Nov. 16, 2021

Gabriel Escobar: From Paperboy to Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer

When Gabriel Escobar was a young boy, he and his family immigrated from Colombia to America without knowing a word of English. What follows is the story of how Gabriel went from working as a local paperboy to becoming one …

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Nov. 2, 2021

Chris Hytha: Using NFTs to Shed a New Light on Philadelphia's Archite…

Chris Hytha is a digital artist and photographer whose work focuses on architecture and the built environment.

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Oct. 19, 2021

Eli Kulp: The Chef Who Survived a Train Derailment

Eli Kulp is an award-winning Philly chef and podcaster who has overseen local restaurants such as Fork, and a.kitchen. One night, while he was, was at the top of his game, Eli was in an Amtrak derailment that led them …

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Oct. 5, 2021

Due Quach: From Refugee to Harvard-Educated CEO and Entrepreneur

Due is the founder and CEO of calm clarity, a social impact organization that helps people overcome adversity through nurturing a mindset of growth, leadership, and resilience. She's also the founder of the collective success network, a nonprofit that provides …

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Sept. 21, 2021

Terrill Haigler: How Ya Fav Trashman is Solving Philadelphia’s Litter…

Terrill Haigler is the Founder and face of Ya Fav Trashman, which is an online brand and Instagram account with over 30,000 followers.

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Sept. 7, 2021

Jeannine A. Cook: How Harriett's Bookshop Survived Prejudice, Protest…

Jeannine Cook is the Founder and Shopkeeper at Harriett's Bookshop, named after Harriett Tubman. In February 2020, Harriett's Bookshop was born to celebrate women authors, artists, and activists. The space was immediately beloved, but when the Coronavirus pandemic hit in …

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Aug. 24, 2021

[2019] Connor Barwin: The NFL Linebacker Rejuvenating Philly Public P…

At the time this episode was recorded, Connor Barwin was an NFL Linebacker. He has played for the Houston Texans, LA Rams, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles. In 2014, he led the NFL in sacks, and was selected to …

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Aug. 17, 2021

[2019] Madeline Bell: How an Overnight Pediatric Nurse Became CEO of …

Madeline Bell is the President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. When she first walked into CHOP as an employee, Madeline was a pediatric nurse, fresh out of college. 35 years later, she's the captain of the ship.

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Aug. 10, 2021

[2018] Chill Moody: HipHop Artist, Philly Music Ambassador, The Reaso…

Chill Moody (@chillmoody) is a HipHop artist, entrepreneur, and activist. In this discussion, we hear stories of his beginnings in the rap scene, we dive into his decision to build his music career in Philly rather than locating to LA …

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Aug. 3, 2021

[2019] Rakia Reynolds: Helping Serena Williams & Other Celebrities Sh…

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.

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July 27, 2021

[2019] Tony Luke, Jr.: The Rise and Fall of a Cheesesteak Empire

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.

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July 20, 2021

[2019] Sharon Pinkenson: The Wardrobe Stylist Who Brought Hollywood t…

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 …

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July 13, 2021

[2018] Jesse Ito: 30 Under 30 Sushi Chef of Royal Izakaya & Sushi

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 …

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July 6, 2021

[2019] Michelle Angela Ortiz: Telling the Stories of Immigrants throu…

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.

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June 29, 2021

[2019] Michael Nutter: The 98th Mayor of Philadelphia

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.

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June 22, 2021

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

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 …

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June 15, 2021

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

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

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June 8, 2021

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

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

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June 1, 2021

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

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 …

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May 27, 2021

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

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.

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May 25, 2021

[2019] Rebecca Rhynhart: Navigating the Great Recession as Treasurer …

Rebecca Rynhart is the first woman City Controller in Philadelphia history. Before that, she navigated Philly through the recession as City Treasurer.

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May 11, 2021

[2019] Sarah Schwab: The Story of GRITTY!

At the time of this interview, Sarah Schwab was the Senior Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Flyers. A few years ago, her team was tasked with a huge undertaking: creating a mascot for the Flyers.

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May 4, 2021

[2019] Mike Solomonov & Steve Cook: The Chefs Behind Zahav, Federal D…

Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook are the chefs behind Cooknsolo, a collection of restaurants including Zahav, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Goldie, and Abe Fisher.

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April 29, 2021

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

Philly Who? is returning next week! We're taking nominations now for incredible Philadelphians who deserve to have their story told. Let us know who you want to hear from!

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