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Pillole di Italiano

Italian, Education, 1 season, 170 episodes, 15 hours, 47 minutes
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Pills of Italian grammar, vocabulary and other language features.
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Oggigiorno - Immigrazione

Not everyone who has come to live in the Belpaese from another country is welcome.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
6/13/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Il punto - (B)io

An account of Alessandro G's life by himself, with emphasis on prepositions.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
6/6/20244 minutes, 44 seconds
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La canzone - Maggio

Music pill sounding like the fifth month of the year.Credits :  "Se bruciasse la città" by G. Bigazzi / G. Savio / F. Polito (1970)  -  "Luna" by G. Morra / G. Togni (1980)  -  "Era de maggio" by S. Di Giacomo / M. P. Costa (1885)  -  "Silvia lo sai" by L. Carboni (1987)  -  "Fiore di maggio" by F. Concato (1984)  -  "Poesia senza veli" by N. Moriconi (2019)  -  "Centro di gravità permanente" by F. Battiato / G. Pio (1981)
5/30/20246 minutes, 34 seconds
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La parola - Compagnia

A vocabulary pill that will keep you company.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) -- "Compagno di scuola" by Antonello Venditti (1975)
5/23/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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Il punto - Super

Grammar pill about the form of adjectives which indicates what is being described as more (or less) than all the rest.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
5/9/20246 minutes, 8 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Serie A

Featuring one of the best football leagues around the world.Credits :  “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  -  “La dura legge del gol” by M. Pezzali / C. Cecchetto / P.P. Peroni / M. Guarnerio (1997)
5/2/20247 minutes, 17 seconds
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La canzone - Bella ciao

On Italy's Liberation Day, the most iconic theme song.Credits : "Bella ciao" as performed by Goran Bregović (2012) - Kombinat (2013) - Ndlovu Youth Choir (2022) - Lidija Percan (2009) and street protesters in Santiago de Chile (2019)
4/25/20246 minutes, 36 seconds
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La parola - Mix

Vocabulary pill for combining two or more elements together.Credits :  “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
4/11/20245 minutes, 56 seconds
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Il punto - Omonimo

Grammar pill about words which are spelled and pronounced in the same way despite their different meanings.Credits :  “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
4/4/20245 minutes, 2 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Paesaggio

Looking across Italy, on National Landscape Day.Credits :  “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
3/14/20248 minutes, 13 seconds
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La canzone - Primavera

Musical pill when the whether starts to get warmer.Credits : “La primavera” by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - “Maledetta primavera” by A. Cassella / G. Savio (1981) - “You to Me Are Everything” by K. Gold / M. Deane (1976) - “Tra due minuti è primavera” by R. Kunstler / D. Faini (2012) - “Cervo a primavera” by Riccardo Cocciante (1980) + Marina Rei feat. Margherita Buy ("Primavera" - 1999)
3/7/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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La parola - Luce

Vocabulary pill about the brightness that lets you see things. Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
2/22/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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Il punto - Composto

Grammar point about single words made up of other words together.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
2/8/20245 minutes, 5 seconds
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La canzone - Libera

Music pill including Italian pop songs with reference to feeling free. Credits : “Il mio canto libero” by Battisti & Mogol (1972) performed by Coma_Cose (2021) - “La libertà” by G. Gaber / S. Luporini (1972) performed by Emma (2012) - “Liberi tutti” by M. Casacci / S. Romano (1999) performed by Subsonica feat. Lo Stato Sociale (2019) - “Liberi liberi” by Vasco Rossi & Tullio Ferro (1989)
2/1/20246 minutes, 3 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Caravaggio

Celebrating the artist who introduced photographic painting, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. - Credits : "Ciaccona" by Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665) performed by Giardino Armonico (2011)
1/25/20246 minutes, 21 seconds
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La parola - Ghetto

Vocabulary (and history) pill about a word that originated in a part of Venice. - Credits : “Grande polonaise brillante” by F. F. Chopin, performed by A. Benedetti Michelangeli (1962)
1/18/20245 minutes, 30 seconds
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Il punto - E/O

Two vowels, with or without marks written above, pronounced in different ways. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ - "Canon and Variation" by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
1/4/20244 minutes, 55 seconds
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La canzone - Casco d'oro

Singer and music executive Caterina Caselli in her blond-helmeted years, including 2023. - Credits : “Nessuno mi può giudicare” by D. Pace / M. Panzeri / M. Del Prete / L. Beretta (1966) - “Cento giorni” by Mogol / P. Soffici (1966) - “Sono bugiarda” by N. Diamond / D. Pace / E. Carrera / Mogol (1967) - “Insieme a te non ci sto più” by M. Virano / P. Conte / V. Pallavicini (1968) - “Nel 2023” by R. Evans / D. Pace (1970)
12/28/20236 minutes, 55 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Autosole

Celebrating the longest and fastest road of Italy. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
12/7/20236 minutes, 22 seconds
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La parola - Corda

A pill of vocabulary with no strings attached. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Firmament" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100480 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
11/30/20234 minutes, 54 seconds
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La canzone - Musica

