Conversations with independent publishers, telling the stories behind the stories in some of our favourite magazines.
Publishing with Purpose
Recorded at our Independent Magazine Fair on Saturday 14th May, this episode of the Stack podcast focuses on the independent magazine makers that are trying to change the world for the better. Evar Hussayni, senior editor of Azeema; Ellie Jackson, editor of The Movement Movement; and Nina Carter, co-creative director of It's Freezing in LA! all speak about what they do and why it matters.
Breaking the rules of independent publishing
Recorded live at our Independent Magazine Fair on Saturday 14th May 2022, this panel discussion features advice from the unconventional magazine makers behind Real Review, A Profound Waste of Time and Paperboy.
How to Make an Independent Magazine
Recorded at our Independent Magazine Fair, this panel discussion features expert advice from the people behind Delayed Gratification, Season Zine, and The Modernist.
Climate journalism post-COP26 with It's Freezing in LA!
Martha Dillon is editor of It’s Freezing in LA!, the magazine about climate change that recently published its eighth issue, themed around ‘Borders’. I spoke to her a couple of weeks after COP26 came to an end and I was interested to hear her thoughts on the conference, as well as the wider climate change conversation and how greater interest in the subject is allowing them to be more ambitious in what they’re doing.
Dead Slow magazine's analogue love
"We miss having a tactile experience..." Platon Poulas is one of the people behind Dead Slow, a strange new magazine concept that we have in the Stack shop at the moment. He and his co-founder Anunaya Rajhans describe themselves as producers rather than editors, and that reflects the unusual format of the magazine, which is presented as a vinyl record, complete with a cardboard sleeve and sides A and B. In this conversation he explains the idea behind the vinyl references, and also his and Anunaya's desire to create a piece of printed ephemera that celebrates other forms of physical media.
Publishing a travel magazine in the pandemic
"The world suddenly feels bigger again..." Nelson Ng is founder, editor and art director of Lost, a travel magazine based in Shanghai and published in both English and Mandarin. Of course the pandemic has made international travel much more problematic than it used to be, and that will inevitably have consequences for anyone making a travel magazine, but as you’ll hear Nelson is pretty philosophical about the situation, and he speaks about how he thinks travel feels different these days, while also acknowledging that he expects it will be significantly harder to make his next issue.
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.
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.