Greeks, the people, and the Greek community of Boston

Eleni Vidalis

We loved chatting with the one and only Eleni Vidalis! Eleni is a Greek-American television host, producer, director, activist, and comedian. She is best known for hosting The Greek Program for 25 years, heading the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of New England, and hosting Boston's Greek Independence Day Parade. We discuss her journey and where she is today, so please join us in spending time with Eleni Vidalis!

Arthur "DJ Thrilla" Markos

We got to catch up with an old friend and a pioneer of the Greek music scene that arose from Boston in the late 90s/early 00s - DJ THRILLA! Thrilla has had an interesting and diverse journey in music and we got to hear all about it on this episode of the Boston Greeks podcast. Join us!

News Anchor, Journalist, & Consultant Mike Nikitas

We had the privilege of chatting with long time news anchor, broadcaster, journalist, and media consultant Mike Nikitas. His history leading up to today has been truly fascinating, and the integrity, self-awareness, and knowledge he brings to the table is greatly appreciated! Join us as we get to know a little more about Mike Nikitas!

The Olive Tree Greek Education & Cultural Center

We had a great talk with Maria Lappas & Fay Katsanou, the founders and administrators of the wonderful Olive Tree Greek Education & Cultural Center. We learned more about the amazing program they are running for youth to learn about their culture, history, and language. Join us as we chat with Maria & Fay!

Singer Konstantinos Nazis

We had the pleasure of chatting with the great up-and-coming Greek singer Konstantinos Nazis live from Greece on the day before he embarks on his American tour! Join us in getting to know this talented young singer with us!

Frankie Stavrianopoulos

We hung out with one of the original kings of Boston nightlife - the one and only Frankie Stavrianopoulos! We discuss how he started out, the journey he took along the way, and what he's up to today. Join us as we chat with Frankie!

DJ Dimitri Soteropoulos

We sat down with the one and only DJ Dimitri Soteropoulos. As one of the most in-demand wedding DJs around, we discussed the ins and outs of what goes into creating a successful wedding event, with tips and recommendations on how to make sure you are asking the right questions and hiring the right people. Although he is a DJ, he has wonderful insight into the entire process and offers great advice. Join us!

Alpha Omega Council President Costa Sideridis

We had the pleasure of chatting with a truly inspiring figure - the Alpha Omega Council President Costa Sideridis. Costa shared with us some great insight into the Alpha Omega Council and why it is such an important tool for our Hellenic community. We are absolute fans of Alpha Omega and this interview will inspire you to learn more about it! Yasou Costa!

Taste & Art of Greece

Join us as we chat with Elaine Setas, founder of Taste and Art of Greece. Elaine runs the USA side of Taste and Art of Greece, also known as TAG. She started this business with her dear friend Stratis Vougioukas who was born and raised and still lives on the island of Lesvos where they met many years ago. With the support of their families they have built this business on love, friendship, and a desire to share all the wonderful things about Greece and Greek culture with the world!

St. Vasilios Philoptochos ‘A Wine Tour of Greece’ Webinar

Join us for an amazing and unforgettable virtual wine experience. The Urban & Greek Wine Club will be hosting a virtual wine experience in support of the charities chosen by the St. Vasilios Philoptochos, with special guest Johnny Livanos of Diamond Wine Imports & LIvanos Restaurant Group, for a ‘Wine Tour of Greece’!

Ismini Soteropoulos

We had a wonderful talk with Ismini Soteropoulos, MS, RDN, who is a dietician and nutritionist, about good habits to develop for health and wellness. We chat about proper diet, fasting, and of course wine, which is a topic close to our hearts! Join us in learning some great diet and health tips by the wonderful Ismini!

The Cylinder Vodka Cocktail Webinar

Join us for our very first vodka cocktail webinar with founder Stelios Stavrianos of Cylinder Vodka. Stelio will be discussing his journey into making one of the best and smoothest vodkas in the industry while demonstrating three amazing cocktails.

Boston Greek DJs Unite Part 2

We sit down for round 2 (or as we like to call it, "Greek DJs Unite 2 Electric Boogaloo!") of our Boston Greek DJ series and get a little more in depth with the history and stories that make up our panel of DJs - Peter Souhleris, Chris Paragios, John Speridakos, Arthur Markos, Dimitri Soteropoulos, and George Kotzamanis. It was an absolute pleasure to catch up with these guys and we think you will enjoy it as much as we did! Sit back, get your favorite mix queued up, and join us on episode 2 of our Greek DJ series on the Boston Greeks Podcast!

Greek Food Demo & Wine Pairing with Eleni Saltas

Join us for our very first cooking demo and wine pairing with social media cooking sensation, Eleni Saltas. Salt Lake City native, Eleni Saltas has been fully immersed in Utah’s vibrant Greek community through dance, sports, and youth activities since childhood. With a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah, Eleni is a full time personal trainer with a specialization in training the aging body. Her passion for health and fitness led her to starting a fitness blog which eventually morphed into stories and blogs about healthy foods as well… which of course means healthy Greek foods! Her blog led her to compiling her work into her first book, All You Can Greek: Food-Life-Travel. Eleni will be demonstrating two traditional Greek recipes and our resident wine expert, Fotios Stamos, has the honor of pairing these dishes.

Boston Greek DJ Reunion!

One of the most exciting episodes we ever put out! The Boston Greek DJs from mid-90s to today! These guys put Boston on the map as a Greek night hot spot through some of the greatest times our community ever saw! Join Ari & Foti as they hang out with Peter Souhleris, Kosta Blathras, Chris Paragios, John Speridakos, Arthur Markos, George Kotzamanis, & Dimitri Soteropoulos!

Stray Dog Wild Greek Gin Cocktail Webinar

We have another amazing webinar with the one and only Johnny Livanos! Johnny is the founder of Stray Dog Wild Greek Gin and he absolutely kills this segment and explains to us everything we want to know about gin and especially his brand Stray Dog Gin. Sit back, grab a glass, and join us!

The KLEOS Mastiha Cocktail Webinar

In this great Sip Clip episode, we learn the history and folklore surrounding the incredible "mastiha" resin. It grows in one section on one island in Greece and it's pretty much a magical super food that you really need to learn more about. And what's more? It's an amazing alcoholic spirit created by powerhouse female entrepreneur Effie Panagopoulos. Take this journey with us! Sit back, grab a glass, and enjoy!

Nia Vardalos & John Corbett of My Big Fat Greek Wedding

In this special episode of the Connecting Greeks podcast, we pulled out some archive footage from a great interview we did with Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding as well as her co-star John Corbett! We premiered the movie in Boston before it went into wide release and Nia and John were gracious enough to hang out with us and grant us an interview. This was a special time for us and although the footage and audio is 15 years old, we did our best to make it worthy for your listening pleasure. OPA!

Vines Unknown: Exploring Crete Webinar

In this great episode of our webinar series, we explore the wondrous and complex world of Crete, Greece and we discuss some history, styles, and structures of the amazing wines produced there. Join us with special guests John Livanos and Kamal Kouiri as we take a journey to Crete!