Historically Hip, the local history podcast from AccessNEPA.com and The Times-Tribune, just launched their third season with an episode that deals with presidential birthplaces. 

Historically Hip is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Castbox, Castro and Podfriend. 

Here is a list of the previous episodes – 

Special Episode – The Birthplaces of the Presidents of the United States

Episode 2.4 – A Spooky Good Time – Ghosts? Goblins? Aliens? Brian and Caitlin share spooky and unusual tales from across the region just in time for Halloween.

Episode 2.3 – She Persisted – Hosts Brian Fulton and Caitlin Heaney West take a look back at the passage of the 19th Amendment, the role Pennsylvania played in the suffrage movement and much more as the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.


The Hale-Bopp Comet high above the Nicholson Viaduct in March 1997. Times-Shamrock Archives

Episode 2.2 – Sky Racers – AccessNEPA.com’s Brian Fulton and Caitlin Heaney West take a look at the comets that have lit up the night sky across Northeast Pennsylvania and around the world and the sometimes unusual stories that went with them.

Episode 2.1 – The Everhart Museum –  We take a look at the history of the Everhart Museum in Scranton, including its busy dedication day, plus a look at other memorable moments from the last 112 years.

Episode 1.5 – Haunted Northeast Pennsylvania – Just in time for Halloween, Historically Hip takes you to some of Northeast Pennsylvania’s haunted spots for some spooky stories.

Episode 1.4 – Lackawanna Memories – Host Brian Fulton sits down with Scranton Times-Tribune columnist and editor Chris Kelly about the upcoming pictorial history book, “Lackawanna Memories.”


Illustration of the traveling pyrotechnic display, “The Last Days of Pompeii,” that visited Scranton in July 1891. The fireworks set off a fire at the Driving Park’s stables. If the flames weren’t down quickly, Scranton may have looked like Pompeii. TIMES-TRIBUNE ARCHIVES

Episode 1.3 – Summer 1891 – Our hosts take a look at how an entertainment extravaganza about ancient Pompeii threatened to destroy Scranton when a fire broke out at the city’s driving park. 

Episode 1.2 – January 1963 – Historically Hip travels to January 1963 to look at a tragedy that struck Nay Aug Park Zoo in Scranton. We’ll also look at the history of some local zoos and chat with the Take 2 movie bloggers about the new “Lion King” movie.

Episode 1.1 – July 1969 – This episode, we journey back to July 1969, when man first walked on the moon, and look at a local man – Glynn Lunney- who was in mission control at the time.