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Welcome to episode 30 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by the band Spud, a progressive Americana rock band out of Lehman, Pennsylvania. They will be releasing a new album in the upcoming months so we got into a little bit about that as well as how they started, what their lineup is […]

Welcome to episode 29 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by Damion Pick who served as the graphic designer for the Weekender from 2004-2006. For those of you who don’t know, the Weekender back in the day was THE BIBLE when it came to arts and entertainment in Northeastern, Pennsylvania. Not only was […]

Welcome to episode 28 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by Nick Duvall, owner and master craftsman at Duvall Leatherwork in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Before opening Duvall Leatherwork, Nick was also the frontman of the metal band, Cyphilis, later knows as Spitcan. The band was extremely popular in Northeastern, Pennsylvania and even caught the […]

Welcome to episode 27 of The Popko Project where I’m joined by Christina Romanchick aka Christina Dugan as I knew her at the Weekender. Christina served as the marketing associate for the Weekender from 2002 – 2005 (intern and full time). She was my boss when I was an intern and I’m thankful she left […]

Welcome to episode 26 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by Ben Travers. Ben is the owner and engineer at Astrology Days in downtown Wilkes-Barre, PA. Some people may know him from his time at the River Street Jazz Cafe, a top notch music venue in Plains, Pennsylvania. Others may know him as […]

***Disclaimer – none of the commentary in this podcast is in any way directed at the current staff or management team at the Times Leader Media Group*** Welcome to episode 25 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by Rich Howells who served as staff writer and editor of the Weekender. I always felt […]

Welcome to episode 24 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by Pat McGlynn and Stefan Ogonosky of the band Goodnight, Captain. They’ve been making music together for about 20 years now and will be releasing their new EP titled Departures on Friday, March 5th, available on all the streaming services. We talk about […]

Welcome to episode 23 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by the gentlemen from Violet Nine, a rock band based out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We discuss the release of their brand new single called “Grenade” which will be released on all streaming platforms on Friday, February 26th. Accompanying the new single is also […]

Welcome to episode 22 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by Matt Morgis, the YOUNGEST intern in Weekender history. Some could say he accomplished more as an intern than some of us full time players did. We talk about how and why he started an internship at the Weekender when he wasn’t even […]

Welcome to episode 21 of The Popko Project podcast where I’m joined by Frank Marcinkowski of the band Mellifluous. We talk about the release of their upcoming EP titled “Just High Enough” which is their first bit of recorded material. That will drop on February 25th on all streaming services and they are planning an […]


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