By Kevin Chemidlin
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"Philly Who?" is a new podcast telling the stories of the doers, thinkers, and performers of Philadelphia. From up-and-coming game-changers to well-known legends, you'll dive into their past, present, future, and how it all contributes to The City of Brotherly Love. Hosted by Kevin Chemidlin.
||ExplicitKeith Wallace: Creating The Wine School of Philadelphia||Keith Wallace is the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia, which for almost 20 years has offered wine education courses for casual drinkers and seasoned sommeliers alike.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJudy Wicks: Pioneering Farm-to-Table at White Dog Cafe||Judy Wicks is the founder of the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant in University City that she started in the first floor of her house in 1983. What started as a muffin shop quickly grew into a renowned 200-seat restaurant that was among the first to feature||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSteven Grasse: Inventor of Hendrick’s Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum||Steven Grasse is the founder of Quaker City Mercantile, a Philly branding agency that focuses on spirits. He and his company have invented tons of products and brands, including Hendrick’s Gin, and Sailor Jerry Rum, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reprod||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNick Stuccio: Creating the Philly Fringe Festival and FringeArts||Nick Stuccio is the President and Producing Director of FringeArts, and the creator of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, an annual city-wide celebration of thought-provoking progressive performance arts. In this episode, you’ll hear how Nick started h||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChristopher Wink: Technically, Journalism Isn't an Industry||Christopher Wink is the Publisher and CEO of Technically Media, which publishes local tech news network Technical.ly and nonprofit news site Generocity.org. He’s a lead organizer of Philly Tech Week and Baltimore Innovation Week, and in 2017 Folio mag||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChrisotomos Argerakis: The Real Life “School of Rock” at Andrew Jackson Elementary||Chrisostomos Argerakis is the head of the music program at Andrew Jackson Elementary school, a K-8 public school in South Philly. With no curriculum and no funding in place when he took the job, Chris managed to crowdfund enough money to purchase 30 gui||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWilliam Tyrone Toms: Giving Resources to Every Creator at REC Philly||William Tyrone Toms is the Founder and Head of Strategy at REC Philly, a creative agency and incubator for local artists and creative entrepreneurs. In this episode, you’ll hear how Will and his cofounder, Dave Silver, would make a name for themselves||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrendan Lowry: Creator of Peopledelphia and Social Media Influencer||Brendan Lowry is the founder of Rory Creative and one of the biggest social media influencers in Philadelphia. He is best-known for the Instagram account he created, Peopledelphia, which has over 85 thousand followers. He is also a part of the founding||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlex Hillman: A Founding Father of Coworking at Independents Hall||Alex Hillman is the cofounder of Indy Hall, one of Philly's first ever coworking spaces. Indy Hall today features around 350 independent entrepreneurs and freelancers. But, back in 2006, when Alex was a freelancer himself, freelancing wasn’t so common||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLindsey Scannapieco: Repurposing Bok into South Philly's Creative Hub||Lindsey Scannapieco is the Managing Partner of Scout, an urban design collective that specializes in repurposing vacant and underutilized spaces. Their claim to fame so far is the Bok building, a giant, 8-story vocational school that takes up an entire||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThomas Dixon: The Man with External Memory||Thomas Dixon was born-and-raised in Philadelphia, and would go on to receive a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience at Ursinus. One day in 2010 , while he was working at CHOP towards becoming a Youth Psychiatrist, an unexpected accident would change his life forever. Thomas would suffer a brain injury and develop Episodic Memory Loss, meaning that he could no longer reliably remember specific details of things that happened before a given day. He originally turned to Twitter as a means to record things like what he did, who he saw, and how he felt each day, but soon enough, it was time for a bigger solution. His app, ME.mory, has essentially become an external hard drive for his mind, and in this episode, you’ll hear how really, you could say that his memory is now better than ours. Music