Episode 58: Dream of Venice with Charles Christopher

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In this episode, hosts Sara and Jessica talk with photographer Charles Christopher about his new book, “Dream of Venice.”

Special Guest
charleschristopherCharles Christopher works in Hollywood as a motion picture and TV still photographer for clients that include Universal Pictures, NBC, Lifetime, Hallmark and Syfy. His travel and cityscape photographs have been featured in exhibits up and down the West Coast. Charles’ first book of photography, DREAM OF VENICE, is a visual tribute to the strange floating city, accompanied by original texts from a diverse group of Venetophiles, including Julie Christie, Woody Allen, and Frances Mayes.


Episode 57: “Extra Virginity: the Sublime & Scandalous World of Olive Oil” with Tom Mueller

Posted: November 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Episodes | No Comments »

Hosts Sara and Jessica talk about flooding in Italy, Berlusconi’s resignation and what’s next for the Italian government. Then we speak with special guest Tom Mueller about his upcoming book on the “sublime and scandalous world of olive oil.”

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Special Guest
Tom Mueller writes for The New Yorker and other publications. He lives in a medieval stone farmhouse surrounded by olive groves in the Ligurian countryside outside of Genoa, Italy. He’s the author of an upcoming book about extra virgin olive oil called Extra Virginity: The Sublime & Scandalous World of Olive Oil.

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  • A walk through Milan’s Central Station [by Jessica]


Episode 56: The Genius of a Place with Sarah Marder

Posted: November 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Episodes | No Comments »

Hosts Sara and Jessica discuss the weekend riots in Rome, and George Clooney finally opens up about his evening with Silvio Berlusconi. Then we speak to filmmaker Sarah Marder about her documentary “The Genius of a Place” about the town of Cortona and the concept of sustainable development.

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Special Guest
Sarah Marder grew up on a farm in Kansas, and she’s a corporate-manager-turned-filmmaker who has lived in Italy since 1988. Since 2008, she’s been working on the documentary about which we’re going to chat today – “The Genius of a Place,” about sustainable development as seen through the lens of Cortona in Tuscany.

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  • moderno/moderna
    modern – una citta’ moderna

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George Clooney’s interview with TIME Magazine