A special based around the NY edition of our ModMag conference. We hear from speakers Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (gal-dem), Beth Wilkinson (Lindsay), Ian Birch (‘Uncovered’) and Douglas McGray (California Sunday, Pop-Up Magazine) plus guests Josef Reyes (Day + Night), Deidre Dyer (No Man’s Land), Alison Branch (Park) and Cath Caldwell (CSM). The back issue is nineties culture mag Speak.
Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall discuss how magazines parody the format, with a look at the ninth issue of Buffalo Zine and its parody covers. We look back at Joseph Ernst’s Naked Woman Covered in Glitter, and Words and talk to Editorial Magazine’s Claire Milbraith about their new mascot. There’s also a look at recent issues including The South London Review of Hand Dryers, Failed States and Gusher.
Jeremy and Liv ask how many issues it takes for a magazine to assert its existence, noting the trend for limited numbers of issues. Justinien Tribillon from Migrant Journal talks about their planned six-issue run. Also noted: latest issues of Interview, The New Yorker, Lindsay, Twin, and the new Dazed Beauty. For the back issue, Tim Hayward looks back at his food journal Fire & Knives.
Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall discuss the possible paradox of printing a magazine about climate change and the wastage built into magazine distribution. With contributions from Martha Dillon of It’s Freezing in LA and Rob Orchard from Delayed Gratification. They also note latest issues of The Gentlewoman and American Chordata and the latest cover of Monocle. This episode’s Back Issue is Found.