Philly Famous Podcast
From professional athletes, to innovative entrepreneurs, to world-renowned chefs, to award-winning artists... Philly Famous highlights the people that help make this city so special.
info_outline Darrell Alston (CEO of Bungee Brand) 03/01/2021
Darrell Alston (CEO of Bungee Brand) CEO and lead designer of Bungee Brand Sneakers and Clothing, Darrell Alston talks with Greg about his hustle as an up and coming rapper in the ‘90s; the trials and tribulations of his 11 year stint in and out of prison; creating his viral Eagles-themed sneakers that catapulted his business; how he pivoted in the face of COVID-19; why he thinks judges and DA's in the criminal justice system should spend 60 days in jail as a qualification for their job; his relationship with his mentor Bernard Hopkins; how his personal and professional mission seeks to empower and uplift the voices of formerly incarcerated kids and adults looking to turn their lives around; and more. Buy Bungee Brand shoes and apparel at Blue Sole in Center City, Gate215 on South St., and online at To book an appointment at Bungee’s exclusive showroom, DM Bungee on Instagram .
info_outline Raheem Islam Jr. (Owner of Cherish Philly) 02/01/2021
Raheem Islam Jr. (Owner of Cherish Philly) "Cherish Philly” restaurant owner Raheem Islam Jr. talks with Greg about his unexpected childhood in Jamaica, making wings for Don King at Kenny Gamble’s restaurant in South Philly, and how his family-influenced dishes reflect his philosophy on life and food. Go check out Philly's best new breakfast spot, located at 7060 Germantown Ave, Philly PA 19119
info_outline Cole Brown (Author of Greyboy) 10/17/2020
Cole Brown (Author of Greyboy) Up and coming young author Cole Brown talks with Greg about his debut book Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World, growing up early, private school, code switching, identity, and his relationship with Philly. Order Learn more about
info_outline Adam Blackstone 10/06/2020
Adam Blackstone Multi-faceted bass player, musician, Emmy nominated Music Director and Grammy award winning writer Adam Blackstone talks with Greg about how the pandemic has impacted the music industry, his passion for the behind-the-scenes musical process, his time at University of the Arts and how he met The Roots, working with Kanye, Jay-Z, and Dave Chappelle's block party, his philosophy on excellence, the Sixers, and much more. Learn more about
info_outline Ernest Owens (Award-Winning Journalist) 06/24/2020
Ernest Owens (Award-Winning Journalist) Award-winning journalist and Writer at Large for Philadelphia Magazine, Ernest Owens talks with Greg about how he experienced and handled racism as a kid, the intersectionality of being both black and gay, his philosophies on the redistribution of power, his most controversial articles, the Philly food scene, and much more. Learn more about Donate to Outro music by Dangerboy
info_outline Jimmy Shubert (Comedian) 05/22/2020
Jimmy Shubert (Comedian) A veteran of comedy, Jimmy Shubert talks with Greg about his new album , his early passion for magic, touring with Sam Kinison, his feelings about the evolution of the industry, his thoughts on Philly, and much more. Learn more about Use promo code "PHILLYFAMOUS" for 10% off Outro music by Dangerboy
info_outline Richard Weitz (Hollywood Agent) 05/13/2020
Richard Weitz (Hollywood Agent) One of the biggest and most respected agents in Hollywood, Richard Weitz talks with Greg about the origin and explosion of his Quarantunes Zoom parties, his love of and passion for entertainment, his approaches to work and life, his epic 50th birthday party, his Philly roots, and much more. Learn more about Use promo code "PHILLYFAMOUS" for 10% off
info_outline David Delooper (#30for30for30) 05/03/2020
David Delooper (#30for30for30) NBA superfan David Delooper talks with Greg about accomplishing his dream of going to 30 NBA games in 30 NBA cities in 30 days and getting on the Jumbotron every time, the cultural differences between soccer and basketball, and his love for Philly. Learn more about Use promo code "PHILLYFAMOUS" for 10% off
info_outline Vince Papale 04/11/2020
Vince Papale Philly and Eagles legend Vince Papale talks with Greg about his quarantine life, his son's NFL pursuit, the impact of Invincible on his life, his childhood and relationships with his parents, his love for Philly, and much more. Learn more about Use promo code "PHILLYFAMOUS" for 10% off
info_outline Eleanor Kerrigan 03/13/2020
