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Oct. 10, 2018

Keith Wallace: Creating The Wine School of Philadelphia

Keith Wallace is the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia, which for almost 20 years has offered wine education courses for casual drinkers and seasoned sommeliers alike. In this episode, you’ll hear how Keith started h...

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Oct. 3, 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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Sept. 27, 2018

Steven Grasse: Inventor of Hendrick’s Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum

Steven Grasse is the founder of Quaker City Mercantile, a Philly branding agency that focuses on spirits. He and his company have invented tons of products and brands, including Hendrick’s Gin, and Sailor Jerry Rum, Art in th...

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Sept. 19, 2018

Nick Stuccio: Creating the Philly Fringe Festival and FringeArts

Nick Stuccio is the President and Producing Director of FringeArts, and the creator of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, an annual city-wide celebration of thought-provoking progressive performance arts. In this episode, you’...

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Sept. 12, 2018

Christopher Wink: Technically, Journalism Isn't an Industry

Christopher Wink is the Publisher and CEO of Technically Media, which publishes local tech news network Technical.ly and nonprofit news site Generocity.org. He’s a lead organizer of Philly Tech Week and Baltimore Innovation W...

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Sept. 5, 2018

Chrisotomos Argerakis: The Real Life “School of Rock” at Andrew Jacks…

Chrisostomos Argerakis is the head of the music program at Andrew Jackson Elementary school, a K-8 public school in South Philly. With no curriculum and no funding in place when he took the job, Chris managed to crowdfund eno...

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Aug. 29, 2018

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

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 ...

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Aug. 23, 2018

Brendan Lowry: Creator of Peopledelphia and Social Media Influencer

Brendan Lowry is the founder of Rory Creative and one of the biggest social media influencers in Philadelphia. He is best-known for the Instagram account he created, Peopledelphia, which has over 85 thousand followers. He is ...

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Aug. 17, 2018

Alex Hillman: A Founding Father of Coworking at Independents Hall

Alex Hillman is the cofounder of Indy Hall, one of Philly's first ever coworking spaces. Indy Hall today features around 350 independent entrepreneurs and freelancers. But, back in 2006, when Alex was a freelancer himself, fr...

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Aug. 9, 2018

Lindsey Scannapieco: Repurposing Bok into South Philly's Creative Hub

Lindsey Scannapieco is the Managing Partner of Scout, an urban design collective that specializes in repurposing vacant and underutilized spaces. Their claim to fame so far is the Bok building, a giant, 8-story vocational sch...

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Aug. 1, 2018

Thomas Dixon: The Man with External Memory

Thomas Dixon was born-and-raised in Philadelphia, and would go on to receive a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience at Ursinus. One day in 2010 , while he was working at CHOP towards becoming a Youth Ps...

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July 26, 2018

Yasmine Mustafa: Undocumented Refugee Turned Social Entrepreneur & CEO

Yasmine Mustafa is a social entrepreneur fueled by a passion to leverage technology for good. She's the CEO of ROAR for Good, a certified B-corp aimed at reducing assaults against women using smart safety wearables and empath...

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July 17, 2018

Miguel Dalmau: Comedian & American Immigrant

Miguel Dalmau is a comedian who has appeared on TruTV, BET, and MTV. His comedy album, Thank You, That's My Time can often be heard on Sirius XM Radio. He is also the host of the American Immigrant podcast, where …

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July 10, 2018

Todd Carmichael Part 2: Reality TV Star & Canned Draft Latte Inventor

This is Part 2 of a two-episode series. Todd Carmichael (IG: @todd_carmichael) is the Cofounder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters. He and his cofounder JP Iberti started the first La Colombe Cafe in Rittenhouse in 1994, a...

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July 3, 2018

Todd Carmichael Part 1: Creating La Colombe & Almost Dying in Antarct…

Todd Carmichael (IG: @todd_carmichael) is the Cofounder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters. He and his cofounder JP Iberti started the first La Colombe Cafe in Rittenhouse in 1994, and today it has 30 locations nationwide....

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June 25, 2018

Becca Craig: The Baker Behind Beyoncé's Birthday Cake

Becca Craig (IG @chefbeccacraig ) is the Executive Pastry Chef at Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown. She recently was a contestant on The Food Network's Best Baker in America , and previously baked behind-the-scenes on TLC's Ba...

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June 13, 2018

Erica Atwood: Social Justice Thought Leader

Erica Atwood (@ericainphilly) is currently the CEO of First Degree Consulting, LLC. Erica has served as the interim executive director of the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission, which is the city's police civilian oversi...

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June 5, 2018

Bon Ku, MD, MPP: The Designer of Health

Bon Ku, M.D. (@BonKu) is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, a first-of-its-ki...

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May 30, 2018

Fran Dunphy: NCAA Men’s Basketball Coach, Big 5 Legend

Fran Dunphy has been the Head Coach of Temple University's Men's Basketball team since 2006. Before that, he served as the head coach of Penn's basketball team for 16 years. He's got an M.B.A. from Villanova, and he was a …

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May 22, 2018

Chill Moody: HipHop Artist, Philly Music Ambassador, The Reason We Ha…

Chill Moody (@chillmoody) is a HipHop artist, entrepreneur, and activist. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, he started by making beats in his parents' basements and quickly rose to the top of the Philly hip hop scene. He ...

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May 14, 2018

Alex Scott: The Girl Who Fought Cancer With Lemonade

Alex Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just a few months old. She would undergo various cancer treatments her whole life. When she was four years old, she thought it was time for her to give back. She …

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May 7, 2018

Rick Nucci: The GURU of Philly Tech

Rick Nucci (@ricknucci) is the CEO and co-founder of Guru, a cloud knowledge management suite used by companies such as Shopify, Square, and Airbnb. Before Guru, he co-founded Boomi, a cloud integration service that was aquir...

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May 2, 2018

Introducing "Philly Who?"

“Philly Who?” is a new podcast 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 c...

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