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

Sports

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.

Education

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…

Politics

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…

Film

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…

Music

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

Nov. 14, 2019

Bruce Warren is assistant general manager for programming of WXPN in Philadelphia and is Executive …

Art

Michelle Angela Ortiz: Telling the Stories of Immigrants through Art

Oct. 11, 2019

Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, and community arts educator who uses he…

Writing

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

Oct. 3, 2019

Steven Rea is journalist, film critic, web producer, and writer. He was a film critic for The Phila…

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.

Max Graham

Post-Producer

Katherine Nails