Greeks, the people, and the Greek community of Boston
Join us for a wonderful interview with a talented group of friends and business partners that are truly making waves in Boston. Demetri Tsolakis, Stefanos Oungrinis, and Brendan Pelley of Xenia Greek Hospitality sit with us to discuss how they came to be, where they are today, and what the future holds for this team that has created and is continually creating a fantastic Greek scene in Boston, and hopefully beyond!
Demetri, Stefanos, & Brendan of Xenia Greek Hospitality
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We hang out with restauranteur extraordinaire Spiro Pappadopoulos. Spiro grew up in Andover working in his family's restaurant while attending Andover High School. After attending Boston College, Spiro moved to New York City and dove into the restaurant business for seven years before moving back to Massachusetts.
Spiro Pappadopoulos
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Join us in learning about the incredible journey of Theia Brands founders Peter & Despina Sarianides. Their goal is to set the bar for a healthier, cleaner lifestyle. Their products are made with fresh, natural ingredients and they believe that their customers deserve a product that they can enjoy and feel good about serving to their families.
Peter & Despina Sarianides of Theia Brands
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We talk all things health and fitness with WBFF Pro competitor Stephania Tsimikas. We learn about her past, her life, her motivations, and how she became a pro athlete in the highly competitive world of strength training. Join us in getting to know Stephania!
Stephania Tsimikas
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We had the pleasure of catching up with the amazing Demetri Tsolakis. For those that don't know, his footprint in Boston began with Committee Ouzeri + Bar and has extended to fast-casual Greco, and, most recently, Krasi Meze & Wine. Except for the fact that each concept is rooted in Greek culture, they are all very distinct from one another, with almost zero menu overlap. If that link to Greek culture forms the fabric of the restaurants, it’s Tsolakis’s deft touch as a restaurateur along with his creativity and his passion for all things Greek that are the threads tying them all together.
Demetri Tsolakis
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We sit down and chat with the master of mortgages George Koutsos! George is known to be one of the premier mortgage consultants of the North Shore. A top loan officer with more than 28 years of experience in the industry, more than 8,000 closed loans under his belt, and the winner of numerous awards for excellence in his field, George has the tools and the ability to help his clients navigate the mortgage process. He particularly prides himself on building lifelong relationships with each borrower, and he aims to give the most personalized service possible, whenever possible. George is the Regional Vice President Loan Officer and Branch Manager at CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. George is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) and a Registered Mortgage Advisor (RMA). George has been ranked Top 1% Nationwide by Mortgage Executive Magazine consistently for 10+ years and was named Affiliate Member of the Year in 2016 by the North Shore Association of Realtors.
George Koutsos
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We loved chatting with the one and only Eleni Vidalis! Eleni is a Greek-American television host, producer, director, activist, and comedian. She is best known for hosting The Greek Program for 25 years, heading the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of New England, and hosting Boston's Greek Independence Day Parade. We discuss her journey and where she is today, so please join us in spending time with Eleni Vidalis!
Eleni Vidalis
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We got to catch up with an old friend and a pioneer of the Greek music scene that arose from Boston in the late 90s/early 00s - DJ THRILLA! Thrilla has had an interesting and diverse journey in music and we got to hear all about it on this episode of the Boston Greeks podcast. Join us!
Arthur "DJ Thrilla" Markos
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We had the privilege of chatting with long time news anchor, broadcaster, journalist, and media consultant Mike Nikitas. His history leading up to today has been truly fascinating, and the integrity, self-awareness, and knowledge he brings to the table is greatly appreciated! Join us as we get to know a little more about Mike Nikitas!
News Anchor, Journalist, & Consultant Mike Nikitas
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We had a great talk with Maria Lappas & Fay Katsanou, the founders and administrators of the wonderful Olive Tree Greek Education & Cultural Center. We learned more about the amazing program they are running for youth to learn about their culture, history, and language. Join us as we chat with Maria & Fay!
The Olive Tree Greek Education & Cultural Center
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We hung out with the one and only Alex "NRG" Nirgianakis to discuss his journey from hip hop fanboy to current "FIRST CLASS" Greek rap superstar! Join us on this journey with Alex!
Alex Nirgianakis aka NRG formerly known as Efiologos
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We hung out with one of the original kings of Boston nightlife - the one and only Frankie Stavrianopoulos! We discuss how he started out, the journey he took along the way, and what he's up to today. Join us as we chat with Frankie!
