Radio Dante Cambridge

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Radio Dante Cambridge

Cambridge’s first Italian radio programme was launched on March 3rd 2012.

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Cambridge’s first bilingual Italian / English radio programme embraces everything Italian, including music, enogastronomy, cinema, education, history, travel, interviews and a lot more.

Radio Dante broadcasts every fortnight with half an hour in Italian and half an hour in English. You can find our podcast on Cambridge 105.

Radio Dante Video

2017

October 5th 2017

The show is about the benefits of speaking more than one language and about two beautiful cities in Italy and Spain, Naples and Valencia. There are three main aspects in your life that can benefit from learning another language: your career, your personal life and your health.

Presented by Jose Colomer and Gilda Notarbartolo

Podcast here

August 10th 2017

This week’s show is about two poets, Sylvia Plath and Amalia Rosselli, whose lives are linked for a variety of reasons. Not only because Rosselli was the best translator of Plath’s poems into Italian, but also because they both had extremely troubled lives and experienced painful losses, traumas and suffering, which come to light in their works.

Presented by  Gilda Notarbartolo and Lucia Casiraghi

Podcast here

July 27th 2017

This week’s show is about Spanish and Italian popular music, from Andalusian flamenco to Neapolitan tarantella, and the links between these two traditions. Our guest, Johanna Hofherr, introduced us to some famous Spanish composers and we explored the origins and development of Southern Italy traditional music genres.

Presented by Miguel Carmona and Lucia Casiraghi

Podcast here

June 29th 2017

This week’s show is about Spanish and Italian cinema. We talked about directors, actors and movies from our countries and the role of music in cinema.

Presented by Miguel Carmona and Lucia Casiraghi

Podcast here

June 15th 2017

This week’s show is about This week’s show is about the history, culture and traditions of the beautiful city of Granada, Andalusia. We also talked about Lombardy and the dialects of northern Italy.

Presented by Miguel Carmona and Lucia Casiraghi

Podcast here

June 01st 2017

This week’s show is about the Italian poet Dante Alighieri and his role in the history of Italian language and literature. We also talked about ‘Giornata della Dante’, the most important anniversary for Dante Alighieri Society, celebrated every year on May 29th.

Presented by Martina Marzi, Chiara Giacomelli and Lucia Casiraghi

Podcast here 

May 20th 2017

This week’s show is about William Shakespeare and Miguel De Cervantes, who both died on 23rd April 1616. The anniversary is celebrated every year with the World Book Day, promoted by UNESCO. We also talked about the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival taking place in Cambridge every summer.

Presented by Martina Marzi, Chiara Giacomelli and Miguel Angel Carmona Navarro

Podcast here

May 06th 2017

This week’s show is about health and sport. We talked about sports habits in Italy and in the UK with Luca Mangiola, Italian sport therapist and osteopath working in Cambridge.

Presented by Martina Marzi and Chiara Giacomelli; special guest Luca Mangiola

Podcast here

April 22nd 2017

This week’s show is about Easter traditions in Italy, UK and Spain, from food to folklore. We explored the topic thanks to the contribution of our special guest, Miguel Angel Carmona Navarro, Spanish trainee at La Dante in Cambridge.

Presented by Martina Marzi and Chiara Giacomelli; special guest: Miguel Angel Carmona Navarro

Podcast here

April 8th 2017

This week’s show is about Edward Morgan Forster, English writer and novelist who studied and lived in Cambridge. We talked about his novel ‘A Room with a View’, which is set in Italy and in England, and about the ‘Grand Tour’. We also talked about the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Presented by Martina Marzi and Chiara Giacomelli

Podcast here

March 25th 2017

This week we spoke to Dr Luca Cilibrasi, Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge (Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics) about language acquisition, bilingualism and dyslexia. We also played four songs, two in English and two in Italian, all of them recorded by Luca, and talked about his experience as a musician and songwriter.

Presented by Martina Marzi and Chiara Giacomelli; special guest: Luca Cilibrasi

Podcast here

February 25th 2017

Today’s show is about Multicultural Differences; we explored the topic through an interview with Davide, Italian language teacher at La Dante in Cambridge. We also talked about ‘Festival di Sanremo’ together with the initiative ‘Adotta una canzone’ sponsored by Dante Alighieri Society.

Presented by Martina Marzi and Chiara Giacomelli; special guest Davide Carlini

Podcast here.

February 11th 2017

This week’s show is about Douglas Adams, author of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’. We also talked about untraslatable words; in particular, we talked about some English false friends frequently employed in Italian.

Presented by Euridice Comuzzi and Chiara Giacomelli

Podcast here.

January 28th 2017

This week’s show is about Charles Darwin, one of the most well-known scientists in the world and University of Cambridge scholar; we also talked about his theory of language and natural selection. Finally we talked about Italian linguist Tullio De Mauro, who recently passed away.

Presented by Alessandra Icardi, Euridice Comuzzi and Martina Marzi.

Podcast here.

January 7th 2017

This week’s show is about Stephen Hawking and his academic career in Cambridge together with the movie ‘The Theory of Everything’ which tells the story of his life and disease. We also talked about the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and her record on the space.
Presented by Alessandra Icardi and Euridice Comuzzi.

Podcast here.

‘I am studying Italian at beginners level and have been listening to the show/podcast online. The show is a great resource to anyonestarting out in the Italian language and I find content both informative and enjoyable. Keep up the good work and keep the shows coming, I look  forward to hearing more in the future. Saluti’

Chris LewisBelfast, N.Ireland

‘I was also able to tune in to the new radio station: Radio Dante Cambridge, and that was a wonderful experience – made me nostalgic for all things Italian. Yours is such a rich cultural experience at La Dante…I am looking forward to having more Italian cultural experiences here at La Dante in Cambridge.’

Uzo Ihonor

‘I listened to the programme and I have to say that it is really interesting and makes me desire to come to England.  You have more ‘Italian activities’ there than here in Italy, my compliments to all the people that organize all these beautiful things for the Italian community. The radio programme is a mixture of utility, culture and relax with good music.’

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