For just over 100 years, Unico National has been dedicated to the ideal of “Service Above Self”.  And, the nation’s largest Italian American service organization also happens to be the place where our very own Pat O’Boyle got his start in the Italian American community! That’s right… before he was the “Italian American Wikipedia” he was the Unico N...

In January of 2023, more than 100 young, active Italian Americans between the ages of 21 and 35, gathered together in Sunrise, Florida for our inaugural Italian American Future Leaders Conference.  This year, we set out to live up to the incredible success that was the first IAFL, and the reviews are in and it looks like we exceeded all expectation...

Everyone knows the song about Christmas in Hawaii, but why spend the holiday with sun and sand when you can have pesce and paisans when you celebrate Christmas the Italian American way? We hope you enjoy “We All Say Buon Natale”… an Italian American Christmas song made just for us! Wishing you all a very "Buon Natale" from the Italian American Podc...

Mark your calendars and clear your schedules because the Italian American Future Leaders (IAFL) Annual Conference is just around the corner, and it’s going to be another unforgettable event! Apply here. Application deadline is December 8, 2023. The Second Annual IAFL Conference (IAFL2) will take place from January 12-15, 2024, once again held in Su...

Because this is the final episode of Italian American Heritage Month, we thought we’d gather the Famiglia and share the stories of the “Italian Heritage Heroes” who inspire each of us, except… we never quite got to that! When Dolores, Rossella, John, and Pat reunite in person and around the table for the first time in a long time, and 3/4 of the gr...

Happy Italian American Heritage Month Paesani!!! We’re kicking off our favorite month of the year with a good old-fashioned “Power Hour” roundtable, with Rossella, Pat, and John catching up on how they’ve spent the first few weeks in a month filled with Italian American Pride! We’re discussing the galas, gatherings, and get-togethers that we’ve all...

As Italian Heritage Month continues, I would like to recognize a Jersey guy that is making a significant contribution to our culture: Patrick O’Boyle. Yeah, the name. I know. Stick with me. I paid homage to Patrick a few years ago on my other blog for his contributions. Since then, he has continued to bring important topics to light and is working...

Every September for the past ninety-seven years, thousands upon thousands descend on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s venerable Little Italy for “a festa ‘e tutte ‘e feste”—“The Feast of All Feasts”… the eleven-day celebration that is the Feast of San Gennaro! This year, the Italian American Podcast is celebrating the Patron Saint of Napoli- and one...

When most people think of Italian America, they probably think of the many famous East Coast Italian enclaves, but we've come to learn that some of the finest fruits of Italian influence in American life actually exist well off the beaten path. And few places we've visited, if any, bring the story of Italian immigration to life quite like Tontitown...

Trying something new, organizers hosted their first-ever live Italian American Podcast (IAP) Sunday evening at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, New York. Braving the unpleasant weather, a large crowd turned out to watch John, Rosella and Pat do their immensely popular show in person. In addition to their usual didactic cacophony, the IAP h...