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2023 Programme

Event #29

Sunday 3 September, 09.15 pm

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Francesco Costa

Wonderfully informed

Sources of information are increasing, as well as the news and opinions to which we are exposed, whether we like it or not. Yet we feel confused, strained. TV news is driven by the logic of entertainment. The press is desperately going through an industrial and professional crisis. The web and social media seem like a jungle in which it is impossible to know who is worth trusting. The media's search for our attention is more and more based on the attempt to spark a feeling of wonder: sensationalism, strange-but-true, fake news, clickbaits. In the meantime, we get easily distracted and cannot recognise the false from the true. Sometimes we would like to protect ourselves from the news, but the historical moment just does not allow it. So what shall we do? We are not hopeless. Getting better informed is possible.


Francesco Costa

Francesco Costa (1984) is a journalist and assistant editor of the Post. As an expert on US politics, he has often worked as special correspondent. From 2015 to 2020, he has curated the project Da Costa a Costa, one of the first and most appreciated journalistic podcasts in Italy. On TV, he was author and presenter of the miniseries The American Way, for DAZN, and host of the in-depth programme Cinamerica, on RaiTre. Since 2021 he has been hosting the daily podcast Morning, which collected four awards at the Italian Podcast Awards in 2021. In 2022, he won the Premiolino Award. The New Yorker called him 'a new media phenomenon capable of modernising the role of the journalist in Italian civil society'. With Mondadori he published Questa è l'America (2020), Una storia americana (2021) and California (2022).
ph. credits: Claudio Sforza

All theevents2023


Event #1

Massimiliano Valerii

The trial of Galileo Galilei: wonder and disenchantment

Event #2

Franco Lorenzoni

Educating against the wind

Event #3

Paolo Giordano

Wonder between nature and knowledge

Event #4

Chiara Civello

I am what I am

Event #5

Matteo Nucci

A philosopher's wonder: Plato

Event #6

Erika Fatland, Alberto Riva

The wonder of wanderlust

Event #8

Guido Tonelli

Matter. The wonderful illusion

Event #9

Vittorio Lingiardi

Dreams as neuro-wonder

Event #9 BIS

Vittorio Lingiardi

Dreams as neuro-wonder

Event #10

Francesca Mannocchi

Wonder during war: is it possible?

Event #12

Sabrina Speich

Wonderful, immense sea

Event #13

Massimo Zamboni

Wild bestiary. An illustrated reading

Event #14

Massimo Recalcati

The trauma of loss and the working-through of a bereavement

Event #15

Martina Mazzotta

Wunderkammer: art, science, wonder. From the Renaissance until the present day

Event #16

Matteo Nucci

A poet’s wonder: Omer

Event #17

Alessandro Barbero

1204: the Crusaders discover Constantinople

Event #17 BIS

Alessandro Barbero

1204: the Crusaders discover Constantinople

Event #18

Cinzia Spanò, Roberta Di Mario

Reading Lolita in Tehran. Reading concert

Event #19

Alberto Rollo

The Humble Beauty of Ditches and Majesties

Event #22

Carlo Stanga, Giulia Capodieci

Wunderkit: five objects for creativity

Event #23

Veronica Barassi, Gerd Gigerenzer

Generative AI and the Wonder of Human Intelligence

Event #24

Alessandro Zaccuri

Wonderfully. Learning wonder from literature

Event #25

Nazareth Castellanos

Discovering our mind through the wonders of our body

Event #26

Massimo Recalcati

Wonderful nostalgia

Event #27

Elena Stancanelli, Bernardo Zannoni

Out of the blue: wandering to find wonder

Event #28

Matteo Nucci

A novelist’s wonder: Gabriel García Márquez

Event #29

Francesco Costa

Wonderfully informed

Event #33Children / Kids


Have you ever seen a 3D hologram?

Event #36Children / Kids

Cristina Bellemo

Did you know that the world has a sound?

Event #38Children / Kids

Marco Somà

To infinity… and beyond!

Event #39Children / Kids

Willy Guasti

Soft-hearted animals… And more!

Event #40Children / Kids

Sergio Rossi

Water: the world's strangest substance!

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