Synopsis

Join an American couple as they unplug from life as scientists and move to a small farm in rural Italy. We'll share what we've learned - usually as a result of some sort of misstep - as we get to work on our little organic vineyard, olive grove, and farm. The area around the farm is breathtaking, the people are friendly, and life there is amazing.

Episodes

  • #36 – Welcome to Spring on the Farm!

    #36 – Welcome to Spring on the Farm!

    02/05/2016 Duration: 42min

    Primavera! In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to have people come and visit, give (another) update on the (never ending) landscaping project, and argue about who’s worse at speaking Italian. Plus a bonus segment: FAKE LISTENER EMAIL!

  • #35 – Greetings from Arizona!

    #35 – Greetings from Arizona!

    10/01/2016 Duration: 39min

    This episode comes from Mesa, Arizona – we’re in the US in advance of Bob’s book launch! This week, we share a lesson learned from a recent dinner party, share some key differences between grocery stores in Italy and the States, and talk about our problem child / dog, Princess Buttercup. Plus some shout outs to you all!

  • #34 – Of Nuns and (Non) Italian Food

    #34 – Of Nuns and (Non) Italian Food

    01/01/2016 Duration: 50min

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We’ve struck the friend and food gold mine: a convent in our little town that serves delicious meals every day AND nuns that are as nice as can be. Plus, we talk about how we’re navigating our hankering for non-Italian food. We also talk a bit about the 2015 grape harvest… trying to talk some of you into helping out this year.

  • #33 – Sweet Summer on the Farm

    #33 – Sweet Summer on the Farm

    27/12/2015 Duration: 41min

    Bob and G recap their first full summer on the farm – time with lots of visitors to Tutto Doppio, trips near (Frasassi caverns) and far (Venice; okay, not that far), and the big landscaping project that seems to never end.

  • #32 – The Poetry of Bureaucracy and Much More

    #32 – The Poetry of Bureaucracy and Much More

    27/05/2015 Duration: 39min

    Bob and G share a bit of what it’s like to go to an Italian wedding, tour the amazing borgo of Abbadia di Fiastra (and wolf down BBQ Italian style), and revel in the poetry of identity cards courtesy of our little town. Plus a special listener e-mail about what it’s like to be filmed by German TV!

  • #31 – Spring on the Farm

    #31 – Spring on the Farm

    23/05/2015 Duration: 53min

    Bob and Sweet Baby G finally put in a couple of honest days’ farm work… and lived to talk about it. We share a bit about friends new and old who’ve stopped by to spend time with us. G makes Bob talk about his growing obsession with meat as well as his soon-to-be published book (The Power of Fifty Bits). Plus listener emails, and a few snorts from G!

  • #30 – Back in the Saddle!

    #30 – Back in the Saddle!

    05/03/2015 Duration: 48min

    After a long break, we’re back to some thoughts and memories of G’s mom, Addie. We also talk about the world’s best house sitters (www.travellingweasels.com), our new landscaping adventure, and how the wine is coming along. Plus, WORM SOUP!! We’re glad to be back!

  • #28 – Of Vendemmia, Vespas, and Very Tough Italian Lessons

    #28 – Of Vendemmia, Vespas, and Very Tough Italian Lessons

    24/09/2014 Duration: 27min

    This week we share a bit about our very first grape harvest (vendemmia in Italian) here at Tutto Doppio! Bob also gloats about getting his hands on a new Vespa, and we’re both wrung out having to actually speak Italian during our Italian lessons. And as a bonus, Bob revolts over two days of soup in a row.

  • #29 – Guess Who Came to Dinner… and Listener Mail!

    #29 – Guess Who Came to Dinner… and Listener Mail!

    24/09/2014 Duration: 35min

    Settle in as we talk about new friends and guests at Tutto Doppio, one of whom we met via another dog escape (not Buttercup). Also, a nice fresh plate of listener mail!

  • #27 – Psychoanalysis, Italian Style

    #27 – Psychoanalysis, Italian Style

    02/09/2014 Duration: 41min

    We didn’t record this episode laying on a couch, but other than that it’s a lot like listening in on a therapy session. We talk about surprise visitors, how great our new friends are, and things we think we’ve learned so far. If you like feelings and thoughts and reflections and dirty laundry, this one’s for you! (And if that’s not your thing, hang around for G’s melodic voice and mesmerizing laugh – that’s worth it.)

