Mag Heroes

by Dan Rowden

Mag Heroes
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 22
  • Last: 10 Aug 2017
A podcast about magazines and the people who make and read them. Each episode I chat with a different person in magazines, finding out how they got into magazines and what they're currently working on.

Episodes (22)

  • 21 — Robbie Russell (Assistant editor of PUSH)
    21 — Robbie Russell (Assistant editor of PUSH)
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    Published: 10 Aug 2017 Duration: 24:14
    Robbie is the assistant editor and commercial manager of PUSH, a new magazine focusing on youth culture. Robbie launched the magazine after university and has big plans. We also delve deep into PUSH's successful free distribution model. Spo... Read more →
    Robbie is the assistant editor and commercial manager of PUSH, a new magazine focusing on youth culture. Robbie launched the magazine after university and has big plans. We also delve deep into PUSH's successful free distribution model. Spo... Read more →

  • 20 — Felicia Pennant (Editor of SEASON)
    20 — Felicia Pennant (Editor of SEASON)
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    Published: 1 Aug 2017 Duration: 26:04
    Felicia is editor of SEASON, a football magazine for and about women. We chatted about the magazine's position in giving female football fans a voice, a final-year thesis that sparked the idea for SEASON, and a unique way the magazine engag... Read more →
    Felicia is editor of SEASON, a football magazine for and about women. We chatted about the magazine's position in giving female football fans a voice, a final-year thesis that sparked the idea for SEASON, and a unique way the magazine engag... Read more →

  • 19 — Kai Brach (Editor of Offscreen)
    19 — Kai Brach (Editor of Offscreen)
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    Published: 27 Jul 2017 Duration: 31:46
    Kai is the Editor of Offscreen, a magazine that looks at the human side of technology. We talk about the magazine's custom subscription and ordering system, problems Kai had with the magazine's new binding method, and Heftwerk, a Berlin-bas... Read more →
    Kai is the Editor of Offscreen, a magazine that looks at the human side of technology. We talk about the magazine's custom subscription and ordering system, problems Kai had with the magazine's new binding method, and Heftwerk, a Berlin-bas... Read more →

  • 18 — Bethany Thompson & Sam Bradley (Editors of Counterpoint)
    18 — Bethany Thompson & Sam Bradley (Editors of Counterpoint)
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    Published: 18 Jul 2017 Duration: 23:58
    Sam and Bethany are the editors of Counterpoint, a magazine full of illustrations and writing on a different theme each issue. We had a nice chat about Counterpoint's hand-bound and risograph production processes, moving from online to a ve... Read more →
    Sam and Bethany are the editors of Counterpoint, a magazine full of illustrations and writing on a different theme each issue. We had a nice chat about Counterpoint's hand-bound and risograph production processes, moving from online to a ve... Read more →

  • 17 — Christi Barnes (Managing editor of Woven)
    17 — Christi Barnes (Managing editor of Woven)
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    Published: 6 Jul 2017 Duration: 20:57
    Christi is the managing editor of Woven, a Seattle-based magazine that interviews artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. We talked about the magazine's journey from a digital platform to a printed publication, personally interviewing for eac... Read more →
    Christi is the managing editor of Woven, a Seattle-based magazine that interviews artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. We talked about the magazine's journey from a digital platform to a printed publication, personally interviewing for eac... Read more →

  • 16 — Wendy Huynh (Editor of Arcades)
    16 — Wendy Huynh (Editor of Arcades)
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    Published: 30 Jun 2017 Duration: 20:40
    Wendy is the editor of Arcades, a magazine which buries itself in a city's suburbs for each issue. In our chat we talked about the magazine's origins as a student project, how the cities she features affect each issue and the magazine's raw... Read more →
    Wendy is the editor of Arcades, a magazine which buries itself in a city's suburbs for each issue. In our chat we talked about the magazine's origins as a student project, how the cities she features affect each issue and the magazine's raw... Read more →

