Interview – Sim Salis on comedy in the Berlusconi era, laughter as resistance

We chat to Italian TV presenter, comedian and podcaster Sim Salis about his experience growing up and working in comedy in the Berlusconi years as well as the value of comedy not only in resistance to oppression, but also as a precious tool for conflict resolution.

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032 – Saxons to Salians and a fake news legend

We look at the passage from Henry II to Conrad and look at the trouble caused for the new emperor by Bishop Aribert of Milan while he tries to consolidate his hold on Italy with the help of Bonifacio of Canossa and the new pope.