Exploring Greek Heritage, Connecting Greeks Podcast

Exploring Greek Heritage, The Connecting Greeks Podcast

Introducing the "Connecting Greeks Podcast," a captivating audio and video series dedicated to celebrating and exploring the rich cultural heritage, history, and experiences of individuals of Greek descent worldwide.

Each episode of the "Connecting Greeks Podcast" features engaging conversations, thought-provoking interviews, and insightful storytelling, all centred around the diverse narratives and contributions of Greeks and Philhellenes across the globe. From personal anecdotes to deep dives into Greek history and traditions, this podcast offers listeners a multifaceted glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of Greek culture. The podcast hosts are Angelo Tsarouchas, Fotios Stamos, and Ari Kalos.

Listeners can expect to hear from a wide range of guests, including prominent figures, community leaders, artists, scholars, and everyday individuals with unique perspectives and experiences to share. Topics covered may include Greek cuisine, music, literature, art, mythology, diaspora experiences, and much more.

Whether you're a proud Greek, a Philhellene eager to learn more about Greek culture, or simply someone with a passion for storytelling and cultural exploration, the "Connecting Greeks Podcast" offers something for everyone. Tune in to join the conversation, deepen your understanding of Greek heritage, and be inspired by the voices and stories of the global Greek community.

Exploring Greek Heritage, The Connecting Greeks Podcast
The podcast hosts (left/right) Fotios Stamos Angelo Tsarouchas, Ari Kalos.

Meet the hosts of the Connecting Greeks Podcast

Angelo Tsarouchas is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He's known for his larger-than-life personality and humour that often revolves around his Greek heritage and experiences growing up in Canada. Tsarouchas has appeared in various comedy specials, television shows, and movies, gaining recognition for his distinctive style and comedic delivery. He has performed at comedy clubs and festivals worldwide, showcasing his talent for making audiences laugh with his unique perspective on life. Has appeared on hit TV shows such as “Mad Men,” “Sullivan and Son,” and “Blue Mountain State.” He headlines worldwide and has been touring with Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show.” Most recently, he just finished filming his latest one-hour comedy special to a sold-out audience in Athens, Greece. He also appeared at this year's Just For Laughs Festival. Funny and approachable, this native Canadian currently lives in Los Angeles.

Ari Kalos has been working professionally in the internet and digital media arena for over 20 years. Starting out as the webmaster for a financial institution, he was the youngest recipient of a Technocrat Award in the history of the prestigious publication Banker & Tradesman. It was during this time that he started his own Greek social media web startup, which, over 10 years, was funded in 2010 and then sold in 2012. Ari then moved on to EF Education and developed educational travel websites for EF – the largest educational travel company in the world. He next moved on to a $100 million internet entertainment startup, iCast.com, which was an entertainment company dealing with music and movies. iCast was one of the first companies to develop social media applications and offer social media services. Ari was a producer for the music channel, and he dealt with developing services for artists and their record labels. Next, Ari worked as an interactive project manager for RDVO, Inc., a multi-award-winning interactive agency that includes clients such as Microsoft, Gillette, the Boston Red Sox, and many Fortune 500 companies. His last corporate position was the Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Manager for global staffing agency Aquent, LLC, located in Boston’s Back Bay.

Fotios “Frank” Stamos heritage and career in sales, marketing, and hospitality are the foundation for his chosen path and career in the wine industry. After graduating from Boston College in 1997, Frank worked as a public relations and event director for a Chicago-based magazine. He then accepted a sales position with a major wine importing company devoted to marketing and developing wines from Greece, beginning a decade in the wine industry as beverage manager of Legal Sea Foods, the nation’s largest privately owned restaurant group, and as a brand representative for Stellar Imports, importer of fine Greek wines. In 2003, Stamos was named general manager and beverage director for Boston’s premier Greek restaurant, Meze Estiatorio in Charlestown, MA. There, he achieved national acclaim for developing the country’s first and only all-Greek wine list, which was lauded in Wine Spectator, Ritz-Carlton magazine, and numerous Boston-based magazines. In 2014, Stamos put his wine passion into his first wine shop in North Andover, MA, called The Cork Stop. The wine boutique features a stock that is personally curated by Stamos and offers private wine tastings at people’s homes with the vintners themselves whenever possible. He also offers educational wine seminars on and off-site. In addition, Stamos is a partner of AtTheGreekTable, which is a joint venture with culinary expert and Chef Paul Delios and is devoted to preserving and promoting Greece’s food and wine culture while introducing food enthusiasts to contemporary Greek recipes. Frank is also a published author for his wine pairings in the AtTheGreekTable cookbook.

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes and be sure to subscribe to the "Connecting Greeks Podcast" on your favourite podcast platform, never to miss an episode. Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery, connection, and celebration of all things Greek!

Check out the latest podcast where the Connecting Greeks team sat down with acclaimed photographer Nick Bourdaniotis to discuss his life, his work, and what the Hellenic culture means to him. Through his amazing artistic photographic eye, Nick is one of the great promoters of Hellenism and we were happy to discuss all things Greek with him. Join us!

The Connecting Greeks Podcast with Nick Bourdaniotis
GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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