Philadelphia is no stranger to high-quality podcasts. Whether it’s about the untold stories in sports, horror stories of the business world or the latest in celebrity gossip, your everyday listening needs are sure to be met. Here, we’ve put together a list of some popular local podcasts you need to add to your queue right now.
If you’re looking to belly laugh, then Preston and Steve’s Daily Podcast is just for you. The Preston and Steve Show is a popular morning comedy and variety show at 93.3 WMMR-FM featuring radio personalities Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison. It later transforms into a daily podcast, so that fans of the morning show can listen to the crew whenever they want. Each episode includes celebrity interviews, celebrity impersonations, unusual news stories, a ton of running gags (gadzooks anyone?) and hilarious conversations. wmmr.com
Designer Gabrielle Mandel’s weekly podcast brings honesty, vulnerability, and inspiration to the table as she invites guests to talk about the ups and downs of running a creative business. Each episode features guests from different areas of the industry, all of whom tell listeners a refreshing, cringeworthy and sometimes heartbreaking story of how they’ve found their way into the business world. So far, she has conversed with Antoinette Marie Johnson of Cohere and Pia Panaligan of Senpai + Kohai and the Humanitas Movement. supraendura.com
Philly definitely has no shortage of sports-related podcasts, but KYW Newsradio introduced a new one in March that moves away from traditional game recaps. Hosted by sports anchor and reporter Matt Leon, the podcast looks into the untold stories of Philadelphia’s sports scene with notable coaches, players, and broadcasters. Whether you relive the days of broadcasting the 76ers games courtside with Marc Zumoff or discover the reason why Soul’s quarterback Dan Raudabaugh loves arena football, Leon gives an open, hilarious and in-depth conversation with some of the best. kywnewsradio.radio.com
It’s time to take a sneak peek into some creative minds of Philly. In each episode, host and popular photo-blogger Conrad Brenner interviews different guests, like street artists, local business owners, activists, and politicians. In the past, he has interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and architecture critic for the Inquirer Inga Saffron, as well as poet laureate of Philadelphia Raquel Salas Rivera. The podcast covers everything from their successes to the advice they’d give and their journey to where they are today. Most recently, he has interviewed Councilmember-elect Jamie Gauthier, who had a historic win in Philly’s third district against a 27-year incumbent in May 2019. They talk about her life, her journey to the City Council seat and what she plans to do for the future of Philadelphia. streetsdept.com,
Ever wondered about the secret lives of radio personalities? DJs John DeBella, Debbi Carlton, Andre Gardner and more at Philly radio station 102.9 WMGK share personal stories ranging from out-of-this-world encounters with famous musicians to why they became a radio host. Experience stories like the time Ringo Starr burped in Dave Gibson’s ear and the moment when Andre Gardner tricked the entire region that the radio station decided to play “soft rock” music only. There are even exclusive interviews with VIPs that are knee-deep into the music scene, such as famous rock photographer Peter Max and musician, composer and singer-songwriter Nancy Wilson, who is known for her band Heart. wmgk.com
The popular interview podcast has quickly become a local favorite with over 10,000 streams and a five-star rating on iTunes. Host Kevin Chemidlin set out on a mission to learn about the movers and shakers of Philly who have helped shape the city’s future for the better in 2018. The best thing about this podcast is its positivity and focus on local pride. Past lineups include Founder of Philly Music Fest Greg Seltzer, La Colombe Founder Todd Carmichael and Mike Solomonov. podphillywho.com
Photography by: From top to bottom: The Preston & Steve Show, Courtesy of Chorus Photography; Supra Endura, Courtesy of Gabrielle Mandel; Matt Leon, Courtesy of Holli Stephens; Streets Department, Courtest of Kelly Smith; On the Record, Courtesy of Chorus Photography; Philly Who, Courtesy of Kevin Kilkenny