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Life doesn't have a script. At least, it doesn't have to. Hosts Katy Sewall and Tiffany Parks explore the challenges and joys of moving abroad and moving home. Whether you’re living overseas, or not — or not yet — join us weekly for unadulterated conversation. Get to know Rome. Laugh at our embarrassments and insights. Most of all, imagine the possibilities for your own life (and meet some famous authors along the way).

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Life doesn't have a script. At least, it doesn't have to. Hosts Katy Sewall and Tiffany Parks explore the challenges and joys of moving abroad and moving home. Whether you’re living overseas, or not — or not yet — join us weekly for unadulterated conversation. Get to know Rome. Laugh at our embarrassments and insights. Most of all, imagine the possibilities for your own life (and meet some famous authors along the way).

    Art Curious (with Jennifer Dasal)

    Art Curious (with Jennifer Dasal)

    Is the Mona Lisa at the Louvre fake? Was the impressionist painter Claude Monet a radical? And was Caravaggio (our show's muse) murdered? We delve into the world of mystery and art with Jennifer Dasal, host of the ArtCurious podcast. 

    • 35 min
    Bittersweet Moment #77: Back to School, Covid Edition

    Bittersweet Moment #77: Back to School, Covid Edition

    It's that time of year again, but this year everything is different. In Italy, kids are now back in the classroom full-time but the rules are complicated and very strict. In this mini-episode, Tiffany gives the low-down on what Italian schools are doing to keep kids (and their loved ones) safe in the time of corona, as well as her worries for the year ahead. Aurelio pops in to give his take too.

    • 14 min
    Voting from Home and Abroad

    Voting from Home and Abroad

    Ready or not, election season is upon us! And it's never been easier for Americans living abroad to vote—well, in some states. Tiffany is lucky as Arizona (where she's registered to vote) allows online voting through a secure portal. Other states have more complex and lengthy processes.

    On this episode, Tiffany and Katy discuss the ins and outs of voting by mail, whether you are doing it from your own US state or from a far-flung foreign country.

    • 32 min
    Bittersweet Moment #76: Smoke and Good News!

    Bittersweet Moment #76: Smoke and Good News!

    Katy, and our fellow-West Coast listeners, are seeing massive tracts of their states destroyed, smoke blotting out the sun, and highly hazardous breathing conditions. If they couldn't go out to dinner during lockdown, now they can't even take a walk around the block.

    But after filling listeners in on what's going on in her world, Katy is thrilled to dive back into the listener mail bag and read two extremely welcome pieces of good news. She shares them on today's mini-episode.

    • 12 min
    Numbers

    Numbers

    From lucky and unlucky numbers to numbers that make almost magical equations, from significant date to the "perfect" numbers, this week's episode is all about, well, numbers. And the fact that this is Episode Number 333 may—or may not—have anything to do with this week's choice of topic.

    Perhaps most intriguing of all: did you know that numbers can have color? To Tiffany they do.

    • 40 min
    Bittersweet Moment #75: Exploring Pompeii

    Bittersweet Moment #75: Exploring Pompeii

    Pompeii, an entire ancient city preserved exactly as it was when it was covered in lava and ash during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Even for a seasoned traveler like Tiffany, the site inspires awe, wonder, and fascination.

    Come along as Tiffany visits this ancient city for the first time.

    • 16 min

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