As August begins to creep into September, families everywhere are preparing for winter by gathering together to partake in a much-loved Italian American tradition… gather the whole famiglia as we take your through the history and how-tos of the art of tomato jarring! This New World fruit has become the staple of Italian and Italian American cuisine...

In this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re presenting part three of our “Conversations on Columbus” series exploring the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus, and this week we’re examining the major accusations which Columbus’ critics charge him with. We’ll begin with an examination of when and how Columbus’ reputation began t...

In this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re picking up with Part Two of our “Conversations on Columbus” series exploring the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus and we’re starting right from the beginning! As we set out to find truth in the current debates around the famed Genovese navigator, we’re seeking to understand just w...

In this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re setting out to tackle an issue that has been at the forefront of conversations surrounding the Italian American identity in the 21st Century. This issue is one that hits at the heart of our national mythology for Americans of all ethnicities — the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus....

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… gelato? Or is it ice cream? And what’s the difference anyway? How about we find out? In this week’s episode, we’re celebrating “National Ice Cream Day” with a look at how Italians all over the world have influenced that frozen treat we all know and love. From Ancient Rome to Marco Polo, from Sicily, to Engla...

For millions of Americans, hope springs eternal every April when baseball returns!  In this craziest of years, fans of the national pastime are gearing up for the first-ever July opening in baseball history. We’re so excited to have baseball back that in this week’s episode our entire team is taking YOU “out to the ballgame” with our special guest,...

We have all learned about America’s Founding Fathers… but what about our “Founding Padres?” In celebration of Independence Day, we’re taking a look at Philip Mazzei, the Italian physician, winemaker, and philosopher whose close friendship with Thomas Jefferson inspired the phrase “all men are created equal” and other doctrines he added into the Dec...

Buona Festa del Papà, Paesani! A Happy Father’s Day to every Dad, Papà, Nonno, Father-in-Law, and any special guy out there! There’s no blessing like having an Italian American father — this week our moderator, John M. Viola, is turning his microphone on his very own Italian American dad, Vincent, when he sits down with him for a special Father’s D...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends, I hope you are well in these difficult times, when as if the coronavirus were not enough, the incomprehensible, unjustifiable and very wrong attacks on the statues of Columbus have arrived. On We the Italians I'm publishing all the updates: every day there are about 10 articles abo...

Almost 900 years ago, there existed a land where peoples of all cultures, creeds and colors lent their talents to the building of a nation at the forefront of science, art and civic life.  It was a kingdom in the sun… an island at the center of the world.  That nation was the Norman Kingdom of Sicily, and in this week’s episode, renowned historian...