Musical pill dedicated to Music itself, according to three pop songs from last century. - Credits : “Musica è” by Eros Ramazzotti / P. Cassano / A. Cogliati (1988) - “Vivo per lei” by M. Mengali / V. Zelli / A. Alibani (1995) - “Una musica può fare” by Max Gazzè (1999/2018)
11/23/20235 minutes, 44 seconds
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Il punto - Morire

Becoming less and less intense, then disappearing, or stop living. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
11/2/20234 minutes, 56 seconds
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La canzone - Mamma

Musical pill dedicated to women who give birth. - Credits: “Mamma Maria” by C. Minellono / D. Farina (1982) - “Viva la mamma” by E. Bennato (1989) - “Mamma” by C.A. Bixio / B. Cherubini (1939)
10/18/20234 minutes, 29 seconds
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La parola - Responsabile

Responsible is not just an adjective in Italian, and it has more practical implications. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Per colpa di chi?" by Zucchero (1995)
10/11/20236 minutes, 14 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Francesco

Celebrating Saint Francis' Day, and World Animal Day. - Credits: "Francesco" by Vangelis (1989)
10/4/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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Il punto - Imperativo

Grammar point about a verb form that is typically used for giving instructions or making invitations. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
9/20/20234 minutes, 17 seconds
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La canzone - Dante Rap

Lorenzo Jovanotti's serenade on Dante's death anniversary, not creepy at all.- Credits : “Serenata rap” by Cherubini/Centonze/Celani (1994) - Vittorio Gassman reads Dante's Inferno (1997)
9/13/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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La parola - Merito

Vocabulary pill about what/whom is good or worthwhile. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
9/6/20235 minutes, 2 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Catene

Anniversary pill for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Esseri umani” by Marco Mengoni & Matteo Valli (2015)
8/23/20235 minutes, 36 seconds
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Il punto - Impersonale

Grammar point not concerned with any particular person. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Viva la pappa col pomodoro" by L. Wertmüller and Nino Rota, performed by Rita Pavone (1965)
8/16/20236 minutes, 13 seconds
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La canzone - Piove

Here comes the rain again, in an Italian music podcast pill.- Credits : “Piove (ciao ciao bambina)” by D. Verde & D. Modugno (1959) - “È la pioggia che va” by Mogol/B. Lind (1966) - “Scende la pioggia” by F.Migliacci/Barbata/Kaylan/Nichol/Pons/Volman (1968) - “La pioggia” by Pace/Argenio/Panzieri/Conti (1969) - “Piove su noi” by Enrico Ruggeri (1991) - “Piove” by Omar Pedrini (1993) - “Piove” by Jovanotti/Centonze/Celani/Cersosimo/Fasano (1994) - “In un giorno di pioggia” by G. Rubbiani & A. Cottica (1994) - “Cade la pioggia” by L. Cherubini & G. Sangiorgi (2008)
8/9/20237 minutes, 27 seconds
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La parola - Compleanno

Vocabulary pill about the anniversary of the date on which you were born.- Credits : “Tanti auguri” by Gino Paoli and Giovanni Bella, performed by Marcella Bella (1987)
7/19/20235 minutes, 25 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Battisti

Featuring three different persons with one same family name.- Credits : “Mi ritorni in mente” by Lucio Battisti & Mogol (1970)
7/12/20235 minutes
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Il punto - Signor*

Grammar point on how to use it before someone's name when speaking or referring to them.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
6/28/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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La canzone - Oh che sarà

What else could it possibly be, love is love, and music.- Credits : "Oh che sarà" by Chico Buarque and Ivano Fossati, performed by Fiorella Mannoia (1989)
6/7/20234 minutes, 8 seconds
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La parola - Fine

A further vocabulary pill, not yet the last nor the finest one. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Senza fine" by Gino Paoli (1961)
5/31/20234 minutes, 12 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Eduardo

Celebrating an artist and an intellectual who brought Italian plays to theaters around the world. - Credits : "Je vulesse" by Eduardo De Filippo, performed by Nu Genea (2018)
5/24/20237 minutes, 59 seconds
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Il punto - E virgola

A grammar point for a sign which still endures (;)- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
5/10/20234 minutes, 26 seconds
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La canzone - Andromeda

Celebrating the Italian pop music princess on her birthday with one of her greatest hits.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Andromeda" by Mahmood and Dardust (2020)
5/3/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Giorgio Moroder

Celebrating the 'Father of Disco' on his birthday, what a feeling!- Credits : “Never Ending Story” by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey (1984)
4/26/20235 minutes, 2 seconds
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La parola - Quadro

Vocabulary pill about a shape, which you need to frame in particular kinds of language.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
4/19/20235 minutes, 36 seconds
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Il punto - Quando usare il congiuntivo

Grammar point about a mood or mode of the verb that may be used for subjective, doubtful, hypothetical statements or questions.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
4/5/20234 minutes, 22 seconds
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La canzone - 50 Special

