66 episodes

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.

Philly Famous Podcas‪t‬ Greg Holdsman

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

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.

    Darrell Alston (CEO of Bungee Brand)

    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.
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Raheem Islam Jr. (Owner of Cherish Philly)

    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, Cherish Philly located at 7060 Germantown Ave, Philly PA 19119

    • 37 min
    Cole Brown (Author of Greyboy)

    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.
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    • 56 min
    Adam Blackstone

    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.



     
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    • 57 min
    Ernest Owens (Award-Winning Journalist)

    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.
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    Outro music by Dangerboy

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jimmy Shubert (Comedian)

    Jimmy Shubert (Comedian)

    A veteran of comedy, Jimmy Shubert talks with Greg about his new album Zero Tolerance, his early passion for magic, touring with Sam Kinison, his feelings about the evolution of the industry, his thoughts on Philly, and much more. 
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

MT Staci ,

Great Philly stories

I’ve listened for a long time and have heard Greg’s style developed over the year. He is doing a great job finding people connected to Philly that you might not originally think of. His interview style is improving with each guest. I’ve enjoyed getting to hear his guests and their link to Philly. Love the ending questions best Philly Cheesesteak (Lee’s for me ). and who would you like to meet. Keep up the good work.

lenmy4196 ,

Amazing

Keep up the great work

DV123$ ,

Diverse & Engaging

Greg and notable guests cover a range of important issues and topics that are central to the greater Philadelphia community. The podcast’s conversational style/flow blended with Greg’s inquisitive remarks keep listeners engaged with each question.

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