Backstage Talks and the power of quitting

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by Steve Watson in June 2024
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Zuzana Kvetková is executive editor of Backstage Talks, the magazine that grew out of Bratislava’s By Design Conference. Their new issue will be landing in shops very soon, and as she explains in the podcast above, it marks something of a watershed. Because after 10 years they’ve decided that it’s time to stop running the conference, which in turn prompts lots of questions about what the magazine should be.

I love the way that Backstage Talks has evolved over the years and turned into an entity in its own right, which Zuzana and editor-in-chief Martin Jenča and the rest of the team use as a way of collecting and processing the various things they’re thinking about. It was great to get this insight into what they’re doing at the moment, so I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation with Zuzana from Backstage Talks. And of course if you want to hear more conversations with independent magazine makers, follow us wherever you get your podcasts and we’ll be able to deliver all our future episodes to you as soon as they’re ready.

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