For years we’ve been searching for an idyllic Italian American village where we might find the perfect spot to recreate the Italian American neighborhood life we all long for, and this week, we’ve literally hit the Big Time! In this week’s episode, we discuss our recent trip to Pennsylvania’s Slate Belt borough of Roseto, a historically Italian Ame...

Even though we at the Italian American Podcast spend A LOT of time together, every once in a while, our adventures around Italian American life take us to distinct destinations. Like any group of best buds, we look forward to reuniting and catching up, so this time, we thought we would share that conversation with you! In this week’s episode, John,...

For over 50 years the proud members of the Italian American St. Joseph Society have been marching through the streets of New Orleans in celebration of St. Joseph’s Day… and this incredible event might just be the BEST Italian American weekend in the nation (think Mardi Gras… but for Italian Americans). So grab your fanciest red clothes, because the...

In recognition of International Women's Month in March, COPOMIAO will once again present a series of "Donna Distinta" awards to women of Italian descent who have made indelible contributions to our community. Our first award goes to Brooklyn’s own Rossella Rago, a celebrity chef, author and social media influencer who has deftly promoted her nonna'...

While "Greetings From Italian America" often takes us to the far-flung corners of the country in search of the uniquely Italian American side of the United States, this time we're staying close to home in the gorgeous little town of Westfield, NJ. This hotbed of Italian culture is often noted for its perfect mix of suburban charm and urban creativi...

Some time ago, while counting the number of interviews published, I realized that I was approaching the three hundredth, and that keeping the current pace I would get there with the second to be published in February 2023. That's why I'm so glad that the 300th interview of We the Italians is this one. Because it is truly one of the most important a...

EPISODE 250. The trio get together for a milestone of a podcast. They talk about the difference from Episode 1 until now, recap the weekend in Florida for the first ever Italian American Future Leaders Conference, and sit down with many special guests from the conference who helped achieve in what hopes to be a historic weekend in Italian-American...

For many of us who are active in the Italian American community, there exists a common, existential fear, a constant refrain that can be heard at Lodge meetings and Sunday dinners alike… “The young people aren’t interested in being Italian!” But we decided to challenge this terrifying assumption by providing an opportunity for Italian America’s mos...

Christmastime in Italy (and, of course, in Italian America) wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of the Presepio, the lovingly crafted Nativity Scene. And for centuries, generations of artisans in the city of Napoli have been heralded for creating the world’s finest Presepi. But, in the heart of Brooklyn’s famed Dyker Heights neighborhood, th...

Join us Sunday, December 4th at 2pm at Watchung Booksellers (54 Fairfield Street in Montclair) as we celebrate the launch of Rossella Rago's newest book Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia, followed by an exclusive Q&A session with the author herself, book signing, and FREE food tasting from da Pepo in Montclair. RSVP Here. Host of...