  • #26 – Were Baaaaaack!

    #26 – We're Baaaaaack!

    11/08/2014 Duration: 43min

    Well, B finally got around to editing a p-cast we’d recorded NEARLY THREE WEEKS AGO. We talk about friends who’ve come to visit, the twists and turns of applying for residency, the successful arrival of our stuff from the US of A, and how our good Italian friend earned sainthood in our eyes over the registration of our new car. We close with a song called, “Keepin’ On” by Paul Perkins. We’re back in the saddle – more to come!

  • #25 – Getting Settled, Buttercup’s Most Excellent Adventure, and MOTW

    #25 – Getting Settled, Buttercup’s Most Excellent Adventure, and MOTW

    23/07/2014 Duration: 31min

    In this week’s episode, we whine a little about all the stuff we’ve been doing to get our legs under us, share how our youngest dog made a break for the town center, and reflect on how great it is to make good Italian friends. Plus, a couple of listener emails! (Note: as we are podcasting this week’s episode from the TD terrazzo, listen up for the birds and church bells!)

  • #24 – Our First Week on the Farm… Including a Minor Disaster

    #24 – Our First Week on the Farm… Including a Minor Disaster

    14/07/2014 Duration: 37min

    This week is our first full-length episode from the Tutto Doppio farm in beautiful Le Marche… and we are starting to settle in: applying for our residency permit (ping pong style), arranging for cell phone service, renting a car, and the like. B comes clean on his big car mistake, while G is relieved at the safe arrival of the pets. We also had our first visit from the US!

  • #23 – Weve Arrived at Tutto Doppio - The Adventure Continues!

    #23 – We've Arrived at Tutto Doppio - The Adventure Continues!

    11/07/2014 Duration: 06min

    A really short episode just to say buongiorno after we arrived at our beloved farm in rural Italy! Ciao ciao!

  • #22 – Meet B’s Boys

    #22 – Meet B’s Boys

    05/07/2014 Duration: 22min

    Check out this special bonus Father’s Day podcast highlighting Bobby and Billy. They will be missed… enjoy!

  • #21 – Goodbye, US!

    #21 – Goodbye, US!

    04/07/2014 Duration: 26min

    Our final podcast from the United States includes an update on our final scramble to get everything packed, Meals of the Month, thoughts on saying good-bye, and a bit of listener e-mail. Bitter sweet, but stay tuned… soon we will be podcasting straight from the Tutto Doppio farm! P.S. Happy Independence Day, US!

  • #20 – G Struggles to Say Goodbye, Visas / Legal News, and Listener Email

    #20 – G Struggles to Say Goodbye, Visas / Legal News, and Listener Email

    10/06/2014 Duration: 40min

    This week, G grapples with saying goodbye without literally saying goodbye. We update you on our attempt to get an Italian visa, share some news about the crook who stole our money, and revel in your listener email. PLUS another special song from our friend, Amy Miller. Fun!

  • #19 – B Gets an Ear Trim, News from Italy, and Gobs of Listener Email

    #19 – B Gets an Ear Trim, News from Italy, and Gobs of Listener Email

    26/05/2014 Duration: 29min

    This week, B recovers from dermatology surgery, we share some freaky news from Italy, and respond to the avalanche of listener emails that resulted from our pitiful begging over the past couple of weeks. PLUS a special song from our friend, Amy Miller. Fun!

  • #18 – T-Minus 48 Days, B Makes a Wrong Turn, and Italy Shows Good Taste (Again)

    #18 – T-Minus 48 Days, B Makes a Wrong Turn, and Italy Shows Good Taste (Again)

    20/05/2014 Duration: 18min

    This week: good news on the house selling front, B discovers how stress can affect his sense of direction, and Kardashian / Kanye news from Italy!

  • #17 – Cutting It Close, Plan B and Life with the New Ron

    #17 – Cutting It Close, Plan B and Life with the New Ron

    13/05/2014 Duration: 21min

    With only 55 days left before The Big Move, we still haven't sold the house, and are waiting on some critical paperwork from Italy. On the upside, G's dad is is on the mend and we are enjoying quality time with Ron & Addie. This week's listener email? Total silence. Check it out!

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