Eleanor Kerrigan LA-based comedian hailing from South Philly, Eleanor Kerrigan talks with Greg about her wild childhood with 9 siblings, fighting, moving to LA, becoming a pro wrestler, her relationship with Andrew Dice Clay, her standup career, and much more. She has stories for days! Keep up with Learn more about
info_outline Alan "Sixth Man" Horwitz 03/05/2020
Alan "Sixth Man" Horwitz Alan "Sixth Man" Horwitz talks with Greg about growing up poor and becoming an entrepreneur at the age of 10, the roots and growth of Campus Apartments, going to Overbrook High School and idolizing Wilt Chamberlain, his unique love for the Sixers, his relationship with Philly, and much more. Learn more about Get involved with
info_outline Ryan Press 02/09/2020
Ryan Press President of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, Ryan Press talks with Greg about growing up in Philly while his father was in the Temptations, his transition from basketball to music, how he built relationships with artists, his journey to this point in his career, and much more. More from Philly Famous @ Get 10% off Soothe CBD products by using the promo code PHILLYFAMOUS @
info_outline Ed Glavin (Executive Producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show) 01/23/2020
Ed Glavin (Executive Producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show) Executive Producer of Ellen, Ed Glavin talks with Greg about interning at KYW during Live Aid, working in college as a car detailer, not missing a day of work in nearly 30 years, his unlikely professional path, the life of working on the show, his Philly roots and his passion for Philly sports, and much more. More from Philly Famous @ Get 10% off Soothe CBD products by using the promo code PHILLYFAMOUS @ Listen to
info_outline Colin Budny (Foxtrot & the Get Down) 01/10/2020
Colin Budny (Foxtrot & the Get Down) Front man for the bluesy rock band Foxtrot & the Get Down, Colin Budny talks with Greg about finding music at an early age but prioritizing sports first, the formation of the band and it's constant evolution, the grounding influence that Philly has on him, and so much more. Listen to More from Philly Famous @ Get 10% off Soothe CBD products by using the promo code PHILLYFAMOUS @
info_outline Shawn Gee 12/31/2019
Shawn Gee President of Live Nation Urban Shawn Gee talks with Greg about his time at Central High School, his journey from basketball to Wall Street to music, managing The Roots and Jill Scott, working with Kanye, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and J. Cole, moving to LA, his thoughts on the music industry and impacting culture, his relationship with Philly, and much more.
info_outline Eric Paschall and Damion Lee 12/20/2019
Eric Paschall and Damion Lee Teammates on the Golden State Warriors, Eric Paschall and Damion Lee talk with Greg about their mutual friends and experiences, their time playing college ball in Philly, each of their NBA paths, injuries, music, and much more.
info_outline Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 11/24/2019
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 2-time PIAA State champ, McDonald's All-American, Arizona Wildcat, and current Toronto Raptor, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson talks with Greg about growing up in Chester and the city's relationship with basketball, the formative people in his life, his college experience, draft night, his "welcome to the league" moments, the charter school he's planning to build in Chester, his thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Alvin Williams 11/16/2019
Alvin Williams Former 10 year NBA player and Villanova Hall of Famer, Alvin Williams talks with Greg about growing up in Philly, his lifelong friendships with other Philly greats, his time playing in Toronto, his thoughts on Philly, and so much more. In this episode you'll hear stories about Rasheed Wallace, Cuttino Mobley, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Charles Oakley, Steph Curry, and Bradley Cooper!
info_outline Avery Marz 09/16/2019
Avery Marz Stroke survivor, former Division I basketball player, and recipient of the 2018 Pat Summitt USWBA Most Courageous award, Avery Marz talks with Greg about the day that changed her life, her evolution of mindset, faith and identity, her journey to get back to the court, her thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Philly Freeway 08/27/2019
Philly Freeway Philly rap legend Freeway talks with Greg about being Muslim, his 4 year battle with kidney failure and the process of waiting for a transplant, how he's changed his lifestyle, the rap battle culture, his favorite cities to perform in, his relationship with Philly, and much more!
