘M, Le Magazine du Monde’.

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23418 Feb 2017
00:29:06

Infographics: 

We speak to Taschen’s Julius Wiedemann about his book ‘National Geographic Infographics’. Plus: a look at Italian weekly ‘Panorama’.

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23311 Feb 2017
00:23:39

Entertainment Weekly: 

We speak with Henry Goldblatt, editor of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ magazine, plus a chat with Gail Bichler, design director of ‘The New York Times Magazine’.

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2324 Feb 2017
00:28:29

Italians prefer paper: 

We speak to ‘The California Sunday Magazine’ editor Douglas McGray and to Riccardo Stagliano from Italian weekly ‘Il Venerdi’.

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23128 Jan 2017
00:28:17

German weeklies: 

We speak to ‘Der Spiegel’ editor Klaus Brinkbäumer about the magazine’s 70th anniversary. Plus: a conversation with ‘Zeit Magazin’ editor Christoph Amend as part of our new series ‘The Weeklies’.

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23021 Jan 2017
00:28:18

Culture pages: 

We discuss the culture page in print with Monocle’s Culture editor Robert Bound and Michelle Legro, Culture editor at ‘New Republic’.

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22914 Jan 2017
00:28:28

The Trump-Russia report: 

When a report filled with unsubstantiated allegations of Donald Trump’s relationship with the Russian government began circulating throughout various media outlets, newspapers declined to publish the material – but online publications had no such qualms. We assess the ethics. Plus: the UK’s ‘Radio Times’ is snapped up by a German media company and the designers behind the MinaLima brand discuss the firm’s work.

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2287 Jan 2017
00:28:33

News magazines and fashion titles: 

Can news magazines survive 2017? And is starting a media venture in today’s climate a crazy idea? We ask Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé. Plus: The New York Times vanishes in China and the key menswear titles of the season.

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22731 Dec 2016
00:29:19

Best of The Stack: 

We pick the best of The Stack of 2016 - new titles, the most important fairs and why the magazine world remain buoyant

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22624 Dec 2016
00:27:30

2016 picks: 

Year in review, the best titles and trends in the magazine world in 2016.

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22517 Dec 2016
00:29:38

Booked up: 

We meet Libreria’s Paddy Butler and cast an eye toward Thailand’s publishing industry and its reaction to the death of King Bhumibol.

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22410 Dec 2016
00:29:00

Real page-turner: 

Cultural commentator Peter York reviews his favourite magazine titles and we head to Guadalajara for the world’s second-largest book fair.

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2233 Dec 2016
00:56:07

Live at the Monocle Christmas Market: 

A special one-hour edition broadcasting live from the Monocle Christmas Market with Tyler Brûlé and Emma Nelson. Author and former newspaper editor Jonathan Fenby discusses the state of the newspaper industry in 2016 and Stack Magazines’ Steve Watson looks back at the year’s standout titles. Plus: our guide to the best Christmas gifts for lovers of print.

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22226 Nov 2016
00:30:00

A racquet of one’s own: 

We speak to the editor and publisher of ‘Racquet Magazine’, a brand-new publication about tennis. Plus: a review of the latest titles to hit newsstands with Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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22119 Nov 2016
00:28:26

Canada calling: 

We talk Canada with Liz Schaffer from ‘Lodestars Anthology’ magazine and look back at both ‘The Face’ magazine and The Stack Awards.

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