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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.

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.

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Podcasts

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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.

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English


Episodes

Kevin Negandhi: The First Indian-American to Anchor ESPN's Sportscenter

7/1/2020
Kevin Neghandi was watching a basketball game on TV when he was 15 years old. The announcers mentioned that one of the players was studying broadcasting, and that would one day be the player's career. Kevin's mind was blown. "You can do that? You can get paid for that?" That night, as he went to bed in his home of Pheonixville PA, he made a vow: He would became the first ever Indian-American to anchor the legendary ESPN sports newscast, Sportscenter. One day years later, in the summer of...

Duration:01:00:14

Kevin's Reflection on Representation and Being an Ally

6/18/2020
In which Kevin shares a powerful lesson he has learned about allyship.

Duration:00:22:05

Carlos Aponte: The History Teacher Reinventing Philly Schooling

5/21/2020
Carlos Aponte is a history teacher at One Bright Ray Community High School and the creator of We Love Philly. We Love Philly is an Out-of-school time program that provides an ownership based education through community service projects. Students volunteer for local organizations, interview the leaders of those organizations on their podcast, and learn how to edit and produce that podcast. Carlos' journey to becoming an expert in helping Philly kids learn to love Philly was turbulent, as he...

Duration:01:03:38

Councilmember Kendra Brooks: The First Minority Party At-Large Victory in History

5/6/2020
After serving families with disabilities at Easterseals for 17 years, state budget cuts left Kendra Brooks without a job. While she searched for a new one, she became a parent leader of her children's public school in the neighborhood of Nicetown. When a local charter school made a bid to take over, she organized the school's parents to make their voices heard. This fight lead to national media attention, and gave Kendra a taste of what victory on behalf of her community feels like. She had...

Duration:00:46:51

Help Fight COVID-19, Support Project SHIELDS: Providing Face Shields to Essential Medical Workers

4/5/2020
Project SHIELDS is 3D-printing Face Shields to help protect our essential medical workers from contracting COVID-19. Please contribute to the GoFundMe, or help spread the word! Support Project SHIELDS Contribute to the GoFundMe Learn More, Volunteer, Request PPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:07:07

Help Fight COVID-19, Support Project SHIELDS: Providing Face Shields to Essential Medical Workers

4/5/2020
Project SHIELDS is 3D-printing Face Shields to help protect our essential medical workers from contracting COVID-19. Please contribute to the GoFundMe, or help spread the word! Support Project SHIELDS Contribute to the GoFundMe Learn More, Volunteer, Request PPE

Duration:00:07:08

Tell Us Your Story - Send us a Voice Memo! Also: Some Thoughts from Kevin and Serial Philly Entrepreneur Bob Moore

3/25/2020
Some thoughts from Kevin and Bob Moore, the cofounder and CEO of Crossbeam. AND: We want to hear your story! Send a Voice Memo to podphillywho@gmail.com telling us a key moment in your story. We may share it on the podcast! Support the show: Donate to Philly Who? Say hi on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Let us know if your business or organization would like to support the show! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:54

PSA: We'll be back soon - Until then: Nominate a guest, or check out some of our favorite episodes!

1/28/2020
Philly Who? will be taking a break from releasing episodes until April 1, 2020. Until then, nominate a guest to have their story told on the show! You can also nominate somebody via Twitter or Instagram @podphillywho! Some of Kevin's favorite older episodes: (the links go to the episode webpage - just scroll to the number in your app) #2 Alex Scott of Alex's Lemonade Stand #4 Chill Moody, HipHop Artist #8 and #9 Todd Carmichael of La Colombe Coffee #14 Alex Hillman of Indy Hall #13...

Duration:00:04:14

Steve Charles: From the Farms of Lancaster to the Library of the Future

12/18/2019
Steve Charles serves on the Board of Trustees at Temple University, where he’s spent years providing scholarships and other financial resources to expand opportunities at Temple. His commitment to Temple is obvious as soon as you walk into the elaborate, cutting edge structure that is the Charles Library: named after Steve himself. Before entering the world of philanthropy, Steve struggled, hustled, bounced around, and spent years trying to find the business plan that would transform him...

Duration:00:32:26

Sharon Pinkenson: The Wardrobe Stylist Who Brought Hollywood to Philly

12/11/2019
Over two decades ago, one wardrobe stylist had an ambitious dream to see her beloved hometown become the movie metropolis she always knew it could be. Now, after more than $5 billion of economic impact to the southeastern Pennsylvania region, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson has successfully elevated the GPFO from the little-known permit office it once was to one of the most well-respected film commissions in the industry. In doing so, Sharon has cemented...