End of 1990s hit, bringing back to the old Vespa days.- Credits : "50 Special" by Cesare Cremonini (1999)
3/29/20234 minutes, 15 seconds
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La parola - Acqua

Vocabulary pill about what is necessary for all plant and animal life, a pill of water.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Acqua azzurra, acqua chiara” by Lucio Battisti (1969)
3/22/20236 minutes, 37 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Fratelli Bandiera

Two brothers' valued glory and honour above life itself, when Italy was being made. - Credits : “Inno di Mameli” by Michele Novaro, 1847.
3/15/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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Il punto - Genere

Grammar point about egalitarian language on Zero Discrimination Day.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
3/1/20239 minutes, 25 seconds
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La parola - Celibe

Firstly published February 12, 2020, this episode comes back on Saint Faustino's day, as he is the patron saint of singles.
2/15/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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La canzone - Felicità

Al Bano & Romina Power's greatest hit in a musical pill.- Credits : "Felicità" by C. Minellono / G. De Stefani / D. Farino (1982)
2/8/20236 minutes, 15 seconds
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La parola - Pasta

Vocabulary pill about Italy's favorite type of food, or paste. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Le tagliatelle di nonna Pina” by Gian Marco Gualandi, performed by Ottavia Dorrucci, 2003.
1/18/20236 minutes, 36 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Mogadiscio

An episode of Italy's decline as an imperial power in East Africa.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "La Storia" by Francesco De Gregori, 1985
1/11/20235 minutes, 53 seconds
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Il punto - Ne

Grammar pill on some pronoun that does not exist in many other languages. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
12/28/20224 minutes, 18 seconds
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La canzone - Ciao Ciao

You can say 'hello' as many times you like, sing and dance along.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Ciao Ciao" by V. Lucchesi/D. Mangiaracina//R. Calabrese/R. Cammarata/C. Drago/S. Privitera (2022)
12/21/20224 minutes
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La parola - Chimera

Chimera, a vocabulary pill from mythology to daily use. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
12/14/20225 minutes, 5 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Milano

Celebrating Milan, second to none. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Bollicine" by Vasco Rossi (1983) - "In un palco della Scala" by Quartetto Cetra (1952)
12/7/20225 minutes, 27 seconds
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Il punto - Alterazioni

Grammar point about major and minor alterations you can make to words. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Casetta in Canada” by Panzeri & Mascheroni, 1957
11/23/20225 minutes, 47 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Motori

Be they using electricity or fuel, they produce movement.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Il motore del duemila” by Roberto Roversi & Lucio Dalla, 1976
11/16/20226 minutes, 4 seconds
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La parola - Gita

Vocabulary pill about journeys that you make to a place, and back again. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Azzurro" by Vito Pallavicini and Paolo Conte, 1968.
11/9/20223 minutes, 46 seconds
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La canzone - Come foglie

Listening to an autumn song that marked Malika Ayane's grand debut. - Credits : "Come foglie" (2009) and "Feeling Better" (2008) performed by Malika Ayane.
10/26/20224 minutes, 55 seconds
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Il punto - Apostrofo

Grammar point on marks written to indicate that one letter has been omitted from a word. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
10/12/20225 minutes, 31 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Insegnanti

Celebrating all teachers in Italy and around the globe on World Teachers' Day. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Il pappagallo" by Sergio Endrigo/de Moraes/Bacalov/Bardotti (1968)
10/5/20226 minutes, 7 seconds
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La parola - Bacio

Vocabulary pill to show affection or to greet one another. - Credits : "Baciami piccina" by Astore & Morbelli (1940) performed by Quartetto Cetra.
9/27/20225 minutes, 30 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Renzo Piano

Celebrating an Italian archistar who has a broad spread of ideas represented in his works. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
9/14/20227 minutes, 41 seconds
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La canzone - Tanti auguri

Celebrating with a cultural icon who changed Italian TV and disco music. - Credits: Gianni Boncompagni's "Tuca tuca" (1971) - "A far l'amore comincia tu" (1976) and "Tanti auguri" (1978) performed by Raffaella Carrà.
9/7/20225 minutes, 57 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Montessori

Celebrating the Italian physician who made child-centered education common sense. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
8/31/20227 minutes, 28 seconds
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Il punto - Rimanere

This translates more than remaining. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Summer on a solitary beach” by Franco Battiato (1981)
8/17/20223 minutes, 14 seconds
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La parola - Stella

Vocabulary pill about those small points of light on clear nights. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
8/10/20226 minutes, 41 seconds
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La canzone - Papaveri e papere

1950's Italian music queen in one of her evergreens, Poppies and Ducks! - Credits : "Papaveri e papere" by Panzeri/Rastelli/Mascheroni, performed by Nilla Pizzi (1952) and Pinguini Tattici Nucleari (2020)
8/3/20225 minutes, 18 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Donne in Curia

Celebrating the appointment of women to Vatican high positions. Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Siamo donne" by Giovanna Coletti (1991)
7/13/20225 minutes, 33 seconds
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Il punto - Prefissi

