Philly Who?

Philly Who?

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.

Recent Episodes

[2019] Sarah Schwab: The Story of GRITTY!

May 11, 2021

At the time of this interview, Sarah Schwab was the Senior Director of Marketing for the Philadelph…

[2019] Mike Solomonov & Steve Cook: The Chefs Behind Zahav, Federal Donuts, Abe Fisher, Goldie, and Dizengoff

May 4, 2021

Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook are the chefs behind Cooknsolo, a collection of restaurants including…

Philly Who? is returning! What Philly stories do you want to hear?

April 29, 2021

Philly Who? is returning next week! We're taking nominations now for incredible Philadelphians who …


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

July 1, 2020

Kevin Neghandi was watching a basketball game on TV when he was 15 years old. The announcers mentio…

Social Justice

Kevin's Reflection on Representation and Being an Ally

June 19, 2020

In which Kevin shares a powerful lesson he has learned about allyship.


Carlos Aponte: The History Teacher Reinventing Philly Schooling

May 21, 2020

Carlos Aponte is a history teacher at One Bright Ray Community High School and the creator of We Lo…


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

May 6, 2020

After serving families with disabilities at Easterseals for 17 years, state budget cuts left Kendra…

Education Entrepreneurship

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

Dec. 18, 2019

Steve Charles serves on the Board of Trustees at Temple University, where he’s spent years providin…


Sharon Pinkenson: The Wardrobe Stylist Who Brought Hollywood to Philly

Dec. 11, 2019

Over two decades ago, one wardrobe stylist had an ambitious dream to see her beloved hometown becom…

Music Entrepreneurship

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

Nov. 27, 2019

Dan Berkowitz is the Founder and CEO of CID Entertainment. CID offers enhanced live music and trave…

About the Hosts

Kevin Chemidlin

Host & Creator

Kevin Chemidlin had the idea for "Philly Who?" on a cold December morning in 2017, as he was riding the Market-Frankford line to his 9-to-5 as a software developer. He had never created a podcast before; he hadn't even ever interviewed anyone before. But, his passion for Philly was overflowing, and he wanted to share the stories of Philly's most interesting people.

6 months later in May of 2018, "Philly Who?" was launched, and Kevin's life was forever changed. The show’s near-instant success led Kevin to leave his software career and launch Cue9 Creative, a podcast production company, as well as "Grow The Show," an accelerator program that helps other independent podcasters grow and thrive.

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