64 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.

    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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    • 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
    Richard Weitz (Hollywood Agent)

    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.
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    • 56 min
    David Delooper (#30for30for30)

    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.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

AJR 1630 ,

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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