Just a quick update to apologise for the delay in getting the episode out this week, hopefully next week we should be back on track. However I may need in this period to switch to a two episode a month schedule due to a busy work and house period.
I would like to take the opportunity to remind you to get your ticket for the intelligent speech conference which I will be speaking at. The conference will be on the 24th of April starting at 10 am Eastern USA time and 3 pm London time. You can get your tickets at the following link and be sure to use the code “Italy” when checking out.
We follow Queen Joanna of Naples as she goes through three more husbands, ever searching for the right one, but getting ambitious power grabbing insensitive men or total nut jobs until she finally settles on the one who will see her to her end. Meanwhile she will guide the kingdom of Naples through the Sicilian question, rebellions, the plague, warring bandits and the great Western schism.
We went ahead and our narrative quite a bit to have a chat with Mark Vinet of the “History of North America” podcast about the Explorer Christopher Columbus and his relationship and history with his native city of Genoa.
We talked about the location, foundation, history and geography of the city and the traces that we can find of the Explorer to this day as well as talking a bit about Genoa in the 21st-century.
Another great opportunity to have a chat with a fellow podcast about the topics our podcasts have in common.
We had a great chat with Jennifer Anton, author of the novel “Under the Light of the Italian Moon”. Here is what the book is about:
A promise keeps them apart until WW2 threatens to destroy their love forever.Fonzaso Italy, between two wars. Nina Argenta doesn’t want the traditional life of a rural Italian woman. The daughter of a strong-willed midwife, she is determined to define her own destiny. But when her brother emigrates to America, she promises her mother to never leave. When childhood friend Pietro Pante briefly returns to their mountain town, passion between them ignites while Mussolini forces political tensions to rise. Just as their romance deepens, Pietro must leave again for work in the coal mines of America. Nina is torn between joining him and her commitment to Italy and her mother. As Mussolini’s fascists throw the country into chaos and Hitler’s Nazis terrorise their town, each day becomes a struggle to survive greater atrocities. A future with Pietro seems impossible when they lose contact and Nina’s dreams of a life together are threatened by Nazi occupation and an enemy she must face alone… Gripping historical fiction based on a true story and heartbreaking real events.Spanning over two decades, Under the Light of the Italian Moon is an epic, emotional and triumphant tale of one woman’s incredible resilience during the rise of fascism and Italy’s collapse into WWII.