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.

We kick off a new year by talking about climate change, science, as well as storytelling. Climate change is a new subject for TheBurg in 2023, and we look forward to exploring the topic—on the podcast as well as in the magazine—through a special six-part series.


Special thanks to January podcast sponsor, Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg, announcing the grand opening of their Fleet Feet Harrisburg location in February 2023.


Guests include:


Greg Czarnecki, Director of Applied Climate Science for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. He explains how his mom influenced his career in climate science (really!), and explains how each one of us has the ability to impact climate change. We look forward to weaving climate change guests into TheBurg Podcast throughout 2023, in conjunction with TheBurg magazine’s 6-part climate change series.


Jessica Rudy, Director of Marketing & Group Sales for Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater. She describes the incredible significance and impact of filmmaker Ken Burns’ 40-year body of work—because the first-ever Ken Burns Film Festival will be held in Gettysburg this February.

John Maietta, who has segued into a thriving career as a speaker/presenter. He’s mastered a plethora of history and pop culture topics—at the age of 72. On the podcast, he evens talks about his brush with “Jeopardy” fame.


On this month’s “Most Harrisburg Thing” by Lawrance Binda, publisher/editor of TheBurg: Harrisburg’s newly-elected state lawmakers are marking a milestone in diversity.


And special thanks to you, our listeners! We are excited to announce that podcast listenership continues to grow, as we recorded the highest number of downloads in the history of the podcast in 2022. As we grow, we’d like to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please participate in TheBurg Podcast’s listener survey, and you’ll be in the running for a swell Burg prize pack. (One winner will be randomly selected from all completed responses, with the winner notified by email on February 1, 2023.)


Backstories that coordinate with this episode include:

Change Agent | Saluting America’s Storyteller | Past Life


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.


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



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