Frankie Stavrianopoulos
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We sat down with the one and only DJ Dimitri Soteropoulos. As one of the most in-demand wedding DJs around, we discussed the ins and outs of what goes into creating a successful wedding event, with tips and recommendations on how to make sure you are asking the right questions and hiring the right people. Although he is a DJ, he has wonderful insight into the entire process and offers great advice. Join us!
DJ Dimitri Soteropoulos
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We had the pleasure of chatting with a truly inspiring figure - the Alpha Omega Council President Costa Sideridis. Costa shared with us some great insight into the Alpha Omega Council and why it is such an important tool for our Hellenic community. We are absolute fans of Alpha Omega and this interview will inspire you to learn more about it! Yasou Costa!
Alpha Omega Council President Costa Sideridis
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Join us as we chat with Elaine Setas, founder of Taste and Art of Greece. Elaine runs the USA side of Taste and Art of Greece, also known as TAG. She started this business with her dear friend Stratis Vougioukas who was born and raised and still lives on the island of Lesvos where they met many years ago.  With the support of their families they have built this business on love, friendship, and a desire to share all the wonderful things about Greece and Greek culture with the world!
Taste & Art of Greece
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We had a great chat with a truly amazing woman - Theo Skeadas. Theo is running for Cambridge City Council and we couldn't be happier to support her in everything she does. She has the mind, motivation, and outlook that Cambridge needs for true change. Visit her site below to learn even more about her: votetheo.com
Theodora "Theo" Skeadas for Cambridge City Council
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We had a wonderful talk with Ismini Soteropoulos, MS, RDN, who is a dietician and nutritionist, about good habits to develop for health and wellness. We chat about proper diet, fasting, and of course wine, which is a topic close to our hearts! Join us in learning some great diet and health tips by the wonderful Ismini!
Ismini Soteropoulos
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We sit down for round 2 (or as we like to call it, "Greek DJs Unite 2 Electric Boogaloo!") of our Boston Greek DJ series and get a little more in depth with the history and stories that make up our panel of DJs - Peter Souhleris, Chris Paragios, John Speridakos, Arthur Markos, Dimitri Soteropoulos, and George Kotzamanis. It was an absolute pleasure to catch up with these guys and we think you will enjoy it as much as we did! Sit back, get your favorite mix queued up, and join us on episode 2 of our Greek DJ series on the Boston Greeks Podcast!
Boston Greek DJs Unite Part 2
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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!
Boston Greek DJ Reunion!
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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.
Manny Frangiadakis
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Tony Kariotis is a true renaissance man and he loves his work, which mostly revolves around his love of Greece and his pride in his Greek heritage. He is well known as the director of the Teddy K Classic, the largest Greek-American basketball tournament ever. Founded along with his family and named in honor of his late father, Teddy Kariotis, the tournament each year awards a scholarship from its proceeds to a deserving student. Tony is also the founder of Greece Media, a platform promoting Greece through various media, including film and photography produced by Kariotis himself. 
Tony Kariotis
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We had the absolute pleasure of speaking with the Consul General of Greece in Boston - Stratos Efthymiou. Stratos' prior roles as the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens and as diplomat at the Greek Embassies in Ankara and Moscow have solidified his comprehensive perspective on international affairs and Greece’s role within it. He is an impressive individual, but still very down to earth and takes the Greek community of Boston very seriously. Please join us as we get to know a little more about Stratos Efthymiou!
General Consul of Boston Stratos Efthimiou
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We had a great chat with the one and only Eric Papachristos of Trade, Porto, & Saloniki fame, among many other accomplishments. If you don't know, Eric is a self-made restaurateur whose interest in the hospitality industry formed at an early age. Although born in Boston, he spent the first nine years of his life in Thessaloniki, Greece—a formative experience that fostered his affinity for Mediterranean cuisine and his desire to bring people together over a good meal. Kick back and listen in as we chat with Eric Papachristos!
Eric Papachristos on Boston Greeks
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We're bringing the cool back to the Greek scene in Boston! Join us on this journey to elevate our culture the way we used to! Join Ari & Foti as they discuss the upcoming video show and podcast (and all new Boston Greeks app) for the Boston Greek community!
Welcome to the Boston Greeks Official Podcast!
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