  • 15 — Lucy Chesters (Editor of Ethos)
    15 — Lucy Chesters (Editor of Ethos)
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    Published: 23 Jun 2017 Duration: 22:08
    Lucy is the editor of Ethos, a magazine reporting on ethical and progressive businesses and business people. We chat about Ethos' crowdfunding campaign from last year, their collaborative publishing projects, and the balance between their p... Read more →
    Lucy is the editor of Ethos, a magazine reporting on ethical and progressive businesses and business people. We chat about Ethos' crowdfunding campaign from last year, their collaborative publishing projects, and the balance between their p... Read more →

  • 14 — Matthew Porter (Editor of DOG)
    14 — Matthew Porter (Editor of DOG)
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    Published: 14 Jun 2017 Duration: 24:16
    Matthew is an editor of DOG, a "modern lifestyle magazine exploring the presence and influence of dogs and their owners in society.” It was great to hear from Matt about the magazine’s origins, how they go about selecting a different breed ... Read more →
    Matthew is an editor of DOG, a "modern lifestyle magazine exploring the presence and influence of dogs and their owners in society.” It was great to hear from Matt about the magazine’s origins, how they go about selecting a different breed ... Read more →

  • 13 — Johnny Crisp (Deputy editor of Perdiz)
    13 — Johnny Crisp (Deputy editor of Perdiz)
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    Published: 9 Jun 2017 Duration: 21:31
    Johnny is Deputy editor and Translator at Barcelona-based Perdiz, a magazine "about people and the things that make them happy." We talk about some of the interesting stories unearthed for issue 8, how the team go about sourcing their conte... Read more →
    Johnny is Deputy editor and Translator at Barcelona-based Perdiz, a magazine "about people and the things that make them happy." We talk about some of the interesting stories unearthed for issue 8, how the team go about sourcing their conte... Read more →

  • 12 — Sean Dagan Wood (Editor-in-chief of Positive News)
    12 — Sean Dagan Wood (Editor-in-chief of Positive News)
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    Published: 1 Jun 2017 Duration: 25:23
    Sean is the Editor-in-chief of Positive News, a publication focused on good journalism about the good things that are happening. We chat about the magazine's history, starting as newsprint in 1993, and its smart, ethical and positive publis... Read more →
    Sean is the Editor-in-chief of Positive News, a publication focused on good journalism about the good things that are happening. We chat about the magazine's history, starting as newsprint in 1993, and its smart, ethical and positive publis... Read more →

  • 11 — Lene Haugerud (Editor of Brygg)
    11 — Lene Haugerud (Editor of Brygg)
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    Published: 3 Feb 2017 Duration: 19:26
    Lene is the editor of Brygg, a magazine about "conversation and coffee." We discuss Brygg's past as a Norwegian-language coffee magazine, it's change to an English-language cultural title, and what's coming up in the next issue. Where to fi... Read more →
    Lene is the editor of Brygg, a magazine about "conversation and coffee." We discuss Brygg's past as a Norwegian-language coffee magazine, it's change to an English-language cultural title, and what's coming up in the next issue. Where to fi... Read more →

  • 10 — Steven Watson (Founder of Stack Magazines)
    10 — Steven Watson (Founder of Stack Magazines)
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    Published: 23 Jan 2017 Duration: 22:41
    Steve is the founder of Stack Magazines, a magazine subscription service that sends you a different independent magazine every month. Steve is slowly building a magazine-focused empire; in this episode we touch on a few of his latest projec... Read more →
    Steve is the founder of Stack Magazines, a magazine subscription service that sends you a different independent magazine every month. Steve is slowly building a magazine-focused empire; in this episode we touch on a few of his latest projec... Read more →

  • 9 — Elliot and Samantha Stocks (Lagom)
    9 — Elliot and Samantha Stocks (Lagom)
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    Published: 30 Mar 2015 Duration: 39:21
    Elliot and Samantha Stocks are the husband and wife team behind Lagom, a new magazine which looks at creativity, and the balance between work and play. In the episode, they talk through the new issue (released last week), how they manage pu... Read more →
    Elliot and Samantha Stocks are the husband and wife team behind Lagom, a new magazine which looks at creativity, and the balance between work and play. In the episode, they talk through the new issue (released last week), how they manage pu... Read more →

