When Anthony Fasano and Dolores Alfieri Taranto created The Italian American Podcast in 2015, little did they know that they were setting out to produce the first and most engaging podcast dedicated to helping Italian Americans learn about and celebrate their brilliant heritage. Their vision was simple—to chronicle the traditions and stories of the...

Linda R. Carlozzi is known to many for her stellar legal career (she’s even included on Crain’s NY’s list of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in New York City). But, to those of us in the Italian American community, her ubiquitous presence amongst the leadership of countless Italian American organizations might make one wonder exactly how this “Wonder Wom...

It’s mid-September in The Big Apple, and the air is filled with the smell of sausage and peppers and fresh frying zeppole, because ‘a festa ‘e tutte ‘e feste’—’The Festival of All Festivals’ has arrived! For eleven days each September, thousands descend on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro, and this week, Ross...

This week’s episode of the Italian American Power Hour is one for the ages, when most of the gang reassembles in New York City for the chance to spend an incredible day with America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.  Known for leading one of the most transformative eras in the history of America’s great metropolis, Mayor Giuliani sat down with us for over tw...

In this episode of the Italian American Power Hour, John scores a one-on-one interview with Marina Di Guardo, one of Italy’s best-selling authors and the mother of the most influential influencers in il bel paese!  They’ll discuss the author’s early life as a “Nordic Sicilian” and just what inspired her to become one of Italy’s most renowned writer...

For her philanthropic and humanitarian efforts, Gina Biancardi, the founder of Casa Belvedere, was invested as Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I, during an Investiture ceremony Friday evening at the Italian Cultural Center on Grymes Hill.  The Royal Order of Francis I is an Order of Chivalry established in the former Kingdom of the T...

While our immigrant forebears sat by giant radio consoles to absorb the news, music and culture of Italy, today’s Italian Americans have podcasts and, among them, one has remarkable traction. How much? Try roughly 20,000 listens per episode. Not bad for a program that’s less than four years old and the product of programmers learning the ropes as t...