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

[2018] Judy Wicks: Pioneering Farm-to-Table at White Dog Cafe

June 22, 2021

Judy Wicks is the founder of the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant in University City that she started i…

{2018} Todd Carmichael: La Colombe Cofounder & Reality TV Star

June 15, 2021

Todd Carmichael (IG: @todd_carmichael) is the co-founder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters.

[2018] Alex Scott: The Girl Who Fought Cancer With Lemonade

June 8, 2021

As told by her mother, Liz Scott, who is the Co-Executive Director of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundat…

[2018] William Tyrone Toms: Giving Resources to Every Creator at REC Philly

June 1, 2021

William Tyrone Toms is the Founder and Head of Strategy at REC Philly, a creative agency and incuba…

[2018] Bon Ku, MD, MPP: The Designer of Health

May 27, 2021

Bon Ku is the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, the first Medical School program to center around…

[2019] Rebecca Rhynhart: Navigating the Great Recession as Treasurer and Eradicating Corruption as City Controller

May 25, 2021

Rebecca Rynhart is the first woman City Controller in Philadelphia history. Before that, she naviga…

[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…

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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