  • 8 — Gail Bichler (Design Director, The New York Times Magazine)
    8 — Gail Bichler (Design Director, The New York Times Magazine)
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    Published: 14 Mar 2015 Duration: 37:56
    Gail Bichler has the envious job of Design Director at The New York Times Magazine, a publication setting trends in cover design, read by millions each week, and with a big relaunch just a few weeks ago. Gail explains how the magazine gets ... Read more →
    Gail Bichler has the envious job of Design Director at The New York Times Magazine, a publication setting trends in cover design, read by millions each week, and with a big relaunch just a few weeks ago. Gail explains how the magazine gets ... Read more →

  • 7 — Rosa Park (Editor of Cereal)
    7 — Rosa Park (Editor of Cereal)
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    Published: 2 Mar 2015 Duration: 42:25
    Rosa Park is the Editor of “travel and style” magazine, Cereal, which is on the cusp of a relaunch, with a new design and a slight change in content scope. Rosa talks about starting a magazine with little experience in the industry, the bal... Read more →
    Rosa Park is the Editor of “travel and style” magazine, Cereal, which is on the cusp of a relaunch, with a new design and a slight change in content scope. Rosa talks about starting a magazine with little experience in the industry, the bal... Read more →

  • 6 — Ryan Essmaker (Creative Director of The Great Discontent)
    6 — Ryan Essmaker (Creative Director of The Great Discontent)
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    Published: 12 Feb 2015 Duration: 37:27
    Ryan Essmaker is half of the husband-wife team that started The Great Discontent as an online interview series in 2011. Launching a print edition in spring 2014, TGD has recently gone quarterly. I talked with Ryan about TGD's beginnings, cu... Read more →
    Ryan Essmaker is half of the husband-wife team that started The Great Discontent as an online interview series in 2011. Launching a print edition in spring 2014, TGD has recently gone quarterly. I talked with Ryan about TGD's beginnings, cu... Read more →

  • 5 — Kai Brach (Editor of Offscreen)
    5 — Kai Brach (Editor of Offscreen)
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    Published: 19 Jan 2015 Duration: 43:39
    Kai Brach is the man behind Offscreen, a magazine about people who work on the web and with apps. We talk about Kai's transition from web designer to independent magazine publisher and discuss the importance of social media in today's publi... Read more →
    Kai Brach is the man behind Offscreen, a magazine about people who work on the web and with apps. We talk about Kai's transition from web designer to independent magazine publisher and discuss the importance of social media in today's publi... Read more →

  • 4 — Alec Dudson (Editor of Intern)
    4 — Alec Dudson (Editor of Intern)
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    Published: 13 Feb 2014 Duration: 46:48
    Alec is Editor of Intern, a new magazine highlighting work by interns and sparking the debate about intern culture. We discuss the genesis of his publication, his work as an intern for other independent mags, and how Kickstarter has become ... Read more →
    Alec is Editor of Intern, a new magazine highlighting work by interns and sparking the debate about intern culture. We discuss the genesis of his publication, his work as an intern for other independent mags, and how Kickstarter has become ... Read more →

  • 3 — Philip Diprose (Editor of The Ride Journal)
    3 — Philip Diprose (Editor of The Ride Journal)
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    Published: 16 Jan 2014 Duration: 48:47
    Philip is the Editor of The Ride Journal, an illustration-filled, storytelling biking magazine from the UK. We discuss Philip's passion for biking (and his bike collection) and how this fuelled the creation of this beautiful magazine, now o... Read more →
    Philip is the Editor of The Ride Journal, an illustration-filled, storytelling biking magazine from the UK. We discuss Philip's passion for biking (and his bike collection) and how this fuelled the creation of this beautiful magazine, now o... Read more →

  • 2 — Ibrahim Nehme (Editor of The Outpost)
    2 — Ibrahim Nehme (Editor of The Outpost)
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    Published: 16 Dec 2013 Duration: 36:47
    Ibrahim is the Editor-in-Chief of The Outpost, a Beirut-based “magazine of possibilities.” We discuss The Outpost's origins in a region of flux and the current publishing climate in the Middle East. Show Notes Brownbook The Carton We Are H... Read more →
    Ibrahim is the Editor-in-Chief of The Outpost, a Beirut-based “magazine of possibilities.” We discuss The Outpost's origins in a region of flux and the current publishing climate in the Middle East. Show Notes Brownbook The Carton We Are H... Read more →

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