Episode 17: La Bella Lingua with Dianne Hales

Summary: Hosts Sara, Jessica and Michelle talk about Italians discovering the brain’s “guilt” spot, the Italian press panning Eat Pray Love, and we speak with author Dianne Hales about her love affair with the Italian language.

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Special Guest:

Dianne Hales@becomingitalian on Twitter, is an award-winning journalist and author. She has a thousand articles in national publications, including Family Circle, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Woman’s Day. She is also the author of La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Language. Dianne’s main site is Becoming Italian, and her blog is Becoming Italian Word by Word.

Mentioned by Dianne in the podcast:

  • LearnItalianPod.com language podcast
  • Her new book, La Bella Storia, which she’s currently working on

Eye on Italy Angolo d’Italiano:

colpa – senso di colpa – colpevole

  • guilt – feelings of guilt – guilty / your fault

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