We were so excited to get to chat with the amazing Jim Mirkopoulos! Jim is VP of Cinespace Film Studios, North America's largest owner and operator of film, TV and digital media production space, liaising directly with the production heads of major Hollywood studios and Canada's leading production entities. Jim and his family are wonderful individuals as well as wonderful Greeks! Join us in hearing some amazing stories from the fantastic Jim Mirkopoulos!
We had the most amazing time speaking with the LEGENDARY John Kapelos! John was a major part of our pop culture upbringing and he is recognized around the world for the many, many roles he has played in iconic films and shows. There is no room to list them all but let's just say Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, Seinfeld, X Files, Home Improvement, Roxanne, and the list goes on and on and on. He is a treasure to the acting community and a treasure to our Greek community. Join us as we get to know the great John Kapelos!
What an amazing episode we have for you! Not only a fantastic guest but on Greek Independence Day as well! The one and only Costas Mandylor joins us for a chat on his life and career and what being Greek means to him. Two Americans, a Canadian, and an Australian come together to show how Greeks are all one!
George Kapiniaris is one of Australia's best loved comedy, music and TV stars - having had an incredible impact on Australian popular culture over the last thirty five years.
We had a great time hanging out with author, filmmaker, director, writer, and all-around levendi Dannis Koromilas. We learned some amazing facts about our Greek history and our people's plight, but still had a few laughs along the way. Sit back with us as we get to know Dannis!
What has this man NOT done? From the finance world to Netflix to author to speaker, Leon Logothetis has searched himself and traveled the world to bring a message of kindness and hope. Join us as we interview this special guest and learn so much more about him and ourselves!
Join us as we chat with the multi-talented and beautiful actress / singer / model / filmmaker Anna Rezan! Anna was born in Athens, Greece, to a lawyer, who wanted to become an actress and to a federal judge who wanted to become a director. She is of Greek American Jewish (from her maternal grandparents), Spanish, Polish, and Greek from Izmir and Crete descent. Rezan grew up in Athens, Greece and began acting as a child on the stage of a Club Med while on family vacation, where she made her stage debut in the hotel's theatrical(musical) shows. She appeared in many more productions through her early teens but at the age of 8 she had already decided that she wanted to make acting, her career.
Talk about a great episode! We had renaissance man Harry Sideropoulos all the way from South Africa. Harry is an award-winning stage actor, singer, voice-over artist, speaker, business man and foodie, celebrating over 20 years on stage. He started his public career many years ago on 94, 7 Highveld Stereo’s Rude Awakening Breakfast Show and soon became an integral part of the show for 6 successful years, before resigning to focus solely on his career on stage. Since then, Harry’s has performed and produced a multitude of shows in his home-town Johannesburg as well as frequent appearances in America and Canada. He loves comedy and loves to sing jazz and blues and is the recipient of 3 Naledi Theatre Awards with a further 2 Naledi Theatre Award nominations for his work on stage.
01/22/2021Dena Romios of Power Muse Productions
Dena Romios is the founder of Power Muse Productions, a Los Angeles based production company bringing Greek entertainment to the west coast since its launch in 2012. Power Muse Productions continues to bring Greece’s finest entertainers to the United States with their primary goal being to produce live performances spotlighting the most highly recognized performers in the Greek entertainment industry. Join us in getting to know more about Dena!
01/14/2021Ioannis "Johnny the Greek" Birmpilis
We hung out with the amazing and inspiring Johnny Birmpilis. After arriving in Toronto about a year ago, Johnny Birmpilis (5-0-0, 2KOs) has taken the Canadian middleweight division by storm, defeating domestic rivals Larone Whyte (4-3-0, 3KOs) and Justin Blades (3-2-0, 3KOs) to solidify his place in the Canadian fight scene.
01/10/2021Lyra Virtuoso Lazo Ioannidis
We sat with Lazo Ioannidis, a Lyra virtuoso with a profound love of the melodic sounds of this ancient instrument, who has played with people like Glykeria, Alkaios, Pavlo, and even on Eurovision, and has gained a following throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Join us as we chat with Lazo!
