The show, released in weekly 15/20 minute episodes, covers the history of the Italian peninsula from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, through the unification of Italy in 1861 to the present day.
This is an equal part interesting and fun podcast to listen to talking about the roots of Italian history beginning thousands of years ago before the modern conception of Italian unification. The podcast is knowledgable and enthusiastic.
Incredibly fun and informative podcast that covers Italy from the fall of the Western Roman Empire onwards. Filled with just enough wit to keep it lively and paced beautifully to move it along, it's one of my favorites. (I'm hoping he'll eventually, after running through the overall history, maybe go back to individual regions or cities and dig more into them since they ALL have a lot of history that's unique and fascinating.)
Oh, and don't miss the little skits at the end. They're funny and adorable.