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, amongst the others, the tv and radio shows Screensaver, Nautilus and Terza pagina on Rai; L'Altrolato and Monolocale on Radio2; Pappappero, L'Altra Europa and Terra in vista on Radio24. He currently works both with Fiorello, the tv programme DiMartedì, the daily La Stampa and the comic strip newspaper Topolino; he also conducts with Matteo Bussola the weekly Radio24 show I Padrieterni. 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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