Philly Famous Podcast
Step into the Minds of Philly's Most Dynamic Creators and Leaders
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.
info_outline Brandon Bahr (Cofounder of Soothe CBD) 04/13/2019
Brandon Bahr (Cofounder of Soothe CBD) Cofounder of Soothe CBD, Brandon Bahr talks with Greg about the many companies he's already founded, his introduction to entrepreneurship, the birth of Soothe and the history of CBD, the science behind their production, what their products have done to change people's lives, how to maintain the early success, his relationship with Philly, his admiration of Gritty, and so much
info_outline Julian King (Contestant on The Voice, Recording Artist) 03/22/2019
Julian King (Contestant on The Voice, Recording Artist) A member of Team John Legend on Season 16 of NBC's "The Voice", Julian King talks with Greg about his audition, his identity as an artist, the year he spent in China, his relationship with Philly, and much more.
info_outline Basketball Talk with John Salmons (Former NBA Player) 03/10/2019
Basketball Talk with John Salmons (Former NBA Player) In this basketball junkie episode, former NBA player and first ever recurring guest on Philly Famous, John Salmons talks to Greg about his playing days, his thoughts on the current state of the NBA and player empowerment, what he thinks Zion should do, predictions for the Sixers, and much more.
info_outline Frank Olivieri (Owner of Pat's King of Steaks) 03/07/2019
Frank Olivieri (Owner of Pat's King of Steaks) Owner of the world famous Pat's King of Steaks, Frank Olivieri gives the oral history of how his great uncle invented what we now know as the cheesesteak, then talks with Greg about the evolution of the business, his relationship with the other major steak houses, the most famous people to ever eat at Pat's, his Spread the Whiz Foundation, his thoughts on the evolution of Philly, and much more.
info_outline Emily Fazzini (Co-Founder of yomi bites) 02/13/2019
Emily Fazzini (Co-Founder of yomi bites) The brainchild behind the innovative new energy snack Yomi Bites, Emily talks with Greg about how she started experimenting with the creation of these bites in her college dorm room, the developments of her business within the last year, her partnership with her cousin and cofounder Brooke, how her collegiate basketball experience has impacted her entrepreneurial endeavors, her thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Tiffany Yau (Founder & CEO of Fulphil) - "Plug It" Edition 01/01/2019
Tiffany Yau (Founder & CEO of Fulphil) - "Plug It" Edition Founder and CEO of the social impact organization Fulphil, Tiffany Yau talks with Greg about her Asian-American background, her decision to change her focus from medicine to social entrepreneurship, the mission of her young organization, her view on how Millennials and Gen Z's are different from previous generations, her thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Jesse Biddle (Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves) 12/21/2018
Jesse Biddle (Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves) Mount Airy native and Middle Reliever for the Atlanta Braves, Jesse Biddle talks with Greg about his remarkable first year in the Big Leagues, overcoming adversity and terrible luck, moments of self-doubt, pivotal moments in his life, his thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Ryan Abe (Comedian/YouTube Star) 12/19/2018
Ryan Abe (Comedian/YouTube Star) Ryan Abe, known on the internet as RyansAverageLife, talks with Greg about the birth of his channel and his rise to 600,000 subscribers, how he makes money, the evolution of YouTube and social media, the impact of his mother's death, his thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Holdsman Hoop Talk #1 12/15/2018
Holdsman Hoop Talk #1 In the first ever edition of Holdsman Hoop Talk, Greg and his brother Danny discuss the unprecedented trade debacle between the Suns, Grizzlies, and Wizards, the current state of the Western Conference, their drastic disagreement about the quality of player that is Ben Simmons, and various other NBA topics.
info_outline "Fly on the Wall" Edition- Where do the Sixers fit in the East? 12/13/2018
"Fly on the Wall" Edition- Where do the Sixers fit in the East? Greg is joined by his brother Danny to talk about Joel Embiid's recent frustration, the Markelle Fultz saga, the new fit with Jimmy Butler, the pieces they need to add to be a real contender, and how many Sixers will make the All Star team.
info_outline Sara Lomax-Reese (President/CEO of WURD Radio, LLC) 12/11/2018
Sara Lomax-Reese (President/CEO of WURD Radio, LLC) President and CEO of WURD Radio, Sara Lomax-Reese talks with Greg about the emergence of podcasts and how they can coexist with radio, the uniqueness of WURD, some of the most pressing and hotly debated issues in our city and the media's role in fostering social change, what it's like to be Black, American, and a woman in 2018, the impact her iconic father Dr. Walter Lomax had on her, her thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Kenny Holdsman (President and CEO of Philadelphia Youth Basketball) 12/06/2018
Kenny Holdsman (President and CEO of Philadelphia Youth Basketball) Greg talks with his father and President/CEO of Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Kenny Holdsman, about one of the most formative moments in his adult life, why Philadelphia was in need of a holistic basketball-based youth development organization, how he and his team are raising $12 million to build a center, his experience with social entrepreneurship, his praises and critiques of Philly, and much more.