Grammar point about letters added to the beginning of a word to make another word, with a different meaning. - Credits : "Parla come mangi" by Elio e le Storie Tese (2016)
6/29/20226 minutes, 7 seconds
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La parola - Incubo

Vocabulary pill about frightening dreams. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
6/15/20224 minutes, 28 seconds
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La canzone - Ragazzo dell'Europa

Not quite a Latin Lover, just a European boy according to an Italian art rocker. - Credits : "Ragazzo dell'Europa" by Gianna Nannini (1982)
6/8/20225 minutes, 13 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Genitori

Anniversary pill celebrating the Global Day of Parents. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - Joan Baez's “Un mondo d'amore” by Migliacci/Zambrini/Romitelli (1967)
6/1/20227 minutes, 59 seconds
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Il punto - Anzi

Grammar pill to contradict what you are saying or what someone else has said. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Musica leggerissima" by Colapesce Dimartino (2021)
5/25/20225 minutes, 40 seconds
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La parola - Parodia

Vocabulary pill with amusing imitations of some style or of a familiar situation. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Non è la Rai" by Minellono and Boncompagni (1993)
5/11/20226 minutes, 31 seconds
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La canzone - Dammi solo un minuto

One of many hits by the Pooh's, THE Italian pop-rock band for fifty years. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Dammi solo un minuto" by Facchinetti and Negrini (1977) - "Un attimo ancora" by Strano and Thema (1998)
5/4/20224 minutes, 57 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Terremoti

When the earth's crust moves, Italy shakes. - Credits: “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
4/6/20225 minutes, 52 seconds
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La parola - Arcobaleno

You sometimes see it in the sky when it is raining. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Piove" by Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini (1994)
3/30/20224 minutes, 45 seconds
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Il punto - Godere

The enjoyment that podcasting brings, grammar included. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Oh Yeah" by Yello (1985)
3/23/20224 minutes, 23 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Bertolucci

Dedicated to a filmmaker who had his last dance, Bernardo Bertolucci. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “The Sheltering Sky” theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto (1990)
3/16/20225 minutes, 57 seconds
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La canzone - Va pensiero

Something to sing together, just like an anthem. - Credits : "Va pensiero" from Giuseppe Verdi's "Nabucco" (1842)
3/9/20226 minutes, 47 seconds
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La parola - Cambio

Vocabulary pill about changing, times and clothes and habits, and so on. - Credits: “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)- “Cambia-menti” by Vasco Rossi, 2013.
2/16/20225 minutes, 21 seconds
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Il punto - Quanto

Grammar point about measurements, but also to emphasize the degree or extent of something. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
2/9/20223 minutes, 54 seconds
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La canzone - Non sono una signora

Listening to Loredana Berte's manifesto, I ain't no lady. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Non sono una signora" by Ivano Fossati and Loredana Bertè, 1982.
2/2/20225 minutes, 54 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Silvio Berlusconi

Feature on Italy's longest serving prime minister over the past thirty years. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Drive in - Sigla" by Detto Mariani, Roberto Negri and Paolo Beldì, 1983.
1/26/20227 minutes, 43 seconds
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La parola - Patria

Vocabulary pill about one's native land. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Povera patria” by Franco Battiato, 1991.
1/19/20226 minutes, 29 seconds
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Il punto - Gerundio

Grammar point about a verb form in Italian ending in -ando or -endo. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) + “L’Italiana in Algeri” and “Il signor Bruschino” (1813) - “La gazza ladra” and “La Cenerentola” (1817) - “Maometto II” (1820) by Gioacchino Rossini
1/12/20225 minutes, 31 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Maurizio Pollini

Celebrating Maurizio Pollini, the world-renowned pianist. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Nocturne, op. 27, no. 2 in D flat major” by Frederic Chopin (1836) performed by Maurizio Pollini, 2005.
1/5/20227 minutes, 46 seconds
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La canzone - Tu scendi dalle stelle

Probably the most popular Christmas carol of Italy, coming from the stars. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons -- "Quando nascette Ninno" by Alberto Maria de’ Liguori (1754) performed by Quartetto Petra, 2016.
12/24/20214 minutes, 13 seconds
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La parola - Dogma

Vocabulary pill about beliefs held by religious (and political) groups. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
12/8/20214 minutes, 34 seconds
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La canzone - Dicembre

Listening to the cosmos, or an Italian musician named after it. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Dicembre” by Cosmo, 2016.
12/1/20213 minutes, 52 seconds
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Il punto - Articoli determinativi

Grammar point about "the" determiners, or definite articles. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
11/24/20215 minutes, 29 seconds
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La parola - Superstizione

Belief in things that are not real or possible, for example magic. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Occhio malocchio prezzemolo finocchio" by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, 1983.
11/17/20214 minutes, 28 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Scienza e progresso

Celebrating world science day for peace and development. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
11/10/202110 minutes, 6 seconds
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Il punto - Avverbi 'di'

