Episodes

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, freelancing wasn’t so common and could be pretty lonely. Alex loved the independent life, but he missed the camaraderie found...

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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 school that takes up an entire city block in South Philly. The Bok School was closed in 2012, but in 2014...

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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 Psychiatrist, an unexpected accident would change his life forever. Thomas would suffer a brain injury and...

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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 empathy education. Before that, she founded and sold her first company to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon...

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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 he interviews other immigrants who are pursuing their dreams. In this episode, Miguel chronicles his escape of poverty and...

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Todd Carmichael: 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, and today it has 30 locations nationwide. Todd also invented the Canned Draft Latte, which took only...

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Todd Carmichael: Creating La Colombe & Cheating Death in Antarctica

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. Todd also invented the Canned Draft Latte, which took only 1 year to be found in 60% of...

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Becca Craig: The Baker of 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 Bakery Boss. Her biggest claim-to-fame, though, is that in 2017 she baked Beyoncé’s birthday cake. In this episode, we hear the story of how...

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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 oversight board. She was the first Director of Black Male Engagement for the City of Philadelphia. She has also led External Affairs & Community...

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The Designer of Health: Bon Ku, M.D., M.P.P.

Open in Apple Podcasts 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-kind program in a medical school that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare...

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Mr. Big 5: NCAA Men’s Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy

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 star player and later Assistant Coach at La Salle. In this discussion, we talk about...

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The Reason We Have Nice Things: HipHop Artist Chill Moody

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 was named ‘Best Rapper’ by PhillyMag and is the official Philadelphia Music Ambassador as named by City...

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The Girl Who Fought Cancer With Lemonade: The Story of Alex Scott

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 decided to raise money to fund cancer treatments for other kids, and she wanted to...

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The GURU of Philly Tech: CEO Rick Nucci

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 aquired by Dell in 2010. Rick has also served as President of Philly Startup Leaders, a large community of local...

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Introducing “Philly Who?”, A Philadelphia Podcast

“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 contributes to The City of Brotherly Love. Hosted by Kevin Chemidlin. Music by Lee Rosevere.

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