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Learn Italian with free podcasts. No need to attend a classroom lesson. Use LearnItalianPod.com to learn Italian when and where is most convenient for you.

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Episodes

58. Life is Like a Piano (That’s Amore!)

8/24/2014
Have you ever wanted to play a musical instrument? A tradition now for hundreds of years, the piano has heavily influenced every major style of music since its first appearance, thanks to a great Italian inventor from Padua. Let’s learn more about the history of the piano and why everyone should learn to bang out […]

Duration:00:04:33

57. The First Latin Lover (That’s Amore!)

7/27/2014
One of the most magnetic and charismatic stars of the silent era, Rudolph Valentino, once said, “People are not in love with me, but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which they paint their dreams.” This time, let’s learn more about the first “Latin Lover” while we […]

Duration:00:04:26

56. On Top of The Volcano (That’s Amore!)

7/6/2014
The word volcano originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan. It is said that Vulcan built a blacksmith workshop under Mount Etna and whenever Venus is unfaithful Vulcan grows angry and beats the red-hot metal with such a force that sparks and smoke rise up from the top of the [...]

Duration:00:04:56

55. More Popular Than Spaghetti (That’s Amore!)

6/22/2014
The air is filled with World Cup Fever, so let’s talk about a legendary Italian World Cup hero who, at the peak of his career, was said to be “more popular than spaghetti”. We’ll learn his ups and downs during his soccer career, all while we practice lots of useful Italian words and expressions that [...]

Duration:00:04:41

54. It’s All About The Glass (That’s Amore!)

6/1/2014
Italy is famous for so many delicious wines. And who knew that choosing the correct glass for your wine was such an important aspect in relishing the flavor and enjoying that moment you take that first sip. So, relax and pour yourself a glass while we practice lots of useful Italian words and expressions that [...]

Duration:00:04:21

52. At The Pinocchio’s Park (That’s Amore!)

4/20/2014
VIP Member Sara, who is studying in Siena, Italy, wrote us to tell us of a great field trip she went on to the “Parco di Pinocchio.” – She tells us, “Wow! Pinocchio is truly loved and famous in Italy and now I know why there are little Pinocchio figures being sold on every street [...]

Duration:00:04:51

51. Let’s Play Cards! (That’s Amore!)

4/7/2014
VIP Member Gianna just returned from Italy to visit family for the first time, and asks, “Why is it that Italians are so serious when playing cards? Every night, after dinner we played a card game called “Scopa” and it was very exciting and so competitive.” – This time, let’s learn all about Gianna and [...]

Duration:00:04:54

50. Lock Your Love Forever (That’s Amore!)

3/23/2014
The tradition of locking your love with a padlock on a bridge as a symbol of love and commitment is practiced throughout the world. No one is quite sure where this tradition has originated but love locks spring up on new bridges daily. — So, let’s learn all about this profession of love while we [...]

Duration:00:04:33

49. Aperitivo: The Italian Happy Hour (That’s Amore!)

3/9/2014
Italians, known for eating dinner quite late in the evening, call their Happy Hour “Aperitivo”. Literally, “aperitivo” is a pre-meal drink whose scope is to stimulate appetite, but in Italy it is in fact much more than that. Italians consider the time of “aperitivo” as a terrific opportunity to spend time and socialize with friends. [...]

Duration:00:05:04

48. When I Grow Up, I Want To Be… (That’s Amore!)

2/23/2014
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” – How many times have people asked you that question when you were younger? Our little friend Marco is twelve years old: when he grows up he would like to be a famous cook, and let’s certainly hope all of his goals and dreams come [...]

Duration:00:04:19

47. Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino (That’s Amore!)

2/9/2014
There’s a well loved and widely popular Italian dish that’s easy and inexpensive to make, but it’s packed with flavor and healthy ingredients. The name of the dish is “spaghetti all’aglio olio e peperoncino” (spaghetti with garlic, oil, and hot pepper). – This time, let’s learn all about one of the staple dishes of the [...]

Duration:00:04:30

46. Snow Skiing In The Desert (That’s Amore!)

1/26/2014
If you like winter sports, and skiing in particular, you know the feeling you get by skiing in a perfectly groomed ski slope. Now, imagine being able to do it in the middle of the desert. Impossible, you say? – Think again. – This time, let’s learn all about a terrific indoor snow ski resort [...]

Duration:00:04:27

45. It’s A Moon, It’s A Balloon, It’s A Mongolfiera! (That’s Amore!)

1/5/2014
Did you know that the first living astronauts in history were a sheep, a goose and a rooster? They flew in 1783 in France on board of a big hot-air balloon. So, let’s celebrate the first flight in history with living creatures on board all while we practice lots of useful Italian words and expressions [...]

Duration:00:04:22

8. The Great Idea Finder (Fame & Fortune)

9/22/2013
You are sure to “get a charge” out of this time’s lesson about the great Italian scientist Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the electric battery. Let’s learn all about one of the greatest scientist and idea finders, Alessandro Volta, and how he obtained modern day’s honor for being considered by many the true father of [...]

Duration:00:04:59

44. Summer Fun in Italy (That’s Amore!)

8/25/2013
Let’s spend a day at one of the most famous Italian water parks: Aqualandia. Located near Venice, in the Veneto region, Aqualandia is much more than a traditional water park. With its shows, activities, and extreme attractions, the park is one of Italians’ favorite summer destinations. Let’s have some terrific summer fun at the water [...]

Duration:00:04:31

43. The Pearl of The Lake (That’s Amore!)

7/30/2013
Lake Como is a magnificent lake located in the region of Lombardia, Italy about 25 miles north of Milan. Among the many noted lakeside villages, Bellagio has been a true favorite of most nobles throughout the centuries. Let’s discover why Bellagio, also known as “Pearl of the Lake”, is and has been the preferred resort [...]

Duration:00:04:15

42. Anything To Declare? (That’s Amore!)

7/15/2013
Believe it or not, once they came back from the moon, Apollo 11 astronauts had to go through customs and immigration, like regular people do. Apparently, this was done more as a fun ritual than as a requirement from the government. So, let’s discover what the Apollo 11 crew declared on their customs and immigration [...]

Duration:00:04:12

41. The Most Unusual Palio Contest (That’s Amore!)

7/9/2013
This story is really unusual. We’re quite sure that if we say the word “Palio”, your mind will immediately go to the world-famous horse race “Palio di Siena”. – Not so for the people who live in the small Italian village of Fermignano, located in the Marche region. – Fermignano is where the most unusual [...]

Duration:00:04:42

40. I Can Move, I Can Talk, I Can Walk! (That’s Amore!)

7/2/2013
This time’s story is a celebration of what is considered to be the most translated book in the history of Italian literature. With over 240 translations, “Le Avventure di Pinocchio” (The Adventures of Pinocchio) remains a world-wide classic of children’s literature. – So, let’s learn all about the life and adventures of this famous animated [...]

Duration:00:04:23

39. The Toughest Soccer Game (That’s Amore!)

6/25/2013
This time’s news is about the so-called “Calcio Storico Fiorentino” (Historical Soccer from Florence). – Invented in the 16th century as a way to keep military troops in shape while waiting to go into battle, this sport is a brutal mix of soccer, wrestling, and boxing, and it takes place every year in June in [...]

Duration:00:04:06