Born in Leipzig in 1977, Trincia graduated with a degree in African Languages and Literature from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
In 2005 he began working as a freelance journalist for newspapers such as La Stampa, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Panorama, Vanity Fair, Die Welt and The Independent. In 2009 he participated as a correspondent in “Le Iene” (Italia 1), with reportages that won him the Ilaria Alpi Award in 2010 and 2013. In 2014, he was correspondent for “Servizio pubblico” (La7) and “Announo” (La7), and in 2016 he hosted “LUPI” (Nove) and “Mai più bullismo” (Rai 2). A year later, in 2017, he co-hosted with Valentina Petrini the program “Cacciatori” (Nove).
In 2017, he brought the serial podcast format to Italy, and today he is the creative director of Chora Media, the first Italian podcast company. With “Veleno” [“Poison”], a serialized investigation into the infamous case of a satanic cult in the Bassa Modenese, he transformed the podcast market, becoming one of the most followed and imitated podcasters in Italy. In 2022, he released for Spotify Il dito di dio [The Finger of God], a documentary podcast about the Costa Concordia shipwreck 10 years after the fact.