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Luzerne County Historical Society Director of Operations and Programs and Museum Curator, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Wilkes-Barre Area School District Social Studies teacher and former Luzerne County Historical Society board member, Michael Ward, discuss some well known and never heard of topics about the rich and full history of Luzerne County. Become a Patron! https://patron.podbean.com/firesidehistory Shop on Amazon https://amzn.to/3wruyRn
 
We are crossing borders to new perspectives. My family, including my husband and my two boys, moved from Southern California to Luzern, Switzerland, in the late summer of 2021. As we embark on this voyage zusammen ( together), I will share the experience of learning a new language, adapting to a new culture, and trying new things. You will learn how to: • Reframe to a growth mindset • Develop new neural pathways and increase brain plasticity • Lean into your strengths and build resilience du ...
 
Hey there! I’m Murf Meyer. I’m a comedian, former heroin addict, current alcoholic, and the host of Self-Medicated: Weekly Dose—a podcast about drugs and the people who use them. This program is inspired by the Harm Reduction movement, informed by my personal experience using all sorts of drugs for damn near 30 years, and enlightened by my special guests. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Become a member on Patreon for exclusive content! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Don't put your Christmas sweaters away just yet. In season 2 episode 10 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr., and Michael Ward borrow Santa's sleigh and travel through time to learn about Christmas throughout history. Beginning in the late 1700's all the way up to the present, Mark and Mike talk…
 
This week I've got the wildly talented actress Mirai on the program! Join us as we discuss Cocaine Bear, the foaminess of beer balls, and the dangers of shooting up with an empty syringe. Follow Mirai @hi.mirai on Instagram HERE. Thanks so much for tuning in to the Weekly Dose podcast! Stay dialed in: LISTEN to new eps every Wednesday - https://wee…
 
This week I'm answering questions from listeners! Thanks so much for tuning in to the Weekly Dose podcast! Stay dialed in: LISTEN to new eps every Wednesday - https://weeklydose.link/listen SUBSCRIBE to the YouTube channel - https://weeklydose.link/subscribe FOLLOW me on Instagram - https://weeklydose.link/social PEEP harm reduction resources - htt…
 
This week I've got comedian, writer, and my favorite goddamn person in the world making her second appearance on the program... that's right, Diana Kolsky is back! Join us as we take a psychedelic peek through the looking glass at the British royal family, blow lines of coke in a Lowe's display shed, and recast James Lipton for a very special Insid…
 
Learn about the best clean skin care products, collagen peptides and how to keep your skin hydrated all season long. Guest: Emily Doster, RN, esthetic registered nurse and medical esthetician with LVPG Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–1243, discusses skin care with Mike and Steph from B104. Chapters: · 00:01 - Intro · 1:46 - Do I need a skin care…
 
This week I've got my dear friend and Pennsylvania Coal Country brother Tim Casey on the program! Join us as we show solidarity for my old little league teammate who was recently charged with DDRD, razz our local law enforcement after they come down with yet another case of fentanyl fever, and triple down on the ol' jazz cabbage, all while having a…
 
Learn how to maintain mental and emotional wellness all winter long. We’ll talk about seasonal affective disorder, signs you may have a vitamin D deficiency, resetting your circadian rhythm and how mindfulness and light therapy may help. You can beat the “winter blues” and find a treatment plan that works for you. Guests: Susan Wiley, MD, psychiatr…
 
This week my guest is off the charts! Who are we talking about here? They're an exceptional comedian, and an even better human being, it's Lou Gonzalez! Join us as we explain social media to the uninitiated (me), get hot & bothered fantasizing about Dick Cheney's lizard jowls, and eat some heavenly ice cream scooped by Prince. Follow Lou on Instagr…
 
This week from Portland, Oregon, I’ve got harm reduction advocate and the Drug Users Health Services Program Supervisor from Outside In, Haven Wheelock! Join us as we take a trip down livestream (memory) lane, celebrate the passage of Measure 110 in Oregon, and fondly recall the sharp discomfort you get from snorting Pixy Stix. Please consider dona…
 
Holy hell, this week I’ve got my old pal and collaborator Chris Gethard on the program! Join a couple of veteran ramblers as we unpack some of the nuance surrounding antidepressants, expose the CIA as the filthy cocaine cartel that they truly are, and preach bottom-up over top-down all day. Listen to Gethard’s hit podcast Beautiful Anonymous HERE, …
 
