Simone Salis shows you how to enjoy your life more—by overcoming fear and making what you love.

Hey, Simone here. I live in Chicago and I am, technically, a Roman—born and raised in Rome, Italy.

I earned a living as:

  • ✅ Pre-algorithmic YouTuber.
  • ✅ Comedy Central Italy’s Senior Correspondent.
  • ✅ Public radio host and producer.
  • ☑️ Creative Marketing Manager at a large US company.
  • ➕ Plus random things, like Japanese anime voice actor in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam, Code Geass, or Media instructor at Columbia College and iO Chicago—and more.

See what I am doing now.

I self-produce my work through writing, design, coding, recording, acting, and editing. In my early 20s, I studied to become an industrial designer and linguist.

I care about empathy, tech, and community. And I think a lot about how those affect our lives and relationships. That’s what my  🎙 Podcast and 💌 Newsletter are about.

“Metaphorically speaking, a person's ideas must be the building he lives in—otherwise there is something terribly wrong.”
‌‌— Søren Kierkegaard


I live in Chicago with another human and our dog. I manage the creation of broadcast and digital content—while also focusing on my 💌 Newsletter and 🎙 Podcast.

I produced over 40 hours of audio conversations with exceptional guests from Pixar, Google, The Second City, and more.

Every day, I practice a third language, Japanese. Current status: I suck. But, as my husband says: “You could get lost for a couple days and be okay with no English.”

I love to get lost, for a little bit.


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