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.
Jeremy and Liv bid farewell to New York editor-in-chief Adam Moss, highlighting the ‘Cosby: The Women’ front cover and the weekly staple ‘Approval Matrix.’ They discuss the role of lists in magazines, take a peek at the new Gym Class Magazine and look back at Marmalade magazine. Plus Jeremy talks to Eliot Haworth from Fantastic Man about their new collection ‘What Men Wear’.
Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall and 10 guests look back at 2018 in magazines: Steven Gregor (Gym Class), Steve Watson (Stack), Kirsten Algera (MacGuffin), Ian Birch (‘Uncovered’), Perrin Drumm (Eye on Design), Fernando Pacheco (Monocle24 The Stack), Robert Newman (Newmanology), Rod Stanley (Good Trouble) and Richard Turley (Interview, Civilization, Good Trouble).
A look back at ModMag 2018, with interviews by Steven Gregor with speakers Rod Stanley (Good Trouble), Reagan Clare (Homesick), Ian Birch (‘Uncovered’) and Dan Sandison (Mundial). Jeremy and Liv discuss magazine names, before Jeremy talks to Apartamento’s Omar Sosa as the mag turns ten. Plus we share some love for The Skirt Chronicles and lament the end of The New Yorker’s Bar Tab column.