Dust off the record player, because on season 2 episode 9 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti Jr. and Michael Ward will be making you nostalgic for hits from the past. From Eddie Day and the Starfires or Eddie Day and TNT, Joe Nardone's All-Stars, The Buoys, Breaking Benjamin, and even WARM 590, Mar…
 
This week I've got one of my favorite comics about town on the program, Kenice Mobley! Join us as we shit on Matthew Perry for shitting on Keanu Reeves, mull over the logistics of surgeons smoking weed in the operating room, and have a spirited discussion about a funky futuristic vaccine! CLICK HERE to snag Kenice's debut comedy album, Follow Up Qu…
 
Learn what happens during each menstrual cycle phase and the effects they have on your mind and body. Your period is a monthly health check and just one piece of the puzzle as to why you’re feeling the way you are. On your period or not, every phase (before, during and after) impacts you. Guest: Julianna Grandinetti, PA-C, physician assistant with …
 
This week my guest is the incredibly hilarious comedian and podcast host, Sebastian Conelli! Join us as we unpack an outrageous international incident, learn how to say "suck my dick" in Russian, and get Michael Jordan's prediction on how long we're going to live. CLICK HERE to check out Sebastian's podcast, Loud About Nothing. Thanks so much for t…
 
My guest this week is the very funny comedian and top-shelf human being, Christi Chiello! Join us as we trade edible overdose stories, perform our hot new single (currently at the top of the charts), and launch an extremely niche Saved by the Bell podcast. CLICK HERE to follow Christi on Instagram, and CLICK HERE to learn more about the LaughtHER C…
 
My guest on this one is not only an accomplished writer/performer, he's also a dear friend of mine, it's comedian Lucas Hazlett! Join us two old coots as we gallivant across the political spectrum, plumb the depths of solipsism in search of sensible marijuana policy, and rewrite Coppola's 1979 epic Apocalypse Now on the fly. CLICK HERE to follow Lu…
 
This week my guest is legendary punk musician, Mikey Erg! Join us as we lampoon the sensational media coverage surrounding celebrity overdose deaths, discuss the need for fentanyl test strips, and celebrate the talents of La Toya Jackson. CLICK HERE to get Mikey's dynamite new album, Love at Leeds. Thanks for tuning in to Weekly Dose, here's how to…
 
Dim the lights and gather 'round the fire as Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward tell some of the darker stories of Wyoming Valley history. In season 2 episode 8, Mark and Mike talk about a massacre in 1763, an axe murder in West Pittston, the hauntings of the Augustus Lanning and Smurl homes, and the legend of the Suscon Screamer. Thank you to the…
 
Here it is... the very first episode of the Weekly Dose podcast! And who's the first guest? It's my incredibly talented and hilarious wife, Diana Kolsky! Join us as we mock all the fentanyl fear-mongering we've seen during this Halloween season, expose Danny Elfman's filthy lies, and react to some top-shelf listener voicemails. I also go on record …
 
Hey there! I’m Murf Meyer. I’m a comedian, former heroin addict, current alcoholic, and the host of Self-Medicated: Weekly Dose—a podcast all about drugs and the people who use them. It's a dynamite new program that’s inspired by the Harm Reduction movement, informed by my personal experience using all sorts of drugs for damn near 30 years, and enl…
 
Ever wonder where the city got the name, Wilkes-Barré? Who is the Franklin from Franklin Street? A late night talk show poked fun at Forty Fort, did you know the origins? What's Daniel Edwards connection to the westside? In episode 7 "What's In A Name?" of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and M…
 
Eric Wilson, MD, vascular and endovascular surgeon with Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute joins Mike and Steph from B104 to talk about spider and varicose veins. Find out what causes these types of veins and treatment options available to help you feel better in your skin. Visit LVHN.org/vein to learn more.…
 
Hop on the bus and head in to town with Mark Riccetti, Jr., and Michael Ward in season 2 episode 6 of Fireside History Presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society! Mark and Mike get nostalgic about some of the downtown Wilkes-Barre stores of the past such as, Lazarus, Pomeroy's, Fowler, Dick, & Walker, and Percy Brown's. This will surely bri…
 
Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward return to the Giant's Despair Hill Climb for part 2 of "Bringing the Giant to Its Knees". In this episode of Fireside History Presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark and Mike talk about how the underground mine fire effected the race, the decline in popularity during the 1960's, how Oscar Koveles…
 
Krystal Trinkle, CRNP, with LVPG Pediatrics–Pennsburg joins Mike and Steph from B104 to talk about summertime safety for kids. Get all the “deets” on bug spray, sunscreen and screen time so you and your kids can have best (and safest) summer yet Visit LVHN.org/children to learn more. You can also check out our Because They’re Kids: Virtual Info Ses…
 
