st # 77 MARCH 21 , 2016 side of the page, and record a memory, a funny story, a sad story, any story that captures the Italian-American experience. All recorded stories will be considered for inclusion in our “Storytelling Segment.” We do this because we know that stories, and the sharing of those stories, are what keep a culture alive, connected, and conscious of where it has been. Only this way can we know where we come from, and only this way will our descendants, in turn, know from where they come. morning in my mother’s kitchen, baking traditional Italian cookies in preparation for the holiday. The episode has been a favorite among listeners, and Anthony and I feel this is because it strikes a deep chord in their hearts, reminding them of their own families, or the way their families once were, or the way they would like their families to be. It is an episode bursting with the true essence of what it means to be Italian American. 58 | WE THE ITALIANS www.wetheitalians.com A very important aspect of our show is the “Storytelling Segment” included at the end of each episode. This is where we air the recorded stories of our family members, telling about Italy or about being Italian American. It is also a place where we invite our listeners to share their own stories. Everyone, including readers of We the Italians, is invited to visit our website (italianamericanpodcast.com) and click the “Tell Your Story” button on the right-hand Anthony and I truly seek to create a large, expansive community of Italian Americans, joined under the banner of honoring our heritage, what it has given us, and how it contributes to who we are as individuals. You can subscribe to our podcast here http://bit.ly/TIAPpodcast, and also join our mailing list, and we’ll let you know each time we publish a new episode. We hope you will join us. Dai nostri cuori a vostri. From our hearts to yours.