Simone Salis

About Me

Hi, I’m Simone.

This is where you get what I make, like my podcast and newsletter.

Me in 15 seconds

I’m an Italian-born American writer, radio host, and creative producer based in Chicago.

I hosted and wrote original shows for Comedy Central, Discovery Networks, and the public radio.

Comedy Central News on Comedy Central Italia (I'm on the right.)

I now help tech companies to plan their creative strategy across traditional and digital media—building and leading teams that develop content aimed at improving concrete KPIs. I know how to handle a TV production from start to finish, and I know how to create experiments and read data with marketing and business people—while managing some campaigns.

I pursue critical thinking, exercising, outdoor activities, and tinkering with humane tech.

My goal is to walk along other inquisitive spirits through our shared journey to become better humans.

More me

I live in Chicago with my husband and our dog.

But I also 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 tech companies.
  • ➕ Random things: 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.

Dithered sepia image of Simone sitting at a table, looking at something out of the frame

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: talking to others and empowering you through striking ideas to change your life in seconds.

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

My minimal website is made writing in Markdown with ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Bear.

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


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