In part 1, Mark Riccetti, Jr., and Michael Ward talked about the build up of Hurricane Agnes and devastation that hit Luzerne County on June 23, 1972. Fireside History Season 2 Episode 4 "Agnes at 50: Part 2" goes over what came next. From cleaning the mud, living in a trailer, the Flood Recovery Task Force, and the long term impact the flood had o…
 
June 23, 1972, is a day that many residents of the Wyoming Valley have burned into their memories. People evacuated, water rushed the streets, homes and businesses disappeared, and life was never the same. In episode 4 of season 2, Mark Riccetti, Jr., and Michael Ward take us on a journey of events leading up to and a timeline breakdown of what hap…
 
One of the world's most famous opera singers grew up on South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre. She wasn't famous for being a good opera singer, however. In season 2 episode 3 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward discuss the life and legacy of Florence Foster Jenkins. Hear an act…
 
In episode 2 of season 2 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward talk about how the ship of dreams became a nightmare for passengers with a Luzerne County connection. The Thomas's, the Frauenthal's, and a newlywed couple were on their way to Wilkes-Barre when the R.M.S. Titanic hit…
 
Everyone knows Mr. Peanut. But, did you know Mr. Peanut was born in Wilkes-Barre? From a small cart on Public Square to the global brand it is now, Planters Peanuts owes its success to an Italian immigrant who came to Luzerne County. Join Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward by the fireside and listen to the season 2 premiere, "The Nutty World of Am…
 
One year since the first episode, Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society is going strong. In episode 12, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward talk about influential African Americans and their contributions to the Wyoming Valley. Hear the stories of American Revolutionary soldier Gershom Prince, businessman Samuel Wright…
 
For miners, sometimes going down the mineshaft meant, they were not coming back. In episode 11 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward talk about disasters in the Twin Shafts, Avondale, Sheppton, and Baltimore mines.By Luzerne County Historical Society
 
Did you ever play at Hollenback Golf Course? Have you ever driven down Dorrance Street in Kingston? Do you know the story of the NEPA version of Ben Franklin? We have all heard the stories about the Fell House. In this episode of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward discuss Matthia…
 
Terry Burger, Director of Infection Prevention at Lehigh Valley Health Network, joins Mike and Steph from B104 to talk about how you and your family can stay healthy during this holiday season. Learn how to safely gather with family and friends, the difference between a cold, the flu and COVID-19 and when you should be tested for COVID and the flu.…
 
In Episode 9 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward discuss how Luzerne County prepared for WWI. From the fears of the residents in Luzerne County to the outpouring of patriotism, issues from a war across an ocean, were right here in our own backyard.…
 
In Episode 8 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr. and Michael Ward discuss some of the most famous breweries in Luzerne County. From Stegmaier to Lion to Bartel’s to E. Robinson’s Sons and current local craft breweries, you will be taken on a historical beer tour of Luzerne County. As Ben Frankl…
 
Ranju Gupta, MD, oncologist with Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute joins Mike and Steph from B104 to talk about what women really need to know about breast cancer. Learn when you should begin regular mammogram screenings, what signs and symptoms to watch for and how new advances in imaging are helping diagnose breast cancer earlier than ever.…
 
Do you have memories of going to Hanson's Amusement Park in the summer? Did you ride the Laurel Line up to Rocky Glen Park? Can you remember the name of the garbage eating pig from Angela Park? Was attending shows at San Souci Park part of your teen years? If so, Episode 7 of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society is fo…
 
Andrew Shoemaker, MD, and Emily Brophy, MD, with LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology, join Mike and Steph from B104 to talk about why women shouldn’t be skipping their yearly gynecology exam. Learn about everything from PMS to menopause in episode 10 of The Healthiest You Podcast.By Lehigh Valley Health Network
 
The Giants Despair Hillclimb has been a tradition in Luzerne County for over 100 years. Do you know when it was started? Have you heard about some of the best drivers from all over the world that competed in the race? Ever been curious as to how the hill got the the name "Giants Despair"? In this episode of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne…
 
A battle of the American Revolution was fought in Luzerne County. In a place that many of us have gone by hundreds of times in our lives. On this episode of Fireside History presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society, Mark Riccetti, Jr., and Michael Ward, discuss the days leading up to and the massacre that was the Battle of Wyoming.…
 
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