After a long hiatus (we were super, super busy), we are back with a podcast catching you up on everything that’s been happening since we last broadcast.

Have a subject you’d like us to cover, let us know in the comments.

Topics we cover:

  Our experience being actors in August

Catch Up Italian Style
Our ugly beards!

  How we had to grow our beards out in the middle of a heatwave in August

  Our experience on set and the characters we played

  How hot it was on set

  Why we got to name our characters with our real names

 

 

 

  Paul’s family from the Fresno California area that visited

  How Paul’s uncle refused to come back to Italy when he was 16 and instead went to Chicago and then Fresno, where he settled and had kids.  Michael is his grandson

  How his cousin did come back to Italy eventually for an arranged marriage

  How many of the Terlizzi descendants still live in the Fresno area

  And the other areas they have settled as well

  How all immigrants tend to settle in the same area

  Our visitors from Israel

  What Israelis are like as guests

  A funny story the grandfather of the group told us relating to his name being Jesus

  Our friend John Herbst visiting from NYC

  The skit that John always compares our podcast to:

  The group who came with the charity we donate to every year, Family Equality

  Why we believe you should use Google Maps, NOT GPS when traveling in Italy

  All the industries smartphones have destroyed, watches, digital cameras, notebooks, calendars, GPS units, maps, etc.

  Our friends Sarah and Erwin from Brussels who visit us every year

  Patrick Brunner our friend from NYC and LA who visited us, and how he had a very hard time getting here for over a year

  Our other regular guests, Angel and John from Boston who came with their group of friends

• How Paul drove them around to some different and off-the-beaten-path places in Puglia and to the Amalfi coast

  Some sights to avoid in Puglia

  How we can customize tours for you when you come visit

  Our friend Matt who also came to visit his husband Chantry at the end of their honeymoon

  Our culinary tour that we had this year

  And our new culinary tour for May 2018.  If you’d like more information, check it out here

  Our friend Daniel Miller and his crew that came to visit

  Paul’s quick vacation to San Diego to see his daughter Nikki

  How he got to go fishing with Nikki and Matt (her fiancé). If you’re in the San Diego area and want to have a great fishing experience, look him up here.

  How Puglia is not great about tasting and wine tours, but quite a few guest this year had really great experiences and the local wineries

  Paul had quick trip to Paris and all the amazing food he had there and brought back, especially the blood sausage

  Paul’s love of the food stands and flea markets in Paris

  The group of Hungarians that came to finish off the season

  How Hungarian is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn (a point covered in my 3-Point Thursday Newsletter. Sign up to get it below!)

  The good times to visit us, especially if you are only looking for a room or two

  How great the end of September and October is in Puglia, almost like a second spring

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You might think growing up in a small town in Texas wouldn’t prepare you to live the Italian lifestyle. But in many ways — the family values, the small town culture, the love of food — is very similar to what you’ll find in Italian culture. In fact, I expect it’s pretty universal. Having been married to an Italian for 20 years, it’s been fun to learn and explore the rich Italian culture and share it with you.

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