About the Podcast

The world of publishing in digital and analog form changes underneath us seemingly every day. Sorting out the flux is regular host Glenn Fleishman, the owner, publisher, and editor of The Magazine.

With a rotating set of co-hosts, the Periodicalist will explore breaking events and long-term changes in publishing, whether periodicals, print books, ebooks, or one-off projects.


In addition to The Magazine, Glenn Fleishman contributes regularly to the Economist, is a senior contributor at Macworld magazine, and writes features for Boing Boing. He hosts another podcast, The New Disruptors, about creators finding funding, markets, and distribution. Over his career, he has written for the New York Times, Fortune, Wired, and Ars Technica. He's a two-time Jeopardy! winner.

Jane Friedman has spent more than 15 years in the media industry as an editor, publisher, and professor. She is the co-founder and co-editor of Scratch, a digital magazine exploring the intersection of writing and money, and teaches digital media and publishing at the University of Virginia. From 1998–2010, Jane worked at F+W Media, where she ultimately became publisher of Writer’s Digest. Jane has spoken at hundreds of writing conferences, and recently delivered keynote talks about the future of authorship at The Muse & The Marketplace, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and PubSmart. She regularly blogs on the publishing industry at JaneFriedman.com.

Matthew Amster-Burton is a personal finance columnist for Mint.com and co-host of the hit food-and-comedy podcast Spilled Milk. He is the author of two books: Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater and Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo. Matthew has written for Gourmet, the Wall Street Journal, and the Seattle Times, and has been featured in the Best Food Writing anthology repeatedly.

Manjula Martin is co-founder and co-editor of Scratch magazine and the founder of Who Pays Writers? Her writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review online, Modern Farmer, the Awl, The Magazine, The Rumpus, SF Weekly, and elsewhere. She makes a living as a freelance copywriter.

More co-hosts will be announced as we continue.

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