info_outline Harry Smith (Chairman & CEO of Smith Global Media) 07/10/2019
Harry Smith (Chairman & CEO of Smith Global Media) Chairman & CEO of Smith Global Media and younger brother of Will Smith, Harry Smith talks with Greg about the birth and growth of his company, his personal and professional evolution, the influence of his parents and his hometown, growing up in West Philly, he opinions about problem solving and the current generation of young people, and much more.
info_outline Cuttino "Cat" Mobley - Philly Famous in LA Edition 06/25/2019
Cuttino "Cat" Mobley - Philly Famous in LA Edition Former NBA player and current Big 3 Champion Cuttino "Cat" Mobley talks with Greg about 3 on 3 vs. 5 on 5, how is preps and treats his body, the NBA legends that mentored him as a rookie in the league, the misdiagnosed heart condition that ended his career in the league, his cannabis business ventures, his thoughts on Ben Simmons, his relationship with Philly, and much more.
info_outline Ari Weinstein (Entrepreneur and Tech Savant) 06/10/2019
Ari Weinstein (Entrepreneur and Tech Savant) Entrepreneur, software engineer, and co-founder of Workflow and DeskConnect, Ari Weinstein talks with Greg about living in Silicon Valley, learning HTML at age 7, Jailbreaking at age 13, his high school years, receiving the Thiel Fellowship, selling his apps, his relationship with Philly, and much more!
info_outline DJ Jazzy Jeff 05/31/2019
DJ Jazzy Jeff An award-winning record producer, world-renowned DJ, and comedic actor, Jeffrey Townes, better known as DJ Jazzy Jeff, talks with Greg about his yearly creative retreats, the current state of the music industry, his relationship with Will Smith, growing up in Philly, and so so so much more. This one was FUN!
info_outline Donn T (Singer, Songwriter, Label Owner, Author) 05/29/2019
Donn T (Singer, Songwriter, Label Owner, Author) A woman of many musical and creative talents, Donn T talks about her &More duo with Philly rapper Chill Moody, her approach to songwriting, her relationship with music, the highs and lows of her career, growing up in a family of esteemed musicians including her brother Questlove, performing in front of Michelle Obama, her thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Fly on the Wall - B-Ball Talk with Ari Rosenfeld 05/27/2019
Fly on the Wall - B-Ball Talk with Ari Rosenfeld For the first hour Greg talks with his long time friend and basketball savant Ari Rosenfeld about his NCAA-certified scouting service, Delaware Valley Hoops Report, the Philly grassroots basketball scene, and his basketball philosophy. The second hour contains an in-depth discussion about the NBA Finals, the pending free agency, and the upcoming NBA Draft that includes some prominent Philly prospects.
info_outline James Poyser of The Roots 05/21/2019
James Poyser of The Roots Multi-instumentalist, songwriter, record producer, and member of The Roots, James Poyser talks with Greg about his childhood in England and his move to Philly, growing up with a father as the pastor at a Pentecostal church, his breakthrough with Erykah Badu, teaming up with The Roots, playing in the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, what separates the truly great artists from the very good ones, the Sixers, Will Smith, and much more.
info_outline Connor Barwin (NFL Linebacker, Former Eagle, Founder of Make the World Better Foundation) 05/17/2019
Connor Barwin (NFL Linebacker, Former Eagle, Founder of Make the World Better Foundation) All-Pro NFL linebacker and former Eagles great, Connor Barwin talks with Greg about his current free agency, the evolution of the NFL, why he made his home in Philly, his favorite relationships with former Eagles teammates, his Make the World Better Foundation and how he's changing public space in Philly, his experience playing two sports in college, growing up in Detroit, and much more.
info_outline Evan Ehlers (Founder of Sharing Excess) 04/27/2019
Evan Ehlers (Founder of Sharing Excess) Founder of the non profit organization Sharing Excess, Evan Ehlers talks with Greg about the day that changed his life, the startup incubator at Drexel University, the challenges of building an organization, this philosophies about company culture, the staggering truths about food insecurity, the many partnerships he has built in the city, his thoughts on Philly, and much more.