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Monocle 24: The Stack

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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.

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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Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

Monocle

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

‘Anorak’, ‘Vogue Poland’ and ‘Kyoto Journal’

2/24/2018
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It’s all too easy to get caught up in the moral panic over youngsters’ addiction to social media and digital devices. But this week we speak to the founder of a children’s magazine publisher proving the kids are alright. And as Poland gets its own edition of ‘Vogue’, we pick the brains of its editor in chief. Plus: the print rebirth of an English-language title based in Japan.

Duration:00:29:07

Happiness in magazines

2/17/2018
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It’s the cruellest time of year: the nights are long and the willpower to maintain new year’s resolutions is in short supply – if not already exhausted. For the sake of moral support this week we’re speaking to three people who make magazines that make you feel good.

Duration:00:29:10

Football magazines

2/10/2018
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Strap on your shin pads and pump up your balls: we’re commentating on the state of football publications. From newsstand stalwarts to US upstarts, there’s something out there for every fan of the beautiful game.

Duration:00:29:38

Mirko Borsche, the future of the ‘LA Times’ and ‘Openhouse’ magazine

2/3/2018
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One of the world’s foremost editorial designers talks us through a trio of his longest-running projects. Plus: our editor in chief tells us what he thinks the future of southern California’s pre-eminent legacy newspaper should be and we review a title offering a glimpse into the private spaces of the global creative class.

Duration:00:29:35

‘Buffalo Zine’, ‘Mynah Magazine’ & ‘Clove’

1/27/2018
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From the sartorial to the subcontinental, this week we take a closer look at three magazines that take the expectations of you, the reader, and throw them back in your face like an old sock.

Duration:00:28:33

‘The TLS’, ‘Observador’ and ‘Anxy’

1/20/2018
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Stig Abell has a vision of how that most tweedy of titles – the *Times Literary Supplement* – should sit on a 21st-century newsstand. Plus: a distinctly Iberian lifestyle publication that has made the leap from digital to print and an award-winning magazine taking a closer look at mental health.

Duration:00:28:00

Catch of the day

1/13/2018
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Description: Grab your tackle and steady your rod: we cast our net out into the wide world of fishing with a magazine celebrating the angling lifestyle. Plus: ‘The New York Times’ releases a regular kids section and we meet one of the best art-book designers in the business.

Duration:00:29:30

Print resolutions

1/6/2018
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Stretch your quads and lace up your trainers: we’re burning off our festive paunches with an invigorating jog through the pages of a new running magazine. Plus: how a legacy psychology title gets inside our heads, and Jeremy Leslie surveys the state of print going into the new year.

Duration:00:29:01

The Best of The Stack 2017

12/30/2017
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We take stock of another year in discussion with the most important editors, designers and industry figures in print.

Duration:00:28:34

The story of ‘The Face’

12/23/2017
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We speak to the author of a new book celebrating the career of a UK magazine that changed the way youth culture was covered in print. Plus: Scandinavian men and the relaunch of a beloved Japanese journal for city girls.

Duration:00:29:21

‘National Geographic Food’

12/16/2017
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A legacy title steps out of its comfort zone with a standalone spin-off focused on food, and we explore the pleasures and sorrows of covering technology in print. Plus, a new style and culture journal from Nottingham.

Duration:00:28:08

‘Lodestars Anthology: Pathways’

12/9/2017
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Launched a successful magazine? Why not take the next logical step and dip your to into the world of book publishing? Today, one of our favourite travel journals goes hardbound. Plus: the man who can make all your newsprint dreams come true and a food publication to whet your appetite.

Duration:00:29:35

Live from the Monocle Christmas Market

12/2/2017
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Tyler Brûlé is joined by Georgina Godwin and a host of festive favourites in this special live programme broadcast from the Monocle Christmas Market. Luxury correspondent Sagra Maceira de Rosen shares her list of favourite magazines of the season, we browse the weekend's papers, and we find our how David Lane from 'The Gourmand' is setting his Christmas table.

Duration:00:40:46

The Stack Awards 2017

11/25/2017
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The people who make independent magazines aren’t motivated by fame or fortune. They simply want their passion projects to reach an appreciative community of like-minded readers. Still, given the long hours and unpredictable financial returns, most wouldn’t turn down an offer of an open bar, and maybe even a gong or two. On today’s show, we look back at last week’s Stack Awards. Plus: a magazine that never fails to have us dusting off our tennis whites and another to take you off the beaten...

Duration:00:27:42

‘Fantastic Man’

11/18/2017
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Find out how one of the most influential magazines of the past decade-and-a-bit has broken the habit of a lifetime with its latest cover. Plus: a title from Germany to boost your hosting skills and a magazine about cities that doesn’t shy away from the grittier aspects of urban living.

Duration:00:28:20

Cultural capital

11/11/2017
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The editors of legacy newspapers’ arts sections can be a gloomy bunch: on top of their sensitive dispositions, sadly they’re often the first casualties when management wields the axe. This week: a conversation with an arts-desk chief who’s a heartening exception to that rule. Plus: a magazine proving the midwest is more than flyover country and Edward Enninful’s ‘Vogue’ hits newsstands.

Duration:00:27:23

The Modern Magazine 2017

11/4/2017
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Your favourite independent magazines are compiled through hours of solitary and near-solitary toil by industry fanatics hunched over InDesign, stuck in what can sometimes feel like a state of purgatory. No wonder this (usually) invisible army jumps at the chance to get outside and share ideas with like-minded print fans. This week we report from one of the most anticipated print events of the year: the fifth annual Modern Magazine conference.

Duration:00:29:19

Il Paradiso

10/28/2017
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A treat for our German-speaking listeners this week, with a travel manual designed to guide them gently but firmly off the beaten track. Plus: a mag full of mutts and the view from Australia.

Duration:00:29:16

S-Magazin

10/21/2017
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We’re used to newspapers spicing up their weekend editions with colour supplements: but why would a magazine want to launch a magazine? Plus: blockbuster titles from Paris and the US, and a new food publication with a fresh take on veganism.

Duration:00:27:52

Fipp 2017

10/14/2017
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Reports from print-industry events in London and Frankfurt. Plus: Monocle's editor in chief on the latest edition of the magazine.

Duration:00:29:36

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