info_outline Will Toms (Cofounder of Rec Philly) 11/21/2018
Will Toms (Cofounder of Rec Philly) Cofounder of Rec Philly, Will Toms talks with Greg about why Philly needed a home for artists to connect, share resources, and build brands, the artistic-entrepreneurial collision, how he's learned to use various traumas from earlier in his life to empower himself, the cultural value of having cofounders from drastically different backgrounds, the difference in the young generation of leaders from previous generations, how Rec can be scaled and replicated in other cities, and much more.
info_outline Rob Lawless (Robs10kFriends) 11/18/2018
Rob Lawless (Robs10kFriends) Rob Lawless, a.k.a. Rob10k, talks with Greg about the what, why, and how of his project and mission to have a 1 hour conversation with 10,000 strangers, what he's learned about humans today, his opinions about social media, his thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Tony Chennault (Filmmaker/Philly Basketball Legend) 11/16/2018
Tony Chennault (Filmmaker/Philly Basketball Legend) Founder and Director of Oldhead: The Series Tony Chennault talks with Greg about his transition from basketball to film, when and why he lost his love for the game, why he doesn't want to be known for basketball, issues plaguing the inner city and what needs to change, what it was like guarding Kyrie, his love for Philly, and much more. We finish up with some NBA talk.
info_outline Shawn Smith (Philly's Next Great Rapper) 11/12/2018
Shawn Smith (Philly's Next Great Rapper) The pride of Southwest Philly, Shawn Smith (formerly known as Young Savage) talks with Greg about his motto and title of his most recent album “Sink or Swim”, his spirituality and the evolution of his music, the freestyles that made him “Philly Famous”, his creative process, the struggles, obstacles, and realities of black men and boys in Philly, what needs to change, and much more. This episode has so much rich content in it, and it picks up as the interview moves along.
info_outline Daralyse Lyons (Author/Speaker/Coach/Yogi/Actress) 11/09/2018
Daralyse Lyons (Author/Speaker/Coach/Yogi/Actress) Above anything else she is a storyteller. Daralyse Lyons talks with Greg about her love for creating alternative realities, how you can escape reality and find deeper truths at the same time, her personal narrative and its evolution, her Emotional Yoga technique, her bi-racial identity, her thoughts on Philly, and so much more.
info_outline Christopher Plant (Founder of Kismet Cowork) 11/06/2018
Christopher Plant (Founder of Kismet Cowork) Founder of Kismet, GreatPHL, and www.movetophilly.com, Christopher Plant talks with Greg about the growth and value of coworking, the daylong GreatPHL18 event series taking place on November 15th, his life experiences that have propelled him to creativity and innovation, and his thoughts on what in Philly should be celebrated and what should be revised.
info_outline "Fly on the Wall" Edition- Early NBA Talk 10/27/2018
"Fly on the Wall" Edition- Early NBA Talk Greg is joined by his brother Danny and friend Adam Levin-Epstein to discuss and debate all things NBA. Topics include: who is the second best team in the league? Who are our playoff locks? Most underrated League Pass team? Who will take home the MVP? The NBA would be better if...? Which NBA players would you want to help you pull off a heist? What NBA personalities would you choose to go on a cross country road trip with? And last, a one-season fantasy draft (let us know who picked the best team).
info_outline Anna Shoemaker (Singer-Songwriter)- Philly Famous "Plug It" Edition 10/17/2018
Anna Shoemaker (Singer-Songwriter)- Philly Famous "Plug It" Edition Singer-Songwriter Anna Shoemaker talks with Greg about her new EP "East Side", her creative process for songwriting, the importance of self-confidence for any artist, the current climate of the music industry for female artists, her thoughts on Philly, and much more.
info_outline Joey Crawford (NBA Referee) 09/18/2018
Joey Crawford (NBA Referee) Legendary NBA referee Joey Crawford talks with Greg about his life post retirement, his mindset while being on the court for some of the biggest NBA moments, his personal challenges including the infamous 2007 incident with Tim Duncan and how his life changed in the aftermath, his thoughts on the changing NBA, his on court relationship with players and coaches, and so much more.