Mag Heroes podcast

Mag Heroes

Dan Rowden

A podcast about magazines and the people who make them. Every fortnight we hear from an indie magazine maker about why they started, how they put together new issues and the trials and challenges of producing a printed publication. Hosted by Dan Rowden of Magpile.com, Subsail.com and @dansmags.

29 Episódios

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    28 — Ben Mervis (Fare)

    28:02

    Ben is the founder and editor of Fare, a magazine that explores cities via their food culture. We hear about the process of creating a first issue, why and how Ben travels to new cities for each issue, and using a reliable team of collaborators to create familiarity as the magazine jumps around the world.faremag.comInstagram
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    27 — Cam Held & Christine Reighley (Maine The Way)

    26:08

    Cam Held and Christine Reighley are the founders of Maine The Way, a magazine about the state of Maine. After two years and eight issues, Christine and Cam have built a loyal readership via crowdfunding and Subsail-powered subscriptions, and we also hear how and why they produce their magazine about Maine locally in-state.Maine The Waymtwquarterly.comInstagramRecommended magazinesBesideDelayed Gratification
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    26 — Kai Brach (Offscreen)

    31:18

    Kai publishes Offscreen, a magazine about the “human side of technology.” Now 22 issues in, Offscreen has grown from a title covering tech companies into a publication that challenges how we as humans think about technology. We talked about this progressive change in focus, how to make a magazine sustainable over an 8-year period and his popular newsletter, Dense Discovery, which he sends out weekly to 20,000+ readers.Offscreenoffscreenmag.comInstagramTwitterShow linksmagpile.com/offscreen/Dense DiscoveryOffscreen Blog "Production" categoryHeftwerkIndie Maganomics post
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    25 — Danny Giacopelli (Courier)

    24:32

    Danny Giacopelli is the editor of Courier magazine, a title that covers business and startups from around the world. We had a great conversation about Danny's start in magazines at Monocle, his move across London to Courier and the magazine's plans for growth.Couriercouriermedia.co Twitter InstagramDanny's reading recommendationsThe New YorkerThe EconomistApartamentoPopeye
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    24 — Indhira Rojas (Anxy)

    27:31

    Indhi Rojas is the founder and creative director of Anxy, a magazine about mental health and our “inner worlds.” Last month Indhi announced she has stopped publishing this multi award-winning magazine so I thought it would be great to hear more about Anxy's story. We talked about why she started a print magazine in a digital world, validating ideas and growing audiences on Kickstarter, and how to make the decision to end a well-loved and well-respected magazine.Anxy anxymag.com Twitter Instagram 
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    23 — Alice Pomfret (Akin)

    25:25

    Alice is founder and editor of Akin, a bi-annual magazine which is inspired by a different person for each issue. Alongside the magazine, Alice has started hosting events for the creative community in her native Norwich, England, and selling indie mags at various popups around the city, which we discuss in our chat.Akinakinmagazine.comInstagramAliceTwitterInstagramAlice's reading recommendationsMacGuffinNew York Times MagazineMagCulture
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    22 — Sam Diss (Mundial)

    32:53

    Sam is the Commissioning editor of Mundial, a football culture magazine from London. In our chat, Sam explains how Mundial came about as “a group chat that kind of got out of hand”, Sam's trip to New York for the recently released 19th issue, plus Mundial's latest project, a full-on football team.Mundial: mundialmag.com Twitter InstagramSam: Twitter InstagramSam's magazine recommendationsFantastic ManThe Happy ReaderGQ (US)California Sunday
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    21 — Robbie Russell (Assistant editor of PUSH)

    24:15

    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.Sponsored bySubsail is a new platform to help you sell recurring magazine subscriptions and manage your subscribers. Built specifically for self-published magazines, Subsail is full of features to make selling and handling subscriptions really easy.Where to find Pushwww.pushmagazine.net@pushthemag on Twitter@pushthemag on InstagramPUSH on FacebookRobbie's reading recommendationsPlaces + FacesSpaces In-BetweenFantastic Man
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    20 — Felicia Pennant (Editor of SEASON)

    26:05

    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 engages its readers.Sponsored bySubsail is a new platform to help you sell recurring magazine subscriptions and manage your subscribers. Built specifically for self-published magazines, Subsail is full of features to make selling and handling subscriptions really easy.Where to find SEASONseason-zine.comSEASON on Facebook@season_zine on InstagramFelicia's reading recommendationsManongal-demRiposte
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    19 — Kai Brach (Editor of Offscreen)

    31:47

    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-based collective of companies Kai helped set up to make producing a magazine a lot easier.SPONSORED BYSubsail is a new platform to help you sell recurring magazine subscriptions and manage your subscribers. Built specifically for self-published magazines, Subsail is full of features to make selling and handling subscriptions really easy.Show notesOffscreen's ordering systemBuilding a custom magazine subscription management system (Offscreen blog)Rebranding diaryWhere to find Offscreenoffscreenmag.com@offscreenmag on Twitter@offscreenmag on InstagramKai's reading recommendationsUtopia for Realists (book)AnxyGood Newspaper

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