Podcast: Amuseum magazine

by Steve Watson in July 2016

I love podcasts, in sort of the same way I love independent magazines: There’s something about people being able to get their ideas out to a wide audience with relatively little budget that I find really exciting. So it was probably only a matter of time before I started playing with the idea of making one myself.

But it was our recent Stack survey that made me want to start podcasting now. The results showed that subscribers want more magazine events, and so we organised Stack Live, a new monthly get-together for subscribers that takes a deep dive into the stories behind the stories in the magazines we deliver. We held the first instalment at the Ace Hotel in London on 28 June, with Dan Stafford, editor and art director of Amuseum magazine speaking about the making of his latest issue, which we sent to Stack subscribers at the start of June.

For now these monthly events will be held in London, but I’d love to travel with Stack Live, taking it outside London and the UK. And wherever we go I’ll make sure the event’s content is released as a podcast, so no matter where you are you’ll be able to listen in.

Of course all this costs money, and I’m very grateful to Park Communications for sponsoring both the event and the podcast, and making the whole thing possible. They were there at the Ace Hotel with their shelves full of beautifully made independent magazines, and if you listen to the podcast you’ll hear an ad featuring Alison Branch, managing director of Park, speaking about why she thinks people love print so much.

Have a listen and please do let me know what you think. Episodes will be limited to just one per month to start with, and of course we’ll post them here on the Stack blog, but please do follow us on Soundcloud if you want to make sure you don’t miss future instalments.

Happy listening!

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