Grammar point about prepositional phrases that you can use as adverbials. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Zitti zitti (il silenzio è d'oro)" by Aeroplanitaliani, 1992.
11/3/20215 minutes, 13 seconds
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La canzone - Quanto t'ho amato

Celebrating Roberto Benigni on his birthday: an actor and a filmmaker, and a songwriter.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Quanto t'ho amato" by Roberto Benigni, 1995.
10/27/20213 minutes, 39 seconds
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La parola - Amico

About people you know well and like spending time with.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - Intermezzo from "L'amico Fritz" by Pietro Mascagni, 1891.
10/20/20214 minutes, 40 seconds
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Il punto - Muovere

Vocabulary point about changing a position, a place, a state or even an opinion, and a motion.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Muoviti muoviti" by Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini and Luca Cersosimo, 1991.
10/13/20215 minutes, 38 seconds
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Oggigiorno - La radio

A medium having featured in shaping modern Italian language and culture, which television has not killed and the internet has revived. - Credits: “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "La radio" by Eugenio Finardi (1976)
10/6/20216 minutes, 42 seconds
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La canzone - 29 settembre

A musical pill for the day after which a 1960s song is named. - Credits: “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "29 settembre" by Lucio Battisti & Mogol (1967) performed by Sarah Milo
9/29/20214 minutes, 17 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Equinozio

Either of the two times during a year when the length of day and night are approximately equal.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
9/22/20214 minutes, 26 seconds
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Oggigiorno - 8 settembre

On the anniversary of Italy's surrender to the Allies in World War II.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
9/8/20214 minutes, 32 seconds
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La parola - Pure

Vocabulary pill on a word that can mean something different from what it seems to speakers of some other languages. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
8/18/20212 minutes, 51 seconds
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Il punto - Essere o avere

Grammar point about the auxiliary verbs, to be and/or to have.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
8/11/20214 minutes, 17 seconds
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La canzone - Marea

Music pill with a 2021 summer hit by singer and songwriter Madame.- Credits: - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Marea" by Madame, Dardust and Bias (2021)
8/4/20213 minutes, 41 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Riccardo Muti

Celebrating Riccardo Muti, the world-renowned maestro.- Credits: “Va’ Pensiero” (from “Nabucco”) by Giuseppe Verdi, 1842.
7/28/20217 minutes, 6 seconds
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La parola - Viaggio

Vocabulary pill about going from one place to another, be the places a long or a short way from home.- Credits : - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - "Sì, Viaggiare" by Lucio Battisti (1977)
7/21/20213 minutes, 36 seconds
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Il punto - Ci e ce

Another grammar point on pronouns, namely first person plural pronouns, which also have another use in current language.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
7/14/20215 minutes, 12 seconds
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La canzone - Vento d'estate

The summer wind in an Italian duet with Max Gazzè and Niccolò Fabi.- Credits : "Vento d'estate" by Max Gazzè and Riccardo Sinigallia, 1998.
7/7/20214 minutes, 4 seconds
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La parola - Frequente

Vocabulary pill about events happening a number of times, or the frequency of their appearance.- Credits : - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
6/16/20213 minutes, 33 seconds
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Il punto - Futuro

A tense grammar point about the future in the past and the past in the future.- Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
6/9/20214 minutes, 27 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Una Repubblica

Celebrating the Italian Republic on the anniversary of the referendum that abolished monarchy in 1946. - Credits: “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Viva l’Italia” by Francesco De Gregori (1979)
6/2/20217 minutes, 5 seconds
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La parola - Sessantotto

About the tumultuous year that changed the world, including Italy.- Credits : - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Ho visto anche gli zingari felici” by Claudio Lolli (1976) after Luca Carboni and Riccardo Sinigallia (2008)
5/26/20217 minutes, 59 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Celestino

Celestine's day, prophecy and papacy -Credits: - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
5/19/20213 minutes, 48 seconds
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La canzone - Io e il mare

"The sea and I," a 1976 song by Umberto Bindi and Bruno Lauzi from the so-called School of Genoa.- Credits : - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Io e il mare” by Umberto Bindi and Bruno Lauzi (1976)
5/12/20213 minutes, 37 seconds
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Il punto - Connettivi 2

Grammar point about words that join other words in a sentence; that is, they provide a junction between words. - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
5/5/20215 minutes
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La parola - Spesa

Vocabulary pill about how to spend it. - Credits: “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Spendi spandi effendi” by Rino Gaetano (1977)
4/28/20215 minutes, 41 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Roma

Dedicated to the eternal city, or whatever you want to call Rome.Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) - “Solo guai” by Carl Brave x Franco126 (2017)
4/21/20215 minutes, 33 seconds
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Il punto - Stare

Grammar point about to be (or not to be).Credits: “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
4/14/20213 minutes, 56 seconds
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La canzone - Cha cha cha

Honoring one of the most inspired and inspiring singer-songwriter of 1900s second half, Giuni Russo with her remaking of cha cha cha.Credits : "Las secretarias" by Pepe Luis y Su Orquesta (1959) - "Limonata cha cha cha" and "Mediterranea" by Giuni Russo and Maria Antonietta Sisini (1984)
4/7/20215 minutes, 8 seconds
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La parola - Tradire