Duration:00:51:14

Dan Berkowitz: From The Disco Biscuits to Coachella, Bringing VIP Concert Experiences to the Masses

11/27/2019
Dan Berkowitz is the Founder and CEO of CID Entertainment. CID offers enhanced live music and travel experiences for many different events, festivals and tours worldwide, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Kenny Chesney, MUSE, Blake Shelton, Bassnectar, My Morning Jacket, and Kendrick Lamar, among others. Before founding CID, Dan got his start in the music industry while being the tour manager for the Disco Biscuits, and then later with Electric Factory Concerts. In 2015, the company launched...

Duration:00:43:02

Bruce Warren: How a Kitchen Chef Became Philly's Music Man

11/14/2019
Bruce Warren is assistant general manager for programming of WXPN in Philadelphia and is Executive Producer of World Cafe distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). He’s been working for public radio as a DJ and manager for the past thirty one years. He is also an adjunct teacher at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, where he got his undergraduate degree, and also teaches social media at University of Pennsylvania, where he got his Master’s Degree in...

Duration:00:29:25

Michelle Angela Ortiz: Telling the Stories of Immigrants through Art

10/11/2019
Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, and community arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through painting, printmaking, and community arts practices, she creates a safe space for dialogue around some of the most profound issues communities and individuals may face. Her work tells stories using richly crafted and emotive imagery to claim and transform spaces into a visual affirmation...

Duration:00:36:32

Steven Rea: Nationally Renowned Film Critic Capturing the Everyday Lives of Stars

10/3/2019
Steven Rea is journalist, film critic, web producer, and writer. He was a film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1992 through late 2016. He also is the author of Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars, Hollywood Cafe: Coffee With The Stars, and Hollywood Book Club, all books showcasing his collection of original photographs of various stars doing everyday things. Steven will be showing a selection of "Hollywood Book Club" film clips at the Ambler Theater in Ambler on...

Duration:00:29:35

Madeline Bell: How an Overnight Pediatric Nurse Became CEO of CHOP

9/26/2019
Madeline Bell is the President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Children’s Hospital-- more commonly known as CHOP-- receives more than 1 million visits every year. And Madeline is the one making many of the big decisions: like whether to try and complete the world’s first double hand transplant. But when she first walked into CHOP as an employee, Madeline was a pediatric nurse, fresh out of college, who had just scored her dream job. 35 years and many different roles...

Duration:00:27:12

Michael Nutter: The 98th Mayor of Philadelphia

9/18/2019
Michael Nutter served as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia from 2008 through 2015. Before that, he had been a Member of City Council since 1992. When Nutter decided to run for mayor, the odds were stacked against his campaign. That didn’t deter him. In 2007, he ended up winning the election in a landslide, with a plan to boost Philadelphia’s graduation rate, lower its homicide count, and make the city greener. Minutes after he was sworn in, he introduced what he referred to as “the new...

Duration:00:44:47

Rakia Reynolds: Helping Serena Williams & Other Celebrities Share Their Stories

9/11/2019
Rakia Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Skai Blue Media, a public relations agency that's worked with clients such as Serena Williams, Ashley Graham, and M. Night Shyamalan. In the mid 2000s Rakia was a TV producer whose life was turned upside down when she was unexpectedly laid off. With a child on the way and the economy in recession, she decided to bet on herself and start her own firm. Today, she's one of the most sought after communications specialists in the country. Support Philly Who?...

Duration:00:44:47

Melissa Alam: Social Media & Branding Expert, Founder of Female-focused FearlessCon

9/5/2019
Melissa Alam is an entrepreneur and freelance brand strategist. If you’ve ever grabbed coffee at La Colombe, cracked open a Budweiser beer, or swiped on Bumble, you've interacted with some of her clients. Melissa also founded The Hive, a coworking space for women. And, she started FearlessCon: an annual workshop for women and non-binary entrepreneurs. This episode was recorded live at Indy Hall as a part of the 7th Annual Philadelphia Podcasting Festival. Support Philly Who? Donate via...

Duration:00:29:31

Trevor Hayward: The Evil Genius Who Names Beers After Movie Quotes

8/27/2019
About a decade ago, Trevor Hayward and Luke Bowen decided to start a business. The result was Evil Genius Beer Company, a brewery that is famous for crazy beer flavors and even crazier beer names, including "Stacy’s Mom," “Ma, The Meatloaf” and the latest ale, "Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo." In this episode, Trevor shares how he grew up on the eastern shores of Ireland, spent time living in Australia, and eventually came to Philly to get an MBA. He started at Villanova the same week...

Duration:00:42:54

Connor Barwin: The NFL Linebacker Rejuvenating Philly Public Parks

8/22/2019
Connor Barwin is an NFL Linebacker who has played for the Houston Texans, LA Rams, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles. In 2014, he lead the NFL in sacks, and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Connor played for the Eagles from 2013-2016. While he has moved on to play for other cities, he and his family have made Philly their permanent home. Here, Connor's Make the World Better Foundation is working to revitalize Philly's underserved public parks. He discovered his passion for local parks...

Duration:00:40:29