Federico Taddia, born in Pieve di Cento in 1972, is an author and radio and television host, who in 2004 was awarded the Premio 'Alberto Manzi' for education communication. He created and presented "Screensaver" on Rai Tre, "L'Altrolato" on Radio2 and "Pappappero" on Radio24. He currently writes and presents the television programme "Nautilus" – which as everyday at 9pm on Rai Scuola – and the weekly Radio24 show "L'altra Europa", which, through news and eyewitness accounts, aims to offer a" warm and personalised portrait" of Europe and Europeans. He has worked with Fiorello both in writing and on the programme "DiMartedì", he writes for the weekly newspaper "Topolino" and the daily "La Stampa". He created and edits the Editoriale Scienza series 'Teste Toste', which started as an annual review of lectures from University professors to an audience aged under 14. In 2013, he was awarded the Premio Andersen for the best children's popular science series.
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