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Sim Salis

Hello, this is my simple website 👋
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About 🧔🏻

Hello, this is my simple website (so I don’t have to spend too much time updating it).

I was born in Rome and worked on Comedy Central Italy as late night show correspondent, host on public radio, voice actor in Japanese anime, and pizza delivery guy with a moped. I currently work in Creative Marketing and host 2343 No BS Interviews podcast.

I founded a bunch of virtually-impossible-to-monetize idealistic companies and gathered a few millions of views with political satire videos in the early days of YouTube and OTT media (which opened the door to stuff like Comedy Central). Before actually trying to perform anything, I studied to become an Industrial Designer. I thought contemporary art theory classes were 99% bullshit, so comedy didn’t feel too far off (minus the need to take everything very seriously).

I self-produce most of my work—including commissions from broadcast networks. I write, code, record, design, edit, 3D-print (not all exceptionally, but I think I got pretty good at failing by now). I make what I need, I use what I make.

I care a lot about tech, humanities, self-awareness, empathy, community, and how those intersect/affect us.


"Metaphorically speaking, a person's ideas must be the building he lives in—otherwise there is something terribly wrong."
— Søren Kierkegaard

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Timeline 📆

  • 1986: Born in Rome, Italy.

  • 1997: First PC: Pentium MMX 266 MHz. Learning Visual Basic.

  • 1998: Got online convincing my parents to buy a U.S. Robotics 56K V90 modem (they weren't sure what it was for).

  • 1999: Started learning HTML, CSS. And English (not enough resources available in Italian).

  • 2001: Started learning Macromedia Fireworks & Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Discreet 3dsmax.

  • 2002: First coming out.

  • 2004: First Mac. Founded print and web design company 'Ensemble S.c.r.l.'.

  • 2005: Started college: Industrial Design and Architecture.

  • 2007: Veered towards humanities. Transfer to Contemporary Literature.

  • 2008: Voice actor for Japanese anime in Italian (i.e. Neon Genesis, Code

  • Geass, Gundam).

  • 2009: First 1M+ views for independent satire video. Dropped out of college, hired full time as videographire and satire author by national newspaper.

  • 2010: Started working in public radio as content strategist and creator.

  • 2011: Bombed on stage real bad. Decided to travel to the US alone and attend The Second City.

  • 2012: Digital Art Director for newspaper "Pubblico". Overviewed UX and UI of mobile and web apps.

  • 2013: Late night Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central Italy. Founded 'Improv Italia'.

  • 2015: Moved to Chicago. Back to college in the US.

  • 2016: Started hosting a 2yrs. run on public radio in Italy, from Chicago.

  • 2017: Graduated college, BA in Comedy Studies at Columbia. Hosted first Italian TV show for Discovery Networks Int'l, from Chicago.

  • 2018: Started '2343' (initially 'The Hoomanist/Hoomans')

  • 2019: Creative Marketing Manager

Now 🧔🏻🎙🇯🇵

I live in Chicago with another human and a dog who’s a wonderful person 🐕. I am focused on creating meaningful and no-bullshit projects (according to me) like the podcast 2343 No BS Interviews 🎙. Even if I know I’ll never be fluent in it, I am trying to learn a third language: Japanese 🇯🇵. I can read it, though I have no clue of what any of it means.

俎板の上の鯉。

Whatever language you may speak, you can get in touch now 👉.

Qua s’accetta tutto, pure romanesco.


P.s.

If you made it so far, you could sign up to get emails whenever I send out emails. It's not that often, and it might include pictures of my dog 🐕.

Get In Touch 👉

Use the form below or, alternatively, you can shoot me an email using yesreply (at) hoomane.org.

If I see it, I’ll reply. I’m not that fancy to ignore anyone unless I totally miss it (which does happen).

Newsletter 💌

I don’t send emails that often, so it’s a good way to stay in touch (moderately) and to avoid the tangible risk to miss any new episodes, articles, and stuff I make. If you don’t want any emails, get outta here.

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Cool 🧔🏻

It’s done! Do you want to stay in touch on Instagram or Twitter? (I rarely post and when I do it’s mostly pictures of my dog, so your timeline is safe).

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Hello 2343 Listener 🎙

Hey, Sim here, host and creator of the podcast you were looking for (more about me 🧔🏻).

2343 No BS Interviews (previously The Hoomanist/Hoomans) was a no-bullshit audio show carefully crafted to reach the audio and hosting standards of public radio.

With over 45 hours of interviews (and +45,000 editing cuts), it featured guests from Google, Pixar, The Second City, and more, intimately discussing their ideas about life.

It had great guests, great listeners, and I am really proud of it: that's why, without a chance to grow it or mantain it properly, I decided to temporarily archive the episodes and focus on new projects.

I plan to re-release the interviews in the future.

If you want to get them as soon as I do, sign up for this sporadic newsletter and I'll let you know when I republish the conversations.

Don’t worry, I don’t send more than a few emails per year (and they often include pictures of my dog).
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If you have any specific questions, you can also get in touch 👉.

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