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Conversations with independent publishers, telling the stories behind the stories in some of our favourite magazines.

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Conversations with independent publishers, telling the stories behind the stories in some of our favourite magazines.

    Meeting misfits in Troublemakers

    Meeting misfits in Troublemakers

    Yuto Miyamoto is editor of Troublemakers, a new Tokyo-based interview magazine that fills its pages with ordinary people living variously extraordinary lives. It’s a very personal magazine – he makes it with his wife, Manami Inoue, who is the art director, and interviewees are photographed at home, with lots of space dedicated to exploring their thoughts and beliefs. They're stretching the dictionary definition of 'troublemakers', and having some fun along the way.

    • 26 min
    When a bookshop makes a magazine

    When a bookshop makes a magazine

    Tom Rowley runs the Backstory bookshop in Balham in South London. He was previously a journalist for The Telegraph and The Economist, which he describes as his dream job, but when the pandemic knocked everything sideways he decided it was time to reassess and follow his other dream of running a bookshop. As he puts it, though, he felt the pull of ink in his veins, and started publishing Backstory magazine, which allows him to dig into the stories behind the stories in the books that he loves, reflecting on the experience of reading and writing.

    • 29 min
    Bringing the Erotic Review back into print

    Bringing the Erotic Review back into print

    Lucy Roeber is editor and publisher of the Erotic Review, a magazine that became particularly well known as a bimonthly title in the late 90s and early 2000s. It had since switched to publishing online and it was going to close altogether, and in this episode she tells how she set out to bring it back as a fully-fledged print magazine. In her hands it has become a lovely, thick literary magazine, aimed at an international readership and dedicated to reaching, “outside the embarrassed parameter” to explore the rich subject of desire.

    • 27 min
    Stammering pride in Dysfluent

    Stammering pride in Dysfluent

    Conor Foran is editor of Dysfluent, a magazine based on his experience of stammering, which aims to become a publication of stammering pride. Using a custom typeface with letters that get stretched out, or chopped up and repeated, Dysfluent aims to reflect the sound of a stammer, representing individuals' voices as closely as possible.

    • 29 min
    The real death of print

    The real death of print

    For the entire time I've worked in magazines, I've been told that print is dead. But what does that actually mean? And why has the idea endured for so long? I took a deep dive into the death of print to see if I could figure out what's going on, and what that means for the future of magazines and digital media.

    • 39 min
    Not Here To Make Friends

    Not Here To Make Friends

    Olivia Crandall and Elena Foraker are editors of Not Here to Make Friends, a lovely, thoughtful, almost scholarly journal about reality TV. In this episode, they speak about wanting to engage completely with their subject matter, embracing both the good and the bad, and using this much maligned television genre as a way of understanding what’s going on in society more broadly.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

thewilliamrayner ,

wonderful podcast

stack magazines presents a series of in depth interviews with some of the biggest names in the indie magazine scene right now - exploring the stories behind some great new publication as well as - occasionally - some bigger titles. as someone who subscribes to stack monthly, where a different hand picked magazine is delivered every month, some of the episodes of this podcast discuss, with their creators, the contents of the wonderful publications chosen to send out.

thomasnancy ,

Discover new magazines

I loved to hear about the magazines I received (Europe in Crisis) and the people behind it. Would also like to hear how you select magazines.

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