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Welcome to our podcast Arkos Academy! If you want to learn and improve your Italian, you're in the right place: listen to our podcasts, practice with our exercises and visit our website for more readings and lessons!

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Welcome to our podcast Arkos Academy! If you want to learn and improve your Italian, you're in the right place: listen to our podcasts, practice with our exercises and visit our website for more readings and lessons!

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Very Interesting and Useful

By JazzOldChatham - May 22 2019
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I learn a lot of Italian and a lot of Italian culture. Thank you Susanna. Please keep going!

Very helpful!

By Scoutpenny - Nov 12 2017
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Thank you, thank you. Grazie mille!

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Very Interesting and Useful

By JazzOldChatham - May 22 2019
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I learn a lot of Italian and a lot of Italian culture. Thank you Susanna. Please keep going!

Very helpful!

By Scoutpenny - Nov 12 2017
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Thank you, thank you. Grazie mille!
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Arkos Academy - Learn Italian

Latest release on Jan 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Italian listening - L'unità d'Italia

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Italy is a relatively young country: it exists since a little less than 160 years! If you like history and want to find out more about the unification of Italy, listen to the podcast!

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Mar 19 2019

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Rank #2: Italian listening - Le avventure di Corto Maltese

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Italy does not have a strong culture of the comic trips like other European countries, for example Belgium. However, today's podcast talks about one of the most famous comic strips - and cartoonists - known in Italy and abroad. If you do not know it yet, I can advise you to read it: it's another way to practice Italian! Now let's listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jul 10 2018

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Rank #3: Italian listening - Mario Monicelli

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In the post-war period, Italy became the cradle of many important directors and actors. Mario Monicelli was one of these and was considered one of the fathers of commedia all'italiana. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Nov 27 2018

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Rank #4: Italian listening - La festa di Santa Lucia

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December is the month in which, in many countries around the world, many holidays are celebrated but in Italy ... there are even more! Today we talk about the holiday of Saint Lucia. Do you know her? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Dec 11 2018

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Rank #5: Italian listening - Francesco Petrarca

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There is no Italian student who does not know Francesco Petrarca: together with Dante and Boccaccio, Petrarca is one of the founding fathers of the Italian language. And you, do you know him? Listen to the podcast to learn more about this poet!

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Jul 31 2018

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Rank #6: Italian listening - Francesco De Gregori

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Let's continue our journey to discover Italian culture by getting to know another Italian artist more closely. Today's podcast is about the singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori: as always, listen to the podcast to learn more and then try to answer the questions!

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Apr 02 2019

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Rank #7: Italian listening - Lo chiamavano Trinità

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We finish the year 2018 with a Italian spaghetti western classic film, with one of the pairs of actors who entertained Italians for a long time: Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Dec 18 2018

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Rank #8: Italian listening - La festa della mamma

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Last year we saw when and how Father's Day is celebrated in Italy. In today's podcast we see instead what is the day dedicated to celebrating the figure of the mother in the Bel Paese. Listen to the podcast and answer the questions!

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May 08 2018

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Rank #9: Italian listening - La Fiat 600

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Sometimes the symbols of a country are not represented by famous people. Instead, they are often objects, monuments. Today we are talking about one of the symbols of Italy: a car. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Mar 13 2018

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Rank #10: Italian listening - Giorgio Armani

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If you ask someone to summarize Italy in a few words, you will hear "food", "art", "history" and ... "fashion". Today we talk about one of the most famous and most powerful stylists in the world. No need to introduce him, but keep reading and listen to the podcast to learn more about Giorgio Armani!

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Jul 17 2018

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Rank #11: Italian listening - Il traforo del Monte Bianco

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Roads are undoubtedly necessary, but sometimes they can cause contrasts. Today we are talking about a project that has improved the Italian road network but that has also triggered many criticisms: read and listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jul 24 2018

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Rank #12: Italian listening - La Fenice

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We have already talked a bit about Venice and its emblems in another podcast. In today's one, we will discover another peculiarity of the city, a symbol that has one of the most aptly names one can imagine. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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May 15 2018

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Rank #13: Italian listening - Il David di Michelangelo

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The artist's genius, the attention to detail and the majesty of the work have made it one of the most famous statues in the world: in today's podcast we talk about Michelangelo's David, symbol of Florence. Have you ever seen it? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Sep 04 2018

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Rank #14: Italian listening - Cristo si è fermato a Eboli

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Let's continue talking about Italian writers with one of the post-war protagonists. Carlo Levi was able to witness the inadequacy and the sense of inferiority of a part of Italy. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Nov 20 2018

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Rank #15: Italian listening - L'incendio alla ThyssenKrupp

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Today's podcast is about a sad episode that took place just over ten years ago, in Turin, but which still today leaves dismay and disbelief in the hearts of Italian people. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Dec 04 2018

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Rank #16: Italian listening - Checco Zalone

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We continue to talk about new characters from the entertainment world. After Sorrentino, I tell you about another young talent, with slightly different characteristics. Have you ever heard of Checco Zalone? Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Jun 05 2018

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Rank #17: Italian listening - La nascita della Lamborghini

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Beautiful cars are part of the images that jump in your head when you think of Italy. We don't mean just Ferrari, but also other historical models: in today's podcast we are talking about one of these four-wheeled Italian myths. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Oct 30 2018

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Rank #18: Italian listening - La bella Fantaghirò

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There are films with which we grow and their memory accompanies us even during adulthood. This happened to me with the TV series Fantaghirò: have you ever heard of it? Listen to the podcast to find out more! 
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Sep 18 2018

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Rank #19: Italian listening - Roberto Benigni

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The cheerful "Buongiorno principessa!" echoes in the memory of Italians whenever we think of Benigni. Benigni is however an artist so multifaceted that his value can not be reduced only to the film "Life is beautiful". Listen to the podcast to learn more about this incredible Italian man!

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Oct 23 2018

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Rank #20: Italian listening - Cristoforo Colombo

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Make a great discovery because of a ... mistake! It happened to one of the best known Italian men in the world, which marked the beginning of the modern age. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Oct 09 2018

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