Vocabulary pill about a word that does harm, the closer are people concerned the bigger is harm.Credits : "Il Vangelo secondo Matteo" by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1964) - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
3/31/20214 minutes, 33 seconds
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Il punto - Passato prossimo o imperfetto

Grammar point about two main past tenses, as time is a major feature of Italian verbs.Credits : “Il tempo stesso” by Tiziano Ferro, feat. Franco Battiato (2008) - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
3/24/20215 minutes, 2 seconds
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Oggigiorno - L'Italia unita

Celebrating the declaration of Italy as a politically unified nation in 1861.Credits: "La leggenda del Piave" by Ermete Giovanni Gaeta, 1918 - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
3/17/20216 minutes, 7 seconds
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La parola - Confusione

Vocabulary pill on mistakes about people or things, also situations where it is not clear what is happening, or you do not know what to believe or what you should do.Credits: - Ricchi e Poveri’s “Sarà perché ti amo” by Enzo Ghinazzi and Dario Farina, 1981 - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
3/10/20213 minutes, 59 seconds
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La canzone - Io sì

Motion picture best original song, also known as "Seen".Credits: “Io sì / Seen” by Dianne Warren, Laura Pausini and Niccolò Agliardi (2020) ; “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
3/3/20214 minutes, 22 seconds
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Il punto - Riflessivi

Grammar point about verbs which always refer to a reflexive pronoun, verbs whose meaning changes without using reflexive pronouns. Credits : “Amarsi un po’” by Lucio Battisti and Mogol, 1977 ; “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
2/24/20215 minutes, 39 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Le Ceneri

Ash Wednesday, talking about a day of prayer and fasting.This episode was firstly released on February 26, 2020.
2/17/20214 minutes, 16 seconds
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La parola - Colpo

Vocabulary pill on a word to use in expressions for something that happens which makes you disappointed or unhappy, or cheerful and amazed. - Credits : “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
2/10/20214 minutes, 48 seconds
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Il punto - Avverbi

Grammar point about words which give more information about time, place, or manner.- Credits : “Non è mai troppo tardi” by Dino Olivieri (1954) performed by Flo Sandon’s ; “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
2/3/20214 minutes, 11 seconds
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Oggigiorno - In memoriam

Commemorating the greatest destruction and loss of identity in last century's Europe.Credits: “Marche funèbre” by F.F. Chopin (1837) - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
1/27/20216 minutes, 4 seconds
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La parola - Fiducia

Vocabulary pill about something you are given in order to deal with someone else's values.Credits: “Mi fido di te” by Lorenzo Cherubini & Riccardo Onori, 2005 - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
1/20/20214 minutes, 2 seconds
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Il punto - Sapere e conoscere

Grammar point on how to say that you know or don't know someone or something. -Credits: “Lei non sa chi sono io!” with Nino Manfredi, by Depsa (1980) - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
1/13/20216 minutes, 8 seconds
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Oggigiorno - La Befana

Folklore pill about an old woman delivering gifts to children throughout Italy on the night of January 5, Epiphany Eve or the Befana. -Credits: "Strega" by Max Alessi, 2011 - “Your Intro” by Audionautix (http://audionautix.com/) courtesy of Creative Commons (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
1/6/20214 minutes, 3 seconds
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La canzone - L'anno che verrà

Lucio Dalla's "year to come" as an evergreen song for the holiday season. -Credits: “L’anno che verrà” by Lucio Dalla, 1979.
12/30/20204 minutes, 7 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Solstizio

Each of the two times in the year when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon. -Credits: "No time no space" by Franco Battiato, 1985.
12/23/20204 minutes, 28 seconds
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La parola - Scimmia

Vocabulary pill about references to animals such as chimpanzees and gorillas that have much in common with human beings. - Credits: “Uh… Uh…” by Adriano Celentano, 1982.
12/9/20205 minutes, 58 seconds
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Il punto - Dislocazione

Grammar pill about word order as far as the object of a clause is concerned. - Credits: “Innamorati a Milano” by Alberto Testa and Memo Remigi (1966) performed by Ornella Vanoni.
12/2/20206 minutes, 33 seconds
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La parola - Femminicidio

Vocabulary pill about illegal actions taken against women, and counter measures for women's empowerment.Credits : “Uomini contro” by Simone Symone Bilardo & Jari Ensi Vella, 2013.
11/25/20209 minutes, 50 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Nassirya

Commemorating the 2003 killing of 17 soldiers and 2 civilians at the Italian headquarters in Nassiriyah, Iraq.- Credits: Music from the original soundtrack by Louis Siciliano for motion picture "20 Sigarette" (2010)
11/18/20207 minutes, 34 seconds
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La parola - Magari & Co