by Lee Rosevere. Podcast art by Lauren Carhart. ME.mory's website: yourdigitalmemory.com||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYasmine Mustafa: Undocumented Refugee Turned Social Entrepreneur & CEO||Yasmine Mustafa is a social entrepreneur fueled by a passion to leverage technology for good. She's the CEO of ROAR for Good, a certified B-corp aimed at reducing assaults against women using smart safety wearables and empathy education. Before that, sh||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMiguel Dalmau: Comedian & American Immigrant||Miguel Dalmau is a comedian who has appeared on TruTV, BET, and MTV. His comedy album, Thank You, That's My Time can often be heard on Sirius XM Radio. He is also the host of the American Immigrant podcast, where he interviews other immigrants who are p||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTodd Carmichael: Reality TV Star & Canned Draft Latte Inventor||This is Part 2 of a two-episode series. Todd Carmichael (IG: @todd_carmichael) is the Cofounder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters. He and his cofounder JP Iberti started the first La Colombe Cafe in Rittenhouse in 1994, and today it has 30 location||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTodd Carmichael: Creating La Colombe & Almost Dying in Antarctica||Todd Carmichael (IG: @todd_carmichael) is the Cofounder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters. He and his cofounder JP Iberti started the first La Colombe Cafe in Rittenhouse in 1994, and today it has 30 locations nationwide. Todd also invented the Cann||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBecca Craig: The Baker Behind Beyoncé's Birthday Cake||Becca Craig (IG @chefbeccacraig) is the Executive Pastry Chef at Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown. She recently was a contestant on The Food Network's Best Baker in America, and previously baked behind-the-scenes on TLC's Bakery Boss. Her biggest claim-t||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitErica Atwood: Social Justice Thought Leader||Erica Atwood (@ericainphilly) is currently the CEO of First Degree Consulting, LLC. Erica has served as the interim executive director of the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission, which is the city's police civilian oversight board. She was the first||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBon Ku, MD, MPP: The Designer of Health||Bon Ku is the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, the first Medical School program to center around Design Thinking. Hear how Bon & JeffDESIGN are revolutionizing how the medical community attacks Philly's health crises.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFran Dunphy: NCAA Men’s Basketball Coach, Big 5 Legend||Fran Dunphy is the Head Coach of Temple University's Men's Basketball Team. Before that, he served as Head Coach of UPenn's team and as an Assistant Coach and star player at La Salle. That experience, plus his MBA at Villanova, gives him a Philly perspe||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChill Moody: The Reason We Have Nice Things||Chill Moody (@chillmoody) is a HipHop artist, entrepreneur, and activist. In this discussion, we hear stories of his beginnings in the rap scene, we dive into his decision to build his music career in Philly rather than locating to LA or NY, and we talk||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Scott: The Girl Who Fought Cancer With Lemonade||As told by her mother, Liz Scott, who is the Co-Executive Director of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRick Nucci: The GURU of Philly Tech||Rick Nucci (@ricknucci) is the CEO and co-founder of Guru, a cloud knowledge management suite used by companies such as Shopify, Square, and Airbnb. Before Guru, he co-founded Boomi, a cloud integration service that was aquired by Dell in 2010.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing "Philly Who?"||"Philly Who?" is a new podcast telling the stories of the doers, thinkers, and performers of Philadelphia. From up-and-coming game-changers to well-known legends, you'll dive into their past, present, future,||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Time to head to Philly
I’ve only been to the city once but this podcast is giving me a completely different view rather than just a tourist’s perspective. It dives into the fabric of the city and the people that are weaving it.
If you dig Philly, you will DIG this.
Enough said. Finally a podcast that gives Philly and it’s inhabitants the credit that they deserve. Professionally produced and coordinated by Kevin Chemidlin, the interviews feature an eclectic group of Philly-based names that you’ll likely recognize even if you’re not from the area. Kevin’s a natural host who leads dynamic questions with people that have stories worth listening to. Stop reading, START LISTENING!
An Excellent view in the hardest working city in America