July 27, 2021
Tony Luke, Jr. is a cofounder of Tony Luke's, a cheesesteak franchise with multiple locations. He's also an actor, TV personality, musician, and an anti-addiction-stigma activist.
July 20, 2021
When this episode was recorded Sharon Pinkenson was the Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Since the 90s, the office has generated more than five billion dollars for the city of Philadelphia, and has put Philly on big and small screens across the world.
July 13, 2021
When this episode was released, Jesse Ito was the Co-owner and Chef of Royal Izakaya & Sushi, a restaurant combo in Queen Village. His 10-seat omakase sushi bar has received 4 bells from Philly.com and he's made Zagat's 30 under 30 list.
July 6, 2021
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.
June 29, 2021
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.
June 22, 2021
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 farm-to-table local food.
June 1, 2021
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 throwing concerts as Broad Street Music Group. …
May 27, 2021
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.
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.