Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Alessio Della Valle

Life + Art = Chaos, or so says Italian film director, writer, and inventor, Alessio Della Valle, joining us on our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast.

Alessio is in Los Angeles to talks about his new film, “American Night,” a favorite at the Venice Film Featival and getting early Oscar buzz here in Hollywood. In fact, he’s visiting Los Angeles from Florence to discuss his film, a thriller that explores the dark underworld of pop and modern art.

“American Night” has some extraordinary features, such as an original Warhol “Pink Marilyn,” in addition to a Jeff Koons, and other extraordinary works of art from around the world. We speak with this gifted director about the artistry of filmmaking, how he got his start in Italy, and quickly got notice from around the world, particularly in the U.S.

Alessio also about how his Italian upbringing influenced his art, and talks about navigating the world of filmmaking in Hollywood, which is a very different scene from Italy.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Deborah Driggs

From Playboy centerfold to building a successful career in business, please welcome Deborah Driggs to our show, as she discusses the many challenges she’s overcome in life to become mentally fit and emotionally successful, and now, she’s creating a life coach business to help guide clients looking for their next step in life, too.

Deborah walks us through her extraordinary life and career from working as a VJ, rooming with Pam Anderson, life with Hugh Hefner, her successful TV and modeling career, and moving to Utah to raise her children, only to come back. And that’s where she starts over, again, and she joins our show to guide us on doing the same.

Thanks for joining us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE, available on all video and audio platforms. We look forward to hearing from you. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Connie Zweig

Aging. It doesn’t have to be something to dread, rather it’s something to embrace, so please join me in welcoming #ConnieZweig, discussing her latest book, “The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from ROLE to SOUL.”

Connie incorporates teachings from what she calls “divine messengers,” including Buddha, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Kirtan Chant Leader Krishna Das, and others, and she talks about how to embrace illness, retirement, living in the present, to embracing new relationships as we age. The book is filled with spiritual wisdom on how to age from the inside out, so I hope you’ll join me for this important conversation with Connie, so we can all learn the wisdom behind the gift of aging. #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dr. Dravon James

Please welcome to #DeborahKobyltLIVE a friend to our show, Dr. Dravon James, joining us to talk about inner confidence, self-esteem, and how to find it. Seems easy, and often talked about, but often it’s the hardest skill to master.

We talk about how to build leadership skills that stick. In fact, Dr. James recalls a time in her life when she hit rock bottom, and she made the decision to start learning how to create a life that works for her to achieve happiness. And she wants to share that with us. Dr. James lives by the mantra, Every Day Peace, and she teaches the rest of us how to find every day peace in our own lives.

In addition, she hosts the Every Day Peace podcast, and writes, speaks, and teaches clients about finding their inner peace, too. Please join us on all video and audio platforms of our show, and invite your friends, too. We can all use a little of this❤️

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dr. Adrienne Youdim

Please welcome to our show,Dr. Adrienne Youdim, specializing in medical weight loss and nutrition, with a focus on obesity medicine.

Dr. Youdim provides a mindful approach to weight loss that is “actionable, compassionate, and
empathetic,” and encourages each of her patients to talk about not just why they want to shed weight, but what might be blocking them as well. And that’s a big one.

Dr. Youdim also hosts the “Health Bites” podcast, and has written “Hungry For More,” a fantastic
journey into weight loss for anyone who has struggled, and get behind those blockers once and for all. She also makes my favorite protein bars ever – dehlbar. We’ll talk about that, too. Please join #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all audio and video platforms, and make sure to *like and *follow our show, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Peter Onorati

Please welcome to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, actor Peter Onorati, recently featured in the film, “Being the Ricardos,” in addition to dozens of top credits in Hollywood, including “Goodfellas” and so many others.

Peter grew first generation New Jersey Italian, and credits his strong Italian roots for much of his success. We’ll be talking about his quick rise in the business, how he got the role in “Goodfellas” after reading for Scorsese, and the hilarious story he tells about first meeting the infamous director. Peter has been a mainstay on film, TV, commercials, and voice overs, and you may also recognize him from NYPD Blue, SWAT, This Is Us, Postcards from the Edge, and so much more.

Please enjoy our Little Italy of LA Podcast, where we interview Italians and Italian Americans from Los Angeles and beyond. I’m your host and creator, #DeborahZaraKOBYLT. And make sure to visit our #LittleItaly district in #SanPedro, and see what we’re developing there to rival any Little Italy in America. Ciao🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Natosha Fortini

Applying for dual citizenship can be daunting, and on our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, we welcome Natosha Fortini, founder of Italian Citizenship DIY, who breaks it all down to make the process easier.

If you’ve ever tried to apply for Italian citizenship, and the rules can seem confusing, depending on when your relative first became a U.S. citizen. And often, people throw up their hands in frustration. But no more. Natosha has streamlined the process, answering every possible question you might have, and providing you with each step so you can get it done on your own, without forking out a fortune to do it. So many questions such as should I go through my maternal or paternal side, does it matter what year my family member became a citizen, etc. The questions seem daunting, until now.

Natosha said her own journey to becoming an Italian citizen was so confusing, that she decided to start Italian Citizenship DIY, providing everything you need to know from agencies here and in Italy, what paperwork is needed, and any other question you might have in an often confusing process, with results.

Please join our show, and invite you ir friends, too. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, thanks for joining us🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mike Ciminera

Please join us in welcoming Mike Ciminera to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, one of the most brilliant minds behind Northrop Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat aircraft.

Mike’s rise to the top of his field as an aircraft developer is the stuff movies are made of. He takes us through the development of this exceptional plane, and shares the entire technological and geopolitical story behind the aircraft that defended the US Navy for more than a generation, and eventually became the centerpiece of the film, “Top Gun.“

You can find our full interview with Mike on all video and audio podcast platforms. I’m your host,
#DeborahZaraKobylt, and thanks for joining us. Please invite your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Romina Arena

What an thrill to interview international performing sensation Romina Arena on our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast.

Romina has overcome a lot in her life, including a harrowing experience when she was just 15-years-old. While sitting in her dressing room, she survived a brutal attack, when someone came in and slit her throat. She nearly died. Instead, Romina came back stronger, with her voice reaching a rare FIVE octaves.

She’s since spent her life performing with some of the greatest singers in the world, including Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Ennio Morricone, and so many others.

Also known as the “Queen of Popera”, Romina was born in Palermo, Italy, and started singing for Disney at 4-years-old. She’s since sold 15-million records, has sung for popes and presidents, and has had to overcome her share of rough of hard times. But she’s stronger than ever, with some HUGE projects in the works that she talks about with us.

I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt.
Please enjoy our podcast, and invite your friends, too. Available on all video and audio platforms, also simulcast on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Ciao🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Karen Grassle

If you were a fan of “Little House on the Prairie,” then please join us for our discussion with Karen Grassle, who played Ma on the show, who joins us to talk about her book, “Bright Lights, Prairie Dust.”

This is a stunning account of Karen’s life on the Prairie, which sent her spinning into a depression, and eventual alcohol addiction. As she calls her memoir, it’s a reflection on life, loss, and love, particularly during a time when the world looked at her and that infamous show as perfect and charming – which it was neither.

Karen also reflects on how some of the well known actors in that show were quite different than their public persona. She also talks about her advocacy for women’s rights, and how she’s prevailed after some very unflattering times in her life.

Please join us here on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, too. We look forward to sharing Karen’s story with you. #DeborahZaraKobylt