The BitterSweet Life

The BitterSweet Life

Bittersweet Moment #79: Moving Abroad during a Pandemic (with Gabriela Proietti)

Moving abroad is already a daunting experience at the best of times. Imagine doing it during a...

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Episode 336: Silver Linings

As devastating as this pandemic has been, to our lives, our loved ones, and our livelihoods, is...

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Bittersweet Moment #78: Grave-robbing Artists? (with Jennifer Dasal)

It's a much-told legend that Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci used to rob graves in order to...

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Episode 335: Art Curious (with Jennifer Dasal)

Is the Mona Lisa at the Louvre fake? Was impressionist painter Claude Monet a radical? And was...

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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...

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Episode 334: Voting from Home and Abroad

Ready or not, election season is upon us! And it's never been easier for Americans living abroad...

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Bittersweet Moment #76: Smoke and Good News!

Katy, and all of our fellow-West Coast listeners, are seeing massive tracts of their states...

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Episode 333: Numbers

From lucky and unlucky numbers to numbers that make almost magical equations, from significant...

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Bittersweet Moment #75: Exploring Pompeii

Pompeii, an entire ancient city preserved exactly as it was when it was covered in lava and ash...

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Episode 332: How We Live Now (with Bill Hayes)

Daily life during a devastating pandemic—something nearly no one alive has ever experienced...

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Bittersweet Moment #74: More Questions!

Monday's Conversation Starters episode just didn't cover all the things we want to know about...

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Episode 331: Conversation Starters

Whether you're looking for a great question to break the ice on a first date or just want to get...

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Bittersweet Moment #73: Mail Bag

When our listeners reach out to us to share how we've inspired them, delighted them, challenged...

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Episode 330: America Grounded

A record number of Americans—42%—now hold passports (up from 27% in 2007) but much...

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Bittersweet Moment #72: A Long Way to Italy

Tiffany is 19 and desperate to meet up with her boyfriend in Italy in the final weeks of summer...

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Episode 329: Expat Move Time Warp (with Stephanie Fuccio)

The uncertainty of the expat life is magnified by life during a devastating global pandemic. But...

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Bittersweet Moment #71: Looking for the Little Things

A lot of us are walking more these days, in some cases, around and around the same neighborhood....

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Episode 328: Summer Game: This or That?

Sometimes you just need to tune out the cacophony of terrifying news and the anxiety over an...

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Bittersweet Moment #70: A Birthday Revelation

On a magical summer evening in Rome to celebrate her birthday, Tiffany has a sudden revelation....

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Episode 327: Rome's New Normal?

Is Rome back to normal? Is that "new normal" what we expected it to be? This week's topic was...

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