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The Stack

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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Tyler Brûlé meets CEO and founder of London agency Protein to talk about the commercial side of funding a magazine start-up. We also hear from Malte Brenneisen, organiser of Indiecon, the independent-magazine conference taking place in Hamburg this weekend. Plus: Monocle’s Ben Rylan praises cult-film journal ‘Little White Lies’.

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157 29 Aug 2015
00:30:00

Print professionals: 

Tyler Brûlé meets CEO and founder of London agency Protein to talk about the commercial side of funding a magazine start-up. We also hear from Malte Brenneisen, organiser of Indiecon, the independent-magazine conference taking place in Hamburg this weekend. Plus: Monocle’s Ben Rylan praises cult-film journal ‘Little White Lies’.

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156 22 Aug 2015
00:28:34

Reading about the outdoors: 

On this week’s show we talk to Rachel Maria Taylor and Jody Daunton, the editors of lifestyle magazine ‘Another Escape’. We also pay a visit to a new magazine shop in Berlin and praise the Taiwanese title ‘Mogu’.

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155 15 Aug 2015
00:28:34

On the newsstands: 

On this week’s Stack we speak to our editor in chief Tyler Brûlé about Pearson selling its 50 per cent stake in The Economist group and take a look at the best titles on the Swiss newsstands. Plus we look at the best travel magazines around with ‘Suitcase’ editor Serena Guen and we interview Juan Ignacio Moralejo about the first issue of his new publication, ‘Compost’.

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154 8 Aug 2015
00:28:34

Talking Tokyo : 

From Tokyo, Tyler Brûlé gives us the latest on the Japanese media landscape and delves into a stack of choice titles such as men’s fashion leaders ‘Uomo’ and ‘Go Out’. Plus we speak to the creator of beautiful US travel journal ‘The Collective Quarterly’ and check out what’s flying off the shelves in Milan.

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153 1 Aug 2015
00:28:33

Shelf life : 

Tyler Brûlé speaks to the editor of ‘Elephant’ magazine and retail expert, Marc Valli, and discusses the best way to display and sell magazines. Plus we find out what Parisians might be picking up to read during their summer breaks.

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152 25 Jul 2015
00:30:00

Crossing borders : 

Tyler Brûlé’s insights on Nikkei’s purchase of the ‘Financial Times’ and what this means for print. Plus we leaf through Indian mountaineering magazine ‘The Outdoor Journal’, New Zealand culture title ‘White Fungus’ that moved to Taiwan and New York-based gastronomy magazine ‘Gather Journal’.

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151 18 Jul 2015
00:28:31

It’s summer!: 

Tyler Brûlé reveals Monocle’s new summer journal, ‘The Escapist’, with creative director Richard Spencer Powell. He also reviews some holiday magazine selections with Francine Lawrence. Plus: Poppy Shibamoto speaks in praise of ‘Kurashi No Techo’ magazine from Japan.

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150 11 Jul 2015
00:28:32

Thessaloniki to Tokyo: 

Description: Tom Edwards is in conversation with Tyler Brûlé, who has been checking out the newsstand in Hong Kong and Tokyo. We also welcome MagCulture's Jeremy Leslie to review ‘IL’, ‘Mushpit’ and ‘MacGuffin’. Plus we go to Greece to leaf through travel titles ‘Nomas’.

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149 4 Jul 2015
00:28:33

Racy review: 

Tom Edwards reviews a healthy stack of new issues with Patrick Burgoyne, editor of Creative Review, plus Fernando Augusto Pacheco speaks to the editor of a new erotica title NIN (Naked for No Reason) from Brazil.

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148 27 Jun 2015
00:28:35

All about paper : 

Tyler Brûlé talks about the most vital of materials, paper, with John Haslam, managing director of paper specialists and suppliers GF Smith and Ben Parker, director of design studio Made Thought. We also hear about Steve Watson’s new magazine-selection service Sampler and leaf through the delights of ‘Cornucopia’ magazine.

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147 20 Jun 2015
00:28:36

Style pages: 

As all eyes are on men’s fashion this week, Tyler Brûlé chats with Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and creative director Richard Spencer Powell and peruses the Italian newsstand at the resort of Forte Dei Marmi.

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146 13 Jun 2015
00:28:32

Paws for thought : 

Tom Edwards meets Maria Joudina-Robinson, editor of feline title Puss Puss and David Lane, editor of The Gourmand. Plus we hear from Tyler Brûlé and go to Toronto to leaf through the pages of Frische magazine.

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