Europe's fourth-largest economy, Italy was the birthplace of the Renaissance and is home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country. From Marco Polo to Christopher Columbus, Italian explorers were European pioneers in reaching the Far East and the New World. The country faces an uncertain economic future, but its canals and monuments continue to draw millions of tourists each year.

One Big Happy, Global, Murderous Crime Mob

Sit back and enjoy today’s Daily Dose as we take you on a twisted trip through all manner of mafia.

Meet the Renaissance Master of Instagram

Italian sculptor Jago brings the style of the Renaissance masters to the town square .

Is the Slide of European Populism Permanent?

Across western Europe, far-right parties are losing popularity to their centrist peers.

Can Italy’s Fashion Artisans Survive COVID?

Tens of thousands of small businesses are behind the success of Italy’s big fashion brands.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

The Unlikely Latest COVID Poster Child: Italy

As European countries battle a rise in cases, Italy is offering a roadmap to fight the crisis.

He Tattooed 40,000 X’s on His Skin to Protest Animal Cruelty

Italian artist Alfredo Meschi took a striking stand in using his body as a canvas.

The Sudanese Slave Who Became a Servant of God

There’s a good reason why Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of human trafficking victims.

Can a Family Ventilator Company Save Italy?

Gianluca Preziosa, the CEO of the only company in Italy that makes ventilators, has been pressed into service to arm the war against coronavirus.

I'm Politely Inviting Pornhub to Kiss My Ass

Pornhub hit hard with press releases after COVID-19 started, but could there have been another reason why?.

Will European Unity Fall Victim to Coronavirus?

The EU's reluctance to help Italy, and the readiness of China, Cuba and Venezuela to step in, has sparked a sharp slide in continental unity.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

What Naples Looks Like Under Lockdown

The usually bustling city is eerily quiet — from the streets to the shops and from the subway to popular churches.

COVID-19 Affects National Security in Novel Ways

From car and tech parts to food and more, the full coronavirus fallout will be felt in surprising ways.

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