Vocabulary pill of words expressing feelings of surprise, pain, horror, and more.Credits: "Magari sì magari no" by Edoardo Bennato (1992) - “Bando” by Anna Pepe and Martin Purcell (2020) - “Bene ma non benissimo” by Giacomo Roggia and Pasquale Lorusso (2018)
11/11/20204 minutes, 56 seconds
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Il punto - Accento

Grammar pill about marks that you write above certain letters, and emphasis that you put on a part of words, so that it sounds slightly louder. -Credits (Pasta Grooves remix) : “Andavo a cento all’ora” by Camucia, Toni Dori and Mario Cantini; “Go-kart twist” and “Corri corri” by Pilantra and Ennio Morricone;“Che me ne faccio del latino” by Mario Bertolazzi, Luciano Beretta and Marcello Marchesi; “Fatti mandare dalla mamma a prendere il latte” by Franco Migliacci and Luis Enriquez (1963) - “Se puoi uscire una domenica sola con me” by Bruno Zambrini and Giancarlo Guardabassi (1964) - “I ragazzi dello shake” by Franco Migliacci, Bruno Zambrini and Luis Bacalov (1966) - “Una domenica così” by Sergio Paolini, Stelio Silvestri, Riccardo Vantellini and Pippo Baudo; “Se perdo anche te” by Franco Migliacci and Neil Diamond (1967).
11/4/20206 minutes, 49 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Eros Ramazzotti

Celebrating Eros Ramazzotti, the best-selling Italian pop singer. -Credits: "Ad un amico" by Eros Ramazzotti (1982); "Terra promessa" by Renato Brioschi, Eros Ramazzotti, Alberto Salerno (1985); "Una storia importante" by Pierangelo Cassano, Eros Ramazzotti, Adelio Cogliati (1985); "Adesso tu" by Pierangelo Cassano, Eros Ramazzotti, Adelio Cogliati (1986); "Si bastasen un par de canciones" by Gianfranco Reverberi and Sergio Bardotti (1990); "Amarti è l’immenso per me" by Pierangelo Cassano, Eros Ramazzotti, Adelio Cogliati (1990); "Cose della vita / Can’t stop thinking of you" by James Ralston, Eros Ramazzotti, Adelio Cogliati, Pierangelo Cassano (1993/1997); "I Belong To You / Il ritmo della passione" by Anastacia Newkirk, Eros Ramazzotti, Claudio Guidetti, Kara Dioguardi, Giuseppe Rinaldi (2005); "Più bella cosa" by Eros Ramazzotti, Adelio Cogliati, Claudio Guidetti (1996).
10/28/202011 minutes, 3 seconds
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La parola -patia

Vocabulary pill about words that describe behaviors and conditions. -Credits : “Simpatia” by Raoul Casadei, 1974.
10/14/20205 minutes, 53 seconds
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Il punto - Interrogativi

Grammar pill about some pronouns you use in questions when asking for information.
10/7/20205 minutes, 4 seconds
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La canzone - Settembre

A 1980s hit celebrating the seasons' change with unchanged love. - Credits: "Settembre" by Alberto Fortis, 1981.
9/30/20203 minutes, 58 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Padre Pio

The death day of a worldwide worshipped priest and saint from the 1900s. -Credits: "Tra cielo e terra" by Ennio Morricone, 2000.
9/23/20206 minutes, 15 seconds
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La parola - Padrino & Co

Vocabulary pill containing words that translate: godparent, patron, stepparent, stepchild, and godchild. -Credits: "The Godfather" (The Pickup) by Nino Rota, 1972.
9/16/20205 minutes, 36 seconds
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Il punto - Da

Grammar pill about a preposition that translates several different ones in languages other than Italian. -Credits: - “Vengo da te” by Leonardo Pari, Sergio Vallarino, Stefano Cecchi, 2015.
9/9/20204 minutes, 8 seconds
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La parola - Fa

Some of many meanings that have to do with 'to do'. -Credits: "T'innamorerò" by Ashley Ingram, Shirley Mattison, and Marina Rei, 1998.
9/2/20203 minutes, 22 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Habemus Papam

Celebrating the election of Albino Luciani as John Paul I, one of the most short-lived popes in modern history.
8/26/20206 minutes, 20 seconds
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Il punto - Quando non usare il congiuntivo

Grammar point about alternatives to subjunctive tenses. -Credits: "Abbi dubbi" by Edoardo Bennato, 1989.
8/19/20208 minutes, 4 seconds
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La parola - Ferie

Words for a period of time when you are on holiday from your job (or absent for another reason). -Credits: "Estate 1992" by Michele Centonze and Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini, 1992; "Ostia Lido" by Alessandro Aleotti, Alessandro Merli, Fabio Clemente, Davide Petrella and Daniele Del Pace, 2019; "Buon Viaggio" by Cesare Cremonini, Alessandro Magnanini and Davide Petrella, 2015.
8/12/20205 minutes, 25 seconds
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Oggigiorno - J-Ax

