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History of the Papacy Podcast

with Steve Guerra

119.25: Pizza, Pinocchio and the Papacy: Finding the Very Best and Very Worst of Italy

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Today we will be discussing the Risorgimento, the best and worst ideologies in Italy, Pinocchio as a metaphor for Italian unification, and of course, pizza. The Risorgimento was a period of political and social upheaval in Italy that lasted from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The movement aimed to unite the various states and regions of Italy into one unified nation. This period saw the rise of many notable figures such as Giuseppe Garibaldi and Camillo di Cavour, who played a crucial role in the unification of Italy. When it comes to ideologies in Italy, there have been both positive and negative influences on the country's history. On the positive side, the liberal and democratic ideals that emerged during the Risorgimento have had a lasting impact on Italian society and politics. On the negative side, the rise of fascism under Benito Mussolini in the early 20th century had a devastating impact on the country and its people. Pinocchio, the beloved children's story written by Carlo Collodi, can also be seen as a metaphor for the Italian unification. The character's journey from a wooden puppet to a real boy can be seen as a metaphor for the transformation of Italy from a collection of separate states to a unified nation. And last but not least, let's talk about pizza. Italy's most famous export, pizza is a symbol of the country's rich cultural heritage and culinary traditions. Whether you're a fan of traditional Margherita or a more unconventional topping, there's a pizza for everyone. #Risorgimento #ItalianUnification #Pinocchio #Pizza #ItalianCulture Today’s Guest: Joseph Pascone, Host of Turning Tides Podcast You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: email: Beyond the Big Screen: The History of the Papacy on YouTube: Get Your History of the Papacy Podcast Products Here: Help out the show by ordering these books from Amazon! Music Provided by: "Sonatina in C Minor" Kevin MacLeod ( "Funeral March for Brass" Kevin MacLeod ( "String Impromptu Number 1" Kevin MacLeod ( "Intended Force" Kevin MacLeod ( Agnus Dei X - Bitter Suite Kevin MacLeaod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Begin Transcript:
February 03, 2023
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Steve Guerra is the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast, which began in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast which delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews.
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