What have you been doing doing your time in “lockdown”? We here at the Italian American Podcast have been doing what we do best– working on being as unabashedly Italian American as possible! Seeing as a big part of the Italian American identity is drawing from the interactions we have with friends, family and fellow paesani, more than two months in...

In this week’s episode, we’re wrapping up our two-part look at the Northern Italian impact on Italian American life by criss-crossing these great United States to discover Northern Italian enclaves from California to Idaho and everywhere in between! Our special guest, and Northern Italy expert, Robert Allegrini, takes us on a tour across the countr...

We tend to focus a lot on our Southern Italian roots here at the Italian American Podcast, but today we’re asking…  “What’s up North?” This week’s episode is the first in a two-part series featuring special guest and Northern Italy expert Robert Allegrini, the honorary consul of San Marino in Chicago, where we will dig into a history of the contrib...

In times like these, our rituals are what keep us connected to “normal” life, and no ritual is more universal than a good cup of coffee. In this week’s episode, Elisabeth Cardiello of Caffè Unimatic and Brave Conversations Over Coffee shows us how this ubiquitous beverage can have rippling effects in our homes and in our communities. Elisabeth shar...

Have the weeks of quarantine got you a little stir crazy?  Well, it’s time to… SNAP OUT OF IT, because the Italian American Podcast is bringing you a little something extra this week! Welcome to our inaugural Italian American Podcast Movie Watch-Along! In this new offering, we’ll take the classics of Italian American film and present them to you wi...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Good morning everyone, I hope you're alright, as well as your families and friends. This is the second editorial I write in quarantine. These are difficult times for everyone. Italy and the United States, the two countries to which I belong, those who gave born to We the Italians, th...

Video: https://youtu.be/M9oLy3MNhc8 April 15 2020 Roma, Italy

Buona Pasquetta Everybody!!!  Today is Easter Monday or “Little Easter”… a day that, in Italy, represents a chance to celebrate the arrival of the Easter Season with friends and family, picnics and parties, and a second go at the leftover delicacies that every Italian family makes with pride in preparation for Easter Sunday. And speaking of those c...

How are all our Paesani out there holding up in quarantine?  Is everyone keeping busy? Got enough to eat?  What’s in your stockpile? If you’re Italian, you’ve probably been preparing for a quarantine your whole life without even knowing it! In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, this week’s episode will introduce the new normal here at the Italia...

Discovering your past lays out a road map for your future! In this week’s episode, we’ll prove that while reconstructing your family history might take effort, the rewards are priceless! Podcast co-host Anthony Fasano asked the gang to get together to share their first-hand experiences discovering family history, and how seeking out and finding his...