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Boston Greeks Podcast

Boston Greeks Podcast

By Ari Kalos

A podcast dedicated to the Greek community of Boston and beyond! With great guests, hottest music, events, news, and everything Greek, we aim to entertain and inform our community!
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Lou Charbonneau of Xenia Greek Hospitality

Boston Greeks PodcastMar 30, 2023

Lou Charbonneau of Xenia Greek Hospitality
Mar 30, 202328:30
Maria Behrakis

Maria Behrakis

Join us for a wonderful chat with the amazing Maria Behrakis. Maria is a first generation Greek American community activist focused on education and Greek-American philanthropy. A mother of three children, Maria, along with her husband, Drake, is active with the National Hellenic Society which is dedicated to perpetuating, celebrating and passing on our Hellenic heritage. She is also a member of Leadership 100, a Greek-American service organization committed to preserving Hellenism and Orthodoxy in America. Maria and Drake are active supporters of the Behrakis Family Endowment at Boston College which was founded in 2001 for the advancement of Hellenic Studies and the promotion of travel abroad to Greece.

Maria has served on the Board of Trustees of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki Greece since 2012. She is passionate about mental wellness efforts in school communities and instilling a focus on the whole student… mind, body and soul, and is actively involved in developing such a comprehensive program for the Anatolia community at all school levels.

In her previous professional career, she was with Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments (1990- 1997). Maria received a B.A in Economics with a minor in Computer Science from Brandeis University (1990). Maria enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, and traveling, especially to Greece!

Learn more about Anatolia College and the amazing programs it offers or contact Maria with any questions.

Mar 17, 202321:39
Psychiatrist Dr. Christoforos Iraklis Giakoumatos
Feb 13, 202332:20
Evan Turner of Xenia Greek Hospitality

Evan Turner of Xenia Greek Hospitality

Evan Turner, sommelier and wine director at Krasi Meze and Wine in Boston’s Back Bay, leads the largest all Greek wine list in the country. He is now leading the way in introducing New England to Greek wine.

Evan has recently been published in outlets such as Vinepair, Wine Enthusiast, USA Today 10 Best, Wine & Spirits, and Estiator. And Krasi has recently been listed as: one of the top 50 restaurants in Boston from Boston magazine (#16), one of the best wine bars in the Boston area from Eater Boston, one of 25 of the best restaurants in Boston right now from Time Out Boston, one of the best restaurants in Boston from Thrillist and was Time Out Boston's 2021 Love Local award winner which was the fan favorite pick of the city. 

Evan describes himself as “just a guy who was very lucky to live around the world, thanks to my stepfather who teaches English as a second language. We lived in Greece for about seven years and the nation captivated me immediately. I remember the very first meal I had in Greece down to who sat where. I ‘took to Greece like a duck to water,’ as my mom used to say.”

Turner worked in the restaurant business for several years as a bartender before becoming a sommelier. In 2005, he moved to Houston and worked his way up the Court of Master Sommeliers “until about 2008,” he says, when he decided Greek wine was it. He conceived and opened the popular Helen Greek Food and Wine — a James Beard semi-finalist — in Houston in 2015 before being offered the opportunity to run the wine program at Krasi. “I could not resist, so here I am,” he says. 

Evan is the most Greek non-Greek in the hospitality industry, extolling the virtues of Greek history and wine with the city of Boston and beyond. His Symposium Wednesday wine series at Krasi are always sold out and he is now deemed the Dionysus of Boston’s Back Bay. He says, “Greece created nearly everything we take for granted when it comes to winemaking and wine culture. Shoot, my job exists because of the Greeks. So, to promote and drink their wines is to wrap yourself in history and a part of our culture that is as important as any we hold dear.”

You can also watch and listen on the Boston Greeks & GreekAFRadio apps!

Dec 07, 202225:56
Demetri, Stefanos, & Brendan of Xenia Greek Hospitality
Nov 22, 202243:53
Spiro Pappadopoulos
Jul 02, 202233:48
Peter & Despina Sarianides of Theia Brands
Jun 28, 202226:39
Stephania Tsimikas
Jun 23, 202235:42
Demetri Tsolakis
Jun 13, 202242:23
Eleni Vidalis
Jan 23, 202238:17
Arthur "DJ Thrilla" Markos
Jan 06, 202245:37
News Anchor, Journalist, & Consultant Mike Nikitas
Dec 28, 202133:34
The Olive Tree Greek Education & Cultural Center
Dec 08, 202119:41
Alex Nirgianakis aka NRG formerly known as Efiologos
Dec 03, 202128:04
Frankie Stavrianopoulos
Nov 16, 202132:42
DJ Dimitri Soteropoulos
Nov 11, 202136:01
Taste & Art of Greece
Oct 29, 202125:15
Alpha Omega Council President Costa Sideridis
Oct 27, 202119:28
Theodora "Theo" Skeadas for Cambridge City Council
Oct 21, 202117:40
Ismini Soteropoulos
Mar 31, 202134:16
Boston Greek DJs Unite Part 2
Mar 09, 202101:38:28
Boston Greek DJs Reunion!

Boston Greek DJs Reunion!

One of the most exciting episodes we ever put out! The Boston Greek DJs from mid-90s to today! These guys put Boston on the map as a Greek night hot spot through some of the greatest times our community ever saw! Join Ari & Foti as they hang out with Peter Souhleris, Kosta Blathras, Chris Paragios, John Speridakos, Arthur Markos, George Kotzamanis, & Dimitri Soteropoulos!

Jan 30, 202101:57:47
Manny Frangiadakis

Manny Frangiadakis

Manny is the son of the founder of Costas Provisions, the largest privately-owned food distribution company in the northeast. Growing up in Westwood, MA, he spent summers and weekends learning every aspect of the business. As a member of the purchasing department, he specialized in following the oil markets and predicting market trends.

This interest in global markets and commodities trading led Manny to pursue a B.A. in Finance at Bryant University. After graduating, he began his career in wealth management at Morgan Stanley as an Assistant Financial Advisor, where he applied his financial expertise to working with family-owned businesses and high net worth individuals. In 2014, he co-founded Twelve Points, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm that assumes fiduciary responsibility. In February 2015, Manny became an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee, considered the gold standard for fiduciary care in the financial services industry. This enables him to put his clients’ needs first and create financial plans based on their own unique needs and values.

Independent-minded yet conservative, Manny believes you find the best value where others aren’t necessarily looking, and applies this to his work. He provides wealth advice to small business owners as the financial reporter for the Grecian Echoes radio program and has written for Restaurant Report, Restaurant Hospitality and Foodservice East.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, cooking, and spending time with friends and his big, loud Greek family. Manny is on the planning committee for the Community Servings annual Lifesavor Gala and is an avid supporter of the Best Buddies program, his alma mater and the football program at Bryant University. He currently resides in Boston.

Twelve Points Wealth Management

Jan 26, 202126:38
Tony Kariotis
Jan 20, 202155:51
Stratos Efthymiou
Jan 12, 202134:18
Eric Papachristos
Jan 04, 202152:12
Welcome to the premiere episode of Boston Greeks
Oct 21, 202024:39
The Boston Greeks Podcast Trailer

The Boston Greeks Podcast Trailer

We've been around the Greek scene of Boston for a long time. We were the first Greek social network, the first Greek app, the first Greek a lot of things! Now we're back to bring you a fun and entertaining streaming show all about the Greek community of Boston and beyond! Guests, music, events, and talk for our Greek community. There's been something missing and we're trying to bring it back - bring the Greekness back! Join us!

Oct 13, 202008:53