We here at the Italian American Podcast have spent eight years and 288 episodes exploring the ins and outs of what it means to be an American descendent of the Italian diaspora… but have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the offspring of Italian immigrants from a little further afield? For two of our loyal listeners who tune in each week from the land down under, listening to us inspired their own attempt to answer the question: What does it mean to be an Italian Australian?
In this week’s episode, brother and sister duo Lukas and Josie D’Aqui join us to share their vision for an exciting new project: The Italian Australian Podcast!
Inspired by our very own show, the Italian Australian Podcast seeks to teach listeners about the nuances of Italian Australian history, life, and culture.
We welcome the D’Aqui siblings onto the show to discuss how Italian Australian life compares to our own, explore the cuisine of Italians in Australia, and look at how Italian immigration to Australia was influenced, in part, by restrictive immigration quotas enacted by the United States government during the 1920s. We talk about how Italian Australian culture is still evolving, and where a project like the Italian Australian Podcast might impact its future.
Join us as we get to know new friends who are setting out to bring this conversation to the million-plus Australians of Italian descent!
This episode is sponsored by Mediaset Italia.