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.

What do you love about the Burg?

That’s what we asked nearly all of our podcast guests over the past year. But—surprise, surprise—we saved the audio for this bonus Valentine’s Day episode.

Nearly 25 guests share their stories about Harrisburg and what makes this Pennsylvania city so livable—and lovable.

This special show is co-hosted by Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg; and Karen Hendricks, host of TheBurg Podcast.

Guests, sharing the love for Harrisburg, include:

  • Joe Arthur, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
  • Amie Bantz, Harrisburg-based artist
  • Linda Beck, Harrisburg, of Braver Angels
  • Karen Cotter of Better Angels
  • Sheila Dow-Ford, Impact Harrisburg
  • Dani Fresh, Harrisburg-based photojournalist
  • Phil George, area artist and radio personality
  • Cindy Gorski, Harrisburg Bicycle Club
  • Wendell Hoover, Iron Valley Real Estate
  • Andrea Karns, Karns Quality Foods
  • Peter Leonard, Little Amps Coffee
  • Sam Levine, Red Door Consignment Gallery
  • Blake Lynch, Harrisburg Bureau of Police
  • Bob MacGinnes, Bob’s Art Blog for TheBurg
  • Diane McCormick, Harrisburg, freelance writer for TheBurg
  • Jason Meckes, Visit Hershey and Harrisburg
  • Jennie O’Neill, Knead Slice Shop
  • Susan Ryder, freelance writer for TheBurg
  • Deb Schell, Harrisburg, freelance writer and photographer
  • Alice Anne Schwab, Susquehanna Art Museum
  • Angie & Trevor Spencer, Marathon Training Academy 

TheBurg Podcast introduces you to some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, through their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine--because there’s always “more to the story.”  TheBurg Podcast is released monthly on the second Friday of every month. It is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks.

Direct download: To_HBG_Love_TheBurg.mp3
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This year has been one for the record books.

It’s also been a year when many people have turned to books—for escape and education, insights and information.

But when you talk about the role books have played in our lives—especially during the past year—you find the conversation also touches on pandemic pivots, African American literature, Black-owned businesses and the role of libraries within communities.

The February episode of TheBurg Podcast pulls two people from the pages of our February magazine, to expand upon their stories, in their own words:

  • Karen Cullings, executive director of the Dauphin County Library System (from the magazine story “Pandemic Plot Twists”)
  • Stefan Hawkins, who recently launched two Black-owned businesses on Harrisburg’s Third Street, including Good Brotha’s Book Café (from the magazine story “Cup of Culture”)

Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, shares a positive, “developing” story, in this month’s “Most Harrisburg Thing.”

TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here. 

TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.

Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (

Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”  

Direct download: TheBurgPodcast_Feb2021.mp3
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