Nearly 65 years ago, on the night of July 25, 1956, the SS Andrea Doria, the pride of the Italian Line and a symbol of Italy’s burgeoning post-war recovery, approached the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts at the end of a foggy eighth day of a nine-day voyage to America. Suddenly, a passage that had been called the “Sunny Southern Route” turned int...

It’s Part 2 of our two-part episode exploring one of the most unique chapters in Italian American history as we sit down with author Don Capria to explore the life and times of Mafia boss and Italian American community leader Joseph Colombo, founder of the Italian American Civil Rights League. Picking up right where we left off, Capria will take us...

Exactly 50 years ago this week, on Monday, June 28, 1971, one of the more bizarre chapters in Italian American history unfolded in New York City’s Columbus Circle, as tens of thousands of people gathered for the second annual Italian American Unity Day!   On this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re joined by Don Capria, author of...

The Italian Consulate General in SF has the great pleasure to share the 6 episodes of the podcast "Letters to Italy" created and directed by Sara Marinelli for Comites SF. The project was funded by the Directorate General for Italians Abroad of the Italian MFA. The stories told in the podcast regard the impact of Covid 19 on the Italian Community o...

For many Italian American families, the quest to unearth family histories often appears to be a daunting task.  But, in this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re joined by an Italian genealogist who wants you to set aside your anxieties at the one place on earth created solely to reconnect members of the Italian diaspora with their...

When we think about the Italian American experience, our mind floods with images of parents and grandparents, traditions passed on through time with the family, and a multi-generational story that plays out over a lifetime of shared memories. But, how do we best pass on the story of a loved one who we have lost? In this week’s episode, we meet Mich...

It is on air the first podcast episode of 'This is What a Generation Sounds Like' - a series by the The European Podcast, Are We Europe, and Allianz Kulturstiftung. A list of well-selected stories from the outskirts of Europe, narrated from the perspective of young European citizens. The first commissioned story is proudly Italian and specifically...

For many Americans, the gradual reopening of the country means more time out of doors, the slow return to gyms, and the chance to take a good look at how we’ve been treating our bodies during the many months we’ve spent, for the most part, indoors. But why weren’t we examining our indoor environments this way before the pandemic?  This week’s guest...