Magazine-style news podcast that introduces you to the most fascinating people in Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania. Hear their authentic stories, straight from every month’s issue of TheBurg—with a different twist—on TheBurg Podcast. Because there’s always “more to the story.” Hosted by Karen Hendricks. TheBurg is a monthly community magazine devoted to PA news, business, art, culture, music, food, health, sports and more; Lawrance Binda, editor.

Harrisburg’s health, from head to toe: February’s guests explore health from lots of fascinating angles. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, we even talk about the heart of the city via residents’ healthy civic engagement.

Guests include:

·         Jelissa Gilmore explains how her women-focused fitness studio, FLY Fitness, is taking off—with a message that’s reaching and resonating with Black women.

·         Fred Joslyn talks about the expansion of Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg into a new Fleet Feet Harrisburg location, giving the small business owner a footprint across both shores of the Susquehanna.

·         Cindy Thomasson explains how a therapeutic ice skating program provides balance a strength—along with joy—to our local special needs population.

·         Plus Lawrance Binda, publisher/editor of TheBurg, shares his “most Harrisburg thing” for February and it ties right into Harrisburg’s community health.

Stay tuned for our bonus Valentine’s Day edition of TheBurg Podcast being released on February 14! “The Unsung Heroes of Harrisburg” is the culmination of a year-long project, as more than 25 of the past year’s guests reveal unsung heroes in their midst.

Backstories that coordinate with this episode include:

New Heights | Expanding their Footprints | Breaking the Ice |Harrisburg Native Robert Lawson Appointed to Fill Open City Council Seat


Special thanks to everyone who responded to our recent podcast survey! Congrats to lucky listener Shawn Westhafer whose name was drawn as the winner of some fabulous Burg swag. And special thanks as always to Harrisburg band YamYam for our podcast music.

TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by award-winning Harrisburg-area journalist Karen Hendricks. Visit her website and subscribe to her free monthly writer’s newsletter at


Every month, TheBurg Podcast expands stories from the pages of TheBurg magazine because “there’s always more to the story.” TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Lawrance Binda, publisher/editor. TheBurg Podcast has received three prestigious podcast journalism awards over the past two years, including First place, Excellence in Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 2021.


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