Buona Festa del Papà, Paesani!
A Happy Father’s Day to every Dad, Papà, Nonno, Father-in-Law, and any special guy out there!
There’s no blessing like having an Italian American father — this week our moderator, John M. Viola, is turning his microphone on his very own Italian American dad, Vincent, when he sits down with him for a special Father’s Day interview.
Vinnie Viola, as he’s known to those who know him best, has a pretty interesting life story to share. In this week’s episode, our faithful moderator will take the opportunity to share his father with our show’s faithful listeners.
They’ll discuss his early life in an Italian enclave in Brooklyn, New York, what he experienced growing up in a house full of extended Italian famiglia, and how the sport of pigeon mumbling taught him valuable lessons that would play a role in his later success.
Father and son will discuss his life as an Italian American at the United States Military Academy at West Point, his early days on Wall Street, the Italian Americans who mentored him along the way, and why he puts family above all else.
They’ll also share some family stories, and insights into Vinnie’s favorite Italian foods and friends in this very intimate look at the most Italian American topic of all…. The love of family!
Join us for an incredibly personal episode of the Italian American Podcast, and get to know this father and son a little better than before!