About

Hi, I’m Simone. This is where you get what I make, like my 🎧 Podcast, 📖 Book, and 💌 Newsletter.

Simone sitting at a diner, looking at something on the table.

Me in 15 Seconds

I’m a bilingual immigrant based in the US. I hosted and wrote original shows for Comedy Central, Discovery Networks, and the public radio. I now produce video ads on digital and linear channels for innovative companies in the US and Europe.

I pursue self-improvement, critical thinking, exercising, outdoor activities, and tinkering with humane tech. My goal is to support other inquisitive spirits in our shared journey to become better humans.

More Me

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.
  • ☑️ Senior Creative Manager at a big 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.

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.

A photo of Simone in a suit, sitting at a desk with Comedy Central Italy's host during a TV broadcast.
CCNComedy Central News on Comedy Central Italia (I'm on the right.)
Logos of networks Simone worked for and with, like Comedy Central, Discovery, or the Italian public broadcast company: RAI.

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, empowering you with striking thoughts to change your life in seconds.

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

Now

I live in Chicago with another human and our dog. I direct the creation of broadcast and digital videos for a public company.

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.

Newsletter

I’m convinced that the most difficult changes in life are not gradual, but instant. Through our commitment, their effects are gradual, visible over time.

And that’s what my newsletter and podcast help you to achieve: striking change.

Here’s an issue for you to check out. Get quick, stimulating doses of life-changing reflections straight to your inbox.

P.S. You should say hi on Twitter.