Celebrating an artist who used to take the rap before acknowledgement of his great talent for music. -Credits: Articolo 31 for "Ohi Maria" and "Un'altra cosa che ho perso" (1994), "Domani"and "Tranqi Funky (1996); "Fattore wow" by Marracash (2008), "Il sole dentro di me" by Pino Daniele (2009), "Le leggende non muoiono mai" by Don Joe & Shablo (2011); "Uno di quei giorni" by J-Ax (2014).
8/5/20209 minutes, 24 seconds
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Il punto - Connettivi 1

Grammar point about words that join other words in a sentence; that is, they provide a junction between words. -Credits: "Ma perché?" by Carlo Marrale, Piero Cassano and Aldo Stellita, 1977.
7/22/20205 minutes
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La parola - Sdraio

Vocabulary pill about sitting or lying down, especially out of doors. -Credits: "Mercoledì" by Luca Carboni, 1995; "Sapore di sale" by Gino Paoli, 1963; "Sulla sdraio" by Manfredi Agnello and Nicolò Carnesi, 2018.
7/15/20205 minutes, 36 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Gli alpini

Celebrating the constitution of the Alpine National Association, the Italian army mountain corps that have turned to civil protection assistance over a hundred years. -- Credits : "Ernani" (Prelude and Chorus of Mountaineers) by Giuseppe Verdi and Francesco Maria Piave, 1844.
7/8/20204 minutes, 43 seconds
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La canzone - Luglio

About a song named after the seventh month of the year, also a tremendous hit of 1968. -Credits: "Luglio" by Riccardo Del Turco and Giancarlo Bigazzi (1968) - "Le petit pain au chocolat" by Pierre Delanoë (1969) - "Something's Happening" by Jack Fishman (1968)
7/1/20204 minutes, 6 seconds
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Il punto - Numeri cardinali

Grammar point about the natural numbers -Credits: "Da uno a dieci" (unknown)
6/24/20204 minutes, 37 seconds
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La parola - Razza

Vocabulary pill about one of the major groups which humans can be divided into.Credits : "Dimmi dimmi" by Lucio Dalla, Gianni Morandi and Mauro Malavasi - 1988
6/17/20206 minutes, 40 seconds
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Oggigiorno - CONI

Celebrating Italian Olympic Committee's birthday and all the sports.Credits : "Un'estate italiana" by Edoardo Bennato, Gianna Nannini, Tom Whitlock, Giorgio Moroder - 1989
6/10/20208 minutes, 40 seconds
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Il punto - Bene, buono, bravo, bello

Grammar point about the use of good, as an adverb and as an adjective.Credits : “Bene” by Gemitaiz, 2015 - “Va bene, va bene così” by Vasco Rossi, Roberto Casini and Domenico Camporeale, 1984 - “Buona (cattiva) sorte” by Tiziano Ferro, Giordana Angi and Emanuele Dabbono, 2019 - “Brava” by Bruno Canfora, 1965 - “Bella” by Michele Centonze and Lorenzo Cherubini, 1997.
6/3/20206 minutes, 15 seconds
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La parola - Aperitivo

Vocabulary pill stimulating the appetite, and a desire for more foods and drinks.Credits : "Ma che bontà" by Enrico Riccardi, 1977.
5/27/20205 minutes, 17 seconds
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Oggigiorno - A. P. Giannini

The anniversary of someone greatly involved in banking at a senior level.Correction: A. P. Giannini was born on the 6th of May, 1870 (not on June 6, as wrongly spoken in this episode) - Sorry about that.
5/6/20204 minutes, 1 second
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Il punto - Riuscire

Grammar point about having the skill, knowledge, means, or opportunity to do something.Credits : "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" by Gioacchino Rossini, 1816
4/29/20204 minutes, 47 seconds
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Oggigiorno - La Terra

Earth Day, celebrating the planet on which we live.Credits: "Figli delle stelle" by Alan Sorrenti (1977)
4/22/20204 minutes
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La parola - Volontariato

Vocabulary on people who help other people who are ill, disabled or deprived, and about their kind and generous attitude.Credits : "Solo un uomo" by Niccolò Fabi (2009)
4/15/20204 minutes, 28 seconds
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Il punto - Piacere

Grammar point about saying of something or someone that you find them pleasant or attractive, or just that it's nice to meet them.Credits : "Tuca tuca" by Gianni Boncompagni and Franco Pisano (1971)
4/8/20204 minutes, 29 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Pesce d'aprile

Why do Italians talk of an April's fish when talking of April fool's day?Credits : "Pesce d'aprile" by Giampiero Grani and Samuele Bersani (2009)
4/1/20205 minutes, 30 seconds
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Oggigiorno - Mina

Celebrating Mina Mazzini, or simply Mina, the Italian singer.
3/25/202014 minutes, 38 seconds
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Il punto - Fare paragoni

Grammar point about ways of comparing things and people.
3/11/20206 minutes
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La canzone - In ginocchio da te

Oscars 2020 academy awards best picture Parasite features a couple of Italian-language songs, one 1700s classic and 1964 Gianni Morandi's hit Kneeling by You.
3/4/20206 minutes, 25 seconds