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11 – Alda Merini

Ciao Ragazzi!
In this episode, we talk about literature.
Could a poetess have a life more tragic than her works?
It is the case of Alda Merini, the poetess of the Navigli

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10 – Instabilità per sempre

Ciao Ragazzi!
as many of you asked me, today we speak about Italian politics and instability.
Why is instability so familiar in the Italian system?
Where does it stem from?
Who is running the country for real?

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09 – Euro 68

Ciao Ragazzi!
On these days the European Football Championship is underway. We jump back to 1968 when Italy won its first and only European title. It was a new beginning for Italian football, in a year full of social turmoils, that set the tone of the decade to come.

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08 – Hugo Pratt

Ciao Ragazzi!
On this day in 1927, a modern artist was born. His name was Hugo Pratt and is arguably the best Italian cartoonist ever. He wrote the first graphic novel and made it into literature.
By the way, his personal life was maybe more adventurous than his characters.

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07 – Rap Italiano

Ciao Ragazzi!
In this episode, we speak about rap music in Italy through the eyes of Paola Zukar, one of the most influential managers in Italian music.
Why was rap so slow to rise for Italian tastes?
Why is it here to stay in Italian society?
Put on your headphones, raise the volume and let’s get started

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06 – Il paradosso della scelta

Ciao Ragazzi!
This week we do something different. We don’t talk about an Italian icon.
We talk about our story, we as learners of a foreign language.
In today’s world, there’s no limit to our tastes and we can choose whatever we want, even when learning a new language.
But is it always positive?
Let’s find it out!

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05 – Bartali, 1948

Ciao Ragazzi!
Every year, around this time, the Giro d’Italia is underway. It is one of the most important bicycle races all over the world. One of the most renowned Italian cyclists, Gino Bartali, made Italian history even beyond cycling. Apparently, he helped avoided a political revolution…
Today we talk about Bartali and the Bartali Myth

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04 – Il mio museo del futuro

Ciao Ragazzi!
May 18th is International Museum Day, so let’s talk about museums and cultural differences…
From Italy to America, speaking a bit about New Zealand
From Roman gladiators to kiwi soldiers…
What’s next for Italian museums?

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03 – Peppino Impastato

Ciao Ragazzi!
On 9th May, we celebrate all the victims of terrorism and Aldo Moro’s murder.
However, this is the day of another important Italian icon, Peppino Impastato.

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02 – Spaghetti

Ciao Ragazzi!
We have so many Italian “symbols” that state and certify our Italianness.
Today we talk about one of them, the logo of this project: Spaghetti and pasta.

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