12/08/2020Opera / Classical Singer Stephanie Kacoyanis
The amazing and supremely talented singer Stephanie Kacoyanis joins us on Connecting Greeks to chat about her life & career, and what a career she has! A quick bio: Critically-acclaimed contralto Stephanie Kacoyanis has been praised for her “majestic tone” (ArtsFuse), “vocal brilliance” and "spiritually rich performance" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). She is gaining recognition as an accomplished interpreter of opera, oratorio, and contemporary repertoire. Most recently, Stephanie appeared as Queen Mary in the world premiere of Arnold Rosner's The Chronicle of Nine (Odyssey Opera) under the baton of Gil Rose. The Boston Globe described her performance as "the standout moment of the evening", and there's so much more! Please visit her links below:
11/26/2020Model / Actress/ TV Personality Patricia Kara
We got to hang out with the absolutely fun, lovely, and talented Patricia Kara. She's a proud Chicagoan who lives in LA and her career is quite fascinating. She has done way too much to list here, but visit her IMDb and you'll see a long list of amazing projects, from Deal or No Deal to film to magazine shoots to music videos, she's done it all. Grab a kafedaki and join us!
11/20/2020Singer & Songwriter Vassy!
This is a good one! The incredibly talented singer/songwriter Vassy is our guest this week and she was so fun to hang out with! We talk about life and growing up Greek and all the craziness of a Greek upbringing. Whether you're from the USA, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else, we all have so much in common. Join us as we get to know the amazing Vassy!
11/12/2020Eraklis & Vanessa Diamataris of ΕΘΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΡΥΞ
We had an amazing talk with the wonderful Eraklis & Vanessa Diamataris, publishers/editors of The National Herald and the long running ΕΘΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΡΥΞ newspapers, about their life, family, careers, and the important work they do for the Greek community. Please join us in learning more about this great brother/sister team!
11/02/2020Singer/Dancer/Performer Ariana Savalas
We had the absolute pleasure of spending time with the super talented and beautiful Ariana Savalas! She is the coolest person ever and we had a blast hanging out and chatting. Join us to learn more about the fabulous, funny, sexy, and very cool Ariana Savalas!
10/14/2020President/Producer Shelly Papadopoulos
We got a chance to sit down at the virtual Greek table with the wonderful Shelly Papadopoulos. Shelly is the President of the Greek Heritage Society of SoCal and is the Co-Executive Producer of the documentary "The New Greek Americans". Join us in getting to know this proponent of the Greek culture!
We had an amazing time interviewing world renowned guitarist / musician / songwriter Pavlo! He is an incredible guy who is very humble, down to earth, and insanely talented! Join us as we chat with and get to know the one and only Pavlo!
09/30/2020Chef/Donut Magnate Paul Delios
We have chef and donut king Paul Delios join us for a great chat. Paul's company - Kane's Donuts - is a staple in the greater Boston area for decades, and Paul has traveled the world as a renowned chef. Join us for the conversation!
09/23/2020"Chairman George" Sapounidis
The unique and talented and always entertaining "Chairman George" Sapounidis joins us for a chat and we get to learn more about his fascinating life as a singer/bouzouki player/songwriter/bandleader and his huge following in China! Join us!
09/16/2020Comedian/Writer Gus Constantellis
Watch as we hang out with rising young star Gus Constantellis. Not only is he a comedian, writer, and social media star, but he's also a proud Greek! Join us!
09/09/2020Filmmaker/Author Christos Sourligas
We got to spend some time with author, screenwriter, director, filmmaker, and all around renaissance man Christos Sourligas. This Greek-Canadian innovator talks to us about his life, being Greek, and his amazing Greek cookbook. Grab a kafedaki and join us!
09/02/2020Comedian Giorgos Xatzipavlou
Angelo Tsarouchas, Ari Kalos, & Foti Stamos interview the great Giorgos Xatzipavlou - comedian extraordinaire from Greece. He lets us know how things are in the motherland and we get some great insight from a true Greek! Join us as we get to know Giorgos Xatzipavlou!
08/26/2020Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing
Welcome to our second episode! Angelo Tsarouchas, along with Ari Kalos & Foti Stamos, welcome the one and only Christine Cushing. She is a Canadian celebrity chef and television host and we talk about Greek food, Greek travel, and all things pertaining to our Greek lives! Join us as we get to know more about the fabulous Christine Cushing!